London and UK Property Expert, Chairman and Founder, Portfolio Director and Professional Speaker.
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Two Decades of Property Thought Leadership for the Every Person…
My Role at Gladfish
In 2004 after 2 years of living in London, I decided to stay a while and being a qualified mortgage advisor in Australia I thought i would setup what today is the Ezytrac Property Group which includes Gladfish Property.
Besides selling over £1,000,000,000 pounds of property across 5 countries, Brett also develops residential sites across Australia and the UK. Through his various partners he can offer a wide range of investments to his clients.
In 2012, with my family & business growing we moved to Singapore to guide the expansion throughout Asia. Despite the move, I still get involved in the day-to-day strategic side of the business (too much most of the team would say).
These days my time is spent recording videos, writing educational material and running seminars. However, I still get involved in the Portfolio Management which I believe so much in.
What Our Clients Say
I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of starting to build a property portfolio
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the process of starting to build a property portfolio with Gladfish. James and Ryan have made the process a fun and stress free one and I’m enjoying learning about the industry further as I go. Their advice in other areas, not just ones relative to our investment projects, is very much appreciated and I’m confident in partaking in future projects with them. The email content is very useful and I would highly recommend the company.
Very grateful for their service
Manny is very helpful, patient and professional. Very grateful for his service.
We have since increased this to 3
Though we were initially only looking at a single purchase, we have since increased this to 3, because the team make us feel very confident in what we, and they, are doing. We would recommend them to anyone.
Approachable, helpful and knowledgeable
I've worked with Ryan from Gladfish for a few years and he is very approachable, helpful and knowledgeable! I would definitely recommend Gladfish and Ryan to future property investors.
All doubts about the sanity of investing in property went away.
Gladfish has delivered everything they said they would, both painlessly and at predicted costs. I found myself getting extremely excited at the prospect of investing in property, especially because we have this idea for years but never quite dared to take the plunge. All doubts about the sanity of investing in property went away.
professional and efficient
I have now dealt with Gladfish on 2 occasions, and both times they were extremely professional and efficient. Highly recommend.
Everything was made very clear from the start
What I liked about the Gladfish experience is that everything was made very clear from the start. The whole journey was mapped out. Everything was exactly 'what it said on the tin'. There were no unexpected surprises.
It has been an educational experience so far. On the whole, the service has been professional and personalised. I have been very impressed with the staff, pleasant, professional, approachable, and just a pleasure to talk to.
You can always count on
You will be a star or an experienced property investor to have a straight run with the myriad of documents you have to go through and sign in respect of a typical transaction. However, you can always count on the ready assistance of the Team to guide you through the journey. Diligent, efficient, dogged and resilient. They are a wonderful bunch.
Never had to wait long to have our issues sorted
Sandie is always happy to help you. As soon as you tell her your issues she's straight on the ball we have never had to wait long to have our issues sorted. Thanks, Sandie .
Getting Personal with Brett
My Greatest Accomplishments
Brett was born in Melbourne, Australia before moving to Brisbane when he was 7 years old. He spent most of his early career in Property, Personal Development and Consulting. He never lost the passion for property ignited by his parents who in his teens would buy and renovate properties on the weekend. “After 20 years I now have a large portfolio across a number of countries and I live between UK, Singapore, and Australia.”
He was married in 2008 on Sydney Harbour to Arlene (a fellow Aussie – although her Dad is Filipino and Mum is German and she spent much of her life is Asia). They have four kids, Ahmani (born 2010), Bastien (2012), Bayzen(2014) and Akira(2016). Brett says he has finally worked out what causes them :). Arlene and Brett also study Mandarin together (they call it their day date.)
Brett has a number of business interests besides property the other ones being a large Tyre store in Queensland and a number of sites selling Internet Marketing and corporate consultancy. He also has a number of incubator businesses in which he guides new entrepreneurs to get their business established.
Brett also stays physically active through Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts as well as swimming and riding his Road and Mountain bikes.
Brett spent many years in the military. Joining the Air Force cadets at 13 years and reaching their highest level (Cadet Under Officer) at age 16. He then went on to join the Royal Australian Army (Artillery Corp), after being told he was too tall (by 2cm) to be a pilot, he then corp transferred to the Royal Australia Navy as a Clearance Diver (CD). Brett is well known for his annual Formula One Grand Prix Boys weekend when his mates from across the world descend for 4 days of fun followed by a week in a different country each year.
My Work Process
I have always worked hard, (Arlene would say too hard), I got this from my parents who worked hard throughout their lives. My father always had 2 jobs and they always took on extra work to make money.
We were like any middle-class family in Australia at the time. I have been able to successfully maintain their work ethic but combine it with working smarter and creating leverage wherever I can.
I have always been very focussed on family and my prime motivator was to give my family and also those around me more opportunity that I perhaps had.
Off Topic Things About Me
I was into Triathlons from an early age which then moved into Adventure racing, I’ve always loved the bush.
Youngest Aerobics Instructor and Personal Trainer in Queensland (16 years)
Held a job as a FlimFlam Singing Telegram Man whilst at University.
I am probably a geek at heart, except I never learnt to code so I had to learn to sell.
Once was a backup dancer for English pop singer, Ellie Campbell during her tour of Australia.
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|1||Ashford Property Investment Guide||Kent||Commuter||United Kingdom||08/03/2017||TN23, TN24, TN25, TN26, TN27||Ashford|
|2||Aylesbury Property Investment Guide||Buckinghamshire||Commuter||United Kingdom||05/10/2017||HP19, HP20, HP21||Aylesbury|
|3||Barking Property Investment Guide||Greater London||London 3-5||United Kingdom||IG11||Barking|
|4||Barnet Property Investment Guide||Barnet||London 3-5||United Kingdom||EN4, EN5, HA8, N2, N3, N10, N11, N12, N14, N20, NW2, NW3, NW4, NW7, NW9, NW11||Barnet|
|5||Basildon Property Investment Guide||Essex||Commuter||United Kingdom||SS13, SS14, SS15||Basildon|
|6||Basingstoke and Deane Property Investment Guide||Hampshire||Commuter||United Kingdom||GU34, SP11, RG7, RG15, RG19, RG20, RG21, RG22, RG23, RG24, RG25, RG26, RG27, RG28||Basingstoke and Deane|
|7||Bath Property Investment Guide||Somerset||Major city||United Kingdom||05/10/2017||BA1, BA2||Bath|
|8||Bedford Property Investment Guide||Bedfordshire||Commuter||United Kingdom||MK40, MK41, MK42||Bedford|
|9||Bexley Property Investment Guide||Greater London||London 3-5||United Kingdom||05/04/2017||DA1, DA5, DA6, DA7, DA8, DA14, DA15, DA16, DA17, DA18, SE2, SE18, SE28||Bexley|
|10||Birmingham Property Investment Guide||West Midlands||Major city||United Kingdom||02/01/2018||B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B15, B16, B18, B19||Birmingham|
What Our Clients Say
Best options to invest in property
Gladfish team explained the best options for me to invest in property, helped me to set up my property investment strategy plan. They do everything for me and I don't need to give up my full-time job. With Gladfish, my properties are now generating very healthy rent income. The capital gain on two of my properties is more than 20%. I am very glad that I have chosen Gladfish as my property investment agent.
Very positive experience
Very good advice and service and my first venture into off plan property has been a very positive experience
Patient and Professional
Great experience all around with the team at Gladfish, in particular, Dan Varnaseri and James Cox. Patient and Professional despite my own ever-changing circumstances. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending.
Thank you Caroline for assisting me to complete my Manchester property smoothly in Aug 2020 with great follow up and follow through to ensure completion on time. Caroline even assisted me despite her holiday. Keep up the great work.
Thank you Philippa for looking after my portfolio during COVID 19. There were so many things that happened and Phillippa handled everything smoothly.
You guys are a great partner in my property investment journey.
Made our retirement a decent one
There is no doubt we have entered into this whole enterprise because of Gladfish. Gladfish is always happy to impart their expertise to help us provide a better future and make our retirement a decent one. A big thank you for the dream of a better future for my family.
Sends me updates on a regular basis even if I can't respond
Sharon is super helpful and goes out of her way to make things happen.
An example she has asked one of the Galliard staff to meet me this morning at 9 am on site outside of their normal days allocated to be there. I am always travelling and Sharon sends me updates on a regular basis even if I can't respond. Sharon has also put me in touch with a fab mortgage broker who is taking action. THANKS, SHARON!!
Helpful good service
I would like to say Sarah has been very helpful in helping me to get my deposit back from the landlord. She has been good at replying to emails.
5 star service
Sharon has been a great person to deal with throughout the purchasing process, and I would thoroughly recommend her and Ezytrac to anyone looking for these types of services. 5 stars, thanks again Sharon!
Many thanks to Caroline Bevis of Ezytrac who coordinated the progression of my 3rd buy to let property from my payment of the initial deposit through to completion. Caroline kept me up to date with regular progress reports, requested info from me when required, and responded in a timely professional manner to any requests initiated by me. A well earned 5 stars from me to you Caroline.
Gladfish are an absolute pleasure to work with
Gladfish are an absolute pleasure to work with on all fronts. Professional and rapid with their approach. I highly recommend them!
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