Is a developer’s optimism a problem for lenders?

It was a pleasure to host our first roundtable of the year with MDA Consulting on Thursday 11 April 2024. It was another successful breakfast discussion at the Ivy City Garden where we explored strategies for completing developments on time and on budget. Our guests included debt advisers, funders, residential & commercial developers, project monitors,…

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Belated Christmas lunch

Last December was a particularly busy month for our clients, what with all the difficulties the SME commercial property sector is experiencing. Being a conscientious bunch determined to deliver the best possible service, on time and on budget, we concluded that a celebration in December just wasn’t going to happen. We agreed that a team…

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Leasehold and Freehold Bill

On 7 November 2023, The King’s speech formed part of the state opening of parliament, and opened what will be the final session before the next general election. The speech included 21 bills, of which six have been carried over from the previous session, and two had been previously published in draft form. Of note…

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Westfort Advisors & Newmanor Law Roundtable – Navigating the new property finance landscape

Westfort Advisors & Newmanor Law co-hosted a roundtable event last week, with a group of lenders, borrowers and insolvency practitioners to discuss the commercial property finance landscape and the challenges and opportunities presented by the current market. With values in retreat and lenders remaining cautious about the future trajectory of the market, many borrowers looking…

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Retail round table 6 July 2023

Newmanor Law and Begbies Traynor co-hosted an illuminating round table discussion on the retail industry with asset owners, lenders and advisory professionals. The conversation was expertly chaired by Duncan Lamb. David Birne of Begbies Traynor gave a summary of the retail market which continues to face increasing cost pressures. Over 20% of retailers surveyed by…

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Net Zero Property: mapping the road ahead

Newmanor Law and property consultants Berrys, recently hosted a Roundtable event at The Ivy City Garden, which brought together industry and sector leaders to discuss the issues facing asset owners and how they can take steps to map the road to net zero. Over an informal breakfast, there was a free and frank discussion of…

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Development: Don’t Drop The Ball

We recently held a roundtable breakfast discussion in the City with surveying and construction consultancy, Adair. Various property professional advisors, as well as developers and funders attended, to discuss current challenges affecting the construction and development industry and to attempt to explore solutions and strategies to maintain the pipeline of new supply we all need.  The development industry faces unprecedented challenges creating a perfect storm of…

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Climate change round table event

Our commercial property associate, Edmund B., had the pleasure of attending the second roundtable event to discuss climate change and the implications for commercial property transactions. The event was chaired by our environmental consultant, Stephen Sykes and was hosted by Caroline Robinson (Search Acumen) and members of the Groundsure team, Sandeep Sangar and Catherine Shiers.…

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Problem Property Webinar: Advice for Lenders, Developers and Investors – Key Points

Our latest webinar on 4 October 2022 (Problem Property: Advice for Lenders, Developers and Investors) sparked a very interesting and timely discussion. The panel was comprised of Tom Brown (Voltaire Financial), Arvindar Singh (FRP Advisory), Philip Reynolds (FRP Advisory) and Fergus Jack (CBD Urban) and chaired by commercial property finance partner, Alexander Pelopidas (Newmanor Law),…

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