Five golden rules for investing in real estate

It’s true: investing in real estate can be a complex and sometimes daunting experience for the uninitiated. The risks can seem frighteningly large, and the opportunities are often tough to spot.

I’ve had many years of experience working within the real estate sector as an investor, on a huge range of different projects, each with their own challenges. Thankfully, most of the projects I’ve been involved with have been successful, and I put a lot of this down to good judgement, thorough market research and the confidence that only a lot of experience in the sector can bring.

It hasn’t always worked […]

By |August 30th, 2018|Real Estate|0 Comments

How to deliver a project successfully

Project management is a skill. It involves every aspect of making a project happen, no matter which sector you’re working in. Think of it as the overarching framework that holds initiation, planning, execution and resource management of a project together, along with the end of goal of delivering within a time and budget limit.

A successful project manager will be someone who can visualise the entire scope from start to finish and have the skills and knowledge to make this happen. By following the advice below, you will be on your way to delivering a project in budget, on time and […]

By |August 24th, 2018|Leadership|0 Comments

What does a good real estate investment look like?

Real estate investment can be a fantastic way of either earning a bit extra or making your way towards financial freedom. But how do you know which investment strategy to use? The first thing to note is that there is no ‘one’ way to go, and lots of different strategies have their own merits.

In my long career in real estate investment, I’ve seen every kind of strategy utilised by people keen to make money from property. Each strategy is potentially lucrative, but as with any asset class investment, depends on your personal circumstances and goals.

Just like with any other area […]

By |August 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to make the most effective use of your time

In the modern business world we have a huge number of demands on our time. When we are not holding meetings, we’re arranging them, when we’re not reading emails, we’re writing them. We have instant, almost unlimited access to information, and our curious minds find it almost impossible to resist the temptation to absorb more.

It seems that the transformative effect that technology in particular has had on the way we work has ultimately done little to ease the burden of the many different things demanding our attention on a daily basis. Instead, it has simply increased the number of opportunities […]

By |August 12th, 2018|Leadership|0 Comments

How to turn an opportunity into a deal

I’ve always firmly believed that the world is full of potential business opportunities. For me, it’s an attitude that I take into every aspect of my working life – an approach that means I’m always on the look out for the next chance to invest. And these opportunities, more often than not, come about because of relationships. They might start with an informal conversation outside a meeting room, or after a quick chat in a hotel foyer with a friend of a friend.

It is the way that business often works – opportunities come up when you’re least expecting them, and […]

By |August 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An investor’s guide to property in Mexico City

Any kind of attempt to give an overview of the real estate market in Mexico City has to start with a large caveat: the place is huge. Of course, definitions of what constitutes the limits of the city vary, but by most accounts Mexico City is one of the largest concentrations of people and buildings on the planet – making it an incredibly rich and varied market for potential investors. But this richness also means it is difficult to draw hard and fast conclusions about real estate in a city that is so dynamic and diverse. What is true of […]

By |August 5th, 2018|Property|0 Comments

Beyond Mexico – new opportunities for real estate investment

Working with my business partners, Mexico has presented me with many fantastic real estate investment opportunities over the years. I’ve been lucky enough to work with many talented people in a variety of sectors, helping to develop ambitious retail projects such as Via Vallejo Park in Mexico City through to operating highly successful car agencies such as Chevrolet Taxqueña and BMW Autobahn Interlomas.

So, Mexico has been the core of much of my real estate investment business during my career – but I thought that it would be interesting to look as well at some of the opportunities for investors in […]

By |August 4th, 2018|Real Estate|0 Comments