Property Podcast lands with expert insight on the South’s residential market Property Podcast lands with expert insight on the South’s residential market

Property Podcast lands with expert insight on the South’s residential market

Property finance lender MSP Capital has launched a regular property podcast for the South Coast.

Aimed at industry professionals, the series is designed to offer expert insight and knowledge about market trends, challenges and opportunities in the region.

Each month, the podcast centres on a studio discussion with an MSP Capital director and other industry guests.

The first broadcast, now live, features Adam Tovey, MSP Capital’s Risk and Underwriting Director, Nigel Price, Chairman of Residential at independent estate agent Goadsby, and James Kidner, Partner at law firm Trethowans and a specialist in residential development.

In his introduction, host Stephen Emerson says the aim of the podcast is “to offer a fresh perspective from key figures in the property industry in the South of England and explore the challenges and, more importantly, the opportunities that are present within the market”.

The first half-hour edition covers a range of subjects including interest rates, Build to Rent, the impact of working from home on property demand in the South and the importance of SME developers in driving residential development.    

All interviewees highlighted how well property professionals collaborate in the region, particularly in the face of recent economic challenges and pressure points in the planning system.

Asked about the lending side, Adam signals optimism about the funding landscape in 2024 and stresses MSP Capital’s focus on relationship-led lending, adding: “Over the last twelve to 18 months, more traditional sources of high street lending have pulled back further, which obviously creates opportunities for others. We continue to lend. Support is there if you are building the right type of product and you have a good project and location.”

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On the rationale for the podcast, Adam says: “MSP Capital has over four decades of experience in the industry and feel that the best way to be successful in property is to share knowledge, share ideas and share experiences.

“This new partnership will allow us to shine a light on the leading minds from the property industry across the South Coast. I look forward to meeting more guests in the future.”

Sharing their hopes for the year in the first edition, both Nigel and James are upbeat.

Discussing the drop in fixed-rate mortgage rates in January, Nigel says: “The start to the year was not what we were expecting, in a positive way. The cuts took people by surprise and bode well for the market this year. We’ve had pent-up demand – now, people just want to get on.”

James says: “After what was a challenging year, there are elements of good news in the mortgage market, with rates more under control. Positivity in the mortgage market is going to bolster enthusiasm for the year ahead.”  

Looking ahead to the whole podcast series, Rachel Bartlett, MSP Capital’s Head of Marketing, said: “There is a lot of industry knowledge within MSP Capital that we’ve been sharing through our Brunch & Learn events, and now through the podcast. I’m excited to see what topics we can bring to the forefront.

“With his 20 years of experience in journalism and keen interest in property, corporate finance and technology, Stephen was a perfect candidate to host the podcast and guide guests through the discussion.”   

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Founded in 1981, MSP Capital is a principal bridging and development lender offering funding solutions to property professionals up to £20 million.

To watch and subscribe to the podcast, visit https://thebusinessmagazine.co.uk/podcasts/ or search ‘The Business Magazine Property Podcast’ on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or PocketCast.  

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