Set up in 2012, Propski has been a storming success as we move into our 8th year.
The first year saw 100 people from over 40 different companies being brought together for a week of sun, skiing, competing, networking and entertainment in the French Alpine resort of Val Thorens for PropSki 2013. Demand for PropSki has truly snowballed in recent years and in January 2019 we hosted our biggest and best trip to-date, we took over Chamonix with over 400 property professionals.
It’s simple really…provide a fresh new look at building relationships within the industry. Set in the Alps in an informal & inclusive setting, the event offers a unique opportunity for surveyors and property professionals to meet, compete and network with peers in the property industry.
To have a wide representation from the property industry with multi-disciplined professional attendance from both event sponsors and trip attendees. Our aim is to have the widest representation of property professionals of any event in the property calendar - from entry level to CEO across all disciplines. We try to create an unparalleled inclusive atmosphere which is enhanced year-on-year. Since PropSki’s inaugural trip in 2013 attendance targets have been surpassed each year, with over 300 attendees in 2018. We expect 350+ in 2019
To further grow an annual and widely recognised event in the property calendar which is seen as an opportunity for both companies and individuals to gain exposure and positive association, on top of developing and maintaining business relationships. The ultimate goal is to facilitate new business through the PropSki network.
By sharing the benefits of a group booking we can keep prices low, we aim to attract all ages throughout the industry without pricing out the younger generation of property professionals. PropSki doesn’t exist to turn over a profit, but rather re-invests its proceeds to improve the following year’s trip.
As an Industry Partner of LandAid, we donate annually. This year PropSki donated over £15,000 to our charity parnters LandAid and Elifar with the ambition to be able to increase this year on year.
MEET THE TEAM
Rupert runs Avison Young’s startup accelerator programme, helping tech startups gain traction in the market and helping the business to adapt to - and survive in - the changing technological landscape. He was responsible for organising the University of Leeds' Snowsport trips and worked with Will in running the Varsity racing.
Paul is a Director at Paragon and has headed up the Building Surveying department for their new Bristol office since it opened in November 2018. Paul now splits his time between both the London and Bristol offices mainly managing the due diligence on multi-asset portfolio transactions and fund / bank monitoring. Paul is a LandAid ambassador and a member of the South West board. Paul has taken his love of the mountains as far as the highest point in Russia (Mt. Elbrus) – summitting with a small group of property professionals in August 2017.
Laura works as Deputy Director of Sales at The Argyll Club which is a London centric business focused on luxury and service in an exponentially growing market in the serviced office sector. Her love of snowboarding grew whilst VP at Uni and helped coordinate many university trips including Varisty and SKUM. Laura also increased her resort knowledge in France after multiple seasons which has helped grow crucial relations in resort.
Robert is a Graduate Surveyor at Savills and is currently on a rotational programme gaining a broad range of experience across the business. He graduated from the University of Reading in 2018 and does his best to immerse himself in all things skiing. He was President of the University Snowsports society, organising and running a number of university ski trips and has also worked as a holiday rep in the Alps providing him with an in depth knowledge of many of the best Alpine hot spots.
Becks works at Rapleys in the investment team providing advice on the acquisition & disposal of assets across the UK. She identifies opportunities, highlights asset management potential and provides valuation & rental advice to clients, principally focusing on the out-of-town retail & alternative sectors. Becks is a keen skier & mountain lover - always up for a challenge, she has most recently climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and holds a GWR for playing the highest game of cricket ever played!
Rachel is a Development Manager at Sheet St. Founded in 2018, Sheet Street act as development partners in the property sector, working closely with owners, operators and investors, assisting on everything from site and portfolio Acquisition through to Project and Development Management. Her previous roles in financial viability and planning allow her to advise clients on all aspects of schemes prospects. Having skied across most of France, she knows the best locations for apres beers and cheese fondue.
Hen is a Senior Development Manager in the regeneration team at U+I. U+I is a regeneration developer, with a £11 billion development portfolio of complex mixed-use, community focused regeneration projects and a £154 million investment portfolio in the London City Region, Manchester and Dublin.