Marek is a Co-founder and CEO of EstateGuru. Marek has been actively engaged in real estate business since 2002, having carried ourt development and investment projects in several European markets. Marek is also Co-founder of a leading residential property development group Invego (invego.ee). In 2014, EstateGuru.co was launched and is now lending in 7 European markets. The company is building now cross-border marketplace for short-term property backed loans to cover most of the Europe by 2022. The company currently has more than 11500 investors of different profile from 45 countries and recently closed also the first institutional credit line. EstateGuru is currently in the middle of the equity raise (A-round) which will be the first round for institutional investors. Aside from developing EstateGuru, Marek is a passionate squash player, as he has also represented Estonia in various international competitions among the national squash team.
Mark asserted that the talent pool in property lending is now ‘in the alternative space’. He also said of platforms that get pricing and risk wrong: “The speed at which they came is the speed at which they’ll go.”
Uma said that alternative property lenders have to adapt their position in the market based on where we are in the property cycle.
James said that the interest rate cycle ‘is not going back to the way it was’ and that this opens up opportunities for alternative lenders to attract investment.
Marek said that EstateGuru’s main value proposition is that it allows investors to build a property portfolio that is diversified by geography.