“Nothing is impossible. There is always a solution - you just have to find it.”
As Managing Director, Daniel manages the broker, insurance, wealth management and administration teams. He also continues to assist clients with their finance needs and is passionate that every client receives exceptional service. His career in the industry began with a role in an independent financial advisory firm and was followed by several years working for Mayfair brokerages. Daniel founded Holbrook Property Finance in 2010 at the height of the banking crisis.
Daniel is an experienced Obstacle Course Racer, a keen target shooter and an avid Spurs fan.
“If you don’t ask you don’t get.”
Graeme has worked in financial services since 2013, prior to which he spent 14 years in the legal profession. In Graeme’s opinion resolving technical issues with lenders can be just as challenging as subduing opposing lawyers! Despite the challenges, Graeme loves being able to help people to achieve their property goals.
When he isn’t making his client’s dreams happen, Graeme is either spending time with his family or tending to his Japanese maple trees.
“Don’t dwell on your weaknesses, everybody else is already doing that for you.”
As one of the newer members of the team, Mark joined Holbrook to expand his knowledge and take the next step in his career. He enjoys assisting clients during, what can be, one of the most stressful and important times of their lives.
Mark is a keen sportsman, enjoys cooking and bringing new life to old furniture.
“I believe that if it will not matter in 5 years time, you should not waste your time worrying about it now. Every problem has a solution”
Katrina began her career at HSBC when she was 18 years old, working her way up through the company. During this time she spent 4 years as a Mortgage manager, finishing her career as an Insurance manager within Canary Wharf. Katrina uses her knowledge and experience helping clients with challenging circumstances and enjoys being able to negotiate loans that other brokers may not be able to.
When she’s not helping clients, Katrina enjoys travelling, spending time with family, hiking, any adventure and any new experience.
“Don't wait. The time will never be just right.”
Ivan has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. As a Private Banker for NatWest in the City and West End, he refined his skills in dealing with complex financial situations and successfully securing appropriate funding solutions. He then expanded on his expertise with John Charcol and Charnock Hughes. Ivan excels at using his knowledge and connections to helpclients with abstract or intricate finances to achieve their property goals.
Outside of the office, Ivan enjoys nothing more than putting his feet up with a beer, curry and Coen brother’s film. He’s often joined by his two dogs, Stan and Ollie.
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”
Naz’s 20 year career in the industry started with the corporate banks, beginning with Nationwide and moving to Halifax and NatWest. Having achieved the Diploma for Financial Advisors, Naz decided to concentrate on mortgages so she could help clients with the biggest decision of their life. Naz uses her skill and experience to ensure that her clients receive excellent advice and have a stress free experience in obtaining a mortgage.
Naz loves socialising, dancing and travelling. She aims to go to a different country every year and add to the list of languages she speaks. Currently she speaks five different languages and is learning another two!
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
Lee is relatively new to the industry. He began back in 2017 as an administrator and, through hard work and determination, gained his qualifications and completed his training to become a broker. Lee is an excellent example of what can be achieved when you are strong-willed, and uses this same dogged determination to secure mortgages for his clients. He likes nothing more than speaking with new clients everyday and sourcing the right solution for their individual situations.
Lee is an avid Liverpool fan and enjoys binge watching a box set with a good quality steak.
"You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough."
Jack has worked in the insurance industry since he was just 17 years old. He joined Holbrook in 2014 with the sole purpose of growing and developing the insurance department. Jack loves the job satisfaction that comes with knowing his clients are well protected and relishes the challenge of breaking down complex products into simple facts and figures that his clients can really understand.
Jack, plays ice hockey and loves drinking craft beer.
“Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.”
Colin brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to Holbrook Property Finance. He ensures the company's policies and procedures comply with regulatory and ethical standards and that the brokers are continually providing excellent advice and recommendations to our clients. His role is of the utmost importance to us and his sage advice is always welcome.
Colin enjoys spending quality time on the golf course and sipping wine whilst holidaying in a sunny climate.
“My age is like my waist size; getting ever greater…”
Paul has over 25 years’ experience in the finance industry working as an underwriter, underwriting manager and administrator. His knowledge and experience make him perfectly placed to ensure mortgage offers are issued swiftly by lenders and conveyancing is carried out by solicitors within clients timescales. Paul is incredibly proud that he plays a vital role in helping clients achieve their goals.
Paul is our resident scholar and enjoys reading, history, cricket and football. He puts his knowledge to good use and regularly takes part in (and wins!) quizzes. He has even appeared on University Challenge!
“Success is doing what you love and making it a career”
Alice joined our team just as the UK was placed on lockdown. Perfect timing! This didn’t stop her immediately becoming an asset to the company by helping ease the pressure on clients and colleagues by ensuring that the legal processes involved in their property transactions run smoothly. Alice takes a deep sense of satisfaction from interacting with clients, building strong relationships and resolving problems as and when they arise. She loves the vibe of the company and being part of a hard-working team who know how to have fun and enjoy their work.
Alice loves painting. Being ambidextrous, she can often be seen with a paintbrush in each hand painting like a crazy lady! She also loves swimming in the sea and will jump in at any opportunity, even in the coldest of British weather. Being a dedicated foodie, Alice lists her main hobbies as breakfast, lunch and dinner.
“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary”
Matt is responsible for ensuring client’s insurance policies are processed efficiently and put into force as swiftly as possible. Matt liaises with clients and providers to ensure their insurance requirements are met and that client’s have the safe knowledge that they and their possessions are correctly protected. Matt prides himself on delivering excellent client service and helping them protect against any future situation.
Matt enjoys spending quality time with his family and watching rugby.
“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
Lisa has worked in Financial Services Industry for over 13 years. She established L J Ray mortgages in 2018 after enjoying a successful career with Holbrook Property Finance. L J Ray Mortgages is an Appointed Representative of Holbrook Property Finance and firmly believes in the same client centric ideologies.
Lisa loves music festivals, amateur dramatics (on stage - not in the office), supper clubs and salsa.
“Stay committed to your decisions, but flexible in your approach”
Clare is responsible for all the administration tasks of L J Ray Mortgages. Clare liaises with clients, lenders and solicitors and oversees the mortgage application process through to successful completion. Clare prides herself on providing excellent client service to ensure a stress-free experience for all.
Clare enjoys socialising with friends, dancing the night away, and spending quality time with her family.