A new “virtual private members club” has been launched for the prime property industry, with an inaugural online get-together taking place next week, featuring some heavyweight prime resi characters.
The Luxury Property Network has been founded by construction lawyer Priya Rawal, an associate at CMS UK who has worked on top-end development projects for clients including CPC Group, Native Land, Tenhurst, Alchemi Group and W Hotels.
The “first of its kind” venture promises to “facilitate the advancement of the luxury property industry through networking, developing strong business collaborations, shared knowledge, experience and contacts, and cultivating international growth opportunities.”
The idea is to run monthly online events while the Coronavirus lockdown is in place, opening up to physical gatherings with drinks and food once it is safe to do so.
It’s kicking off with a virtual panel discussion next Thursday (7th May at 4pm), exploring “the future of the luxury property market in the midst of Covid 19″. Chair Priya Rawal will be joined by Savills’ residential research chief Lucian Cook, Charu Ghandi of Elicyon, Uma Rajah of CapitalRise, Scott Rodell of Lansgrove and Heather Powell of Blick Rothenberg.
LPN membership is open to individuals and companies. Firms that have already climbed aboard include: property financier CapitalRise; developer Bath & Bath; contractors Lansgrove; interior designers and development managers Elicyon, Accouter Group and SP3 London; architects Lees Associates and Studio DS; project manager and surveyors Egan Lucocq and Adair; real estate agent The London Broker; short stay firms Altido and Pippa and Benoit; AV and smart home specialists SMC; luxury material and furnishing suppliers Arteriors, Lanserring and Rainleaf, and advisory firms including as CMS, Blick Rothenberg, On Point Mortgages, Arc Management Consulting, and Maison Communications.
You can apply to join The Luxury Property Network at www.theluxurypropertynetwork.com.
Priya Rawal, founder of the Luxury Property Network: “Through these more uncertain times, we need to keep connected and talking to one another to evolve, adapt and propel our businesses forward in a supportive way, so we can come out stronger on the other side. In a time where we are all looking to those around us, for wisdom, expertise and comradeship we value the long-lasting relationships with those around us. The Luxury Property Network is unique in nature and I anticipate that it will become a useful resource to the industry and be a mechanism to make it more efficient, diverse, collaborative and sustainable.
“Moving forward, we also want to challenge and shake up the industry and allow for and nurture new talent to enter the luxury property sphere. The aim is to make the entire industry more collaborative and promote working together, so we are effectively singing from the same hymn sheet.
“As a lawyer I have seen how important a cohesive approach can be. I want there to be a mutual respect for everyone’s role in the industry so projects can run like a well-oiled machine! The way that this is achieved is through education – as such each event will have an element of content and there will be speakers in attendance from across the value chain. As well as making the industry a more friendly place, I really want to promote diversity (women and people from different backgrounds) and sustainability (environmental factors). It’s important that the industry works collaboratively, so we can face adversity together and tackle challenges such as globalisation, and political and economic changes together.
“The network will hold a range of bespoke, high calibre events. Our events are set to be not only informative and valuable; above all they are intended to be enjoyable. By facilitating the right introductions, members can benefit from exciting new business opportunities and build long lasting relationships in a supportive and inspiring community.”
www.theluxurypropertynetwork.com / T: +44 (0) 203 440 5045