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  • Refurbish/Develop

    Nicole Bremner on scaling up in 2017



    "Get into the property groove for 2017" is our January campaign of inspirational content.

    Today, we catch up with property developer Nicole Bremner of East Eight Developments.  Nicole focuses on high end projects and shares her plans and strategies for scaling up in 2017.



    You can learn more about Nicole's property journey by following the links below:

    Our first crowd funding raise 

    Converting houses into flats in Newham 

    Journey of a Centralish London development project - warts and all 

    New completed project in Dalston, E8 

    We recorded this video on a site visit last year:



    For more information on crowdfunding see:

    Debating crowdfunding/P2P lending from a property perspective

    The FCA are currently consulting on how to improve the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending arena.

    "We remain concerned that standards of disclosure do not meet our expectations.To aid firms and to raise standards, we plan to consult on additional provisions to provide a consistent minimum basis for investor disclosures."

    In Nicole's case, she sets up an individual SPV for each project and investors actually own shares in the company that owns the actual building.

    If you have got value from this content, please share it on social media using hashtag #GITPG2017.

    The campaign/content so far:

    Day 1   #GITPG2017 - 5 things to kickstart your year

    Day 2   What landlords should focus on in 2017

    Day 3   Property positives for landlords in 2017

    Day 4    Low risk way to get started in BTL

    Day 5    Ways to assess tenant demand

    Day 6    Get into the networking groove in 2017

    Day 7    Become a more active landlord in 2017

    Day 8    Tips for landlord self-assessment tax returns 

    Day 9    Property marketing technology - space mapping

    Day 10  How to keep your eye on the property prize 

    Day 11  Efficient property management

    Day 12    Property strategies suited to the 2017 market

    Day 13    Rental and property price due diligence

    Day 14    Landlord hammering to continue in 2017?

    Friday:  Landlord Jamie Fraser on how to keep on point despite Section 24.

    What other things will you be doing this month to get back into the property groove and prepare for the new year?

    SEE ALSO  -        Nicole Bremner: London development site visit

    UP NEXT -            Spotlight: London investment property market 
     
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    Excellent stuff...

    Loving  the holistic inclusive approach.to Nicole`s business

    The value of having a good team is often hard to measure in financial terms

    Its just ...`People who do things properly`  as she says .

    Its that unseen silent day to day flow of positive energy between all involved on a project

    All working quietly efficiently together towards their respective individual goals and also their joint goals

    Nicole sums it up by saying she likes working with people who show  ` eagerness`

    Yes I agree. .Eagerness  moves people smoothly from thousand pound projects through  to million pound projects

    Eagerness is good  


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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com

    Thanks for your comments Jonathan. They mean a lot coming from you. I've always admired you and the no BS approach you take to investing, mentoring and just getting on with it. Thank you.

    What I love about property is there's not so much of an air of competition but an air of collaboration. I love that and have that view to everything we do.

    And I'm very eager.

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    East London based property developer, investor and speaker

    East-Eight.com

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    It doesn't matter how good the team are around you

    if lenders are tightening lending Policy ???

    and Taxation is changing for the worse ??

    None of my team saw S24 and Stamp Duty changes and there will be more attacks I am quite sure of that

    HMO is next on the list with Taxation changing for the worse.

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.

    Do you think you will ever escape from the bitter barn DL

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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com

    Hi Jonathan

    were you saying some thing to me If so Im not sure what your saying DL

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.

    Nicole is a developer doing buy to sell.  She is therefore not affected by S24.

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    Why am I not surprised to here this

    So she is a developer selling to Landlords and Investors

    so this is not a Landlord scaling up its a builder

    a very different game from the majority of Landlords on PT

    Again a supplier to landlords saying every thing is fine when its not especially in London.

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.

    Hi DL,

    Nowhere does it say that Nicole is a landlord.  She is a developer who JVs with other investors - not necessarily landlords - to create a high end product to sell to owner occupiers.

    I agree it is a very different game to the majority of PT landlords, but the theme of this month is inspiration, and what can be more inspiring than hearing from someone who is doing something related to property on a grander scale?  I think Nicole is well aware of the market challenges in London, but I am sure she taken that into account when assessing the viability of her projects.  

    I'm not here to defend Nicole, more to explain that PT wants to give a flavour of what you can do in property - whether you own a single property or are dealing in the millions.

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    You don't need to defender If she is doing well its good

    We do need good news in our community at present there has been so little of late

    But I do stand by my own thoughts that the supplier's of Landlords Services are upbeat and are saying all is well

    But then you realise they cant say anything different

    The truth is for coal face Landlords its a different feeling at present and I count myself in that group

    its a challenging time for us all

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.

    Hey DL - I want to pull you up on your comment that I sell to landlords and investors - this isn't true. Of all the last 8 schemes I've sold they're ALL gone to owner occupiers. All of them. I'm not Galliard selling into the investor market. I'm selling to, often, first time buyers, who want a good quality property in an area like Hackney etc.

    This will change a little as I scale up the size of property we do. For example we've just signed an agreement to forward sell a whole building. I believe this will be going to a large investor. But so far it's not been the case.

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    East London based property developer, investor and speaker

    East-Eight.com

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