An Expert Team 2018-11-14T11:00:40+00:00

An Expert Team.

Our multi-disciplinary team draw from their diverse backgrounds and extensive deal experience to ensure transactions are sourced, evaluated and executed in an effective and thorough manner. We are committed to offering our clients a professional and personalised service.

David Kaye
Chief Executive Officer

David graduated from Oxford with a degree in law and was called to the Bar in 2000. He practised as a barrister at a leading London set of chambers for five years, specialising in advising on a range of complex commercial legal issues with a particular focus on financial investments and real estate. He joined Shore Capital in January 2006 as Deputy General Counsel and in 2011 became Commercial Director and General Counsel for Shore Capital Group. In 2012 David was appointed CEO of the Asset Management division of Shore Capital and Puma Investments and became Co-CEO of Shore Capital Group in 2017.

Alice Myers
Director, Head of Property Finance & Construction

Alice graduated from Oxford University in 2000 and has 17 years’ international banking experience, starting as a graduate with the Bank of England, moving to work in credit/equity derivatives roles at Morgan Stanley and UFJ International, before moving to Bank of London and The Middle East (“BLME”) in 2008.
At BLME, as Head of Real Estate, she was responsible for developing a market-leading mid-ticket real estate business. Leading teams in the corporate and private client areas, Alice built a substantial book including development and investment lending in the residential, commercial, healthcare and student sectors in the UK.
With a clear specialism in development finance, Alice has been responsible for more than 100 transactions, ranging from £3m to £25m+, managing the full life cycle from origination to repayment.

Kevin Davidson
Director

Kevin brings more than 30 years’ lending experience and joins us after spending four years at Aeriance Investments, where he was an Executive Director and lead originator for their real estate debt platform. Prior to Aeriance, Kevin worked in a number of real estate finance roles at Situs, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Nationwide.

Tom Walsh
Head of Risk

Tom has been involved in Commercial Real Estate finance for over 25 years, both from an origination and a credit risk background. His most recent role was with Hudson Advisors UK as Head of Loan Asset Management where he had lead responsibility for the management and recovery of a large debt portfolio acquired by Lone Star from Anglo Irish Bank UK.  Prior to this role, Tom was Head of Credit Risk at Anglo Irish Bank UK for seven years.

Eliot Kaye
Director

Eliot joined Shore Capital in 2006 following seven years at leading city law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, where he advised on a substantial number of M&A and private equity deals, and was short-listed as a nominee for the Associate of the Year Award at the Legal Week Awards. Eliot has been involved in the management of all of the Puma VCTs, and has also been involved in the management of The Puma (II) Fund and St Peter Port Capital Limited. He is a member of the VCT Committee of the Association of Investment Companies, has represented the industry to HM Treasury and HMRC and is a regular writer and speaker on tax-efficient investing.

Tony Throp
Director

Prior to joining Shore Capital Group in 2012, Tony spent several years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in both the Debt Advisory and Corporate Finance team where he advised on over $20 billion of transactions, including the debt restructuring of Rusal, Samsonite and Fat Face.

Tony then joined the M&A division at RBS where he worked across a variety of sectors including retail, telecoms and utilities. Tony graduated with a first in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

Paul O’Kane
Senior Manager

Paul has over 15 years’ experience working in the finance industry. He spent four years at KPMG in their Corporate Finance Department where he focused on business cases and investment appraisals and also qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Paul then moved into banking where he focused on real estate lending across both the residential and commercial sectors, at Anglo Irish Bank, Ulster Bank and Lloyds Banking Group. At Lloyds, Paul was largely involved in the restructuring department, primarily focusing on distressed loans and the restructure of complex facilities of £100m+. Paul later moved back to the lending side, spending time in the Leveraged Finance Team at Lloyds, before joining a mezzanine finance fund in 2015 focusing on residential development funding in London and the south east of England.

Zoe Burtwistle
Associate

Zoe joined Puma in 2018 from Heritable Development Finance Ltd, focussing on residential-led development across the UK. Prior to this, she worked for JLL/King Sturge for five years where she qualified as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and focussed on valuation and residential development. Zoe is a graduate of the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.

Paul Murphy
Associate

Paul joined Puma Property Finance from Lendinvest where he worked as a Senior Financial Analyst for two years.  Prior to this, he was a consultant in PwC’s actuarial department where he spent four and a half years. Paul graduated from the University of Manchester in 2011, where he studied Mathematics.

Rocco Versace
Associate

Prior to joining Puma Property Finance, Rocco worked for Anacott Capital where he assisted in sourcing, underwriting and structuring both investment and development transactions. More recently, Rocco worked for Avamore Capital where he was involved in origination, underwriting and loan monitoring. Rocco joined Avamore at its inception and helped the principals to build a £40m loan book in less than two years. Rocco graduated from the European Business School, Regent’s University London, where he studied Global Banking and Finance.

Paul Frost
Chief Financial Officer

Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003, having graduated from Oxford University in 2000. He joined Shore Capital in September 2014 as CFO with responsibility for the financial oversight of the business, monitoring of business processes and controls, and financial review of investment opportunities. Prior to joining Shore Capital, Paul focused on the UK commercial property market through roles at BDO, SEGRO plc and Capita Real Estate.

Sam McArthur
Chief Operating Officer

Sam McArthur joined Shore Capital in January 2015 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Shore Capital, he was Managing Director of a multi-site wholesale and distribution business. Sam began his career at KBC Financial Products where he was responsible for European origination and structuring in the fund linked products business. Sam graduated with a first from the University of Birmingham and with distinction from ESCP Europe.

Chris Psathas
Deputy General Counsel

Chris advises the Shore Capital Group on its real estate development and investment debt facilities, with particular focus on assisting the asset management arm on the financing of its commercial and residential portfolios in Germany, and various entities managed by Shore Capital Group on real estate-backed investments in the UK. Prior to joining Shore Capital, Chris trained at Clifford Chance LLP, where he qualified into the Banking & Finance Department in 2011. Chris has a wide range of experience working on leveraged finance transactions, with particular focus on real estate finance.

Charlie Thorne
Group Legal Counsel

Charlie joined Puma Property Finance from Jones Day where she worked as an Associate in the banking and finance group.  She has experience acting for commercial banks, private equity funds and private companies on both investment and development transactions, principally in the real estate sector.

Prior to graduating from BPP Law School in London, Charlie studied Geography at the University of Cambridge.