2 BUILD / April 2017 Editor’s Note , Welcome to April’s edition of BUILD Magazine. We find out that the construction sector saw a 4%1 increase in the number of SMEs from 2010, according to the latest study from specialist challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank, in research conducted in partnership with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). In other news, strong growth at property investment marketplace Property Partner has seen investment in buy-to-let property through the platform rise 25% in just five months, smashing the £50m milestone despite wider economic uncertainty. In one case study, founder Frank la Rivière to tell us more about Frank la Rivière Architects Inc., and how it works to ensure that it always creates stunning buildings which enrich the space they occupy. I hope you enjoy reading this edition. Jonathan Miles, Editor Phone: +44 (0) 203 725 6842 Email: [email protected] AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.