It is with great excitement that I have decided to take on the challenge of hosting PPN Knightsbridge. Having benefited first-hand from the knowledge shared and connections made during Matt’s leadership over the past few years, I know how valuable this event is to property investors, developments and consultants alike.
I have spent the past 8 years working as a project manager for developers who specialise in luxury residential property development in London’s most expensive boroughs. Working with the likes of Sellar Development at The Shard and Finchatton at 20 Grosvenor Square, I understand the attention-to-detail required to create the highest standards of luxury on the international residential market.
In 2014 I wanted to focus my spare time on building my own investment portfolio.I attended Progressive’s Masterclass, and went on to buy my first investment property, which after a full refurb was valued at 180% of what I bought it for. Even up-valued beyond my own estimate by the surveyor post-brexit. Unheard of! Since this project I have been working to build my own investment portfolio and business in property.
The investment portfolio is currently focused on completing a commercial conversion project in Surrey. I have JV’d on this project with my sister, Vanessa, a private wealth manager at Goldman Sachs. This project in incredibly exciting for us because it will provide us with the passive income to replace our salaries. A huge milestone for us.
The business, RentChelsea, provides luxury properties to high-net-worths travelling to London. I run this business with my partner Benoit, whose background is 5* concierge service. We are particularly able to help developers create a high yield with maximum flexibility from residential investment properties that they had planned to sell, but now can’t sell for the right price in the current climate.
My reason WHY for having my own business and portfolio, and hosting PPN Knightsbridge, is that one of my highest values is freedom. Freedom to choose how I spend my time and who I spend my time with. I know how powerful growing a strong network has been in bringing about to the opportunities I have enjoyed in my career so far. I’m excited to bring my experience and network to the PPN Knightsbridge community!