Alternative sources of finance

Alternative sources of finance

 Alternative Sources of Finance Published in Business on 16 Mar 2012    If social housing providers are to meet the escalating need for affordable housing they must explore alternative sources of private sector funding to bridge the funding gap, following the cuts to government grants and less favourable conditions for borrowing. High property [...]

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 [...]

Craig awarded MBA (Enterprise)

  Carlton MD, Craig Peterson was awarded an MBA (Enterprise) at the Teesside University degree ceremony yesterday.   The award marks the end of three years knowledge learning and research.   Commenting on the event, Craig said “I’ve really enjoyed the whole experience and learnt so much from the course [...]

Aviva Investors launch Social Housing Fund – REaLM

28 July 2011 (London): Aviva Investors today announced the launch of four new real estate funds designed with the aim of addressing the current under-funding issues being experienced by UK pension schemes.   The four funds form part of the Return Enhancing and Liability Matching (REaLM®) strategy that aim to hedge [...]

Single Programme Funding secured for Gibson House

  Working on behalf of our clients, Green Lane Capital, Carlton have successfully secured Single Program grant from the European Regional Development Fund (“ERDF”). The grant forms part of the overall funding package for the restoration of Gibson House, a grade 2 listed former banking hall, in Middlesbrough. The project [...]

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