Wandsworth Property Network


October 9


06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

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Brendan Quinn Events

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Crowne Plaza London - Battersea

Bridges Wharf Battersea, London, SW11 3BE

London, England, GB, SW11 3BE

Wandsworth Property Network welcomes:


Panel focused on Raising Funds through equity for Development Deals

Build to Rent- The Opportunities with Andy Pointon


Andy Pointon

Andy joined Allsop in 2006, working in the Commercial National Investment team and rising to Partner in 2015.

Using his understanding of complex investment transactions and forward funding of commercial development, he has transferred his expertise into becoming a specialist Build to Rent investment and development advisor.

Using his established institutional contact base, Andy understands key investor requirements in the BTR market. His skill is to evolve the concept of a BTR scheme into reality, from core BTR sector principles through to viability and eventual funding. Predominantly advising developers, Andy works closely with design and professional teams to create an opportunity suitable for investors. He also advises investors on acquisitions and underwriting of investment criteria.

Andy leads the Build to Rent team at Allsop who have advised on over £1bn of investment/development, valuation and consultancy projects to date. He has a wide client base ranging from SME developers/landowners, through to large national developers and national/international investment funds.





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:


Alexandra Thur

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.

Evan Maindonald

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 £22m.

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

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.


Nicholas Wallwork

Leading real estate market commentator, investor, developer and author. Dedicated to supporting landlords and investors across the property industry through www.propertyforum.com.

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

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.

Sebastain Steane

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..

Chaired by Ranjan Bhattarcharya


This event will be filmed and photographed




6.30-7- Welcome

7-7.15- Updates, including Finance

7.15-8.15- Panel

8.15- 8.30- 20 second shout out and networking break

8.30-9.20- Andy Pointon- Build to Rent- Opportunities

9.20- Meeting formally closes, informal networking