Housing Association Scenario Testing Amidst Covid19

In a post Covid19 World In the last few weeks two housing associations have been downgraded and weaknesses in the business plan scenario testing and effective rigour have been sited as reasons. We can assume that the rational for wanting scenario testing is that the Regulator for Social Housing expects effective, planned and documented mitigation for reasonable risks. Unfortunately in …

Can Housing Mega Mergers Solve Every Problem?

The social housing sector is doing well! Housing associations as a collective are building more than ever before to solve the housing crisis. We are seeing mega-mergers driving large scale synergies. I, personally, am seeing the use of behemoth IT solutions such as IBM’s TM1 and Microsoft’s Dynamics to bring about a transformation in insightful decision making.  Large scale advances …

Bravo Automated Property Valuation

Bravo provides current market valuations and expected rental estimates quickly, cheaply and accurately. Bravo uses a powerful property database containing millions of data-points overlaid with Gabriel Star’s own algorithm. The algorithm hones accuracy using critical datasets pertinent to the social housing sector. Bravo is especically useful to valuing social housing properties because… Bravo handles garages where our competitors do not …

HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS ARE NOT UNIQUE

We’ve recently heard that large housing association partnership talks have failed due to differences in vision. I’m confused, I thought we were all broadly here to deliver the same thing in a similar way? My mistake. The Harvard Business Review highlighted that 70 – 90% of mergers fail to deliver synergies within 5 years. In the commercial world this is …

Impact of Brexit Upon Housing Associations (LTFP Guide)

The attached paper has been written as a source for reasoned and intelligent consideration of how Brexit may effect housing associations. We suggest embedding only limited amounts of unknowns into a business plan, but ensuring worst case scenarios are fully understood, thus allowing for contingency plans to be fully worked up. Click here –> Brexit on Housing Associations for a free report …

BRAVO Social Housing Asset Management

Let everyone in your company realise the full potential of BRAVO, the social housing asset management tool that empowers real decisions to be made at all levels, from scheme manager to chief executive. Valuations Bravo is the preferred supplier of Zoopla desktop valuations. In a real life example, a desk top valuation of a portfolio worth over £1bn came to …

Made2Aid are Hitting New Heights

Made2Aid are taking the occupational therapy, aids and adaptations market by storm. They were founded in 2013 by Jade Godier offering a search engine for specialist products that allows occupational therapists and end users to search by condition. This innovation sets www.Made2Aid.co.uk apart from its competition and in 2015 we’ve teamed up with them to help take the next step. Gabriel Star have had …

Metropolitan HA Automated Valuation Demo

Thank you for trying the Gabriel Star automated valuation tool. Value all your stock with no restrictions on date or quantity and upgrade to the full version now by contacting Jamie at jgordon@gabriel-star.co.uk.   Why not improve your rent collection and trial our 2nd pass rent collection service. We’ll take debt you were about to write off and bring in …

Family Mosaic Automated Valuation Demo

Thank you for trying the Gabriel Star automated valuation tool. Value all your stock with no restrictions on date or quantity and upgrade to the full version now by contacting Jamie at jgordon@gabriel-star.co.uk.   Why not improve your rent collection and trial our 2nd pass rent collection service. We’ll take debt you were about to write off and bring in …

Peabody Automated Valuation Demo

Thank you for trying the Gabriel Star automated valuation tool. Value all your stock with no restrictions on date or quantity and upgrade to the full version now by contacting Jamie at jgordon@gabriel-star.co.uk.   Why not improve your rent collection and trial our 2nd pass rent collection service. We’ll take debt you were about to write off and bring in …