Central London Property Network


January 25


06:30 pm - 09:00 pm


London Bridge Hotel

8-18 London Bridge Street

London, SE1




Get ready for the most electrifying kickoff to the year! Join us at the Property Networking Meet in Central London, where we’re setting the stage for an unforgettable experience that will kick your real estate ambitions into high gear.

Who is this event for?

  • Investors
  • Developers
  • Landlords
  • Property Professionals

The monthly event is sponsored by:

Aura Architecture & Interiors

Haron Construction


RFB Legal

🌟 Deals in Social Housing – Presentation🌟
Christine Janaway and Sarah Walker

Christine Janaway

Christine, a Fellow of the RICS, boasts 30+ years of experience in development, funding, acquisitions, and asset management across diverse portfolios (retail, industrial, office, and leisure) to drive value. With a track record of transacting over £2bn in property assets, she has held key positions, including Head of Property for two national Estate Agency chains and Partner in Charge of a 25-strong professional team at a national commercial consultancy. Christine has served as a consultant for plc’s, charities, and international businesses, and currently, she’s focused on Social Housing projects.

Sarah Walker

Sarah, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Housing, brings three decades of experience in property investment, housing consultancy, local authority, charity, and housing association realms. Her career highlights encompass property management of a 2000+ property portfolio, senior development management with over 2000 completed new builds, and the successful implementation of numerous supported living schemes.

🌟 Finance Update by Saam Lowni, Merryoaks 🌟
Get ahead of the curve with an exclusive
finance update by the renowned Saam Lowni from Merryoaks. Uncover the latest
trends, market insights, and financial strategies that will empower your
property ventures in 2023.

Saam Lowni has a rounded view of the market gained from 20 years’ experience. His knowledge spans residential and commercial property development, sales, lettings, management and finance.

Saam gained broad experience working with boutique property agencies and national chains alike. He possesses international exposure through working with developers in London, Spain and the Middle East, and continues to build his own portfolio across London, the South East, West Midlands and the North East.

Most recently Saam has been a founding member of a Property Finance Provider which grew its fund from £0 to £300m and on course to fund 1000 homes across the UK.

🔥 Panel Session – Expert Insights Unleashed –
Focused on Finding Deals🔥

How do you source properties?

Where in the process do you start spending time, spending money?

What type of deals are you looking for?

What are your top tips for investors on finding deals in 2024?

How can a good deal become a dud or a great deal?

What do you do when you have a deal but it isn’t quite right for you?


Christine Janaway
Mary Cullen
Motiul Islam
Peter Vandervennin

Chaired by Will Mallard

Will Mallard is a Social Impact Investor with a focus on cash-flowing businesses, particularly property portfolios in partnership with others. He is active in various sectors, including Private Credit, Real Estate (especially Living), Private Equity (including minority stakes), Financial Services, FinTech, PropTech, Healthcare, Health, HealthTech, and Consulting businesses that support these areas.

Will is dedicated to building a capital markets offering that not only provides commercial opportunities but also has a positive community impact. With a robust deal-flow, he has successfully completed high-yield, cash-flowing property and investment assets. The delivery and ongoing operations are set up for scalability, emphasizing quick growth.

In addition to his investment activities, Will engages with the property community through property commentary and podcasting, having produced over 220 episodes. He also manages the UK Property World, a thriving private member investment Facebook group with a membership of over 13,000.

Mary Cullen

Mary, originally from Ireland, embarked on an unconventional property journey. In 2006, she moved abroad to pursue her dream of renovating properties and living in the sun, despite having no prior property experience. Her first project involved a seafront Palace in Montenegro, leading to successful ventures in luxury villas and earning her International Awards. Unfortunately, her dream turned into a nightmare when the Mafia-controlled system destroyed her business, prompting her return to the UK in 2016 with just one suitcase and two small children.

Facing challenges, Mary maintained a positive mindset, networked extensively, and worked multiple jobs. Eventually, her efforts paid off, and in 2018, Mary returned full-time to property investing in the UK. She has since built a diverse buy-to-hold portfolio, including BTLs, SA’s, and Commercial Conversions. Mary also runs her own interior design and brand agency for landlords and property companies.

Driven by a passion for inspiring others to create a life they love, Mary founded The Vortex in 2022. This intuitive training hub combines her passion for property and entrepreneurial ventures to guide individuals toward success in the current climate. Mary firmly believes that in the world of property, one should never let fears overshadow dreams, emphasizing that there is a place for everyone in property if they align with their true nature and purpose.

Motiul Islam

Motiul, a seasoned property investor with over two decades of experience, specializes in efficient property transactions—making quick offers, securing no-chain purchases, and guaranteeing sales. His expertise extends to navigating complex situations like repossession, debt, redundancy, and relocation, showcasing a wealth of industry knowledge.

In his mentoring role, Motiul excels in guiding individuals to success in property investing, focusing on deal structuring and HMO setups. With a diverse skill set encompassing rent-to-rent, title splits, no-money-down, refurbishments, and developments, he actively engages in ongoing refurbishments and developments in commercial properties. Additionally, Motiul is involved in joint ventures and mentors peers in various strategies, demonstrating his dedication to sharing knowledge and expertise for the success of others in the property industry.

Peter Vandervennin

Peter began working in the finance industry over 35 years ago. Starting at the Prudential as a District Agent advising on pensions, investments, bonds and mortgages.

He then decided to branch out on his own creating The Financial Consultancy to offer more holistic advice across the full range of financial services after becoming a Financial Advisor.


6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Registration and Welcome Reception

Arrive early, grab your name badge, and network with fellow attendees

7:00 PM – 7:15 PM: Opening Address

Welcome and introduction to the evening’s agenda by the event host.

7:10 PM: Deals in Social Housing

Presentation by Christine Janaway and Sarah Walker, diving into the exciting world of social housing deals.

7:50 PM- Elevator Pitches

Saam Lowni shares exclusive insights into the latest finance trends, market dynamics, and strategies shaping the property landscape in 2023.

8:00 PM – 8:15 PM: Networking Break

Mix and mingle with industry professionals, exchange business cards, and build valuable connections.

8:15 PM – 9:00 PM: Panel Session – Expert Insights Unleashed – Focused on Finding Deals