As it stands 85% of lenders expect their own volumes to increase in the next six months, while 56% expect the bridging market as a whole to increase.
Loans for properties valued under £2.5m will start at 0.55% up to 50% loan-to-value (LTV) and range from 0.85% for LTVs up to 74.5%.
The pair built and sold sub-prime correspondent lender National Guarantee to GMAC-RFC in 2006.
The academy is expanded to Manchester, Scotland, Midlands and Bristol – applications are now open for all regional dates between May and November.
The investment manager is so far unnamed but has $1.4 (£1.12) trillion of assets under management.
The consultant works with developers, investors and occupiers in both the public and private sectors across the UK and Ireland and provides services including management of complex property portfolios.
Despite mortgage rates staying low, many are finding themselves in a race to complete on a house or risk losing it, leaving a regulated bridging contract as one way to secure their dream house.
On a consultancy basis Gilmore, who was relationship director at HSBC, will be charged with growing the business development team and raising the profile of the firm in the North West as well as identifying new business opportunities.
Bridging lender Roma Finance has seen a 50% increase in enquiries in the last six months for property that combines residential and commercial – while more deals are in the pipeline or set for completion.
The office will be staffed by second charge mortgage advisors Thomas Wall, Steve Corns and George Tuffin.