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Guest Speakers include: Legal Q&A with Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP- Partners Rudi Ramdarshan and David Burns Moveable Architecture: Building with Shipping Containers with Jane Scroggs, Co-Founder of Podville Ltd Converting Commercial Buildings for Profit- Including Listed Buildings Plus Finance Update with Kallem Brooks, Bond Finance Legal Q&A with Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP David Burns David Burns is a Partner of the firm specialising in property and commercial litigation from the firm’s West End office in Baker Street London. He is recommended in the 2019 Legal 500 as being 'tactically very astute' David has developed a particular expertise in the field of enfranchisement, high value residential lease extensions under the Leasehold Reform and Urban Development Act 1993. David also has expertise in commercial and property disputes which involve allegations of illegality and commercial fraud, including advising on injunctions and search orders. Rudi Ramdarshan Rudi is a partner and Legal 500 recommended Lawyer of the west end firm Ronald Fletcher Baker, specialising in commercial and property litigation. Rudi is described as having ‘an instinctive feel for property law’ and as a ‘formidable litigator’. He has a decade of experience acting for developers, using his knowledge of planning and litigation to help his clients realise their vision in the quickest time possible. In recent times he has been involved in substantial mix commercial residential developments. Jane Scroggs Podville is a hub of repurposed shipping container office pods in North Bristol, let to local entrepreneurs and small businesses. Comprising of 4480sqft of office and communal space, its accessible location, industrial design and high-spec amenities make it a desirable workspace for incubator businesses to connect, collaborate and thrive. Jane’s presentation will cover: Why Containers? The problems they solve for developers and landowners. Making additional income using containers. How we built Podville Agenda: [masked]pm- Registration and Networking [masked]pm- Welcome and Updates [masked]- Legal Q&A [masked]- Jane Scroggs [masked]- 30 second shout out followed by networking 8.25- The Harlings 9.05- Meeting formally finishes, informal networking
Networking + Panel/Presentation Presentation by Diksesh Patel- Transformation Evolution of the Hotel Industry - Panel- Evolution of the Hotel Industry- Panel- chaired by Evan Maindonald Evan Maindonald has over 25 years of experience in Property Development and Investment. In the last 17 years, his company MELT Homes has built over 100 properties in London, Gloucestershire and Kent with total end values of over £22m. The projects they are currently working on have end values of over £50m. Over time, their attention has shifted from residential development to mixed use projects and commercial development with a particular focus on the hotel and serviced accommodation market. Their current projects include a 95,000 sq ft hotel led mixed use scheme located in Central London and they are also currently working on a 50,000 sq ft hotel opportunity in Bristol. Panellists include: Stuart Scott Stuart is a multi award winning property developer, serial entrepreneur and speaker. Stuart won the highly prestigious '2018 UK Property Investor of the Year' for his work to pioneer change in the property market. He has built and sold a number of successful businesses including a digital marketing agency and a product design company. He is a regular on the public speaking circuit where he educates people on design, disruption and innovation within the property sector. He now uses his skills alongside property development to create unique spaces that set new standards for urban living. Along with his business partner Carly Houston they saw an opportunity to create a new type of hotel experience blending both modern technology and cutting edge design. They have gone on to launch a chain of self service Smart Boutique Hotels in central Brighton. Carly Houston Carly is a property investor and developer based in Brighton. She specialises in HMOs, working with local charities to provide accommodation to people facing homelessness, as well as buy to sell developments in prime Brighton locations. Carly & her sister Kirstin are experienced property coaches and mentors and facilitate the Property Mastermind training Programme in Brighton, teaching people how to invest ethically with skill & knowledge. Along with her business partner Stuart Scott they saw an opportunity to create a new type of hotel experience blending both modern technology and cutting edge design. They have gone on to launch a chain of self service Smart Boutique Hotels in central Brighton. Simon Lawrence Simon Lawrence is a 25 year qualified Commercial Property solicitor and a 2019 Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer. Described in the Legal[masked] as ‘calm, knowledgeable and impressively speedy’ he deals with all aspects of the sale and purchase of commercial property with a special emphasis on commercial investments. Simon’s consistency was yet again acknowledged by The Legal 500 in 2019 which states Simon ‘always provides exceptional service'. Simon acts for a wide variety of landlords and tenants on commercial lettings and has in the past acted in the commercial acquisition of premises valued at £40 million pounds, multi property finance for £75 million pounds, as well as a number of purchases of around £20 million pounds Richard Dawes- Director - Hotel Investments at Savills Richard advises vendors across the European gateway markets, as well as structuring off market transactions, bringing together developers, operators and funders. He has completed a number of successful hotel Investment projects across EMEA, including highlights such as the sale of the Adina Aparthotel Nuremberg, Jurys Inn Gateshead UK, Moxy Aberdeen and Safestay portfolio sale and leaseback in Edinburgh and London. Additionally, Richard is active in hotel acquisition work, advising funds on purchases such as the Marriott Courtyard Edinburgh, Travelodge Liverpool Street London and Clayton Cardiff hotel.
Focused on the Younger Property Investors and Property Professionals The Panel includes: Laura Gomme Laura Gomme is a Legal[masked] Recommended Lawyer, specialising in litigation at the firm’s West End office in Baker Street, London. Described as 'client focused, pragmatic and one to watch for the future, she is part of the team recognised by the Legal 500 in previous years as being a well-integrated and exceptionally talented property litigation team which has a unique dynamic. Laura’s practice covers property, probate and commercial litigation in particular complex matters arising out of trusts. Laura is sought after by developers to advise at all stages of the development from rights of way, easements, and party wall matters to construction disputes, and implementing vacant possession strategies including contested lease renewals. Laura is experienced in acting in matters involving dilapidations and disputes arising out of auction contracts. Ryan Carruthers Ryan has been in property full time for over 7 years, working on a variety of projects from buying property title splits getting planning to build another unit and selling the projects on to flips, to HMO’s to also maximising buildings potential via planning and a keen eye for design in mixed use schemes. Then moving onto development again maximising sites with planning where the site isn’t maximised and also finding sites without planning and going through the process to get planning. Skill set is having built a team to be able to work together quickly to move on the right projects. Further details to follow