What can I do for you?
Most organisations that employ me do so because they have a project which needs developing, a challenge which needs a solution, or because they need a “second opinion” or independent advice on an issue.
Things I do include:
|Housing Research and Analysis||I have run projects at both National and very local levels, covering such topics as:
Regeneration preferences for specific BME communities
|Financial Models||Bespoke financial plans and development models. These can be very simple, or very complex.
Recent work includes developing “Global Financial Capacity” models for the National Housing Federation
|New Housing “Products” (mainly Affordable Home Ownership or Assisted Purchase||Examples include:
“Rent to Purchase” (with arc4 and initially for Devon and Cornwall Housing association, later for a large number of Housing Association Consortia)
What is now called “Open Market Homebuy” or “Equity Purchase”, initially for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
|Analysing and Preparing Business Plans||Examples include:
Building 30 year financial business plans for small to medium size housing associations
|Option Studies||Normally working as an independent advocate/analyst on behalf of residents/tenants organisations to help understand the choices available – e.g. in regeneration or “Stock Transfer” options.|
|Problem Solving||Can help organisations see challenges and opportunities from a different perspective, often leading to a new approach.|
|Training||See separate page – Provide courses on such topics as “Understanding Housing Finance” and “Treasury Management” – seem to be especially well received by Tenant Groups and Board Members|
|Conference Speaking||Able to “inform, stimulate and entertain” on such enthralling topics as “Implementing Self Financing for Council Housing” and “The future of the UK Housing Market”|