Auction Question Time
For many the auction room and it's associated protocols remain an environment unfamiliar to many property investors - which is a great shame as presents a major product sourcing opportunity.
The aim of this session is to dispell the myths and mystique - highlight the opportunities - and answer the questions you were perhaps reluctant to ask. So bring your questions and concerns but leave your cynicism at the door.
Holding the gavel at this session is Essential Information Group's founder David Sandeman and a panel of experienced auction industry practitioners that includes James Emson (Clive Emson), Andrew Brown (Strettons) & John Loudon (National Property Auctions/AHS).
Managing Director | Essential Information Group
David purchased his first property at auction in 1984 and has been involved in auctions ever since. In 1990 he set up the Essential Information Group ltd to report on every auction held in the UK.
E I Group provides its clients with information on every property coming to auction by way of database searches and email ‘elerts’- and maintains full information on past lots also.
David is highly respected as one of the UK's auction specialists and is regularly interviewed by the national media for comment on the property auction market. He works closely with Auctioneers to promote the industry.
Managing Director | Clive Emson Auctioneers
James Emson has been around the auction business all his life, having joined the family firm in 1991. He first took the rostrum in 1995 and has been the main auctioneer for the Sussex office since expanding the area covered in 2002. Since that time he has developed the Branch network into Hampshire, the West Country and this year opened the latest addition being Essex.
He is a member of the National Association of Estate agents (NAEA) and the National association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA).
John Loudon has been involved in property sales and letting for 9 years – and with Auction House Scotland for 5 years having previously established and operated a pre and post tenancy services business working with letting agents and private landlords.
His key role within AHS is creating partner relationships with estate agents, commercial agents, solicitors, sourcers/deal packagers, etc as well as building awareness of and a positive attitude to the use of auction throughout the property community.
AHS continues to build a strong brand and excellent reputation in the market with a focus on an effective and professional service resulting in market leading levels of sales conversion for our clients.
Andrew joined Strettons as Director of Auctions in January 2019. He has worked in the property industry for 22 years, with the last 16 years in property auctions. Andrew was previously Managing Director for a large national auctioneer and has held senior positions at three other top 10 auction houses.
During his career, Andrew has conducted over 300 auctions and during that time has sold in excess of £1BN of property from the rostrum. He has acted for a number of banks, building societies, LPA receivers, insolvency practitioners, asset managers, local authorities and NGOs in the disposal of large residential and commercial portfolios and high value distressed assets.
Away from the office Andrew enjoys playing rugby, cricket and golf (each with varying degrees of ineptitude), cooking and spending time with his wife and two sons. Andrew doesn’t like football; being a supporter of Newcastle United.