Delighted to welcome Aura Architecture as one of the companies who will be exhibiting at the upcoming Wandsworth Property Network Symposium. The event is coming up in early October and will include a panel focused on raising equity for development deals. Aura Architecture will be joined by CrowdwithUs, Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP and Konnexsion.
The panellists will include:
Wandsworth Property Network welcomes:
Panel focused on Raising Funds through equity for Development Deals
The panel will cover:
What do you look out for?
What returns when investing
What is the difference between debt and equity
Do you get any security with equity
How do your do your due diligence and how does it differ for equity rather than debt?
Manish Kataria- Founder of InvestLikeAPro
Evan Maindonald- Founder of Melt Homes
Rob Wilkinson, Co-Founder of CrowdwithUs
Sebastain Steane, Real Estate Development Manager at Pacific Investments Ltd
Alexandra Thur-Director of Willow Isle Capital
Nicholas Wallwork- CEO Property Forum.com
About the Panellists:
Willow Isle Capital provides equity investment and other property finance brokering (bridging, development finance and stretched debt) to developers, while providing strong, highly competitive returns at scale for investors. Everyone involved is aligned with the success of each development, all while enabling more homes to be built.
MELT Homes is a group of property
development and investment companies which was originally formed in
2002. In the last seventeen years, we have we’ve built over 100
properties in London, Gloucestershire and Kent with with values of over
The development projects we are currently working on have end values of around £50m.
Over time our attention has shifted from residential development to mixed use projects and commercial development. We now have a particular focus on the hotel and serviced accomodation market. We’ve crowdfunded over £1.5m in equity for our current projects and plan to crowdfund a further £5m in equity in the next six months.
Manish Kataria CFA is a professional investor with 18 years’ experience in fund management and UK property investment. He has managed investment portfolios for JPMorgan and other blue chip investment houses. Within property, he invests in and owns a range of assets including developments, HMOs, BTLs and serviced accommodation. InvestLikeAPro was set up so anyone can invest like a pro.
Leading real estate market
commentator, investor, developer and author. Dedicated to supporting
landlords and investors across the property industry through
Globally published author of “Investing in International Real Estate For Dummies” and “Brexit For Dummies”.
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated track record of working on successful developments and investments in the real estate industry. Specific expertise in HMO’s & micro studio apartment developments.
Rob Wilkinson is an award winning co-founder of FCA approved property crowdfunding platform Crowd with Us. He is heading a specialist team that provides investors with a variety of debt and equity-based property development investments. Rob is also an experienced Master Mariner. After leaving school Rob spent the next 18 years traveling the world by sea in both the commercial and private sectors, working his way up to Master Mariner on some of the world’s largest and most prestigious privately owned yachts. In this role he was responsible for managing assets and relationships for Global Leaders and Captains of Industry, including a senior member of the Saudi Royal Family and former world’s richest man with a net worth of over $60bn USD. In this role, he met and dealt with well known world leaders such as Donald Trump, Tony Blair, Barack Obama and many others. Before his career as an entrepreneur in proptech & fintech, at the age of 20 Rob bought his first property in London and continued to grow his property portfolio in his spare time. He built his own house and eventually moved into property development and fundraising for property development. This eventually culminated in the founding of Crowd with Us.
Sebastian joined Mortar Capital in January 2018, as Development
Manager. Mortar Capital is the Principal and Joint Venture residential
development arm of Pacific Investments.
He is responsible for Mortar Capital’s deal structure and flow, and takes an active role throughout the development lifecycle in all of Mortar Capital’s deals. Sebastian began his career in Finance, before moving into Real Estate, originally with Balfour Beatty, and most recently with Arcadis, where he managed their Joint Venture development consultancy business..