West One Loans, the privately funded bridging lender, has appointed Keir Morris to its team of Business Development Managers to enhance its broker services.
Morris joins the company from the Lloyds Banking Group, where he spent the last 6 years managing a wide array of regions for several intermediaries within the LBG Group. He was named the top performing BDM in London in both 2009 and 2010.
Commenting on the appointment, Duncan Kreeger, chairman of West One Loans said: “Demand for bridging loans is increasing rapidly – according to our projections gross lending will hit £1.5 billion by the close of the year. With high street revenues drying up, bridging loans are becoming an increasingly vital source of business for brokers.
Keir’s appointment reflects our growth potential and appetite to attract even more business. He will play an integral role in developing new broker relationships and cementing our existing ones.”
Keir Morris said: “West One has an undeniably impressive track record lending on a wide range of properties and an expanding product portfolio. It was an easy choice when I was offered the role. It was the company’s commitment to building and maintaining strong relationships with brokers that ultimately drew me in, and I look forward to contributing to the company’s development in the future.”
Morris will join current Business Development Manager Jason Fantini, appointed in August 2011.