Property tycoon Nick Leslau could soon be sharing his insight and business acumen with a Property Week reader.
One of Britain’s most successful property entrepreneurs, Nick will donate four days of his time to mentor the overall winner of the Bank of Scotland Corporate and Property Week £30 Million Search for Property Entrepreneurs.
In addition to the £10 million interest-free funding, time with Nick will provide the winning business with the extra edge it needs to realise its property dreams.
Nick is chairman and chief executive of the Prestbury Group, which owns real estate across the country, including Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Warwick Castle and Madame
Tussauds. Prestbury Group currently owns assets in the UK worth approximately £3.5bn, putting Nick in the perfect position to be able to advise up and coming entrepreneurs on what it takes to reach the top.
He said: ‘It’s vital that we support and encourage property entrepreneurs in this country, which is why I’m delighted to be involved in this search.
‘An injection of £10 million would have made a huge difference when I was growing my business.
‘I’d encourage any local property entrepreneurs to enter the search and I can’t wait to begin working alongside one of the businesses to see how I can help and what advice I can offer.’
Nick has also offered some strong advice to budding property entrepreneurs: ‘Entrepreneurs work very hard at finding reasons to do a deal, whereas non-entrepreneurs find lots of reasons not to do a deal. Property entrepreneurs need drive, courage and the ability to spot and take an opportunity. I would also recommend against looking at property on a nice sunny day and never fall in love with a piece of real estate – this is an investment, after all.’
Ray Robertson, head of real estate at Bank of Scotland Corporate, added: ‘The possibility of Nick Leslau spending time mentoring a local business is a terrific boost and will provide a huge incentive for property entrepreneurs. Nick has a proven and unrivalled track record in the property industry and will be able to provide invaluable insight into what is needed to become a successful property entrepreneur.’
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