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 19 March 2020
6.30pm – 9.00pm
179 Holland Park Ave
TALKS & SPEAKERS
Thursday 19 March
TALK 1 /
Graham Caldow of Red Giraffe Property
Bigger Creating Brand Equity in Property
Graham’s artistic background meant he was able to design the look of Red Giraffe projects to create genuine co-living spaces. The use of strong block colour schemes, functional design and maximising space has meant strong demand for the product. Spaces for customers to socialise with each other means the houses have a different feel to them, a dynamic that encourages interactions. He puts this down to research, getting the right training, in this case on Simon Zutshi’s Mastermind Programme, and having the courage to be different.
Creating Brand Equity matters because:
- Building Brand Equity is about building trust
- Once you have trust from customers, it drives their buying decisions
- Brand Equity builds customer loyaltyBrand Equity supports pricing premiums
- Brand Equity supports business expansion
TALK 2 /
7 Lessons in Rent 2 Rent
Paul has worked as an IT professional with 19 years experience including working in Property Technology start-ups. Paul, along with his business partners has been running rent to rent companies for the last 18 months.
Paul’s talk entitled “7 Lessons in Rent 2 Rent” will give invaluable tips how to profit from Rent 2 Rent investment, by reviewing the lessons he has learnt.
- An introduction to 7 key lessons from his Rent 2 Rent journey
- Some solutions Paul has used for the lessons
- Ways to source Rent 2 Rent properties
- Valuable hints and tips how to profit from a Rent 2 Rent business
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
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