UK’s Sourced Capital has reportedly made two new senior hires who will be joining the firm’s investor relations group as the business targets £26 million in lending by the end of the year.
Matt Mason has been hired by Sourced Capital to serve as the senior relationship supervisor for the property lending firm, and will focus on attracting new clients to the platform and managing these business relationships. He was previously working as head of investor relations at property funding company JaeVee.
As noted in the update, Adrian Allen has been appointed investor relations supervisor. In this role. He will be expected to assist the platform’s clients. Allen reportedly has an extensive background in customer support.
Derek Pratt, industrial director of Sourced Capital, stated:
“The appointments of Adrian and Matt are invaluable to each servicing and increasing our neighborhood of buyers. 2022 has been an amazing 12 months to date for us and with new senior hires and a document pipeline of offers, we’re excited for the longer term.”
“Regardless of a difficult outlook in lots of sections of the financial system, we’re nicely positioned to proceed our development because of our distinctive buying and selling mannequin offering entry to a relentless circulation of funding alternatives, our rigorous due diligence processes, and strong investor demand.”
As mentioned in the announcement, Sourced Capital has originated more than £10 million in loans (during the past year), and reportedly has a pipeline of loans valued at £15 million. The firm now intend to surpass £26 million in lending by the end of this year.
As covered earlier this year, the team at UK’s Sourced Capital notes that one of the “best” reasons for investing in property is the “potential” financial returns.
However, what if you were not able to commit to “hands-on” investments? Sourced Capital has shared some of the alternative property investments.
With the average yield for buy-to-let at about 6%, you may be able to earn significantly more with your funds than to have them sitting in a banking account or a building society (where they are earning only around 1 or 2% at current rates).
As mentioned in a blog post, if you invest in a HMO “a few years down the line and it’s likely you will have an even higher yield, possibly in double figures.” However, you’ll have to “do quite a bit more work for your buck, but many property investors feel the returns are more than worth it.”
In addition to simply the ongoing rental income (which you can use as cash flow), an additional benefit is “the potential for capital growth,” the Sourced Capital team noted. To the extent it’s not uncommon for a property “to double in value within a decade or two.” In 2021, for example, the average property “grew by around £20,000 (or 8.2%).” That was according to figures by the Halifax, and which “brought the cost of the average home in England to £272,992.”
Sourced Capital also mentioned that property prices can “”go down as well as up, of course, dependent upon market conditions.” But with demand for housing far outstripping supply right now (and which is looking to be the case for at least the next decade), “the chances of this happening should be reduced.”
As mentioned in the update, property investment “doesn’t have to be about buy-to-let and rental income though.” Another popular or widely-used strategy is “to buy a run-down property and refurbish it, to then sell on.”
It’s possible “to make a significant profit within a relatively short amount of time.” This very much “depends on the skills of those involved though, as well as the ability to find the right property in the first place.”
Currently, the Sourced Group “have property in development, across the UK, totaling more than £270m, including flagship developments in Manchester with more than 500 apartments.”
They also have over 150 offices “with individuals sourcing, investing, and managing property portfolios the length and breadth of the British Isles.”
You may begin your property investing journey “by creating an account with Sourced Capital.”