Octopus Real Estate has promoted D’mitri Zaprzala to head of residential, a newly created role.
Zaprzala (pictured) has been working in property for nearly 20 years and joined Octopus in 2011.
His most recent role at Octopus Real Estate was head of sales, a role which he held for four years.
Dan Murray has been promoted from head of London sales to head of sales.
Benjamin Davis, chief executive at Octopus Real Estate, said: “D’mitri has already made a huge contribution to our business particularly having led our successful Octopus Real Estate sales team over the last few years.
“Residential lending is an important part of our business and the newly created role acknowledges our commitment to this sector.
“We are known for our exceptional customer service, and D’mitri and his team will ensure that residential borrowers will continue to receive the best in the industry.”
Zaprzala added: “As a non-bank lender, we have a commitment to our borrowers and introducers to act quickly and be flexible in response to market influences.
“Having witnessed the evolution of Octopus Real Estate over the last decade I am looking forward to both the challenges, and opportunities of leading to the residential part of the business.”
The residential lending business provides bringing loans, bridge-to-let loans, refurbishment loans and buy-to-let mortgages.