‘It would be a long day without any laughs!’


Lee Moran TAB

In our latest Five Minute Interview, Tony Sanchez speaks to Lee Moran, Business Development Manager at TAB.

Lee joined the TAB sales team as a business development manager in December 2022. 

TAB provides unregulated bridging and refurbishment loans and development finance to borrowers who need access to short term capital, quickly.

They also enable investors to access the UK property market by funding bridging loans or fractional property investments.

What is the best thing about being in the bridging and development finance business?

The variety of deals always keeps you on your toes, starting with discussing different deals and then finding solutions to make them work is the real interesting part.

No two days are the same, every deal presents different challenges and each week is different – that’s what I like the most.

What keeps you focused?

Providing the best service that I can to my brokers and clients.

This is a highly competitive industry so making sure I am on top of my cases at all times is key.

Constant communication with the internal team at TAB allows me to be able to answer any questions that a broker may have at any time from enquiry to completion.

What qualities do you look for in your employees or colleagues?

Hard work, flexibility and fun. Everyone needs to be pushing in the same direction and with the same amount of effort if you are to be successful.

We all need to have fun during the day as we spend so much time working. It would be a long day without any laughs!

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

Always an optimist, I believe that everything happens for a reason and that things can always get better. A positive attitude makes the day go a lot quicker.

What will be the greatest challenge facing the bridging and development finance industry in the coming months?

Property values and interest rates seem to be the hot topics in meetings currently.

Whilst both may not be going in the direction of choice right now, I believe that by the end of the year the market will be back on track.

Who or what makes you laugh?

My family, I have a twin plus two older brothers.

Even though we grew up in a competitive household we also knew how to have fun together.

Even now we still see each other on a weekly basis as well as playing golf together regularly.

Do you dread Monday mornings?

Not at all, as Mondays are generally the day I spend in the office.

Getting to catch up with the team is always a great start to the week.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Not a lot really. Maybe the urge to grow stupid haircuts, previously I’ve sported a top knot and now a mullet.

Maybe I am just trying to get them all in before my hair falls out!

With whom would you most like to have dinner?

Kumar Sangakara, in my opinion the greatest cricketer of all time and from what I hear the nicest man in sport.

I’d be interested to know how he pursued his elite level career whilst holding a level of decorum and maintaining values such as kindness and respectfulness.