New insurance and structured finance advisory firm launches

New insurance and financial advisory firm, J3 Advisory, has entered the property market to fuse insurance and funding for the betterment of its clients.

Co-founder and managing director Jack Bristow (pictured above, middle), along with co-founders and directors Johnny Leadsom (left) and James Mole (right), have set up the new business after more than 20 years of working in the insurance and finance markets. 

The trio were previously at London Belgravia Group.

J3 will advise on bridging loans, development finance, BTL portfolio lending and care and nursing home finance.

It will also advise on new-build warranty insurance, commercial latent defects, and social housing, retrospective, receivership, self-build and conversion warranties.

The leadership team stated it has witnessed first-hand how insurance and finance should interlink, but are instead fragmented and disconnected, resulting in a loss of time.

To solve this problem, J3 aims to enable regional developers, SMEs and property professionals across the country to make better decisions, faster.

“Every development site is different and so requires different types of funding and different insurance solutions,” said Jack.

“We aim to take an individual look at each project, finding funding and insurance solutions for each site on its own merits, rather than going to the same provider each time. 

“Through this, we can help developers maximise a site’s potential by getting the right finance in place and then protecting them by having the right warranty.

“By acting as an extension to the developer’s business and providing highly professional advice, we will enable our clients to claw back time and provide them with peace of mind.”

James added: “We pride ourselves on our level of understanding, not just on the developer’s current scheme, but on the wider pipeline of projects and objectives for their business.

“Coupling this intelligence with our previous experience and knowledge of different lenders’ performance and appetite to lend, it enables us to deliver the most tailored and attuned structured finance solutions.” 

Johnny commented: “We wanted to offer property professionals a true, whole-of-market option when selecting their building warranties — especially when it comes to social housing considerations. 

“All of our initial conversations with developers have been very positive.”

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