London – Trimont, the leading real estate debt management and loan service advisor has announced 10 new hires in its London office since the beginning of the year, taking the total number of staff in its European headquarters to over 30. The announcement includes three high-profile, director level roles with new UK Managing Director, Masako Trench joining from MSPA and Directors, Mark Burt, joining from Mount Street and Chiara Panzeri formerly head of Asset Management at Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies in Europe.

The business’ rapid expansion in Europe can be attributed to its unprecedented success over the past 12 months, particularly in its credit and asset management division. Trimont has developed technology in support of it loan servicing and credit management services. The technology advances allow Trimont to provide clients with live time data which has been critical during the Covid pandemic.

Bill Sexton, President, EMEA at Trimont commented: “We are delighted to welcome 10 new colleagues to our London team. In these unprecedented times, clients are looking for unconflicted, independent and truly global advice and our ability to provide this has been the catalyst for our tremendous growth in this period. Last year, there was a clamber for information, data and advice and our proactive approach has been key to supporting clients and pre-empting challenges whilst reinforcing our commitments to technology and data security.’’

Masako Trench, Managing Director, commented: ‘‘I am thrilled to be joining Trimont at such an exciting time of expansion in the EMEA region. For real estate as a whole, I think the next five years will bring more changes to the built environment than we have seen in the past 30 years and our goal is to be informed, knowledgeable and pro-active in the advice we give. I look forward to achieving further success for the business in 2021 and beyond.’’

Other appointments include two associate directors, two associates and three analysts who will be supporting the clients in the management of the Commercial Real Estate credit investments.

Bill Sexton adds: ‘’We continue to expand and expect to be adding to our team over the coming months. We have brought in people who have experience of working in a downturn and a deep understanding of performing and non-performing assets. Trimont has a dedicated retail and hospitality team and our expertise in these areas will be important as we ease out of lockdown restrictions.’’

A full list of new Trimont appointments below;

  • Masako Trench – Managing Director
  • Chiara Panzeri – Director
  • Mark Burt – Director
  • Meera Balachandra – Associate Director
  • Twinny Wan – Associate Director
  • Gowtham Ratnakurnar – Senior Associate
  • Teni Salam – Associate
  • Stephanie Michas – Analyst
  • Rasuni Karunaratne – Analyst
  • Olivia Israel - Analyst


About Trimont

Trimont ( specializes in the asset management of complex performing and non-performing credit on behalf of commercial real estate lenders and investors around the world. Trimont also provides loan servicing, facility and security agency, cash management, fund and asset level accounting, underwriting, due diligence and leading technologies such as TriviewSM, that empower clients to better evaluate and manage risk and return.

Over its 35-year history Trimont has managed more than $645 Billion of debt and equity investments into commercial real estate, comprising more than 26,400 assets managed in 66 countries. Trimont is highly rated by Standard & Poor's and Fitch, and reviewed by Kroll, and serves clients around the world from major offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City, London, New York and Sydney.