Mert Zabci - Lending Director

Mert joined Alpha Property Lending in December 2021 as a Lending Director, responsible for originating and executing investment, development, bridging and mezzanine facilities. Given his previous roles as a Director in the Corporate Real Estate Finance team at RBS and subsequently, as an Investment Manager within the REF teams at Octopus and Puma Property Finance, Mert has a strong array of lending experience across care, hotel, industrial, office, residential, retail, PBSA and PRS sectors with a high street lender and alternative debt funds. He has also completed several student accommodation developments and investment facilities over the past few years in the South-East of England.

Before working in Real Estate Finance, Mert worked in distressed debt for several years, assisting borrowers back to a stable position through restructuring their debt and agreeing appropriate strategies. Mert entered the banking world after qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor with BNP Paribas Real Estate.

Mert is a keen rugby player who has gained ten international caps for Turkey and captained the national side. He was also a photojournalist in previous years, gaining NUJ accreditation.