John Corey’s London Real Estate Meet

Times & places to meet/chat with John

John Corey & Property Fortress

welcomes you to the LREM

We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Follow the signs downstairs at the Crowne Plaza London The City

19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DB

18:30 check-in; 19:00 sharp, in your seats


Commercial to Resi – Fake News?

Graeme Cochrane is Director of Construction Consultancy Services at BWL Consulting.
He is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Surveyor and has 12 years’ experience in executing and managing large scale projects in infrastructure and demolition.
Having previously worked in blue-chip organisations internationally, Graeme’s understanding around industry-specific challenges and issues enables him to fully support clients throughout their construction projects; with a focus on commercial, technical and project management.
Liaising closely with the Legal Services team at BWL Consulting, Graeme advises clients on how to avoid construction disputes crystallising through practical alternative solutions, while supporting them completely if they do progress to adjudication or litigation.
Paul Benson is Director or Legal Services at BWL Consulting.
Paul is a highly skilled construction and commercial lawyer and has held such roles in prestigious organisations across the globe, including Singapore and Australia. He has vast amounts of experience in drafting and negotiating construction and commercial contracts, transactions and businesses process to meet the needs of the client.
Paul’s versatility enables him to manage and lead the entire legal function at BWL Consulting, working closely with the Dispute Resolution, Commercial Property and Commercial and Corporate teams.
Paul recently partnered with a quantity surveying firm and renowned insurer to develop a revolutionary insurance-backed no win no fee adjudication solution. This product has enabled construction contractors and subcontractors of all sizes to pursue their disputes or claims in confidence, without the concerns of spiraling legal bills. This unique idea has received coverage in respected industry-specific publications across the UK, which has resulted in a healthy portfolio of dispute clients.



Jail or Wealth? 

Is it really that stark of choice? Angus Griffin and I have been discussing the FCA and the regulations which apply when raising funding for a real estate deal. We decided to create a course, correction, more of a workshop. The intention is to provide a clear path so property investors can raise the funds they need without crossing swords with the FCA. 

Why was I speaking with Angus? It turns out that he is an investor with an HMO portfolio. One of us. More critical, Angus is a lawyer who spent 10 years at the FCA as an enforcement officer. He literally wrote the manual for enforcements. 

What we have produced is a day-long course. We want to run a soft-launch or beta version on the 16th of Nov. Until we can share the material with people like you, we will not know if the message is clear enough. I think we have clarified what is possible and what represents best practice. Is it clear? Will it address all of your questions? Can you apply what we have produced so you can fund your deals? There is only one way to find out.

As this is a beta and we need feedback, we are pricing the course at £97.00 for the day. If you are a team of two and both want to attend, the price is £150.00. We are running this once, in London on the 16th. We will be using the Work.Life co-working space. This limits us to 20 or so people. 

The format is definitely a workshop. The people who will gain the most from the session are people who are used to funding their deals by reaching out to private investors. You will now the most about what the challenges are and where you run into a problem.

If you feel the workshop is right for you, clear your calendar for the 16th. Click here and confirm your place at the table. Full details for the venue and travel assumptions are 1-click away.

2020 Mojo

We are well into the last calendar quarter of 2019 — time to start thinking about what your 2020 plan. Good, bad, or indifferent, we are running out of time in 2019 to make much of a difference to this year’s results. A little planning for 2020 will go a long way towards nailing your goals.
On 17 November, I will guide you through a workshop to flush out your personalized 2020 plan. I am going to do this once before the year wraps up. The workshop will include active discussions, hot-seats, and in-room exercises — the goal each person will have a customized plan for 2020. 
If this is something that you know you will benefit from, use the link to set up a 20 to 30 minute call. You can get me up to speed me on how 2019 has turned out and what you think you want to accomplish in 2020. After the call, we can decide if the workshop is for you.
Any questions? Book a time for us to chat. In the mean time, save the date.

The London Real Estate Meet visits Hutong @ the Shard

10 -November-19

For those who want to sit around a table, enjoying some great Chinese food, high above the London skyline, this could be that moment. Up to fourteen (14) real estate investors chatting about their business sharing a great meal. Heavy on the social aspects. You can really get to know each other.


Ask John

Interested in a 20-minute chat, 1 to 1 with John? Looking for that extra nudge or insight that will make all the difference? What is the biggest pain or obstacle holding you back? A problem shared is a problem halved. All John asks is you know what you want to discuss. When booking a time, provide some background. John will read what you share and otherwise prepare for the call. This is the only requirement when you book. Paying it forward is the idea. John giving back by helping you move forward with your journey. Use the link and book a time slot which works for you. If you are in the UK, John will call you at the scheduled time. If you are traveling or are based outside the UK, FaceTime or Zoom are the preferred options. The details can be worked out by email.

Book a 20-minute call by clicking here now