Central London Property Network


September 5


06:30 pm - 09:30 pm

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Brendan Quinn Events

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London Bridge Hotel

8-18 London Bridge Street London Bridge, London, SE1 9SG

London, England, GB, SE1 9SG

Networking + Panel/Presentation

Evolution of the Hotel Industry – Opportunities for Developers- Panel-


Evolution of the Hotel Industry- Panel

The Panel is chaired by Evan Maindonald, Founder of Melt Homes.


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eelSome of the questions to be covered with the Hotel Pan:


• Where do you think the most interesting opportunities currently lie for developers in the Hotel and Aparthotel sector ?
• What is the difference between Serviced Accommodation and an Aparthotel and how is this affecting the hotel market ?
• How is the legal and commercial framework changing in this sector as the Aparthotel model begins to emerge at scale ?
• How are operating models in the Hotel and Aparthotel sector changing – both in terms of larger and smaller scale operations ?
• Where do you think the opportunities lie in delivering new and different hotel experiences for hotel guests ?


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.


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 500 2017 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

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.



6.30-7- Registration and Networking

7-7.10- Welcome and Finance Update

7.10-7.35- Speaker- Rob Wilkinson, Co-Founder of CrowdwithUs- Presenting on Goal Setting, Vision and Persistence

7.35-8.00- 30 second shout out and Networking Break

8.00-8.40- Panel

8.40- Meeting formally finishes,Informal Networking