Having recently announced record-setting performance in Q3 2022, in terms of both lending and new facilities started, CrowdProperty is delighted to welcome Richard Payne to the business as Lending Director.

Richard is a qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 35 years of construction consultancy and development finance experience, 10 of which have been spent acting for banks and other funders. His significant knowledge of the development lending market and expertise in strategic real estate investment complement the existing skillset within the CrowdProperty team.

Joining from Hampshire Trust Bank, Richard has held a number of senior development finance positions in his career - including Director of Development at Oblix Capital and Head of Real Estate Finance at BLME. Previous financial services roles also include time at Deutsche Bank and Kaupthing/Singer & Friedlander.

Damon Walford, CCO at CrowdProperty, said: “Richard is well known and highly regarded in the sector, having managed lending teams and provided stretched debt for property developments at a number of key players. His technical expertise combined with a solutions-focused, personable approach makes him a great addition to the CrowdProperty team as we continue our ambitious growth plans.”

Richard added: “CrowdProperty has grown rapidly whilst maintaining an exceptional performance track record and reputation in the market. I am looking forward to getting to know the team, driving growth and contributing to the exciting opportunities ahead as the business continues to expand.”


CrowdProperty has built the best SME property development lender in the market with a distinct 'property finance by property people' proposition, unlocking the potential of small and medium sized developers to build more homes and drive spend in the UK economy.

Apply in just 5 minutes at www.crowdproperty.com/apply and our passionate property experts will share their insights and our offer of funding for your project within 24 hours.

Alternatively, discuss your project with one of our Developer Support Team - contact us on 0203 012 0166.

07 Nov 2022

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