Location you live in: Currently live in South East London, but am originally from Salford, in Manchester
Where do you invest: North Manchester, North East, Midlands, South East London
What Strategies do you specialise in: Started with buy to lets in the North East, moved up to Professional HMOs in Manchester and Student HMOs in the Midlands. I’m currently on my first commercial to residential conversion, which will be a block of 11 apartments when completed.
Career / Background before property Professional musician/record producer from leaving college until 34. Recorded 4 albums and numerous singles. Various TV appearances - The Word, The Big Breakfast etc. Toured all over Europe with various bands – The Prodigy, Moby, The Shamen, Rammstein, Faith No More etc. Produced several hit records – the last track I worked on went to #3 in the UK charts for The Tamperer.
In 1999 I went to Salford university studying graphic design, achieving a first class honours and moved to London in 2001
In 2007, I founded my first design business which I went on to sell in 2011. I then set up COH Creative Consultants in 2013 and continue to run that alongside my property business.
How & when did you get started in property etc: In 2016, I realised that my pension wasn’t going to give me the early retirement that I’d always dreamed of, so was desperately looking for another option. I met someone socially who started telling me about the whole BRRRR model and that there was training available that would enable me to learn the system. I did my original 3 day course in June 2018, and the 2.5 years that followed have been an amazing blur of activity.
Following the system and listening to my mentor throughout, I started with BTLs, including 4 MIMO deals. Then, as I worked through my courses and gained more experience and confidence, I moved up to HMOs and following another mentorship, I again moved up to commercial conversion.
I have been featured in property publications and have presented at numerous events.
I reached financial security in under 12 months, and am now working towards goals I couldn’t have believed possible 3 years ago.
It’s been one massive rollercoaster of a journey so far… and I can’t wait to see what the coming years bring!
Fun fact about you: Noel Gallagher used to make me cups of tea!