Central London Property Meet
Build to Rent Panel chaired by Piragash Sivanesan
Chaired by Piragash Sivanesan
The Panel will be covering:
The Government have stated that they feel owning a house is still their preferred choice to rental market capability, what are your views on how this affects the build to rent market?
SMALL VS BIG:
Focus groups such as the British Property Federation are lobbying government on the tax changes in the rental sector both in terms of SDLT and Capital Gains with a focus on differential treatment for investment funds, do you think the build to rent sector is one where an individual or small property business can compete?
How do you see the market place for private rental sector over the next few years?
Why would you be investing in build to rent vs alternative real estate investments?
Panel members include:
Architects, Planners, Financiers:
Félicie Krikler- Director at Assael Architecture
David Churchill- Planner- Iceni Projects
Scott Apps- BDM Castle Trust
About Piragash Sivanesan- Director of Totum Finance- Chair
Piragash has spent 12 years as a structured asset finance banker, he has completed on more than £12bn pounds worth of transactions, from complex multi-bank, multi tranche transactions to smaller property focused transactions. He is the MD of Totum Finance a commercial finance brokerage, which provides funding solutions for property development and investments.
Elliot Hughes is an entrepreneur, property developer and business owner. Having struggled in school with dyslexia and feeling university would be a losing battle he chanced a career in the Royal Navy as an aircrew officer but once the fun was over he soon realised a career in the military was a battle against his values.
Feeling that property investment would be the easier, 'get rich quick career', he entered the arena! He discovered property had its own battlefield...with little cash but lots of time and determination to succeed he became financially free, starting with short to mid-term accommodation for professionals working away from home and the student market.
From there he progressed into the development sector. Elliot feels each development is about mixing strategies to generate maximum efficiency and profit. With his partners, this has resulted in developing over 40 lettable units in the serviced accommodation arena either operating currently and in the building pipeline, together with, the purchase of a hotel, gym and restaurant complex.
Land, Planning and Property Development specialist with 30+ years’ experience in the sector, and a successful entrepreneur (still, after coming-back from a severe RBS kicking in 2008!).
Throughout his career he has purchased, gained planning permission for and built over 6,000 residential units and 2,500,000 sq/ft of commercial space. Fourteen years ago he formed what is now a multi-million pound property development company, Millbank Group, and in 2013 won The Evening Standard New Homes Award for ‘Best Apartment’
Visiting lecturer in Advanced Valuations at South Bank University.
Ed Fowkes- Ed is back from a recent visit to the US researching for Prosperity Capital Partners how the US approaches build to let.
Ed’s main focus is Development, and as Managing Partner of Prosperity Capital Partners with Gavin Barry and Fraser Macdonald, Ed enjoys taking advantage of opportunities arising in prime areas of London and across the UK to create superior returns for High Net Worth Individuals and Sophisticated Investor Partners.
Ed enjoys speaking across the country to assist others with their property education and choices. Ed has also appeared on television as an expert on various topics and strategies.
Born and bred in East London, Ed has been investing in property since 1993 and developing since 2002.
In a previous life, Ed has been a builder, an interior architect, a furniture designer and a fine artist.
Ed loves great architecture, music, food and spending time with his family.
Planners,Architects and Financiers:
David Churchill- Lead Director on the Build to Rent- for Greystar project
David is the lead Director on the Build to Rent work which Iceni Projects are doing for Greystar. After earning his spurs in spatial planning in the public sector, an enthusiasm for the promotion of development meant a move to private sector beckoned. The next 10 years have seen David promote of a variety of large scale projects in the housing, retail, employment and major infrastructure sectors. His keen understanding of the processes and procedures within planning alongside his determination to succeed enables him to manage the delivery of large scale strategic development sites.
Director at Assael Architecture
Award-winning Assael has been closely involved in the evolution of Build to Rent in the Private Rented Sector in the UK since 2008. By researching the US multifamily model in-depth, producing several design guides and advising clients, investors and government institutions, they now have several Build to Rent projects throughout the country, some under construction and many more in
Félicie is an experienced architect. Since joining Assael in 2000, she has worked on numerous large-scale, mixed-use schemes and masterplanning projects.
Félicie is a dynamic professional, passionate about design, her main areas of expertise lie in urban regeneration and housing. From masterplanning large-scale developments to thinking of the smallest details of urban living she has had to develop an intimate understanding of what makes good spaces and communities work.
She is also one of the experts on Lord Heseltine's newly-announced Estate Regeneration Panel.
Scott Apps, BDM Castle Trust
What are the requirements by the venue?
18+ Age Restriction
9-9.15- Registration and Networking
9.15-9.20- Welcome from Hosts Piragash Sivanesan and Brendan Quinn
9.20-9.35- Introduction to Build to Let
9.35-10.35- Panel focused on Build to Let
10.35-11.00- Informal Networking
Reviews about my meets:
“ After having attended several property meetings, my expectations were really low in advance of this meeting. I was happily surprised about the caliber of the people and the panel Brendan had gathered. It was very useful, and I can highly recommend it to anyone with or without experience in property investing. ”
— christopher vik
“ What a fantastic meetup! Interesting & topical content given by guests speakers and invaluable advice, knowledge and experience shared by members of the panel. I highly recommend attending if you have any questions regarding property investing or if you simply want to enjoy the company of truly successful Property Investors. I am only just starting out as a Property Investor and cannot thank everyone who attended for the advice and support I have received so far. Brilliant! Definitely see you at the next event! ”
— Nina Johannessen
“ Fantastic. I always walk away with renewed vigour and solutions to property problems that I had not considered myself. What the regular attendees don't know about property at this event probably ain't worth knowing! ”
— James Gallagher
“ 5 Star! Anyone interested in property investing especially in the residential market - this must be the best Network Event they could possibly attend. The quality and expertise remains exceptionally high, Brendan runs a small but perfectly formed event. If you're interested in property - DON'T MISS IT!!!!! ”
— Alex McKellar
“ This is where the experts meet the experts! Anybody who is looking for a wealth of information will be surrounded by a wealth of knowledgeable and very helpful people. Everybody likes to be in a position to do business. However this is one of the least "pitchy" groups. More help less people trying to flog you snake oil. I like it! ”
- Barry Danser