Articles

21 Sep
How the sharing economy is disrupting the property sector

Summary The sharing economy includes hundreds of online platforms that allow people to turn unproductive assets into income through a better management approach New consumers’ trends and technologies in the sharing economy are likely to transform the property sector sooner than expected. Traditional leasing models...

06 Sep
How technology will change the property industry

Summary In 2015, investments in real estate tech startups reached a record of $1.7B. We explain the new technologies and the impact they are having on the real estate market; blockchain, cloud computing, Social Mediaand the Internet of Things, drone usage, geospatial, build information modelling,...

01 Sep
Bridge Financing Explained

Summary Bridge Financing provides developers, investors and landlords with the cash injection they need in order to deal with cash flow issues or to take advantage of an opportunity in a time-efficient manner Different from regular property loans, Bridge Financing is a very fast product....

23 Aug
The importance of Quantitative Easing

Summary Quantitative Easing (QE) is the practice of creating new money electronically and using it to buy financial securities back from banks and big corporations. This money-creation mechanism, carried out by the Bank of England, should encourage lenders to give more credit to businesses and...

11 Aug
The UK Residential Market: what’s next?

Summary The UK residential market has faced various challenges over the past 18 months and average prices fell by up to 8% in London On the positive side, new political stability, a near-zero interest rate environment, and weak sterling will boost demand in 2016/2017 Overall,...

28 Jul
The Evolution of Real Estate Debt Funds as an Asset Class

THE EVOLUTION OF REAL ESTATE DEBT FUNDS AS AN ASSET CLASS The reduction in property lending from traditional banking sources after the financial crisis created an opportunity for a range of new non-traditional lenders to enter the market. Since 2009 real estate debt funds have...

25 Jul
Lending Offer – What The Terms Mean

If you are a first time borrower, when you get a lending offer some of the terms may seem a bit daunting. So we’ve gone through our standard term sheet to define the key terms to explain what everything means: Borrower – that is the person or company...