SPF Private Clients has opened new offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.
The Singapore office is to be headed by Scott Mitchell, who has been based in the city state for over 20 years, while in HK the new office will be led by Becca Pickard who has worked in the mortgage industry for more than a decade including five years in Hong Kong.
Chloe Ho is relocating from SPF’s London HQ and will be based in Hong Kong but serving as client relationship manager across both offices. S
“Hong Kong remains one of the world’s most thriving financial hubs and the demand for UK property remains high. The need for a trusted and knowledgeable mortgage broker who can guide clients through the range of UK mortgage options tailored to their specific needs, which can be more complex, is essential” explains Pickard.
“Our aim is to provide exceptional service to our clients, working closely with existing stakeholders and forging new relationships to enhance the SPF brand across Hong Kong and Asia as a whole.”
Mitchell adds: “I’ve spent many years guiding individuals and businesses through the 30-plus lender choices for UK real estate financing, ensuring optimal solutions tailored to their unique needs … Our aim is to be the go-to adviser for those navigating the intricate process of securing a mortgage in an ever-evolving and competitive mortgage market.”
SPF Private Clients - established as Savills Private Finance back in 1997 before a management buyout in 2011 and then becoming part of the Howden Group last year - has offices in 10 locations across the UK, Channel Islands and now the Far East; it employs 230 people.
Mark Harris, chief executive of SPF, comments: “We are not new to this part of the world, having served this market remotely for some 26 years. It feels good to put our feet on the ground on a more permanent basis and we look forward to growing these offices over time. We will also be developing our long-established relationships with a number of leading agents in the region, as well as utilising our position as part of the Howden Group, taking advantage of their extensive connections throughout the Far East.”