Catch Up by the Coffee Machine with Louis Webb
Louis Webb, Senior Asset Management Analyst, joined Avamore in August 2018.
In this edition of Catch Up by the Coffee Machine with Louis Webb, Louis reflects on his time at Avamore so far and provides a deeper insight into who he is and what life as a Loan Servicing Manager is like.
What do you like most about your job?
L: My favourite part of my job is helping developers overcome any problems that they face. Often, property construction can be complex, and each deal comes with its own unique set of obstacles but seeing a project through to completion is so rewarding.
If you could work in another department at Avamore, which one would it be and why?
L: I would probably choose to work alongside Ed, Harry and Henry in the credit analysis team. I enjoy finding ways to structure deals to meet the needs of a client. Getting to grips with the work they do also means that I am well placed to help our existing borrowers with their next project.
What led you to pursue a career in development finance?
L: The property development has so much scope in terms of job roles. There are so many different aspects and opportunities available – asset managers, lawyers, interior designers. I’m still at a relatively early on in my career and it’s great to be involved in an industry which requires input from such a broad range of professionals.
Describe yourself in one word.
How would you define success in the property industry?
L: Of course, this is subjective, but I would define success as someone who has built a large network of contacts and is respected throughout the industry.
Do you think the property industry is traditional and if so, what can be done to change this?
L: I would say that the property industry is largely traditional in many ways and I think this is subject to change as society becomes more inclusive. For example, in recent years there has been a big push on things such as digital marketing and social media in particular is being used more widely.
What do you do when you’re not in the office?
L: I enjoy watching football – it is a great sport and allows you to be social as well.
If you could learn one skill, what would it be and why?
L: I would love to learn an instrument because truthfully, I have always been musically challenged.
What is your greatest professional highlight?
L: I would say moving to Avamore. I have grown so much, personally and professionally, since being here.
What piece of advice would you give someone who is looking to do your job?
L: I think this can apply to many jobs but, always ask questions. Don’t just do things because you are told to do them; learn as you work!
Stay tuned for our next edition of Catch Up by the Coffee Machine!