Fi Warren Smith
Founder, FWS Properties
An experienced property investor specialising in providing mezzanine and equity finance.
Fi has been involved in property since 2013 and has gained experience of planning gains, developments projects, including freehold to leasehold, blocks of flats and HMO conversions.
She changed her focus to offering mezzanine finance in 2017 and now solely concentrates on running FWS Properties’ fund investing in carefully selected developments around the country.
She has fifteen plus years’ Business Development experience, and ran the Business Development for BDO (then Stoy Hayward) and was National Marketing Director for Eversheds. Subsequently she sat on the Board of Taylor Wessing, a top 20 City law firm.
During this time, she gained extensive expertise in business and strategic planning, budget management, client care, business development, marketing communications, project management, man management and crisis management.
Her six years as a magistrate gave a her an exposure to the many difficulties people can face which reinforced her view that integrity is essential and her passion that things are done right and properly. Whilst sitting on the Bench, she presided over numerous trials, presentencing hearings and was involved in both sentencing and authorising search warrants.
All these skills and disciplines are now being used in her property business enabling her to run and manage her portfolio, appraise projects, undertake rigorous due diligence and ensure that her investment fund is well managed and de-risked as much as possible.