Commercial Property Summit


March 7


09:30 am - 05:00 pm

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Brendan Quinn Events

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Radisson Blu Canary Wharf

5 Fairmont Avenue Canary Wharf, London, E14 9jb

London, GB, E14 9jb

The Commercial Property Summit brings together the movers and shakers in the industry tackling the key questions including:

How to create value in a changing market

How smaller investors can profit from commercial property

Where are the Planning Opportunities

Future Trends- including ApartHotels

What’s in store for the retail sector


So who will be attending?

With over 70 registered, these are the type of property professionals already registered:

  • Developers and Investors- Melt Property, Lamington Group
  • Architects- Ackroyd Lowrie
  • Surveyors- including Dalgety Bay, KD Commercial,
  • Monitoring Surveyors- including Sillence Hurn
  • Other Property Professionals

The event includes a number of panels including:

Whats Hot in 2020 in Commercial chaired by Jack Jiggens

Panellists include:

Luke Masters, NED at Sillence Hurn,

Oliver Lowrie, Co-Founder of Ackyrod Lowrie (Architectural Practice),

Ricky Poonia, Directof of Dalegety Bay,

Rudi Ramdarshan, Partner at Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP (Solicitors)

Whats in Store for Retail? The Future of Retail chaired by Ranjan Bhattarcharya:

Panellists include:

Alex Schlagman, Co-Founder, Save The High Streets,

Anil Mohanlal, Founder of Premier Group of Companies

,Daryl Norkett, Relationship Director at LendWell,

Kirsty Darkins, Commercial Property Surveyor at KD Commercial,

Suzi Carter, Director at Strongoak Investments Ltd,

Who is the Co-Host ?

Jack Jiggens was born into property. After graduating from University he starting out hands-on to continue a 40 year family passion in Property.

Once exposed to the onsite process of straightforward Residential Developments and Flips in Oxfordshire, he successfully structured projects independently from purchase through to sale.

Jack now collaborates modern techniques of property development with the families learned expertise to scale into much more exciting projects. This includes; Commercial, Mixed use and Residential Land developments.

In 2019 Jack bought 6 Property opportunities. 5 of the 6 were commercial. From straight purchases to let out, to longer term planning schemes. On top of that Jack is in charge of the management of a multi million pound commercial property portfolio. Jack believes the simple commercial property deals are the best and will continue to buy commercial properties.

Who am I?

Over the last decade I have run over 200 monthly Property Events in London and in the last five years have run, one day events including the National Development Summit (recently had our 6th Summit) and have launched the Commercial Property Summit.

So who are some of those presenting/panellists?

Alex Hurn -Co-Founder of Sillence Hurn

Alex has a passion for Project Management and Contract Administration as well as offering commercial building surveying duties to clients. Prior to founding Sillence Hurn Building Consultancy, Alex was a senior member of the Building Surveying team at a multi-disciplinary cnsultancy in Hampshire. ​

Alex Schlagman, Co-Founder, Save The High is an industry movement accelerating the transition towards a stronger, better connected, digitally enabled high street. Alex regularly presents at Industry Conference events and appears in the media.

Anil Mohanlal, Founder of Premier Group of Companies

Over 35 years experience of Investing, developing and managing real estate. Involved in prime high street and shopping center locations for leading national tenants in the retail and restaurant trades.

Daryl Norkett- Relationship Director for LendWell

Daryl has worked in commercial banking and specialist lending for 10 years, most recently shaping the specialist property lending proposition at Shawbrook Bank as Head of Products & Markets, covering the Specialist BTL, Commercial and Short-Term markets. Prior to this, Daryl worked as a Regional Development Manager for Shawbrook after starting out as a Relationship Manager at Barclays following graduation from University in 2009.

Evan Maindonald, Founder of Melt Property

In the last 17 years, his company MELT Property has built over 100 properties in London, Gloucestershire and Kent with total end values of over £22m. The projects they are currently working on have end values of over £60m. Over time, their attention has shifted from residential development to mixed use projects and commercial development with a particular focus on the hotel and serviced accommodation market. They have raised over £3m in equity for their current property development projects, £2m of which was crowdfunded, and have a further £5m committed from investors.

Gavin J Gallagher, Director Earlsfort Group, East Point Management

Gavin has been a property investor-developer and entrepreneur for more than 25 years. Gavin specialise in the design, build and operation of corporate workplace clusters. Gavin is a Director of Earlsfort Group and responsible for EastPointDublin, a 40-acre office campus with 50+ occupiers employing in the region of 9,000 people. Prior to his current role at EastPoint he spent a decade living abroad (Spain, Dubai, Qatar, UK) working on large corporate office headquarter projects for multinational clients like Standard Chartered Bank. During that time he bought, sold, built and managed projects all the way from Midtown Manhattan to Downtown Dubai.

Jay Howard, Auctions Specialist

Jay Howard has been in the property industry for the last 15 years starting his career in estate agency through to asset management. Jay brings with him several years of management level experience.

Julia Wetherell, Director at Noted Property

Julia holds a property portfolio of over £3m. Julia has worked as a trainer and consultant in the Health and Social Care sector, for the last 15 years, as the director of a training company based in North London. Julia’s experience focuses on domiciliary care, supported living and residential care homes. She has worked alongside Justine as a consultant in the redesign of care homes across the UK.

Justine Kirkham, Director at The Noted Group Ltd

Justine has over 15 years of experience designing and project managing interior projects for large residential homes and care homes, student accommodation, hotels and restaurants, working alongside property developers, architects and contractors. She has completed full fit outs of new care homes, and refurbishments of existing care homes. Justine’s designs integrate contemporary hotel style living within a care home setting. She is currently working on a project to support a small to medium sized care home provider develop their homes into boutique style living, allowing the provider to access a more niche market.

Kallem Brooks, Commercial & Development Finance Broker at Bond Finance

Over 10 years experience in Property Financing covering UK , Australia, China and USA. Kallem specialises in commercial finance, ground up developments, refurbishments and bridging projects.

Kirsty Darkins, Commercial Property Surveyor at KD Commercial

Kirsty is a Chartered Surveyor by profession, starting in property as a Graduate in 1999 and have worked for blue chip companies for the last 20 years including Boots, CBRE, Hammerson and St Modwen up to Senior Director level. .

Luke Masters, Non Executive Director at Sillence Hurn

Luke has always had a keen interest in real estate, having started his career at a national property company in acquisitions and disposals of commercial assets. Luke then moved to a regional company as a development consultant advising on mixed use and residential schemes of value up to £12m GDV.

Luke’s most recent role prior to joining the Sillence Hurn team was acting as acquisitions Director for a privately funded property developer undertaking conversion and new build schemes.

Nicola Keenan, Co-Founder of Boxx Creative

Boxx Creative are a multi-award winning, proactive and purposeful London-based creative consultancy specialising in global projects for hospitality, leisure, retail and workplace clients. They are committed to designing exceptional interiors, products, and experiences, unique branding and content; creatively, consciously and collaboratively.

Oli Lowrie, Architect at Ackroyd Lowrie

Oliver is an architect and co-founder of Ackroyd Lowrie. Previous to this, he spent 10 years working at Architype where he was responsible for developing a modular, timber-framed construction system that was used by several London Boroughs to deliver new Primary Schools and Nurseries.

Phil Villars, MD of Indigo Planning

Phil is the Managing Director of Indigo Planning with nearly 30 years’ experience in planning. He has helped grow Indigo Planning into one of the largest, independent planning consultancies in the UK with over 80 people. He is a chartered town planner and has been at Indigo Planning for over 25 years, having worked previously for the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and London Borough of Bromley.

Involved in a wide range of development projects throughout the UK, often of a complex and sensitive nature, Phil has extensive experience and interest in regeneration projects, housing and EIA.

Piotr Rusinek, Auctions Specialist

Piotr is a London-based property investor and the founder and director of Synergy Property Partners. His background is in helping clients acquire properties and for the last few years his main area of expertise have been property auctions. In 2017, he helped his clients sell and acquire over £3m worth of properties in auctions.

Ricky Poonia, Founder and Director at Dalgety Bay

Ricky is a Chartered Surveyor. Prior to founding Dalgety Bay he was Head of the Residential Capital Markets & Investment Team at BNP Paribas Real Estate. He advised on several forward funding and forward commitment projects, predominately focusing on the emerging Private Rented Sector and the Purpose-Built Student Accommodation sector.

Robert Godwin, MD of Lamington Group

Robert Godwin, 31, the MD of Lamington Group, leads a 50-year old privately held real estate investment and development business into quality, design-focused residential and commercial investments. Under his leadership, the company has tripled in size in 7 years, and was awarded in the top 1500 fastest growing companies in Europe in 2016. Robert was shortlisted by EG magazine as a 2018 Rising Star.

Created by Lamington, room2 is an exciting independent hometel brand which combines the very best of hotels and Airbnb, and which targets the needs of today’s global traveler. The group is focused on growing room2 into a national hospitality brand, with an ambitious committed pipeline target of 1000 units by 2025. 2 sites are now open in Hammersmith and Southampton, with further sites due to open in Chiswick and Manchester by 2020.

Rudi Ramdarshan, Partner at Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP

Rudi is a partner and Legal 500 recommended Lawyer of the west end firm Ronald Fletcher Baker, specialising in commercial and property litigation. He has a decade of experience acting for developers, using his knowledge of planning and litigation to help his clients realise their vision in the quickest time possible. In recent times he has been involved in substantial mix commercial residential developments in London and Outer London.

Suzi Carter, Director at Strongoak Investments

Suzi Carter is a Chartered Surveyor with 25 years’ experience in the commercial property sector. She has worked for some of the UK’s largest property and development companies and agents including CBRE, B&Q and Chartwell Land. Suzi’s last role in the corporate world was as a Director at Land Sec PLC, the UK’s largest property company and REIT, responsible for a shopping centre portfolio of over £2.7bn.

Suzi left the corporate world in 2015 in order to set up her property investment company – Strongoak Investments Limited – and is now investing in both residential and commercial property. She also does consultancy work for both developer and investor clients in the commercial property sector.

Will Stokes, Joint Founder & CEO at Co-Space

William Stokes is the Joint Founder & CEO of Co-Space, a flexible workspace operator. Over the last 4 years William helped to build EquaGroup, a medium sized commercial to residential property developer responsible for delivering between 150-250 apartments a year into the first-time buyer market, before leaving in April to focus on Co-Space and his own development projects.

William has a passion towards the flexible workspace sector and wants to help change the way we work, and view the workspace as a whole, as well as a passion towards technology, with a primary focus around health tech and prop tech.

The events exhibitors include

Catalyst Interiors, LendWell, Sillence Hurn, Konnexsion, Property Investor News Magazine and Bond Finance.

Agenda for the Commercial Property Summit:

8.45am Registration

9.15-9.20- Welcome from Jack Jiggens

9.20-9.40- Peak Performance with Richard Thorpe

9.40- Commercial Property Finance- Kallem Brooks, Bond Finance

10.00- Planning Opportunities in the Commercial Space, Phil Villars, WSP/Indigo

10.25- Key Trends in Commercial Investing

11.05- Adding Value and Common Pitfalls- Views from a Project Manager, Alex Hurn, Sillence Hurn

11.25- Creating value in a changing market by Darly Norkett, LendWell

11.45- Buying Commercial at Auction- Jay Howard and Piotr Rusinek

11.00- 11.25-Planning for the Commercial Sector- Where are the Opportunities in 2020, Phil Villars

11.25- Key Trends in Commercial Investment & Development for 2020 and Beyond, chaired by Jack Jiggens

12- Lunch Break

1- Welcome Back

1.05pm- The opportunities for investors from Britain’s ageing population-Julia Wetherell and Justine Kirkham,Noted Property Ltd

1.30pm- Interview with Robert Goodwin, Lamington Group

2pm -The reinvention of the High Street, Evan Maindonald, Melt Property

2.25pm- Panel: What’s in store for retail-chaired by Ranjan Bhattarchaya

3.10pm- How smaller investors can profit from Commercial Property- Ranjan Bhattarcharya

3.35pm- Consciously creating hospitality with positive impact-Nicola Keenan, Co-Founder of Boxx Creative

4-About my upcoming Events

4.10pm- Driving Trends in Office Space-Gavin Gallagher, Earlsfort Group

4.30pm- Commercial Property, Redesigning the Workspace through Design-led Spaces

– Will Stokes, Co-Space

4.50pm- Debrief

5pm- Retire to the Bar

Some reviews about my events:

  • Brendan put’s an incredible amount of energy into his Development Summits. I enjoyed giving value as a panellist last year and felt the summit had a great structure including some great technical education in aspects of the property development process, some interesting case studies from other Property Developers and some excellent presentations from industry professionals covering architectural and planning disciplines as well as some current legal insights. The day also provided some excellent broader business strategies on branding, marketing and concepts in scaling a property business. The day was well structured and gave a great platform for Brendan to continue giving value to the property investment community. Really looking forward to the next event. John Raiye, Founder of IKOS Investments

This was a tremendous event with possibly the highest standard of speakers that I’ve ever attended. It inspired me to raise my game and delve further into development. I particularly enjoyed the talk by Paul Higgs, the former chief buyer for Barratts who now finds his own developments and teaches others how to do the same.

The attendees were high quality too and I had a great conversation with an accountant which led me to look into new tax strategies to the benefit of my own portfolio.

Angela Bryant

I really enjoyed the property development summit, it had a great set of speakers and the people in the room were amazing! I got to meet so many interesting people and also some old faces who I have known for many years, the quality of the content was great as well!

Ryan Carruthers, Founder of Property Ventures

I thoroughly enjoyed the last National Property Development Summit. The quality and experience of the speakers and audience alike was second to none. The energy in the room was excellent and I’d wholeheartedly recommend the event to anyone wishing to seriously expand both their knowledge and network.

Rob Wilkinson, Co-Founder of Crowd with Us

Brendan’s annual National Development Summit is a must visit event for property investors, developers, financiers, interior designers, property trade suppliers or anyone whose business is property related.

The quality of speakers and panellists is second to none. The event presents an opportunity to ensure you are at the leading edge of trends in property and to make contacts with the people and companies who are making an impact in the industry.

I will be attending Brendan’s forthcoming summit in January 2019 and look forward to seeing you there.

Evan Maindonald, Founder of Melt Homes

This event will be filmed and recorded.