Meet the Development Money Team
Mark Ellis ACIB:
Mark has carried out his own Property Rearrangement on an HMO back to a Single Family Dwelling.
Mark has had 25 years of working in Corporate and Commercial Lending for several High Street Banks. His former post, Head of a Real Estate saw Mark manage a team of 130 Business Development Managers and a Multi-Billion Pound loan book.
In Mark's spare time he is a regular Gym member however his quality time is spent with his wife and young daughter enjoying and exploring new destinations around the UK and Overseas.
Chomiak CEMAP, CEFA:
Lesia has extensive experience in Commercial Lending previously working for a Commercial Bank and National Brokerage.
She has also worked for several lenders in their Administration and Complaints Handling Teams.
In her spare time Lesia enjoys Skiing, Country Walks, Dog Sitting, Property Refurbishment and is also a Landlady of UK and Overseas Property assets.
Karl started his property journey in Suffolk working for a small Independent Estate Agent. His first position was
as a Negotiator progressing to Branch Manager after 10 years of service.
Karl had a career change moving into selling ‘Regulated Insurance’ products to the Army however after a few years he missed property so much that he came back into the Industry and trained in Property Finance to work with Development Money.
The best tonic for Karl keeping a clear head is taking out his dog Daisy for long walks which allows him to problem solve some of his most complex deals! Aside from this Karl likes to get away a few times a year to some of his favourite destinations.
Esther's property journey started in Suffolk working for a small independent Estate Agent with Karl Mitchell training her! She went onto a PA and Marketing post for a Home Improvement Group where she progressed into Management co-running a sub division of the Group based in Essex. Esther then went onto work in Commercial Lending having worked alongside Lesia Chomiak for a National Brokerage for 12 years. It was within those 12 years that both Lesia and I introduced business to Mark Ellis at the Bank.
Her ‘hands on’ journey and experience has included being a Landlady that continued with some Refurbishment and
Flips, an extension within PDR's which included Heavy Refurbishment and it was this experience that has led
her to set up the Brokerage "Development Money".
In her spare time Esther is a Mother to two young children who continues to build her property investments to enable her to secure her children's financial future. Her latest property challenge is her first major 7000 sq ft Development which is a Conversion and New Build of 6 units in Norfolk.
“Just writing to let you know that the purchase of the property had gone through finally. Thanks so much Mark for all your help, the care and support you have provided to me. Kind regards ”
“When the possible seems impossible, one phone call to Esther Bennett and her amazing team is all you need to do! Well done to the brilliant Development Money team!”
“I just wanted to drop you a line and say it's been a pleasure working with Lesia Chomiak. There was a delay on the vendors side but I must say the transaction was very simple and not overly complicated like other lenders! She is a credit to your team”
“Just a mention and a massive thank you to Esther Bennett and her team today for the very inspiring meeting we had today. I cannot speak highly enough of her attention towards her clients in working out the best ways forward to allow financing of property purchases using creative finance. Thank you Esther, looking forward to working with you for the long term. Anyone else looking at Bridging and Development finance..... don't look any further!”
“In one of my most stressed/testing times, Karl has been an absolute star. Could not be more helpful, and I have to say stands out head and shoulders above the other 3 brokers I have been dealing with.”
“I'll be back!”
Sampson Homes Ltd