• Residential, corporate and commercial mortgages
  • Open and closed bridging facilities
  • Buy to let mortgages
  • Development finance
  • Refinance, equity release and debt consolidation
  • Affiliations with leading tax, legal, insurance and other providers
  • Price checking of your existing lending facility terms
  • JV Development Funding100% Joint Venture Development FundingJoint Venture is a contractual agreement joining together two or more firms for the purpose of executing a particular business strategy. At Berkshire Capital Finance we have a network of investors, developers, and contractors who are actively looking to engage in Joint Venture relationships. This unique solution has resulted in lending 100% of the total projects costs, enabling the completion and realisation of the project. We can introduce either pure equity investment into a development deal or partner a developer with another who comes with the equity. Depending on your situation we will find the right solution to suit your needs. Joint Venture Development Funding CriteriaWe can provide 100% Joint Venture Development funding for deals in and around the UK. In general, they must meet the following criteria:
    • New development projects only
    • Full planning in place is preferred but consideration can be made for deals without planning
    • UK Wide
    • Must be an experienced developer with a proven track record – If not we will accept a partner who has experience
    • Minimum 25% profit on cost
    • Credit profile, not a problem
    • Build completed within 24 months
    • GDV £2 Million – £10 Million

    Advantages of Equity Development Finance

    The main advantage of Equity and Joint Venture Development funding is that the developer may not need to put any cash into a deal and could, therefore, develop a profitable opportunity that would otherwise not be completed.

    • Where the traditional Senior Debt Lenders limit the lending to 65% of total costs, Joint Venture Development funding allows the lending to stretch to 100% including land acquisition, hard costs, and soft costs
    • Because the fund participates as a 100% joint venture partner, they assume nearly 100% of the project risk until completion or stabilization.
    • Expert advice and invaluable experience can be provided by the equity investor
    • Allows the developer to develop more projects at a time as their funds are not tied up in one particular deal.
    • The developer does not need to service any interest at any stage during the project
    • Typical profit share for a developer can range from 25% to 50% depending on the specific project
    • Flexible structures can be designed where ratchets are included to enable the developer to maximise profits when certain sales targets are achieved

    Joint Venture and Equity investment next steps

    If you are a developer with a great opportunity but no cash to put into the deal then send an email to  mike@berkshirecapitalfinace.com with the development appraisal, cash flow, executive summary including previous projects and the plans if available.

    If you are an equity investor looking to for the right development opportunity and developer then send an email mike@berkshirecapitalfinance.com  with the deal size, type, and location that you are looking to invest in

    If you own some land or a potential development project where you would like to leave the equity within the property and find a suitable partner to develop the opportunity together then send an email to  mike@berkshirecapitalfinace.com

    with the property details and the background to the deal.

    If you wish to speak to one of our experienced brokers, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0207 385 2816 where we will be happy to assist

  • Unsecured business loans:

    Berkshire Capital arranges Business loans from £25k to £10m secured against the UK and Overseas property. Repayment terms from 3 months to 10 years Sole traders, limited companies and partnerships considered. We are also happy to consider unsecured business from £25k to £500k against the director’s personal guarantee.

  • Bridging Loans

    Bridging loans are a short-term funding option. They are used to ‘bridge’ a gap between a debt coming due – and we’re talking primarily about property transactions, here – and the main line of credit becoming available. Or they can simply act as a short-term loan in pressing circumstances. They can be invaluable in facilitating a property purchase that otherwise would not be possible. But as you might expect with a stop-gap measure, they can be significantly more expensive than a ‘normal’ loan.
    What are bridging loans and how do they work?

    Bridging loans are designed to help people complete the purchase of a property before selling their existing home by offering them short-term access to money at a high-rate of interest. As well as helping home-movers when there is a gap between the sale and completion dates in a chain, this type of loan can also help someone planning to sell-on quickly after renovating a home or help someone buying at auction. As banks and building societies have grown more reluctant to lend in the wake of the financial crisis, there has been an influx of bridging lenders into the market. As the cost of a bridging loan is higher than a more traditional loan, an exit strategy is important. Exits are usually via refinance or sale on the open market. There is a massive range of bridging lenders to choose from, so it is essential to have an understanding of the intricacies and mechanics of such facilities so the most appropriate and cost-effective option is utilised, from the right lender. We can fast-track you through the process and identify the most suitable option quickly.Please Contact Us for more information.