Forthcoming Meetings


Thursday 18th February 2021

Yair Daren

Security Risk Specialists

Security Risk Specialists was founded in 2016 by Yair Daren.


Yair has over 20 years of security experience, both in the public and private sectors. With operational expertise in protecting physical facilities – from warehouses and multi-use office buildings to residential buildings and private homes – events security, counter-terrorism, and protecting diplomatic staff and high-profile organisations, combining close co-operation with the police where warranted.


Prior to arriving in the UK, Yair was a lieutenant in the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), where he was responsible for commanding many front-line operations.

Security Risk Specialists offers a broad range of services, including:

  • protection of high-profile institutions

  • close protection for individuals and groups

  • security for hotels

  • dog security

  • residential security

  • security for conferences & major events

  • protection of schools and high-profile organisations

  • protection for luxury brands and high-end retailers

  • office and property protection, including concierge services

Yair is a dual British and Israeli national, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics & Social Policy from the University of London. Yair’s intelligent approach to security ensures the delivery of excellent, bespoke service to every client.

Tuesday 20th April 2021

Charlotte Dove McCarthy

Charlotte is a business development manager at Vu.City  urban development planning platform.

She will be sharing information on plantech and how development teams can benefit from digital twins. Charlotte joined VU.CITY in late 2020 - previously, she worked in proptech and placetech. An international influencer in the proptech space,with a large network of innovators, she helped to support the UK government on digital workshops to help tackle major planning issues such as affordable housing delivery. She was born in the States, but has been living in the UK and Ireland for over 25 years. She has a keen interest in smart cities, sustainability, placemaking, and modern methods of construction. 

Charlotte's talk will tell you everything you need to know about the Vu.City's 3D city models and how to use them to help speed up design, development and planning. With 27 of the 33 London boroughs already signed up - as well as top architects and consultants.

Thursday 20th May 2021

Simon Tilsiter

Managing Director, Strettons

Simon is an experienced property asset manager with an eye for detail and adding value. He has 28 years of experience in all aspects of property management, auction, agency services and professional valuation advice. Simon is a registered property receiver and a qualified property manager. He brings his skills to bear on client work, helping to run Strettons and as a voluntary board member of a housing association.

Simon joined Strettons' Auction Department in 1990 and rose through the ranks until joining the Professional Department in 1993. Here, he worked on lease renewals, rent reviews, compulsory purchase, planning, acquisition advice, valuations, party wall and expert evidence work.

In 1998, Simon was appointed Director and has been leading the Management Department in property portfolio and asset management, professional work, tendering for and setting up new instructions. Additionally, Simon acts as LPA/Fixed Charge Receiver and works on new ways to develop the business.

In his spare time, he is a keen off-road cyclist, occasional skier and Krav Magar enthusiast. Most of his free time is spent with his family and 3 teenage daughters, but you may also find him sitting on an RICS panel.

Tel 020 8445 6639

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