Robert Finch, Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom
Robert Finch

Finance Expert in London, United Kingdom

Member since March 23, 2022
Robert has worked in real estate finance since 2006, sourcing finance for commercial real estate acquisitions and construction projects. He has worked on more than 110 transactions, sourcing more than £1.5 billion in financing. Robert's strengths lie in financial modeling and understanding the key factors in each real estate transaction. He has experience with residential projects, rented commercial properties, and operating assets, such as hotels.
Robert is now available for hire

Career Highlights

Education

Case studies

Software Expertise

Other Expertise

Employment

  • Director

    2008 - PRESENT
    Sativa Finance Ltd
    • Assisted a real estate developer in expanding their project pipeline from £20 million per year to £60 million+ by sourcing new senior debt and a junior debt investor. Built the financial models and compiled the presentations for potential funders.
    • Helped a commercial property investor restructure a complex loan on a property with 56 separate commercial leases. Modeled the tenancy schedule and sourced a new £18 million loan, enabling the refinance and acquisition of an adjacent property.
    • Sourced a senior debt facility for a land acquisition company, enabling expansion of its acquisition pipeline. Since the funding was sourced, they've obtained planning consent for 7,000+ student rooms across nine site acquisitions in the UK.
    • Provided financial modeling and structuring advice on a mixed-use real estate project with an end value of £330 million. My advice and project presentation led to improved finance terms and saved the client £2.5 million in finance costs.
    • Provided market data and analysis on 120+ providers of real estate bridging and development finance in the UK for a proptech company. The information enabled the company to expand its subscription base by over 20%.
    Focus areas: Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF), Financial Modeling, Fundraising Consultant, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Public Speaking, Interest Rate Swaps, Fundraising, Project Finance, Cash Flow Modeling, United Kingdom, Cost of Capital, Construction Finance, Excel 365, Content Creation, Cash Flow Calculation, Financial Data, Secured Loans, Commercial Finance, Client Relations, Financing, Funding Presentations, Investor Presentations, Projected Cash Flow, Cash Flow Forecasting, Loans & Lending, Pitch Decks, Real Estate, Executive Presentations, Consulting, Commercial Real Estate, Debt Structuring, Three-statement Modeling, Fund Structure, Investments, Legal, Deal Structuring, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Revenue & Expense Projections, Residential Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Excel Modeling, Excel Expert
  • Real Estate Finance Consultant

    2019 - 2021
    Malvern Developments Ltd
    • Sourced debt and equity finance to help an experienced contractor transition from contracting into managing their own development projects. The first acquisition returned a £1.5 million+ profit from their initial personal investment of £200,000.
    • Sourced senior debt terms from multiple lending sources, totaling £30 million+ to support the construction of a pipeline of residential real estate projects in the UK.
    • Sourced a third-party investor to support acquisitions, enabling the client to acquire larger projects and significantly improve their ROE.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Fundraising, Project Coordination, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Fundraising Consultant, Project Finance, Cash Flow Modeling, United Kingdom, Cost of Capital, Construction Finance, Cash Flow Calculation, Secured Loans, Client Relations, Financing, Funding Presentations, Investor Presentations, Projected Cash Flow, Cash Flow Forecasting, Loans & Lending, Real Estate, Consulting, Commercial Real Estate, Debt Structuring, Financial Reporting, Residential Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Excel Modeling, Excel Expert
  • Real Estate Finance Consultant

    2016 - 2021
    IndigoScott Group Ltd
    • Served as a retained finance consultant to provide financial modeling on all indigoScott projects and acquisitions. They acquired 16 residential development sites with a combined end value of £200 million+ during this time.
    • Modeled and sourced funding for a complex, mixed-use project that involved the acquisition of three neighboring land plots, two planning applications, and five different funding sources.
    • Sourced funding from a high-net-worth investor, offering competitive leverage and pricing secured across two separate projects. This involved combining two financial models, negotiating terms, and working with their team of lawyers and surveyors.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Fundraising Consultant, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Fundraising, Project Coordination, Project Finance, Cash Flow Modeling, United Kingdom, Cost of Capital, Construction Finance, Cash Flow Calculation, Secured Loans, Client Relations, Financing, Funding Presentations, Projected Cash Flow, Cash Flow Forecasting, Loans & Lending, Real Estate, Consulting, Forecasting, Commercial Real Estate, Debt Structuring, Deal Structuring, Financial Reporting, Residential Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Excel Modeling, Excel Expert
  • Structured Finance Consultant

    2005 - 2008
    CLP Structured Finance
    • Consulted and oversaw business development, helping CLP record its best-ever year by arranging £2 billion+ in commercial real estate debt transactions across the UK and Europe.
    • Worked closely with two institutional lenders to launch a structured loan product that helped save commercial property owners around 2% on their initial debt costs while maximizing the leverage.
    • Headed up a team expanding into Eastern European markets, securing new banking and real estate contacts in the region.
    Focus areas: Commercial Mortgage-backed Securities (CMBS), Cash Flow Modeling, Commercial Finance, Mortgage-backed Securities, Project Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Commercial Real Estate Finance (CREF), Financial Modeling, Fundraising Consultant, Fundraising, United Kingdom, Cost of Capital, Construction Finance, Content Creation, Cash Flow Calculation, Secured Loans, Client Relations, Financing, Funding Presentations, Investor Presentations, Projected Cash Flow, Cash Flow Forecasting, Loans & Lending, Pitch Decks, Real Estate, Executive Presentations, Consulting, Forecasting, Commercial Real Estate, Debt Structuring, Three-statement Modeling, Fund Structure, Investments, United States, Deal Structuring, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Revenue & Expense Projections, Residential Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Excel Modeling, Excel Expert
  • Financial Adviser

    2003 - 2005
    Devere Group
    • Built a loyal client base of high-net-worth investors, providing financial modeling and investment advice to assist in achieving their long-term financial goals.
    • Increased recurring revenue by working with a team of assistants to improve the business development and client onboarding processes.
    • Brought my previous financial markets experience to the role, helping customers mitigate exchange rate risks when saving and investing in foreign currencies.
    Focus areas: Investment Modeling, Pension Funds, Investment Ideas, Financial Data, Client Relations, Microsoft PowerPoint, Financial Modeling, Cash Flow Modeling, Investment Analysis, Forecasting, Investments, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Excel Modeling, Excel Expert
  • Money Market Broker

    2001 - 2003
    Tullett Prebon
    • Assisted with financial modeling of money market fund returns and helped secure £40 million+ in additional monthly investments from treasury departments of local authorities around the UK.
    • Helped restructure complex, long-term loan commitments with embedded swaps and options for certain UK councils to reduce their borrowing costs.
    • Completed a wholesale markets broking diploma with distinction, covering option pricing, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, and other areas of financial markets, lending, and brokerage.
    Focus areas: Broker Dealers, Cash Flow Modeling, Financial Modeling, Interest Rate Swaps, Microsoft Excel, Statistical Modeling, Data Analysis, Financial Markets, Option Pricing, Bloomberg Terminal, United Kingdom, Data Analyst, Financial Data, Client Relations, Money Market, Investments, Financial Reporting

Other Experience

Education

  • Diploma in Finance
    2001 - 2002
    Birkbeck, University of London - London, England, UK
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics
    1998 - 2001
    The University of Nottingham - Nottingham, England, UK

Certifications

  • Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP)
    SEPTEMBER 2009 - PRESENT
    London Institute of Banking & Finance

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