When? 25th June 2018
Where? PPN Blackpool
Development Management Jon started his Planning Career at Portsmouth City Council in 2002. Graduating from Planning Assistant to Senior Planning Officer Jon has been involved in Major Developments on sites within the City and its environs. Jon’s specializes is urban development and flood risk and currently frequently achieved EA acceptance of Flood Risk Assessments. In 2012 Jon became the first planner in Portsmouth in five years to achieve new dwellings in the High Hazard Flood Risk Area.
Consultancy Jon has been in private consultancy since April 2010 and is presently Principal Town Planner for the Town Planning Experts. In line with his Local Government Experience, Jon specializes in urban development but has developed a deep understanding of local plan policy and process for authorities across the UK and uses this knowledge and experience to find solutions to issues arising in development opportunities.
Appeal Performance Jon consistently performs well at appeal applying Case Law and policy in order to achieve the desired outcome. Jon’s recent successes have been reported in Planning Magazine. Jon is now also writing for YPN magazine.
“Learning about the Planning System is worse for you than smoking, drinking or most Class A Drugs!”
What is ‘Permitted Development’?
Development permitted by the Secretary of State.
Various uses have different allowances
Can be building work
Can be a change of use
Permitted Development: Why is it important?
Fallback Position – New Forest vs SoS and others
－“Where the same or similar harm can occur under permitted development the Council may only consider the significance of the difference”
When? 21st May 2018
Where? Blackpool & Preston PPN
We are very excited to present the author of ‘The Six Steps To Financial Freedom – Transforming Debt into Wealth’, Immanuel Ezekial, as our guest speaker at PPN in May.
His book has been endorsed by Brian Tracy and Bill Bartmann, two highly regarded authors in the field of wealth creation and goal achievement. Immanuel is an NLP Master Practitioner, Coach, and Mentor, he has been trained by Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, T.Harv Eker and Brian Tracy to name a few.
He has been investing in property for over 20 years, having started his working life at 16 with no qualifications on a building site. Jump forward to today and his low geared property portfolio is worth millions and comprised of high cash-flowing BTL and HMO properties let to professionals and students.
How did he do it? How can you do the same? Well come along and find out, don’t miss this golden opportunity!
On Monday 21st May, Immanuel brings to our new home at RIBBY HALL VILLAGE some inspiring material based around determining your success formula, how to get onto and stay on a learning path to achieve success, the area of developing ‘Micro Studios’ and follows up with a Q&A session.
Join us in the Tapas bar for ‘Pre Networking Networking’ from 4 pm where a warm welcome awaits and you can get to know a few of our regular guests a little better.
The doors to the event open at 6.30 pm and we have a bar right next to the event room if you arrive a little beforehand.
Tickets are £20 both in advance and on the door.
You may pay by card if you wish. Due to limited space in the Garden Room, we recommend that you purchase in advance (and it also sets a great intention!).
Come and meet the friendliest bunch of property protagonists in the Wild North West.
When? Monday, 23rd April 2018
Where? Ribby Hall Village, Ribby Road, Wrea Green, PR4 2PR.
Our revised guest speaker in April, Davin Poonwassie, is the co-founder of the highly regarded SIMPLE CROWD FUNDING.
Davin regularly speaks alongside John Corey (our formerly announced Guest) as one solution to the risks in unregulated/informal funding that he identifies.
Simple Crowd Funding has funded investments between £15,000 and £1.5M! Could this platform help you get your property dreams out of the sky and on the ground?!
Come to the PPN on 23rd April and find out.
When? Monday, 26th March 2018
Where? PPN Blackpool
Topic: Q&A Session with PPN Co-Host, Property Network International Founder and Serial Entrepreneur.
This is your exclusive opportunity to leverage the expertise and experience of a ‘Self-taught’ high achieving Property Developer and serial Entrepreneur.
Dave partners with ultra-high-net-worth individuals and has extensive knowledge and experience in financing developments. He operates Internationally in both property and with the Advertising and Marketing Agency that he started 18 years ago. Dave is pretty humble however so you’ll have to get gritty with the probing. Bring your questions and challenges to the PPN and find out, ‘What Would Dave Do?’
When? 26th February 2018
Where? Blackpool PPN
Well, we have a real treat in store for you tonight – a doubleheader from Mark Stokes talking about his 2 core passions that are a way of life for him. Mark is known for his no-nonsense, direct and detailed approach to everything he does and he is going to share with you tonight in this unique event some of the experience he has accumulated over the last 3 decades.
1. Inspiring a Young Entrepreneur – Whether you want to Be or Raise a Young Entrepreneur, Mark’s engaging talk this evening will enthuse you to create that entrepreneurial culture to enable your younger generation to flourish and lead exceptional lives of abundance, contribution, and choice.
2. Commercial conversions and developments – As an engineer, Mark’s eye for detail will be apparent as he shares some of his past experiences, current strategies, and future opportunities, so whether you are a seasoned commercial to residential property developer or just starting out, Mark will be sharing case studies, tips and due diligence that will help you approach this strategy with your eyes wide open to the potential and the pitfalls helping you to be successful.
Mark retired from corporate life after 26 years running companies around the world in large scale global infrastructure programmes and in the construction, data center, energy and retail sectors, deciding then to pursue his parallel passion for entrepreneurship and also supporting our younger generation to enter adulthood with abundance, contribution, and choice.
Mark’s current interests include businesses in commercial property conversion & development where he has over 150 apartments in process at circa £30m GDV with an additional pipeline that is growing steadily. He is also a Trustee of his SSAS which is actively investing in commercial property.
He enjoys sharing his experiences to help others particularly with his new podcast “Inspiring a Young Entrepreneur”.
When? 22nd January 2018
Where? Blackpool PPN
Property Millionaire, Mentor, Cambridge University graduate and former BBC broadcaster, David became an accidental landlord 33 years ago, when he did his first rent-to-rent, in order to replace some noisy neighbours! Since then, he has for many years used diverse strategies that most people think are recent, but are in fact tried and tested (though previously known by other names).
David’s property career has included owning and operating numerous HMOs in London, and regular BTLs in Cambridge. He is currently running a successful flip business, for the second time in his career, and has even mentored with an American property billionaire.
When? 27th November 2017
Where? Blackpool PPN
Property Investor, Public Speaker and Creator of the very successful SIMPLE System to raising finance.
Stuart has managed to package up 35 years of property experience – raising tens of £millions, witnessing two recessions and three property cycles – to create a tried and tested SIMPLE System to raising finance.
Winner of the 2015 Progressive VIP Award for most finance raised £21million in 12 months, Stuart’s work is having a huge impact on some of the top people in the industry helping them build serious property businesses with raising finance at the core of the business not the afterthought.
“if you’re in property, learn to raise money to make money”
Stuart is able to impact others by sharing how to raise money successfully without ever having to ask for it. He has a unique approach to raising finance, by bringing a professional but personal perspective to the process.
“Raising finance is the missing piece of your property business”
Regardless of where you are in your journey – starting up or levelling up- if you’re looking to raise significant sums – Stuart can highlight how to position yourself to attract the top people in your industry, providing you with more deals and opportunities as you become the go-to person in your marketplace.
Stuart is passionate about helping people live extraordinary lives by developing their true potential. His vision is coming to life through helping people reach their goals.
Andi Cooke & Lloyd Girardi
When? 25th September 2017
Where? Blackpool PPN
In less than 24 months, Lloyd & Andi started property investing through developments. Using Andi’s experience and construction company. Lloyd and Andi built up a portfolio of 32 properties in a very short space of time. They have raised to date around £6m of joint venture finance and have done 100% funded developments AND after paying the investors off, they have maintained the properties as their portfolio generating a generous Cashflow.
Lloyd and Andi now share their story and strategy with you, they will show you how you can become a developer, raise 100% funding, maintain the properties and rapidly increase your portfolio. They will share their secrets in raising money through crowd funding for developments and show you that developments are easier than you think.
When? 24th July 2017
Where? Blackpool PPN
Jamie is the Co-Founder of The HMO Company, and together with the other directors of the business, has over 50 years property experience and manage almost 500 tenants.
The biggest problems that Jamie hears from people as a HMO owner or manager are:
- How to increase my monthly income?
- Retain my best Customers, &
- Save time managing the properties
Many people are interested in Houses in Multiple Occupation (H.M.O.) as they can be a lot more profitable than single-let properties.
There is a lot of uncertainty in the property market, following the last budget and Brexit, so Jamie will be sharing his experiences and you will discover how to use HMOs to build strong cash flow (and a war chest) to set you up financially, for life.
Whether you own HMOs, manage them via Rent2Rent or Serviced Accommodation, or are just interested to discover how to get started, Jamie will show you…
- How to build your HMO Empire
- The systems you need to time leverage your business
- The importance of designing your way to bigger profits
- The tried and tested methods to filling your HMO properties
- How to get started even with little money
He’s cramming lots of valuable content into his talk so book your ticket now
When? 26th June 2017
Where? Blackpool PPN
Fiona has been investing in property for most of her life. Her parents were landlords so she had great exposure to this even as a young child but this doesn’t mean she had it easy by any means, and she truly has lived the underdog story.
Born in Melbourne, Australia she graduated from Melbourne University which would have guaranteed her a fantastic corporate career if she had stayed. Instead she took the road less travelled and spent six years working and living in Gunma-Ken province of Japan working and skiing in both Japan and New Zealand, a truly amazing experience at a rather young age which sowed the seeds for a life less ordinary.
Coming to the UK in 1998 she studied accountancy and worked in the national business analysis team at NTL writing business reports for the board of directors. She decided to take a leap and went out on her own to create her own rental portfolio like she had seen her parents do at a young age starting the journey with very little capital and giving up the security of a job.
Over 15 + years on, lots of mistakes, some awesome deals (including no money down, creative strategies), plenty of luck and hard graft later she has a significant multi million pound portfolio of single buy to lets, 70+ HMO rooms, weekly selfcatering accommodation, 5 commercial buildings even owning a hotel and sports bar. She invests in both the UK and America.
Having started with little capital of her own and with very little help she understands how difficult and frustrating it can be for beginners in the early stages of their career and has had to break through many roadblocks in her journey.
Investing in property and all the paths it has opened up has completely changed Fionas life.
Chris Madelin & Oliver Mason
When? 22nd May 2017
Where? Blackpool PPN
The Co-founders Chris Madelin and Oliver Mason would like to present Magna Group, a real estate development organisation formed from individual companies within the Magna brand. Magna are focussed on delivering a high quality residential product that is not only affordable for the end user, but also highly profitable for the equity partners who help fund Magna’s growing portfolio of development projects.Magna’s development zone is within the Greater London area and typically no further than a 45 minute commute into a central London station. As affordability for the average buyer in more central zones becomes more difficult, Magna’s solution for living in a beautiful and luxurious space, whilst still within a reasonable commute is a fantastic option. Magna targets undervalued and run down assets and either converts or rebuilds these into a high specification, cleverly designed living space, usually within a very short walk to a transport infrastructure connection into central London.
Magna’s vision is the regeneration of tired buildings and suburban space, turning them into quality, high spec and affordable homes that the market is falling short of each year. Magna realise that the way forward will be vertical living and architecturally pleasing vertical towns built in and around greater London, this will be where Magna will ultimately grow. The population of greater London is set to increase by a further two million people in the next decade and we know that as buyers are priced out of more central locations, the Magna product will be the first place to live and will ultimately become a solid investment.
Magna’s wealth of knowledge and experience underpins the foundations of our business. Magna prides itself on having the infrastructure and technical expertise to deliver ingeniously designed, and beautifully finished, living environments which make a positive impact on people’s lives and the surrounding areas.
- Magna Asset Management is the core business in the group of companies.
- Deals with land and acquisitions, development feasibility and viability, sales and marketing and/or renting and asset management.
- The core team operate within this part of the group of companies.
- Current acquisition target range £10m – £50m GDV.
- Development target zone Greater London 45 minute commute to London mainline stations.
- Close proximity to transport infrastructure connection into central London.
- Delivering ultra-high spec, affordable luxury apartments and homes.
- Compact and cleverly designed flats, secure, gated and prestigious developments.
- Spec includes: Marble bathrooms, designer branded sanitary ware, hi-spec electrical and AV installations, quartz kitchen work tops and hardwood flooring to name just a few items that make the Magna living experience far outweigh the market average.
- Full warranties and CML compliance.