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TestimonialsWe have provided below testimonials from some of our clients all of whom are happy to provide a reference so please feel free to contact them by e mail and they will respond or call you back if you wish to speak to them:

Although my day job is involved with the design and installation of automated entertainment and communication technology into high end residential homes, this was my first foray into developing for myself. I was seeking funding for a contemporary high spec new build house with a basement in north London and Gary was able to carefully select the most suitable lenders given the details of my specific requirements. His knowledge, experience and extensive collection of potential lenders undoubtedly all helped to secure an excellent loan with a really good lender for an excellent rate. He showed considerable attention to detail. Gary worked very hard to assist with making a high quality application which was approved easily. His open and honest approach benefits everyone. He is pro-active in dealing with his clients. The quantity and quality of his involvement is excellent. I unreservedly recommend him.

Martin Dean

We are Hertfordshire based property developers and investors and have known Gary since his banking days when he looked after our affairs. When Gary set up a Brokerage in 2003 we appointed him to act as our broker and as raised competitively leveraged and priced finance on numerous projects. He has also introduced us to lenders who offer superb levels of service; something that was lacking with our traditional high street bank lenders who chop and change their lending policy, and their managers all too often. Indeed when the downturn came in late 2007- early 2008 we availed of Gary’s considerable skills to negotiate a restructuring of our facilities with banks who were too eager to foreclose; thus enabling us to ride out the storm. We are happy to provide either written or verbal references.

Sean Rafferty

We first approached Optima in the Spring of 2015 to procure finance for a new build project and have been so impressed with the service that we have returned for assistance with second and more challenging development. The project is a detached property we own in a Surrey town where we have obtained planning consent to significantly extend to double the footprint to create a 5,000 sq.ft. contemporary house with a value once completed of in excess of £2M. The challenge is though that single units of this size and design are not flavour of the month with a number of obvious lenders (including those that we worked with on the previous projects) – they prefer to spread their risk across smaller multiple units. Gary had some early interest from a couple of expensive lenders but he has persevered and we received credit sanction from a lender offering market leading pricing so we have not had to give the a large chunk of the profits away. We are happy to recommend the services of Optima to other developers seeking finance.

Frank Bauer

We found Optima via a Google search when we were looking for Mezzanine Finance to sit behind our senior debt lender, on a mixed use (14 residential units plus commercial space) new build scheme in Twickenham. We ended up with a far more competitively geared and priced stretched senior debt product from a single lender . Gary is well connected in the development finance market, which we would expect of an experienced broker, but we get much more than an introduction with Optima. Gary uses his experience to see and address potential problems early in the process which is invaluable in enabling us to proceed with the project with some confidence that we will get it across the line. He works closely with all interested parties (lender, valuer, QS, lawyers etc.) to facilitate completion. We would highly recommend Optima to property developers and investors.

Duncan Harrison

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What our customers say about us:

Optima are well connected in the development finance market but we get much more than a lender introduction. Gary uses his experience to foresee and address hiccups which enables us to proceed with the project with some confidence that we will get it across the line.


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