CapitalRise celebrates record breaking month

In July, CapitalRise raised over £15.5m in funding for prime development loans, making it a record breaking month for the platform.


One of the deals which helped the lender reach the milestone was a £9.2m senior facility for the refinancing and development of two freehold Georgian townhouses in Bloomsbury, London, with a GDV of £14m.

The adjoining Grade II-listed buildings are set over four storeys and a basement in Great James Street, which date back to the 1720s.

The proposed project involves converting the properties from their current office use to a pair of family dwellings, which will include five bedrooms, home cinemas, wine cellars, gyms, cigar lounges, private gardens, and roof terraces with views over central London.

JW Private Finance worked with CapitalRise to complete the loan, which was agreed at 66% LTGDV on a 24-month term.

Jordan Willis, director at JW Private Finance, said: “This was a time-sensitive and complicated transaction that required a lender with a commercial approach and collaborative mindset.”

Katy Katani, associate director at CapitalRise, added: “We are extremely proud to be working on this ultra-exclusive historic property with an exceptional high calibre team of professionals. 

“We worked closely with JW Private Finance to construct a bespoke package, and look forward to overseeing this impressive development progressing. 
“This deal confirms our appetite for funding super prime developments in central London.”

Uma Rajah, CEO and co-founder of CapitalRise, commented: “This is an excellent example of the opportunity that change-of-use developments present to quality developers and lenders like CapitalRise. 

“We are proud of our continued support for prime developments in London and the Home Counties, and we have been well placed to do this because of our exceptional quality of service and thorough due diligence processes.”

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