Investing in holiday destinations. Can you have your cake and eat it?


Date: Friday 12-04-2019
Room: 2
Time: 17:25
Duration: 40
Cost: £0.00
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It’s an enticing prospect. Own a holiday home. Rent it out when you can and use it when you can’t.

Can you really make money be doing this? How? How much can you use the property before it hurts your rentals? How does a holiday home compare with income from “pure investments”? Where works best?

... and will you still be able to do this in the EU post (yawn!) Brexit?

Participants will include Edwin Hanssen (Florens Resort - Switzerland), Fred Pickens (Harvest Home Realty - USA), Mehmet Kozansoy (Property NC - Cyprus) and Richard Keukelaar ( RPS Bodrum - Turkey).

Speaker Profiles

Fred Pickens

In 1995, Fred Pickens became a licensed Realtor and started working with Westdale Better Homes, concentrating on residential and commercial properties, where he quickly developed a deep understanding and appreciation for urban properties in Western Michigan.

Following spells with both First Equity and Keys Realty, today he is heading Harvest Homes Realty LLC in Southfield Mi.

Fred is currently the President of the Detroit Association of Realtors; member of the Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR); and member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR). In addition, he is a certified short sale expert, specialize in REO and bank owned properties, HUD approved broker and enthusiastically services the tri-county area!

Edwin Hanssen

Edwin Hanssen is Real Estate Sales Manager for Lake Resort Interlaken AG Oberried (Florens Resort).

A private retreat at the best waterfront location on Lake Brienz, surrounded by untouched nature, paired with the comforts of a first-class hotel. All of this and much more are on offer at the exclusive holiday apartments of Florens Resort & Suites, which will be completed in 2021 at one of the few available lakeside properties in Switzerland. The 155 apartments have an exquisite view of Lake Brienz and its impressive mountainous backdrop of the Bernese Alps, providing a unique retreat that unites elegance with sustainability. 

Mehmet Kozansoy

Mehmet Kozansoy founded Property NC over 15 years ago.

Today PropertyNC is the leading media resource for those interested in promoting and finding investment property in North Cyprus.

Their magazine is the leading print title for property in the TRNC while their website offers an extensive search engine for North Cyprus real estate.


Richard Keukelaar

RPS specialise in real estate consultancy and development in the Bodrum / Mugla region of Turkey. 

Richard is a key member of their sales team - providing advice and guidance to non-Turkish buyers.