I first met Mark Edwards back in 2002 when he was a client of my former mortgage brokerage, and also an HMRC Tax Investigator.
I instantly recognised Mark’s ability to comprehend and break down complex problems and to research and present solutions effectively. These are the hallmarks of a good finance broker.
Within a few weeks I had convinced Mark to give up the safety net of his employment and to join our team at The Money Centre as an Associate Partner. Mark went on to be the #1 fee earner in the business for several years, regularly producing in excess of £1 million of annual fee income.
Based in London, Mark now owns and manages a portfolio of 40 investment properties with a value of circa £12.5 million as well as running his own successful brokerage. I recently asked him why he is not sat on a yacht somewhere in the Caribbean these days – his reply was “I’d be bored” – I can relate to that too 🙂
Mark and I are old friends and kindred spirits in many ways. We both relish in the challenges and rewards associated with helping landlords to progress to another level. I am delighted that Mark has agreed to work alongside me again and to help Property118 readers by writing articles about niche lending criteria and financing strategies.
UPDATE – you can read Mark’s articles and Case Studies HERE
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