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ARC & CO. ADVISES ON £13.4M DEVELOPMENT LOAN FOR CRAWLEY BTR SCHEME

Mayfair-based specialist finance advisor, Arc & Co. today announced it has advised Inspired Asset Management on a £13.4m development loan.  

The development is being funded through a £13.4m senior loan from Zorin Finance. 

Commenting, John Kerrigan, Director at Arc & Co., said: “The funding of this residential development is welcome news in a difficult market. It proves that there is still funding available for well-located, well-designed schemes, which are sensibly priced and supported by a good calibre sponsor.”

The former office and retail building will be demolished to make way for 78 new one and two bedroom apartments for rent with a communal rooftop terrace and 7,998 square foot of ground floor retail. It is a 14-month build programme with practical completion anticipated for Q1 2020.  

Inspired Asset Management purchased the building in 2015 and obtained planning permission for the scheme in 2016. The development has an estimated GDV of £21m and is expected to generate circa £1.75m gross rental income per annum.  

With a population in excess of 105,000, Crawley is a thriving commuter town with trains to Gatwick Airport in just 9 minutes and London Victoria in 42 minutes. A substantial growth programme is underway with £31.4m being invested in infrastructure improvements and physical regeneration designed to support new homes, business investment and employment. 

Martin Skinner, Chief Executive of Inspired Asset Management, said: “I’m delighted to announce that we have secured development finance for this exciting scheme, Inspired’s first wholly new-build development, and we can now look forward to adding another asset to our emerging Build to Rent portfolio. Crawley offers fast trains to London as well as being a local employment hub just 4.5 miles from Gatwick Airport. There is strong rental demand, especially for high quality new homes located in the town centre.”

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If you you would like to speak to John regarding development finance please find his contact details below.

John Kerrigan
Director
Arc & Co. Structured Finance

Tel: +44 (0) 203 205 2124
Mobile: +44 (0) 750 822 5678
Email: john@arcandco.com

Lender appetite slowly returns to super prime London as Arc & Co. complete £16.8m loan

After years of restricted lending in London’s super prime market and with the few lenders prepared to offer loans against large single assets restricting loan to values to less than 50%, Arc & Co. are starting to see green shoots of optimism with a handful of specialist lenders re-entering the market.

Edward Horn-Smith, Managing Director of Arc & Co. Structured Finance, was recently instructed by an existing client to refinance a development loan on a super prime asset in central London.  The loan was completed in just three weeks from professional instruction.

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  • Ultra Prime High End single unit

  • Bridge to sell

  • 62.5% LTV

  • 7.95% pa (All in rate)

  • £16.8m loan amount

Edward Horn-Smith
Managing Director
Arc & Co. Structured Finance
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3205 2126
Mobile: +44 (0) 778 863 2139
Email: edward@arcandco.com

Arc & Co. achieve hat-trick following the completion on Perini Navi yacht

The team are currently working hard meeting new clients at the Monaco Yacht Show but that doesn’t mean it isn’t business as usual. Arc & Co. are pleased to announce that they have just successfully advised on the finance of a 40m Perini Navi yacht, the third deal to close this month.

Arc & Co. will be in attendance at the Monaco Yacht Show again tomorrow (Thursday 27th) and if you would like to talk to one of the team get in touch at monaco@arcandco.com.

Finance Summary
Yard:                     Perini Navi
Yacht Size:           40m
Yacht Age:           2013
LTV:                      55%
Security:              Asset backed

Arc & Co. helps ex-pat client secure 200 year old Edinburgh property despite challenging circumstances

Clients often arrive at the door of Arc & Co. having been let down elsewhere first. This was the case for a recent client who was trying to purchase a 200 year old property in Edinburgh, Scotland in time for their children returning to university. With the clock ticking, Matthew Wheeler, a financial consultant at Arc & Co., took up the challenge of securing finance for the property and to leave another client more than impressed.

Matthew, gives an overview of the situation and why it presented a challenge. “The client came to us having been let down by a lender elsewhere so was understandably nervous about losing the property he had made a generous offer on. Also, things are always made more challenging when transacting in Scotland where mortgage offers have to be produced before an offer on a property can be accepted.  This made for tight timescales and with a more vanilla case we would have focused on lenders that could move the quickest but instead focused on those who we knew would understand the complex financial situation of the client. Because the client was an ex-pat and paid in dollars, we had to work closely with the lender to make sure they were comfortable with his overall financial position and their long-term financial plans. The client was delighted with the rate the lender offered and security the fixed rate provided. We managed to have the conditional offer issued within 3 weeks of applying and the final offer shortly after in time for their children to move in before starting back at school and university.”

Summary 

  • Client:  Couple both UK ex pats resident in America for over 5 years. Buying a UK property for them and their children to use while they are attending UK schools and University.

  • Property: Purchase in Edinburgh of 200-year-old property, 5 bedrooms over 3 floors.

  • Value:  Purchase price of £731,250 (£56,250 over value because of the market in Edinburgh being very competitive).

  • Vendor: – Private couple

  • Lender – HSBC 1.69% 3-year fixed rate

  • Loan amount - £506,250

Matthew Wheeler
Financial Consultant
Tel: +44 (0) 203 205 2190
Mob: +44 (0) 771 198 9870
Email: matthew.wheeler@arcandco.com

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Another August Success for Arc & Co.!

Despite being in peak holiday season, Jeremy Robinson, an Asset Finance Advisor within the Structured Finance team of Arc & Co. has worked tirelessly to complete a £1.15m loan of behalf of his client Hursley Coulsdon LLP.  The finance for a new build development in Coulsdon was arranged despite several parties being on holiday at the time of completion.  Please find details below:

  • Loan size £1.15m

  • 3 new build houses in Coulsdon in the garden of an existing house

  • Client: Hursley Coulsdon LLP

  • Completed on time, despite both the borrower and borrowers solicitor being on holiday at the time. Proof it can be done without a last minute rush, if all parties are on board!

  • Straightforward development deal completed during an especially busy August for Arc & Co.!

Toby Blythe of Hursley Coulsdon LLP said of the deal “As with most transactions, there were a number of hurdles to overcome but Jeremy Robinson from Arc & Co. was always available and ready to help with whatever was needed along with my Solicitor Tim Brittain, who assured me everything was in order before we both went on holiday.  There were a couple of final calls between Greece & Portugal but in the end the transaction went through smoothly and I’m now looking forward to getting on with building the three houses which should be ready by Spring 2019! ”

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Arc & Co.'s Structure Finance Advisor: Jeremy Robinson

 

Leading Asset Finance Advisory Helps Fund EquaGroup’s Completed Project

Arc&Co. has had the pleasure of working with a very active developer in the Essex regions. Equagroup Ltd have focused on taking advantage of PDR opportunities in Colchester and Braintree.  Just over 12 months ago we put in place their development facility for their scheme Oak House, the project is now fully complete and sold within weeks of being on the market.

The Project was funded by Zorin Finance, who have been fully supportive of EquaGroup and their scheme. Zorin’s origination Manager, Henry Wilson-Holt goes on to say, “Our thanks go to Arc&Co. for their hard work and assistance in getting this transaction completed initially. This scheme has now been redeemed ahead of schedule and above Redbook value – this goes to show the quality of projects EquaGroup work on, and the local-market knowledge they have.”

Mark Stokes, Director of EquaGroup states, “We are delighted at EquaGroup with this exclusive development completed to such exacting standards and delivering on its promise to all stakeholders including our funding and investment partners, shareholders and of course the local community.”

Since then they have started work on two different PD projects which are going to PC in early 2019. We pride ourselves on repeat business and working with EquaGroup is a prime example.


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Project Details
Location – Central Colchester
LTGDV – 70%
Loan - £1,462,000

Nick Holding-Parsons Asset Finance Advisor Arc & Co.

Nick Holding-Parsons
Asset Finance Advisor
Arc & Co.

www.equagroup.co.uk

www.equagroup.co.uk

Arc & Co. complete £4.3m loan for 43 apartment permitted development

Arc & Co. has completed a gross loan of £4.3m to facilitate the construction of 43 apartments. Their client originally bought an existing office with PD rights for circa 25 apartments but through a shrewd understanding of local planning policy, achieved enhanced planning for nearly double the number of apartments. Arc & Co. were asked to arrange a relatively lowly geared loan and this meant they were able to structure a facility with an attractive headline interest rate.

Charlie Armstrong said 'This is an impressive project as my client has maximised the value of the site through a clever understanding of planning regulations. There is a clear focus on the high demand from first-time buyers and being situated just 25 minutes from central London the apartments are sure to sell very well.'

See below for details:

Deal description: Office to residential PD scheme
GDV: GBP £10.0m
Loan: GBP £4.3m
Rate: 4.5% over LIBOR
Arrangement Fee: 1.25%
Exit fee: 1.25% of loan facility

Arc & Co. Close £13.75m Loan

Matthew Cleave, a senior advisor of the commercial and development team at Arc & Co. recently closed a £13.75m loan on behalf of his client Barry Howard Homes.  An active developer in the East Midlands market for many years, Barry Howard Homes’ latest scheme is an 11 acre site formerly used as allotments.  The prime location which is close to Northampton city centre has now been secured for the development of 139 homes. The immediate surrounding area has already been developed due to the overwhelming demand for new homes in Northampton.

Matthew explains “We have arranged a syndicated peak debt facility to meet the costs of the scheme in line with the proposed phasing by the client. This allows the client to control costs throughout the term of two and a half years.”

See below for the details:

Deal description: Peak debt facility on a syndicated basis for a phased development of 139 houses

Location: Northampton
LTGDV: 85%
Loan: GBP £13.75m
Blended Rate: 9% per annum
Term: 30 months

Arc & Co. Advise on £7.4m Purchase in Kensington

Eugene Tripuk, Head of Russia and CIS desk at Arc & Co. has closed a £4.8m loan on behalf of a Russian client.

Eugene explains "The finance was for a residential property purchase in Kensington for a Russian client with a rubble income deriving from assets in Russia. The main achievement is that we managed to secure a straightforward mortgage from a private bank at a very competitive rate, and we did so, without the requirement to have assets under management. Considering the market is more cautious of Russian clients at the moment, to achieve something like this, is a great result!"  See below for the details:

Deal description: Purchase of property in central London, for a Russian national with Russian Rubble denominated income. No AUM
Location: Kensington, London
Property Value: GBP £7.4m
LTV: 65
Loan: GBP £4.8m
Rate: 1.85%
Term: 5
Client Nationality: Russian

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Arc&Co. successfully advise on the finance of 50 meter Codecasa

Leon Batchelor, Managing Director of Arc & Co. Marine and Aviation has sucessfully adviced on the finance on a 50 meter Codecasa Yacht on behalf of a Middle Eastern Client.

Please see below for details:

Client: Middle Eastern
Yacht: 50 meter Codecasa
Loan to value: 50%
Term: 5 Years
Structure: 'pure' yacht mortgage without private banking

Photo credit: Codecasa Shipyards

Codecasa Shipyards, established in Viareggio back in 1825 by the shipwright Giovanni Battista Codecasa, are an absolutely prominent reality in the luxury yachting industry and are known all over the world as builders of steel and light alloy motoryachts, ranging from 30 to 70 meters LOA.

Still run by the founder’s heirs, nowadays the Codecasa Shipyards Group is able to offer a wide range of Yachts, featured by top quality, technologic innovation, reliability, design and comfort.