Journal

[FREE WEBINAR] Property Development Finance: Where is the market post COVID-19?

We’re back hosting part two of our five-part series, where we will be discussing different elements of Property Development Finance. As we’re fast approaching the end of 2021, we want to look forward to 2022 by understanding where the Property Development Finance market currently stands. Which is why in this month’s webinar we’re asking ‘Where…

October 25, 2021
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[Thought Leadership] Postcode Snobbery: Have you been a victim?

In our business, we have to realistically assess the developed value of a project before we can identify the most appropriate deal and lending structures for clients. This means we take location perception into account. For example, if you are planning on building fabulous homes next to Chelsea, but the area has an Earls Court…

September 28, 2021
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Getting back into the swing of city life – I’ll take the old with the new.

During June and July this year, our business started to creep back into our wonderful capital city. With this resurfacing, I had to dig deep in the cupboards at home for an ironed shirt, some trousers that fit, and cufflinks. I had forgotten what cufflinks were, never mind what little draw I kept them in all…

September 22, 2021
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[Director’s Chair] Does your board provide genuine business advantage or might it feel like an unnecessary luxury for smaller businesses?

In this month’s Director’s Chair, our non-executive Director, Raymond Sykes, gives his views on discipline in the boardroom. Hallcroft Finance is on a carefully managed growth trajectory and one of the first actions in our five-year business plan was to form an effective board, including non-executive directors (NEDs). Maintaining NEDs is not a legal requirement…

September 15, 2021
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[FREE WEBINAR] Property Development Finance – To what extent has development finance increased to 70% LTV?

We’re happy to announce we’re back with another webinar series all about Property Development Finance. In this five-part series, we will be discussing different elements of Property Development Finance, starting with ‘To what extent has development finance increased to 70% LTV?’ You can expect the following key takeaways from this webinar: Stretch senior debt financing…

September 8, 2021
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Missed opportunities: A heart Vs head situation.

 I get excited when I walk past a house like this! This, to me, oozes opportunity, but as ever, it needs to come back to ‘how much?’ I took this picture as I went to a site visit in September 2019. This is an opportunity we missed and understand it was due to go to…

September 1, 2021
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The NACFB’s Commercial Broker Awards 2021 – We’ve been nominated!

We’re happy to say we’ve been nominated for Development Broker of the Year by the NACFB’s Commercial Broker Awards 2021! The NACFB team is made up of 11 industry experts all chosen for their expertise and we couldn’t be happier that we’ve made their shortlist. If you’d like to learn more about us and why…

August 24, 2021
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Diary of a real-estate intern: Meet James, the newest member of our team.

Hello all! I’m James Daniels, a 22-year-old master’s student from Hertfordshire and now – a real-estate intern! I’ve now spent a week with Hallcroft Finance getting to know directors Adrian, Martyn, Raymond and Ian and learning about the development transaction and how deals are funded. After studying Business and Finance at the University of York, I’m now coming to…

August 17, 2021
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[Spotlight] Nick Stafford on property, planning and the changes you need to know

Many of our clients and contacts will be interested when there are property planning announcements in the press and potential changes in policy on the horizon. But unpicking these and understanding whether their assets will benefit can be tricky at times. We have been speaking with Nick Stafford, at Tetra Tech Planning, to understand one particular area…

August 5, 2021
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Meet our Associate Director, Douglas Noble.

After 22 years in banking, Douglas Noble was ready to leave the 9-5 life behind him. That’s why in 2018, Douglas joined Hallcroft Finance as an Associate Director. Douglas is a lawyer by qualification and early on in his working career realised his enjoyment in respect to lending and assessing Lending requests. As such, he…

July 29, 2021
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