What is the layer method of property valuation?

The layer (or hardcore) method of valuation is used as an alternative to the more traditional term and reversion approach. The approach has both its advantages and drawbacks which can be seen here. The theory with the layer method of valuation is: It capitalises present rent (hardcore rent) into perpetuity.Then it capitalises the top slice … Continue reading What is the layer method of property valuation?

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?

How to prepare for a real estate financial modelling test

Request a sample test First, we need to understand what a financial modelling is so we can keep this in mind throughout the test and better accept why companies are asking us more and more to go through Excel tests in order to proceed to the next round of interviews. Financial Modelling in real estate … Continue reading How to prepare for a real estate financial modelling test

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

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?

Why has the government encouraged training whilst on furlough?

The government rules for staff whilst on furlough have been strict, and incorporate the following: You cannot ask staff to do any work that makes money for your business or any business linked to yours, orprovide any service for your business or linked to your business However, your staff can: Take part in trainingvolunteer for … Continue reading Why has the government encouraged training whilst on furlough?

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

How has Covid shaped property design?

Coronavirus has had a marked affect on how people want to spend their work and leisure time and has shifted priorities for building design. Gardens, recently seen as a nuisance and best avoided by some, are now sought after for the offer of private open air space and open plan is falling in popularity as … Continue reading How has Covid shaped property design?

Valuation in crisis – Art versus Science – The Science View

The Science View on Valuation Estimating Property Values in Times of Significant Uncertainty In times of Covid-19 pandemic, property market or fair values are harder than ever to estimate. Valuers desperately trying to find enough ‘evidence’, but property is an illiquid asset by definition and as such, transactional evidence disappears during periods of market unrest. … Continue reading Valuation in crisis – Art versus Science – The Science View