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

Nicole originally started in retail giving her 8 years experience in customer service and administration. She recently relocated from Hastings to Birmingham in 2020 and is enjoying her new life in the city. Nicole now runs the day to day administration for PIP.

"For someone from a small seaside town, it is amazing to have the opportunity to connect with such a diverse community and learn so much along the way."

Nicole Bicar

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

Full time property developer, after a 23 year career as a police detective. My focus is on breathing new life into tired old commercial buildings, providing fresh new starter homes in the South of England.

“On my bucket list is to build my own house in the countryside

Samantha Beddoe

Southampton Host

Sarah Smith is an ex-Solicitor turned property investor who has been investing in property since 2004. Her portfolio is made up largely of single lets and hmos on the south coast.

“I am a Blue Peter badge holder and have met Tom Cruise”

Sarah Smith

Southampton Host

Karen helps those new to the industry define their vision and craft a how to blueprint to take them down their pathway to success. Karen also works with HNWIs wanting to build a sustainable property business in the Reading area. Karen can be engaged on an interim / advisory basis.

“Did you know I hold a full motorcycle license and used to ride a classic Triumph”

Karen Stanbridge

Southampton 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