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Property Entrepreneurs Network 2023

23 Nov


Gerald Edelman, 73 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3QQ

Property Entrepreneurs Network 2023

Thursday 23 November 2023

Join us for our annual property entrepreneurs wine tasting and networking evening with a twist, bringing together professionals in the property sector.

Can you spot a Vintage Champagne from an Aldi Champagne? Can you tell a Cava from a Prosecco?

Test your knowledge at our annual property entrepreneurs event, which this year will be a blind tasting of six champagne and sparkling wines.

The event is open to property professionals: developers, investors, architects and interior designers, giving you a platform to meet and network with like-minded individuals.


Our guests

About Neil

Neil is the Principal at Westbury, a corporate finance boutique providing a full spectrum of advisory and transactions support services to corporates and property professionals.

Neil Peck

Principal, Westbury

About John

John is a recognised authority on the structure, operation and governance of real estate funds. Since establishing John Forbes Consulting LLP in 2013, he has advised a number of fund managers and investors on open and closed-ended funds. In addition to his consulting work, he is non-executive chair of the Urban Splash Residential Fund and a non-executive director of the Patrizia Hanover fund. From 2014 to 2022 was independent chair of the Supervisory Board of the UBS Triton property fund.

Prior to setting up John Forbes Consulting LLP, John spent 26 years at PwC where he was a partner and was the firm's international Subject Matter Expert for real estate funds.

John is involved in a number of real estate industry bodies, sitting on the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF) Public Policy Committee, the Investment Property Forum (IPF) Indirect Investment Group and organising UK capital markets events for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is a regular conference speaker. He won the 2017 Association of Real REF award for "Outstanding Individual Contribution".

John is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Tax Adviser and a Chartered Surveyor.

John Forbes

Chartered Accountant, John Forbes Consulting LLP

About Matt

Matt’s expertise lies in the Commercial and Specialist Lending sector, particularly in dealing with high-net-worth clients. This has afforded him a profound understanding of the intricacies involved in specialist and structured finance. Matt firmly believes in offering tailored services and innovative solutions to assist his clients in achieving the most suitable outcomes. Over the years, Matt has supported various types of clients, including property professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners and more.

With strong relationships within the specialist lending market and a reputable reputation, Matt specialises in structuring debt in accordance with specific requirements. From creating a custom facility or surpassing standard criteria, he ensures that the best possible solution is attained for each client.

Matt Karagul

Specialist Finance Adviser, Henry Dannell

About Caroline

Caroline is a Partner in our Real Estate team who acts for both residential and commercial developers and has considerable experience in negotiating conditional contracts, option agreements and overage provisions as well as forward funding. She has experience in the apart-hotel and hotel sector, retail, serviced offices, co-living, PBSA and BTR.

In addition, Caroline has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate and advises both landlords and tenants in the taking and granting of leases and ancillary management work. She has acted for numerous property investment clients and has experience dealing with all aspects of their portfolios, including lease renewals. Her tenant clients include corporate occupiers, retailers, restaurateurs and charities. Her practice also includes the acquisition and disposal of commercial properties and has acted on portfolio sales and purchases of pub chains and petrol stations as well as transactions involving industrial sites and subsequent development work. She has experience in acting for both institutional clients and entrepreneurs including a number of international clients, housing associations and charities.

Caroline Ko

Partner, Brecher

About Thelma

Thelma is a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate Department. Thelma has significant experience of advising Institutions, property companies, developers, trusts, joint ventures, international and domestic real estate funds on all aspects of acquisitions, development and management of investment properties. Thelma has experience across a range of sectors – offices, retail, industrial, hotels, healthcare, student accommodation and residential.

Thelma is also recognised for her expertise in property development including mixed-use developments and energy projects as well as acting for banks and other financial institutions in property finance transactions.

Thelma’s clients value her highly commercial and pragmatic solutions based approach.

Thelma Marshall

Partner, Brecher

About Penny

Penny is a property consultant with over 30 years experience in the Central London property market. Currently, Penny represent clients from mainly the Gulf states facilitating their property requirements in London. This includes both residential and commercial for personal and investment purposes. Penny's business is all by word of mouth and her ethos is to give a very personal and measured service.

Penny Zygmant

Penelope Estates Limited




Welcome drinks


A blind tasting of six champagne and sparkling wines


Quiz winners announced



Interested in attending?

Due to limited space, our Property Entrepreneurs Network is invite only.

If you would like to attend, please fill in the short form and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm if there are spaces available.




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