Property Investory
Property Investory is a podcast bringing you the latest stories, life experiences and case studies from Australia’s most innovative people. Your host Tyrone Shum will begin to explore the daily lives, influences, and worst and best moments of his guests. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced investor, this podcast will bring you the latest stories, strategies, and case studies from Australia’s most innovative property experts such as Jan Somers, Steve McKnight, Cherie Barber, Margaret Lomas, John L Fitzgerald, Jane Slack-Smith, Chris Gray, John Lindeman and many others. Your host Tyrone Shum will begin to explore the daily lives, influences, and worst and best property investing moments of his guests. Then in a future podcast, you’ll be led step-by-step through each property investors’ unique strategy to success.
Siva Raj’s Escape to Sydney and Rise to Subdivision Superstardom
November 28, 2021 • 50 MIN
About 30 years ago, Siva Raj and his family fled their war-torn country of Sri Lanka with only the things they could carry. This experience made him determined to succeed in life and investing in property has paved that journey. He started investing in property as a hobby while he was still in university. This hobby quickly turned into the profession of property development and investment.
Josh Rockingham - How This Electrician Sparked a $1.7M Uplift in Under 3 Years
November 21, 2021 • 48 MIN
Josh Rockingham wears many hats— electrician, husband, and father are just the beginning. Although his foray into property investment is still a fairly recent venture, it’s poised to be just one of his many great successes. 2018 saw Rockingham and his unsuspecting brother take a leap of faith that certainly paid off, to the tune of over $6.8M in equity!
Phillip King - 53 Reasons He Picked Retail Shops Over Residential Properties
November 14, 2021 • 72 MIN
Phillip King has $30 million worth of reasons he’s the Sutherland Shire’s king of commercial real estate. Aftera 30+ year career at IBM Australia, where he was one of the first mobile phone owners and worked with computers as big as living rooms, he thought it was time for retirement. He was wrong. Harnessing 3 decades of commercial investment thanks to his childhood chats with his Uncle Joe, King realised his calling and jumped at the chance. Now with 53 commercial properties of his own and a database of 350 clients, he’s living the career of his dreams.
Ashish Maholtra - How to Use House Prices to Propel Your Portfolio to $3.5M
November 7, 2021 • 58 MIN
Ashish Malhotra is a buyer’s agent who arrived in Australia from India less than a decade ago. After landing here at the tail end of 2014, he bought his first Australian property sight unseen— and once his sights were set, he never looked back. With each investment performing better than the last, it’s safe to say Australia really is the lucky country.
Matt Sharp - How Investment Property Buyer Got Started With $100
October 24, 2021 • 49 MIN
Matt is the founder and Director of Sharp Property Buyers. Raised on the NSW Central Coast, he has been passionate about the property market from a young age. After purchasing his first property ten years ago, Matt has continued to build a robust property portfolio both locally and across Australia. Matt’s experience and local market knowledge sets him apart from the rest, he knows every inch, corner and crevice of the Central Coast. Matt is a proud member of PIPA, and a QPIA.
John Russell on Surviving it All To Turn $20M Into $100M at 23
October 10, 2021 • 47 MIN
John Russell is the Head of Property at National Property Advisory, and an inspiration for more reasons than one. After conquering several health battles in his young life, he dusted himself off and sprung into action, running a $200,000 daily cash flow at just 23 years old. From there, he realised his passion for property and grabbed it with both hands, not wasting one second in pursuing his dream.
Luke Moroney - Mistakes To Avoid When Buying A Property For Investment
September 19, 2021 • 61 MIN
Buyers agent and owner of Search Party Property, Luke Moroney joins us on this episode of Property Investory. Moroney takes us on a journey as he explains how he simultaneously traveled the world and worked, and how he had to adjust to a different lifestyle upon his return. Moroney is not only well-versed in vacations, but he’s also a property expert, with 27 properties in his portfolio. Learn from the best as he explains the mistakes he made on his first property, and how you can avoid making those same mistakes.
Ricky Phoon - How to Party Your Way to Pandemic-Proof Success
September 5, 2021 • 49 MIN
Ricky Phoon is a daring developer and runs Melbourne-based company BEKL. With a depth of experience in finance, negotiation, development management and acquisitions, Phoon’s experience has been instrumental in the delivery of a number of complex and high-end luxury projects, including a $25 million luxury mansion in Toorak, a $40 million luxury apartment in Hawthorn and the management of a $70 million lifestyle hotel development in Carlton.
Shukri Barbara - From $4,000 a Year to Dominating the Property Tax World
August 22, 2021 • 54 MIN
Shukri Barbara is the founder and principal advisor at Property Tax Specialists, and with 100% of his reviews on Google being 5 stars, it’s safe to say he’s great at what he does! Barbara immigrated to Australia from Sudan with his family when he was 13 years old, and after studying commerce and marketing at university— and impressing his professors so much they became his clients!— he is now a CPA with over 30 years of experience in tax and accounting.
Alan Castorina - From Operator to Developer: How You Can Do It
August 8, 2021 • 56 MIN
Alan Castorina is somewhat a jack of all trades. Starting off his professional career as a pilot, he flew all over Australia. He then moved to a sugar mill, and then operating machinery. Eventually he found his way to property development, and once he started he couldnt stop. He built his business from the ground up and managed to buy 10 properties in six years.
Amir Ishak - Sydney Accountant’s International Property Adventures
August 1, 2021 • 47 MIN
Amir Ishak is a well travelled property tax expert. In this episode he takes us on a journey through the Middle East and Europe. Explore the new and exciting atmosphere and lifestyle of Dubai, as Ishak explains what life and the property market is like there. He also talks fondly of his time in the UK, and the US, teaching our audience how he managed to travel with only $500.
Lesley Smith - The Lows and Highs of Property Development
July 18, 2021 • 50 MIN
Lesley Smith is a property developer and finance officer living in the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Before Smith grew roots in Queensland, she was raised in Southampton, England. In this episode, we follow her life story from the streets of Southampton, through to her college education and finally to the life changing decision to move to Australia.
How to Access That $170,000 You Have Tied Up in Equity With Godfrey Dinh
July 11, 2021 • 50 MIN
Godfrey Dinh is the founder and CEO of Futurerent, the groundbreaking fintech captivating property investors all over the country. He has been investing in Australia and internationally for over 15 years, and takes pride in helping landlords make the most of their money as soon as they can. Upon realising commercial investors could access 3 months up to a year's worth of their rent upfront but residential investors couldn’t, he jumped at the chance to revolutionise the industry.
Premek Borek - A House Renovation That Made $100,000 In 5 Weeks
June 20, 2021 • 49 MIN
Premek Borek is a mechanical engineer and is now switching gears towards property. Borek grew up in Poland and assisted his father on weekends on his civil engineering jobs, which led Borek to move 100km from home to study mechanical engineering at university. He used these skills working in hospitals, laboratories and pharmaceutical companies, and then moved to Ireland and London before settling in Australia.
How To Go From Flipping 1 Property to 16 With Vivienne Halliday
June 6, 2021 • 52 MIN
Vivienne Halliday is a passionate property developer. With 16 renovations under her belt, there’s not much she hasn't seen during a reno. In this episode she bestows us with her wisdom, as we follow her journey from growing up in New Zealand, to escaping the high interest rates that almost sent her broke.
How to Assess if Your Investments are Worthwhile: With Paul Benson
May 23, 2021 • 61 MIN
Paul Benson is a financial planner, podcast host, author and property owner. This week we’ll talk to him and learn about his upbringing, and the first job that opened up a world of opportunities for him. We also discover how he decided to start a podcast, and how he managed to make 90 grand on his first property.
How to Make Small Things Add Up With Julian Khursigara
May 16, 2021 • 64 MIN
Julian Khursigara is director of the buyers agency Search Party Property, which focuses on cities on the east coast of Australia. He dabbled in accounting and tourism before discovering his calling in property, and has never looked back. Along with being a passionate buyers agent, he’s a kind hearted soul who spends his spare time volunteering at Lifeline, donating plasma, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Darren Flynn - How Volunteering in Vietnam Constructed His Viewpoint
May 9, 2021 • 57 MIN
Darren Flynn is a chartered civil engineer, property investor, traveller, and devoted dad. Flynn spent several years in Vietnam after university, working on projects, meeting new people, and learning about himself and about property. These days, he sees signs to buy property and follows his gut to do so, with the hope of leaving a lasting legacy for his family.
How to Double $290,000 In 5 Years With Jeremy Latimore
April 25, 2021 • 48 MIN
Jeremy Latimore is a hardworking family man, dedicated to his wife and two children. In addition to this full time job he is also a mortgage broker, after having spent 11 years playing professional NRL across various clubs. He retired from football in 2019 and turned to his passion for property and mortgage broking.
How Selling Sausage Sandwiches At 14 Led Kimberly Linder to a 42 Property Portfolio
April 18, 2021 • 45 MIN
Kimberly Linder is a mortgage broker and real estate agent who has always had a passion for property. Together with her husband Jason, she now owns two businesses and just under 50 properties. Kimberly began by doing all the research for them and simply writing the finance, educating them along the way. From here she developed a niche business where they now operate as a one-stop-shop for their clients’ property needs, including financing, sourcing builders, project management, and property management. Kimberly has raised five children, which is her proudest achievement in life. Her professional success has helped the eldest of her children begin their own property journeys, and some even work in the family business, drawing all of her passions together.
How Temp Jobs Led Leanne Pilkington to Become the Big Boss
April 4, 2021 • 59 MIN
Leanne Pilkington wears many hats— she is the managing director of the franchise organisation Laing and Simmons, current president of the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales, sits on board of the Real Estate Institute of Australia, and the co-founder of a networking group called Real Women in Real Estate.
Fayad Fayad - Learning Every Aspect of Business and Expanding: The Fayad Brothers Fly the Nest.
March 21, 2021 • 51 MIN
With over 20 years of property and construction experience in a variety of project and executive-level roles, Fayad Fayad is the co-founder of Ellerson Property. Established by Fayad in conjunction with his brother Remon, Ellerson Property is a development group specialising in the creation of premier residential, retail and commercial property, both in the Sydney market and across the country.
How Jim Valery Went From Unemployable to Purchasing a Home at 23
February 28, 2021 • 63 MIN
Jim Valery is the founder and solo director of New Style Developments, a boutique property development company based in Brisbane. Taking an unusual path to property investing, Valery worked as a coal miner and then spent time working in trade unions before opening New Style Developments, where he has bought and sold over $30 million worth of property.
Remon Fayad - Building Homes and Putting their Name on the Map
February 14, 2021 • 45 MIN
With two decades of high-level Australian property and construction industry experience, Remon Fayad is the co-founder of property development cooperative Ellerson Property. Launched in 2020 by Remon and his brother Fayad, Ellerson Property aims to deliver the next generation of apartment living in Australia.
How Salena Kulkarni Replaced Her Income 15 Years Ago With Investment Returns
January 31, 2021 • 62 MIN
Salena Kulkarni is an alternate strategy advisor in property investments and the best selling author of The Freedom Warrior. After exiting the corporate world 15 years ago, which saw her working at multinational companies such as Deloitte, she has focused on her growing portfolio and mentoring other business owners and individuals in attaining financial freedom.
Tuan Duong - Learn About Property Tax Depreciation
January 17, 2021 • 63 MIN
Tuan Duong is the Principal and Founder of Duo Tax Quantity Surveyors. Having learned early in his investment career the benefits of tax depreciation in property, his passion now is to educate property investors of that same power through his business.
Steve Barlow - How You can Save Money When Buying Your First Home
January 7, 2021 • 52 MIN
Steve Barlow is the general manager of Clearstate, which specialises in property development at an affordable price. Barlow always had a passion for property and became an expert in the industry after working with big names like Mirvac and Stockland. It was during his time at Stockland when he became an active investor himself, utilising the skills he had developed over many years.
Giles Hills - Small Town Farm Boy to Successful Sydney Investor.
December 20, 2020 • 62 MIN
Giles Hill is a successful property investor and entrepreneur whose business focuses on assisting clients in all aspects of property from renovation strategies to long term buy and hold. Originally brought up in a small English village with very little, Hill found a taste for the finer things in life as a young man, and realised half way through studying to be a teacher that he could make money faster through property investment.
Lianna Pan - Use Property Data To Buy 26 Properties
December 6, 2020 • 64 MIN
Lianna Pan is the successful Property Investor, Entrepreneur and retired Actuary who made a profit of $100,000 on her first property purchase in her first year of investing. Since then she has gone on to build a successful portfolio that is generating a six-figure passive income each year, as well as co-founding a successful business ‘Freedom Property Investors’, whose aim is to support a community of Investors in their journey to financial freedom.
Lachlan Vidler - How a $50,000 Property Investment Grew to $2M+
November 30, 2020 • 64 MIN
Lachlan Vidler is the director of Atlas Property Group and is an active investor. After completing his business degree he joined the Royal Australian Navy, serving for six years. During this time he also completed his masters in finance and decided to delve into management consulting, working with some huge global names. It was this switch in professions that ultimately led Vilder to see investing as a full-time job.
Scott Kuru - Everything is Within Your Reach. How to Turn Your Life Around
November 8, 2020 • 68 MIN
In this episode we’re speaking with Property Investor and Entrepreneur Scott Kuru, who came to Australia with very little at age 7, climbed his way into several corporate positions, and finally opened his own eyes to the world of property investing, leading him to found three major successful companies. Join us as we learn about Scott’s personal journey into investment as he shares with us his success secrets.
Terry Lollback - How to Replace an Income Through Property
November 3, 2020 • 55 MIN
Terry Lollback is the chair of PICA’s Queensland chapter and has worked in the government sector for 10 years, now serving in the disability sector. He is a gifted property investor with an impressive portfolio, having accumulated 15 properties in the past 8 years since he began his property journey. Join us in this episode of Property Investory to hear how Lollback replaced an income in his household, bringing in around $70,000 of passive income after all costs, how he juggles working in the disability sector, acting as chair of PICA and finds time to build on his own portfolio!
Anthony Spagnolo - From Accountant to Property Developer: Principal of Agenzia Property
October 25, 2020 • 47 MIN
Anthony Spagnolo is not only the principal of property advisory business Agenzia Property, he is also a qualified accountant, licensed real estate agent, builder and mortgage broker and is an active property investor and developer. Join us in this episode of Property Investory to hear how Spagnolo made the jump from accountancy to the property and development space and how he continues to gain valuable experience, as well as adding to his skillset by diving into a variety of projects.
Vaibhav Rastogi - Why Managing Funds of $2 Billion Gave Him The Slight Edge
October 18, 2020 • 49 MIN
This is Property Investory where we talk to successful property investors to find out more about their stories, mindset and strategies. Today we’re speaking with Vaibhav Rastogi (AKA Rasti), a renowned property strategist and independent buyers agent, whose personal journey has taken him from being a student of architecture in India, to a computer science programmer in Singapore and finally to being a property strategist. Join us as we discuss Rasti’s journey into property investment. He shares with us how he has managed funds of up to $2 billion in Australia whilst working in finance and has built from scratch a $5 million plus property portfolio.
Mike Mortlock - From Dreams of Becoming a Fighter Pilot to Tax Depreciation Expert
October 11, 2020 • 59 MIN
Mike Mortlock has been the managing director of MCG Quantity Surveyors for 10 years and is an industry leader in tax depreciation. With a wealth of knowledge and access to major investors and developers, Mortlock decided to jump into the property and development space as well. Join us in this episode of Property Investory to hear about Mortlock’s big move from the country to the city as a teenager, how his dream to become a fighter pilot has landed him in the property industry, what his role is at MCG and how this experience has made him a skilled investor!
Matt Srama - From Kicking Goals to Landing Real Estate in Gold Coast Market
October 4, 2020 • 51 MIN
Matt Srama is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played for the Gold Coast Titans and is now a property investor. He prioritised becoming an athlete straight out of high school, but at the ripe age of 26 he decided to throw in the towel due to many injuries, and delved into the world of property. Currently Srama is aiming to be an entrepreneur and start his buyer’s agency business. Join us in this episode of Property Investory to hear how the former rugby player learnt how to manage properties, how he dealt with hardships during his athletic career and the moment where he realised investing was for him!
Vincent Turner - UNO Loans Founder Disrupts Home Loan Industry
September 28, 2020 • 67 MIN
Vincent Turner is a 15+ years fintech entrepreneur. His first company, Pisces, which he started at age 21 in 1999, built mortgage software used by over 90% of Australian banks, processing $50bn/year in mortgages. In 2010 he moved to San Francisco and set up Planwise, again taking venture investment, to build consumer financial software. While in SF he founded SF Fintech, the 3rd largest fintech group globally. Vincent is an active investor and adviser to early stage companies across a number of verticals including energy, sustainability and fintech and also is the host of the Shape the System podcast. In this episode we explore Turner’s decision to leave university at the age of 21 to pursue a business idea of selling his messenger technology to investors and how 20 years later he has become an innovator in the finance and property industry with UNO Loans, which is Australia’s first Active Home Loan Manager, launched in mid 2016 and has secured > $50m in funding from Westpac.
James Paver - Landing a $1.1 Billion Project
September 21, 2020 • 48 MIN
James Paver is a very successful property developer and managing director of development, investment and services firm in the Sydney real estate market, Avenor. He established his company in 2016 and has been gradually growing his business and helping deliver projects in partnership with their investors. Join us in this episode of Property Investory to hear about his experiences traveling across Europe, the incredible story of how he juggled serving in the army and also university, how he was able to land a highly sought after job straight after university, a current project that he is working on with a client, how he started his own business, and much much more!
Lloyd Edge - From Musician to Director and Founder of Aus Property Professionals
September 7, 2020 • 50 MIN
Lloyd Edge is the director and founder of Aus Property Professionals. He is a driven property investor, licensed buyer’s agent and is the author of Positively Geared where he delves into his journey from being a music teacher to then building his impressive property portfolio, where he currently holds 16 properties. Join us in this episode of Property Investory to hear how Edge achieved financial independence while still on a teacher’s salary, how he changed career paths and how he educated himself on property and the market that has impacted his journey that could ultimately inspire you along yours!
Orane Swan - How to Make $2.2 Million in 2.5 Years through Building Apartments
August 26, 2020 • 62 MIN
Orane Swan is the managing director of Bos Developments and Orane Property and Lifestyles Pty Ltd. She also owns her own commercial property, and has a venue called Meetings@Milton. Swan is highly experienced in sales and marketing, as well as finance broking. Despite having difficulties in school, especially as English was her second language, the successful investor always had a strong work ethic where her skills in sales and marketing ultimately led her to start her property investing journey. In this episode of Property Investory you will hear how the single mother of four ultimately increased her wealth through investing in property and developments, how her upbringing in Mauritius motivated her to work hard for herself and her children and much much more!
Henry Ledingham - Never Too Late To Start Your Journey in QLD Real Estate Market
August 19, 2020 • 62 MIN
We are joined by founder and development manager of +Ethos, Henry Ledingham. His company aims to help people with their residential land subdivision projects. He was previously in the commercial construction industry and has seamlessly transitioned into property development and built a successful portfolio. Join us as we delve into Ledingham’s strategy when it comes to his land subdivision deals, the common misconception that the public might have on how successful property investors must find the best deals, why he decided to go down the path of land subdivisions rather than other possible options, and much much more!
Brendan Shine - How to Leverage Equity to buy more Property
August 9, 2020 • 66 MIN
Brendan Shine is a buyer’s agent and investment consultant. His love for property has allowed him to help others acquire wealth through investing with his consultancy and buyers’ agency, Strategic Property Acquisitions. After realising he would never earn a sufficient income for himself working as a baker, Shine jumped into the world of property investment where he has now purchased six houses, four duplexes, two blocks of units and one boarding house. Join us in this episode of Property Investory to hear how Shine was inspired to get into property by his boss at the bakery, how he and his wife managed to purchase 15 properties and his worst investing moments and what he learnt from it that could ultimately inspire you along your journey!
Julie Wyatt - Everything You Must Know About Renovating & Intelligent Investing
June 28, 2020 • 49 MIN
We're back with renovation coach Julie Wyatt who finally took the leap of faith into property investing in her late forties, where she hasn’t looked back since. Starting off with no money, being the sole carer of her daughter and not having any proper knowledge about property, Wyatt proves it is possible to follow your passion if you just educate yourself and trust your gut. In this episode of Property Investory we will learn exactly how the multitasking renovation expert managed to renovate 11 properties over a short period of time. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear how she was able to gain equity in a low market, turn something ugly into something beautiful as well as the kind of mindset she has adopted along her journey and much much more!
Michael Martin - Sydney Buyers Agency Talks Property
June 14, 2020 • 37 MIN
Michael Martin is a successful property buyer’s agent and founder of Investment Window. He has been investing in properties for approximately 20 years, starting at the young age of 21. He has learnt a lot of important lessons that you can only know if you have as much experience in the industry as Martin does. We are lucky enough to have him provide some of these lessons and give us some tips on what to do and what not to do throughout our journey. Join us as we delve into the most important lessons that he has learnt from and now using to his own advantage, why he is still motivated to build a successful property portfolio, his amazing aha moment and how they changed his property journey, the goal that he is trying to achieve and the strategy that is going to help get him there, some of the best advice that he has received, and much much more!
Kate Browne - Managing Finance and Property
June 3, 2020 • 67 MIN
Kate Browne is the managing editor for Finder, Australia’s largest and most visited comparison site. With her Bachelor of Arts in Communication, she was a lifestyle editor and investigative journalist at CHOICE. She has also written for prominent Australian newspapers such as the Sydney Morning Herald, Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph and the Australian to name a few. Tune in to hear how Browne went in and out of university, got fired and found herself following interesting career paths, including the role of managing editor at Finder. In this episode of Property Investory we find out how exactly the successful mother of two works well under pressure, such as being interviewed on the Sunrise morning show or being thrown into the world of finance!
Tam Thorogood - The Power of Commercial Real Estate Over Residential
May 27, 2020 • 46 MIN
After discovering an interest in investment, Tam Thorogood found herself wanting to invest in commercial property. Despite the infamous job known as a commercial real estate agent, Thorogood was determined to fulfil this role to get in on the inside so she could excel at buying commercial property. In this episode of Property Investory we hear the Thorogood’s best tips for developing strategies that ultimately maintain success, such as meditation and complete determination. Tune in to hear more!
David Glover - Adding Huge Value To Properties
February 13, 2020 • 59 MIN
In this episode of Property Investory, we'll be chatting to David Glover. He's a successful property investor and owner of Bluegum Property, a buyer's agency. David Glover grew up on a small farm in Central New South Wales and studied Engineering at university, which led to him working for BHP Engineering, one of the most eminent engineering companies in Australia. At BHP, he learned how to manage projects and systems, which served him well when he went into property.
Sanjeev Sah - How You Can Teach Yourself To Become A Successful Property Investor
January 26, 2020 • 58 MIN
Sanjeev Sah is a property buyer’s agent and founder of Investor’s Dream. He helps clients buy the best property for them whilst also working hard to negotiate the best deal possible. It has been a long journey for him to get to where he is today, from traveling all the way from India and educating himself on the best strategies and how to employ them in the property world.
Winston White - Renovating and Selling 15 Properties
December 24, 2019 • 44 MIN
Winston White is a buyer's and selling agent as well as property investor who has renovated and sold at least 15 different properties on his own and helped acquire another 20 properties for a company. As part of his work, he helps people get into the property market, usually those who don't have a big deposit on hand, and helps sellers move their properties who may be struggling to sell in a downturn market. He has experience not only in project marketing wherein he helped developers move their stock but has also worked with house and land packages.
Commercial Property Success After 14 Residential Properties with Brian McNicol
December 10, 2019 • 40 MIN
Meet Brian McNicol, the successful commercial property investor and CEO of buyer's agency Commercial property, who made the transition into commercial property after having 14 residential properties under his belt. These days he specialises in finding commercial property for buyers with most of his clients focused on retail office accommodation and some on industrial, helping them to purchase those properties with recession-proof tenancy or a high net return. Born and bred in Brisbane, Brian McNicol studied Commerce at university and held a variety of roles, from accounting to clerical positions, before he made the jump into property, when a six-week role with the Queensland government resulted in close to nineteen years at the job that eventually led him to the role of property consultant.
Sam Gordon - From The Farm To 18 Properties Now with Sam Gordon
October 29, 2019 • 48 MIN
Meet Sam Gordon, the successful property investor and owner of Australian Property Scout. With 18 properties now, accumulated over the last 10 years, Gordon has been able to build a very impressive and successful property portfolio worth up to $5 million. At a young age he was on the verge of achieving his dreams of becoming a successful soccer player. Then was working on his family’s farm before becoming a buyer’s agent.
Selling Property for 50% Profit with Drue Schofield
October 8, 2019 • 62 MIN
In this episode of Property Investory, join us as we chat to Drue Schofield, owner of a business called 4Front Accountants that acts as accountants and advises clients on business strategy. Learn how he researches by going to seminars, the apt reason why he chose the name 4Front and how he sold his first property for 50% more than he paid for it. Having grown up in Central Queensland, Drue Schofield did one year full-time of a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting before he landed his first job in the accounting space. From there, he managed to obtain a job in London when his employers in Brisbane went to an international conference and whilst based in the UK, managed to travel to many countries, allowing him to visit 24 countries before he was 30.
Long-Term Strategy With Clare Monkley
September 22, 2019 • 65 MIN
Meet Clare Monkley a successful property investor with her own mortgage broker business called 'Love Finance', who spends her time maintaining the properties currently in her portfolio and assisting owner occupiers and investors to purchase property. Having grown up on a farm without running water as one of eleven children, Clare Monkley never imagined she, a country girl, would go onto attain such a high level of professional success. First starting off her career in a field entirely different to property investment as a hairdresser for several years after leaving school as well as various other jobs, she eventually found herself working for a mortgage broker. This was her entry into the world of property and kickstarted her career in property investment.
Trent Giumelli - Starting With $427,000 To $109 Million in Brisbane Development
September 18, 2019 • 55 MIN
Trent Giumelli is the Chairman and CEO of the Giumelli Group which is the number one Australian housing and small property project, expert. The company was started back in 2006 by Giumelli and quickly became one of the most successful in its field. He has been working in the industry for over 20 years and has come across some times where things did not always go to plan but were valuable for him to learn from. Come with us as we explore Giumelli’s journey into small property projects and talk about his upbringing, some of the previous jobs he held as a young adult, the impact that the global financial crisis had on his business, some valuable pieces of advice and much more on this episode of Property Investory!
Tips On How To Renovate Your Investment Property With Oliver Jackson
August 25, 2019 • 36 MIN
Oliver Jackson is a property buyer’s agent so he will help his clients on valuing properties and also getting it for a good price. He and his wife started a business called Living Property in order to not only help buy but give advice to clients on how to rejuvenate their property. Jackson started off working in construction but eventually made the transition to property and quickly became immersed in that world.
Selling a 51-million Dollar Property With Chris Lang
July 28, 2019 • 59 MIN
Chris Lang is the CEO of Property Made Easy and Property Edge Australia, whereby he helps buyers to purchase commercial property or make the transition from residential to commercial for its greater return and prepares education-based material for subscribers such as online courses. With forty-five years in the business under his belt, Lang started his journey in residential property and property management, during which he sold a 51-million dollar property for a fee of $800,000.
Three-part Property Strategy with Glenn McGrath
July 21, 2019 • 54 MIN
Co-founder and buyer's agent at Dash Dot, Glenn McGrath, otherwise known as Goose, is a successful property investor helping Australians learn how to research and invest in property. From a start in organising music events and festivals, he then moved onto the real estate space, inspired by those who had developed passive incomes and achieved financial independence. Despite the environment, Glenn McGrath grew up on, where buying property was not encouraged, he has managed to buy two and a half property over a span of 18 months.
Ditching Swimming For Property at 21 Years Old with Rod Pascoe
May 19, 2019 • 54 MIN
Property investor and developer, Rod Pascoe started his career when he was just 21 years old. Rod’s first career choice was professional swimming, however, he soon realised that was not the right career choice for him, so he delved into real estate and the property investing world instead. With the help of his father, some common sense and his positive mindset, Rod became a successful property investor in no time.
A Million Dollars Profit From Developments With Nhan Nguyen
April 7, 2019 • 61 MIN
Nhan Nguyen grew up in Brisbane to Vietnamese parents who fled from the war. Nguyen refers to himself as a ‘property entrepreneur’ who spends most of his time juggling multiple investment-related businesses and projects. Nguyen also specialises in deals that minimise the investment of his own money, and educates others on how to do the same.
Terry Ryder: The Property Market Private Investigator
March 24, 2019 • 54 MIN
Terry Ryder is the creator and founder of, Australia’s premier property hotspot locator. While the company and its website has been around since 2006, Ryder has essentially been working in the hotspotting industry since the early 1980s. He moved to Australia from New Zealand in the ‘70s to play rugby and planned to stay for a year. After quickly— and reluctantly— landing a job in property journalism, he discovered he loved it and 40 years later, he’s still here!
Turn Property Into Life Within a Business. Jill McIntyre
February 3, 2019 • 67 MIN
Talking with life, business and property coach Jill McIntyre, we’ll delve into the behind the scene stories of her success to find out how she helps people for a living, how her early childhood both propelled and held her back in certain aspects of life, and the devastating loss her and her children faced later on in life.
Dominique Grubisa - Property Development Pros and Cons
November 18, 2018 • 63 MIN
Joining us in today’s Property Investory podcast is founder of the D.G. Institute, Dominique Grubisa. Working not only as a practicing lawyer with an asset credit licence and migration licence under her belt, Grubisa also works as a property investor and developer.
The Accidental Renovator: Cherie Barber’s 110 Renovations in 18 Years
June 17, 2018 • 58 MIN
Cherie Barber runs Australia's leading renovation course Renovating for Profit, and is a household name due to her appearances on Today Tonight, The Living Room, and her starring role in HGTV’s Five Day Flip. Now with over 110 renovations under her belt, Barber freely admits she came into her renovation and TV careers by accident, but it was the best thing that happened to her.
Levelling Up: Making $8 Million in One Unit Block With Walter Nanni
December 25, 2017 • 51 MIN
Walter Nanni has worked in the real estate industry for over 25 years, and has rightfully earnt himself the title of Sydney’s top buyers agent. Starting with his first property at 20 years old, he helped his parents pay a large proportion of their mortgage, and realised this was only the beginning. He bought a real estate business at 22, grew the Harcourts franchise from 5 offices to 40 within a 5 year period, and now has $6.5 million worth of property in his portfolio.
Tax Depreciation Schedule: What Is It With Bradley Beer
November 21, 2017 • 46 MIN
Bradley Beer, CEO of BMT Tax Depreciation, started as a second year uni student as the first employee of the nationwide company. His long and successful career has been intertwined with the expansion of his property portfolio throughout NSW and Victoria, eventually becoming a partner in BMT.
The Best Property Advice You’ll Ever Receive: With Real Estate Millionaire Dymphna Boholt!
November 19, 2017 • 62 MIN
Dymphna Boholt is quite an amazing woman. Founder of the “I love realestate” community, she runs real estate education courses for up-coming investors. She also owns a few of her own real estate businesses that she manages on the side.
How to Pay $100,000 For A $1.8 Million Property With Dawn Canale
November 13, 2017 • 55 MIN
Dawn Canale is a self-claimed serial entrepreneur, taking on the roles of strawberry farmer and mother as well as property investor. After growing up in various places in Australia and overseas, she took the adaptability skills she learned and combined them with her mum’s investment skills to create her property portfolio which is now standing at $23 million.
How Destiny Financial Solutions was Started by an $18,000 Gamble and Propelled Margaret Lomas to Investing Stardom
November 5, 2017 • 72 MIN
Margaret Lomas is an icon in Australia’s property investing scene, widely recognised as one of Australia’s first property experts. After taking a huge risk and using the last $18,000 of her and her husband’s savings on a gamble, Destiny Financial Solutions was born 25 years ago and set Lomas on her journey.
No Lattes and Smashed Avos - How to Build A $2.5 Million Property Portfolio with Cam McLellan
October 20, 2017 • 47 MIN
We’re chatting to Cam McLellan, director of OpenCorp Australia and author of My Four Year Old The Property Investor. You’ll find out how he grew his business and his portfolio and how skipping smashed avocados and lattes in favour of growing his portfolio paid off.
Jason John Byron - Cameraman Turned Infamous Developer, How Did He Do It?
October 4, 2017 • 63 MIN
Jason-John Byron has had one interesting life. From growing up in the Northern Beaches, to being a famous DJ, he’s had a plethora of exciting life experiences. Now working as a property developer, he shares his tips and ticks to how a regular guy like him made it big in the property world, and how you can do it to!
Harry Charalambous Made $425,000 With a DA Application & You Can Too
September 26, 2017 • 63 MIN
Harry Charalambous joins us in this tell-all episode of Property Investory. Join us as the self-made millionaire explains how he grew up making fish and chips in the inner-west of sydney, and how his life changed forever when he bought his first property at 18.
Simon Loo - Timing The Market: How To Invest In 12 Positive Geared Properties
September 15, 2017 • 49 MIN
We’re chatting to Simon Loo, a successful buyer’s agent who has built a portfolio of 12 investment properties. You’ll hear how he learned from his mistakes and began building his portfolio, the pivotal moment when everything clicked for him and how he unlocked his portfolio’s potential by timing the market!
Playing Monopoly Paves The Way For Prue Muirhead’s Property Journey
September 12, 2017 • 42 MIN
Tune in as 2010 Property Investor of the Year, Prue Muirhead, shares how at 19 began her property investing journey off the back of a career as a DJ. She is now known as the part owner of Muirhead Property Management and has 18 investment properties in her portfolio!
How Buying a Property With His Parents Made Michael Yardney $2 Million
August 7, 2017 • 55 MIN
Michael Yardney is the founder and CEO of Metropole Property Strategists, and has been voted Australia's leading property investment advisor four times in the last six years. He is also one of Australia’s 50 most influential Thought Leaders and a five-time bestselling author. He bought his first property as a joint venture with his parents when he was just 21 years old and didn’t know what he was doing— but he soon learnt, and now that $18,000 property is worth $2 million!
Ben Everingham’s Top 5 Investment Tips to Know by 31
August 6, 2017 • 49 MIN
Ben Everingham is the founder of buyers agency Pumped on Property, based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. He tried his hand in nearly every industry possible until the age of 23, when he picked up a book and knew exactly where his life and career were headed.
Karen Young’s 15 Properties By 50
June 25, 2017 • 42 MIN
Karen Young is the founder and director of Brisbane buyers agency Property Zest, and host of property podcast Everyday Property Investing. Along with a wealth of knowledge about property, she also has a collection of awards: Property Zest has won Buyer’s Agent of the Year at the REIQ Excellence Awards, and Young has been finalist in the Sunshine Coast Business Woman of the Year and QLD Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
Chris Gray: Upgrade Your Lifestyle, Live Like A Millionaire. How To Retire By 31.
June 16, 2017 • 65 MIN
Accountant and property investor Chris Gray speaks with us about how he retired by 31 and upgraded his lifestyle. Originally a London courier, his life changed the day he came to Australia on a backpacking holiday in his teens, where the Australian lifestyle filled with sun, sand, and surf inspired him to go from teen to mega-successful entrepreneur.
Duped by a Dodgy Developer. How To Bounce Back From Financial Ruin with Rich Harvey.
June 11, 2017 • 41 MIN
Rich Harvey is a widely successful buyers agent and property investor who sits at the head of the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Association, as well as chairing the Buyer's Agents Chapter for the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales.
How All Kevin Young’s Predictions Came True and What You Can Learn from the Self-Made Millionaire
June 9, 2017 • 67 MIN
A true rags to riches story, Kevin Young - of the renowned Property Club - worked three jobs to buy his first property at 21. With hard work and many late nights, he eventually built his portfolio to over 200 properties and retired at age 27 as a millionaire. Find out how you can do the same and discover the power of analysing market trends for bananas, sheep and properties alike!
Steve McKnight: From Middle Class Melbourne to $140M in Real Estate
May 28, 2017 • 57 MIN
Steve McKnight is a professionally trained accountant turned property investor whose tenants include the everyday Aussie to the likes of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama himself! He’s also one of Australia’s most successful real estate authors, penning #1 bestselling books like From 0 to 130 Properties in 3.5 Years and its follow up, From 0 to 260+ Properties in 7 years. His opinions on real estate and finance are regularly sought-after throughout Australia and internationally, making him hot property all of his own.
How Jan Somers can Help You Build Wealth With These Simple Tricks
May 24, 2017 • 52 MIN
Jan Somers is a mogul in the property investing community of Australia and is the author of a number of best selling property books. Beginning her career in teaching, Somers and her husband soon realised the incredible potential of property investing and this saw Somers transition to not only teaching fellow investors but growing their own portfolio which has seen them in the property game for over 40 years!
How a Quick Property Purchase Made Cate Bakos an Extra $200,000
May 14, 2017 • 39 MIN
Cate Bakos is an award winning buyers advocate, owner of her buyers agency Cate Bakos Property and licensed real estate agent based in Melbourne, Victoria. After negotiating for her first property at the young age of 21, it took some time before Bakos began her career in property, eventually becoming a real estate agent.
From the Dubbo Mines to a Multi-Million Dollar Portfolio with Jane Slack-Smith
May 8, 2017 • 61 MIN
Jane Slack-Smith, originally a miner from Dubbo, now owns a multi-million dollar property portfolio, and spends her time mentoring others on how to achieve the same. From winning Australian Mortgage Broker of the Year, and writing a best-selling book Your Property Success with Renovation, Slack-Smith’s career has been diverse and widely successful. Tune in to this episode of Property Investory to hear how she started her portfolio at 31 years old, and how she grew it to this size it is today, as well as the resources she utilised to help her achieve it.
Discover The Australian Property Market With John Lindeman
May 4, 2017 • 47 MIN
John Lindeman, the brains behind educational program 7 Steps To Success, will delve deeper into his strategy on looking for good growth potential, reveal his housing market predictions and uncover how you can make your debt earn you money! Lindeman will divulge his step by step analysis of Australia’s housing markets and how you can balance your portfolio across them, to ensure it’s safety. You’ll also find out where to buy the most profitable properties based on his expert research on supply and demand and how to determine whether your debt is good… or bad.