How a Small Group of UK Investors is Turning the Property Market on its Head Thursday 24 July 2008 PDF Print This month, Platinum Property Partners, the world’s first property investment franchise, has celebrated its first anniversary. In just 12 months, PPP has become one of the fastest-growing franchises in UK history, across all sectors, with 30 full Franchise Partners (franchisees) signed up and a growing list waiting to join. At a time when there is so much negativity about the property market, and gloomy predictions for its immediate future, this exclusive group of motivated investors, from diverse backgrounds, is turning the UK property market on its head. Despite the credit crunch and dire warnings about the market, Franchise Partners are actively purchasing buy-to-let properties in the UK and building highly cash-positive portfolios, using dynamic, proven business models. “Becoming a Franchise Partner allowed me to tap into a proven formula, which gave me the confidence to invest again. Not only that, but the growing network of experience that we are all willing to share means that the system is dynamically evolving to keep ahead of market trends, and expert advice is only a phone call away, which creates tremendous value for me.” Kevin Lucyszyn, Franchise Partner, Derby The model ensures that Franchise Partners achieve high positive cashflow month after month with every one of their properties after all bills are paid, including the mortgage. Yields are usually well in excess of 12% with a focus on high return on investment. In 2008 Franchise Partners will be responsible for buying over £25m of property in the UK and this is projected to rise to £50m in 2009. PPP’s founders, Steve Bolton and Nick Carlile, are both highly successful entrepreneurs and property investors with multi-million pound portfolios in the UK and overseas, and they have established themselves as first-class mentors and experts in the field. They have presented at major property and business exhibitions and events over recent years and become widely recognised as knowledgeable and inspirational speakers. The secret of their success with PPP is the result of much early trial and error in refining the robust investment model which now lies at the heart of the franchise system. In addition, many Franchise Partners are also taking advantage of the low-risk passive investment opportunities brought to them by Platinum Investment Partners, PPP’s sister company, which are currently sourced from Eastern Europe and offer returns of 20% - 40% per annum. Bolton and Carlile explain, “The primary business goal we set for each one of our Franchise Partners is to achieve financial freedom through property investing. Not only do they get a proven business model which ensures a regular and reliable source of monthly income, but they also acquire an underlying business asset – their property portfolio – which will grow in value over time and provide a comfortable pension for their retirement. It has already enabled a number of them to give up their careers and concentrate on their property portfolios full time.” All Franchise Partners must buy into the group’s code of ethics and Mission Statement, to ‘Be more, Do more, Have more and Give more’ in their lives, which the Franchise network supports them in achieving. 10% of all profits made by the Platinum Partners Group go to charity and they are already supporting orphanages in Uganda and India, as well as community projects in the UK. “The concept of achieving your own financial independence while showing appreciation as well as helping and supporting others in the process ensures a community of positive, like-minded people, all with their own goals but similar aims. We are confident that the business model works and will continue to work for us, and we look forward to building our business alongside Steve, Nick, all the Franchise Partners and members of the PPP team for many years to come." Steve & Kim Thorogood, Franchise Partners, Cardiff There is a rigorous qualification process to become a Franchise Partner, two of the criteria being that investors are considered personally suitable by the founders, and that they have a minimum of £300k available capital. For those who do not qualify for the franchise, the Group has passive investment opportunities which may be available to those with over £50k capital. More details are available on the company’s website : www.platinumpropertypartners.net Ends _______________________________________________________________________________________ Contact: Sarah Walker Platinum Partners Group Communications Manager Tel: 0845 293 2877 or mobile 07515 599605. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For interviews with Steve Bolton and Nick Carlile or any of the Franchise Partners, please call Sarah Walker Images of Steve Bolton and Nick Carlile are available. 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