On Thursday the 19th of May The Developers Network Manchester event was a huge success, with lots of networking and great connections made.
The topic for the evening was – ‘how to get developments funded’. Shane and Jonathan talked about their experiences of using different ways of funding projects; such as joint ventures, private investors, and development finance.
In addition, finance experts from Pilot Fish and Roma Finance gave us their insider knowledge on how best to fund different types of development. Alice Williams and John Shevlane, from Pilot Fish, described how using a broker to access bespokely structured finance products can help developers get the projects funded. Scott Marshall and Sam Williamson described some of the deals Roma Finance had funded. They highlighted the benefits of really getting to know your finance provider to ensure they understand your circumstances and can provide the support needed throughout the project.
Towards the end of the evening Alice, John, Scott and Sam participated in a Question & Answer with the audience asking some challenging questions and the panel giving insightful answers.
The evening was rounded off with more networking and drinks at the bar.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our next event with more networking and education. Updates and talking you through more of our plans for our Crofts Bank development with a 360 Virtual Tour. The remainder of the evening will focus on getting planning for your developments.
NEXT EVENT DETAILS
Thursday 23rd June
6.30pm – Welcome & Networking
7.00 – 9.00pm – Main Event – Speakers
9.00 – 10.00pm – Networking
Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Manchester, M28 2QT
Getting Planning On Your Developments
Stuart Vendy – Veritas Planning
Offer a wide range of competitive lending solutions from bridging and development through to BTL finance with a bespoke approach to work flexibly with you.
Lending solutions are tailored to your needs and you have direct access to underwriters
Charlotte Rutter and Samantha Williamson
Dunore Utility Connections
Arrange utility connections for your developments. If you’ve ever dealt directly with the complexity of the process you’ll know it can be a nightmare. Dunore Utility Connections does the hard work for you, saving money and time. Jon Newsham
The all-in-one property and planning data platform to help you streamline your workflow and maximise your portfolio. The only off-market site sourcing tool that allows you to contact landowners directly from the platform.
Pilot Fish offer a full commercial finance broking service, with direct access to hundreds of lenders across the UK.
Their team of highly experienced finance professionals source individually tailored funding solutions with unparalleled service and product choice.