30 Nov 2023

LDS Sales Guarantees and Atelier join forces to help SME developers build and grow

SME renaissance vital to remedy the enduring and worsening undersupply of housing. The partnership will provide enhanced project funding with sales risk removed.

LDS, creator of the Sales Guarantee, and specialist development finance lender Atelier have today announced a collaboration to supercharge the growth of SME developers.

Developers of housing or apartment schemes with a minimum GDV of £5m can apply for a combined senior debt and Sales Guarantee package – accessing up to 95% cost funding, with sales risk removed.

Developers will also benefit from an efficient contracting process, with shared professional due diligence to save time and cost.

Applications from developers and finance brokers are being accepted immediately.

Martin Gilsenan, Chief Originations Officer, Atelier said:

“We are pleased to be collaborating with LDS – their Sales Guarantee solution offers a welcome source of liquidity to SME developers in this challenging market.

 “The past 12 months has seen a significant reduction in the amount of available JV equity and this has created particular challenges.  By working collaboratively with LDS, we can help developers to structure a workable capital stackWe founded our business to provide development finance solutions that SME developers can depend on, and we seek to build partnerships which will help our clients.”

Ben Jenkinson, Managing Director, LDS Sales Guarantees said:

“Atelier shares our passion and determination to improve the lot of SME developers, regardless of market conditions. We are therefore delighted to be partnering with them, combining LDS Sales Guarantees and good quality senior debt to accelerate the growth ambitions of developers across England and Wales – building more homes while taking less risk.”

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