In the last decade Claire & Alastair have built a successful portfolio of buy-to-let properties. After attending the 3 day Property Developers Secrets course run by Andi Cooke & Lloyd Girardi of Whitebox Property Solutions in 2017, they were inspired to scale up and increase their portfolio by following a Build to Rent development strategy.
Joining the Whitebox mastermind programme Claire learnt how to become a property developer, and armed with the right skills she set about making that vision become a reality. Over the course of the next year Claire analysed 100’s of sites, many of which didn’t stack up financially given the competitive market in her target area. Despite a couple offers being accepted, like many deals they didn’t work out and then in early 2019 things took a turn in direction…
Analysing deals quickly and easily Claire started to helping others to do the same and in February of 2019 she was asked to join Jon McDermott, Town Planning Expert www.tpexpert.org as a guest at his planning bootcamp in Malta where his mentees would find sites & land so they could scale up their own businesses whilst Claire supported the process, offering advice and quickly crunching the numbers for them.
Attending the Planning bootcamp was a thought provoking time for Claire, after trying to find solutions that made deals easier to analyse deals and give back some valuable time she realised there wasn’t much if anything available that was both affordable and tailored for property developers, let alone a single solution that does it all!
MyPDA was born and Claire set about turning her idea into reality by building the MyPDA platform with features that help property developers. MyPDA leverages software automation, building on our expertise, along with the expert know how provided by our business partners Andi Cooke and Lloyd Girardi who are both successful property developers and mentors to their Whitebox Property Solutions community @ www.whiteboxps.com
Founder and Managing Director
MyPDA is the brainchild of Claire, she is the founder and managing director of MyPDA bringing the platform to the Property Development Industry. A credit risk professional and seasoned business consultant who has worked with multinational corporations for over 25 years, leading and supporting successful change programmes. Claire’s expertise focuses on process reengineering, creating high performing results driven teams, all of which is underpinned by automated software that is specifically designed and implemented to maximise the opportunity to work smarter and deliver £m efficiencies.
Alastair is the company Finance Director. A Chartered Management Accountant since 1999, Alastair is the numbers guy! During Alastair’s professional career he has been responsible for budgets of hundreds of millions for a number of leading international corporations. Alastair loves what he does and brings his wealth of expertise and experience to MyPDA.
Business Development Director
Andi brings to MyPDA an extensive range of expertise with all things Property Development. As founder of Redbox since 2007, Andi established his construction company growing the business from the ground up and leading his construction teams in the build and completion of multiple development projects whilst overseeing the end to end process and full project management, right from conception to completion. Since 2014 he has scaled up and now employs a skilled team who manage the day to day site and project management for the multiple contracts that are regularly in progress. Empowering his team to manage Redbox has enabled Andi to focus his time on helping and educating others to be successful property developers.
Sales & Marketing Director
Lloyd Girardi, along with Andi, are both elite members of the property community in the UK and benefit from a huge network that they have built up over an impressive short space of time. They have created a successful portfolio of property related businesses and a formidable reputation within the property industry. Lloyd is a well respected public speaker and top 10 author of the acclaimed book Property Development where he shares his journey with the wider community. Lloyd loves helping people to identify and value land as this is the most important part in any development, helping developers to avoid the pitfalls and be successful in property development.
Together Andi and Lloyd now own an impressive portfolio of successful property related businesses that they’ve built up since joining forces back in 2014. They both bring their extensive knowledge, experience and resources to MyPDA. Andi & Lloyd continue to help and support other property developers everyday through their education company and their mastermind programme, where they regularly share their experiences, warts and all!
A Shared VisionClaire, Alastair, Andi and Lloyd all share the MyPDA vision to revolutionise the property developers experience. Our team synergies and diverse, but relevant expertise means that MyPDA can do just that. Our MyPDA user community can use the platform with the confidence that it has been designed just for property developers by property developers!
MyPDA helps support charities who provide vital research into finding vaccines and a cure for Breast Cancer.
Supporting this research is important for company founder Claire, who received a Breast Cancer diagnosis back in January 2012.
With the help and support of surgeons, specialists, nurses, close family and friends she was fortunate to have won the battle after what was one of the most challenging and scary times of her life. Surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy all took their toll on the mind and body but with her dogged character she got through a year of intensive treatment and came out the other side both mentally and physically stronger.
A diagnosis like this can have a long-lasting impact on all those impacted… often leaving unanswered questions like “what does the all clear really mean, is there really such a thing?” Cancer makes you think twice about everything, and it also had a profound effect on how Claire re-evaluated life and she is now even more driven to achieve a better work life balance and gain a greater sense of wellbeing for her and her family.
Through the MyPDA platform Claire is passionate about sharing the opportunity so that everyone, including property developers can save time so they too can also benefit from a better work life balance throughout their journey to financial independence and the rest of their lives.
Through MyPDA we support related and worthy causes including Against Breast Cancer which researches secondary breast cancer which is the main cause of breast cancer related deaths. Breast cancer seems to affect more of us than ever before, whether directly or indirectly. It does not discriminate against race, religion or gender, whether that be our Wives, Daughters, Mothers or Sisters or our Husbands, Fathers, Brothers or Sons.
At MyPDA we are passionate about supporting this research. Here are some of the charities that we and our members sponsor...