The Property Graduate
The show for aspirational property developers and investors.
Whether you have experience in property developing or not, Property Graduate is open to everybody who thinks they can become The Property Graduate 2023.
The prize itself is forming a property company with well know property developer and investor John Howard, with the winner being given 50% of the shares.
John, will make up-to £1million available to the company to purchase a property and the winner of Property Graduate 2023 will have 12 months in which to find a project for that company to invest in.
The Property Graduate will receive 50% share of the profit and potentially have a John as a business partner for life.
It’s not a job offer, there is no salary involved and John would always recommend that the Property Graduate should keep their current job and look for deals at the same time.
The process of becoming the Property Graduate 2023 is a 3 part process:
1) The Interviews (6th March 2023)
2) The Challenge (13th March 2023)
3) The Deal (3rd April 2023)
In order to choose the Property Graduate 2023, John is going to be abley assisted by two fantastic women who have vast experience in property and finance.
Kirsty Darkins who is a Chartered Commercial Surveyor by profession, starting in property in 1999 and having worked for blue chip companies including Boots and CBRE. She now focuses on helping property investors and SSAS pension holders understand how to invest in commercial property.
Then there is Fiona Talbot who has been a property developer for many years. She has vast experience in the industry and has a reputation for a no nonsense approach which means every entrant needs to come with their A game.
Last but not least it is important to say that it’s not necessarily going to be the person with the most property experience that wins The Property Graduate 2023. It may well be someone with no property experience but has lots of potential in the eyes of Kirsty, Fiona and John.
The show will be filmed though-out March in Canary Wharf.
To apply to Property Graduate 2023 click the 'Apply' button at the bottom of this page.
Applications close 1st March
The show is comprised of three main stages:
1 . The Interviews
2 . The Challenge
3 . The Deal
Each of the stages will be judged by John Howard and his two trusted advisors, Fiona Talbot and Kirsty Darkins, who both have decades worth of property experience behind them.
Fiona Talbot has been growing her property company for over 2 decades. Having started with just £4,000 she invests in mixed property assets and has now build a significant balance sheet of over £20million worth of assets 100% privately owned by her.
Fiona advocates value investing principles as a means of growth. Looking for the value creation or improvement in deals while protecting any potential downside.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, she graduated from the University of Melbourne before coming to the UK in 1998. She originally worked as an analyst, preparing reports in the Business Analysis and Reporting team for the board and has a background in audit and accountancy.
Kirsty Darkins is a Chartered Commercial Surveyor by profession, starting in property in 1999 and having worked for blue chip companies including Boots and CBRE. An expert in commercial property management, I have a broad range of property and business experience having built, led and developed teams managing multi million commercial and residential property portfolios.
In 2016 Kirsty set up her own property consultancy and began investing in apartments on a Rent to Rent basis in Nottingham, running them as Serviced Accommodation.
She also launched Progressive Property Network, a monthly network meeting in Birmingham to build a strong investor network and collaborate with others. She now focuses on helping property investors and SSAS pension holders understand how to invest in commercial property.