Brett Alegre-Wood

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 so I founded YPC Group in 2016 I took over as Chairman of Gladfish.

2017 sees the introduction of Gladfish - Property Search... Think Gladfish, this is Bretts first Property Tech company which will offer various investment strategies including co-working space, hotels, international property as well as his stable, residential property.

Brett also developers hotels and 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.

  • Founder, Chairman and Property Investment Expert
  • Prolific Author and Property Through Leader – 1 Best-selling Book, 25 Books, 0ver 1000 blogs, and 200 hours of Video.
  • Well-known YouTube Property Personality with his Weekly Property Investment News segment, Property Rants and 60 Sec Property Pop Quiz.
  • People’s Book Prize winning for The 3+1 Plan – Insiders way to Financial Freedom with Just 4 Properties.
  • Husband to Arlene, Father of Ahmani, Bastien, Bayzen and Akira.
  • Lives between London, Singapore and Australia.

What Our Clients Say

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Scepticism gave way to complete satisfaction

Initial scepticism gave way to complete satisfaction. No hype, no pressure - just informed facts - presented clearly. Very professional company.

Paul

Excellent service

Excellent customer service, professional advise, customer, follow up and post transaction monitoring by Manny

Banjo

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!

Louis R - Investor

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 .

Carly - Client

Communicates regularly

Sharon is a great person to work with. She communicates regularly and has kept me informed of the progress of my property exchange/completion. Ezytrac is good at this and also at providing regular monthly statements, invoicing, and reporting for billing purposes. Makes my job easier as a landlord.

Jag P - Landlord

Communication

Fantastic experience so far with Ezytrac, we had a few pressing issues that were sorted and coordinated very quickly and efficiently by Robert. His communication was fantastic throughout and we would be happy for him to deal with any property issues going forward. Highly recommended.

Jessica B - Tenant

make good investments in the UK

They helped us to make good investments in the UK.

Ines

The team clearly enjoy helping others

Gladfish have been very pleasant and professional throughout. I would never have taken the plunge if I had not met Ryan. He set my nerves at ease and showed me the ropes. The team clearly enjoy helping others. Thanks so much

Nicole

Educational Experience

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.

Benita

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.

Fiona

Getting Personal with Brett

My Greatest Accomplishments

  • Having 4 kids and having time for each of them,
  • Convincing Arlene to marry me
  • Building 8 successful businesses and guiding them through the 2007-2012 recession, then Brexit.
  • Travelling to over 35 countries, Favourite city is Hong Kong, Favourite country is Nepal.
  • Winning the Peoples Book Prize in 2010 for Non-Fiction.
  • My promotion to Cadet Under Officer (CUO) in the Air Force Cadets.
  • Various Sporting and Debating Championships whilst at school.

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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What Our Clients Say

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Personable yet professional people

It's rare to find personable yet professional people in the industry, however Holly is just that. As a property maintenance and refurbishment company it is important for us to build good relationships with our clients and Holly is always on hand to help us with any issues that crop up and deals with them in a very efficient manner. Super friendly and helpful and we all love working with you Holly!

Danielle - Client

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.

Helen

Wonderful experience

Wonderful experience and advice provided by Manny and Dan - would love to recommend Gladfish and continue to deal with them for my future investment needs.

Vineet

Quick to answer any queries

Brilliant communication skills, fast-paced environment and quick to answer any queries I may have had. Thank you for your help.

Shana - Client

Useful research resouce

Gladfish offer researched, property investment opportunities across the UK. The team are knowledgeable and thoughtful whilst guiding buyers through the whole purchase process. Their Top 100 investment blog is a useful research resource where they offer property investment education articles and videos free.

John

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.

Katherine

Protect and develop my investments

Gladfish have been responsible for successfully building my increasing property portfolio, without whom it would have been decidedly more challenging, stressful and I suspect significantly less profitable! Dedicated support and strategic advice from Ryan and his wider managed team have guided me through my entire journey from a baseline knowledge of property investment to being able to make informed long-term strategic decisions and restructuring to both protect and develop my investments. Whenever a conversation crops up about property investment I always recommend that the starting place should be a conversation with Ryan and Gladfish.

Nick

Education made available

Thank you for all the education you have made available to me over the past 3 years. Reading your book now makes me appreciate this even more as you have been giving us exactly what you are now providing the public. I've been reading your material on the web, end to end, at least once a month. Reason? Because as I grow in the business, the meanings of what you say in your material changes, they grow, they become more relevant. More importantly, as I practice the principles and follow the rules, I definitely see the benefit.

Borie

Prioritises customer satisfaction

Gladfish prides itself as a company that prioritizes customer satisfaction. The team totally embodies this principle. Completely professional in their manner, open to and approachable for discussion and always available should any questions arise. A perfect example of why Gladfish has the great reputation it does.

John

Very polite and helpful and easy to communicate with.

We have received a great service , and updates when promised....excellent thanks.
Very polite and helpful and easy to communicate with.

Richard - Accounts

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