Dragonfly Property Finance adds Portfolio Manager to its fast-growing team

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Short- and medium-term lender, Dragonfly Property Finance, part of the Octopus group, today announced it has hired David Dean as a Portfolio Manager in its ever-growing development team.

David joins Dragonfly with more than six years’ financial services’ experience. Previously, he worked for boutique bank, FPK, and Lloyds in the corporate real estate division. He is currently working towards a diploma in Banking Practice and Management.

David’s role within Dragonfly will be to manage a portfolio of residential developments from start to finish. This involves managing client relationships, closely monitoring the progress of the individual developments and ensuring client finances are being used in the optimal manner.

Mark Posniak, Managing Director, Dragonfly Property Finance, commented:

“David is the latest great addition to our rapidly expanding development team. His experience within the financial services industry, in particular his time spent at Lloyds in their real estate division, will serve him very well. The ability to manage not just risk but relationships is key for any lender and in hiring David we have both areas very much covered.”

David Dean, Portfolio Manager, Dragonfly Property Finance, added:

“I haven’t been here long but working for Dragonfly has already opened my eyes to a whole new approach to lending. The business model here is hugely refreshing. Working in residential development also means I can have a direct impact on the current housing shortage, which is a massive problem in this country. It’s the smaller developers being backed by lenders like Dragonfly that are really starting to make a difference.”