D'mitri Octopus

Octopus Property appoints three regional BDMs




Octopus Property has strengthened its regional sales team by hiring three new BDMs.

Samantha Graydon has joined the specialist lender to cover the Home Counties, while Michelle Walsh and Chris Timms will cover the West of England and the Midlands respectively. 

Chris and Michelle both join from Together, where they worked with brokers in the regions they will be covering at Octopus. 

 Chris Timms
Chris Timms

Michelle Walsh
Michelle Walsh 

Samantha was previously at Castle Trust, where she helped to grow the lender’s loan book in the Midlands and the North.

Samantha Graydon
Samantha Graydon 

The appointments come as Octopus looks to grow its lending outside of London and the South East.

Since the start of 2018, Octopus has made 25 hires, which has helped its loan book to grow to over £800m.

D’mitri Zaprzala, head of sales at Octopus Property (pictured above), said he was pleased to welcome the three new BDMs to the business.

“Their regional expertise will help us [to] offer a local service to brokers, while helping to build long-term, trusted and personal relationships. 

“We pride ourselves in not having any geographical limits or quotas that stop us from lending in specific areas, and this is aligned with the growing demand we are seeing from borrowers outside of London . 

“Samantha, Michelle and Chris all have an in-depth understanding of what is driving local markets, and we’re confident they’ll help us expand and strengthen our intermediary network as we target £1bn of lending over the next 12 months.”

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