New firm launches to shake up insurance and property finance

Key members of the London Belgravia Group have set up their own insurance and financial advisory firm, J3 Advisory.

Jack Bristow, Johnny Leadsom and James Mole, all well-known names in the latent defect insurance and property finance markets have gone it alone launching as J3 Advisory.  The firm aims to bring together the property insurance and debt advisory markets, to make it quicker and more effective for property developers to get both the insurance and finance that they need.

J3 will advise on:

  • new build warranty insurance
  • conversion warranties
  • commercial latent defects
  • social housing warranties
  • retrospective warranties
  • receivership warranties
  • self-build warranties

On the finance side it will advise on:

  • bridging loans
  • development finance
  • buy-to-let portfolio lending
  • care and nursing home finance

Having spent more than twenty years working between both insurance and finance markets, J3’s leadership team witnessed first-hand how these two disciplines which should interlink are instead fragmented and disconnected. The net result of this fragmentation has always been a loss of time, with delays in both insurance and funding as neither side speaks effectively with the other.

To solve this J3 Advisory has set out with the mission to enable regional developers, SMEs and property professionals across the country to make better decisions, faster.

J3 Advisory was launched to fuse insurance and funding for the betterment of its clients. In doing so, the team continues to deliver a combined and impressive net result: to save their clients’ valuable time and provide them with peace of mind.

Jack Bristow, managing director and co-founder says, “Every development site is different and so requires different types of funding and different insurance solutions, but far too often they are treated the same. We aim to take an individual look at each project, finding funding and insurance solutions for each site on its own merits, rather than going to the same provider each time. Through this we can help developers maximise a site’s potential by getting the right finance in place and then protect them by having the right warranty in place.

“By acting as an extension to the developer’s business and providing highly professional advice we will enable our clients to claw back time and provide them with peace of mind.”

Johnny Leadsom, director and co-founder says, “We wanted to offer property professionals a true, whole of market option when selecting their building warranties, especially when it comes to social housing considerations.

“All of our initial conversations with developers have been very positive. We are looking forward to supporting and enabling regional developers, SMEs and property professionals across the country to make better decisions, faster.

James Mole, director and co-founder further added, “We pride ourselves on our level of understanding, not just on the developer’s current scheme but on the wider pipeline of projects and objectives for their business.

“Coupling this intelligence with our previous experience and our knowledge both of different lenders’ performance and appetite to lend, enables us to deliver the most tailored and attuned structured finance solutions.

“This allows us to help clients structure the funding correctly with the right money from the right lender.”