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Wandsworth Property Network
Presentations and Networking Analysing Deals- Brian Levin Property Strategy-Craig Hopkins Brian Levin: Brian is a highly experienced professional with a diverse range of experience in the property-financing, banking, property and consumer industries. He is a trained Chartered Accountant and joined the lending industry in 2008 after leaving PwC. Brian has a range of experience across, operations, underwriting, budgeting & forecasting and strategy. He has contributed to the growth of Masthaven and Dragonfly, now Octopus Property, as well as being a part of the senior Management team at UTB. He is now working with Crowd with US as its Director of Investments. Craig Hopkins Fun & interesting ways of looking at little properties for big returns Craig will be sharing with us how he thinks about, and the different strategies he employs, with investing in what he calls baby buy-to-lets (BBTL) and why they are a great investment for everyone even though they are not seen as a sexy investment. It should be fun, educational and interactive. Craig is originally from South Africa where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. As a student he started a short term bridging finance business using residential property as security for the loans advanced. From this he invested the profits in building up a small investment property portfolio as a long term pension plan. In 2006 he was offered a job in the UK – and never made it back to South Africa. In 2008 he started investing in HMO’s just outside of the M25 that were on good commuter routes into London and targeted young professional tenants. As a result of the credit crunch he was unable to refinance and with his South African passport was unable to obtain any new mortgages. Using his existing skill set he then started a book keeping business aimed at helping property investors with keeping and compiling their records and accounts. Over time he expanded this to include assisting clients with customised investment property business plans in order to obtain private finance. Both these services involved working closely with investors and seeing the success (and failures) of their strategies. As his experience and client base expanded he started consulting to investors with 5 or more properties that needed help with the back office and behind the scenes management of their portfolio. Management systems are not the sexiest topic generally but for any investor with a portfolio that is getting out of control this can make thousands of Pounds and many hours difference. When he finally obtained his British passport he started investing again, but this time in what he calls “Baby Buy-To-Lets”. These are 100’s of miles away from where he lives – but he hasn’t let the distance put him off as the numbers (and cash flow!) work so well. As his portfolio grew he ended up outsourcing his accounts but when this wasn’t done to the standard he wanted, he looked for a new accountant and bookkeeper. Unable to find what he was looking for, he dusted off his accounting “hat” and started his own business that only works with property investors bringing peace, order and systemisation to their back office. S Agenda: [masked]- Registration and Welcome [masked]- Updates- Finance and Auctions [masked]- Brian Levin- Analysing Deals [masked]- Networking Break [masked]- Craig Hopkins [masked]- Informal Networking

The Alma

499 Old York Road Wandsworth · London

£20.00

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    What we're about

    To meet like minded individuals who are interested in wealth creation via property

    The Wandsworth Property Network is a hub for property related activity in South West London.

    By joining the Wandsworth Property Network, you'll be able to network with investors/home buyers, landlords and professionals from a wide range of fields who are interested in property related activities in Wandsworth and further a field .

    What do previous attendees say about this group?

    “ 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 (http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wandsworth-Property-Group/members/64483962/)

    “ 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 (http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wandsworth-Property-Group/members/67197972/)

    “ 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 (http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wandsworth-Property-Group/members/64036182/)

    “ 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 (http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wandsworth-Property-Group/members/54817552/)

    “ 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 (http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wandsworth-Property-Group/members/59806962/)

    “ last night was great got so many answers to questions . great resourses , created a jv when home very happy ”

    — David Salmon (http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wandsworth-Property-Group/members/13885210/)

    “ I have been to several investment property specific networking events and enjoy this as one of the best. It is a smaller group than some of the more popular meetups but I have met and learnt from some very successful and experienced investors with BIG portfolio's. One of the nice features is that the focus is on education and giving / getting help - there haven't been any up-sells (hard, soft or otherwise!) Great event :) Great people :) ”

    — ~craig~ (http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wandsworth-Property-Group/members/4259224/)

    “ A very powerful and informative event where investors are doing real deals. If you want to learn how to be a professional come to this event. No hard sell 5 stars !!! ”

    — Landlords Journal (http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wandsworth-Property-Group/members/55823902/)

    “ This is THE networking event for anyone 'walking the walk' in property. ”

    — Barbara Gwyer (http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wandsworth-Property-Group/members/11292406/)

    “ This is a no hard sale networking event for the property investor wanting to mix with other like minded people in a non formal environment. Plus it's helpful to discuss any deals that you may like to bring to the table for discussion - as it can prove to be insightful in helping you move forward. ”

    — matt (http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wandsworth-Property-Group/members/9923702/)

    Where does the Group Meet?

    The Alma, 499 Old York Road, Wandsworth- We meet in the Upstairs Function Room.

    Nearest station: Wandsworth Town (The Alma is directly opposite the Station)

    Direct trains from Waterloo which takes 13 minutes

    Who has spoken or been on the panel at Wandsworth Property Networking (formerly Putney Property Networking?

    - Richard Bowser- Editor of Property Investor Network -MetroBank

    -David Sanderson- Founder of Essential Information Group - Shawbrook

    - John Corey - Lindsay Hopkins -David Lawrenson

    What topics have been covered at the meeting?

    • Landlording Secrets

    • Using Other People's Money

    • Creative Buying, Selling, and Exchanging

    • Structuring Transactions Creatively

    • Profitable Refinancing

    And Much More …

    Transport Logistics

    The venue is directly opposite Wandsworth Town Station (Trains available directly from Waterloo).

    In terms of parking

    http://www.almawandsworth.com/car-parking-info.php

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