Following the departure of its CEO earlier this year, a branded mortgage broker has announced the appointment of a national manager.
Century 21, the global real estate organisation, has this week announced the appointment of Ben Braysich as the new national manager for Century 21 Home Loans.
Mr Braysich spent three years at Macquarie Bank and seven years with the CBA (including five years within the private bank division), roles that saw him win the 2016 NSW Private Banker of the Year Award and the 2016 National Private Banker of the Year Award.
“I saw within Century 21 an established and reputable brand where there is a natural synergy between real estate and the opportunity to provide informed and appropriate mortgage solutions to all Australians,” Mr Braysich said.
"My immediate plan is to attract and recruit the right individuals across all states who have care, knowledge and integrity and who will continue to contribute to our already award winning team's vibrant and inclusive culture,” he said.
"We are still seeing strong housing growth within a constantly changing regulatory environment and it can be challenging for consumers to navigate the multitude of home loan providers, their policies and products.
“By engaging a C21 broker as a trusted partner in a financial dealing, consumers can expect to receive appropriate recommendations and informed solutions provided with the utmost care and knowledge.”
Century 21 chairman and owner, Charles Tarbey, welcomed the appointment and said Century 21 Home Loans has become a larger player in the mortgage market in recent years as the team has grown and benefitted off the global and local real estate network and brand.
“After an exhaustive search, the business felt that Ben was the right person to lead the group moving forward as he has a demonstrated track record in managing multiple stakeholders, developing and executing aggressive business plans and driving strong financial outcomes for clients,” Mr Tarbey said.
“His strong vision for the group coupled with his ability to get staff and stakeholders to buy into this vision, will be a powerful driver for the business in the future.”
Mr Braysich’s appointment comes after former Century 21 Home Loans CEO James Green revealed in early January that he had sold his 20 per cent interest in the company and tendered his resignation.
Century 21 Home Loans has consistently been named one of The Adviser’s Top 25 Brokerages. In 2016 the group was ranked 16 with a total loan book of $1.2 billion.
[Related: Bank sells stake in brokerage, CEO resigns]
James Mitchell has over eight years’ experience as a financial reporter and is the editor of Wealth and Wellness at Momentum Media.
He has a sound pedigree to cover the business of mortgages and the converging financial services sector having reported for leading finance titles InvestorDaily, InvestorWeekly, Accountants Daily, ifa, Mortgage Business, Residential Property Manager, Real Estate Business, SMSF Adviser, Smart Property Investment, and The Adviser.
He has also been published in The Daily Telegraph and contributed online to FST Media and Mergermarket, part of the Financial Times Group.
James holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Journalism.
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