Real estate firm Century21 has announced its six-year partnership with Mark Polatkesen, owner of Mortgage Basics to penetrate an exclusive customer base.

Polatkesen recently left Loan Gallery where he stayed since 2013. Prior to this, he was with Loan Studio and Choice Home Loans.

Polatkesen was also ranked 56th in MPA Magazine’s Top 100 Brokers of the year. The 29-year-old settled more than $82m in the 2013/14 financial year.

James Green, chief executive of Century21 Home Loans, said Polatkesen will make a welcomed addition to the Melbourne team.

He added that the company is “setting its sight on Queensland and is seeking to recruit five franchisees to service their leads in the first quarter of 2015”.