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Property Overview Professional Training.

 

Property Overview – Property Insight. We create training courses reflecting our ethos of excellence and enthusiasm. We make it happen by offering courses ranging from generalist to specialist & in-depth.

Courses range from an introduction to property in all shapes and sizes including residential, commercial, retail and leasing, to courses on the UK Private Rented Sector, rating methods, quantitative methods, risk management, Commercial Real Estate debt, real estate valuations and dissecting property cash flows in all its shapes, sizes and purposes.

We have equally trained people across the spectrum: ranging from those with no property experience or formal training to qualified surveyors with 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 receive rave reviews.

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

We deliver public courses in central London and can offer them in Edinburgh and in-house across the world. In Edinburgh we have An Introduction to Property on Monday 21 October.

September will see the birth of a raft of new courses focusing on basic maths and quantitative methods; Private Equity funds investing in property; ratings & ratings methods; risk management theory. All our courses are available as in-house courses, in the UK or abroad.

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

 

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 including Institutional PRS, debt and equity.

We offer insight and expertise on  strategic property investment or asset management advice, 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.

Terms & Conditions

Short courses - less than 1 day

Introduction to RE Private Equity Funds


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Introduction to ratings & ratings methods


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Applying essential quantitative methods to RE investing


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Risk management best practice for real estate investment


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Understanding Corporate Real Estate


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Understanding Development Debt


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Introduction to Property


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Understanding Real Estate Debt


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CRE Debt Practitioner In Excel part 1


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CRE Debt Practitioner in Excel part 2


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Understanding Commercial Property Leasing


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Deeper Understanding of Real Estate Cash Flows


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Quantitative methods within Real Estate


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Fundamentals of Real Estate Private Equity Funds


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Understanding Property (providing foundation knowledge over 2 days)


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Understanding Commercial Property Valuations


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An Introduction to Residential Property


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Understanding Retail Property & where opportunities lie


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Fundamentals of ratings & rating agency methodology for Real Estate


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Understanding Property Development & how to de-risk


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Institutional PRS Consultancy and Courses


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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. 

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


Charles Fairhurst

Charles Fairhurst has been a UK Institutional PRS fund manager since 1994 and has gone from fund inception to exit


Cleo Folkes

Cléo Folkes is CEO of Property Overview and provides training herself. A practitioner with 25 years of wide-ranging RE experience


Deborah Davis

Deborah works within the commercial property industry in a variety of roles, specialising in the use of IT in all aspects of asset management. Her the ability to understand the business processes and how they need to work together has been crucial.


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 valuations.


Kate Gimblett

Kate Gimblet is an economist and investment strategist, with property, currency, bond and equity experience, delivering a multi-asset view of RE


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.


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.


Nicole Lux

Nicole has more than 15 years’ worth of experience in real estate finance and is a practitioner and lecturer. Author of the UK Commercial RE lending Survey


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


Philip Walker

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


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



Blog

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.

CONTACT

To speak to Cléo Folkes about a consultancy project related to real estate for her or her team or to book a training course, please fill in your details below with details what you are enquiring about, and Cléo will get back to you shortly.


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