2008 Feasta Annual Lecture: Capital Partnerships – Chris Cook

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How Ireland got into its Property Mess

an introduction by Richard Douthwaite

Capital Partnerships: a Debt-Free Solution to the Property Crash

a lecture by Chris Cook

Date: 7:00pm, Wednesday 5th November, 2008

Venue: McClelland Room, Central Hotel, Exchequer St, Dublin 2.

Entry: 5 Euro Feasta members, 10 Euro non-members

Chris Cook, an international expert on Open Capital and a widely published energy market consultant, discussed his ground-breaking ideas for capital partnerships, a financing structure that could provide a debt-free solution to the Irish property crash.

The global financial crisis has highlighted the urgent need to refinance trillions of euros’ worth of property-backed securities and debt. Cooke proposed an innovative, sustainable solution: a new class of affordable, asset-based property finance, using the legal structure of limited liability Partnerships. amongst their other advantages, they dissolve the distinction between rental and purchase options, offering the benefits of both.

With this stimulating lecture, Feasta invited policy makers, financiers, property developers, social housing executives, local authority representatives and officials, lawyers, architects and planners as well as members of the general public trapped in negative equity or in rental accommodation to discuss real solutions to the current crisis with one of the world’s leading experts in the field.

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With support from the Smart Tax Network.

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About the author

Caroline Whyte has been involved with Feasta since 2002. She studied ecological economics at Mälardalen University in Sweden, writing a masters thesis on the relationship between central banking and sustainability. She contributed to Feasta's books Fleeing Vesuvius and Sharing for Survival. Along with four other Feasta climate group members she helped to launch the CapGlobalCarbon initative at the COP-21 summit in Paris in December 2015. In February 2017 she participated in the World Basic Income conference in Manchester, discussing the potential for climate action to contribute to reducing poverty and inequality worldwide. She lives in central France, from where she edits the Feasta website.

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