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
Why does commercial property valuation need a detective?
No two commercial properties are alike. Even a pair of buildings from identical blueprints will have subtle differences, they are unique, just like you and I. To reach a valuation we need to look at evidence, we cannot just pluck a value out of the air. Even then it is our evidenced professional opinion as … Continue reading Why does commercial property valuation need a detective?
Co-Living – what is it and why is it gaining in popularity?
Co-living is where three or more tenants, not from the same family or household, share living accommodation. This scenario is common in cities such as London where the cost of living is high. Other advantages of co-living are reduced utility costs as this is shared among the tenants or included in the rent and the … Continue reading Co-Living – what is it and why is it gaining in popularity?
Are buy to rent houses commercial or residential properties?
As buy to rent increases in popularity even throughout the pandemic, we are left wondering how to categorise these properties, residential or commercial? When you look at the cost of buying a house and compare it to the increase in income, despite stronger wage growth in recent years it just cannot keep up. According to … Continue reading Are buy to rent houses commercial or residential properties?
Vlog – Turnover Rents
Rupert Wood talks to Maria Wiedner about turnover rents and the impact they are having on the real estate industry. Click here to view the vlog video on youtube 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 … Continue reading Vlog – Turnover Rents
What does a financial analyst do?
There are several types of financial analysts, one size does not fit all! The day-to-day tasks of financial analysts may differ greatly, however, the skills these professionals need are often very similar. Here are four examples of financial analysts: Portfolio managers A portfolio manager is responsible for the supervision and the necessary support of a … Continue reading What does a financial analyst do?
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?
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