Articles

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,...

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...

27 Jun
Property Finance – Choosing The Right Lawyer

With a background as a property lawyer and also as a property developer, I have had the privilege of sitting on both sides of the table. Having latterly worked with many lawyers across Europe as a client has given me a new level of respect...

15 Jun
What Matters In A Short Term Property Finance Deal

We’ve been talking to our brokers and borrowers about what matters to them in a short term property finance deal, an area which our firm, Avamore, specialises in. If you’re not familiar with bridging loans, they are typically used by borrowers who need to draw cash...

27 May
Borrowers – Choosing the Right Property Finance

So you need to borrow money for a property project – what are the key considerations you (or your broker) need when choosing the sort of finance you need? Q1. How long do you plan to own the property for: If under 18 months, you will...

18 May
WHY USE A PROPERTY FINANCE BROKER?

Brokers are the lifeblood of the property industry. I’ve used agents, facilitators and intermediaries countless times as a principal. And I’ve been a commercial property agent for Cushman & Wakefield and occasionally do some consultancy work still as an advisor to developers seeking equity investments for...

17 May
Middle Class Prime – London’s Safe Haven?

This guest post is by Alan Page of Beachcomber Page, a luxury SME developer working in the SW London market. Alan generously gives us his take on the PCL and “Middle Class Prime” London property markets. No longer Prime Time? [caption id="attachment_15994" align="alignleft" width="316"] Alan Page[/caption] London’s once...