Saffron Building Society has appointed Solo Baleisolomone as a relationship manager inits property development team.
Baleisolomone is a quantity surveyor; former housing development site manager and decorated military engineering veteran.
Peter Owen, head of property development at Saffron, said: “Our customers like the fact that we understand the detail of their business and that we provide ongoing advice, guidance and support throughout the complete development process.
“Solo’s past experience within engineering and the building trade gives a unique combination of skills which will provide invaluable support to customers during their build.
“For the Society it provides us with an additional ‘string to our bow’ that will set us apart from most of our competitors.
“We are now able to view our funded projects from another angle other than that of purely a banking proposition and will also provide the internal resource that will enable us to closely monitor our smaller loans, without the need to engage an independent monitoring surveyor.”
Baleisolomone will be providing customer support and oversight to those taking out residential property loans for both first time and experienced individuals and housebuilders working on development projects and self builds across England and Wales.
He added: “Saffron adds a genuine, personal touch to the lending process which I like.
“My past role as a quantity surveyor also helps me understand our customers’ situations at a deeper, professional level.
“I am already starting to see areas where I can add value, not just for Saffron, but also for the customer.”