This quote is attributed to many great thinkers, notably Einstein, whilst there may be debate around who said it there is no debate around the statement itself. We understand that development and financing is already a complex area with many moving parts and a range of uncertainties. Our sales guarantee cuts through many of these simplifying the process for all involved.
So how does it work?
Please see below a list of questions we are regularly asked. If you have a question that isn’t on the list, we would be happy to answer it directly. Contact us today.
On a typical £10m GDV scheme the improved outputs can be:
There are also many other benefits, including:
Get in touch with our Head of New Business John Fletcher today to find out more.
Guaranteed pricing and exit timings for sites removes all speculative risk, immediately improving credit profile and ability to lend
Ability to offer more competitive terms, without increasing risk, leading to more business written
LDS provide 10% unsecured zero coupon cash deposit, which can be released into the transaction at exchange. This has a transformative effect on viability, closes equity shortfalls and converts marginal proposals to much more attractive ones
See our wider list of benefits here.
Increases conversion rate, allowing more business to be written, due to removal of speculative elements LDS can release 10% cash deposit at exchange reducing developer cash contribution and covering any equity shortfalls
Generate additional income. Our average broker introduction fee is £11,100 (Sept 2020).
Allows lenders to offer increased leverage and improved terms due to reduced risk with sales guarantee in place
Expedites application and credit process
Improves your margins by allowing more business to be written with less processing and administration time required
“The use of LDS allows developers to get on site and off site quicker, meaning more stock is developed and profits generated.”
Mark has been involved in property and investment all of his working life, starting at 16 back in 1997. Mark established Landmark Investments in 2000 and Landmark Development Solutions later on.
Ben began his career in property as an estate agent in 2001. He ran the acquisitions function within a number of investment property companies, before a chance meeting in 2007 with CEO Mark Hawthorn led to Ben joining the Landmark Group as Acquisitions Director.
Andrew is an experienced finance director with over 15 years’ expertise in the housebuilding sector at both PLC and large regional level.
David is chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle. He is responsible for providing advice upon major development opportunities across the North West and has acted as ‘Lead Advisor’ to a number of public and private sector bodies on disposal, acquisition, development strategy and structuring such as Shell UK, Astra Zeneca and Warburtons over a period of 25 years.
Steve is an experienced director in growth, disruptive or unique businesses. Having worked with both John Caudwell (Phones 4u, Caudwell Group) and Noel Mckee (webuyanycar & BCA) he was a proven CFO with a track record of generating billions in stakeholder value. Steve also sits on the board of private equity backed fintech businesses as either NED or Chair.
John is an MRICS Professional with over 15 years’ experience in Commercial, Residential, land and property. Prior to joining LDS he led and helped a multi-disciplined property agency grow into being a large regional business employing over 100 people. As Head of New Business for LDS, John originates and progresses new opportunities to exchange of contracts alongside lender and developer clients.
Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the development finance space and brings a wealth of experience having transacted over £1bn debt for a variety of lenders including Investec, Nationwide and Assetz Capital. He has experience working as a lender and broker in the development finance markets and is responsible for managing the burgeoning number of brokers and lenders utilising LDS Sales Guarantees.