Mainstream Commercial Finance Limited is a short term lender offering bespoke financial solutions for your property funding requirements
Richard Butler-Creagh is a seasoned real estate professional, with almost three decades of experience in the field to his credit. He claims that one of the most important things for people who invest in real estate is a trustworthy consulting firm with which to work. Mainstream Management, where Butler-Creagh is a consultant and main shareholder, is just this. Mainstream Management offers services every step of the way in real estate investment; from locating the right property for investment and devising a funding plan, to property management and later selling the property when the time is right.
Back in 1985 Richard Butler-Creagh found that he had a knack for discovering properties of value in good areas that were fetching less than their market value because of their state of neglect and disrepair. After purchasing and refurbishing these properties, he then resold them, and in this way started building his portfolio, and his career as an independent property developer. In 2003 he joined Mainstream Management as a consultant and major shareholder, and later went on to establish Mainstream Commercial Finance, a company that specializes in liaising between finance providers and clients. Almost 30 years in the field have given Richard Butler-Creagh and in-depth understanding of the financing requirements in real estate investment, and the options available to the investor. These options include bespoke financing – financing customized to suit the customer, interim loans provided, for example, where a decrease in interest is foreseen but closing the deal cannot wait, and short term, or mezzanine loans. 53 Fitzroy Park is an example of the type of investment projects in which Richard Butler-Creagh and Mainstream Management specialize. Located in London’s Highgate Village, in a quiet, access-restricted road, development of a large family home is planned. The house has been designed by leading architects to minimize the impact on the environment, and will be constructed using market-best building materials and methods.
As busy as his business and professional life keeps him, Richard Butler-Creagh does not give up on his love of sports, and outdoor sports in particular. Whether it’s sailing, running, skiing or fly-fishing, he can be found participating in his leisure time. He has sailed his yacht, Carpe Diem, across the Atlantic to Barbados, completed the London marathon in a little under three and three quarter hours, and can regularly be found hosting and attending shoots around his home town of Henley on Thames, where he belongs the Henley 100 Club. He also belongs to the Royal Automobile Club. If indoor activities are on the board, Butler-Creagh enjoys cooking or playing snooker. One of his recent activities, combining sport and charity, was riding tandem to raise charity for the Sue Ryder Hospice in Nettlebed. The ride was a tribute to Butler-Creagh’s friend Anthony Head, who died recently, at the above hospice, of cancer of the oesophagus. His partner on the tandem bicycle was Brian Head, Anthony’s father, who went blind a few years ago after surgery.
Richard Butler-Creagh lives with his wife, Charlotte, and two young daughters in Henley on Thames.