7 Jul 2023

LDS Sales Guarantees promotes Ben Jenkinson to Managing Director

LDS has today announced the promotion of Ben Jenkinson to Managing Director.

This announcement comes as LDS completes a record quarter, including the largest transaction to date at £15m, unlocking 52 new homes in Leeds.

The LDS Sales Guarantee, which enables SME developers to build more by removing sales risk and releasing a 10% deposit, is in increasing demand as market uncertainty endures.

Based in London, Ben will run the company’s Origination, Transaction and Portfolio Management functions as well as continuing to lead LDS development lender relationships.

Ben will start immediately, supported by former Homes England CEO Gordon More (Strategic Advisor), as well as former Homes England colleagues Alex Maltby (Origination) and Darren Reynolds (Transaction and PM).

Mark Hawthorn, CEO said:
“Since Ben joined us last year from Homes England, he has driven growth across many areas of the business, so the promotion is a natural progression of his journey. In a short time, Ben has got many of the most active development finance lenders working with LDS, including some big names in recent weeks. The move up to MD will allow the team to continue to grow and keep pace with the ever-growing pipeline”.

Ben Jenkinson, MD said:
’’Since joining LDS from Homes England 18 months ago we have established our innovative Sales Guarantee as a powerful enabler of new housing. In combination with senior debt, it’s an irresistible option for developers who want to build and grow. I’m excited about the new products and lender partnerships that we have on the way. We’ll keep doing things differently as we continue to reframe the development finance landscape’’.

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