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Nick Bennett

Managing Director

Specialism: Financial Advisory & UHNW Services Property

Company: Navitaur

Location: Guernsey

Citywealth rating

4.083335
Average: 4.1 (6 votes)
Fee Level:
3.833335
Average: 3.8 (6 votes)
Quality of Advice
4.166665
Average: 4.2 (6 votes)
Communications Skills
4.166665
Average: 4.2 (6 votes)
Interpersonal Skills
4.166665
Average: 4.2 (6 votes)
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Private client review:

Nick has been instrumental in advising our investment consortium over the past 5 years with regards to a commercial loan facility held in respect of a UK office building. He is responsive, innovative and demonstrates solid negotiation skills when dealing with bank funders. We have benefitted hugely from his expertise and advice and highly recommend his services

25 Apr 2019

Peer review:

I have known Nick professionally for many years. He is a pleasure to work with and a consummate professional. He is highly knowledgeable, experienced and a man of great humility and integrity. Nick’s practical and innovative approach to problem-solving is invaluable in ensuring difficult transactions complete.

24 Apr 2019

Private client review:

Understood our requirement immediately and provided for us a very good solution. During the onboarding process with a new bank he was very helpful in making it a smooth process for both us and the new loan provider.

13 Mar 2019

Peer review:

Nick has been a pleasure to deal with and has made the funding of a London property seem much simpler than it really is. More recently he has advised us on the funding of a significant commercial real estate acquisition and it is self evident that his experience and knowledge from the finance industry has not just helped save us a large amount of costs but also found us the type of funding that is much more suited to our longer term requirements. A trusted professional.

16 Jul 2018

Peer review:

Nick has provided us with a number of excellent credit solutions for our fiduciary structures. He is a delight to deal with - incredibly responsive and proactive.

03 Jul 2018

Peer review:

At our initial meeting I was most impressed by Nick’s calm, friendly and warm temperament. His personal attributes are matched by his efficiency and can do attitude. My family and I have benefited tremendously by knowing and dealing with Nick and remain loyal clients a decade after meeting him.

07 Feb 2018

Peer review:

I have worked with Nick as a funder on a number of transactions and consider that his proposals are robust, thought through and well presented. Nick represents a number of high calibre clients who entrust him to structure, negotiate and then play an active part in the completion process. Nick's historic experience on the 'funding' side of transactions ensures a smooth and focused process, adding value in all key aspects.

18 Sep 2017

Peer review:

A trusted adviser who understood our requirements, acted on them, delivering excellent results with professionalism and a style.

16 Sep 2017

Peer review:

Nick has a clear understanding of our target market and draws on his extensive knowledge and experience in the financial industry. He communicates client requirements comprehensively and his professionalism ensures proposals are well presented. We very much value our relationship with him.

13 Sep 2017

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Average client size: £5 million - £25 million

Fixed fee offering: Yes - Dependent on client requirement

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Private client review:

Nick has been instrumental in advising our investment consortium over the past 5 years with regards to a commercial loan facility held in respect of a UK office building. He is responsive, innovative and demonstrates solid negotiation skills when dealing with bank funders. We have benefitted hugely from his expertise and advice and highly recommend his services

25 Apr 2019

Peer review:

I have known Nick professionally for many years. He is a pleasure to work with and a consummate professional. He is highly knowledgeable, experienced and a man of great humility and integrity. Nick’s practical and innovative approach to problem-solving is invaluable in ensuring difficult transactions complete.

24 Apr 2019

Private client review:

Understood our requirement immediately and provided for us a very good solution. During the onboarding process with a new bank he was very helpful in making it a smooth process for both us and the new loan provider.

13 Mar 2019

Peer review:

Nick has been a pleasure to deal with and has made the funding of a London property seem much simpler than it really is. More recently he has advised us on the funding of a significant commercial real estate acquisition and it is self evident that his experience and knowledge from the finance industry has not just helped save us a large amount of costs but also found us the type of funding that is much more suited to our longer term requirements. A trusted professional.

16 Jul 2018

Peer review:

Nick has provided us with a number of excellent credit solutions for our fiduciary structures. He is a delight to deal with - incredibly responsive and proactive.

03 Jul 2018

Peer review:

At our initial meeting I was most impressed by Nick’s calm, friendly and warm temperament. His personal attributes are matched by his efficiency and can do attitude. My family and I have benefited tremendously by knowing and dealing with Nick and remain loyal clients a decade after meeting him.

07 Feb 2018

Peer review:

I have worked with Nick as a funder on a number of transactions and consider that his proposals are robust, thought through and well presented. Nick represents a number of high calibre clients who entrust him to structure, negotiate and then play an active part in the completion process. Nick's historic experience on the 'funding' side of transactions ensures a smooth and focused process, adding value in all key aspects.

18 Sep 2017

Peer review:

A trusted adviser who understood our requirements, acted on them, delivering excellent results with professionalism and a style.

16 Sep 2017

Peer review:

Nick has a clear understanding of our target market and draws on his extensive knowledge and experience in the financial industry. He communicates client requirements comprehensively and his professionalism ensures proposals are well presented. We very much value our relationship with him.

13 Sep 2017

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UK commercial investment property refinancing

Negotiation and arrangement of an £18m refinancing facility for an existing commercial mortgage facility. As the existing bank funders were taking a very short term view, Navitaur challenged the refinancing facility. The commercial property was non-income producing but with the benefit of planning permission for change of use to residential. Significant negotiation by Navitaur on behalf of the underlying clients with potential new funders resulted in an interest-only solution over a three-year term sourced from a specialist commercial real estate funder at a margin of 2.75 percent over the cost of funds.

Portfolio loan review

Review and bench-marking of an existing loan facility for €7m secured against investment portfolios held in the name of an offshore trust. Trustees required independent review and expert opinion on current lending terms and documentation. Following analysis, Navitaur recommended two distinct options: re-negotiation with the existing bank lender or switch of bank lender. Significant negotiation by Navitaur on behalf of the trustees with potential new lenders led to very favourable terms being offered: nearly fifty percent reduction in overall cost. In line with client’s wishes only transfer of the custody of the investment portfolios was negotiated, with the investment management relationship being maintained with the current manager. Flexible interest-only solution negotiated and arranged with a new bank lender and custodian has resulted in a significant financial benefit to the client.

UK residential property portfolio refinancing

Advising upon and structuring of a £20.5m refinancing facility for a portfolio of 4 substantial residential properties. Facility provided significant capital with which the client will be able to continue their growth ambitions and invest further in UK real estate assets. Facility had a degree of challenge due to client requirement for non-recourse funding Significant negotiation in respect of terms by Navitaur on behalf of the underlying clients with potential new funders. 5 year term facility with a small element of amortisation arranged at a margin of 2.25% over cost of funds

UK retail investment property portfolio refinancing

Advising upon and structuring of a £21m refinancing facility in respect of a portfolio of 17 retail bank branches. Facility provided significant capital over and above existing debt to enable further investment in UK real estate assets. Facility had a degree of challenge due to geographic dispersal of property assets. Significant negotiation in respect of terms by Navitaur on behalf of the underlying clients with potential new funders. Structured as a 5 year fixed rate facility linked to UK Gilt rates from a specialist UK insurance fund