Brian Bartaby
CEOProplend
Brian Bartaby is the Founder & CEO of Proplend, a financial technology platform enabling individual & institutional investors lend money directly to commercial property investors, disrupting the traditional commercial mortgage industry without the requirement or burden of principal capital. Brian has 16 years’ experience in property and property finance and over 30 years in risk management. He founded Longcross Capital in 2003, a firm specialising in providing structured financial solutions for real estate investors and developers which ultimately led him to develop the Proplend platform. Prior to property finance, Brian spent 13 years working in London, NY and HK managing FX and Options trading desks.

Proplend specialises in meeting the loan requirements of the massively underbanked sub £5m commercial investment loan market. We split commercial bridge and mortgage loans into ‘bite sized pieces’, then match borrower demand for loans with investors demand for income.