Meet the team.

In addition to our valued community members, our talented team are the beating heart of the entire PIP operation. They’re a friendly bunch and you can find out more about them right here.

Our Partners

Meet our passionate collective of PIP partners—those with the stories, knowledge and unique experience to push our community forward.

Portfolio landlord who has done over 300 purchases in the last 10 years. Prefer to buy and hold, Buy-refurb-refinance in higher yielding areas.

“Once defeated “Egghead” C.J. De Mooi in the tv quiz show “Revenge of the Egghead” (season 1 episode 29 if anyone wants to find it!). Passionate about PIP”

Adam Lawrence

Partner

Sue Sims bought her first buy-to-let property at 21, with 30 years experience and more than 40 properties in the Midlands.

Sue mentors new investors, has her own lettings agency / HMO management agency Genie Homes, a sourcing business. She’s also passionate about the benefits of social housing as a property business model.

“I have walked to the top of Big Ben”

Sue Sims

Partner

Shahbaz has bought and sold Lamborghinis, Nintendos, cookbooks, paper shredders, mobile phones, event tickets and more things than he can remember since he was 16…

He subsequently trained as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte whilst being a wedding photographer on the weekends.

Since 2015 he has built a gym, set up a land promotion business with sites ranging in size from 5 to 150 houses, has flipped over 20 properties and developed a block of 18 flats.

“I was the only accountant at my firm to ride a quad bike into work suited and booted”

Shahbaz Khokhar

Partner

Business owner based In UK with a group structure active across , Auctions, Estate Agency, Property Development and Construction

1200 properties transacted over the last 10 years. Owner of Unique Children’s Care Home Group. Investor in emerging Technologies

“I can’t straighten my arms fully”

Ross Harper

Partner

Our team.

Meet our team—a wonderful mix of talented individuals that deliver excitement, engagement, and professional value to the PIP community everyday. You’ll find an interesting fact or two here.

Dee did her degree in Marketing but somehow ended up in Property Management. She started investing in Buy-to-Let properties to build a small portfolio. Whilst spending 13 years of being in Property Management she then decided to return back to Marketing. Dee runs the day to day operations and marketing at PIP HQ!

“I enjoy travelling and one of my highlights was visiting the Pyramids in Egypt”

Dee Katwa

Head of Operations & Marketing

Mitchie Encabo

Administrator 

Ben represents two thirds of the KPA Property Family; a family owned and run business since 1948. They invest in Bristol, mainly in the HMO market. The KPA Group of companies operate in diverse market sectors including, B2B marketing, a Letting Agency (KPA Management) offering unique and passive solutions for Landlords and an Outsourcing and VA company called KPA Virtual.

“I played Rugby for County and District at Secondary School and whilst reading Mathematics at the University of Bristol, I was honoured to Captain my boxing team, as a fully licenced ABA boxer”

Ben Nicholls

Bristol Host

Angie represents two thirds of the KPA Property Family; a family owned and run business since 1948. They invest in Bristol, mainly in the HMO market. The KPA Group of companies operate in diverse market sectors including, B2B marketing, a Letting Agency (KPA Management) offering unique and passive solutions for Landlords and an Outsourcing and VA company called KPA Virtual.

“In 2008 I raised just under £2000 for a spinal injuries charity by swimming the channel”

Angie Nicholls

Bristol Host

Jessica has established and run multiple businesses spanning management consultancy, marketing and flip-flops. She is now a full time property developer and investor based on the South Coast of the UK. She specialises in taking multi-unit assets and developing them out within the commercial and residential markets.

“I am a bit of a nerd and have a PhD in materials science so if you ever want to geek out over something thats not property I’m your girl!”

Jessica Macaulay

London Host

Des Taylor is a portfolio Landlord and a co-founder of Landlord Licensing and Defence. He is an HMO Licence & Property Strategist, Defending Landlords & Letting Agents against Civil Financial Penalties and Rent Repayment Orders. Des Represents Landlords in Licensing and Planning Applications and Defending Civil Planning Contravention Notices. Des works with Landlords across England and Wales solving complex legal tenancy and regulations contraventions. Giving specialist advice, defence representation, inspection and audits for LACORs, HHSRS, and Licensing.
Des Taylor

London Host

Ex Welsh international footballer retired at the early age of just 27. At the time of his retirement he decided that property would be the best route for him.
Chris co-owns Performance Property Group, a business that helps sportsmen grow their property portfolios. Chris is based in the South Manchester region and specialises in single let properties, flips and portfolio purchases in Greater Manchester.
Performance Property Group are always working on numerous sites so if you have any questions about the local markets, refurbishments or finding projects, then Chris is the man to speak to.
Chris Ribeiro

Manchester Host

Portfolio landlord across the UK and Director of a Lettings Agency in Solihull

“I got 3 out 3 questions right on Science when taking on Daphne on the TV show Eggheads”

Nick Bond

Birmingham Host

Developer, Investor, Lettings in Commercials, HMOs, HA, B2L in Birmingham.

Creating Fabulous quality homes, working with nice tenants, sourcing recycled furnishing, strategising, maximising space & designs. Business & property Acquisitions/ Dealmaking. Author, doting mother & transformational therapist making an impact to better people’s lives.

“Under transformation! I am always under development, if it’s not my life in some way, it’s a building”

Angela Soong

Birmingham Host

We are a young family business, investing locally throughout Greater Manchester and Lancashire in Buy to Let & HMO. Specialising in distressed, probate, divorce or separation solutions, our mission is to create the best homes in our home town of Bolton, for deserving families & single parents.

“From the age of 10 to 14 I was the reigning champion 100m Sprinter in the UK, winning gold in all my competitions, until I sadly needed to retire due to injury in 2000”

Alicia Barlow

Manchester Host