My interest in property & renovating properties began 30 years ago, whilst laboring on residential refurbishments – this started a lifelong passion, which has now become my full time career, as the owner of several property related businesses.
At 18 I left school & joined a building contractor as a management trainee, moving onto training as a Quantity Surveyor then going on to head up £200 million worth of commercial refurbishment projects over the following 20 years. Running parallel to my career in construction, I began investing personally 12 years ago, acting on my own without the support of a mentor or an investment community.
As invariably happens with novices, mistakes were made along the way – purchasing in areas I didn’t know & buying supposedly Below Market Value – how I wished that Progressive Community was around in those early days. In spite of the setbacks, thankfully there were more successes than failures & the recession brought with it its own challenges, but also brought opportunities for the contrarian investor and helped form my strongest professional relationships with JV partners I am still working & investing with today. Fast forward to today & some of the successes I’ve achieved in property:
- Multi Million Property refurbishments in London
- NewBuild property development completed
- Multiple JV partnership worth Millions of pounds
- highly profitable HMO portfolio with JV partner
- Several current newbuild developments wuth JV partners in London
- Left a six-figure salary career to concentrate full time on property
- Working toward a 7 year plan for financial freedom
Although currently residing in Bournemouth, on the south coast of England, when the opportunity came up for PPN Dublin with Rob Moore, I grabbed at the chance. My family is originally from Co.Mayo and my parents returned there in 2002, I have an extensive network in Dublin & the surrounding areas, heading PPN Dublin gives me the perfect opportunity to visit my mother once a month whilst being able to combine this with my passion for all things property related, the chance to meet with fellow investors and newcomers alike – I’m relishing the opportunity !!!