LendInvest has launched a property development course in partnership with the National Association of Consumer Finance Brokers exclusively for its members.
The course will outline what it takes to make small-scale developments run smoothly, as it aims to help brokers add more value to clients requiring development finance.
The launch of the LendInvest Broker Property Development Course follows the LendInvest Property Development Academy, a non-profit course helping developers get schemes built on time and in budget.
Ian Thomas, co-founder and chief investment officer of LendInvest, said: “Our broker network has expressed an interest in our academy courses for borrowers since the first one launched in Autumn 2016, so it was a logical step to build a course tailored specifically for brokers that provides them with the training they need to better support their clients.
“Being able to fully understand what their borrower is going through during their development project enables a broker to better anticipate and act on what it is their client needs from them. Armed with that knowledge, the broker can make a faster, more accurate decision when it comes to weighing up the client’s funding options.
“Response to both our Property Development Academies and Broker Property Development Courses has been brilliant, and we are excited to continue our rollout of the programme into 2018.”
The course includes real-life case studies, presentations and group exercises led by a range of property professionals, whilst also helping brokers build their own networks of relevant industry contacts.
Norman Chambers, managing director of the NACFB, said: “The NACFB is delighted to support its valued patron LendInvest with hosting a series of one day broker development courses for members.
“I am confident these will be a great success and know that those who attend will benefit from the expert speaker presentations.”
The LendInvest Property Development Academy has received public support from three leading industry bodies, the Home Builders Federation, Homes for Scotland and the Centre for Entrepreneurs.