Octopus Property announces Emma Ryan as Head of Servicing & Legal


Emma Ryan

Octopus Property (OP) is continuing its rapid expansion with the appointment of Emma Ryan to the role of Head of Servicing and Legal. Emma joins from Amicus where she spent over six years as Head of Redemptions and In-House Counsel and was instrumental in growing the company from its inception.

The appointment demonstrates OP’s continued growth and supports the company’s commitment to enhancing its market leading client service offering. Emma joins a 52-strong multi award-winning business that works with brokers, property investors, developers and landlords to provide rapid and bespoke borrowing solutions.

Her arrival comes at a time of significant growth for OP and compliments a number of recent hires for the company. Significant hires include Nick McAuliffe as Chief Operating Officer, Holly Harvey as Head of Marketing and Matt Foley as Development Credit Manager in the residential development team.

Mario Berti, CEO of Octopus Property said:

“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Emma into Octopus Property. With our continued investment in our team and our product development, this appointment could not be more timely and Emma’s extensive experience will help us to deliver even better customer service which is at the heart of our business. As part of our unique Lifecycle Lending proposition we have launched a range of new products to ensure that we offer competitively priced, flexible lending solutions to our borrowers. We will continue to grow the Octopus Property team so that our coverage, market knowledge and underwriting capacity remain first class.”

Since launching in February 2009, OP has seen significant headcount growth and achieved impressive loan book growth completing over £2.6 billion of lending across 2,500 loans. It lends across the commercial, residential and development markets.