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Mint Bridging hires Parker Properties’ Akka

by: Carmen Reichman
  • 01/09/2016
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Mint Bridging hires Parker Properties’ Akka
Mint Bridging has hired Parker Properties business manager Anthony Akka as head of its in-house legal team.

Akka was brought in to advise Mint on its business growth as well as increasing the numbers of its loan conversions.

The trained counsellor has 30 years’  expertise in the residential and commercial property industry, particularly in conveyance and contractor negotiations.

At Parker Properties he headed each property business division in turn, including rent accounts, court claims, property leases, collaborating with local authorities and daily administration. Prior to that he ran the property conveyance division at Measures Franks Solicitors.

Akka said: “I’ve seen Mint Bridging scale rapidly the past year and I was particularly impressed with their hands-on approach. As I’ve worn many diverse hats during my career, I have the unique skills to not only oversee Mint’s legal division but advise on multiple business objectives that overlap on legal fulfilment requirements.”

Privately-held Mint has seen business volumes soar this year, seeing a record month in March when it advanced 35 loans, 21 of which completed in just one day – an 820% improvement on the previous March.

In late April, it teamed up with West One Loans founder, Mark Abrahams to launch specialist arm MB Syndicates (MBS), which provides first charge, seconds, commercial and low-risk development finance.

Managing director Andrew Lazare said: “[Anthony’s] wide, industry management attributes are important at this stage of Mint’s acceleration. With our new £100m joint venture recently announced, we’re already accelerating on our record loan book. Having Anthony’s legal expertise will be critical for rapid turnaround conversions.”

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