Case Studies

Crowd Property Partnership | Rural Asset Finance |

Crowd Property

CrowdProperty is the UK’s leading specialist property development lending platform. Its mission is to unlock the potential of small and medium sized property developers, enabling the construction of homes – which are in increasing demand – and helping SMEs grow their businesses faster. Since launch in 2014, CrowdProperty has lent more than £325m and helped fund the building of more than 3,000 homes.

Birmingham-based CrowdProperty is led by its founders, who have worked in real estate all their professional lives. It stands out in the marketplace as a high-calibre business, primarily due to its team’s expert sector knowledge, combined with dedication to every deal.

There is a close cultural alignment between CrowdProperty’s approach to business and LCM’s. We both believe extensive research ensures a deep understanding of each investment, helping us to make the right calls on behalf of clients throughout the process. Their wealth of experience and granular knowledge of its entire loan book also helps the company allow for contingencies and avoid potential defaults.

In 2021, our first transaction saw CrowdProperty use SOLO funding to back a barn conversion project in Kent, which created three four-bed units, each with a private garden area and parking.

This success was the first of many varied projects. An office building in Liverpool city centre was transformed into 22 residential apartments; a former care home in Abergele, North Wales, was converted into six residential apartments; and a three-storey terraced office building near Wigan has become 15 residential apartments, two of which are designed to be fully wheelchair accessible.

From strength to strength

In March 2023, the company secured a new funding line from the UK government’s British Business Bank to complement its partnership with us in a sign of just how well-regarded it is within the property sector.

To date, SOLO has helped fund £136m of lending to SME developers, investing in UK companies and benefiting the wider economy by driving spending on labour, materials and services.

We have just celebrated our 100th  investment together with CrowdProperty — the conversion of an agricultural barn in Herefordshire into three homes – and, through our partnership, there is plenty more to come.

We look forward to our partnership continuing its successful journey towards the next 100 property deals – and beyond.

LCM Partners Limited (8044232) and LCM Capital LLP (OC 357678) are registered in England and Wales with registered offices at The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1AN. LCM Partners Limited (FRN: 706257) is an Appointed Representative of LCM Capital LLP (FRN: 534658) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. LCM and LCM Partners are the names under which these entities provide investment products and services. The information on this site is issued and approved by LCM Partners Limited. We may record telephone calls for our mutual protection and to improve customer service. ©2023, LCM Partners Limited.