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Julian King joins the Arc & Co. team

Julian is the latest addition to the structured finance team. Julian began his career in Real Estate after graduating from Oxford Brookes University working for a well known London estate in Knightsbridge. He then moved on to follow his passion into development establishing a successful career as a Land Buyer. Julian purchased sites across multiple asset classes including Residential, Commercial, Retail, Retirement and Student Accommodation. More Recently, Julian has advised National clients on recruiting land personnel to bolster their land teams regionally. Julian Joins Arc & Co. bringing with him Development experience, to advise his clients on achieving the most efficient, tailored finance solutions for them and their businesses.

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Case Study – How To Mortgage A £14m Property With No Income

Calculating how much a client could borrow to finance a property used to be very simple.  Lenders would offer between 4 or 5 times their annual salary subject to the loan to value ratio.  Today calculating how much someone can borrow is a little more complicated with many different criteria being used to determine affordability.  At Arc & Co. our clients range from first time buyers through to high net worth individuals whose income is derived from multiple countries and in multiple forms.  A recent client fell into the latter category who was wanting to finance a £14m property in near Hyde Park, a prime central London location whose past residents include Sir Winston Churchill and the Earl of Mansfield.

Daire Dowling, Managing Director of Arc & Co. Private Finance, explains why the deal was so complex; “The client wished to raise £4m on a £14m property near Hyde Park after taking tax advice from their accountant.  The client didn’t have a traditional income stream, so we had to capitalise an investment portfolio in the background and put interest on account.  The main motivation for the client was to cut down on remitted income into the UK from overseas and to generate clean capital within the UK jurisdiction for living expenses and succession planning. We were able to achieve all of this.

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Finance summary

  • Loan: £4m

  • Term: 5 year (interest only)

  • Rate: 1.75% margin on 3 month libor

  • Termination: No early repayment charge should the client decide to sell or pay down the loan for flexibility

If you would like to speak to an advisor about a property purchase or remortgage then please get in touch with the following link.

Alan Burgess joins the Arc & Co. team

Alan is the latest addition to the structured finance team. Having studied at the University of Birmingham and achieving a BSc Joint Honours in Geography & Town Planning, Alan went on to work in his family’s property development company where his interest in property finance was first piqued. Alan is also a keen aviator having been involved with various RAF organisations from a young age.

Alan said of joining ‘When I decided property finance was the industry I’d like to work in and after having an insight into the level of service they provided, I approached Arc & Co. I wanted to be trained to the highest standard and jumped at the opportunity of being part of the team.’

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Arc & Co. create strategic partnership with London Belgravia

Arc & Co. and London Belgravia, a latent defects insurance and property risks specialist, have formed a strategic partnership to offer an impartial end-to-end solution for clients looking to develop new schemes. By bringing together specialists from both areas of expertise, both Arc & Co. and London Belgravia can present unrivalled advice whilst ensuring their clients obtain the best value insurance and finance. This new combined service is designed to help developers reduce costs and maintain margins in an ever increasingly competitive market.

Andrew Robinson, CEO of Arc & Co. said of the new partnership "We are always looking for best in class service providers to ensure our clients projects deliver on time and maximise profitability, these types of partnerships allow us to team up with the best in the industry and make use of their extensive experience. We have been working with London Belgravia for nearly a year now and have always been impressed by their knowledge and professionalism."

Giles Fallan, Managing Director of London Belgravia; "LBB's partnership with Arc & Co. will offer our clients impartial and connected advise in what has become a crowded and potentially overbearing market. With new entrants in to both the latent defect and development finance markets, the importance of seeking third party advice is essential. Working with Arc & Co. over the last year, we have assisted many clients achieve the strongest and most cost effective finance and insurance available."

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

Sam Le Pard joins the Arc & Co. team

The Arc & Co team continues to expand. Following the arrival of Tom Savill and Jeremy Robinson earlier this year, we now welcome Sam Le Pard to the Commercial and Development team.

Sam joins Arc & Co following three months of training in the Arc & Co. Academy. Sam was previously a trainee solicitor at Freshfields, working in London, Dubai and Singapore and gained a first-class history degree from the University of Nottingham. Sam’s addition enhances the range of skills and experiences in the Arc & Co team.