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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Best service team

One of the best service team I have ever come across. They understood what the client needs in order to make decisions. Clear and concise communication drawing out the key points. Very knowledgeable and competent team to work with

Emeka

Always there when needed.

Olivia has been great, and did everything she could to help make things quicker and easier for me, always responded straight away to emails and calls so always there when needed.

Stacie - Tenant

Outstanding Support

Once again, Caroline provided outstanding support during the purchase of a property. She was in frequent contact with the seller, solicitor and myself, ensuring that the purchase was progressing as quickly as possible. She is attentive, patient and conscientious - without doubt, she eased the entire process for me. Worthy of the highest rating.

Craig - Property Investor

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

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

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

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

Great service

Great service, with the Gladfish team going out of their way to answer your questions and guide you through process!

Nadim

Good communication

Very helpful and informative team with good communication between customer & consultant.

Jhonny

Accurate guidance

For property purchases and accurate guidance Gladfish is top of the game. The team do the research and due diligence in all factors...You can be sure it will be a competent and stable developer, a less than market value property purchase price, an accurate calculation for your future return. You're not forgotten once you've made a purchase and you can contact the team at any time. I've been working with two consultants over the past 5 years, Neelam and Dan. I've experienced a friendly relationship with professional guidance and confidence. I would certainly recommend to anyone considering property acquisitions beginners or experienced. A genuine company, a great team...

Malcolm

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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Always there when needed.

Olivia has been great, and did everything she could to help make things quicker and easier for me, always responded straight away to emails and calls so always there when needed.

Stacie - Tenant

Understanding of the property market is emence.

I was considering whether I should invest my limited savings in property and decided to call these guys and have a better understanding of the current market conditions and where it was heading. Spoke to Ryan who explained in detail as to why, where and how I should invest my funds. They made the process so easy. His understanding of the property market is immense. If you're thinking of getting in on the property market then I recommend speaking to Ryan at Gladfish first.

David

Really helped us

Gladfish has really helped us in establishing our foundation in the property market. The people we have been in contact with have been very understanding and professional. What we love about the team is that they really work from their hearts.

Beena

Great interface with developers

As landlords who work abroad, Caroline has been invaluable in keeping up communication with developers on our behalf. Our purchase went smoothly due to her hard work.

M.R. - Landlord

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!!

Geoff - Buyer

A prompt experience and a delight to work with.

I have been liasing with Holly over a number of flats she manages within our estate, she has been extremely helpful, efficient at resolving issues quickly and arranging access within a matter of minutes to flats I required access to for a leak. A prompt experience and a delight to work with.

Sophie - Client

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

Very grateful for their service

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

Ween4ever

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

Make the correct decision

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

Payman

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