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Tackling the affordable housing funding gap in an age of austerity – joint ventures as a strategic option

While the affordable housing sector is facing a significant funding gap due to cuts in government grants and reduced bank lending periods, housing providers have also cited government austerity measures as additional obstacles to new developments. Such measures include the government’s affordable rent programme and benefit caps, which housing providers [...]

Carlton & Co makes a move into London

Carlton & Co makes a move into London

We’re pleased to announce that we have recently opened a London office to help us strengthen our links with major investors in the City. Our new office in Berkeley Square will help us to meet increasing demands from some of the UK’s major pension funds which have recently stepped up [...]

Financing a new affordable housing supply – towards a nil grant solution

Financing a new affordable housing supply – towards a nil grant solution

We’ve recently read with interest the National Housing Federation’s response to central government regarding the delivery of affordable housing, with particular focus on how the government could ensure that sufficient resources are available to support the delivery of future housing projects ( With a serious gap in funds for the [...]

Ken Livingstone wants Pension Funds to invest in housing

Published in Inside Housing, 13 April 2012 If Ken Livingstone is elected to Mayor of London he plans to ask local authorities to invest directly into social housing.   We like this plan indeed, we presented a similar proposal to the HCA and the Local Authorities Strategic Team back in [...]

Residential index expected to precipitate pension fund investment

Published in Investment & Pension Real Estate, 01 March 2012 An interesting article in the Investment & Pension Real Estate, 01 March 2012, which comments on the performance of the residential index versus the other main real estate asset classes.   Interesting to see that the residential index outperforming the [...]

The Sunday Times – Business Letters 26th February 2012

The Sunday Times – Business Letters 26th February 2012

(London; 26th February 2012) Bankers circle cash-starved housing associations – Carlton responded to this article and we briefly explained that some HARP’s are making real progress with regards to funding and in particular, long term finance (40yr-50yr) working with institutional investors.   Our response was printed in The Sunday [...]

Bankers circle-cash-starved housing associations

Bankers circle-cash-starved housing associations We read with interest the above article which was published in The Sunday Times, 19.02.2012 about the pressures on housing associations/registered providers (“HARP’s”) to fund future development programmes.   As banks increasingly become lenders of short-term finance this move has left a gap in the market for providers of [...]

Carlton Enterprise HUB – £1.1M ERDF

Carlton MD, Craig Peterson, today announced that the company received notification that a conditional approval for a £1.1M investment from the European Regional Development Fund (“ERDF”) to support their Enterprise Hub development on the Aycliffe Business Park. The Enterprise Hub will create 18,000 ft.² of net lettable workspace with the [...]

Carlton secure £700,000 for Sustainability HUB – UK Regional Growth Fund Round 2

Carlton directors, Norman and Craig Peterson, were delighted to receive news that the UK Governments Regional Growth Fund (Round 2) are allocating £700,000 of conditional funding for the Carlton HUB for Sustainability. The investment will help part finance the development of 20,000 ft.² of office space to accommodate up to [...]

Derwent Living partners with Aviva Investors in £45 millon stock transfer

In a landmark move, and a first ever for the UK housing sector, Aviva Investors has agreed a £45 million deal to fund the transfer of 839 properties from Home Group to East Midlands housing provider Derwent Living. An additional 296 Home Group properties are also being transferred to Derwent [...]

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