The only self-help community specialising in the property niche, bringing together
parking spaces, garages, cellars, storage rooms, factories, commercial premises and walls !
Why the CIPG club?
When Christopher invested in 2012, he needed advice but he didn’t want to pay for expensive training without being sure of getting results. He decided to create the exchange platform and tools that he would have liked to have had at the time !
We founded the CIPG club with the aim of helping private individuals to invest in a profitable property niche, while supporting them in their day-to-day rental management. Our ambition is to help you make the right choices and manage your rentals while boosting your property portfolio with : car parks, garages, cellars, storerooms, lock-ups, warehouses, sheds, furniture storage units, factories, containers, craft premises, commercial premises, shops, commercial walls and offices.
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Who’s hiding behind the club, discover our team
The CIPG club was founded on 5 January 2013 by Christophe MARTIN. The aim of the club is to help private individuals and companies to invest in the property niche, which includes car parks, garages, cellars, storage rooms, warehouses, sheds, furniture storage, factories, premises, commercial walls, offices, etc…
We provide support for first-time buyers and are developing a community of owners who are free from industry professionals. It’s based on a totally unique concept: helping each other and sharing experiences thanks to the different professional backgrounds of our members (law, finance, commerce, industry, etc.). Everyone’s experience and motivated opinions are important for moving forward, exchanging ideas and learning from each other.
A single owner will never have enough perspective to deal with every situation… It’s the exchange and sharing of experience that is our real strength. A good investment, whether in property or finance, must be profitable if you are to achieve your objectives. My aim is to provide you with food for thought to help you invest. I invite you to keep a critical eye so that you can make the best decision for your personal situation !
CIPG club is made up of a small team of 7 volunteers. We are all salaried employees of companies and we animate the life of the club during our free time, in our spare time. The real estate niche has become a real passion for the team. Disappointed by the false promises, the expensive real estate trainings and the good talkers… We decided to create our own exchange platform to accompany individuals and exchange on our passion. Why give time to the club ? This question comes up very often, each member of the team will tell you that the experience gained by helping others allows you to capitalize for yourself. You want to join the team, contact us !
How does it work ?
The club’s exchange platform is a virtual meeting place, with 4 main sections :
- Find out more about the property niche and benefit from our advice articles.
- Exchange and share with :
- the discussion forum, a community goldmine where all your questions can be answered.
- the private Facebook group for simple discussions on a range of subjects.
- real encounters with conferences and debates.
- virtual meetings with webinars for discussion and debate from the comfort of your own home.
- The toolbox with all the simulators, model contracts, letters and documents you need to succeed.
- Your personalised dashboard to track the progress of your projects.
The club is with you every step of the way
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Calculate the return on a property or assess its market value. Find the property(ies) best suited to your project.
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Follow our method to find the right deal that will make you rich thanks to the property niche.
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Advertise your property and select future tenants. Receive your rental income directly, the club takes no commission.
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The tools you need to draw up a secure tenancy agreement. So you can maintain your property and protect yourself against bad payers.
Make it profitable
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We provide you with tools to increase your rental income. To divide a parking space, box a car park, reduce all your charges and expenses.
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Tools to help you pay less tax. Pass on charges to your tenants by choosing your tax regime.
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Follow our method to find the right selling price and help you complete all the paperwork for the sale… We take no commission.
Why do I have to pay a membership fee ?
Our aim is to make it easier for investors, landlords and property vendors to share their experiences. The property niche of car parks, garages, boxes, warehouses, hangars, industrial and commercial premises can be a big money-spinner for the unwary. The exchange platform is constantly evolving to help you quickly find the right information based on the experience of others. You’ll save precious time in creating additional passive income by learning from the mistakes, methods and successes of others.
The platform contains many little-known strategies and tips. Everything remains hidden to optimise your chances of success and to thwart the curiosity of your tenants. What’s more, each member’s membership fee contributes towards the running costs of the website, forum, exchange platform and the development of new modules. The aim of our club is to provide its members with tailored help and advice. Our main objective: to help you make a success of your investments in the property niche sector.
Finally, by charging a membership fee, we can keep only the most motivated people in our community. Wasting time is the worst enemy of any investor or landlord. It’s a proven fact that paying a membership fee involves and engages people. Being a member gives you access to a qualitative knowledge base.
What happens to your money ?
Do you know many clubs that reinvest all the money they raise in satisfying their members? That’s the very principle Christophe, the club manager, is aiming for. The community provides so many tips for generating and boosting our passive income that there’s no point in paying the members of the team, who remain volunteers. Your money benefits the community, and every contribution is reinvested. To finance the running costs, member support and development of our club.
We allocate 82% of the total amount of membership fees to support member of the investment community. This common pot enables us to help members according to their needs. By creating new content to give you better advice. Where necessary, by calling on real estate professionals (chartered accountants, notaries, lawyers, etc.) to validate our articles and documents.
8% of the total amount of membership fees is used to develop our community of investors. By selecting different advertising channels to raise the profile of our club. We need to maintain constant growth in order to feed the discussion platform with new topics.
We use 10% of the total amount of membership fees to cover the operating costs of our community of investors. This includes the costs of hosting our website, forum, classified ads and trading platform.
Success stories from some members of the community
Christopher is a founding member of the Car Park and Garage Investors Club (CIPG or Cipg club), a sales engineer in his thirties who came to the car park niche by chance after a bad experience with residential rental property. He began investing in car parks in 2012 with the purchase of a plot of 5 parking spaces. A jack-of-all-trades who loves to diversify his investments, he has since bought a number of garages, taken out a long lease and set up a real estate non-trading company. He has acquired a warehouse and launched a storage business for furniture, motorhomes, caravans and classic vehicles.
Oliver, who studied engineering and completed an MBA abroad, is now a property trader. He has been involved in the Paris property market for around twenty years, having started out with flats and, in particular, maids’ rooms. He bought his first plot of 5 car parks 7 years ago. Following this first successful investment in car parks, he has increased his investments in car parks, concentrating on basement locations in the Paris region. Car parks represent a diversification strategy that enables him to leverage credit by buying lots. He particularly appreciates the high yield, the lack of work involved, the lower risk of non-payment and the fact that car park prices are not correlated with house prices.
Well hidden behind the pseudonym Invest, this head of several companies is an outstanding entrepreneur. Initially specialising in the purchase of companies in difficulty, he has diversified his activities by multiplying companies to become a major owner of industrial and commercial premises. At the head of a veritable property empire, he does our club proud by sharing his experiences, both good and bad. He admits to taking pleasure in giving advice and posting his opinions on the exchange platform. A little harsh in his comments, he knows how to open the eyes of members who are heading in the wrong direction.
Nicolas is a highly experienced investor. A former sales manager, he has become the owner of more than fifty garages over the years. Now a coach for property investors, he is also the author of the French best-selling book “Investing in car parks and parking spaces – practical guide”. He regularly organises conferences and debates to advise and help investors get started.
Christian is a cash buyer of garage lots. A true enthusiast, Christian is a large owner who has been making a living from the property niche for years. His business model is simple: he buys up lots of garages, carries out improvement work through his companies and finally collects the rent or sells the lot to an investor. If you’re in difficulty or have a garage for sale, he’ll be happy to buy it from you !
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Year in review 2020
Find out what the club manager had to say about the past year and the plans for 2021. Read more…