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Third Business Networking Event: The Property Game: Tips & Hints

12 September 2012

Fifty Business people from Muslim, Jewish and other faiths attended the Muslim Jewish Forum's 3rd Business Networking Event in Hale Barns, Cheshire. The subject matter was ‘The Property Game: Tips & Hints’.

The attendees networked and made new, and renewed, contacts with fellow businesspeople and new opportunities were explored. The positive ambience was enhanced by the tasty buffet of Middle eastern delicacies from Sahara Nights.

Following the food and a break for Magrib prayers, the focus of the event turned to two informative, helpful and very entertaining presentations. Michael Samuels, CEO of Great Oak Capital Limited, a property investor and internationally respected property consultant with more than 30 years residential property experience, and Emma Nawaz, owner of Blackstone Solicitors, a well respected and tenacious young solicitor who specialises in property and commercial litigation, engaged the attendees with their erudite insights.

Michael Samuels stated that the best ways to discover the most suitable properties that may be available to purchase for renovation and onward profitable sale were by networking and "walking the street". He gave several examples of finding properties not on the market but with the potential for sale, and how they had turned a sizeable profit. He imparted useful tips around creative negotiation skills as well as pitfalls to avoid.

Emma Nawaz stated that she did not like to give up on any task, and gave a number of examples of how she had pursued cases that emphasised her tenacity. She stressed that many property legal problems which at first seemed insurmountable to her clients were, in fact, solvable with the right advice and guidance. She also explained that the Land Registry were often very helpful in putting right errors and that finding solutions was usually preferable to pursuing expensive legislation – although she loved the latter!

The Event was hosted and chaired by Muslim Jewish Forum committee member, Shahid Adam Saleem. Co-Chair of the Forum, Jonny Wineberg, gave the vote of thanks.

Jonny Wineberg enthused, “The support for these events has been exceptional and it shows that our communities have much to offer each other. We have been fortunate to attract such high quality presenters and hope to continue to do so with our next event in the New Year, ‘Psychology Goes to Work’.

Below are Emma Nawaz and Michael Samuels in conversation prior to their presentations.

Photograph of Emma Nawaz and Michael Samuels in conversation

Below are the attendees listening to the vote of thanks from MJF Co-Chair Jonny Wineberg.

Photo of attendees listening to the vote of thanks from Jonny Wineberg

 

 

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