20 April 2016: Poole based Frias-Robles Associates Ltd. has today announced a complete rebrand including the news that it will now trade as Whitefox Chartered Surveyors. At the same time the firm is launching a brand new service and separate company called Whitefox Funding Ltd.
Managing Director Darren Frias-Robles explains why he decided to take this step, “I wanted to create a clear distinct brand which lends itself to the possibility of further expansion into other property related services or joint ventures with new partners.
“The Whitefox brand enshrines our biggest asset which is how we add value by thinking laterally and providing creative solutions to the challenges our clients face. Simultaneously it communicates our core values of honesty, integrity, and professionalism.”
Darren continues, “The increase in our client base which has grown steadily since we began 10 years ago combined with increased activity as a result of clients’ businesses growing has meant that post-recession our growth gives us a platform to invest in the business, continue to recruit and take advantage of expanding demand and ever increasing levels of enquiries.”
The increase in activity in the residential property sector has directly impacted on the business providing new opportunities to assist clients by providing access to private equity funding specifically targeted to support residential development projects cross the south of England.
This has opened up further opportunities for those same clients to access private wealth and investment funding. Darren’s sister, Michelle Frias Robles joins Darren as Director of a new company which will sit alongside and complement the surveying business: Whitefox Funding Ltd.
Whitefox Funding will assist with accessing funding for residential developments on loan values between £500,000 and £10M at a ratio of up to 80% loan to cost. With the addition or introduction of private investors into this equation, depending on the opportunity in question, this can be increased up to 100%.
Developments must be within the south of England, have planning or outline planning consent in place and the applicant must have a track record of delivering similar schemes successfully.
Darren explains how this will benefit both current clients and the network of business associates the company has, “Our plan is to expand the funding offer beyond our current client base and make this available through our network of contacts and associates to enable them to also share in the rewards that this service brings in terms of increased business activity and fees. “