About Us

Let’s work together to build the future.

Here at property bridges its important we get to know our clients and
our clients get to know us.

Our Story

In 2018 the founders of Property Bridges recognised that the current housing crisis was only getting worse due to the chronic lack of funding in the construction sector. At the same time, interest rates and savings rates were falling to an all-time low across Europe, leaving savers in a tough position.

They knew if they could connect these two groups via an online platform they could unlock the property market for investors and provide a vital source of finance for developers. So they developed an innovative investment platform to turn that concept into a reality.


By 2020, Property Bridges’ community of online investors had funded €10,000,000 in bridging and development finance across Ireland, helping to fund the construction of over 100 family homes. With an annual need of 35,000 homes per year, Property Bridges is a long way from realising its goal of democratising property investment in Ireland

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Meet the Team

Our team are passionate about our mission; providing an alternative source of finance to small to medium sized developers and giving ordinary investors access to great asset backed property loans. Behind the scenes we are building strong processes and improving our technology to meet the needs of our customers.

David Jelly - CEO
David Jelly

Founder & CEO

The son of an Armagh property developer, David spent his summers on building sites before pursuing a career in finance. After graduating from UCD, he gained experience as a derivatives analyst before moving to London to work in banking.

James - Head of Lending
James Twomey

Head of Lending

James brings excellent property industry experience having worked in a number of high-level commercial lending roles in some of Ireland’s leading financial institutions.

Marc - PR & Marketing
Marc Rafferty

Marketing and PR

A prolific entrepreneur, Marc set up two of Ireland’s most successful start-ups in recent times, Go Car and Linked Finance. As our first angel investor Marc was instrumental in our early days and still takes an active role in the company.

Paul - Commercial Lending
Paul Curran

Head of Commercial Lending

Paul has over 25 year’s experience in Lending to Irish businesses of all types and in all parts of the country. He is always happy to discuss proposals with prospective borrowers and to help get projects funded.

Shane - Digital Designer
Shane Conroy

Digital Designer

Multidisciplinary designer with a particular focus on Ux Design. Shane is in charge of anything design related and is consistent with bringing new ideas to the table. Shane is currently undertaking a Masters UX and Interaction Design @ TUD.

Zilah - Head of Operations
Zilah Carvalho

Head of Operations & Accounts

Qualified as an International Member of Accountant (AIA), Part qualified (ACCA) with Degree in Law and Accounting, Zilah has almost 10 years of experience in banking and online marketplaces, combining accounting, finance, planning and controlling skills.

Tom - Lending Manager
Tom Joyce

Lending Manager

Tom has experience of practising as a solicitor on the real estate teams of leading Dublin law firms. He holds a BCL from University College Dublin and has undertaken an MSc in Real Estate at Technology University Dublin (formerly DIT).

Are you looking to take the next step in your career?

We are always on the look out for motivated team players with a positive
disposition and a hard work ethic.

Risks Associated with Investments.

Important Disclosure: Although all our loans are secured against property, your capital is at risk and returns are dependent on the Irish property market. Estimated returns and past performance are not reliable indicators of future returns. Property Bridges provides due diligence and work with the independent professional service firms to ensure your loans are thoroughly assessed and accurately represented. Please read Property Bridges Terms and Conditions for more detailed terms and conditions to which users of propertybridges.com are subject.