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  • Property-a-holics

    Did you attend the Rhett Lewis event in London on 25th April?

    If so, please could you write a few words about what you got out of it, what people were talking about etc. for those of us who were unable to attend? It would be much appreciated by the Tribe.
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    I was there.
    I had not signed up for any of the seminars. I did go to one as I scored a free ticket from Mark Tolley when he got feed up and left early. Mark can provide the story.
    The exhibitor area was a bit thin. Better than many first time shows. Still thin. You could spend 15 minutes there and see all the booths. If you wanted to stop and talk with exhibitors there were a few worth speaking with.
    Some of the usual suspects were in the exhibitor area (sharks in the water looking for fresh meat). Similar for the list of speakers.
    Talks were limited in duration. 45 minutes being the alloted time. I have the impression that most or all were recorded so that people can catch up if you care. I suspect the individual speakers and the event organizers will host the content. I do not have the facts on this.
    I found the event useful in terms of catching up with a number of people. I did a bit of business, compared notes and met some new people. The hotel has a lot of space in the lobby so it was easy to circulate, find a quiet space or be in the main flow so you could bump into others.
    The price was right!
    John Corey
    https://www.ChelseaPrivateEquity.com/blog
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    John Corey 


    I host the London Real Estate Meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month since 2005. If you have never been before, email me for the 'new visitor' link.

    PropertyFortress.com/Events

    Also happy to chat on the phone. Pay It Forward; my way of giving back through sharing. Click on the link: PropertyFortress.com/Ask-John to book a time. I will call you at the time you selected. Nothing to buy. Just be prepared with your questions so we can use the 20 minutes wisely.

    I was there.
    I went to listen to Kevan Keegan give a talk on the banking crisis and decided that if I was going I may as well book seminars throughout the day. I also attend Kevans other talk on SARB and three other seminars. The three other seminars were very general with a huge dose of sales pitch. Kevans were excellent.
    If you’ve not heard of Kevan, he’s a management consultant with 30+ years experience in the banking and mortgage business. He doesn’t run courses and is not selling anything. His talks are based on fact and are very informative. He started by asking what people want out of the seminar, put the points up on the flip chart, and weaved the answers into his presentation. Excellent.
    I’m not involved with SARB but again found this interesting and was glad I went. I’ve spoken to vendors in the past and thought that if they were interested in SARB I’d simply refer them to one of the providers. However, the proposed regulation will not only require registration by providers but also other groups including introducers. Therefore by simply putting someone in touch with a provider I’d be falling foul of the proposed regulation. I think it’s a bit harsh given that presumably the vendor and provider could both benefit from the deal which won’t take place if neither party knows of the other one, but from my point of view it’s worth knowing.
    I’ve asked Kevan to send me a copy of the slides and I’ll let you know when I get them. He’s also going to make them available to Rhett for distribution.
    Agree with John that the exhibitor area was thin.
    Amanda
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    Thanks Amanda. I've heard Kevan Keegan speak, and found him very knowledgeable. If you have contact details for him, I would like to get in touch with him to ask him to speak at our networking event. He tells it how it is, with no hype or sales agenda. Refreshing!
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    Sorry Vanessa, I didn't get a card, but his company is Chacombe Place Consulting and he has a page on linked in. If he attends a networking event count me in!
    Amanda
    Vanessa said:
    Thanks Amanda. I've heard Kevan Keegan speak, and found him very knowledgeable. If you have contact details for him, I would like to get in touch with him to ask him to speak at our networking event. He tells it how it is, with no hype or sales agenda. Refreshing!
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    I attended the exhibition and booked myself on 5 seminars, which was a clear mistake. I did not find enough time to speak to John or Brain and not at all to Richard.
    I attended Matthew Moodys seminar out of curiosity. I have HMO's myself and wanted to see how knowledgable someone is who charges just shy of £600 for a one day workshop and how well he can present.
    I also saw Ranjan Bhattacharya and enjoyed his presentation, which has partly to do with his style.
    The highlight for me was Kevan Keegan. He is extremely knowledgable and gave a great insight into the impact of the massive government borrowing and it's impact on long term fixed rates. It would be great Vanessa, if you could get him to speak at your meet. I have got his details if you need them.
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    I've heard Kevan Keegan speak at the Berkshire Property Meet a couple of times. He is a very good speaker and very well informed on subjects like mortgage finance, interest rates, banking, global economy etc
    I believe he is involved with Juswant Rai, Phil Martin etc in discussions with the FSA on the new SARB regulatory system
    He would be a good person to speak at the next Tribal meeting
    Adrian
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