I have lived in Cronulla south of Sydney for the past 3 years with my wife and three children. I am 53 years old and have enjoyed a dynamic career in sales that has fuelled my passion for property investment.
When my interest in building wealth began I was just starting in sales management at IBM Australia. I find sales an exciting career and one that stimulates my desire to engage with clients and pursue a deal that delivers a benefit to both parties. I began investing in property and to be honest I’ve never really stopped and have always had an eye out for my next investment deal.
During my employment I established an office Investment Club and ran a monthly “lunch and learn” session to discuss property with like-minded people. In the early years I invested in negatively geared residential property and as I detail in my book Engines of Wealth, I switched to positively geared commercial retails shops and have never looked back!
For over 15 years I coached over 100 up-and-coming investors on the strategies I employed to create wealth. As I built a detailed knowledge of commercial property investment I was amazed by how little was published that explains this attractive investment option. Therefore I was compelled to document my experiences and share the power of this asset class.
After 30 years investing in property, my partners and I have accumulated over 51 retail shops and offices. More importantly, I have created a positively geared income stream that will continue to fuel my families’ needs long after I’m gone. I am proud to have produced this book as a reference manual for others on how I created long lasting wealth.