How to Add Value to a Real Estate Investment

Covid-19 is increasing the appeal of “value-add” investment strategies across the real estate sectors.  With the previous model of core or low-risk, low return properties such as those with long leases being struck during the pandemic, many investors are looking at the market for reliable and resilient returns through value add real estate investments reflected … Continue reading How to Add Value to a Real Estate Investment

VC Investment & Careers in PropTech

Whilst PropTech is still practically in its infancy, the industry has been booming and is full of infinite opportunities. And as demand for professionals within the PropTech industry continues to grow, market leading consultants in the UK like LMRE realised that even those that come from a traditional real estate space could transfer their skills … Continue reading VC Investment & Careers in PropTech

Is Financial Modelling Training Worthwhile?

Financial modelling training, leading to financial modelling jobs takes time, money and effort to complete. So is it worthwhile? I explored job search sites and discovered that there are currently (as at 15 June 2021) 4,251 jobs matching 'financial modelling' on Indeed.com, the largest job search site and 2,036 on Totaljobs. Indeed found 4,251 Financial … Continue reading Is Financial Modelling Training Worthwhile?

Financial Modelling: Free excel template

Excel template

Financial modelling is a non-negotiable must-have skill in the world of real estate finance. The information and forecasting provided drive financial decision-making. In this blog we have shared a free excel template for you to download and experiment with (at the bottom of this page). Curious to learn how to create one? Then sign up … Continue reading Financial Modelling: Free excel template

Financial Modelling – What Is Its Purpose?

Financial Modelling

Financial modelling is used to estimate the valuation of a business, portfolio or property. We use spreadsheets to inform and make financial decisions. Spreadsheet users will have different perceptions of financial models depending upon need and experience. Financial models relate to mathematical models which represent a simplified version of a financial asset's performance. Financial modelling … Continue reading Financial Modelling – What Is Its Purpose?

Property Development: is this the right time to invest?

Making predictions Predicting the property market, when it is at its peak or its lowest is difficult. However, for a property developer, the time is right if they can mitigate risk. In order to make informed and effective decisions, developers need to have a deep understanding of their market. It is the length of the … Continue reading Property Development: is this the right time to invest?

Tax Day Update

23 March 2021 was dubbed 'tax day' when the government announced more than 30 tax updates separate from the budget. Cambridge Finance offers a summary of these updates that may affect its delegates. Taxation is part of life, none of us like it but it necessary, hopefully, this update and the ten-year plan that had … Continue reading Tax Day Update

How can training help mental health?

Recent forced periods of isolation have brought mental health to the forefront. Always an important issue but we have all had too much time to reflect and enforced isolation has caused much of this thinking to be inwards. I am not a mental health professional, this blog comes from personal experience. We have been blessed … Continue reading How can training help mental health?

What has the spring budget offered the property market?

Rishi Sunak last week delivered a £65billion spring budget, but what has it offered the property market? Cambridge Finance has reviewed the key elements of the budget which affect the property industry and consider their implications. Stamp duty holiday extended for an additional 3 monthsa welcome measure to continue the house buying surge but is … Continue reading What has the spring budget offered the property market?

Roadmap out of Lockdown

As Boris Johnson announced his roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, we look at how Cambridge Finance has navigated the pandemic and how we are converting this experience to bring best in class training for all our delegates. Training before Covid-19 Prior to lockdown, all of Cambridge Finance courses were delivered face to face in central … Continue reading Roadmap out of Lockdown