CoStar UK - The Leader in Commercial Property Information

LSH ties up with Alpha for real estate finance push

By James Buckley - Monday, May 14, 2018 10:49

Lambert Smith Hampton has signed a joint venture with Alpha Property Finance to grow its property finance offering to include specialist investment and development finance.

Alpha Property Finance, established in 2006, is based in London and typically structures large loans for commercial property investors and clients investing in the UK property market.

As a result of the joint venture, Chris Hay and Clive Liddelow will join LSH in its London office as co-heads of its property finance team, joining incumbents Ashley Elkin and Adam Klein. The pair brings more than 50 years of commercial property expertise spanning investment and development finance, mezzanine and equity funding for clients including PLCs, offshore trusts, developers, HNW individuals and consortia.

LSH’s Property Finance team arranges finance for a wide range of property investment and development opportunities, covering both individuals and businesses operating in the commercial and residential property sectors. The type of finance LSH can provide includes: 

Senior debt

Short term lending (bridging)

Development funding

Mezzanine funding

Stretch senior debt


Chris Hay, Joint Head of Property Finance, at Lambert Smith Hampton said: “We are delighted to team up with LSH, a highly respected and long established property consultancy, with an excellent reputation in the marketplace. Its national network provides a platform for us to leverage our extensive experience of structuring investment, development and owner occupier loan facilities to further enhance LSH’s reputation for successfully matching lenders and those requiring capital.”

Ezra Nahome, CEO, at Lambert Smith Hampton said: “This is a strategic move for LSH so we can bolster our property finance capabilities, stretch beyond providing short term finance, and expand the range of services and funding lines that we offer our clients.  Chris and Clive are experts in senior debt and have access to exclusive equity provisions for developers and investors alike, so will be a great addition to our team.”

Get in Touch
+44 203 205 4600