Meet the Team: Ian Jones
We sit down with Ian Jones, for our “Meet the Team” series with Arbuthnot Specialist Finance (ASFL), the short-term property finance division of Arbuthnot Latham.
What does your role entail?
Essentially, I handle the loan applications through to their completion. As an Underwriter, the role requires a degree of evaluation, investigation, communication, and engagement with a variety of external and internal stakeholders. It is a busy role, and no deal or day is the same. It’s always rewarding to support customers in their investment projects.
As of July 2021, what trends are you seeing in the Specialist Finance market?
We are seeing a lot of heavy refurbishment/development transactions to provide new residential space via ground-up development or conversion of existing assets. To help property professionals with their application for securing a refurbishment or development loan with us, we’ve created practical checklists which can be accessed below:
What would you say is noteworthy about Arbuthnot Specialist Finance?
We are a small but dedicated and highly experienced team who keep striving to deliver success, with a can-do attitude. We aim to build long-standing relationships with clients and introducers, supported by the strength both financially and reputationally of the Arbuthnot Latham brand.
Are there any personal or professional highlights so far this year for you?
Other than successfully retraining as a “home schoolteacher” like many others and building my own bar in the garden, I’d say continuing to support our clients for their lending needs during the initial months of the Covid pandemic was important to me and demonstrated our team’s commitment and ethos.
Finally, do you have any hobbies/interests outside of your role?
I have a keen sporting interest across a range of sports; the footballing days are over, however am looking forward to attending live games again. The successful completion of the bar, and the additional time at home, has resulted in some success with a variety of wood pallet projects to keep busy and learn some new skills.
At Arbuthnot Specialist Finance Limited we have the ability to provide a full range of real estate finance solutions for transactional, refurbishment and development projects throughout mainland UK.
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