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Property Overview Professional Training.


Property Overview – Property Insight. We create training courses reflecting our ethos of excellence and enthusiasm, offering courses ranging from generalist to specialist & in-depth. We serve a global audience.

Courses range from an introduction to property in all shapes and sizes to specialist courses. All are available on-line or face-to-face, and all are interactive and fully engaging. Courses include residential, retail, general commercial, investment, leasing, equity and debt. We also have foundation knowledge courses on real estate valuations, developments, corporate real estate, unlisted (Private Equity) funds & vehicles, commercial real estate debt, and dissecting property cash flows in all its shapes, sizes and purposes.

We train people across the spectrum: ranging from those with no property experience or formal training to qualified surveyors with several decades worth of experience and senior managers, investment committee and board members.  We offer our insight, experience and expertise coupled with enthusiasm and humour. We offer thoroughly enjoyable courses and consistently receive rave reviews.

Our trainers don’t simply teach theory from a book they got off the shelf. We write all our own material, and trainers share real-life stories and experience, which brings the theory to life. See Our Team to see our huge network of expert trainers, who are down-to-earth practitioners, sometimes with a touch of academia. They are trusted, renowned specialists in their fields, and can offer insight & experience in a way that other training companies cannot.

We deliver public courses on-line, or in central London and in Edinburgh. We tend to teach our in-house tailor-made courses in person within the UK, and online across the rest of the world. We can deliver modules split across days to fit into your diaries and time zones if taught online.

We have a proven track record providing training to companies such as Altus, Avison Young, AVIVA, Blackrock, Capita Land, CBRE, Colliers, CoStar, Coyote Software, Datscha, The Crown Estate, Cushman & Wakefield, EPRA, Forbury, Future of London, Gerald Eve, Green Street Advisors, Infabode, Knight Frank, LaSalle IM, Legal & General IM, M&G, Mitie, MSCI, Oxford Economics, PGIM, PMA, RCA, Savills, Schroders, Source8 and USS.


Property Overview Consulting.


Our exceptional team of outstanding individuals help us to deliver the quality, expertise and insight we strive for. Due to our complimentary skill sets our team is able to cover a wide range of requests. We provide management consultancy services but also write though-leadership pieces, we can provide research reports that can be white-labelled, and advise on data in its many forms. We cover residential and commercial, leasing and investment, including Institutional PRS/BTR, debt and equity.

We offer insight and expertise on research, investment strategy, asset management, developments, capital markets or property finance & funding advice, risk management and management consultancy. For more details on our capabilities please hit the button below or check out our team.

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Training Courses

We Offer Our Insight.


We have a mixture of lecture-style and interactive teaching to enable our clients to learn fastest and best. We use real life property-industry case studies to bring the material we have discussed to life. Due to our experience we understand what clients want.

The extensive practical experience of all our trainers – in the UK and abroad – means we are able to answer an amazing array of Real Estate related questions. The tutors are positive, friendly and enthusiastic, which helps immensely with knowledge transfer as attendees feel able to ask questions and have discussions amongst each other on certain topics.

Companies can boost the efficiency and motivation of their employees, and boost their attractiveness as an employer, by offering quality, relevant training. On-the job training does not make the most of your most expensive asset: your employees. Hiring a quality training provider who have actually worked extensively in the sector and are not simply a company teaching from a manual provides the most effective courses. For more details, please read this blog

Terms & Conditions

Short courses - less than 1 day

Courses of 1-2 days

Understanding Commercial Property Valuations – £875+VAT pp

Next Dates:
Monday 6 May 2024

Central London

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An Introduction to Property – only £630+VAT p.p.

Next Dates:
Tuesday 21 May 2024

Central London

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Deeper Understanding of Real Estate Cash Flows – £875+VAT pp

Next Dates:
Wednesday 22 May 2024

Central London

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Introduction to Residential Property – only £765+VAT pp

Next Dates:
Tuesday 4 June 2024

Central London

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Understanding Property – 2 day course, £1,150+VAT pp

Next Dates:
Tue 18 + Wed 19 June 2024

Central London

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Understanding Retail Property & where opportunities lie – only £765+VAT pp

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Understanding Corporate Real Estate (in-house)

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Our Team

We are passionate.


Meet the dedicated team who make it all happen. We produce the content material ourselves, no juniors do the writing. Whether for consultancy or training, our knowledge is based on our lengthy experience and we share our insights with you. Not only are we experienced, we are friendly, approachable and patient! Come and benefit from our hard-gained knowledge and join one of our courses or speak to us about your consultancy requirements. 

Sara Simon

Sara Simon has 35 years’ worth of experience in real estate leasing & investment across asset classes, data provision and Proptech, working with a broad range of major clients in the UK and Europe

Cleo Folkes

Cléo Folkes is the founder of Property Overview and provides training and consultancy herself. A practitioner with 32 years of wide-ranging RE experience

Kaushik Shah

Kaushik Shah is a RE professional with 27+ years of experience. Expert in European property investment management with operating company senior management experience.

Philip Walker

Philip Walker is a RICS Registered Valuer with European-wide experience working for a variety of clients including investors, property consultancies, auditors and banks.

Jonathan Monnickendam

Jonathan Monickendam worked for property lenders and clients. He brings the rare combination of experience of Credit and Origination on the Real Estate debt side, as well as developments and valuations.

Alan Thompson

Alan combines the academic with the practitioner, having worked in a variety of roles, specialising in econometrics, macroeconomics, REITS and forms of residential. His the ability to understand the economy and business processes and how they need to work together is crucial.

Matthew Hopkinson

Matthew Hopkinson is a retail intelligence veteran, co-author of Grimsey Review 1 & 2, Visiting Professor at UCL, Co-Founder of Didobi & ex-director of LDC.

Andrew Moffat

Andrew Moffat is a highly respected and experienced UK Institutional PRS investment manager, with experience in UK PRS funds, Build-to-Rent (BTR) and finance

Robin Goodchild

Robin Goodchild has worked in real estate for over 45 years. For 20 of those years Robin worked in a senior role within LaSalle IMs research & strategy team

Panikkos Euripides MRICS

Panikkos Euripides MRICS is an expert on UK commercial property leasing and is the author of the book Commercial Leases Made Easy


Market Views And Insights.


Property Overview blog sharing insights and commentary on commercial and residential property, with a particular focus on UK PRS / BTR, commercial real estate debt, retail property, cash flows, valuations & PropTech.

Why training provision is essential

Risk management needs to embrace uncertainty and structural change

Converting the high street

Contagion or containment in the real estate industry

REITs: Castles of Sand?

My hopes and fears for UK property in 2020

CBRE buying Telford Homes: a symbol of change

New Frontiers: Flexible Space Operators and Landlords fight a turf war

New Frontiers: Space Management Beyond Bricks & Mortar

New Frontiers: Does WeWork Work for Occupiers AND Investors?

TFL, AFL, laughable?

How blockchain is the new kid on the block in real estate

A.I. for you and I

Big data, big deal?

Footloose and fancy-free?

Inhabit: the purported £1bn development programme greystar is buying according to property week

UK commercial RE lending survey 2017 take-aways

How safe is retail as an investment?

Build-to-Rent NOI growth predictions for the UK

The Grenfell Tower fire is impacting many apartments across the UK


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