Donna Marie Spencer
Founder and Managing Partner,
International Property Finance Group
I moved to the Middle East at the beginning of 2014 following a successful career with Countrywide Mortgage services, one of the leading mortgage consultancy groups in the UK. After a decade with the group and achieving a senior role, I decided to explore the International market which then led me to Complete Finance (the lending arm of IP Global). We developed lending products for new markets such as Japan and Germany and I also supported the global sales force of property specialists.
I pride myself on always looking for the solution – the ‘computer says no attitude’ was the main reason I left the UK. I have made it my mission to help Expats arrange finance in various countries which is often a difficult journey for them. My in-depth knowledge of the buy to let off-plan market is hard to challenge and I really enjoy working closely with clients. My team all have the same ethos, which is to always put the client first, have excellent communication and always offer superior products with best advice. Nothing gives me more pleasure than watching a client turn from a first-time buyer to a savvy investor.
I have recently relocated to Portugal to be nearer to my family. Portugal offers a much different skyline to Dubai but rolling hills and trees are just as beautiful.
In my spare time, I really enjoy music of all genres, meditation, exercise and catching up with friends for Dinner. I like to live my life by treating people with love and compassion – it can be tough out there, we just need to be nicer to each other.