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Peter Robinson AIPP Executive Chairman

Peter helped set up AIPP in 2006, drawing upon his background in marketing, media, estate agency, property development & research from a number of industry sectors including property, automotive & retail. Peter served as a Director of AIPP, initially, from 2006 – 2010, whilst running his own international development consultancy business, and has been AIPP Chairman and a Director again since 2013. Peter passionately believes that by championing the cause of the consumer great opportunities open up for business to best serve them in a mutually beneficial way – ‘doing well by doing good’.

Travelling all over Europe in his career and expat for several years both in the Middle East and Spain, Peter has worked in the cross-border property industry since 2001.

peter@aipp.org.uk

Peter Esders Judicare Law International

AIPP Deputy Chairman of Advisory Board – based in the UK

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

Advisory Board and based in the UK

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 focused 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®

Advisory Board and based in the UK

With a background of line roles in brand marketing, sales and management consultancy, Louise had a wealth of business experience before setting up her Boutique Property Firm, Property Venture® focusing on helping busy expat buyers of UK and Continental European property. She offers a personalised sourcing service responding to a client brief of what property they want to buy. As an experienced investor, landlord and developer she knows how to add value to property and what works well, so she is well-placed to advise and help others. Her style is very much consultative rather than product push.

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 the property markets of Poland, UK, Spain and France. As a well-organised, leader, manager and straight-talking business person, she plays a constructive role in building the reputation of the industry she works in, as part of the AIPP Advisory Board team

www.property-venture.com

info@property-venture.com

Tel: + 44 1932 849 536

https://www.property-venture.com/contact/offer-links-and-social-media.html

 

Claire Robinson AIPP Membership Services

Executive and based in the UK

Claire was formerly AIPP’s Head of Communications and Marketing but is currently caretaking Membership Services. An experienced marketeer who has worked across a variety of sectors from FMCG to financial services but most extensively in luxury hotel/fine dining and loyalty club/membership marketing. Her work in the overseas property industry includes heading up awarding-winning marketing projects for five star hotel developments in Marrakech, Sicily and Spain.

Claire has authored overseas property guides for AIPP and Zoopla as well as writing several successful blogs, and she joined AIPP full-time in 2017. Her work with AIPP is focused on extending the awareness and work of the Association to both consumers and professionals and supporting members in their own marketing. Claire is also Editor of AIPP’s sister site, the AIPO.

claire@aipp.org.uk

 

Piermichele Guerrieri PMG & Partners

Advisory Board and based in Italy

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

E-mail: director@pmgandpartners.com

Nina Mormina Preferred Properties Realty

Advisory Board and based in the USA

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

Justine Assal AboutGlobal Inc

Advisory Board and based in the USA

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

John Clark Sapphire Properties

Advisory Board and based in Spain

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

Advisory Board and based in 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 and Portugal in 2005.

Nigel has been the Managing Director of Girasol Homes since starting it in 2006, 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 sees the huge opportunity for Northern European contacts to also be part of the industry in a collaborative way. Overseas agencies are generally unregulated and there are still some sharp practices going on with thousands of companies in the sector, by being part of the solution Nigel and his team hope to improve this with a programme of training with the AIPP in 2022.

Based in the UK but with an experienced team across Spain and Portugal Nigel and his team can help clients of all nationalities find their dream property abroad.

Nigel@girasolhomes.com

www.girasolhomes.com

https://linktr.ee/GirasolHomes 

 

 

 

 

Christofer Fogelberg Start Group

Advisory Board and based in Spain

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.

 

Email: chris@startgroup.com

Phone: 0034 952 90 48 90

Address: C.C El Zoco 34, Calhonda, Mijas, Malaga, Spain

Martin Treasure Martin Treasure Marbella

Advisory Board and based in Spain

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.

Email: mt@martintreasuremarbella.es

Web: https://martintreasuremarbella.es/

Tel: 00 34 602 29 24 24

Luke Smith The Redland Property Group

Advisory Board and based in the UK

The Redland Property Group is a collaboration of the best agents and developers throughout the world, coming together, to give you, the client, the best property investment deals available.

We act as the middle men/women, between buyer and developer, we do not sell or build anything ourselves and therefore remain completely impartial, we do not accept client funds or charge for our services, the developers we work with pay us a commission, so as a business, we only make money if our clients are 100% happy with the deals we promote and purchase them directly.

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Stephen Howlett VIP Almeria

Advisory Board and based in Spain

Stephen is a native of Dublin, Ireland living in the Costa Almeria, Spain for almost 20 years. He is a Licensed Property Service Provider and Auctioneer operating in both Ireland and Spain in the Real Estate sector. Stephen has extensive experience from exclusive site promotion for developers, valuations for probate & inheritance purposes, significant building projects and property sales for domestic & international clientele.

Joining AIPP back in 2014, Stephen believes AIPP’ role has successfully grown since they launched in 2006; “The AIPP to me is more than a trade standards body; it is working to further develop ethical, fulfilling careers in the sector and protect clients. In particular, my experience of the AIPP trade Zoom meetings, initiated at the very start of Covid, enabled easier interaction with fellow professionals worldwide to develop new ideas and concepts in these troubling times thus improving Trade Business development & best practice.”  

Dan Miller Roccabox

Advisory Board and based in Spain

Dan is a Director of Roccabox in the Costa Del Sol, Spain now with a team of 14 people. Since 2014, Dan has built a background in property rentals to which he has added marketing of exclusive new property builds and resales. Highlighting the very cosmopolitan area that Dan and the team call home, his international team speak English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Dutch and Flemish to ensure clients can be comfortable in their mother tongue.

Dan says; “The AIPP, for me, is an incredibly important organization and the knowledge and support it offers to buyers purchasing abroad is vital. Not only that, but the training, accreditation and sales support it provides its members is excellent”

 

 

 

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Christopher Thompson Property Portal Marketing (PPM) and Property Share Network (PSN)

Advisory Board and based in Denmark

Chris has an extensive background in Sales and Marketing spanning Recruitment, Property and Lead Generation. Highly ambitious, he had his first company at the age of 20, running a successful Recruitment and CV/Interview Advice business before moving into the property arena in 2010.  

Chris launched PPM in 2016 to help international agents with Property Portals, Social Media & Email Marketing, XML Feeds, Websites and a CRM. PSN was launched in 2019 to help agents collaborate easier with each other locally, nationally and internationally. Understanding the needs / demands of both buyer and the trade, Chris is regularly working with trade clients in multiple countries. Chris brings a wealth of marketing & tech ‘know how’ to AIPP members looking to streamline their businesses or analyze their existing marketing to ensure they are working efficiently and in the right way.

Chris’ 10+ years in the industry leads him to say; “Finding the right agent, is just as important as finding the right property, AIPP gives re-assurance to consumers that when they buy property through an AIPP member, they are working to a set of rules to uphold professional standards. The sister organisation, AIPO, seeks to ensure the buyer is well educated, protected and enjoys their buying process. I’m a big advocate of what the AIPP stands for, and what they continue to do in this industry on a daily basis”.

info@propertyportalmarketing.com

Tel: 0044 1225 941 018 / 00 44 7704933301

 

 

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