Mark Lloyd and Jackie Reeves
Mark and Jackie have been business partners for over twenty years, during which time they've built several successful businesses in a variety of market sectors.
After buying a property overseas and a buy-to-let in the UK, it was in October 2009 that they made a life-changing decision: to sell their existing business and become serious full-time property investors. Over the next 18 months, Mark and Jackie focused on learning everything they could about property: attending training courses and investing heavily in their property education.
Utilising their now extensive property knowledge, Mark and Jackie implemented new strategies and rapidly started to build their property portfolio. Now with a large cash-flowing portfolio, the dynamic duo have used almost every property strategy along the way; Buy-to-Let, HMOs, Lease Options, Joint Venture deals, Buy to Sell, and more. They have used them all – tried and tested, they know what works.
In 2011 Mark and Jackie established Property Mastery Academy so they could share the benefit of their property knowledge and education with others. The Coaching and Mentoring programme was the first property training course to be launched, designed to support and encourage other property investors so they too could seize opportunities and succeed with their property businesses.
Since then, the company has achieved sustained growth, rolling out more short property courses and day seminars, and has continued to provide motivating and inspirational training to instil confidence and determination whilst passing on their extensive business and industry knowledge, helping many people to achieve success as a property investor.
A Personal Journey into Property Investment, Podcast November 2016
Valerie Cheong Took
Valerie is a life and business coach. She has gone through various career transitions (stockbroker, investment executive, project director and self employment). She has also worked as an expatriate. She had no family and friends when she first arrived in Tanzania. It made Valerie determined to use this opportunity of making new friends, learning a new language (KiSwahili) and growing her professional network. Valerie joined Mark and Jackie in 2014.
As a coach, Valerie works with people in transitions: making career changes or relocating to a new country. Valerie coaches her clients on managing stress, uncertainty, goals setting, conflict resolution and working in multinational teams (relationship management across cultures) . She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), British Complementary Medicine Association and is a CFA charterholder. She is also a Reiki teacher and shares her wellbeing knowledge with her clients.
Paul Merrick - PMA Consultant
Paul bought his first property for a few hundred pounds and now owns a portfolio worth seven-figures. His passive income from his property portfolio means he no longer needs to work but he continues to do so because he loves property, and he loves sharing the expertise he has garnered during his years in the property industry. Paul joined Mark, Jackie and Valerie in 2015.
A serial entrepreneur, he established his first property company, Braidcrest Ltd, in 1998 and now runs a number of successful property businesses with a mixed portfolio of commercial, retail, industrial, residential and greenbelt.Paul firmly believes that people are the most important aspect of establishing a successful property business and that it is essential to establish a team of property professionals who share your vision, support your expansion and have the expertise to enable you to grow.
Paul’s passions are property, business, personal development and education. Consequently, he has provided coaching and mentoring services to a wide range of end users from school pupils to national charities. He is in regular demand as a keynote speaker and mentor.
Following his key principles of investing in people; processes and property, Paul has built close relationships with Local Authorities; small businesses and large corporates. His consultancy services are much in demand and he has worked with the Scottish Executive; Glasgow City Council; Clyde Gateway; Tesco, Calor Gas and Carillion.