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Dare we be positive?

  Thursday, January 11, 2024

And look to take considered risks? Stop being negative, find new opportunities and push to seek growth again? Many financial groups of all types these past few years have taken on 'total risk averse profiles' - supported by the numerous, gloomy predictions from a plethora of economic institutes/consultants and even central banks - thereby denying the fuel of growth to companies and projects in need.  These so-called 'dismal scientists' are truly dismal, dominating the media and talking everything down based solely.....Read More

Corporate Real Estate Rebound?

  Thursday, April 27, 2023

Given the reluctance of many investment groups to invest in corporate real estate at present, many quality assets in good locations remain available for sale. Its the same story for real estate development projects with significant numbers of  innovative projects stalling. In short, we are seeing a lot of great off market property and developments for sale at very negotiable prices - especially across Europe and the US - but not a lot is happening. Good deals don't just melt away in difficult times, but the compet.....Read More

Carbon Credits Investment Opportunity

  Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Large carbon credits opportunity is seeking additional investment for an established, sustainable, reforestation project in Colombia. The project involves 100,000 ha in total, of which 50,000 ha has already been sold to European companies and investment groups, who are looking to access the US dollar denominated, Gold Standard certified, carbon credits market (IRR 15%+) and offset their carbon emissions. The project is professionally managed and supported strongly by local villagers and indigenous groups, who are heavi.....Read More

Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

  Friday, November 18, 2022

Having recently received an exciting sellside hospitality mandate for Tanzania, it set me thinking about Sub-Saharan Africa and, more specifically, what does the international investment community think of the region. Such a vast area with so many differences. Given that, it seems as though most international investors either choose an area to invest in - eg West, East or South Africa - or target projects in one or two major cities, such as Lagos, Nairobi, Johannesburg or Addis Ababa. Investment patterns are difficult .....Read More

Clean and green

  Friday, November 18, 2022

We've been working on a large and very professionally run sustainable forestry project in Latin America for some time, but other projects we've been reviewing in the clean, green space have been of rather mixed quality.  However, all of a sudden that seems to be changing and we are now in the process of reviewing a number of highly interesting clean energy projects  - solar, green hydrogen, energy from waste, reforestation/prevention of deforestation - in different locations from Latin America (Colombia, Peru.....Read More

Space industry continues to grow

  Friday, June 17, 2022

The space industry is growing rapidly. A fact. No, I don/t mean space tourism by individuals. I'm talking about a genuine industry undertaking essential commercial activities in space, such as launching satellite constellations or biotech/medical products into orbit.  Most of these activities carried out in space are for the benefit of all of us on earth and are true commercial operations, not undertakings of scientific exploration of space itself. And, increasingly, such activities will use reusable rockets there.....Read More

What's happening in the hospitality sector?

  Friday, June 17, 2022

What's happening in the hospitality sector? This week, all of a sudden, we are discussing very exciting new hotel development projects looking for investment of a high quality not seen for some time. Mostly in Europe with France and Switzerland to the fore. All off market, of course. And in prime locations. Away from development, we are also talking to investors about a couple of existing hotels, both 5* and in about as prime a location as you can get - one on a famous promenade in the south of France, the other, ski i.....Read More

Markets strengthening and opening up

  Monday, April 26, 2021

Whitefield International Investment's CEO, Mike Harling, is 'feeling more positive by the week as I see an increasing volume and range of projects looking for funding. Even though 2020 and the start of 2021 have been busy enough despite the continued Covid-induced uncertainty there is now a noticeable difference in the quality of projects seeking finance.' The investment division of Whitefield International has had a strong start to 2021 arranging finance for the whole suite of real estate projects, both development an.....Read More

International in-market support, contact us

  Wednesday, May 6, 2020

In these difficult and stressful times our international network is in place, in-market, ready to connect you with new clients, new partners and new business opportunities. Ultimately, to grow your sales.  We are currently active in Europe (most markets), North America, Latin America and the Middle East. Contact us now for an informal discussion: +44 1672 539128    +44 7971 976087

Working through Covid-19

  Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Following on from the economic disruption caused by Covid-19, Whitefield International staff and associates are working from home. Not quite business as usual, but we are quickly adjusting to the new temporary norm. We are open for business and continuing our discussions connecting project principles with investment partners in real estate, clean energy and tech.  We remain alert to new opportunities even in these difficult times and hope all our clients and friends are able to continue operating as best they can.....Read More

Q1 2020: strong pipeline of projects looking for investment

  Wednesday, March 11, 2020

2020 has been a very busy quarter for the Whitefiled International Investment team with strong real estate project flow. And from a variety of markets, including France, Germany, Czech Republic, Colombia, Dubai, Slovenia, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Ireland and the UK. A mixture of development projects and standing asset sales have been worked on and given the variety of type and size of the projects, new investment partners have been introduced to project principals. Projects have ranged from large mixed use schemes to h.....Read More

Take the Fear out of Brexit.........

  Thursday, August 22, 2019

.......and connect with our local partners in Europe. Whitefield International is a co-founder of the HBO Network, a pan #European network ready to help UK and non-European companies trade into, and set up in, the different markets of the #EU and neighbouring countries, working with locally-based, in-market consultancy experts. We would be happy to connect any UK or non European company with one of our partners in Europe for an initial, no obligation discussion. To learn more please visit&nbs.....Read More

Whitefield International Investment attending Expo Real

  Thursday, August 22, 2019

Whitefield International Investment, the investment division of Whitefield International Ltd, will be attending Expo Real in Munich, 7-9 October, 2019.  We are a private investment adviser active in Europe, North America, Middle East and Latin America and operate in the following real estate sectors: hotels/resorts/leisure, multi-family dwellings, offices, clinics, logistics hubs, mixed use developments and more. Come and meet us in Munich! Contact us now to fix an appointment: enquiries@whitefieldinte.....Read More

Meet with us at MIPIM

  Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Come and meet with us at MIPIM in Cannes, 12-15 March. We are looking for infrastructure (especially airport, port and rail), energy and hotel projects for our diverse range of funding partners. Contact us now to fix an appointment:

Europe – what works best for you?

  Tuesday, January 8, 2019

What a mess. Brexit here, Brexit there, Brexit everywhere. However, despite all the noise, despite the posturing politicians, businesses across Europe are continuing to trade and do profitable deals. As usual, while the politicians shout and squabble and the media hang on their every word, smart companies continue to produce great products and find new customers without being deflected by siren voices. If you are looking to develop or grow trade with European markets, we can help. We have the networks, we can find you .....Read More

Switzerland is Worth a Look…..

  Monday, September 11, 2017

Switzerland is Worth a Look…..Switzerland is a lovely place. We all know that. What with the lakes and mountains, sun in summer and snow in winter. A veritable paradise. Those of you who are financially well endowed can even rest your funds here to quietly accumulate or to purchase the ever reliable and strong Swiss franc (more about that later). Switzerland is often seen as an oasis of peace and tranquillity surrounded by a thundering herd of noisier neighbours. Some would say clever enough to stay out of the.....Read More

Exporting is Essential to Growth

  Monday, August 14, 2017

Did you know you could grow your business more than five times its current size in just five years? Yes, really. There are UK businesses just like yours that have done this. How? Through export. But where can you start? Whitefield International is one consultancy which can help your profits soar by finding productive new markets overseas. We have sourced partners and distributors and set up successful new operations in:  - The Americas - USA, Canada and Latin America - Europe - East and West, North and .....Read More

Where Next in the World?

  Thursday, July 20, 2017

For those of us who enjoy contemplating our navel whilst at the same time reading macroeconomic reports on which export markets we should next be focusing our efforts on, the last few years has been a trying time. You see, it has all to do with acronyms. You might well ask what have they got to do with selling overseas. Well, the acronyms I’m referring to, represent collective names bestowed on lists of countries, which assorted experts and consultants consider to be the next happening places in terms of market gr.....Read More

Tango with Fear...Don't let Fear Damage your International Sales

  Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fear of failure, fear of wasting time, fear of disrupting the status quo, most of all, fear of losing money. As any management guru or even export manager will tell you, standing still in business is not an option. We all have to move forward to stay in the same place and even to keep up with, let alone get ahead of, the competition. What is this fear I’m talking about? Well, it is an unexplained fear of the unknown, fear of something larger lurking out there than we are used to…… it is fear of tack.....Read More

South America - Still Undiscovered?

  Thursday, April 6, 2017

Taken as a whole, South America is a huge market, but with very large differences at a country level in terms of economic performance and attitude to business. There are 12 individual nations defined by most market commentators as South American - from large players on the world stage, such as Brazil and Argentina, to smaller more regionally defined countries, such as Suriname or Uruguay.In the UK, businesses looking to enter South America these days tend to focus on Brazil. However, all their competitors will be doin.....Read More