DFT and International Hospitality Media to host webinar on the impact of the unknown GDV

Development Finance Today has partnered with International Hospitality Media to host the latest live event in the Urban Living webinar series.

In the lead-up to the Urban Living Festival on 25th-26th November, International Hospitality Media has been holding a series of live webinars, attracting over 2,000 owners, operators, investors, developers and service providers within the hotel, serviced apartment/aparthotel, BTR, student housing, co-living, hostel, short-term rental, proptech and co-working sectors.

The next free-to-join event will be held over Zoom on Wednesday 5th August at 2pm, which will discuss the unknown GDV and its impact on funding new development projects, for which you can register to attend online.

Attendees will learn about how construction has been affected during the crisis; the dislocation of supply and demand has affected on valuations; criteria for refinancing; and risk management going forward.

It will discuss the concerns of developers who need to refinance now amid a tightening of LTGDVs, how value can be protected or enhanced for those who are currently in the middle of schemes, and whether government-backed boosts to the market, such as the SDLT holiday, could distance us even further from genuine market transaction data.

The panellists include Emma Burke, deal origination at Maslow Capital LLP; Andrew Hosford, managing director at Pure Structured Finance; Russell Kett, chairman at HVS, London; and Patrick Smith, investment director at Frogmore. 

The event will be hosted by Beth Fisher, editor at Development Finance Today.

“I am delighted to host the upcoming Urban Living webinar this week and I am extremely interested to hear the thoughts and opinions of each of our experienced panellists,” said Beth.

“With a lack of property transaction data in the current, abnormal market, it has been a challenging time for valuers to assess current and future land and property projects.

“This, in turn, has made it difficult for property developers, funders and brokers to understand the true viability of new schemes. 

“Having watched how the market has innovated and evolved over the years and since the onset of Covid-19, it is without doubt that specialist lenders and brokers are able to mitigate some of these hurdles so that the UK can continue building during this critical time.

“I, and our readers, look forward to hearing from the panellists on how this can be achieved.”

George Sell, editor at International Hospitality Media, added: “Our series of Urban Living webinars has provided some great insights into the convergence of hospitality and real estate asset classes. 

“We’re delighted to be working with DFT for the GDV session — in these extraordinary times, with so much uncertainty permeating every industry, assessing the viability and value of new developments has become an extremely tough task. 

“This discussion will bring together experts in their field to shed some light on the subject as well as providing a forum for a fascinating debate.”

A video of the event will be published on DFT early next week for those who cannot attend the live webinar.

We are welcoming audience questions ahead of Wednesday; please send these directly to beth@medianett.co.uk.

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