Past Speakers

April 2019

Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Head of Market Development, ICE Futures Europe, London, UK

Mike has over 30 years of experience in the trading and analysis of a wide diversity of global energy and derivatives markets. He is a former proprietary trader of financial futures and options on London’s LIFFE derivatives exchange.

Jay Howard

Jay Howard

Jay is active in the property industry for over 10 years starting his career in estate agency, consultancy all the way through to asset management. In his current position he implemented several years of management level experience combined with Graduate and Post Graduate degrees in Law (and earlier degrees in both Psychology and Ancient History) to obtain the best results possible for his clients and his reputation within the industry.

He has an enthusiastic and energetic approach to auctions and creating an environment for continued success.

Akhil Mair

Akhil Mair

Akhil has over 15 years experience in the Financial Sector. He has worked in Retail, Private and Commercial Banking. At the same time as studying Business Finance, he entered the property investment market at the tender age of 21 and coupled with investing he continues to advise and invest in the UK property market.

March 2019

Immanuel Ezekiel

Immanuel Ezekiel

Immanuel is the author of a bestselling book - The Six Steps To Financial Freedom. He is a serial entrepreneur (for 30 years) who started my first business at 17 years old & have had many successful companies ever since. He has started and grown 5 more companies in 5 different industries since then

Ritchie Clapson

Ritchie Clapson

A business expert with 35 years’ experience in running, growing, buying and selling businesses. A public speaker, a seasoned trainer and a private mentoring coach who has been there in business. Someone who has made millions and indeed lost a lot as well, he is an entrepreneur who has taken some falls and got back up to conquer again. A straight talking Inspirational, thought provoking leader, with the drive and energy to enthuse others.

Februar 2019

Richard Bowser

Richard Bowser

Richard is a highly respected investor with 14+ years of experience as the editor of Property Investors News. Richard will be sharing with us his knowledge on "Property Investor; Landlord or Service Provider.Choices & Consequences"

Stefan Canavan

Stefan Canavan

Stefan is an experienced property developer and project manager with over 8 years property development experience.

His strong City background (he ended his career as a Manager in Strategy Consulting at EY) and ground level experience of property development give Stefan a unique advantage in investing and developing property.

His experience includes managing 20+ development projects through his building company, in addition to leading Landmark's development projects, and he has featured on prime time Channel 4 property shows

Romey Chopra

Romey Chopra

An entrepreneur who thrives in a challenging environment and engages with all around him. Passionate about property, creative, dynamic and energetic. He is looking to work with people who share my passion to build business and investments today that have a bright future.

He is in business since 1996 and property investing since 2001. During this time he incorporated over six businesses employing over 250 people in UK and Europe.

He is currently operating a Healthcare business with a current turnover in excess of £250k. In 2012 launching THREE further businesses: Energy Saving LED lighting, a specialist ERP Recruitment firm and a Precious Metal Refining service.

Craig Simpson

Craig Simpson

Leading TrustedLand's new business partnerships program. Strategic positioning to increase company exposure and influence in a competitive market with the aim to cementing Trustedland as a market leading company in the property development space. Incorporating my previous experience in marketing, business consulting and property development to implement our new transparent property services.

Romey Chopra

Alexandra Thur

Alexandra is a residential ground rent investor, real estate investment startup specialist, budding property developer and the Head of Investment & Development for the UK’s fastest-growing and leading residential ground rent investor, Castelnau Estates. Alexandra leads key operations and strategies for company growth, all while effectively acquiring off-market real estate development opportunities and guiding investment strategy.

Alexandra previously served as a key member on the founding teams of two multi-billion dollar Blackstone Group real estate investment companies, Invitation Homes and B2R Finance (now Finance of America). Alexandra also previously served as a Senior Advisor to Elevate Private Capital, a Dallas-based private real estate investment fund and sourced central London property development projects at Regis Group PLC.

A lifelong property enthusiast, Alexandra studied real estate development, urban planning and design. She holds a Master’s degree from of the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Science from University College London’s Bartlett School of Planning.

January 2019

Marttand Patel

Marttand Patel

Highly Experienced Professional Property Investor, Business leader and Entrepreneur with 25 years’ experience. Having started three separate business in different areas (Fashion Industry, Solar Energy, Finance and Derivatives, Trading and Property) reaching multimillion pound turn overs he now providing Mentoring and Coaching in Property and Business. Philanthropy is a great motivation for him and he has recently started a charity in India sponsoring under privileged children through their education.

He perform a great deal of research in the areas that he invest in getting high yields, keeping costs down and systemising the property business. He work closely with investors helping them achieve their goals concentrating on the key areas of property investing. He has worked on and sourced deals for investors and JV’d with partners on property projects providing a high rate of return. He has experience in social housing, HMOs, Buy to Let, Distressed properties and Luxury property developments

Roxana

Roxana Mohammadian
-Molina

Roxana is a Chief Strategy Officer at Blend Network. Blend Network is a peer-to-peer property lending marketplace that connects lenders directly with borrowers. Lenders can lend from £1,000 to property-secured loans and earn up to 15% p.a. All Blend Network loans are secured against a first-charge on the property. Our platform is designed to be simple to use. Once you register, you can browse through our available loans, pick & choose the loan you’d like to lend to and simply lend. Sit, Click & Collect.

Piotr Rusinek

Piotr Rusinek

Piotr Rusinek is a London-based property investor and property auctions specialist. He has worked in property for 7 years and has participated in the transactions of over £15,000,000.

Piotr was one of the Top 5 performers on Simon Zutshi’s Property Mastermind programme and currently is co-writing a book about property auctions with Jay Howard, Auction Manager at Auction House London.

Ricky Darlow

Ricky Darlow

Ricky is the co-founder and Director of Darlow Hemphill, his business career is a testament to his incredible drive and desire for growth. He started investing in property in London when he was 23 and became an equity millionaire at just 34 years old.

Following achieving financial independence through investing in property and quitting his job as a Construction Manager, he set up Darlow Hemphill Ltd with his business partner James Hemphill. Ricky has a great creative vision and is rapidly growing Darlow Hemphill, leading them to success with his team, investors and equity partners. He has successfully raised many millions of pounds for use in property development projects including major scale new build developments and converting commercial buildings to residential.

Ricky has a 1st Class Honours Degree in Construction Management and a Diploma in Construction. This education correlates with 14 years experience working with some of the top construction companies in the UK on projects up to £25million as a Construction Manager.

Jake Nazha

Jake Nazha

Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Value Engineering, Real Estate Development, Strategic Planning, and Business Development.

Strong professional with a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) focused in Mechanical Engineering from University of Westminster.

November 2018

Ranjan Bhattacharya

Rajan Bhattacharya

Rajan is a property investor and developer focusing on North London.

Rajan hosts the Baker Street Property Meet which is London's number 1 property investors networking meeting where 150 property people meet up each month.

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Mark Smith is Head of Chambers. He specialises in property and commercial matters, advisory, transactional and contentious.

He is authorised to conduct litigation, meaning that he can carry out the administrative part of the court process thereby providing a full service.

He is Hon Counsel to www.property118.com, and conducted the largest-ever direct access case on behalf of its founder Mark Alexander against West Bromwich Mortgage Company.

Akhil Mair

Akhil Mair

Akhil has over 15 years’ experience in the Financial Sector. He has worked in Retail, Private and Commercial Banking. At the same time as studying Business Finance, he entered the property investment market at the tender age of 21 and coupled with investing he continues to advise and invest in the UK property market.

October 2018

Dinesh Kumar

Piragash Sivanesan

Funding Solution for Business

Piragash has over 12 year’s experience as a corporate banker with significant international exposure. He graduated with a BSc in Management and Administrative Studies from Aston Business School in 2002. He started his working career at KPMG in the audit department, he moved to Lloyds Bank in 2003 joining the graduate program. After the program finished he moved between various areas at Lloyds including restructuring, corporate banking, strategy and structured asset finance. In 2010 he moved to Royal Bank of Scotland as a relationship director in the marine department, focusing on large ticket – mortgage based financings.

Piragash is passionate about his clients and their success, and feels finance solutions should be innovative and relevant while simple to use and easy to understand. He is an avid sports fan and married with two young children. Piragash loves personal challenges, and is hoping to conquer the Tough Mudder obstacle course in 2016.

David Sandeman

David Sandeman

Director at Presentation
Solutions Ltd

Founder and Managing Director and have been since 1990. His role is to manage the business and to drive the development of new services whilst constantly looking at ways with the team to improve the existing offering. He spend a lot of time talking with both subscribers, auctioneers and the press about all aspects of EI Group and no two days are the same.

September 2018

Dinesh Kumar

Dinesh Kumar

Chartered Financial Planner

Dinesh has over 25 years experience in helping his clients increase, manage and protect their wealth through elegant Estate Planning. He is an expert of Wills, secret Trusts,Probate, Power of Attorney and Inheritance Tax Planning.

Dinesh is uniquely qualified to advise on comprehensive Estate Planning unlike accountants that can't do Wills or solicitors that can't advice on inheritance tax planning.

Kam Dovedi

Kam Dovedi

Founder of
Premier Portfolio Builder &
Premier Property Edcuation

Kam Dovedi is a Professional Property Investor. He is the Author of Boost Your Pension and income from property and Creator of Premier Property Club. He and his team is specialised in helping people who either want to learn the process of investing in Property the correct way or have no time to invest in property & need a completely 'handsfree' solution. His team have Knowledge, Experience & Contacts and they have ability to Drive Down Costs & Manage the Whole Process for You. They delivers excellent returns on your investment.

Aleks W-Werno

Aleks W-Werno

Finance Solutions for Business
Property and Private Clients

Money and more specifically cash flow are crucial for the successful growth of any business. At R&E Finance, we specialise in assisting businesses and property entrepreneurs to maintain their financial health through facilitating cash injections or organising finance for growth and expansion. Sometimes we also assist businesses and private clients business recovery situations, through insolvency and divorce funding. Often we are able to assist clients who already have been faced by multiple NO from the high street banks. We pride ourselves in having a flexible and innovative approach to funding projects and situations across UK.

 

July 2018

Aleks W-Werno

Aleks W-Werno

Finance Solutions for Business
Property and Private Clients

Money and more specifically cash flow are crucial for the successful growth of any business. At R&E Finance, we specialise in assisting businesses and property entrepreneurs to maintain their financial health through facilitating cash injections or organising finance for growth and expansion. Sometimes we also assist businesses and private clients business recovery situations, through insolvency and divorce funding. Often we are able to assist clients who already have been faced by multiple NO from the high street banks. We pride ourselves in having a flexible and innovative approach to funding projects and situations across UK.

Richard Norton

Richard Norton

Proprietor

During his career he has worked in a wide cross section of industries including construction, leisure and manufacturing. As you can imagine he has experienced the “highs” and “lows” of being in business. When forming R&E Finance over 20 years ago it was all this experience he wanted to build upon in order to support and assist his future clients.

Alex Harrington-Griffin

Alex Harrington-Griffin

Founder at TrustedLand
Host of Developers Boardroom
Grants Committee at LandAid

Focused on bringing transparency and trust back into property development and land acquisition, working with genuine and motivated professionals to collaborate and curate opportunities. Launched TrustedLand.co.uk in 2017 to help landowners, buyers and professionals achieve more transparent and efficient transactions through education and qualified introductions.

June 2018

Sid Singh

Peter Turner

Senior Business Development
Manager (Shawbrook Bank)

Peter Turner is Senior Development Manager for the Commercial Property business within the Shawbrook Bank, a leading savings and lending bank servicing the professional investor and landlord community.

Shawbrook Bank At Shawbrook we take a different approach to business, and that includes the way we support our customers. Via a network of professional intermediaries, we offer a highly personalised service that delivers award-winning products for homeowners, property investors, landlords and SMEs. We recognise that human experience counts for more than algorithms alone, and we provide flexible, responsive products that are hard to find on the high street.

Akhil Mair

Akhil Mair

Head of Business Development
(Brooklands Commercial Finance)

Akhil has over 15 years’ experience in the Financial Sector. He has worked in Retail, Private and Commercial Banking. At the same time as studying Business Finance, he entered the property investment market at the tender age of 21 and coupled with investing he continues to advise and invest in the UK property market.

Ron Whitcher

Sandra Orlando-Payne

RIBA ARB | Practice Director at
Inhabitat

Sandra is the founder director of a young and vibrant architecture practice in Windsor. She worked as an architect for over 15 years in London and the Home Counties as well as in Milan and Buenos Aires. Sandra worked for large and small practices and have acquired a wealth of knowledge which she now apply to the everyday running of Inhabitat Design Studios.

Ron Whitcher

Emily Temple

Town Planning Consultant

Emily is an independent planning consultant and runs her own practice. She has extensive experience in the residential market, assisting with both proposed and retrospective developments, including HMOs and short-term residential lets. Emily is proficient at project managing applications and appeal proposals on behalf of clients, and is a fully chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Ron Whitcher

Ben Temple

Director at ET Planning

Ben has an experience of writing and publishing Local Enforcement Plan dealing with large, complex and controversial breaches of planning control. He has excellent technical understanding, and able to clearly communicate concepts and ideas at all levels. He is capable public speaker, negotiator, and advocate, Structural thinker, capable at problem solving and process efficiency. He also has an experience in Systems production and procedure writing to deliver performance efficiencies

May 2018

Sid Singh

Jay Howard

Jay Howard has been in the property industry for the last 15 years starting his career in estate agency through to asset management. Jay brings with him several years of management level experience combined with Graduate Degrees in Law, Psychology and Ancient History. Jay has an enthusiastic and energetic approach to auctions and creating an environment for continued success. Away from the work Jay is an avid reader, movie buff and amateur writer.

Ranjan Bhattacharya

Rajan Bhattacharya

Rajan is a property investor and developer focusing on North London.

Rajan hosts the Baker Street Property Meet which is London's number 1 property investors networking meeting where 150 property people meet up each month.

April 2018

Naman Pathak

Naman Pathak

Naman is a passionate and experienced real estate developer based in London. He graduated from the London School of Economics with a degree in Business Mathematics and Statistics.

Having owned his own estate agency which used to sell and rent properties, as well as his own recruitment agency that supplies personnel to the construction trade, Naman understands the business inherently and completely from A to Z. It is this experience that has been hugely beneficial and advantageous in his real estate development business, which has grown substantially over the past few years.

March 2018

Sid Singh

Sid Singh

Enabler driving solutions to business challenges with over 15 years of specialist consultancy experience in sales, marketing & raising investment funds for businesses providing a clear R.O.I.

With a strong passion for supporting small business communities having successfully implemented several projects creating angel investor pitches, improving the T.O.M. & increasing revenue through winning sales contracts & enabling businesses to scale effectively.

Outside of business he is working on a personal project that’s close to his heart, creating a social enterprise incubator with the aim to service & help the homeless to enable them to find sustained paid work & experience utilising & learning new skills supported by local business with the demand for various services providing a grassroots solution to those less fortunate, this will be launching in 2018 watch this space!

Deborah Hopper

Deborah Hopper

All businesses need someone to be that essential linchpin, and Deborah is that ideal person. With a background in teaching and facilitation, event co-ordination and secretarial work, Deborah brings boundless energy, determination and a sense of vitality to ensure efficient, accurate and secure administration for the whole team.

Debs is inspired by challenges and by helping others to be the best they can be. Eager to constantly learn and improve, she is committed to her own self-development and to guiding those who seek her support. Operating right at the heart of Hive Property Group, Debs is in the perfect position to uphold the company’s core values of support, integrity and ethical practices.

Dinesh Kumar

Dinesh Kumar

Dinesh has over 25 years experience in helping his clients increase, manage and protect their wealth through elegant Estate Planning. He is an expert of Wills, secret Trusts,Probate, Power of Attorney and Inheritance Tax Planning.

Dinesh is uniquely qualified to advise on comprehensive Estate Planning unlike accountants that can't do Wills or solicitors that can't advice on inheritance tax planning.

February 2018

Dikesh Patel

DIKSESH Patel

Dikshes Patel is CEO and Founder of Prosperous Property Solutions Ltd bringing property development and investment opportunities to high net worth individuals and investment groups. He is passionate about property and people, so manage client relationships and am actively involved in structuring deals in a way that benefits all. He believes that ethics is a part of building a successful long-term business and have turned away opportunities that do not fit with his values.

In 2014 He was introduced to alternative property investment strategies which provide higher returns. This led to a series of investments including a number of Homes of Multiple Occupation (HMO). In 2015, along with his business partner, he founded Prosperous Property Solutions to help others navigate the minefield of sourcing suitable properties, regulation and raising finance for these investment strategies. In 2016 using a Joint Venture SPV, he purchased a row of four terraced houses, with a total of 45 studio rooms targeting the Peterborough local authority market. In 2017 he left his role as a Portfolio Manager at Credit Suisse to focus full time on growing the business. We already have a number of HMO and larger development projects under negotiation and continue to raise finance for future projects.

Emily Temple

Emily Temple

Emily is an independent planning consultant and runs her own practice. She has extensive experience in the residential market, assisting with both proposed and retrospective developments, including HMOs and short-term residential lets. Emily is proficient at project managing applications and appeal proposals on behalf of clients, and is a fully chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Lisa Andrews

Lisa Andrews

Lisa worked within the financial services and mortgage industry for over 20 years she has a wealth of knowledge and experience that she able to pass onto to her clients. She has first hand commercial expertise having built up a portfolio of properties within London some of which were development projects.

Romey Chopra

Romey Chopra

An entrepreneur who thrives in a challenging environment and engages with all around him. Passionate about property, creative, dynamic and energetic. He is looking to work with people who share my passion to build business and investments today that have a bright future.

He is in business since 1996 and property investing since 2001. During this time he incorporated over six businesses employing over 250 people in UK and Europe.

He is currently operating a Healthcare business with a current turnover in excess of £250k. In 2012 launching THREE further businesses: Energy Saving LED lighting, a specialist ERP Recruitment firm and a Precious Metal Refining service.

Amit Malhotra

Amit Malhotra

A Financial Service (FS) professional with extensive experience of rolling out projects in the following areas: Information Security/ Cyber Security, Change Management, Governance, Regulatory & Compliance. 

Specialties: Business analysis, project delivery, and strategy across Business Transformation.

Sandra Orlando Payne

Sandra Orlando Payne

Sandra is the founder director of a young and vibrant architecture practice in Windsor. She worked as an architect for over 15 years in London and the Home Counties as well as in Milan and Buenos Aires. Sandra worked for large and small practices and have acquired a wealth of knowledge which she now apply to the everyday running of Inhabitat Design Studios. 

Rishi khurana

Rishi khurana

Principal lender for bridge & development loans. Real estate developer. Board Advisor @ LandlordInvest

January 2018

Marttand Patel

Marttand Patel

Highly Experienced Professional Property Investor, Business leader and Entrepreneur with 25 years’ experience. Having started three separate business in different areas (Fashion Industry, Solar Energy, Finance and Derivatives, Trading and Property) reaching multimillion pound turn overs he now providing Mentoring and Coaching in Property and Business. Philanthropy is a great motivation for him and he has recently started a charity in India sponsoring under privileged children through their education. 

He perform a great deal of research in the areas that he invest in getting high yields, keeping costs down and systemising the property business. He work closely with investors helping them achieve their goals concentrating on the key areas of property investing. He has worked on and sourced deals for investors and JV’d with partners on property projects providing a high rate of return. He has experience in social housing, HMOs, Buy to Let, Distressed properties and Luxury property developments

Tim Matcham

Tim Matcham

Tim Matcham realised that his pension was not going to provide for him and his family so invested heavily in his education to become a professional property investor. A Graduate of Simon Zutshi's Property Mastermind Programme, he went on to do a number of Joint Ventures and specialised in raising private finance from investors who were keen to see a better return than they were able to get elsewhere. In the last couple of years he has raised around £2.5 million for a variety of projects and now helps his students break through their limiting beliefs to accelerate their property journey.

He realised he needed to take control of his own future and is now keen to help others do the same. He founded Blue Line Coaching early in 2017 to help reach a wider audience. The Blue Line idea came from running the New York Marathon in 2011, a truly spectacular experience, where they paint a blue line from start to finish. Tim says, "by putting one foot in front of the other and taking the next step we know we can reach our goal", a great metaphor for your property journey.

Outside of property Tim enjoys sailing, walking, personal health & fitness and the very occasional game of golf. He also enjoys time with his wife and family and takes to the surf at Polzeath, North Cornwall, most summers.

Luke Beavan

Luke Beavan

Luke from AFP mortgages in Maidenhead provides a monthly mortgage market update on the BTL and HMO lenders. His presentation often gives us a feel of the ongoing lending criteria which is constantly changing. This helps investors assess opportunities and challenges for funding deals.

November 2017

Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Chris is a superb business woman, with a great attitude, energy and delivery rate. She is an expert in property sourcing, property renovation and has a keen interest in planning to generate top value for the property project she is working on.

Ranjan Bhattacharya

Ranjan Bhattacharya

Ranjan is a property investor and developer focusing on North London.

Ranjan hosts the Baker Street Property Meet which is London's number 1 property investors networking meeting where 150 property people meet up each month.

October 2017

David Roberts

David Roberts

David heads up The House Crowd’s London office in One Canada Square, Canary Wharf. Having spent over ten years working with high net worth clients David felt there was an enormous opportunity for The House Crowd to work with bigger investors, family offices and institutional funds. David believes the growth in alternative finance will disrupt many of the traditional wealth management businesses as tech savvy investors can access market beating returns from Crowdfunding Platforms at the click of button, without unnecessary management fees.

Am Kainth

Am Kainth

Founder of Invest 500 a group of sophisticated high net worth investors with £500,000+ who collaborate to 'privately' crowd fund and invest in high yielding residential and commercial property development projects in London achieving significant returns typically within 12 months.

Currently raising £20M for pipeline projects and welcome discussions with bespoke investment banks, private investors and family offices who wish to collaborate on real estate investment and development opportunities.

We are also actively looking to acquire vacant or occupied commercial office buildings in London Zones 2 - 4 particularly those which are exempt from conversion under permitted development to residential use.

With over 20 years credible commercial and senior marketing experience I have extensive portfolio and asset management experience. As part of our activities we also represents a range of international clients seeking property assets and off market sales on a discreet and confidential basis.

September 2017

Deborah Hopper

Deborah Hopper

All businesses need someone to be that essential linchpin, and Deborah is that ideal person. With a background in teaching and facilitation, event co-ordination and secretarial work, Deborah brings boundless energy, determination and a sense of vitality to ensure efficient, accurate and secure administration for the whole team.

Debs is inspired by challenges and by helping others to be the best they can be. Eager to constantly learn and improve, she is committed to her own self-development and to guiding those who seek her support. Operating right at the heart of Hive Property Group, Debs is in the perfect position to uphold the company’s core values of support, integrity and ethical practices.

BILL PATEL

Kevin Crocker

From 2008 I worked in a busy Local Authority enforcing legal standards in the private rental sector, specialising in House in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). I lead on the Councils mandatory HMO licensing scheme and help landlords, investors and builders design HMOs that maximised return whilst ensuring legal compliance.

BILL PATEL

BILL PATEL

Bill comes from running his own electrical contracting company, with a wealth of experience in the construction industry. In 2007 he took the leap of selling his shares in his business, to focus on investing in property. With his infectious personality, he loves systems, Tenants who cut the grass and Investors that know a great investment when they see one. In his free time, he enjoys running and socialising with his friends and family. He is i-Occupy Chief 'PCM', spread-sheet wizard and head of gadgets.

Darren Patel

Darren Patel

Having served in the Royal Air Force for 7 years and a further 2 years as an Electrical Foreman, Darren began investing in property in 2007. When he's not busy at the office, Darren enjoys walking his dog Humphrey and the occasional 10k run. Darren is chief office decorator at i-Occupy and has the magic touch when it comes to tinsel and fairy lights, he always makes sure the office is looking brilliant! He is also the brutally honest taste-tester during i-Occupy famous 'Bake Off' style competitions!

James O Graddy

James O’Grady

Property enthusiast. Coffee connoisseur. Musician.

As a true property fanatic, James' ultimate ambition is to build his own family home brick by brick. When he's not engrossed in the world of HMO transformations, James is a passionate Irish musician, which has resulted in him playing gigs all over the world! The only person to logically read the instruction manual when the fire alarm decides to test itself, and the man who came close to tears when the office coffee machine broke. It's still a bit of a sore subject for him, months on from the tragic event.

July 2017

Theo Bailey

Theo is relatively new to property but is very passionate about giving back and is a natural photographer. He helps with meet & greet and also takes candid shots as the evening progresses.

Theo is the founder of JV hub which is an online platform for connecting cash-rich and time-rich investors to collaborate on projects for a win-win solution.

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Thor Portess

Property Developer & Financier

Thor Portess is a property investor/developer/educator who is passionate about finding win/win solutions for people selling properties and for people investing in properties. Thor looks to add value in the property world by adding value to all parties in the chain.

Thor worked in the construction industry for 6 years in Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland before moving to London in 2008 to begin buying and selling properties. Thor developed strategies to buy and sell properties in a very illiquid market after the GFC using specialist property contracts and attracted private investor partners to buy and sell London properties.

Thor is now a director of two dynamic property companies: Crowd with Us & Develop with Us.

Crowd with Us was setup to scale an already existing business working with investors to pool together to buy properties in London and the south east of the UK. It is a regulated company under the FCA.

Develop with Us is a dynamic property development company which enables sellers to maximise the value of their properties. DWU provides finance together with planning and development expertise.

Daniel Hill

Martin Skinner

A seasoned entrepreneur and property investor, Martin has experienced many of the highs and lows of business and property investment over the years and remains a passionate advocate of small businesses, private investment and property development in London.

He set up, grew and sold his first technology business directly after leaving university with a Business Computing degree. He then developed a substantial high-yield portfolio of houses rented out to young professionals around Canary Wharf. Nice Group - a fast growing London property development and management group - soon followed, as did two substantial joint ventures with large fund managers.

He now combines experience in London property investment, finance and technology through Inspired Asset Management. With a portfolio approaching £350m GDV, Inspired has established a number of substantial Joint Ventures through which it is rolling out its unique high-tech, high-spec, and affordable private housing across Greater London.

As an expert on residential property development in London, Martin is a regular speaker at Real Estate Fund conferences and forums including MIPIM, PIN, Euromoney, and CASS Business School. He has also featured prominently in the BAFTA award winning BBC series The Tower as well as in Property Week, the Financial Times and on BBC Radio 4 and 5.

June 2017

Speaker

Emily Temple

Town Planning Consultant

Emily is an independent planning consultant and runs her own practice. She has extensive experience in the residential market, assisting with both proposed and retrospective developments, including HMOs and short-term residential lets. Emily is proficient at project managing applications and appeal proposals on behalf of clients, and is a fully chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Richard

Vanish Patel

Vanish Patel started his journey towards financial independence in the summer of 2001 when he became a business angel and a full-time property investor.

Today he is considered to be one of the Top 10 Property Experts in the UK.

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Thor Portess

Property Developer & Financier

Thor Portess is a property investor/developer/educator who is passionate about finding win/win solutions for people selling properties and for people investing in properties. Thor looks to add value in the property world by adding value to all parties in the chain.

Thor worked in the construction industry for 6 years in Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland before moving to London in 2008 to begin buying and selling properties. Thor developed strategies to buy and sell properties in a very illiquid market after the GFC using specialist property contracts and attracted private investor partners to buy and sell London properties.

Thor is now a director of two dynamic property companies: Crowd with Us & Develop with Us.

Crowd with Us was setup to scale an already existing business working with investors to pool together to buy properties in London and the south east of the UK. It is a regulated company under the FCA.

Develop with Us is a dynamic property development company which enables sellers to maximise the value of their properties. DWU provides finance together with planning and development expertise.

Daniel Hill

Architect – TBA

May 2017

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Atuksha Poonwassie

property investor and
Crowdfunder

Atuksha’s background is in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Analytics.

She is the owner of Focus 2020, a specialist independent CRM consultancy that provides guidance and support to businesses across many industries and across all regions. The team at Focus 2020 specialise in working with property professionals, helping them increase profits by being more customer focused. Atuksha is also a co-author of the Amazon #1 Bestseller, Cave to Castle: How to transform any property business using Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

She is also a keen property investor and Crowdfunder.

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Davin Poonwassie

Property Investor

Davin’s background is in data, databases and Information technology.

He was first introduced to Crowdfunding in early 2013 and spotted the opportunity that Crowdfunding brings. Davin is now a full time entrepreneur, focusing on the Simple Backing Crowdfunding business. He is also a business and property coach, helping others achieve their goals and aspirations.

Davin is also a keen property investor, investing in parts of the UK and France.

Daniel Hill

John Phillips

Commercial Finance Broker
at Kingswood Associates

He started as a Broker back in 1994 and have concentrated on the Commercial market since 1997 when I established Kingswood Associates Ltd. The industry has obviously been through many changes. His business is focussed on property and Development Finance

He specialised in Finance and Mortgages and Funding for: Property Development Finance and Mezzanine Finance, Finance for HMOs, Finance for Properties converted into flats etc.

Ranjan Bhattacharya

Property Investor

Ranjan is a property investor and developer focusing on North London.

Ranjan hosts the Baker Street Property Meet which is London's number 1 property investors networking meeting where 150 property people meet up each month.

Richard

Vanish Patel

Vanish Patel started his journey towards financial independence in the summer of 2001 when he became a business angel and a full-time property investor.

Today he is considered to be one of the Top 10 Property Experts in the UK.

April 2017

Tim Payne

Chris Ready

Property Investor

Chris is a residential property investor since 1994 with experince in large Corporate Restaurants and Retail Projects.

He is a graduate of Simon Zutshi’s Master Mind Property Programme. He is an accredited Landlord, by both the London Landlord Accredited Scheme the National Landlords Association (NLA).

Tim Payne

Anna Harper

Owner Director

Anna has been investing in property since 2013 while working in the City (Strategy Consulting at Deloitte). Her experience, combined with a degree in Land Economy from Cambridge have given her a clear understanding of the residential property market and its strategic drivers, as well as how to operate a successful development business within that market.

In addition to running Landmark with Stefan, she hosts the Property Investor Podcast, classed within top 10 iTunes Property/Investment podcast charts, accredited ‘New & Noteworthy’, with >100,000 downloads, and her property projects have been featured on BBC.

Daniel Hill

Stefan Canavan

Owner Director

Stefan is an experienced property developer and project manager with over 8 years property development experience.

His strong City background (he ended his career as a Manager in Strategy Consulting at EY) and ground level experience of property development give Stefan a unique advantage in investing and developing property.

His experience includes managing 20+ development projects through his building company, in addition to leading Landmark's development projects, and he has featured on prime time Channel 4 property shows

March 2017

Tim Payne

Tim Payne

Tim is in charge of registration and meet & greet. He is an experienced investor and offers valuable input in team discussions.
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/timpayne2

Daniel Hill

Daniel Hill

An award winning entrepreneurial individual with experience, knowledge and qualifications within entrepreneurial business, creative strategy and business development. These attributes have contributed toward the below events and acknowledgments
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/danielhillptg

February 2017

Lakhi Singh

Lakhi Singh

Cutting edge solutions for anyone in Negative Equity in th Rescue and turnaround for property portfolio clients. Top 10 strategies for raising finance against negative equity and equity portfolios. e UK & Southern Ireland.
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/mc4you

Brynley Little

Brynley Little

A property professional and associate in family run business specialising in all things property. The APS Property Group has over 35 years experience in investment, development, planning & design and construction.
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/brynley-little-49b71a6a

October 2016

Ranjan Bhattacharya

Ranjan is a property investor and developer focusing on North London.

Ranjan hosts the Baker Street Property Meet which is London's number 1 property investors networking meeting where 150 property people meet up each month.

Richard

Richard Bowser

Richard is a highly respected investor with 14+ years of experience as the editor of Property Investors News.

Richard will be sharing with us his knowledge on "Property Investor; Landlord or Service Provider.Choices & Consequences"

September 2016

Theo Bailey

Theo is relatively new to property but is very passionate about giving back and is a natural photographer. He helps with meet & greet and also takes candid shots as the evening progresses.

Theo is the founder of JV hub which is an online platform for connecting cash-rich and time-rich investors to collaborate on projects for a win-win solution.

Jonathan Stein

Eliminate financial risk – 5 steps to property success.
Whilst climbing the corporate ladder from 1998 – 2013 Jonathan became interested in property as an investment and alternative income stream. Having spent a few years following and building an understanding of the Buy to Let market, Jonathan eventually dipped his toe in the water in 2004, with his first BTL purchase. He has not looked back since

After building a cashflowing Buy to Let portfolio over a 10 year period Jonathan jumped out of the corporate rat race to concentrate on property full time. Whilst nurturing his portfolio Jonathan embarked on a journey incorporating numerous different property strategies including property development, auction trading, title splitting and also buying illegally converted property.

Jonathan’s primary focus is “adding value” to everything he does and it was this focus that led him to launching one of the lastest internet startups VABOO. Vaboo is a Communication and Engagement Agency dedicated to the Private Rental Sector who’s service is underpinned by a Rewards and Incentives portal enabling Landlords and Letting Agents to grow their business and provide a better service to their customers. During his presentation Jonathan will share his story and tell you how you can benefit by adding value to everything you do!

July 2016

Andy Wood

The Enterprise Tax Centre (ETC) is a specialist tax consultancy which primarily works with other professional advisers and helps them save their clients’ money, unlock finance and ultimately to develop their full business potential.

Our main service is our ‘Your Tax Partner’ offering. Through this, we can provide a full ‘bolt on’ tax department for other professional firms such as accountants and lawyers.

We recognise that the pressures and responsibilities placed on professional advisers means that it is incredibly difficult to be ‘all things to all men’.

Through ‘Your Tax Partner’ you have access to cutting edge tax know-how and experience as and when it is required.

A few of our services at a glance: - International families – non doms and / or non-UK resident persons - Structuring of a new or existing trading or investment business - Inheritance Tax (IHT) and estate planning (including asset protection) - Planning to mitigate Capital Gains Tax (CGT) - Non-UK resident persons investing in the UK - Property tax advice For further info, please see www.enterprisetax.co.uk

John Kerr

Thank you for viewing John Kerr's Profile. With a career in UK real estate and law, John’s personal focus is on increasing profits from his UK wide property portfolio and building his business network. His business helps people gain:


1. A Successful Property Strategy in Six Steps - John meets many people new to property investing through his online presence, public speaking engagements and his popular local meetings. His cost effective “handholding” involves recorded Skype sessions with online screen sharing to help clients devise the best strategies for them. Find out more at: www.yourpartnerinproperty.co.uk/6steps

2. Superior cash flow from Vacation Rentals, Serviced Apartments and the Short Stay markets. With 8 years experience in these markets, John will help get your short stay rental property earning cash in month #1. Check out the detailed costed example where cash flow increased 10X and with a ROI of 16.5% at: bit.ly/1QzFMbt

Chat with John at: bit.ly/1NBBRta

Find out how much you can earn from the short stay markets here: bit.ly/1npbxIJ

“Work closely with people who have built their personal wealth. It will rub off onto you." John advises. "My tip to anyone seeking to improve their lifestyle would be to read as many personal development books as possible. Start with Rich Dad, Poor Dad. For your property investment journey, your first book should be Property Magic.

June 2016

Kevin Croker

I am currently employed by Reading Borough Council as a Senior Environmental Health Practitioner, specialising in houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). My role includes the inspection of domestic dwellings, the production of post inspection reports and schedules and the service, where applicable, of statutory notices. In addition, I undertake feasibility studies for disabled adaptations under the Councils Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) scheme.

In recent years I have been approached by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) to provide evidence to the Advisory Working Group on Domestic Private Rented Sector Regulations (Under The Energy Act 2011). I have also contributed to a recent publication produced by the University of Greenwich and the CIEH on good working practises within the private rented sector.

I am a voting member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and have recently joined the National HMO Network steering group.

I am an accredited Portfolio of Professional Practice assessor on behalf of the CIEH.

I am also the founder of White Horse Property Consultants, an independent property consultancy del<>ivering services to ensure landlords and agents are legally compliant with the requirements of their local Environmental Health department. For more information visit us at www.whitehorsepc.co.uk

Linda Wright

In 2010 Linda formed the new private planning consultancy PLANiTWRiGHT to offer professional planning advice to clients. Linda says “I am delighted to be able to offer a practical and cost effective service to get the planning results my clients deserve.”

Linda was previously Group Planning Manager with Elan Homes where she co-ordinated the company’s town planning function. She possesses a thorough working knowledge of the planning system gained over 25 years in the sector. The USP on her CV is that she worked for several years for the Government of Bermuda. She has had an eclectic mix of jobs including Council Development Control Officer, regional planner for a telecommunications company in the South East and policy manager for the Home Builders Federation. She is also a guest lecturer in planning studies at Liverpool and Manchester Universities.

Specialties: My speciality is that I listen to what the client wants, add my professional advice, backed up by experience, throw in a dash of common sense and a good sense of humour - the result is planning permission.

May 2016

Kevin Whelan

financially independent for the last 10 years and now invest his time helping transform and enrich the financial lives of the following groups of people: - Successful employees who are time poor, recognising they need to create wealth not income - Property Experts who need a continuous supply of funds for their projects - Business Owners seeking finance to take their business to the next level - Pension Owners dissatisfied with the lack of control they have with their pension funds.

 

Stephanie Aitken

Communication is the lifeblood of any business. Effective communication can determine the success and efficiency of a company. Yet all too often, the core strengths of an organisation are hugely dampened by poor communication. Having worked for over 10 years in the corporate world I know how often you will have to endure dry, boring and forgettable communications, delivered in a style that lacks impact. Sadly it seems to be contagious! Plus it wastes valuable time and can negatively affect your business' bottom line.

Why is this so prevalent? Because many people simply haven't received proper training in the fundamental skills of communication and dealing with pressure. Or the training they have received is either not being applied (so they need a refresher) or it was not effective.

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