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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Excellent Service

Had email exchange with Helen today. I found Helen very professional and polite - quick response time to my emails! Thank you very much Helen 🙂

Becki - Client

Beyond our expectation

The information we received regarding our queries to invest in the UK, was outstanding and went beyond our expectation. The time spent over the phone to understand out requirements was more than enough for us to understand the nature of the investment. All emails were informative and the attachments were great. At any time during the process, Neelam was available to answer our queries until we were fully satisfied with the answers. This what we call an outstanding service.

Samir

Very grateful for their service

Manny is very helpful, patient and professional. Very grateful for his service.

Ween4ever

Everything was dealt with utmost efficiency and professionalism.

When I moved to Baroque Gardens in August 2016, I expected to be in for a rough ride.
The agent responsible for the initial part of the rental process was Crest Residential and they took a long time to sort each step from the offer to the signature of the agreement, making for a very stressful move.
As soon as Ezytrac took over, though, everything was dealt with utmost efficiency and professionalism.
During the first part of my tenancy, property coordinator Machaela was my first point of contact at EzyTrac, who handled my initial questions always answering to my e-mails promptly and politely.
I stayed almost two years in that property and during that time I never had any problem with EzyTrac whatsoever.
When I decided to move on, lettings coordinator Sarah took me through all the steps of ending the tenancy, making for a smooth and easy transition.

During my last month at the property, when the property was put back of the market, a reasonable number of viewings were scheduled at sensible times. The agents showing the property were friendly and quick causing almost no inconvenience.

The inventory check-out was fair and the rent deposit was returned on time with reasonable pre-agreed deductions.
Overall, working with EzyTrac was a very positive experience and I reassure that moving to a property managed by them will result in a straight forward and peaceful tenancy.

Mr O - Tenant

Wish I kick started working with them earlier

I started working with Gladfish in April-2016. I was allocated Ryan as the account manager. He is absolutely brilliant. I was looking for someone that I could trust to give me the correct advise and help me fast track into property investment. Ryan excelled at this. He was also very accommodating of my working hours, and we've had several calls after 8 pm. I have no regrets working with Gladfish. I only wish I kick-started working with them earlier.

Jag

Responsible company

I have used Gladfish for over 3 years and bought 2 properties with them. They are always supportive particularly Manny and Ritesh from start to finish -e.g. cash flow analysis, property selections, purchasing, progression, financing, completion and then property management with Ezytrac. They are always helpful offering best advice possible in all aspects of property management and replying to my enquiries promptly. Gladfish is an efficient, responsive and responsible company and l would strongly recommend using their services including Ezytrac!

Cwsirim

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.

Jonathan

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.

Mandi - Tenant

Available to advise

I have mainly dealt with Ryan over the past few years and he has been fantastic in helping me build a portfolio. Lovely to have someone so professional and available to advise on these matters, when you are so short on free time.

Libby

Start and increase my property portfolio

Been using Gladfish for 5 years. Very good company. Help me to start and increase my property portfolio. Always available for advice or if I have specific issues. Learnt a lot from them. Will continue to use.

Colin

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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Make the correct decision

Very helpful and knowledgeable team, specially Ryan who patiently answered my numerous questions helping me make the correct decision.

Payman

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.

Richard

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

I chose them as my trusted advisors

I've made some investments through Gladfish and I'm truly Glad (pun intended!) that I chose them as my trusted advisors! Both Ritesh and Manny have been extremely efficient, ever available, and no request is ever too much! Over time I've built a personal relationship with Manny and I've no hesitation on relying on his advise and judgement in this industry - always very engaging with honest, timely advice with no BS! 🙂 I'll be counting on Gladfish in the long term...

Manish

Efficient, competent and friendly team

The Gladfish team have got to be the most efficient, competent and friendly team I have ever had the pleasure to do business with. My property consultant phones me on a regular basis to keep me current with any ongoing developments within the property market and any good property deals that maybe of interest. It is a level of service other companies must only dream of being able to deliver to their clients.

Chris

Helped through some hiccups

The team are extremely professional and gave us sound advice on the property investments we have purchased. They've been very patient with our numerous questions concerning the purchase and have helped enormously through some hiccups.

Moe

Smooth and seamless process

This was my first experience buying an off-plan property and that too as an ex-pat. The whole process seemed very daunting and confusing however I must acknowledge that the Ezytrac team and in particular Caroline Bevis made it as simple as possible. Caroline was absolutely professional in the way she handled the whole process from initial deposit through to completion. She kept me fully updated and remained very responsive to each and every query that I had. I have no hesitation in recommending Caroline and the Ezytrac team to anyone looking to purchase a property in the UK and will surely be using them for my future purchases.

Salman M - Investor

London property info from the trusted expert

The buying process was handled professionally and effectively by the Gladfish team. Info provided was relevant and useful with no surprise element. As an overseas investor, I have the benefit of knowing about local London property info from the trusted expert.

Tan

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

You can always count on

A neophyte in the property business like me would be confounded by the maze of documents and processes involved in a typical transaction. However, you can always count on the resilience and competence of the Gladfish Team, especially the duo of Caroline and Neelam, to sort you out. Diligent, efficient, dogged and reliable. They are a wonderful bunch.

George

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