Crowd with Us was founded in 2014 by three co-founders - Rob Wilkinson, Rob Pasternak and Thor Portess. They combined their experience of over two decades in property, management and the tech industry to build a crowdfunding platform that could remove the financial barrier of entry to property investment.
Consisting of experienced financiers from top tier financial institutions and leading lenders, the team at CWU focus on funding other developer’s deals.
In this podcast the co-founders speak with business and industry leaders to share their combined experience, knowledge and learning.
Covid-19 : The Mid Cycle Recession and the Impact on Land Value
“I don't think the property market actually, unless you are a forced seller, is going to be too negatively affected.” - Akhil Patel
Listen to this podcast to better understand economic cycles, where Covid-19 fits into this and what will be the impact on property prices as we surface from Lockdown
Coping with lockdown : development and investment strategies in the current climate
We invited a highly experienced panel to join Co-Founder Rob Wilkinson to give you an insight into the impact Covid-19 and living in lockdown is having on property professionals and investors.
In this podcast you’ll hear how social distancing is affecting their businesses and informing their development and investment strategies, now and moving forward. They candidly discuss the precaution measures they are putting in place to be able to navigate these unique times we find ourselves in.
Fran Boorman : Business for Good is Good for Business
Fran Boorman is without doubt an accomplished woman. Recognised as the UK’s No. 1 Female Business Influencer 2019, her business, Goal 17, has been featured in Forbes, she’s a TEDx speaker, winner of the National Mentoring Awards, she was a competitive skier and is a radio contributor. She has scaled a very successful Networking Marketing business, written and published a book about it and is part of a non-political government steering group focused on women in enterprise.
Rod Turner : Achieving Sustainable Growth in Business and Property
Rod has had an unconventional career, at the age of 16 he started working as a bouncer which unexpectedly snowballed into building a 100-man security business. He also set up a sports nutrition company on the way before turning to property development, purchasing his first property sharing a party wall with Wandsworth prison!
Since then he’s structured and pulled off creative property development deals in major UK cities, he’s built a sustainable business by adapting to market conditions.
Paul Goodsir & Philip Howard : HGS Developers share their Experience, Strategy and Advice
The developers behind HGS Properties, Paul Goodsir and Philip Howard join CWU Co-founder, Rob Wilkinson, to share their decades of combined property investment, planning and construction experience. They discuss their most successful strategies and share how they’ve been able to mitigate risk in their developments.
Predominantly focused on projects in and around London they made their success in areas such as Clerkenwell before they were trendy.
Mark Stokes: Harnessing SSAS to Build a Multi-Generational Legacy
Mark is an experienced entrepreneur, business leader, investor and published author. He retired from corporate life at Board Level after 26 years deploying global infrastructure projects. Alongside his business partners he established EquaGroup in 2015, focusing on his passion for creating shared and sustainable value through property, driven to build multi-generational legacy.
SSAS and Crowdfunding
An excellent discussion about leading edge practice in property investments.
The combination of crowdfunding and the SSAS pension is explained by the innovate Michelle Bryant.
Great questions from Rob at CWS and both people provide an educational podcast that is essential if you want to know about this innovative way to invest.