Octopus Real Estate, part of Octopus Group and a leading UK specialist real estate investor, has promoted D’mitri Zaprzala to Head of Residential, a newly created role.
As Head of Residential, D’mitri will be responsible for all residential lending across Octopus Real Estate. His focus will be on continuing to improve customer service and listening to clients’ needs, while creating innovative residential lending products. Another core focus area will be on building the sales team and continuing to harness long term relationships with introducers.
Currently, the residential lending business provides residential bringing loans, bridge to let loans, refurbishment loans and buy-to-let mortgages.
D’mitri has been working in property for nearly 20 years and joined Octopus in 2011. His most recent role at Octopus Real Estate was Head of Sales, a role which he held for four years.
Alongside D’mitri, Dan Murray has been promoted to the role of Head of Sales. Dan will be responsible for running a team of Business Development Managers, supporting borrowers in the residential, commercial and development lending sectors across the UK. Dan has been Head of London Sales for the past two years and has extensive experience in sales and property, both at Octopus Real Estate and in previous roles.
Over the last decade Octopus Real Estate has lent over £4.2 billion, over 3,500 loans.
Benjamin Davis, CEO, Octopus Real Estate, said:
“D’mitri has already made a huge contribution to our business particularly having led our successful Octopus Real Estate sales team over the last few years. Residential lending is an important part of our business and the newly created role acknowledges our commitment to this sector. We are known for our exceptional customer service, and D’mitri and his team will ensure that residential borrowers will continue to receive the best in the industry.”
D’mitri Zaprzala, Head of Residential, Octopus Real Estate, added:
“As a non-bank lender, we have a commitment to our borrowers and introducers to act quickly and be flexible in response to market influences. Having witnessed the evolution of Octopus Real Estate over the last decade I am looking forward to both the challenges, and opportunities of leading to the residential part of the business.”