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We know that the availability of finance is of utmost
importance to many of our clients.
Acuitus Finance provides in-depth knowledge of the property finance
marketplace, and a service which addresses the needs of our
clients, the availability of funding and the desire to develop
lasting financing relationships.
It specialises in providing advice in the following areas:
- Individual commercial property investments
- Commercial property investment portfolios
- Residential property investments
- Development finance
- Trading business property
Acuitus Finance is led by Stuart Buchanan who has many years of
experience in the commercial real estate investment marketplace.
Stuart has developed close working relationships with many lenders
and also constantly tracks new sources of finance entering the
Reality Check - the Acuitus Finance quarterly lending update -
has an authoritative reputation in the market and is regularly
covered in detail by Property Week. These updates have become
required reading for investors and lenders and can be found in the
Acuitus Finance specialises in providing advice in the following
In the current marketplace it is becoming increasingly difficult
for the lenders to perform within the auction timescale from
approval to completion.
To solve this problem Acuitus Finance has assembled a panel of
Short-Term Lenders to provide finance for auction purchases. The
Short-Term Lenders specialise in completing the loan
administration, valuation and legals within the auction
Commercial Investment Properties
Lenders now focus as much on the asset they are lending against as
they do on the client. We specialise in the Commercial Investment
sector and has up to date knowledge of the lenders currently active
and the type of asset that they want to finance.
Surprisingly, Residential is one of the most difficult sectors in
the property marketplace to finance. We have carried out research
with the active lenders to know which are actually lending, what
their terms are, and the possible loan to value.
Finance is available for both commercial and residential
developments; the level of finance available frequently depends
upon the location of the site. Loans are available as both a
percentage of costs and of gross development value.
We have compiled a panel of mezzanine and equity lenders for both
the commercial and residential marketplace. The majority of active
lenders are looking for opportunities in London and the South
Acuitus Finance sponsors Joint Venture Developments, if you are a
developer looking for an equity partner or you are looking for an
average rate of return of 20% pa from your cash you may find it
interesting to talk to us.
We can help businesses buying new premises or looking to release
equity from existing business property. It is generally safer to
finance your business premises with a different lender than your
existing business bank. Cashflow facilities are available as
Please contact Stuart if you own existing property which you
would like to refinance or if you wish to increase your buying
power by raising finance for investments which you have already
bought for cash. In advance of each Acuitus auction, Stuart can
also quote indicative finance terms for all properties in the sale
including senior debt and bridging loans.