March 8, 2022

#025 Property Prejudice on International Women's Day - Toyin Ayandare

#025 Property Prejudice on International Women's Day - Toyin Ayandare

Welcome back to Property on Fire!

On this episode, you'll hear a brief update on some of Ian's developments. In South Devon, many of the 22 flats are occupied. The next phase in the development includes turning bungalows into duplex apartments, so there are exciting times ahead.

Toyin Ayandare is today's guest to celebrate International Women's Day. Toyin is an Essex based investor who, in the past few years (in partnership with her husband), created their company "Icon Range". They cover many aspects of property development, investing and mentorship.

A key takeaway from this chat includes the invaluable advice "Don't ever run your number's too tight; always allow for wiggle room", especially bearing in mind the recent rise in development costs.

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A regular podcast from your host Ian Walmsley. Join him every week for a dynamic podcast with Ian and his guests on how to seize the opportunities out there before others do! 

You will learn about planning from a developer’s eye, you will benefit and learn together from the mistakes that Ian makes. He is very grateful for the opportunities that he has had and would love to share these with you.



Ian Walmsley  is a third-generation experienced developer who loves Planning. Referred to as a ‘Walking Encyclopaedia’ by a mentor he developed a passion for planning in 2015 having got fed up with inaccurate information on some websites as to what was possible with property or land that he was looking to develop.

In 2017 he set up the site ‘Planning Geek‘ as a way to inform others as to the possibilities of using permitted development rights on both domestic and commercial property. This has now grown to cover many other aspects of planning, giving plenty of ‘wow’ moments. To the best of our knowledge, It is now the largest planning website in the UK, apart from the national planning portal.

He now speaks around the UK at both property meets and with mentorship groups as a developer/planning geek.

As a developer with his company, Leading Homes, he has 40 dwellings under construction with a further 50 plus in legals or pre-construction.

The one thing he is not is a Planning Consultant – he is a Planning Geek – although a chartered town planner said ‘Ian knows more about planning than most planners!’. He is simply ‘A developer who loves planning’. As a result he has nothing to sell from his talks, which is always a refreshing change!



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Toyin Ayandare

Toyin Ayandare, is a value driven property developer/ investor who strongly believes and advocates creation of wealth and successfully doing this through property investment and Developments.

Toyin’s resilience and can do attitude has helped them power through numerous challenges and barriers to create a successful property Business IconRange - creating real value in people and places.

Toyin has helped numerous people achieve financial freedom through property, and continue to do so.

Retiring from Project Management and to build their property business and create the lifestyle of freedom of choice, Toyin is an avid believer of a Growth mindset who loves inspiring others into achieving their goals.

Luxury travel and creating unforgettable memories with family and friends is one of their favourite past times.