Cambridge Finance CEO goes global.

Cambridge Finance CEO, Maria Wiedner, teaches on the Global Masters in Real Estate Develop program at the IE school of architecture and design, who offer innovative undergraduate and graduate education worldwide. Whilst still undertaking the main training role for Cambridge Finance, Maria's interpersonal and training skills have been noticed and she is in great demand. … Continue reading Cambridge Finance CEO goes global.

What is the impact of climate risk in real estate valuation?

by Gerhard Mulder of Climate Risk Services Climate risk going to upend the traditional approach to valuing real estate. Yet, for many real estate investors, climate change is not yet front-of-mind, particularly those with shorter holding periods. The prevailing thought is that climate risk is a future problem and that an investor will be able … Continue reading What is the impact of climate risk in real estate valuation?

5 reasons why professional training benefits real estate professionals

In training, we love a good acronym, so we have come up with one for this article; SPACE. 1. Skills Professional training allows for the acquisition or sharpening of knowledge and skills, increased collaboration, curiosity and professional awareness. Once you feel you have the knowledge and skills sharing them in a professional situation gains you … Continue reading 5 reasons why professional training benefits real estate professionals

Will Green Credentials Impact Property Values – Let’s Go Dutch

By Morag Beers Going Dutch does not always have particularly positive connotations; but Going Dutch in green investments is a whole other matter. The Dutch do it well, and the results are increasingly being recognised as beneficial. How do the Dutch know how to do this? I learned a joke about developers when I arrived … Continue reading Will Green Credentials Impact Property Values – Let’s Go Dutch

The benefits of SUMPRODUCT?

By Victor Alarsa If you are one of those who loves to model using lots of “IF”, “AND” and “OR” functions, then this article is for you. Let’s discuss the SUMPRODUCT, which literally means summing up the multiplication (product) of two or more different arrays. For example, if you want to calculate total rental value … Continue reading The benefits of SUMPRODUCT?

Do you know how to count the number of cells filtering several different criteria using Excel?

By Victor Alarsa In essence, the COUNTIFS function is used to count the number of cells that meet one or multiple criteria, given a specific range of the array. You may have noticed that COUNTIFS has an "S" in the end, which differs from its cousin COUNTIF, which is programmed to count the number of … Continue reading Do you know how to count the number of cells filtering several different criteria using Excel?

Financial metrics commonly used by loan underwriters (part 02)

By Victor Alarsa If you are looking to get into Real Estate financier, here you will find a few metrics commonly used by loan underwriters. As discussed in part 01, covenants are financial metrics used by lenders to determine how risky lending capital might be for a given project. We learnt about LTV/LTGDV/LTC, and now … Continue reading Financial metrics commonly used by loan underwriters (part 02)

Financial metrics commonly used by loan underwriters (part 01)

By Victor Alarsa If you are looking to get into Real Estate financier or just being more familiarised with its vocabulary, here you will find a few metrics commonly used by loan underwriters. The daily life of a developer is not easy. They need lenders to help them to finance their developments, but lenders do … Continue reading Financial metrics commonly used by loan underwriters (part 01)

An overview of the “UK-complex-housing-planning-permission-system”

By Victor Alarsa Who’s responsible for granting planning permissions? The planning system is designed to be applied by local authorities. There are three layers of authorities: Nationally (national plan) County councils (regional plan) Unitary authorities such as districts, boroughs or city councils, hereafter referred as to Local Planning Authority (LPA) LPA is ultimately responsible for … Continue reading An overview of the “UK-complex-housing-planning-permission-system”