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Chief Financial Officer

About the role

Fairfield Real Estate Finance was founded by Chris Wilson and Colin Duncan in May 2016 with the backing of Oaktree Capital Management.

On an exciting growth curve themselves, Fairfield aim to support experienced commercial property owners and developers to achieve their business plans and aspirations through the provision of senior and stretched senior debt.

They have a strong team of property lending professionals with significant experience in all sectors of the commercial property investment and development market and will fund property investments and developments located in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.

Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specialising in alternative investments, with $100 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2016. The firm emphasises an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans), control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 900 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide. 

The Opportunity:

Following a strong set of results and a view to strengthening the Leadership Team as the business expands, Fairfield are currently looking to hire a Chief Financial Officer to assist in their growth and scale-up plans.

The Chief Financial Officer position will be accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the Company, including the development of a financial and operational strategy and performance metrics tied to that strategy, in line with Chris and Colin’s vision and mission.

The successful individual will join the Leadership Team alongside Chris and Colin, and will have 3 direct reports: the Group Financial Controller, Compliance Manager and Office Manager.

Part of the ‘need’ for this hire is the on-going development and increasing complexity of the business and subsequent reporting, analysis and commercial decision making required. The added importance behind the recruitment is the longer-term growth plan and value proposition and therefore the improvement in systems, reporting, management information and processes that will provide the required platform for growth and scale.

This, combined with the attention from Oaktree, requires the successful individual to be strong technically with a strict attention to detail, as well as growth minded with a strong commercial aptitude.

FWB Park Brown are running an exclusive Search process to manage this recruitment with first interviews being carried out by Michael Dickson before formal interviews with the leadership team of Fairfield Real Estate.

A competitive package reflective of these responsibilities will be discussed with appropriate candidates.

For further information, a full Candidate Brochure and / or confidential conversation in regards to this opportunity or similar please contact Michael Dickson via or by phone 0131 539 7087.