Developers About usCogress2018-12-05T16:29:40+00:00

The answer to your equity requirements
Simple. Bespoke. Innovative.

Since our company’s inception in 2014, we have underwritten more than £175 million, providing finance to over 50 projects with total Gross Development Value (GDV) in excess of £1 billion.

Our highly experienced team and our extensive knowledge in property development, development finance, portfolio management and law, is here to support you throughout the life-cycle of the development.

We are focused on establishing long-term relationships with like-minded professional developers and provide the relevant support to propel growth and achieve the desired results for all our partners.

Our Team

Tal Orly
CEO & Co-Founder

As the CEO and Co-Founder of Cogress, Tal has utilised his extensive experience in acquisition, development and resale in both the residential and commercial sectors. Drawing on his experience as a qualified lawyer and developer in London for over 25 years, Tal oversees the entire underwriting process as the head of Cogress’ investment committee.

Callum Ferguson
Head of Origination

As the Head of Origination at Cogress, Callum has extensive experience in the UK’s property market, spanning both the residential and commercial sectors. His market knowledge and background mean that he is well placed to source and structure joint ventures with all of Cogress’ potential partners. His analysis extends to all aspects of the development process from the Developer’s track record through to projected sales prices.

Daniel Levene
Head of Analysis

Daniel’s role as Head of Analysis is chiefly concerned with ensuring that Cogress’ due diligence process is best in class. Whilst he is also involved in business development, his main focus is on certifying that every opportunity Cogress present to investors is vetted to the highest degree. In addition he has oversight of any research Cogress undertake of articles published, ensuring that the thought leadership behind it is used to inform the Investment strategy and key terms of business. Prior to joining Cogress, Daniel was a management consultant at Accenture within their Capital Markets practice.

Omer Brakin
Head of Portfolio Management

As the Head of Portfolio Management team at Cogress, Omer’s experience is derived from his extensive career in the property sector. As a qualified lawyer, his legal background has given him the ability to quickly grasp and explain the complexities at all stages of Cogress’ property development initiatives.

Atalya Black
Development Originator

Having qualified as a chartered surveyor from Colliers International, Atalya brings with her a range of experience in Commercial Investments, Leasing, Professional Services and Valuations, focusing on London and its surrounds. As a development originator, Atalya specialises in sourcing the right deals, with the right developers in this ever-evolving and complex landscape.

Avi Miller
Investment Analyst

Avi joined the Analysis team in 2017 and enjoys analysing and modelling new development projects for Cogress’ investor community. His role also covers due diligence, market research and structuring development opportunities. He previously worked in M&A at Canaccord Genuity and The Valence Group where he gained experience in the deal cycle and financial analysis & modelling. Prior to this, Avi completed an MSci in Chemistry at Imperial College London.

Zahid Anwar
Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer at Cogress, Zahid has a wealth of experience in the property industry spanning 13 years. His strong financial background has been a driving force behind his establishment of an ethos of continuous healthy growth at Cogress, with a strategic approach to match.

David Shiel
Chief Marketing Officer

Lior has been the Marketing Director at Cogress since its successful inception in London. With his extensive marketing experience in technology-driven companies and knowledge of the digital and offline space, Lior is the strategic leader promoting the Cogress name amongst Developers and Investors alike.

Shelly Pratt
Legal Advisor

Shelly is an experienced and commercially astute qualified lawyer with an MBA from Bath University. Shelly possesses six years’ experience as a litigator, practising commercial and civil law and providing expert advice on legal and regulatory matters to Cogress’ internal and external client base.

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