knowing, going, and showing the way
Introducing a team that is following its dream and finding better ways to deliver it.
Liquiditi typically invests equity totalling 25% of Total Project Costs: our skin in the game. Senior debt funding has come from institutional and private investors, including banks, building societies, development funding specialists, and private individuals.
Property is all I’ve ever done, and I have been developing in London since 2005.
Development has changed a lot since then; to succeed now you need to be highly professional and you need to be all over every detail. I did my MSc in Real Estate Finance at the Henley Business School in 2010 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor on the RICS Planning & Development pathway, which means I speak the same language as our professional team and council planning officers. I read Architectural History at Cambridge, where I wrote my dissertation on housing development in Southwest London in the late 19th century. Victorian houses have enduring appeal and are adaptable to 21st century living. Taking their tired old bricks apart and carefully reassembling them into beautiful new homes is always rewarding.
DEVELOPING OUR SITES
I’ve spent the majority of my career developing and implementing growth plans for small businesses and have successfully taken initial projects and grown them into multi-million pound organisations.
Time spent living, working, and simultaneously undertaking property development projects in London crystalized my views towards taking a formalised approach, replicating success and investing within a trusted team. I enjoy being hands on, driving business growth, designing processes and implementing solutions.
INCREASING OUR CAPACITY
I have learned that generally, when borrowers do well, so do their lenders. Initially I founded Liquiditi to provide mezzanine finance to developers via intermediaries. There was a big variance in the type of opportunity and the ability of the applicants presented to me. One developer client stood head and shoulders above the rest, so we agreed to explore together the science behind what makes ‘a borrower do well’ then see, if we thought about it a certain way, we could capture it in a business model that properly aligned the two interests.
Past investments in Southwest London include numerous developments and Buy-to-Let schemes, but this is by a long way the most exciting model I have found. Now it’s time to share it.
ADVANCING OUR MODEL