Past Meetup

Hear Andy Veares- Director of Property and Complex Lending from Metro Bank +

Price: £15.00 /per person
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Yes, however only by cash- £15 on the door.

Guest speakers Ahmwaah Charles, Waseem Herwitker and Andy Veares- Director of Property and Complex Lending from Metro Bank- 39th Meet

Ahmwaah Charles who is going to talk about auctions, adding value, and securing deals (contractually). Ahmwaah’s field of expertise is in asset management, raising value and uplift, and the workings of commercial banking. Ahmwaah’s career in property began with buy-to-lets in 2007 while still at university, moving on to make his first London buy in 2010, which he refurbished and sold on. He has since worked on auction acquisitions, and collaborated on ‘subject to planning’ deals (Source of biography-meetup).

Andy Veares -Director of Property and Complex lending-

Andy will explain the products Metro Bank have to offer and who they are looking for as clients.

Metro Bank Plc June 2012-to date 2013

Head of Corporate Banking
· Primary responsibility is to grow the lending book for debt between £2m-£15m.
· Within 3 years of opening our first Branch we now have 20 Branches, 1000 staff, £1 billion of deposits, £500m lending book and 250,000 customers.
· We are looking to grow our asset book through the acquisition of quality trading businesses.
· We also focus on acquiring liability balances and to make Metro Bank their primary bank for both their business and personal needs.

HSBC Plc 1986-2012
Deputy Regional Commercial Director in two Regions being Central & East Region then South Region.
· Income in excess of £100m, Lending book more than £1 billion and 200 staff

Area Director in 3 separate areas being Milton Keynes, Liverpool and Guildford
· Typically 20+ Retail Branches, 4 Commercial Centres with 400 staff generating income of £80m.

Other roles
· Branch Manager Halifax and Brighouse Branch
· Senior Commercial Manger Bradford
· Senior Credit Manager

What is the agenda for the evening?

7-7.15- Registration and Networking

7.15-7.30- Mortgage Update

7.30-8.00- Metro Bank Presentation on Funding

8.00-8.15- Short break

8.15-9.15- Ahmwaah Charles presentation on Land Development and Property Investing

Reviews of past meets:

“ fantastic - the speakers are always well informed prepared to answer difficult questions and the networking opportunity is fantastic ”

— Deaglan Wardman-Furey ( on Mar 20, 2013

“ Good, well informed, small enough to network. ”

— Peter Maxwell ( on Feb 20, 2013.

“ 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 ( on Nov 16, 2012.

“ 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 ( on Nov 15, 2012.

“ 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 ( on Oct 23, 2012.

“ 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 ( on Oct 19, 2012.

“ 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 ( on Oct 13, 2012.

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

— David Salmon ( on Sep 27, 2012.

“ 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 ( on Jul 27, 2012.

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

— Barbara Gwyer ( on Jan 13, 2012.