CrowdProperty has made six new appointments to its property team including Rupert Lowe as a business development manager and three assistant surveyors.
Lowe (pictured) brings over 25 years’ experience in the property sector, including establishing his own surveying business providing services to clients such as Taylor Wimpey, Golding Estates and Atticus Land & Development.
His previous positions include working at First Title Insurance plc, The SLH Group, Dunlop Heywood, Bellrock and Keppie Massie. Based in Liverpool, Rupert has built an extensive network in the North West and across the UK.
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As well as Lowe, CrowdProperty has made five more appointments to its property team so far this year, including three assistant surveyors.
These include: Max Abbott, who has previously worked as an investment analyst at Blackfinch Investments, Josh Thompson, who has previous roles at Thomas Mae and Innova Property and Joe Kershaw, a former civil engineer at Mott MacDonald.
The peer-to-peer property lending platform has also appointed former insolvency professional and experienced property developer James Galloway as a property analyst and Laurie Price, who has 12 years’ experience in the property sector, as property liaison analyst.
This means that CrowdProperty has made 21 appointments in the past 12 months since the start of the first lockdown. The platform also has five more hires in the pipeline which will be revealed over the coming months.
“We’re delighted to have Rupert joining the CrowdProperty team,” said Andrew Hall, property director at CrowdProperty.
“His expertise in commercial and business development, together with strong relationships with numerous industry contacts across the UK, will be valuable in enhancing CrowdProperty’s current service offering, future strategy, and the collective expertise of our team.
“Rupert’s hands on, ‘front of house’ experience is at the heart of CrowdProperty’s partnership approach – having worked in the industry ourselves, we deeply understand the needs of small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) developers.”
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“I am excited to be joining the team as a business development manager given the numerous milestones and accolades achieved at CrowdProperty,” said Lowe.
“There is clearly a huge market to aim at which has faced pains in raising finance for years, which fills me with both excitement and ambition.”
“Our expert team of 41 is underpinned by a highly scalable, in-house built, proprietary technology platform, scalable capital sources and deep expertise in exactly the asset class being lent against, capable of funding hundreds of millions each year,” said Mike Bristow, chief executive of CrowdProperty.
“We are still only at the start of fulfilling our potential against a mission of unlocking the power of SME property developers in the UK – to build more homes, increase spend in the UK economy and ever more efficiently and effectively match the supply and demand of capital for the benefit of all.”