WELCOME TO WEST LONDON PROPERTY NETWORKING
Covering: Acton, Brentford, Brook Green, Chiswick, Ealing, Hammersmith, Holland Park, Kew, North Kensington, Notting Hill, Richmond, Shepherd’s Bush & West Kensington
Bringing together West London property professionals and people who have a serious interest in property to network with peers, share insights and hear from expert speakers about the latest market trends, news, legislation changes and other issues affecting the property sector, particularly with regard to investment and development.
Whether you are a new or sophisticated and experienced property investor, developer, landlord, industry professional or service provider, West London Property Networking welcomes you.
- Investors, Developers
- Landlords, Sourcers, Property Managers
- Lenders, Mortgage Brokers, Property Financers
- Insurance Brokers
- Lettings Agents, Sales Agents
- Accountants, Conveyancing Solicitors
- Architects, Surveyors, Builders
- Interior Designers
- Other relevant Property Professionals
OUR NEXT PROPERTY NETWORKING EVENT
Thursday 13 February 2020
6.30pm – 9.00pm
179 Holland Park Ave
TALKS & SPEAKERS
Thursday 13 February
TALK 1 /
Jo Rogers of NaviStar Legal
Bigger JVs: Smaller Risks
Jo is a dual-qualified lawyer admitted to practice law in New York and England. During her legal career, she has helped early-stage companies around the world to raise over $½ billion, sell and buy other companies and list on the AIM stock exchange. As a lawyer, she has supported small business to get the best deal possible with investors, suppliers and partners.
As a speaker, Jo talks on various topics, especially to SMEs, which include “bigger deals with smaller risks”. And to audiences of inhouse lawyers about “missing a trick with their current technology”.
- Covers 7 key areas of business and gives clarity and insight on how to protect your business by preventing legal disasters, without a lawyer.
- Discusses how to deal with material contracts and how to get maximum value out of them for the business.
- Gives top tips on systems to implement to make your business more robust in the long run.
- Gives a simple guide to contract terms/wording and red flags to look out for before signing.
- Offers suggestions on what to do if your business does run into legal issues.
TALK 2 /
Mike Q Hainsworth
Fairy Tales in Property
Mike started his property experience in 2006 without training, experience, or knowledge and failed. In 2013 his wife Olga gave him the book Rich Dad Poor Dad to read, eventually he read it. In 2014 MikeQ and Olga started their property journey which has led them to build a portfolio of HMOs and BTLs, mostly in the north of England.
Mike also founded and runs a successful Cyber Security and GDPR consultancy and runs this in tandem with the property portfolio.
Mike and Olga are both hosts of the York property investors network meeting.
Mike will be speaking on:
- A journey in property and what makes it work
- Pillars to property success – Knowledge / Support / Mindset
- Knowledge leads to success
- Support decreases failures
- Mindset is key to the longevity of success
Thank you very much for your event in Chiswick a few weeks ago, I thought it was a really good networking meeting and I’ve met some very interesting people. It was so good that I have already signed up to the next one!
Virginie Marin – Audensa Financial
Senior FX broker
LATEST NEWS AND SPEAKER BLOG POSTS /
My first speaking engagement since returning from 6 months in Australia was in Kensington, London. The West London Property Network was welcoming and offered food and drink in the ticket price too.
If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry, here’s some of the key points to help you.
Education: When starting out make sure you learn with someone who is also investing and who’s values you relate to. Check them out on social media, look for reviews and speak to people who are learning with them.
Peer-to-peer lending (P2P) – sometimes referred to as crowdfunding – is not quite as old as the century, but has already shown that it’s a compelling proposition for borrowers and lenders alike and therefore a hot topic.
P2P took off in the UK with the launch of Zopa in 2004, offering loans to individuals, and was shortly joined by business lending specialist Funding Circle. While these remain the two best-known operations in the market, the sector mushroomed in the wake of the financial crisis, driven by a combination of banks’ restricting lending – a credit crunch that keeps on crunching for many – and the rapid development of the underlying financial technology that has enabled the efficient matching of lender and borrower, and the tracking of their loans.
“The UK online alternative finance industry market volume grew by 35% year-on-year to reach £6.19 billion in 2017,” according to The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance in their last full-year figures (2017) – that’s almost ten-fold the £667m in 2013 (P2P grows quicker than its analysts can gather data on it, it seems). Globally, it’s expected to be worth $898bn by 2024. Not exactly ‘alternative’ finance.
Jackie Tomes of Tomes Homes says ‘I bang on so much about the difference between a Strategy & a Business Model… so I thought it was time I brought ours to life!’
We buy blocks of flats. Exclusively.
Why do we do that?
For us it is the right Balance of Risk vs. Reward.
We buy existing blocks of flats, we don’t do the conversion.
Some blocks we buy in good condition and they are let from day one that we purchase them, others are in poor condition and we complete a full refurbishment before they are let.
– If it’s the former, we are able to be on buy-to-let style finance from day-1, which greatly reduces the risk when compared with a conversion or development opportunity
– if it’s the latter, the refurbishment works are purely cosmetic so they are quick – so you can get onto a low interest rate, long term finance product within 3-6 months of purchase.
WEST LONDON PROPERTY NETWORKING
179 Holland Park Avenue
London W11 4UL