Developer - FAQs

Property development in South London

How does Cogress help finance your next development?

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What is Cogress’s minimum equity requirement?
Cogress provides mezzanine and equity finance from £800,000 upwards.

Does Cogress take planning risk?
Cogress’ investment strategy typically requires a development project to have planning approval agreed. Cogress will, however, enter into agreements subject to planning being approved on Completion. Cogress ensures that each development is handled on a deal by deal basis and will work flexibly to facilitate the requirements of each developer.

What type of development projects would Cogress consider?
Cogress considers residential, commercial, student accommodation, and mixed use, as well as PD Schemes and PRS Scheme developments.

What is a typical project timeline?
Project timelines usually range between 12-36 months.

Which locations would we consider?
We operate across England, with particular focus on London and regional hubs.

How long does it take for Cogress to raise equity?
All funding agreed by Cogress is underwritten, so our developers can be secure in the knowledge that the equity will be available for them to complete on the purchase of the asset. Cogress requires a minimum of 45 days from exchange to raise the capital for completion. Larger equity requirements and / or busy transaction periods may require longer.

What is the legal structure of equity deals?
Usually a Limited Liability Partnership will be set up for each Joint Venture, however Cogress can adopt other structures when necessary. Cogress ensures that each development is handled on a deal by deal basis, and will work flexibly to facilitate the requirements of each developer.

Is Cogress regulated?
Cogress conducts both regulated and unregulated business. Business activities described in the ‘Developer’ section of this web site are not authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”).

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