London, United Kingdom, Nov. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Property investing is an age old tool for those looking to diversify their portfolio, create passive income and build generational wealth for themselves and their family. The world of property investing has been booming for the last decade, and is set to take some interesting turns in the years to come. For most of us, the world of property investing is daunting. Without the proper direction and guidance, you could be wasting your hard earned money on the wrong investments. According to Two Comma PR, a property investment coach is of utmost importance if you want to make the right investments, and secure the best returns on them. Each with their own unique area of expertise, here are the Top 10 property investment coaches to follow.
Professional footballer turned property investor and developer, Shane Duff is serving aspiring and experienced property entrepreneurs as a highly-regarded property coach.
Shane, a director at Leckhampton Property Group, has extensive experience in the property industry ranging from buy-to-lets to multi-million-pound luxury new build developments. Shane’s main role at LPG involves investment generation, client relations and deal sourcing. Using his experience to good use, he coaches some of the country’s most aspiring property investors.
During his 11 years in the football league, Shane was known as an uncompromising player, and charismatic leader. The high pressure, volatile nature of football has driven Shane’s achievements in property. It has built a resilience in Shane that has prepared him well for an industry that is full of ups and downs, and allows him to draw on his experiences to support his coaching clients.
An award-winning property coach, Shane aims to help people who want to use property as their means to achieve their larger dreams and goals. He focuses on building a strong personal relationship first, getting to know you as a person to maximise your property coaching experience. With experience, coaching people from 17 to 60 years of age, Shane guides investors new to the property industry as well as experienced individuals looking to take their journey to the next level. Clients have gone on to achieve results far surpassing their expectations in a short period of time.
Vincent Wong is one of the most well respected and well recognized property investors in the UK. Starting his journey in the property business after acquiring his MBA in 1997, Vincent helped countless property owners and investors structure their own ‘win-win’ deals. At the height of the financial crisis, Vincent pioneered ground-breaking financing strategies in the UK, Malaysia, and the Netherlands, to which he was then credited as the father of lease options in these countries, for structuring property deals without the need for traditional mortgage financing and deposits.
In 2009, Vince founded Wealth Dragons with his business partner, John Lee, with the vision of making self-education available to all – which they wildly succeed in, becoming the first billion-dollar company in the self-development industry. Ten years later, Wealth Dragons Group PLC made history by becoming the first UK company in the industry to be listed on the stock exchange.
Vince is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience from working in the industry for more than 20 years. He is a highly sought-after public speaker and internationally recognized as one of the go-to experts in the property investing industry. He and his team are currently building a new technology platform, that will fundamentally change the way properties are bought and sold throughout the world.
Vincent’s first published book, “Property Entrepreneur”, explains and shares knowledge on how anyone can make money from property, regardless of their financial situation. He also co-authored “The Wealth Dragon Way” that discusses the why, the when, and the how of becoming financially free. If you’re looking for a property coach who can deliver results like no other, Vince Wong has the knowledge and breadth of experience to do just that.
Nic Clark is a property investment strategist with over 8 years of experience. Now, Nic deals directly with international clients who invest in UK based properties, and he takes pride in completing over 400 transactions to date. His specialisation includes buy-to-let properties, HMO’s, and capital strategies. Since founding Jenic Property, Nic has expanded his business through word-of-mouth. Their exceptional service as a team has tapped professionals from around the world, helping them leverage their capital and redefine their retirement plans through investing in UK properties.
Nic started his venture in this field with no financial support from his friends or family. Having to raise his funding on his own and building his client base from scratch lets him develop a “never give up” work ethic. He strongly believes that every problem has a solution, regardless of what situation you’re in. This allows Nic and his team in Jenic Property to do what they do best as a property investment company, helping people gain their best interest for their short-term and long-term financial goals. This November 2020, Jenic Property is opening their doors so you can apply to be an exclusive client, which will allow you to start replacing your income through UK property from anywhere in the world one property at a time.
With Jenic Property proven track record, this is a great opportunity to get the best team on board to help you deliver your goals, spaces are limited to ensure the quality of interaction between Jenic Property and their clients; while building a long-term relationship.
Abbie Sorabjee is a process engineer turned property investor, developer and mentor. She worked for a big corporate company for years until she stumbled across property investment training that changed her life.
Abbie took her newfound knowledge and started her property investment business despite having no capital. Within 18 months, Abbie replaced enough of her salary with passive income that she was able to leave her full-time job forever. After just 6 years of investing, Abbie’s property portfolio is now valued at over £1.7 million. This has given her the freedom to move around with her military husband, without having to look for a new job after every house move.
Abbie founded Nala Coaching just over a year ago to help others to do the same. Nala Coaching’s mission is to support women to achieve financial freedom by building a successful property investment business with confidence and clarity. While the property business is currently a male-dominated industry, it is completely possible for anyone to achieve success. Through jargon-free, personalized and actionable coaching programs and courses, Abbie’s clients learn everything they need to create their own profitable property portfolios. All of Nala Coaching’s resources are structured through online platforms, making them accessible to everyone, everywhere, whenever it is convenient for them.
Trisha Pegg is a Business Coach, Millionaire Property Developer and Trainer. After 5 years of travelling the world, pursuing her passion for singing and performing, Trisha realised there was something missing from her life, and to feel completely fulfilled, she needed to find it. Having been raised in a family that promoted the belief of ‘the harder you work, the more you will earn’, Trisha committed herself to a life of long hours in the corporate world, following the belief that the sacrifices she makes today will lead to a more prosperous tomorrow. Trisha quickly realised that the harder she worked in the corporate world, the richer her boss became, with very little benefit to her own life. This, coupled with the declining time she was able to spend with her 3 children, meant that a serious change in lifestyle was required.
Supported by her business partner, Mark, Trisha began a journey of self-discovery and personal development with the aim of discovering her true purpose in life. With an untapped passion for property, Trisha decided to pursue property education to discover how she could create affordable housing using a ‘no money down’ strategy. Utilising her own lead generation and relationship-building skills from the corporate world, coupled with Mark’s sales talent, Trisha created a property portfolio that enabled her to become financially free in just 12 months using none of her own money. In just under 3 years, Trisha had created a property portfolio amassing in excess of 8 Million and also another 8 Million in Project management portfolio growth, a coaching, mentoring and training business that enables people to create financial freedom from property using her own portfolio creation strategies.
Simon Smith is a successful property investor specialising in rent-to-rent, HMO, and serviced accommodation. Previously working full-time in the music industry, Simon felt the need to diversify his income streams and after discovering the world of HMOs through a friend, he decided to take the leap. He soon created multiple forms of cash flow to support his family and in just 12 months, Simon was able to build his portfolio with over 20 properties under his name, exceeding £10k of passive income per month. After transforming his life, Simon made it his new mission to share his knowledge and unique property investment model to help others looking to create financial freedom.
In just two years he has transformed his initial investment of 3k, to 500k in sales. His quick growth inspired a lot of people, who started reaching out to him for assistance. Simon managed to help his first client land two deals and earn £1500PCM extra passive income in a short period of time, which is where he realized how rewarding it was to help others and give back.
The available information to learn property investing out there is exploding, however it seems that most are very broad and lack ongoing support. With this in mind, Simon centred his mentoring approach around hand holding clients as they start, scale and systemise their property businesses to reach their financial goals. He says, “Don’t wait 25 years, get creative”. If you’re looking to create passive income through property, look no further than his quick growth and popular podcast.
Mark Lloyd is a property investor and mentor, who for the last 15 years has been investing in properties throughout the UK. When he started out, he knew very little about the market until he attended some training, leading him to realize the full potential that property investing can achieve. He co-founded Property Master Academy with Jackie Reeves and Peter Licourinos, to help people looking to start or re-ignite their interest in property investing. Working alongside these successful property investors with over 50 years of experience in this field, Mark Lloyd is passionate about passing on techniques and seeing others succeed. Through coaching and mentoring, he commits himself to share his expertise as well as pitfalls so people can learn from his experience.
Brought up on one of the roughest council estates in England, Mark Lloyd moved to London at 19. He entered the banking industry and after six years of working, that’s when he decided to leave and become self-employed. Mark considers the big leap as the best decision he had ever made. However, the recession of the early 90s caused him to lose almost everything including his home, wife, and daughter. He was able to avoid bankruptcy but the next few years were tough until he had a chance conversation with his plumber and decided to set up their company together. This led to meeting others who joined them eventually building four companies of which they sold two. Now, he has built his portfolio in property investing and he wants to share that knowledge with you.
If you’re looking to grow your investment portfolio, Property Master Academy is your best bet.
Olufela Adebayo and Alliyah Naomi Gure
Zoom Properties is a luxury serviced accommodation business based in Birmingham City. Founded by two university students who dared to jump and venture into property investing, while managing their studies, part-time jobs, and their social life as young adults – which they certainly take pride in. Olufela Adebayo, a 22-year old Nigerian is currently studying Property Finance and Investment at Nottingham. His passion for property investing began as he watched the property development business of his father flourish from scratch until he passed away in 2014. When he co-founded Zoom Properties, he committed himself to fulfilling his father’s dreams to spread this property development business all throughout the UK and Nigeria. Alliyah Naomi Gure, a 22-year old graduate of Biomedical Sciences, found her passion in property investing with the British television series “Homes Under the Hammer”. Seeing before and after images sparked an interest causing her to take a big leap from her University degree to build Zoom Properties last August 2019.
Since Olufela and Alliyah founded Zoom Properties, they have built a portfolio with five properties already. They provide landlords with guaranteed rent and hassle-free management. They also provide both holiday guests and contractors great properties to stay at while visiting Birmingham City. Their interior design skills can be paralleled to professionals which transform properties, and give the landlord and guests the added value they need for a great stay. Even with the global pandemic, Olufela and Alliyah managed to keep 100% rent and as they grow their business, you can trust that you as their client will grow as well.
Rick Gannon is a retired police officer and now a full-time property investor. For over 20 years, Rick has invested in properties and now, his portfolio has grown to include houses in multiple occupation or HMO, single lets, and commercial and holiday lets. When Rick reached around 50 tenants, he saw the need to have a system and support for tenant recruitment and found the “Go Tenant” property management software which has become the most recommended system for landlords on social media.
He is currently housing 140 tenants and strives to ensure the utmost customer service is always delivered. He is continuing to build a legacy for his two children to ensure that they are financially secure for the rest of their lives. Rick also founded an online mentoring academy, where he shares all his knowledge and experience with people wanting to learn property investing the right way. His class costs £30 and is a pay-as-you-go cancel anytime service. Rick believes that there is no such thing as “get rich quick” and that success comes with hard work and grit. As long as you are consistent and have a strong desire to succeed, then you will meet your goals.
Rick also authored three best-selling books namely, “House Arrest”, “Cash In A Property Crash”, and “45 Ways to Buy Property”. He is also a magazine columnist for Your Property Network and HMO Magazine and has been featured in several national press articles.
TJ Atkinson is a property investor, property entrepreneur, and the founder of The Breakthrough Academy. He owns and manages buy-to-let and commercial properties in London and Kent. Starting his career in real estate as a consultant at MCS doing risk assessments, he negotiated contracts and terms with developers and estate agents, delivering presentations to stakeholders, to secure multiple property deals and much more. Continuing his career as a catalyst consultant to another firm, The Source London, he helps business owners and individuals to enter the serviced accommodation market through his rent to rent strategy. They also help larger and established serviced accommodation operators elevate their operations by giving them the necessary tools, finding them clients, and helping them negotiate deals.
Over the years of working in real estate, TJ was able to develop his own strategy to get anyone on board in property investing. Since he founded The Breakthrough Academy, TJ was able to reach thousands of people and has helped hundreds of people start earning through property investing. He uses his years of experience in the field to coach and mentor black and ethnic minorities wanting to get started in real estate. Growing up in a poor council estate to managing multiple properties, he wanted to teach others how they can do the same. And leading by example, TJ is dedicated to showing his community that it is possible.
Make sure to follow each of these amazing property investment coaches, as they continue to thrive and help their clients reach their financial goals. Each of their Instagram’s have been directly linked here. Finally, we would like to thank Two Comma PR for taking the time to put this article together.
Sooke poet publishes narrative poems – an investment in life's third chapter – Vancouver Island Free Daily – vancouverislandfreedaily.com
It started with a bookmark from the Sooke Writer’s Collective at the local library.
“Interested in being part of a writing group?” it asked. Clare Winstanley was, so she called the number on the bookmark and has been a member ever since.
Winstanley has written poetry her whole life, but only since joining the group did she share them. Mid-pandemic, the poets of the collective decided to self-publish a chapbook. Winstanley contributed poetry and illustrations and enjoyed the whole thing so much she decided to do a solo project.
Bits of String and Thread: a tapestry of poemsis a collection of 17 narrative poems, drawings and photographs the semi-retired tutor self-published this summer.
As writing has taken centre stage in her life – she’s working on a novel right now – Winstanley wants to tell other adults to revisit the hobbies of their youth.
“As we mature, and perhaps finished taking care of families, perhaps a money-earning career becomes less central, we can invest in the second or third chapters of our lives and pick up things we had given up,” she said.
“It’s time to go back now and complete the things you started when you were younger.”
She said that her poems are layered with history, often going back in time, and they’re best read aloud.
“My aim as a poet is to create an effect with the sound of the words.”
Winstanley will read a selection of her poetry on Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Sooke Arts Council Gallery at the corner of Church and Sooke roads. It’s a free event and can accommodate up to 25 people. The book is available for $15 at the gallery or through her website cemwinstanley.com .
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Ontario’s investment in improving school air quality provides benefits beyond pandemic, experts say – Global News
In the wake of the Ontario government adding millions in funding for schools to help ventilate air better, experts say the focus shouldn’t be on whether the money is enough but rather that this be a long-term investment for the future beyond COVID-19.
Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced $25 million will be put toward adding approximately 20,000 new standalone high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to the approximately 50,000 devices currently used in areas such as classrooms, gyms, libraries and other instructional spaces without mechanical ventilation.
So far, the government has committed more than $600 million to date for ventilation improvements across Ontario schools.
Schools with mechanical ventilation are expected to use the highest-grade filters possible and turn their systems on at least two hours before school starts, and schools without are expected to have standalone HEPA filter units in all classrooms.
Jeffrey Siegel, a professor in the department of civil and mineral engineering at the University of Toronto, told Global News on Wednesday that while the filters and improving ventilation systems will help in the fight against COVID-19, schools need more guidance than the government is putting out there.
“There are a lot of good words in the document but there’s also not a lot of detail, a lot of specifics,” he said. “Every school is a little different so there needs to be not just resources … but there also has to be information.”
Martin Luymes, VP of government and stakeholder relations for the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), told Global News that portable HEPA units are an “appropriate solution” in the situations where classrooms don’t have fresh air circulation, such as older schools where the only form of ventilation would be to open windows.
“You will have a range of schools … for those that are 100 years old … those are environments where a HEPA filter or standalone filter might be a good solution or partial solution,” Luymes said, adding schools should know to hire professionals — engineers or HVAC contractors who are familiar with the installation process because it is not a “do-it-yourself system.”
Both men agreed however that things like HEPA filters are only part of the solution and that they are part of what they said should be a layered approach in regard to school safety.
“Any measures that are installed that involve air movement and air control and filtration are supplemental to measures including distancing, hand washing and all the other controls that have been introduced over the last year and a half,” Luymes said.
While Siegel argued there are things such as masking that are an even more important “layer” than filters.
“We need lots of different layers between an infected individual and an unaffected one so certainly things like filters are a good layer … but there are other things that are probably even more important – masks are a fantastic layer to reduce transmission, physical distancing. And I don’t just mean keeping people a little apart from each other but looking at the whole picture of how students and staff move through the school,” he said, highlighting students moving between classrooms and gym classes where breathing becomes more intense.
For Siegel, another potential shortcoming in the plan is where the resources are being targeted, saying they should go to where they will have the most benefit — to areas of society where health disparities have been exposed in the pandemic.
“It would make the most sense to invest the resources into those schools, to help correct that disparity.”
Siegel also pointed to looking beyond the announced $25 million on Wednesday and focus on how improving the ventilation systems in all schools contributes to the success of students’ futures and health beyond COVID.
If the HEPA filter is sized appropriately for the location it is placed — meaning it produces enough clean air for the space — then Spiegel said there will “absolutely” be a reduction in the risk of COVID-19.
Ontario investing $25 million additional funding for ventilation filters for schools, Lecce says
However, Siegel said regardless of whether the filter helps to decrease the transmission of infectious diseases, improving air quality comes with a long list of other, long-term benefits for staff but also students, in particular.
“In a school, those benefits are things like improved performance on standardized tests, better cognitive performance, lower absenteeism for the students, reduced asthma frequency and severity … none of those things are up for debate, those are well-established in science,” Siegel said.
“The way I look at it as is the worst outcome is a pretty good one and I think we’re also going to do something about the infectious disease risk,” he continued.
“We always focus on the cost and I get it, there’s a lot of economic pressures right now and $25 million is a big number no matter how you slice it but the other side of it is why don’t we also look at the benefits – reduce absenteeism … avoided healthcare costs – that’s the reason to do this – the benefit is much larger than the investment.”
—With files from Gabby Rodrigues and Sean O’Shea
© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.
5 Downsides of ESG Investing – Wealth Professional
2. ESG may mean sacrificing returns: lower returns or higher risk
When you limit your investment options and pay more to include your ESG factors, you may give up on some investment return as you narrow the field that can provide you with returns. Many have written on why this kind of sustainable investing can feel like a money pit because the funds you favor can underperform compared to others that are less socially responsible and perhaps less risky, too.
Take time to do your ESG research and find companies that not only align with your values, but have the best returns, as there may now be more than one option to choose from if you spend time researching upfront before you invest.
3. Slightly higher fees
You may have to pay a little more in management fees for some ESG funds, which can also eat into your earnings. That’s because ESG funds require managers to do research and they’re often working with a smaller asset base, so you may pay more to be in their funds.
But, as one study showed, 66% of people around the globe are willing to pay more for sustainable goods. That number jumped to 73% with millennials. It’s always smart to focus on performance, but if you’re doing your research, you may discount the extra cost knowing that you’re investing in a higher cause.
4. No reporting requirements
While there are different analytic firms that can rate stocks on the socially responsible scale, the biggest pitfall these days in the ESG investment process is that there are no standards or ESG ratings to measure these funds’ performance. So, they can market themselves as good for the environment, but they may not be, and if you start comparing companies, it may feel like apples and oranges. You don’t have a way to tell because there are no reporting requirements and what is self-reported isn’t consistent across industries or companies since there is no universal standard.
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