Paul Hastings and Stuart Cooper
Sheffield pin host
Meet your pin host
Having met at Sheffield pin in 2014 and being inspired by the achievement of others, they committed to consistently attending the meeting going forward. The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it’s open and so they made the most of the opportunities at the meeting to learn, grow and network.
Paul’s background is in retail finance and commercial property, whilst Stuart has held various leadership positions in the legal industry. As a result of meeting, they’ve gone on to support and encourage each other in a number of joint ventures and built their individual property portfolios. They’ve used a number of different strategies to acquire control of properties, including rent to rent, purchase lease options and traditional purchases. Projects they’ve been involved in include licensed houses of multiple occupation (HMO), title splits, commercial to residential, permitted development, planning gains and extensive refurbishments.The income generated from their extensive HMO portfolio has enabled them both to leave their day jobs and become financially independent.
On discovering that they had complimentary vision, values and skill profiles, it was clear they could increase their success by working together more. They continue to have a keen interest in HMOs and are passionate about helping other people achieve their HMO goals. Their latest venture is focused on acquiring land opportunities with a view to adding value by securing planning permission and building new homes.
Why you should join Stuart and Paul?
As an individual, don’t you owe it to yourself to make the best of your one, wonderful and precious life? No-one wants to be average. Trouble is there is so much noise and we get so busy doing important stuff (yawn) and one day we’ll get round to doing something spectacular…..but that day never arrives.
With two different speakers each month along with the networking, you’ll build a massive amount of knowledge at Sheffield pin meeting that will benefit you at all stages of your property journey. It may seem a bit scary the first time not knowing what to expect and who’ll be there. But if you come along you’ll find it friendly, welcoming, dry and ambient in temperature, with a chair to sit on! There will be a room full of other people who want the same thing. And guess what, there are enough opportunities for everyone. We even help each other get there.
Sheffield pin takes place on the second Wednesday of each month. You can be assured of a warm, friendly welcome and we look forward to working with you.