Real Estate Investing Guide – Part 1

Finding Potential Development Land

Development land can often be located right under your nose if you just know where to start looking and how to secure it.

This CurveBlock-Hack outlines how to start looking and how to evaluate the possibility to legally secure the potential development land for as little as £1.

Potential development land can hold significant financial prosperity even if you’re not a real estate developer.

Land found and legally secured through what is known as an ‘Option Agreement’ or other similar types of legal agreements can either be developed out, joint ventured on or even flipped to other land buyers or real estate developers.


To flip the land (sell to someone else to develop), you first need to get planning gain. This is the lowest cost route known as a pre-application submission (Pre-App) to the local planning authority to achieve the planning authority’s approval. This route doesn’t cost the earth to get started and minimizes your risk capital to potential planning support & financial gains.

Your due diligence on any potential development land is key to making this a successful side hustle or even a full-time business for you and your family, but only if you have the correct tools and insight to do this properly.

CurveBlock is launching ‘Knowledge-Hacks’ which will show you how we do it, the knowledge transfer will always be for FREE with ZERO sales funnels.

The real estate industry is huge with enough profits for everyone to participate and CurveBlock is happy to help you on your journey either on your own or by participating with us.

The information provided in this document is an opinion and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as investment advice. Seek a licensed professional if you are in need of investment or financial guidance.

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Antony Cotterill


Antony is a wheelchair tennis player who competes at an elite level, with career highlights including a 2-time World Team Cup world champion (wheelchair tennis version of the Davis Cup), Doubles Masters world champion, and numerous ITF titles in both singles and doubles. He has represented GB for over 13 years and also represented GB at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. His career high world rankings are ‘5’ in singles and ‘3’ in doubles. He is really excited to be part of CurveBlock as he sees two of his interests outside of tennis – property and Blockchain – together in an amazing project.

David Reed

Venture Partner



Former Director of Business Development for NatWest Bank with more recent experience in a startup disruptive law business, global property investment business and fast growth peer to peer lender, has agreed to join the CurveBlock team & ecosystem as a venture partner and to work closely with the CurveBlock co-founders on various verticals of the business.

This will include continuing to mentor the CEO, as well as future land venture collaborations, real estate development deal flows and strategic investment direction which will enable CurveBlock to continue to grow and realise its ambition in becoming a key UK player in the construction and delivery of modern method renewable energy houses.

Simon Cocking

Marketing, Media and PR Specialis


LinkedIn Simon Cocking is Chief Editor at Irish Tech News, CryptoCoinNews and InvestInIT – with over 1.5 million+ combined unique monthly views and growing. He is also the top ranked member of the ‘People of Blockchain’ (#1 for 2018 based on total funds raised). He is also a business mentor and advisor working with 200+ successful ICOs to date. He has also been named many global Twitter influencer lists in the last 12 months. He is an accomplished public speaker at events including TEDx, Web Summit, and overseas in Pyeonchang, Amsterdam, Dubai, Delhi, Kiev, Singapore, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Tbilisi, Riga, Porto, Dublin and Helsinki in the last 12 months. He has been based in Ireland for over 22 years and has cofounded or founded seven successful companies.

Toni Lane Casserly



“In Memoriam” Toni Lane is an artrepreneur in the Digital Currency and Blockchain Industry who has been affectionately entitled, “The Joan of Arc of Blockchain” and “Young Star of Bitcoin” by her peers and various publications. Toni Lane came in contact with blockchain technology in 2011, and was hooked. Notably, Toni is working on CULTU.RE, creating competitive marketplaces for governance and standards for self-sovereign identity. As a humanitarian, Toni Lane used Bitcoin as a tool for direct response to the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. Toni Lane is a co-founder of CoinTelegraph, one of the largest media networks in the blockchain industry, and an advisor at over 15 companies in the blockchain space. She has been a figurehead for the use of technology to enable peaceful evolution into new forms of societal structures. Her work has been featured by BigThink, Cisco, Fidelity, P&G, Dell, Sitel Group, Deloitte, HSBC, TEDx, DraperU, the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Exponential Finance, Blockchain Economic Forum and many others.

Laura Inamedinova



Laura Inamedinova, Columnist at Forbes and Huffington Post (Warren Buffett) as well as the founder of LKI International marketing, PR & communications company. Laura has worked extensively with Fintech & Blockchain companies and helped them raise $200m+, Laura is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Vilnius hub as well as Head of London Bureau for Future Times.

Matthew Couch

Co-Founder / MD - Land & Development


Matthew has 15 years experience in the real estate sector working with developers, agents and investors – both on the client and delivery side. Matthew has vast experience in sourcing development sites with and without planning, or sites with capacity for planning gain – both on and off market and across the UK. Matthew has developed a reputation for being able to add value to existing sites with consent by improving unit mix, optimising unit plans and delivering additional capacity on both surplus and under utilised land. Having been involved in the acquisition, development and sales functions for a number of developers (both regional and national), Matthew has an acute understanding of the complexities of the development process and how to unlock access to additional revenue streams (entry and exit), complex financial modelling and exit strategy planning to meet, and improve upon, required financial returns.

Jordan Cohen

BIM Specialist


Roger Ransome



Following a successful career in corporate IT for several multinational enterprises, responsible for             multi- million pound infrastructure projects, Roger brings real-world experience of IT Technical Architecture, Networks & Security, and Systems Design to CurveBlock. Since 2004 Roger has been a property investor. In addition to this he founded a successful business in 2015, gaining useful experience in finance, marketing and other business skills. He is passionate about crypto and the many use cases and efficiency benefits it brings.

Joey Jones

Co-Founder / Chief Revenue & Compliance Officer


Joey has many years of business management experience building successful teams and companies. Joey is also a Former Registered Investment Adviser with 37 agents geographically dispersed, and has built business from $0-$50M+ portfolios. This experience gave Joey deep understanding and knowledge within the Securities Compliance Arena. Working in the computing space for the last 10 year, and blockchain since 2016, Joey connects quickly with any target market and communicates well with all parties and publicly, which will have a substantial impact for CurveBlock around the world. Certificate of education in Blockchain and Digital Equity from University of Nicosia.

Gary Woodhead

Co-Founder / CEO


With over 29 years construction industry experience, not only within the real estate development market but also other development sectors such as Commercial, Industrial & Agricultural developments. Along with Gary’s extensive construction experience & knowledge he’s also deeply involved in the world of Blockchain. Successfully scaled one of Europe’s largest building materials manufactories over 4000% leading to a private equity buyout during 2016.