ABOUT US

MAX PROPERTY GROUP

Max Property Group was founded by a team of real estate professionals from various countries in Europe. Our backgrounds include real estate development, running estate agencies, owning mortgage advisories and structuring real estate funds.

The idea was always to create property funds where people could invest from as little as €1,000, but this proved to be complicated due to regulatory restrictions between countries.

This is why, after launching several property funds successfully, Max Crowdfund was created. Via Max Crowdfund, once the regulatory licenses are obtained, anyone can invest from as little as €100 in real estate investments in which they are allowed to invest.

Again this is restricted by regulations of each jurisdiction we operate in, but eventually our goal is to allow anyone to invest in any real estate investment opportunity around the world. Not an easy task, but one we are determined to accomplish.

DIRECTORS

Mark Lloyd

Managing Director (CEO)
Mark has grown six successful businesses, two of which have been sold on the open market. He owns a property sourcing company which looks for undervalued property deals throughout the United Kingdom as well as Property Mastery Academy, which is a private training, mentoring and seminar giving organisation that educates property investors across the UK.
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Anne Visser

Director of Operations (COO)
Anne has made a career in logistical management. After completing his Dutch military service, he held several senior managerial positions, including the last 25 years in the role of logistics manager at the SWA in Alphen aan den Rijn. SWA has 500 employees and is the market leader in the production and distribution of B2B promotional displays. Anne has been involved with Max Property Group since its early days and led the purchase, refurbishment and rental of the test case in Rotterdam in 2015.

Erwin van Kekem

Director of Technology (CTO)
Erwin has enjoyed a lengthy career spanning over two decades in software development. He was one of the founding partners and drivers behind Collin Crowdfund, currently the largest crowdfunding lending platform in the Netherlands. Erwin is now leading the development of Max Crowdfund and its integration with the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
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Gustavo Rota

Member of the Board of Advisors
Gustavo is running the Rota Family office and is a highly experienced property investor. Through his past as a trader he has travelled to many countries and has made important business relationships that are still with him today. Gustavo speaks Spanish, Italian, English and Dutch and is originally from Argentina.

Hendrik Stegenga

Member of the Board of Advisors
After a long career with Coopers & Lybrand, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM, amongst others, Hendrik is now a self-employed Certified Board Member. Business integrity is fundamental for Hendrik with strong interest in financial management to maintain healthy organisations. Hendrik shows also a strong awareness of broader social responsibility, e.g. via active participation in charity projects in Kenya (www.saidiakwale.com) and in the role of Boardmember of the cooperative "Zon op Amersfoort" to contribute to local sustainability.

Felix Berkhout

Member of the Board of Advisors
Felix started his career at Alex Beleggersbank. Afterwards, Felix fulfilled the role of managing director at various companies on an interim basis. Since January 2018 Felix is the General Manager of EasyBroker BV. From his work Felix has extensive experience with business operations in general and financial regulations in particular. In his spare time Felix likes to play hockey and golf. His passion also includes scuba diving, traveling and reading. Felix is also a member / participant Investment Society and member of business club “Industrieële Groote Club” (Amsterdam).
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Wai-Yee Schmidt

Member of the Board of Advisors
Wai-yee is an attorney turned investor with a diversified and versatile portfolio of active and passive investments ranging from real estate, equities market to direct investments in tech companies and angel investing to stakes in tightly-held, highly profitable funds in the US. Her real estate portfolio includes rental properties in Germany and internationally. Wai-yee has been an active real estate investor since 2010. She owned a successful flip business remodeling and selling apartments in Frankfurt, Germany. Wai-yee also owns a business consulting/coaching company propelling businesses and leaders into a legacy of sustainability and permanence.
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Jan Angel

Business Development Manager
Jan began as an intern in the early days of the Max Crowdfund platform development, but quickly decided to take a break from his education at the Rotterdam Business School in order to pursue his interest in international business, blockchain technology and real estate investing. He now manages the intern team and is responsible for the recruitment and training of the Know Your Customer (KYC) team, translation team and community builders in their respective countries.
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Julia van der Kooij

Public Relations & Content Manager
Julia is the content manager of Max Property Group. During her previous job she found out that she really liked to create content and she wanted to use this experience to spread information about ‘the first real estate crowdfunding platform powered on blockchain technology’. She joined the team, because she truly believes Max Crowdfund has a great potential. In this way, she is able to expand her knowledge about real estate and crowdfunding platforms. She is responsible for all the written content in our websites, newsletters and in articles on relevant websites.
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Fabian Zwaan

Marketing Development Manager
Fabian is an ambitious and commercially-minded individual. With his background in Sales, Fabian hopes to approach his content marketing work from a different angle. In addition to his professional career, Fabian has also successfully founded his own podcast through which he has developed skills in communication, social advertising and content creation. His added value at Max Property Group is to come up with and execute new developments with the goal of increasing our organization's brand awareness sixfold.
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Marc Bakker

Online Marketing Manager
Marc is online marketing manager and will be responsible for the online visibility of the Group and our MCF platform. Marc's main reason for joining MPG is the fact that he believes real estate crowdfunding is one of the most innovative ways of creating a passive income, and that the concept has an amazing potential.
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Ricardo Cathalina

Allround IT Specialist
Ricardo is an ambitious and intelligent problem solver. He has a background in IT and is a true crypto-enthusiast. As such he has been deeply invested in the cryptocurrency revolution since early 2017. He believes decentralized finance, fintech and blockchain in general have the power to disrupt many markets thereby empowering the masses. Max property group's unique proposition, combining two alternative financial concepts namely blockchain and crowdfunding motivated him to join the team. He assists the team in solving IT issues and supports in the development of Max Crowdfund.
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Hilko Czenki

Assistant Sales Manager
Hilko is the Assistant sales manager at the Max Property Group. With a background in different kinds of sales, he assists Jan with everything. His significant interests in marketing and sales are what brought him to the company. He strives to make substantial steps towards the progress of the company. Besides sales, he assists where he can. He has done some works for the financial logistics side of the company and the creative side of content production. As a hobby, he produces art projects in his free time, focusing on Photo-based art.
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Roos van Beek

Marketing Intern
Roos just gained her bachelor’s degree in International Studies at Leiden University and is currently working as an intern within the Marketing & Public Relations team of Max Property Group. The international aspect of MPG is what initially compelled her, and nowadays, she is part of the process of making the company more known in the Netherlands and abroad. Moreover, she believes that Max Property Group is the perfect company to learn more about investing in real estate and crowdfunding, and she is very enthusiastic to be part of a young and rapidly growing company.
ADVISORS

Jacco van Herwaarden

Compliance Advisor
Jacco is the founder of Confidon Fund Administrators in Breda, the Netherlands. He studied Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and has worked as a Lecturer of External Reporting and as interim manager (Assistant Financial Controller). He likes to work in demanding regulatory environments and is an experienced Compliance Advisor.

Paula Ruffell

Legal Advisor UK
Paula is a lawyer specialising in Corporation Tax Dispute Resolution. Having worked in the Solicitor’s Office of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for nearly 9 years before moving to the private sector. She now advises global companies on UK corporate tax issues such as diverted profits tax and permanent establishment and HNW individuals on issues such as domicile and residence.
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Jurian van Groenendaal

Legal Advisor NL
Jurian is an attorney at law with ten years of experience specialising in legal matters related to media, journalism, intellectual property and information technology. Specifically, he advises high profile clients about agency and distribution contracts, e-commerce and general contract law. Jurian was recently involved in proceedings before the European Court of Justice and represented the former coach of the Dutch national football team. He is a member of VVA (Vereniging voor Auteursrecht) and VMC (Vereniging voor Media en Communicatierecht), INTA, ECTA and GRUR.

Gudo Thijssen

Marketing Advisor
Gudo enjoyed a lengthy career in the international property market, in the fields of marketing and sales, before becoming Managing Director of a European property software company for several years. Over the last five years he has established the email marketing department for AdPublisher and was placed in charge of the major brand accounts in the telecoms, automotive, banking, investment and real estate industries.

Jackie Reeves

Property Advisor UK
Jackie has been in the property business for over 10 years, in which time she has built a successful property portfolio with her business partner of over 25 years, Mark Lloyd. Whilst continuing to be a full time property investor, Jackie is a property educator and co-founder of Property Mastery Academy educating property investors across the UK.
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Thomas Munte

Property Advisor DE
Sven-Thomas, a German national, obtained an MS in Biology from the University of Georgetown before continuing his development at the Department of Invertebrate Animals at the National Zoo, Washington, DC. Since 1991, he has been owner and Managing Director of property management company Munte Immobilien, which manages approximately 3000 rental apartments and nearly 70 homeowner communities.
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Marco Reimann

Financial Advisor DE
Marco graduated in economics from the Carl von Osszietzky University in Oldenburg in 1996. He successfully completed his IREBS real estate studies in 2008 and the study of becoming a tax adviser in 2014. After working for Arthur Andersen in the field of auditing (1996-2002), he joined Ernst & Young. In 2005, he became Managing Director and, from 2010, Owner-Managing Director of Acarius Tax Advisory.
Marco graduated in economics from the Carl von Osszietzky University in Oldenburg in 1996. He successfully completed his IREBS real estate studies in 2008 and the study of becoming a tax adviser in 2014. After working for Arthur Andersen in the field of auditing (1996-2002), he joined Ernst & Young. In 2005, he became Managing Director and, from 2010, Owner-Managing Director of Acarius Tax Advisory.

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