Real Estate | Investment | Innovation | Impact
I’ve been a property investor and developer for over twenty years now – I’ve experienced two major recessions and have a feeling we are about to enter a third. I got caught badly in the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and spent the better part of a decade in damage control and paying off debt.
The collateral damage from being careless and over-leveraged taught me some powerful and often painful lessons. Today I am motivated to share these experiences with others in the hope I can elevate their game, shape their investing habits and help avoid some of the mistakes I made.
As a Director of Earlsfort Group I’ve been involved in the development of commercial real estate and corporate workplace solutions for more than two decades. I am responsible for operations at East Point, a large, award winning office campus developed by Earlsfort back in the 1990’s.
East Point is home to 50+ corporate occupiers ranging from Oracle to Google. On a typical day we could have upwards of 9,000 people working here. I spend a good deal of my time collaborating with occupiers in the design, development and operation of productive work environments that resonate and engage with a younger workforce.
Working with some of the worlds largest occupiers has also inspired me to question some of the conventional wisdom around how our industry goes about its business. I believe an innovative, collaborative approach to how we deliver buildings is a critical in this fast changing, digital world.
I am curious about human behaviours, personal development and leadership. I write, speak and mentor on the topic of mindset and resilience in real estate. I am also fascinated by technology and innovation and how it is transforming the real estate industry.
When I started this blog I was initially focused on PropTech but it has since evolved to cover a broader range of real estate based topics, from mindset and investment behaviour, to innovation to sustainability, to the power of workplace design and its impact on corporate culture.
If you follow my social media profiles you may have noticed the tagline: real estate, investment innovation, impact. I’ve covered both investment and innovation already, so where does impact come in? That all comes down to legacy and my impact on people lives – I hope you’ll find my content useful.
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