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Underwriting

Posted by Andrew Dorgan on 23-Jan-2018 10:28:24

What is underwriting and how does it provide certainty? 

Underwriting started over 325 years ago in London at Edward Lloyd's coffee house when it became the place to obtain risk cover for ships and cargo. From these humble beginnings grew Lloyds of London, the most famous of all insurance markets, but it also started a global underwriting industry.

Nowadays, underwriting is a service provided by a wide range of different types of organisations, such as banks, insurance firms, and investment and finance companies. 

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Commercial Property Syndication: What is it and how does it work?

Posted by Andrew Dorgan on 12-Dec-2017 15:51:27

Commercial Property syndication involves investors pooling money to purchase a commercial property.  Investors usually purchase an interest in a proportionate ownership scheme where investors each own an interest in the property and receive returns (income and capital) from that property.

Cash distributions are paid to investors from operating cashflows generated by the scheme and are usually paid monthly at a level that is approximately equal to the net rental income.  Investors also benefit from any increase in the valuation of the investment property and this is reflected in an increase in the value of their original investment.  

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