About Us

About Us

We are a boutique advisory finance platform that specialises in structured property finance. We develop long-term client relationships by providing clear, concise and commercial advice. Our point of difference is our expertise and experience in not only structuring property finance, but also investing in transactions as principal investors and developers. Further, our team has huge experience in banking and legal systems and running successful businesses in property and other markets. From us, you can expect a high-performance service from a friendly and approachable team.

Founded in 2010, Hallcroft Finance provides full-service lending and investment advisory to property investors and developers throughout the United Kingdom. There is a range of options available so this can be a complex market, which is why a specialist real estate debt advisory like us can help. Hallcroft’s debt advisory team has many years experience as well as long-established relationships with the leading providers of commercial lending, including banks, specialist lenders and PE funds and access to equity investment via private investors and investment funds.

From the success of delivering the most appropriate funding package for our clients, we established the Hallcroft Mezzanine Fund in 2013. Our funds lends and invests with SME developers and we have continued to grow through forming strategic partnerships with our client base.

Our Team

The team has grown and built years of experience working in commercial lending, investment and legal sectors. Our multiple directors have sat on credit committees of lenders, invested equity as developers and arranged some of the most complex real estate debt/equity transactions. This ability to understand the full cycle of a transaction makes Hallcroft the best boutique company to meet client’s needs and requirements.

Adrian Cormican

Adrian’s entire career has centred around property development finance. Following university, he spent seven years with National Australia Bank Group and then joined the Dawney Day Group. It was here, in 2010, that Adrian decided to fulfil a lifetime’s ambition of starting his own business by forming Hallcroft Finance, a bespoke development finance brokerage. Although this was a particularly challenging time to start a debt funding business Adrian survived and thrived and the lessons learned during this period have made him stronger and wiser as a business leader. In addition, key relationships, with both clients and funders, were formed during these difficult times some of which remain as part of the wider Hallcroft Group stakeholder network.

Adrian owns and manages his own property investments and is keen to grow his portfolio through joint venture partnerships. He is also an active participant in the Hallcroft mezzanine business and is a member of the oversight board.

Outside Hallcroft, Adrian has a busy family life and spends a lot of his spare time, as a qualified football coach, supporting young children develop their life skills through football.

Martyn Pollock

Martyn graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2004 with an honour’s degree in law. During his professional career he specialised in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and Fund formation with UK Top 50 law firms McGrigors (now Pinsent Mason) and S J Berwin LLP. Martyn has always had entrepreneurial flair and he left the law profession to set up his own retail business which he subsequently expanded throughout London and into Manchester and Glasgow. With a love of property development, he directed his career into property development funding and, with his legal experience and the knowledge gained running his own business he set up a property fund for a boutique mid-market debt finance provider.

He joined Hallcroft in 2018 and co-founded the Hallcroft advisory business which he now runs as part of the wider Hallcroft Group. He has expert knowledge of the UK funding market which he uses to support, and give confidence to, clients in the delivery of their property projects. His legal and entrepreneurial expertise often means he can find workable solutions to the more complex property transactions. Martyn is a firm believer in getting things done!

Martyn is an active participant in the Hallcroft mezzanine business.

Ian Stockdale

Ian has a BA in Economic History from the University of Leeds and an MBA in Financial Services from Sheffield Hallam University. He had a career in banking for over 30 years, firstly with National Australia Bank Group, in a number of senior roles including that of Head of Corporate division in London with Clydesdale Bank. He also spent 2 years on secondment in Australia. After leaving National Australia Bank Group Ian was appointed Head of Corporate Banking at Danske Bank UK where he was able to further develop his property finance skills.

In a planned directional career change, Ian joined Hallcroft in 2014 to maximise his experience and expertise in structuring property development finance transactions through the application of his strong credit skills and the relationships formed throughout his career. He enjoys all aspects of property lending and was the founder of the Hallcroft mezzanine business where he sits as part of the oversight board.

Outside Hallcroft, Ian is a trustee and Honorary Treasurer of the Association Montessori Internationale and believes strongly in this form of education for young people. He enjoys travel and is learning Italian as he, his wife and family are regular visitors to that country. Golf remains Ian's life-long passion.

Raymond Sykes

Raymond is chairman of Seamill Private Investments Limited and an independent consultant at Weatherby’s Private Bank and Maven Capital Partners. He also holds several directorship roles in the property development financing sector. He is an active investor in residential property development and other forms of private equity. He is a non-executive director and board advisor and brings over 40 years of experience as a seasoned banker and financier to the board.

Between 2010 and 2014 Raymond was the managing director of Butterfield Private Bank in the UK and before this he developed his career with Clydesdale Bank over 30 years.
He provides the boards on which he sits with an independent perspective on strategy, funding matters, financing, and investor relations, drawing from his extensive career in banking and financial services, his network of contacts and his life experiences.

Through The Prince’s Trust, Raymond is a mentor to young entrepreneurs, and he is also a coach and mentor to several young and aspiring business executives.

Douglas Noble

Douglas is a lawyer by training and has spent most of his career in finance where he was responsible for creating and launching Bank of Scotland’s first-ever private banking operation.

Douglas is a highly experienced banker. He has been active in corporate banking, including property lending and start-ups and wealth management over three decades. This also included setting up and launching Adam & Company’s Aberdeen office, in addition to helping Barclays establish and consolidate their private banking and wealth business presence in Scotland. He has Chartered Banking Status and is Investment Qualified PCIAM.

Douglas is a keen sports fan and is a Director of a certain football club in Glasgow.