TML and Knight Frank Capital Advisory welcome new team members

The Mortgage Lender (TML) and Knight Frank Capital Advisory have hired new team members.


TML has appointed Sara Palmer as head of distribution.

Sara will join the company in January next year from Santander, where she spent the last 13 years looking after key networks and distributors, alongside managing and building strategic relationships.

She also has significant experience in fintech, having previously worked at The Mortgage Engine.

“Joining TML at this stage of its growth journey, and at such an important time for specialist lending, is an opportunity I simply could not turn down,” said Sara.

“The brand’s culture, people and leadership are also huge draws.

“Real life lending is such an exciting mission and I look forward to playing a role in the next stage of TML’s growth, adding value to brokers and advisers. 

Steve Griffiths, sales director at TML, added: “Being able to attract talent of Sara’s calibre to our senior management team is testament to what TML has achieved over the past year. 

“Her wealth of expertise and experience will help drive the team onto the next level as we embark on ambitious plans for 2022.”

Knight Frank Capital Advisory

Knight Frank Capital Advisory has appointed Andrey Redman and Farrah Brown as partners, and Ollie Wilkinson as a senior analyst.

Andrey — who will work within the equity advisory team — has 15 years of experience and joins the company from PwC’s debt and capital advisory division, where he was assistant director.

Meanwhile Farrah joins Knight Frank’s debt advisory team after spending 15 years at Nuveen Real Estate as head of treasury for Europe and APAC.

Lastly, Ollie joins the company from Watkin Jones, where he previously worked on BTR and PBSA forward-funding transactions.

Birju Shah, CEO and head of Knight Frank Capital Advisory, said: “The appointments of Andrey, Farrah and Ollie will allow us to continue to expand the spectrum of debt and equity advisory services we are able to offer our clients, and provide an even greater range of consultancy, agency and capital raising products to the market. 

“Our rapidly growing team possesses a breadth and depth of property and capital advisory experience that is unrivalled in the market, enabling our clients to benefit from a strategic partner that will be on hand to guide them through the life cycle of a transaction.”

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