The ultimate
Due diligence
checklist
Due diligence is the careful, thorough evaluation of a potential investment, whether on a corporate or individual level.

Would you buy a house without a survey or a car without taking it for a test drive?
Would you climb a mountain without a safety rope?

Effective Due Diligence is the survey, it’s the test drive, it’s the safety rope.

THE CWU STORY


In October 2014, three successful entrepreneurs combined their experience of over two decades in property, management and the tech industry to build a crowdfunding platform that would remove the financial barrier of entry to property investment. To date the founder shareholders have raised over £50 million private investor finance into deals.

Consisting of experienced financiers from top tier financial institutions and leading lenders, the team at Crowd with Us focus on funding other developer’s deals. With a deep understanding of structuring development projects and a pragmatic, well-defined due diligence framework, the team assess and appraise each deal thoroughly and objectively.
“Due Diligence is the cornerstone on which all successful property deals are built“

- Brian Levin, Head of Property CWU


CWU DUE DILIGENCE FRAMEWORK


The CWU due diligence framework is a comprehensive examination of each deal to assess its viability and understand the risk versus reward of each project. This level of due diligence is paramount - whether you’re a developer appraising and entering into a project or an investor weighing up investment opportunities.

Here, you’ll find an overview of our process for you to adopt or incorporate into your own framework. This will give you a glimpse behind the scenes at CWU into the volume of work that takes place before we even consider offering a development deal on the platform. As you can imagine, a significant number of deals are presented to us on a daily basis and we need a quick way to determine if the deal meets our criteria. By considering the high-level information and figures involved in the deal, the first stage is simply to evaluate whether these details appear reasonable before we request any further information.
If there is any doubt at this stage, we’d ask for further clarification before deciding whether to go ahead.

The second level of due diligence can be broken down into four key areas.




SAFEGUARD YOUR INVESTMENT


Appraising investment opportunities and looking beyond the figures goes a long way to protecting your investment and mitigating risk. No level of due diligence and care can absolutely guarantee a successful project or a return on your investment.

We strongly recommend working with partners who take due diligence seriously, as we do, whether that’s a platform through which to invest funds or directly with a developer.

We look forward to working with you.