In this edition, a number of leading industry figures discussed the current political climate and the UK economy.
The participants from Arc & Co included Matthew Yassin, director of structured finance; Edward Horn-Smith, managing director of structured finance; and Julian King, senior adviser.
They were joined by Michael Dean, principal and co-founder at Avamore Capital; Jon Salisbury, managing director at Ortus Secure Finance; James Helmore, senior portfolio manager at Paragon Development Finance; Chris Strathon, senior director in valuation at JLL; and Alexander Pelopidas, partner at Rosling King LLP.
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Edward claimed that — following the recent general election — for the first time in a few years, he was seeing “London-based developers presenting central London development”.
“I’ve seen more of that [central London developments] in the last two weeks than I probably saw all of last year, which is interesting.”
Chris added that he expected to see more transactions in the first part of the year “provided … there isn’t something else that [occurs] elsewhere in the world”.
Pictured above: Matthew Yassin, Edward Horn-Smith, Julian King, Michael Dean, Jon Salisbury, James Helmore, Chris Strathon and Alexander Pelopidas