Whilst at Homes England, Darren successfully delivered over £4 billion of development finance products through a variety of debt, equity, and guarantee structures. Most recently, Darren led Homes England’s cornerstone equity investment into Newstead Capital’s SME development lending fund which will provide c. £1billion of new finance to the sector. Darren has over 15 years’ experience in real estate finance, having previously worked for NatWest and Barclays.
At LDS, Darren will create new alliances with development lenders and oversee both transaction and portfolio management functions. Darren will be based at the LDS London Bridge office, commencing immediately.
“I am really pleased to be joining LDS at this exciting stage” Darren explained. “Whilst at Homes England I saw the positive impact that LDS is already having on the market, in particular with development lenders, and I look forward to working with Ben and Gordon again to accelerate this.”
Gordon More, Strategic Adviser at LDS said:
“I know that Darren shares my passion for supporting the revival of SME developers and have seen first-hand the impact that his transactions have made on the market. LDS provides the ideal platform for Darren to continue this great work.”
Ben Jenkinson, Regional Director at LDS said
“Having previously worked with Darren, I know that he brings extensive relevant experience and a great contact book. Darren always delivers results and is already making a noticeable impact across the business. I’m particularly looking forward to working with Darren to create more new lender products to demonstrate the transformative power of combining Sales Guarantees and senior debt.”
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