David Mann

EGAwards16 – congratulations to ING Wholesale Banking

ING Wholesale Banking has won Lender of the Year, sponsored by TFT, at the Estates Gazette Awards 2016. ING saw off tough competition from five other lending institutions including LendInvest and NatWest, to scoop the prize. David Mann, Partner, presented ING with the winner’s trophy. TFT was shortlisted in Specialist Adviser of the Year but didn’t go on to win the big prize.

TFT Partner David Mann makes the EG Power List 2016

David Mann has made the cut into this year’s Estates Gazette Power List of Commercial Property influencers, power players and innovators. David has reached 45th position, alongside Saleem Fazal, his co-founder of Freehold, the LGBT property networking group. David merits the inclusion based on the following citation by Estates Gazette:

‘When 21% of the property sector feels discriminated against at work – based on their gender, sexuality, age, race or disability – something has to change. This figure, revealed in the EG Salary Survey 2015, is being tackled head on by a multitude of diversity campaigners. Mann and Fazal, founders of the industry’s LGBT property networking group, are just two making a real difference’.

TFT at MIPIM, again. Project Management & TDD on the agenda.

This will be our 19th year at MIPIM and we suspect it is going to be a very busy one, given the state of the UK property market and continued inward investment from abroad.

This year, we will be updating the market on two key areas of our business:

Technical Due Diligence (TDD) – where we deliver objective advice essential to managing risk, informing the transaction and establishing the inherent worth of the property or portfolio. We support UK and inbound investors who wish to acquire commercial property in the UK and across Europe. This is an area where we have seen strong growth and we are ideally placed to provide local support, knowledge and insights ‘on the ground’.

Project Management, where we bring a tenacious yet objective approach to the role, combining the discipline of project management with Tuffin Ferraby Taylor’s (TFT) thorough understanding of how buildings are constructed. We bring a qualitative approach to the development as well as milestone-based delivery. Our advice to investors, lenders, developers, owners and occupiers helps them achieve best value from their property assets. Developers may wish to discuss how TFT adds value to refurbishment, extension and new build schemes.