A highly experienced team

specialised in both national and international markets
Piers Beckwith

Piers Beckwith


Piers moved to Spain in 2019 after building successful residential development platforms in the UK, Ireland, USA and Spain. He is a director of Pacific Investments and Zorin Finance, a leading provider of alternative finance for UK property development. Piers qualified as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG in 2004.

Rory Buchanan

Rory Buchanan

Managing Director

Rory joined Xenia in 2017 and is responsible for the debt lending and jv equity businesses across Spain and Portugal. Rory has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and lived in the south of Spain for two years before completing an MSc in Real Estate at South Bank University, London.

Gonzalo Barrios

Gonzalo Barrios

Investment Director

Gonzalo has over 8 years’ experience in the Real Estate industry. He is responsible for sourcing and structuring new opportunities whilst maintaining client relations from the initial appraisal through to the end of the development. Before joining Xenia, Gonzalo was investment director at Stoneweg, leading its Alternative Debt Financing Strategy in Spain. Gonzalo holds a BBA from CUNEF and a Master in Corporate Finance, Institutions and Financial Markets in CUNEF.


Arturo De Fernando

Loan Originator Director

Arturo joins Xenia in March 2022 from Ibero Capital Management, where he was the director of alternative financing since 2018. Prior to Ibero, Arturo was the director of residential assets at Acciona Inmobiliaria, after his service to Sareb as part of the management launching team in 2013. From 2004 to 2012, Arturo was director at ING Real Estate Finance. Arturo holds a degree in business management from UCM.

Guillermo Coloma

Guillermo Coloma

Investment Associate

Guillermo joined Xenia in 2020. He has a considerable experience in real estate financing having spent 2 years at Colliers’ Corporate Finance team acting as the investment manager of Marathon AM´s debt fund in Spain. Previously, Guillermo was both a senior consultant in the Transaction Services department and auditor at PwC. Guillermo holds a BBA from ICADE.

Sebastian Steane

Sebastian Steane

Development Manager

Seb joined Xenia in 2018 and is responsible for development management across Xenia’s loan book and a number of Spanish residential projects. Prior to joining Xenia, Seb worked at Arcadis where he was responsible for the JV development consultancy business. Seb is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and holds an MSc in Quantity Surveying from London Southbank University.


Mark Lowenthal

Investment Analyst

Mark joins Xenia in 2022. Previously, he worked as an investment analyst at DeA Capital Real Estate, the asset management company of De Agostini Group. He was involved in its pan-European expansion strategy, with acquisitions and developments in Spain and Portugal. Previously, Mark worked at Bankinter Wealth Management in the Capital Markets department. He has a degree in Business Administration from CUNEF.
Gemma Palomar

Gemma Palomar

Office Manager

Prior to joining Xenia Capital in November 2019, Gemma worked as an administrator and personal assistant at Diversified Real Estate Asset Management in Madrid. Gemma has a degree in Physical and Sports Sciences from the INEFC University of Lleida, specialising in Sports Management. She also holds a Masters in Contemporary Arts from the University of Stockholm.

Senior Advisor​


Luke Townsend

Senior Advisor

Luke founded Zorin Finance, a UK based provider of alternative finance, in 2011 having been frustrated with the service he received from the banks during his time as a property developer. To date, both Luke and Zorin have lent over £1bn across 200 real estate loans and equity investments with nil capital losses. Luke continues to head Zorin finance as its Chief Executive Officer and joined Xenia Capital as a Senior Advisor in January 2022.

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