Chris — who will join the specialist lender’s London-based team — has been recruited from Octopus Real Estate, where he spent five years, most recently as a senior BDM covering London.
Chris’s new team comprises 20 people and specialises in providing bridging loans, as well as senior and stretch senior development finance.
“I’m looking forward to working with Pluto Finance and its market-leading proposition,” said Chris.
“I’ve always had a strong focus on customer service and delivering on [the] client’s expectation and Pluto Finance is a firm that very much shares that passion.
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“The increased focus on bridging is well timed as I feel there is still a gap in the market for a lender willing to take a practical, commercial and streamlined approach to lending.”
Chris added that there was “undoubtedly a great opportunity for specialist development and bridging finance providers to flourish”.
“I believe the product and service offering here at Pluto Finance is ideally placed to take advantage of this.”
Justin Faiz, partner at Pluto Finance, stated: “We’re absolutely delighted that Chris has joined us.
“He brings tremendous energy, passion for client service and professionalism to the role.”
This announcement follows the appointment of Simon Chapman as lending director in September 2019.
The specialist lender recently launched its revamped bridging lending product range, with key changes including pricing from 0.49% per month as well as lending up to 77.5% LTV.