It started as a What’s App group among a few friends in the property industry who wanted to get together after work. Now it happens on 1st Thursdays every quarter. It’s by invite only and is gaining significant popularity. This is 1st Thursday’s Property Network.
It’s the network of opportunity
It was Elton Holland from the Ikon Property Group and Lara Schenk from Horizon Capital who decided to capitalise on the spirit of the 1st Thursday’s concept and formalise the network. “It’s all about connecting with industry players and professionals in a casual and relaxed vibe.” Comments Holland.
More on 1st Thursdays
1st Thursdays are all about showcasing what Cape Town has on offer. It’s free for the public who are encouraged to do a walkabout around the city to explore cultural, retail and culinary offerings. Speakers Corner at Church Square is normally abuzz with activities from photographic exhibitions to TheLightTank. This is a technological display of art created by Polycat Visual Effects. Using 3D animation the team create a multi-sensory experience by having a giant cube of 25 000 led lights play breath-taking visuals, synced delicately to symphonic electronic music.
The 1st Thursday’s Property Network held on Thursday, 7th December was the 4th of its kind this year, having originated in 2016. There were over 150 property professionals in attendance on a balmy Cape Summer evening. The events are sponsored by a selection of rotating sponsors. This one was kindly sponsored by FWJK, prominent developers in Cape Town and Strauss Daly Attorneys, along with Ikon Property Group & Horizon Capital. The event was hosted by the venue HQ and Roast & Co.