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Ellis Sher

Maslow Capital is crowned as the UK's best Development Finance Lender in the £10m + category

The B&C awards took place at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham with more than 650 guests in attendance. In total, 25 winners were announced as the bridging, commercial, development and alternative finance industries met to celebrate the success and growth of these sectors over the past 12 months. Maslow found itself in a very competitive group alongside United … Continued

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Andrew Pinfield

Keeping discipline in the current market is key for lenders and developers alike

There has recently been some interesting headlines from trackers of commercial real estate debt activity: Cass Business School and Laxfield Capital. While leverage levels are nowhere near the suicidal levels of the previous cycle, Laxfield reports an increasing level of enquiries for debt at higher than 65% LTV. By contrast, a study by Cass suggests … Continued

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Cass UK Lending Survey - Our Thoughts

The myriad crosswinds affecting the sector mean that the release of new data leads, more than ever, to industry experts scouring every data point for signs of what may lie ahead.  The Commercial Real Estate Lending Survey for 2017 launched at the end of April by Cass Business School (previously De Montfort University) highlighted some … Continued

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Has Help-to-Buy caused house prices to skyrocket?

It has been viewed as one of the most significant interventions in the UK housing market by a government in over 30 years, but since its inception in 2013 there has been continued controversy surrounding the Help-to-Buy scheme (HTB) which aims to help buyers onto the property ladder. Whilst hundreds of thousands of household’s acquisitions … Continued

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Rebecca Shafran

A look into our crystal ball, 2018, key trends to look out for

As the unpredictable, uncertain 2017 draws to a close, we have reflected on the year behind us and have taken a brief look at the key trends to look out for in 2018. Without doubt the housing sector will remain top of the government’s agenda in 2018, ahead of Brexit. With many considering supply shortages … Continued