The Funding Landscape is Changing

Real estate developers are finding that funding their projects through traditional channels is increasingly challenging. Banks have retreated, realising that development lending is complex and not a tick-box exercise – it takes familiarity with the real estate...

How to Present a Credible Deal Memo to Funders

How to Present a Credible Deal Memo to Funders. When I hear developers complaining about lengthy negotiations with funders, including months of meetings and legal wrangling, it’s generally because the right information isn’t available at the right time. The deal memo...

4 Common Funding Pitfalls for SME Residential Developers

For SME developers, securing funding has been needlessly frustrating, time-consuming and expensive for too long. I often speak to an exasperated developer who’s spent 6 months managing hundreds of emails, sitting through hours of meetings – and has nothing to show for...

It’s Not Tick-Box Lending Anymore

A New Wave of Change in Alternative Lending Real estate development is a complicated business even in good times. Anyone who’s been on the development journey knows this, and probably has the scars to prove it. Over the past few years, traditional lenders who...

Is it Time to Support SME Builders?

The Supply-Demand balance in Housing: The Need for an Option B? Despite Nationwide’s latest House Price Index revealing a further “softening” in annual house price growth over the last month, the government’s Help-to-Buy scheme is nothing but booming. According to the...