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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

Cambridge Finance’s 2020

2020 has been a strange year, for everybody, I cannot think of anybody who has not been affected by the pandemic, but Cambridge Finance adapted and evolved to ensure professional training could continue in a safe and legal manner. We started the year with our traditional face to face courses but moved to virtual classrooms … Continue reading Cambridge Finance’s 2020

What is covenant strength and why does it matter?

By Cleo Folkes As many high street stores find themselves closing their doors permanently, we hear that landlords increasingly worry about covenant strength. What is it exactly that they worry about? In property you often hear the word covenant strength when people talk about a tenant or the quality of an investment property or real … Continue reading What is covenant strength and why does it matter?

Turnover Rent with Rupert Wood

Maria Wiedner interviewed Rupert Wood about turnover rent, this blog contains a summary of their interview. Rupert Wood Rupert Wood has over 25 years experience in the real estate industry, with strategic and operational experience in multiple sectors and in delivering transformative real estate solutions. Currently an executive advisor at FitForCommerce focussing on malls and … Continue reading Turnover Rent with Rupert Wood

Retail Casualties of Covid?

The demise of the high street continues with the collapse of Sir Philip Green's Arcadia, here's a run through of 20, 2020 casualties: RetailerTypeDateAt riskOutcome1Bon MarcheCut price clothing2/12/20225 stores1500 JobsRescue deal on the cards2Arcadia -TopShopDorothy P'sBurtonsMiss Selfridge30/11/2013,000 JobsLooking for buyers3EWMEWNPeacocksJaeger19/11/2076 stores347 jobsDeals in the pipeline4M&CoClothing - formally MackaysAug '20lost 47 stores & 381 jobsBought out … Continue reading Retail Casualties of Covid?

RICS – Health Check

At Cambridge Finance we strive for professionalism both in our company and through our teaching but how healthy is our professional institution which is at the heart of the industry? From RICS viewpoint The RICS annual review ( August '19 to July '20) shows some impressive figures for the institution (2018-2019 figures in brackets where … Continue reading RICS – Health Check

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder vs Member of Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

By Maria Wiedner MRICS CFA MPhil (Cantab) As an experienced real estate financial investment consultant and trainer, I receive regular enquiries about the best way forward to career progression. The most common question I am asked is which is a better investment, the CFA charter or the MRICS.  Here is my analysis of the pros … Continue reading Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder vs Member of Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)