TESTIMONIALS

These testimonials are from the period of 2009 onwards. They relate to property investment opportunities carried out by the directors at Crowd with Us, both before & after the inception of the Crowd with Us platform. The testimonials cannot be seen as a guarantee that you will experience the same results as they relate to a different time period and different properties and in some instances different types of investments. They are however genuine testimonials of the respective investors or property owners and their experience in working with the directors of Crowd with Us.

As a British citizen with foreign income, it is increasingly difficult for me to apply for a buy-to-let. I think CWU is a great way to diversify my portfolio.
I was surprised at how easy it was to invest! The process via the website made me feel at ease after the assessment, to make sure this investment was right for me.  I would never be able to afford a buy-to-let in London. Now I have, with all the benefits and without the hassle! I intend to invest a lump sum each year and enjoy watching my investment grow.

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Mr Rob Wilkinson has been a professional colleague of mine for the past 7 years. I invested £50,000 with Rob in March 2014. It was the best investment decision I have made to date. At present I have made £8000 from my £50,000 investment.
During the initial investment process Rob was very efficient, organised and his knowledge of the property market is second to none. I also found Rob to be very approachable and any queries, concerns or questions I put to him, he was very quick to respond with a very open, and honest reply. This put me at ease and left me with
a clear understanding of how and where my money was going to be invested.
I receive the interest from my investment per calendar month. This provides me with a monthly income which I use to fund different investment opportunities, so that my savings continue to grow.
My £50,000 is secured by way of a second legal charge on the property where the money is invested. I have a copy of the Register of Title from the Land Registry, showing proof of my charge on the property. In addition my money is secured by a Loan Agreement. Solicitors have drawn up an agreement which states the interest due to me (the lender) per calendar month and the notice period I must give to receive the money back in full (3 months in this case).
I invested my savings with Rob because I was getting no or little returns from putting my savings into a stocks and shares, set up by my financial advisor. I wanted better returns from my hard earned savings and now, that is exactly what Im getting!
Kind Regards Wayne Fitzpatrick

Read More Wayne Lee Fitzpatrick - Hale, Cheshire.

I met Rob Wilkinson through a good friend and colleague of mine who I have and currently still share investments with. From the onset of meeting Rob I found him approachable, honest, friendly as well as professional, accurate and extremely knowledgeable on the investments we had planned to discuss. I was more than happy to go ahead with two separate investments which I was kept up to date on constantly and made a good profit, as advised and planned on both. I have no doubts when I say that I would always be more than happy to invest with Rob again and would be happy to recommend anything he does as the real deal.

All the best Cheers

Dimitri

Read More Dimitri - London

I met Thor Portress in May 2014, having been recommended by a friend and found him very friendly and approachable.
After listening to his projects he had regarding investing, I was very impressed by not only his achievements but the opportunity he was offering to enable me to build up my retirement fund!!
If anybody was to ask me whether they should invest with Thor, I would not hesitate to say YES.

Michael
Bracknell

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I have known Thor for a few years, in which time we co-invested in a property deal together. We worked on a joint venture on a property in Old Kent Road in 2011. The seller was weeks from being repossessed as her mortgage had expired and she had nowhere to go. Thor came up with the angle in order to ward off the bank and sell the property in a win/win/win fashion for the seller, for us and for the bank.

I learnt how to do business transparently and how to deal with third parties under the pressures and time constraints of adverse circumstances. We made a strong return on capital invested (refurbishment, legal expenses etc) and more importantly the vendor made more than she otherwise would have. We have since worked on further deals and I can honestly say not only a great chap, but a very credible individual to do business with.

Daniel A Jenyo,
London

Read More Daniel A Jenyo - London

During 2012 I met Thor at a property investor’s networking event, and was most impressed by his enthusiastic and different approach to property investing based on the principals used by some of the world’s most wealthy property entrepreneurs. I subsequently heard him give very articulate and informative talks on his subject.

Having been in the property investment business since 1970 with varying degrees of success combined with a very destructive divorce, I was faced with having to sell up part of my business. Fortunately, I realised some capital to rebuild my income and pension.

Being a bit reluctant to get involved in partnerships, I started to look at one of his proposed ventures in North London and realised he had excellent negotiation skills and a perception of seeing investment opportunities in what I would have normally run a mile from. I also came to appreciate that he, working with tenacity and a very shrewd business sense, was able to organise via solicitors a very lucrative medium term contract between us to buy the property.

We worked together, and did a deal in December 2013. It was not without problems and difficulties, but Thor worked through them with great ability to resolve whatever difficulty arose and we are now seeing our deal becoming most profitable for both of us.

Frankly, I would recommend anyone seeking a lucrative investment to take time to study what Crowd with Us may have available for you to invest in.

Bob Parker
Cambridgeshire

Read More Bob Parker - Cambridgeshire

In 2003 Rob and I started working for the Saudi Royal Family on their private yachts. Over the course of the following 5 years working together, we became very good friends.
 
I was always interested in hearing about the property deals that Rob was involved in and when an opportunity came for me to invest in 2011, I did.
 
Over the next three years I invested in a large development, and several smaller properties. When the time came to settling down with my new wife in Sydney, I recalled my investment to put the money into my own family home.
 
The return I made was significantly more than if I had left the money in the bank or invested it myself. When my personal financial situation allows, I look forward to investing once again with Rob.

Sincerely,

Captain Patrick Walsh,
Sydney Harbour Pilot,
Sydney, Australia.

Read More Captain Patrick Walsh - Sydney, Australia

I’ve known Thor for almost 7 yrs and have invested funds in a joint venture (JV) with him and I introduced him to my own associates as I like the simple, honest approach he provides to investing. Being busy with life and my own career as Business Analyst I have not got time to do go out there and do my own property investing.  With this in mind what he offers is a rate of return that is far better than any bank and is safe as houses as everything is done officially and professionally.
 
My medium term investment with him is providing a return of over 25% per annum in monthly income and capital growth. This deal is still on-going and I expect that when this JV has run its course I will reinvest all the profits into the next deal that fits my hands-off criteria.
 
Thor is a very personable person and Im glad to on occasions have also spent some social time with him. He explains a deal simply and is very transparent about what would be required. He is also very professional at all times and will ensure you have the safeguards that are required in investing.
 
The deal he creates are not just great for the investor but also the seller as he is very ethical and will only setup a deal if it’s suitable for all parties.
 
If your’e looking for people to invest with, I would highly recommend Crowd with US
as you’ll be investing in a deal that is both financially and morally rewarding. In addition you get to work with someone you’ll be proud to call a friend.

U Shah
Birmingham

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I was recommended to Thor by my lawyer when I was looking for help to redevelop my house.
 
I would like to say he was extremely reliable and diligent in managing the project and resulted in me selling my house for a very healthy profit.

Very happy seller.

Steve Long
Denham,
South Buckinghamshire

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Thor…[was] very efficient  in helping us to sell our family members property. We like the open, honest and ethical approach and we were grateful … they could provide us a cash sale which completed in a few weeks! Thank you very much for all your help guys.

Viv, Hardy Road,
Wimbledon, London

Read More Viv, Hardy Road - Wimbledon, London

I had the property on the market for 18 months. Then I looked at your system and it worked! It is the best financial decision I have ever made. Now that I look back on it, it was handled with such such great care by Thor and the team...
 
There were moments of stress which I just couldn’t deal with before you came along, but you took all that stress away. What I liked about it was that actually I made all the decisions. You gave me all the ideas, but it was me who was in charge of my
property and making the final decision. I had great guidance along the way, and can’t recommend it high enough!

Aarti,
De Vere Gardens,
Kensington,
London

(Owner Joint Venture Sale)

Read More Aarti - Kensington, London

Thank you for the purchase of my property. The sale took place within four weeks as a cash purchase. I am grateful to you both for not only packing and removal from the property to my new residence but also friendly and accommodating service. I would happily recommend both of you and your company to anybody who wishes to sell their property.

Suresh Rampersad,
Credenhill St,
London

Read More Suresh Rampersad - Credenhill St, London

…Thor made the whole process very easy to sell my property. It was quick and thorough and it was a decision I took for all sorts of reasons to sell my house. You were so understanding and thoughtful towards my situation which helped me to figure out the right decision. I genuinely don’t think I could have found a better company.

Tricia Jarvis,
Marmion Close,
Chingford, London

Read More Tricia Jarvis - Chingford, London

I have been investing with Thor since early 2014.  So far Ive invested in 2 deals and am continuing to invest with Crowd with Us.  I’ve been very happy with my experience as an investor.  Thor is very approachable, transparent, open and methodical.  He is very willing to explain the deal in as much detail as you like to hear. 

I’ve had the opportunity to attend planning meetings with EA’s and development teams and also on-site visits.  Thor takes the time to get to know his investors and build relationships which makes it a great experience investing with him.

Mary Toolan,
Ireland

Read More Mary Toolan - Ireland

I am the Managing Director of MagenTys, a software testing consultancy in London. I am very interested in property and have managed to build a reasonable portfolio over time. However, as I am not time rich, I have had to do it by relying on people I trust in the industry.

I met Thor Portess in 2009 and his knowledge and experience was very obvious to me straight away. He would look at any potential deal from all angles and is very creative to find the best solution for all parties concerned (sellers, buyers and investors). He is a very straight and honest bloke who has helped many.

Our first deal was in 2010 and he has been a pleasure to work with since. Not only has Thor helped me on good deals but he has helped me stay away from the bad ones. I highly recommend Thor to any investors who want to make their money work securely with minimum fuss.

Because of my experience to date, I have no hesitation recommending Crowd with Us as a way to invest for anyone who wants to make their money work securely with minimum fuss.

Marwan,
London

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Niall James Molloy

Cape Town, Western Cape – South Africa.

ROV Pilot / Electro Technical Officer

I have known Rob Wilkinson for over 10 years now. We’ve sailed together on a number of the worlds largest privately owned yachts. I met Rob in his early 20’s and he’s been involved in real estate since before that time and ever since. Rob is a born leader, and is well respected by all who sail under his command, I was enthused to hear about his new venture – Crowd With Us. If I were getting into the property market in London then Rob would be my go to man to navigate me through and knowing his character like I do, I’d have the utmost confidence in making investments with him, or under advice given by him.


Read More Niall James Molloy - Cape Town, SA.

We are active, established property investors in our own right and met Thor through property networking circles in London where he was presenting at some of the property conferences.  We were impressed by his specialist expertise in property particularly as he was buying at a time that was quite difficult for conventional investors.  We found a deal in Enfield which required expertise to structure in order to assist the seller, due to their situation with having a lot of debt secured on the property as a result of the property crash.
 
Thor structured the deal in a win-win situation that helped the seller move on.  In fact, it was such a great deal that we invested all of the funds into the property with Thor putting in the time to put the deal together and structure the contracts with the lawyers.
 
We still own the property jointly with Thor today which has gone up significantly in value since it was bought in August 2012.  We also make a steady income from the rent, which is extra income for our family.
 
Based on our experience and how well this investment has gone for us, we have no hesitation recommending to anyone to invest with Crowd with Us.

 
Pete and Arlette
North London

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I met one of the founders, Thor, seven years ago at a UK property seminar. In 2014 an opportunity arose to develop and sell a property in Tottenham by way of a joint venture with the owner.  

The property owner was glad and relieved when she was told that there was a way to have her property developed by professionals and that it would not cost her a pound of her own money. This was important to her as the property had previously been run down by tenants who started a hydroponic factory in the house! She was happy to have the hassle taken off her and have her property developed by professionals without any stress.

At all times, the seller was treated with utmost respect, empathy and understanding as the team decided upon the best course of action whilst giving the vendor a clear choice of options. The joint venture went smoothly from start to finish and the owner was kept informed at all times as the development progressed.

Ultimately, the property owner got more than the market value for her property. I as the investor realised a decent return /profit on my money and the young couple who bought the house totally love it and are proud to call it their new home.  A win-win for all parties involved as it should be.

Thats what one receives when working with Thor and the team at Crowd with Us. I look forward to investing in more opportunities with Crowd with Us as they arise."

Raj Khedun
North London

Read More Raj Khedun - North London

We met Thor through his prominence in the residential circuit and built up a relationship with him based on his proactive mindset to conducting business. We both work in the financial industry (Investment banking and Asset management) and were looking for our first opportunity to put some of our savings to work.
 
After initial discussions, Thor was able to show us an opportunity that we found attractive enough to invest in. The deal involved purchasing a rundown house and renovating it whilst also splitting a plot from the original deeds to produce a separate plot where another house could be built.
 
We invested in July 2013 and within a year we had achieved sale of the original house (renovated) and planning permission to build on the remaining plot. This was a good outcome. The project opened up our eyes to the opportunities that can exist in the market, as we were able to achieve some really good returns.

Bhavin and Fahim
London

Read More Bhavin and Fahim - London

I contacted Thor having seen him present at various London property network meetings, also being aware he was a go-to guy on joint venture type property deals. I’d invested in a number of bridging deals etc and I’m always looking for investment opportunities. Thor presented an opportunity that I invested in last year (2014) with the loan maturing earlier this year. (2015)
 
The property was in Denham/West London and I took a site visit out of interest to see property / meet owner. I’m very happy with the return I made which is many multiples of what you could possibly make in a building society etc. Thor structured the deal so it was no / low risk and is extremely detail orientated so you feel comfortable this is as, ‘de-risked’ as possible.
 
I would say (1) he knows his stuff (2) he delivers what he says he will (3) he is honest and transparent. I think you are sometimes lucky to find one of those attributes so best to grab the opportunity when you see all 3. Based on this experience, I’d wholeheartedly recommend doing business with Thor and the guys at Crowd with Us.

Eric Forward, London.

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Seller Testimonials

The following testimonials are from the period between 2009 to 2015 and relate to some of the sellers who the directors of Crowd with Us bought properties from.

“First of all, thank you very much for being as fast and expedient as you promised you would be. It took within 4 weeks to complete and everything that was said was done. I will make sure I recommend you to people who I know and anyone I don’t know. Most of all I’m thankful that the completion came much faster than anticipated due to your resourcefulness and your professionalism. I will definitely recommend you and I wish you all the best in future endeavours!”

Milos Dimitrijevic,
Earls Court Rd, London

Read More Milos Dimitrijevic - Earls Court Rd, London

Why am I so confident about “Crowd with Us?” I’ve had the privilege to view one of the Founders Thor Portess in action in 2010 when I first met him in regard to selling my flat in Kensington. Due to Thor and his Teams ethical approach, I reinvested the proceeds in other deals Thor and his partners have found in London. The profits we have realised have significantly improved the quality of my life already. Basically I work less and earn more freeing me the time to do the things that I love and am passionate about.  I have always felt secure with my money as property lawyers are used in doing the contracts. In fact I’ve been so happy with these London deals that when more funds are available, I will without hesitation invest more in “Crowd with Us”


Aarti Shah,
Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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