The Investment Property Forum (IPF) hosted a property lending market seminar for its members at the Library of Birmingham.

More than 70 people attended the event to hear the key findings from De Montfort University’s UK Commercial Property Lending Market 2013 Report.

Guest speakers Bill Maxted of De Montfort, author of the report, and William Maunder Taylor, director of property finance consultancy Kingfisher Property Finance, shared their views on the survey, which found that the finance market for property companies is beginning to ease with new lending up from £25.5billion at the close of 2012 to £29.9billion in 2013.

The event was chaired by David Smith of Strata Real Estate and sponsored by GVA.

Pictures by John Hipkiss