When? 11th July 2018
Where? PPN Canary Wharf
“If you don’t risk anything, you risk everything”
Rob Moore is a twelve-time best-selling author, public speaker, entrepreneur, podcaster, social media influencer, and multi-million- pound property investor.
It wasn’t always that way, in 2005 he was struggling to make ends meet as an Artist, selling his work for less than it was worth. He built up consumer debt of over £50,000 after leaving university, and had become frustrated and reclusive, feeling that he was missing something and there was more to life than money worries and unhappiness.
Rob co-founded the UK’s biggest property education company Progressive Property in 2006 with Mark Homer and has since helped over 100,000 entrepreneurs towards achieving financial freedom from property and business, including consulting for many established multi-millionaires and delivering keynotes at some of the UK’s most important business events. Rob also has multiple income streams from his various business interests.
The one word that gets used to describe Rob over and over is ‘disruptive’. Rob’s podcast, ‘The Disruptive Entrepreneur’ is the UKs biggest business podcast with nearly 2 million subscribers in 192 countries and is featured on Qantas airlines. He has interviewed many successful business guests and says:
Rob is a die- hard, passionate ‘work(play)-a-holic,’ and a family man who believes if you crave something new, want to prove the sceptics wrong and give a real meaning and legacy to your life, “then get informed. Ignorance isn’t bliss, it’s ignorance “– Rob Moore
At PPN Canary Wharf, Rob will be presenting new talk- ‘Build Your Empire’ and will also be hosting one his famously unpredicable Q&A sessions.
When? 13th June 2018
Where? PPN Canary Wharf
‘From £1 million in the City to £120 million in developments’
For Nicole Bremner, property was not an obvious choice. An ex-banker with three kids to work around, she had tried all the usual things – photography, cooking, even knitting. None of them allowed her to contribute to the family finances in the way she wanted. Since her first property development in 2010 (her own home), Nicole’s gross development value has risen to over £120 million. Most recently, she has embraced crowdfunding – raising over £6 million with her team – and currently manages £10+ million in investor funds. She regularly speaks about her journey into property and entrepreneurship.
Mark Stokes & Sian Stephens
When? 9th May 2018
Where? Canary Wharf PPN
Topic:The Business of Commercial Conversions and Developments
Mark is known for his no-nonsense, direct and detailed approach to everything he does and he is going to share with you some of the experience he has accumulated over the last 3 decades, in particular around Commercial Conversions and Business.
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 are 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 3 years ago after 26 years running companies around the world in large scale global infrastructure programmes and in the construction, data centre, energy and retail sectors, deciding then to pursue his parallel passions of property, 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 podcast “Inspiring a Young Entrepreneur”.
Topic: GDPR and Property Law
Sian Stephens is a solicitor at Wellers Law Group LLP, who qualified in January 2009. Sian attended Sussex University where she completed a LLB Law Degree and LLM Masters in law.
Sian has had previous experience over the past 9 years of property litigation and obscure property law matters and has worked on high value complex cases for West End Land Developers and Large Portfolio Landlords. Sian is also a qualified solicitor in Australia and has conducted commercial and residential property law work in New South Wales in 2014/2015.
Sian has gained Data Protection Law experience since her qualification and currently assists clients in the property sector with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.
Fiona Talbot & Jagoda Duda.
When? 11th April, 2018
Where? Canary Wharf PPN
Topic: 20 Years Scaling My Property Business
How do you emigrate from Australia to the UK and set up an 8 figure property company, with no JV partners? Fiona Talbot has done just that and she will be sharing her amazing property journey with our guests, including how:
- • She transitioned from being a landlord, to a portfolio holder, to director of a property company;
- • Case studies of how she make money in commercial property (without turning it into residential units); and
- • How she will be scaling her business to £100m over the next 10-15 years (her 5 key growth drivers).
Fiona Talbot is Director of Aitus Group, an East Anglian based operation she founded in 2001. The company invests in mixed property assets (Residential & Commercial Property Investment, Leases, HMO, Single lets etc) and businesses that include property assets. The company turns over 7 figures from an 8 figure asset base and is 100% privately owned by her (no partners). Her day to day priority is on scaling her companies, using solid business principles and property strategies often overlooked by many investors or using first mover advantages.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, she graduated from the University of Melbourne before coming to the UK in 1998. She originally worked as an analyst, preparing reports for board of directors and has a background in audit and accountancy. She is a qualified deep water PADI diver, and also enjoys belonging to national entrepreneur clubs, and doing select property training on scaling principles with the next generation of property investor or business builder.
Topic: CGI and Virtual Reality in Property Developments
Jagoda Duda, the Managing Director at 3D Avenue, will be sharing with us:
• How to use digital marketing to make more money as a property developer
• Why your CGI spend is an investment (and not a cost)
• How to avoid paying premiums for digital images
• The latest interactive tools to best present your development.
Jagoda is a Virtual Design Engineer and has a master’s degree in Engineering and Industrial Surveying. Together with her team at 3D Avenue, Jagoda helps developers nationwide with the visuals for their developments including:
• 3D bird’s eye view plans
• Photo-realistic CGI
• 360 CGI and tours
• Fly-through and interactive walk-throughs
• Augmented reality and virtual reality
John Corey & Steve Day
When? 14th March 2018
Where? Canary Wharf PPN
Topic: Raising Funding Legally
How and why the FCA cares. What you can do so that you can legally raise all the money you need for your property deals. And a bonus section on building your brand so your investors become loyal backers into the future. We will review a few case studies, so you know what has already been proven to work.
John has over 30 years of experience with creative finance in relation to property investment (all phases in the residential and commercial sector). He also understands structured finance, loan packaging, trading of notes and other debt instruments secured on property.
He has direct experience with property transactions in 4 countries and owns a portfolio that extends across 11 time zones.
John started in the technology sector. After a degree in Computer Science, he moved to California’s Silicon Valley. He worked at Hewlett Packard and later NeXT Computer. NeXT is today’s Apple. While at NeXT, John spent about a year working directly for Steve Jobs.
Early in his time at Hewlett Packard, John went from renting a room in a house, to being the owner of a house which he let out as a resident landlord. John purchased his first house, ‘nothing down’ after a weekend course by the same name, Nothing Down.
John moved to the UK in 1994 when he joined Swiss Bank Corp (today’s UBS). He bought his first home in the UK that same year. He started his UK investing around the turn of the millennium and has been a UK property investor ever since.
Dr Steve Day
Topic: Free Your Time with Systems and Outsourcing
Steve will be sharing with our guests how they can:
• Change the ‘only I can do it mentality’.
• Effectively outsource almost anything.
• Start working on your business rather than in it.
Steve studied computing in the 90’s, built a property portfolio in the 00’s and worked as an A&E doctor in the 10’s. In 2015, he left medicine and moved to Stockholm with his wife with the intention of growing his UK property business. Working remotely and trying to do everything himself took its toll and within six months he was burnt-out.
Steve decided to take time out to develop a platform to hire, train and work effectively with a remote team. Once complete, he was able to systemise his property business and removed himself from the day-to-day operations. The response to his platform was remarkable. Everyone that saw it wanted it!
Systems And Outsourcing Limited was founded to develop the platform into a plug-and-play product. Nine months, five beta runs and 1000’s of VA hours later, Steve launched the company’s flagship service, The Systems For Outsourcing (SFO) Programme.
Within six months of joining SFO, Kevin Brittain had systemised his substantial HMO and SA business to such a degree that he was no longer needed to run it. Having seen the potential of SFO first-hand, Kevin wanted in. He is now the joint partner and Chief Operating Officer of Systems and Outsourcing Limited.
Kevin and Steve are a formidable team, revolutionising the way small business owners systemise and outsource their work, to give them more free time each day.
Nigel Best, Matt Lenzie, Stephen Page and Joseph Zipfel
When? 15th February 2018
Where? Canary Wharf PPN
Nigel Best and Matt Lenzie
Nigel and Matt will be discussing ‘Raising Angel Finance’ for property deals.
Nigel Best is a property investor, business owner, speaker and social media coach.
Nigel worked for 15 years as an accountant but has for the last 11 years run the family care business. With a 7-figure turn-over, more than 100 employees and a requirement to work with local authorities, the role has taught Nigel more lessons than any school could!
Although there was some haphazard property investing over 20 years, Nigel, his wife Sally and brother-in-law Richard have now focused more and more on property over the last few years. Funding property is always an interesting issue!
With a portfolio now of over £2m, including the latest project of a 20 bed HMO with 12 SA rooms they will keep investing. But as with their latest project – finding finance can be fun!
Nigel also works with Ray McLennan and together they are starting a podcast on ‘Raising Finance’.
Matt is a director at West Street Capital, which provides equity funding solutions to property developers across the UK. We work with experienced developers who typically have their funds tied up in their previous deals, and enable them to complete their next transactions.
Matt is part of the team, made up of lawyers, financial advisers and bankers, who between them have raised in excess of £1.5bn.
Matt has valuable experience of fundraising for Venture Capital and Private Equity with a particular focus on the Leisure and Hospitality, Renewable, Film and Media and Property Sectors. Matt has been involved in raising millions of pounds worth of investment into a range of investment opportunities, with a current focus on asset focused investment opportunities.
Matt also has significant experience of internet marketing and focuses on generating new leads for businesses through inbound marketing, lead generation, social media and SEO, generating positive ROI through these channels.
Stephen Page and Joseph Zipfel
Stephen and Joseph will be delivering a presentation on ‘Startup Funding’.
A veteran of the software industry, Stephen has started and sold a number of software companies including DataEase (global DBMS company) and Sapphire, Inc. (emergency management software). He is a director/advisor to over 20 start-ups and is passionate about allying top entrepreneurs to finance and mentoring. Stephen is the CEO of Startup Funding Club.
Joseph joined Startup Funding Club in 2014 and is responsible for managing the execution and syndication of SFC’s investments and supporting portfolio companies with their fundraising strategy. Joseph previously worked in Investment Banking focusing on corporate finance and global markets roles, most recently at Nomura International. Joseph holds a Master in Management from ESCP Europe.
When? 10th January 2018
Where? Canary Wharf PPN
Intimate discussion with Mark Homer on Commercial Conversion Development…
I’m Mark Homer, and I have a few things to share with you.
You’ve probably heard a million different ideas surrounding business, investing and finance. However, my latest release ‘Uncommon Sense’ will change the way you think, live and learn from the offset.
So, you might be wondering a little about my background?
You might think you’ve heard it all before, but I can guarantee you have never seen it done like this.
During my decade of dedication to property I’ve learned so much, and in 2006 I partnered with Rob Moore to create Progressive Property. We are the United Kingdom’s largest and most personal property investment education company, but now I want to give something back to the public.
With over 700 properties between us it’s safe to say we’ve been there, done that, and now we’re bringing you the knowledge that we have found.
However, my background involves far more than just property, as I’m sure you learned when reading my earlier release Low Cost, High Life.
Some people -sadly- are drawn in by the media. Although many people share their misconceptions of these matters, it doesn’t mean YOU should. The question is; Are you investing your time and money in all the wrong places? If so we can change that today.
You might be making everyday decisions based on the public perception of what should be done. However, with a simple change of your thought process, you’ll find yourself unlocking more business potential, wealth and freedom than you ever thought possible.
I only regret not taking the plunge sooner. This, however, is your chance to make a change today.
When? 5th December 2017
Where? Canary Wharf PPN
Matthew graduated with an economics degree from the University of Manchester in 1999 and then worked in finance for several years as a qualified investment manager. At the age of 27, he founded a company called Kin which traced missing heirs to unclaimed inheritance all over the world.
Matthew bought his first investment property in 2005 and made some shrewd investments in the middle of the credit crisis in 2009. Having tripled his equity in only two years, he began to think about the potential of having his own property business.
With a steady source of capital from the heir hunting business, Matthew founded Opulen and began buying property with a JV partner in 2012. Matthew targeted Reading and built a substantial HMO portfolio over an 18-month period, finishing by refurbishing a new home for each partner in London. The end value of these projects was £14m.
In 2014, following the announcement to extend Crossrail, Reading became very popular and the portfolio delivered capital gains as well as good yields. The portfolio was sold in March 2016 as Opulen’s focus shifted towards property development in London.
Matthew will be sharing his story on how he got started in property, how and why he built his portfolio in Reading, and finally his transition towards property development in London.
Matthew will be discussing a broad range of topics including house prices, interest rates, the property cycle, sourcing deals, raising finance, systems & tools and always packs plenty of content into his presentations so do not miss this event.
When? 8th November 2017
Where? Canary Wharf PPN
Gerald Ratner is a British businessman and motivational speaker. He was formerly chief executive of the major British jewellery company Ratners Group. He achieved notoriety after making a speech in which he jokingly denigrated two of the company’s products, which caused the company’s near collapse (the so-called “Ratner effect”).
Today, Ratner’s speech is still famous in the corporate world as an example of the value of branding and image over quality. Such gaffes are now sometimes called ‘doing a Ratner.’
Through sheer grit and against overwhelming odds- Ratner has risen back to success in the online jewellery business and as a motivational speaker.