Montagu Evans
5 Bolton Street
London, W1J 8BA United Kingdom
Partner, Professional Services

Specialties:  Development, Land, Advisory / Consulting, Government Services

Scope of Service Experience
Affordable housing specialist for both the Private Sector and for Housing Associations.

Graham has over several years’ experience of working for Housing Associations and understands how Housing Providers think, the regulatory environment in which they operate and provides a commercial approach to the sector.

With a strong track record of transactions, Graham has exceeded client expectations and optimised value for investment and development.

Graham provides development consultancy advice to the private sector and Registered Provider sector to optimise the value of affordable housing units within a development.

•Understanding of the regulatory, development and financial environments in which Registered Providers operate
•Commercial approach to affordable housing.
•Financial and economic modelling and appraisals – particularly in respect of financial viability in planning
•Valuation and market pricing of affordable housing
•Understanding of affordable design and development optimisation
•Agency in relation to sale of new build affordable housing and existing social housing

Areas of Interest

•Pricing and Valuing Affordable Housing
•Financial and economic modelling and appraisal
•Development Consultancy in Affordable Housing
•Disposal of affordable housing
•Working with a range of stakeholders to deliver complex regeneration/development projects
Transaction History
Stock Rationalisation – Nationwide disposal of 288 properties - Housing 21
Graham undertook the disposal of 288 general needs properties situated throughout the UK generating approximately £20m of capital receipts. The instruction included project managing the sale whilst undertaking the resident consultation with both tenants and key stakeholders and securing the necessary government consents all within a very challenging timeframe.

Doughty House - Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust
Graham acted for Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust Foundation to acquire Doughty House for redevelopment for medical use. The property currently provides 281 keyworker bedrooms. In order to certify the best value for the Trust, complex financial modelling including cashflows were utilised. He assisted the Trust to purchase the asset for circa £20m, negotiated an ongoing management agreement and assisted the Trust in complex overage negotiations including scenario modelling.

St John’s Hospital, Chelmsford - Inland Homes
Graham undertook the viability of two complex sites of a derelict Hospital site. This involved complex abnormal cost, a challenging existing use valuation approach and both elements had previously been in receivership. A provision of 17% affordable housing was secured against a policy of 35%. In addition to this, extra value was created as all 17% was Shared Ownership – resulting in higher value for the landowner.