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How to start out and succeed in property development

How to start out and succeed in property development

August 12, 2020

Looking to have a crack at the property development game, but don’t know where to start? Lloyd Girardi & Andi Cooke from leading property development educator, White Box Property Solutions, share their advice on the skills and experience you need, the secrets to their own successful business model, and why you shouldn’t let fear hold you back from starting a lucrative new career.

Peer to peer: the new breed of lender transforming development finance

Peer to peer: the new breed of lender transforming development finance

August 6, 2020

Non-bank lenders are increasingly filling the space left behind by the traditional lenders, and thanks to smart streamlining and cost efficiencies, peer to peer is taking a large piece of the pie.  We talk to Mike Bristow, CEO & Co-Founder for peer to peer lender CrowdProperty, who explains why development finance can be run on much smaller margins, meaning better returns for SME housebuilders, and ultimately more successful developers.

Why you need a construction lawyer on speed dial

Why you need a construction lawyer on speed dial

July 30, 2020

When the stakes are high and multiple macro factors are out of your control (think global pandemics), reducing risk should be high on every property developer’s agenda. John Wallace, founder of specialist construction law firm Ridgemont, talks us through what can happen when things do go wrong, and explains the legal aspects of property development you definitely can control.

Can technology revolutionise development finance?

Can technology revolutionise development finance?

July 8, 2020

If you want to get ahead as a developer, you can’t afford to ignore the evolving market that new technology is opening up.  We talk to the founders of Nimbus Maps to explain how leveraging data can help SMEs be more successful, and explore the defining role data will play in the future of the property industry.

Through the lens of a development lender

Through the lens of a development lender

July 6, 2020

Ever wondered what it’s like to be on the other side of the development finance fence? We speak to non-bank lender Alpha Property Lending to find out what they really look for in a funding application, and the all-important qualities required to be the ‘ideal’ borrower.

Meet the Founders: Why Brickflow was a necessity, not a nice-to-have

Meet the Founders: Why Brickflow was a necessity, not a nice-to-have

July 3, 2020

Ian Humphreys and Robert Lange explain why it was high time to bring the development finance market online. Read our blog for this episode here

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