Ben has worked his entire career in the propety development and investment sector. Brokering funding for the acquisition and redevelopment of over £3bn worth of property throughout the UK across over 600 transactions.
As an award-winning brokerage, Pure’s passion for property and its clients is the driver behind its continued hunger to evolve and succeed within the industry.
“Joining Qandor for me was a no brainer when considering the quality of its members and the team. I’m excited to get involved!”
DRK Planning Ltd has more than 20 years’ experience in planning consultancy. Their background in advising Councils as well as private clients, combining legal experience with planning practice, uniquely distinguishes them from other practices. They are also directly involved in a number of residential development projects with their own investors and are willing to consider how they can work with others on a risk-sharing basis.
“Qandor’s focus on established and active developers and investors is an exciting opportunity for all involved, which we feel is a great fit for the practice and the calibre of deals we are used to working on.”
Jonny is Commercial Director and third-generation owner of Thomas & Thomas Chartered Surveyors, founded in 1899. Before that, Jonny served in the Corps of Royal Engineers, including an operational tour of Afghanistan.
He now has over ten years’ experience in construction and property, where, as a Chartered Building Surveyor, he specialises in neighbourly matters, project management and due diligence.
“For me, Qandor offers an excellent opportunity to work and collaborate with like-minded people and to give all of our businesses every chance of success.”
Michelle is a dynamic construction consultant, with a broad business background spanning multiple sectors of the industry. She possesses a high level of commercial acumen acquired over a 20-year career, as a cost and project manager in the construction industry.
Redshell Consulting is an independent, client-focussed construction consultancy for property owners, developers and investors. They are committed to excellence, collaboration and mutually beneficial outcomes, founded on simple ethical values, delivering results with honesty and integrity.
“Qandor is an amazing mix of exceptional people leading the world of development and property. I am thrilled to join Qandor and to be part of something forward thinking, innovative, and infinitely bigger than myself.”
Ozan Redjep is a property investor, a partner in an estate agency business with 15 staff and the host of the monthly networking event, PPN Canary Wharf. He is in the process of acquiring an office building to convert into 36 apartments under Permitted Development Rights, with joint venture partners. In his former career, Ozan was a solicitor specialising in commercial property.
“Joining Qandor represents an exceptional opportunity to supercharge my network. The members of the club are of a high calibre and I‘m looking forward to getting to know them.”
Peter is the co-founder of Uplift Property, a design-led residential property development company. Formed four years ago, Uplift has acquired over £60m worth of property with a GDV in excess of £125m.
Previously Peter was a practicing solicitor but since he quit law in 2013 he has raised c£70m of debt and c£25m of equity from investors to acquire sites with and without planning.
His development company, Uplift has specialised predominantly in the renovation of period buildings including the conversion of large period homes, warehouses, nursing homes, hotels and offices, to residential apartments in London and the South East.
“I am excited to join Qandor because I see it as a great opportunity to expand my network and create a wider support group. I want to learn from others and develop professionally.”
Ravi graduated with a 1st class law degree from SOAS. Under the Elysian Homes banner he has developed a number of award wining residential schemes across the South East and also co-founded and exited a niche digital trading platform. Ravi is now leading the Respublica team, which is developing some of the most exciting and game changing Co-living developments in London. They have set out to completely redefine the rental experience and environment for young professionals in the City.
“I am extremely excited to join Qandor. I look forward collaborating with a great bunch of Real Estate entrepreneurs and professionals who are all passionate about leading their organisations to success.”
Rakesh Dua is the CEO of Dua & Co, who are one of the leading firms in business advisory support to property developers, investors and property professionals. Dua & Co deliver trusted support in accounting, tax, due diligence, project evaluation and assisting investors in structuring their property. He is a sought after speaker at industry events and is currently managing his own development of a luxury apartments complex.
“I thoroughly look forward to joining and the opportunity of working alongside Qandor. I am also looking forward to working with a fantastic group of successful, knowledgeable and like-minded professionals”
Sofoclis is a young construction entrepreneur who is highly motivated and ambitious. He entered construction at the age of seven through his dads small but successful construction company operating in London. He completed his honours degree in civil engineering and construction management and is part of The Chartered Institute of Building.
Sofoclis’ latest venture is Seventeen Build. He set this company up to help his clients deliver successful, on time and on budget projects from the ground up in both the commercial and residential sector. He enjoys innovating and bringing new ideas to the construction industry.
“I am really looking forward to taking in everything Qandor has to offer. I was very impressed with Matt’s innovative approach to bringing together professionals from the Property world in such an awe-inspiring way.”
Vivek Mahan has spent over 20 years in global management consulting and has moved into property development with the aim of delivering £15 million in GDV with 40 residential apartments and some commercial developments in the UK. He has experience in Europe and Asia and is particularly interested in build to rent projects and air rights deals across the UK.
“I bring a global network to Qandor with an ambition to build 1,000 units to rent. I am looking to share deal flow and meet and learn from the best in the industry, as well as build a solid team for Varis Developments who want to make their own luck!”
An Oxford graduate with an MA in Physics, Will pursued a career in investment banking for 15 years. before holding senior portfolio risk advisory roles for a major European bank and a fund manager with over £20 billion of assets under management.
Over the past 10 yrs Will has built and developed a portfolio of multiple occupancy homes in East London and has completed and sold 25+ units of new build housing in Northern Ireland with more in the pipeline. Will is currently setting up and branding a “co-living” management company with its primary focus of managing his own portfolio.
Outside of property, Will is an active investor in early stage start up businesses and spends his free time travelling and practising calisthenics. He escapes much of the U.K. winter to his apartment in Medellin, Colombia.
“What I like about Qandor is the structure of the forums. The groups are well balanced and I think there are many other aspects of the club that offer true value.”