Q: "How do you sign up to the Mastermind Programme?"
Getting onto the Commercial Mastermind Programme isn't quite as simple as putting down the cash and turning up. This Mastermind programme is designed specifically for more experienced property investors who have already made a good start on their property journeys. You may be new to the world of commercial property but you will have cut your teeth in the residential arena.
This may sound obscure, but hear us out… Part of the power of the Commercial Mastermind Programme is the power of the Mastermind Group - and the group is only as strong as the sum of its individual members… how members interact with each other, how they support one another etc.
We owe it to the whole Commercial Mastermind group to make sure you are right for the Programme and that the Programme is right for you. This is why there is an application interview.
Q: "I understand that attending the Ranjan's Commercial Property Workshop or 8 week commercial property course, is a prerequisite to joining the Commercial Mastermind Programme. Why is this?"
A 12 month programme is a significant investment of your time. In essence the Commercial Mastermind programme provides an accelerated, supported environment for you to implement Ranjan's commercial property investment and development strategies. For this reason it makes sense that before enrolling on the Commercial Mastermind programme, you have bought into the commercial property strategies taught by Ranjan.
In a nutshell, Ranjan's Commercial Property 2 Day Workshop, is fully comprehensive and covers all the commercial property investing strategies covered in the full Commercial Mastermind Programme, but in a compressed format. It costs £1797 + VAT. For future Commercial Mastermind members, it achieves two things:
The holistic commercial property investment and development syllabus is designed to get everybody up to an elite level of investing knowledge, so that we can hit the ground running on Day 1 of the Commercial Mastermind Programme.
By covering the full range of commercial investing strategies, you have the big picture front and centre from the get-go, which means you eliminate the fear of missing out on other investing strategies covered in detail later on in the Commercial Mastermind syllabus.
Attending the Commercial Property Workshop also means…
You get to spend uninterrupted with Ranjan which gives you plenty of time to get to know him better, his instruction style, and whether he is going to be the right person to lead you forwards in your property journey.
We get to spend time getting to know you. You’ll have 1-on-1 time with us, interact in small groups with us, and by the end of the workshop we’ll have a good feeling about whether you’re a good fit for the Commercial Mastermind Programme.
There’s a chance that you decide the workshop itself is sufficient for your current situation. You decide to go away and apply what you’ve learned on your own. If so, fantastic! That’s what the workshop is designed to do. Lots of people attend the Workshop with no intention of joining Commercial Property Mastermind afterwards.
Some will require ongoing support in their property journey but may prefer our online Mastermind programme, the Commercial Academy
For a more comprehensive run-down of Ranjan's comprehensive commercial property workshop Click Here>>
Q: "How do you decide if somebody's a good fit for the Mastermind Programme?"
There’s nothing too sinister about this, most people are self-selecting, in the sense that those with no time and no money know that they aren’t right for the Programme. In a minority of cases we help realign people's expectations of both the time commitment involved in applying the professional investing strategies taught, and also the time commitment involved in being a productive and valued member of a Mastermind group.
Q: "How much does it cost to become a Commercial Masterminder?"
The cost of the 12 month programme is just £15,000 plus vat.
After the 12 months you can continue to be a part of the programme as a graduate member for a monthly membership subscription for as long as it is of value to you.
Q: "When is the deadline to join the Mastermind Programme?"
We take on a small number of new members each quarter. We are currently have 10 spaces for September 2020 intake.
We are taking applications in the month of August. Once they are filled, there won't be another opportunity to join until March 2021
Q: "How do you secure your place?"
Once accepted onto the Commercial Mastermind Programme, you can secure your place by putting down a 20% deposit by credit card. The remaining balance becomes due after 14 days, giving you time to shuffle around any money needed to pay the remaining balance. This can be paid by bank transfer.
Qualified candidates are accepted onto the Programme on a first come, first serve basis, on the basis of when their deposit was received.
Q: "How many Commercial Masterminders are there in the group?"
We aim for a group size of between 40 and 50, the exact number being dictated by the number of qualified candidates we receive. Over the years we have found this to be the optimal group size:
The group is large enough to benefit from a broad range of skills, experiences and a substantial pool of available capital. These are the postive "network effects".
The group is large enough to have an energy and a momentum about it. You'll feel the energy in that first live workshop you attend.
The group is large enough to split into several smaller sub-groups during workshops and undertake group-based tasks and activities.
The group is large enough to sustain a productive and vibrant community in the online forums.
The group is small enough that everybody knows each other's name, that you always get the opportunity to have your questions answered, and that you get the attention and individualisation you need from a 12-month Programme.
Once we reach 50 high quality candidates we turn people away, because a group size any bigger ceases to function effectively as a cohesive group.
Ranjan Bhattacharya personally runs the Commercial Mastermind Group and there is just one group, so once its full, its full!
Q: "What is the time commitment to do the Programme?"
As a rule of thumb, you should earmark 15 hours a week to successfully follow the Commercial Mastermind Programme. This includes mastering the material, participating in the group, and the actual investing (from finding commercial deals, closing deals, and all bits in between).
Some of these early efforts will be front-loaded, like building out your commercial deal sourcing systems for the first time. You put in the work early on so that you can reap their rewards passively for years to come.
Staggering success can be - and has been - achieved on less than 15 hours a week. If you have the capital available, you can become the group's lynchpin by financing deals and leaving the administrative aspects to time-rich members of the group. Equally, we teach you which areas of your property business you should automate, which areas to outsource, and which areas you should absolutely keep under your control. With this approach, you only ever spend your time on the areas that add massive value to a deal, thereby keeping your hours under control.
If you are on a stretched budget and have significantly less than 15 hours a week at your disposal, then you will need to have access to capital so that you can joint venture with time rich members of the group, to make deals happen. If you have limited time AND limited capital then the Commercial Mastermind Programme isn't for you right now.
Q: "What are my responsibilities to the Commercial Mastermind group?"
By becoming a Commercial Masterminder, you understand that - as well as the responsibilities to yourself - you have a responsibility to the group.
In 2005 Ranjan started his first Property Mastermind group on the principle that the fastest way to prosperity and affluence is by having a tight-knit group of elite investors who intertwine their skillsets and their resources. This is a cornerstone of the Commercial Mastermind Programme, and as such you agree to:
Attend all 10 live workshops.
Be an active member of the online forum. In practice this means visiting, and participating in, the forum at least every other day. Answer any questions from others that you know the answer to, and embellish on any existing answers if it helps clarify the question being asked.
Share the contact details of service providers, professionals and other experts with whom you have had a positive experience, and whom would be an asset to the Commercial Mastermind group.
Be transparent, objective and forthcoming about the property deals you do. Detailed case studies are a primary learning device among the group.
Q: "I'm new to commercial property investing but committed to doing this. The concepts seem pretty advanced. Am I going to be able to keep up?"
Some of our most successful Masterminders started the Programme new to the world of commercial property but familiar with residential property investment. Why are some of these new commercial property investors so successful? We have a theory, that they are less likely to second-guess themselves when learning the material for the first time. You just get on and do what you're taught.
Nobody ever gets left behind. It's just not possible the way Mastermind is set up. The 8 module commercial property online training course is there to get you up to speed prior to the start of the Programme. You also get access to a bunch of online resources to wade through before the Programme begins. The entire Mastermind experience is designed to support you every step of the way, and when you have questions, they are answered FAST so that you can move on to your next step ASAP.
Q: "I live in Scotland or abroad. How does this affect me if I join the Commercial Mastermind Programme?"
The only part of the Programme that requires you to physically be in the same room as the group is the monthly live workshops in London. In fact, it's not even monthly, because August and December are months off.
We've had Commercial Masterminders fly in from the USA, France and the Channel Islands and of course from far corners of the UK to attend the monthly sessions. By becoming a Masterminder, you make a commitment to come to all 10 workshops (within reason). Make it happen, make it count, no excuses, this is the year that will change your life forever.
Please note that while much of the commercial property investment and development can be applied internationally, everything is taught from the point of view of implementation in England. Even within the United Kingdom, some of what is covered on the programme, will not apply. For example, the commercial property permitted development rights covered on the course are usually specific to England. Creative strategies such as Lease options cannot be used in the Scottish legal system. Most Commercial Masterminders have joined the programme to apply what they learn in England and Wales, irrespective of where they live at the moment.
Q: "Can I do the Programme with a partner?"
Yes, you can do the Commercial Mastermind Programme with a spouse or a business partner, with a few conditions. Partner places are on a first-come, first-served basis, and we have room for up to 5 partners. We cap the number due to there being an opportunity cost to the Mastermind group - too many partners and the diversity of the group shrinks, which benefits no-one.
The cost for a partner place is £7,500 + VAT, the discount represented by some duplication of the Programme benefits. In reality, most people sign up for the Programme as an individual, then work with a partner behind the scenes. The only thing your partner really misses out on is the in-person workshops.
Q: "Can the Mastermind Programme be deducted from your taxes?"
Most Commercial Masterminders have a Limited Company and put this down as a business training expense.
Some of our commercial Masterminders are looking to learn how to invest their SASS into commercial property. Past Masterminders have successfully managed to claim the cost against their SASS.
Even if you do not have a Limited company yet, their are some circumstances where you can claim the cost of the Programme as an expense against your existing property business.
In all cases please consult with your tax specialist before attempting to do so as individual circumstances vary.
Q: "What's the small print? Any other terms and conditions?"
For the full terms & conditions for joining the Commercial Mastermind Programme, Click Here>>