The whole office is abuzz this morning following a hugely exciting evening yesterday for CapitalRise at the Resi Awards, where we won the Best Newcomer award. I could not be prouder of the team and what we have achieved over the past 22 months. We launched this business to address a gap in the market; to help developers find fast and reliable funding and to provide investors access to previously unavailable real estate opportunities. With nearly £10m of lending already funded and over £2 million returned to investors, we have proved the model and are delighted to receive industry recognition for our hard work.

Last night’s awards at the Grosvenor Hotel were a glamorous affair, with representation across the residential sector and myself, Kate, Matt & Steffan in attendance to collect our award.

2018 is already shaping up to be another busy year at CapitalRise. The significant seed funding investment we recently secured will allow us to continue our fast-paced growth, expanding our team and pursuing new property investment opportunities. We have continued to grow the team in recent months, with Carrie Russell joining our marketing team and Joe Postle joining our product team on Monday. Our first developer exit loan was hugely well received by investors, becoming fully funded within two business days, with many trying to access the opportunity after funding closed. With no end in sight to low interest rates in the UK, our product remains hugely attractive to investors looking for attractive risk weighted returns and we are working hard to bring more investment opportunities to our investors in the coming weeks & months.

In the meantime, I would like to say a massive thank you to the whole team for all their hard work in getting us to this point. We have achieved so much, and it is fabulous to have that hard work recognised with this Resi award, of which we should all be very proud. And most excitingly, there is so much more to come – onwards and upwards!

By Uma Rajah, CEO CapitalRise