Octopus Real Estate strengthens its Eastern team

23 Sep 2020

Octopus Real Estate, part of Octopus Group and a leading UK specialist real estate lender and investor, has strengthened its regional offering by announcing the promotion of Oliver Porter to external business development manager, to focus on the East of England.

Oliver Porter, who joined Octopus Real Estate as an internal business development manager in 2018, has been promoted to the position of external business development manager to focus on Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and the surrounding areas. In his role, Oliver will be responsible for further developing relationships with brokers in the region, as well as helping to write new business as Octopus Real Estate continues to build its presence. Oliver has several years of experience in the property lending space having joined Octopus Real Estate from Shawbrook Bank.

The news comes shortly after a number of promotions and a new hire in the Octopus Real Estate Manchester office, highlighting its focus of supporting the regions. Steve Bowes was promoted to external business development manager covering the North, and Kayley Stelfox has been appointed as internal business development manager in the growing Manchester office.

Daniel Murray, Head of Sales, Octopus Real Estate, commented: “The East has historically been a strong region for us and so it was an obvious choice to promote Oliver to enable him to concentrate on the region and get to know the brokers more. Recently we have seen some diverse deals come to us from the regions and so this promotion, in addition to the recent promotions and hires in the Manchester office, is testament to our dedication to the regions.”