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Peter Esders Judicare Law International

AIPP Deputy Chairman

Peter is an English Lawyer who began dealing with international law in 1994. Peter started his working career at a Trust Company before becoming a partner at a law firm which dealt exclusively with international legal issues. Peter now plays a key role in Judicare. He studied law both in the UK and in Spain but has also been involved in legal matters involving various other different jurisdictions. Peter has been passionate about promoting the values of the AIPP over the years and has been a member of the AIPP’s Disciplinary Panel and also the AIPP Awards judging panel over the last few years. He believes that regulation is needed in the overseas property market and recognises the importance of AIPP in setting the benchmark. Peter’s legal and business experience, along with his knowledge and active involvement in the AIPP for a number of years, makes him a strong asset to the AIPP Board.

www.judicaregroup.com

Tim Morgan ERE Property

Tim started his career in accounting and finance with a major corporate employer and soon realised that his abilities would be more suited to the entrepreneurial world. In his mid 20’s Tim established a specialist financial recruitment company which grew to a multi-million turnover business employing 50 staff in 5 offices across the UK. During this time Tim had been building his own property portfolio and saw an opportunity to establish a new company offering a customer focussed specialist property investment service – hence ERE Property was established in 2004 under its original brand of Emerging Real Estate. Since then the business has sold over 5,000 properties in countries such as Montenegro, Brazil, Germany, Romania, Cyprus, USA, Bulgaria and more recently UK. He is proud to have held roles with AIPP for the last 3 years and is committed to helping to improve standards in this industry. His passion for property has not diminished – indeed it is stronger than ever and he believes that the opportunities for investment are as good as they have ever been.

www.ereproperty.com

Louise Reynolds Property Venture®

With a background of line roles in brand marketing, sales and management consultancy, Louise had a wealth of business experience before setting up her own overseas property agency Property Venture® focusing on helping buyers of European property, both investors and lifestyle home buyers, offering common-sense advice and support. As a Chartered Marketer, she takes a professional approach to her business, as well as the industry she operates in. She sets high standards and is known for operating with integrity. She has a wealth of property knowledge and insight, which is probably why she has been regularly quoted in the national and trade press giving commentary on her focus markets of Poland, Germany, UK, Spain and France. As a well-organised, leader, manager and straight-talking business person, she intends to play a constructive role in building the reputation of the industry she works in, as part of the AIPP Board team.

www.property-venture.com

Drew Beckett Beckett Hanlon Worldwide

Drew Beckett, formally President of Sales for Zurich UK for seven consecutive years, previously held top Sales & Management posts within Liberty Life and Irish Life. At 52 he moved on from his highly successful career in the financial services sector, transferring his skills and success to international lifestyle property. In just seven years he sold more than 200 properties around the world, generating an impressive reputation for integrity and customer care. His sales strategy was and remains simple; he ensures that the decision to buy is the right decision for the customer and when it is, he always takes care of the details of the transaction. This ensures that he removes the stress out of buying abroad. The success achieved brought about the growth and evolution of his business, Locations4U. Today, the business is known as BeckettHanlon Worldwide Property Franchise. The company is a best-practice property franchise based in Belfast and showcases beautiful worldwide properties for sale or investment. The business draws on Drew’s 30+ years’ experience in the international property and investment markets. His phenomenal track record in the financial services sector is well documented by others having won a Million Dollar Round Table Award, not just once, but twice.

www.becketthanlon.com

Justine Assal AboutGlobal Inc

Justine Assal MBE, originally from London, England, has spent most of her life in Florida.
For the past 20 years, she has worked in various aspects of international real estate marketing & consulting and is currently President of AboutGlobal Inc. with offices in Orlando Fl, Brazil, and Colombia. AboutGlobal operates www.InvestUSA360.com the information hub to buy, invest, and live in the USA. Justine is a published author and regular contributor to Inman News, A Place in the Sun Magazine UK, Property Showrooms, and other international trade portals and magazines.
She a regular speaker on International property and British American business for which she was appointed the prestigious Royal honor of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2015 for services to British commercial interests in particular UK/central Florida tourism.

www.InvestUSA360.com

Justine@InvestUSA360.com

Piermichele Guerrieri PMG & Partners

Piermichele is the founder and director of PMG & Partners. He has operated in Italy and abroad since 1991, scouting and promoting industrial and commercial agreements among Italian and foreign countries, particularly in Europe, North America and Australia. With a Masters degree in European Union Law, Piermichele is also a member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the UK. As an expert in strategies, Piermichele is keen to bring new ideas to AIPP to develop trade business projects, a stronger brand awareness and greater member benefits. As an expert of internationalisation, Project leader and coordinator of multi-discipline working groups, Piermichele brings an extra dimension to the advisory board and he aspires to improve the role of AIPP as an international institution

www.pmgandpartners.com

Nina Mormina Preferred Properties Realty

Nina has been practicing real estate as a profession for over 20 years. Beginning in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and then in South Florida, USA she specialises in International Buyer and Seller Representation and is an International Investment Property & Waterfront Specialist.

Her company, Preferred Properties Intl Realty Inc., is an International Real Estate Brokerage Company with offices throughout the entire state of Florida.

Nina wishes to be instrumental in bringing the AIPP to a stronger and more successful level for the industries benefit, and hopes to help it forge new alliances internationally

www.investsouthflorida.com

John Clark Sapphire Properties

John Clark FIRRV, has an extensive background in Local Government Finance and worked in the same industry for 28 years and was a member of a national body advising Central & Local Government on a variety of topics.

Originally from West London, John and his wife Sue lived in West Yorkshire with their two sons, before purchasing a holiday apartment in Spain via Sapphire Properties in 2009. Four years later they completed the purchase of Sapphire Properties when the former owners of the business retired, and they have lived in Spain since 2015. They have resisted the temptation to use the catchphrase “we liked it so much we bought the company!”

John was instrumental in the development of the AIPP regional ambassadors and was the inaugural AIPP regional ambassador for the Costa Blanca South. He has spoken for the AIPP at regional meetings and at events such as A Place in The Sun – Live.

john@sapphireproperties.co.uk

www.sapphireproperties.co.uk

Nigel Salmon Girasol Homes Spain, Portugal and the UK

Nigel started his property career in UK Estate Agency sales and ended up holding Senior Management positions with Halifax PLC in the Thames Valley region before moving into International Property Sales in Spain.

Nigel has been the Managing Director of Girasol Homes since starting it in 2007, and with his team has developed it into the innovative company it is today working in the most popular areas of Spain and Portugal.

He and his team are committed to modernising the industry and bringing it back to customer-focused and customer-centric and also sees the huge opportunity for Northern European contacts to also be part of the industry in a collaborative way.

2020 will be a pivotal year for the Overseas Property Industry and leadership will be even more important for the AIPP, Nigel is looking forward to assisting this direction.

Christofer Fogelberg Start Group

Christofer Fogelberg moved from his native Sweden to Spain in 1999. After attending the University of Malaga to perfect the Spanish language he started in the Real Estate industry as a Junior Sales Executive in one of the largest Spanish Estate Agencies in 2001. After two years of advancement Christofer felt that working in a large organisation was strangling his will to give the customers the quality of service and help they deserved. On that basis he founded StartGroup Real Estate in 2003 and the business has been doing excellently since the start, even though the financial crisis. This downturn in the market Christofer took as an opportunity to strengthen the company’s position. As a firm believer in customer care and top quality service StartGroup has implemented training programs with external certifications for all staff since 2014, including AML and GDPR. The main goal – to have a high level of customer satisfaction – has proven a success with a high percentage of referral and return clients. As well as operating as a traditional Estate Agency, StartGroup has since 2015 taken on several master-agency contracts for promoters on the Costa del Sol, both for marketing, sales, AML prevention and quality control.

Christofer speaks English, Spanish and Swedish and his reasons for running for the AIPP Advisory board is to help to develop a training programme with a quality certification for the members and hence contributing in making the industry better as a whole. Christofer is a member of the Spanish Estate Agency Asociation GIPE.

Martin Treasure Martin Treasure Marbella

Martin has been working in property sales, management and renovation since he was 19 – so that is a very long time! He opened his first business in St Albans, UK, in 1990,  which ran for 25 years as a sales and lettings agency. At the same time, he renovated property for clients and has carried this on after moving to Spain, having first visited San Pedro de Alcantara in Andalucia in 1980.

After a stint away from agency working as a National Director for a SME Consulting Business, Martin is now back enjoying the challenges of successful sales negotiations, from his sales and management office near Marbella. A firm believer in minimum standards of competence throughout the industry, after Chairing the Hertfordshire branch of the NAEA in the UK, Martin is keen to help in any way to grow the relevance and profile of AIPP as the go-to body for public and media alike.

Luke Smith The Redland Property Group

Biography and photo pending – NEW member of the Advisory Board