London and UK Property Expert, Chairman and Founder, Portfolio Director and Professional Speaker.
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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.
What Our Clients Say
Philippa Burgess helped me a lot during my tenancy period, she had been the most resolute person without a doubt.
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!
I have had a great experience with Ezytac. Everything was done promptly and professionally. I have been dealt with by Sophie who has been so helpful and friendly throughout and cannot do enough to help me, she even arranged for my flat to be cleaned as a gesture for a lack of communication on someone else's behalf! Great service!
Advise is given as and when needed
The product and service that are offered are clear. The processes are too slick to believe sometimes. Advice is given as and when needed to ensure you are comfortable with the developments as they happen. My property consultant knew my needs even before I did!
Wonderful support and service
Great team and special thanks to Caroline! Communication and support was seamless throughout process. Credit to the Ezytrac team. Thank you!
Understands the market well
I recommend Gladfish to anyone interested in investing in property. Speak to Ritesh, he really understands the market well and will make the process easy for you! These guys are more focused on helping you hit your investment goals rather than just flogging you a property. 10/10.
professional and efficient
I have now dealt with Gladfish on 2 occasions, and both times they were extremely professional and efficient. Highly recommend.
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.
Very good help and service
Very good help and service from James.
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.
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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What Our Clients Say
make good investments in the UK
They helped us to make good investments in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
Purchase process exciting and painless
Gladfish indeed did a great job. It's not my first buy-to-let property when I met them the first time, but I've learned the fundamentals of being a property investor from them. The whole purchase process exciting and painless. The team was very relaxed (which made me relax) but responsive to my questions. Great!
We have been working with Gladfish since 2009, we are very happy with their end to end services provided, from sourcing to property management. Hassle free. We met with the team before we made our first investment, they are very professional.
Would recommend to potential investors from all backgrounds
I have been in contact with both James and Ryan, they have provided me with valuable advise on my area of interest and shown continuous support throughout the process. A helpful and resourceful company, would recommend to potential investors from all backgrounds.
Very responsive and helpful at all times
It has been a pleasure liaising with Holly in relation to a HIU issue affecting a property at Aberfeldy Village E14.
Holly was very responsive and helpful at all times throughout the process for both ourselves as Estate Management and, also with the tenant involved.
Effort beyond their role
I found my dealings with Gladfish, very professional. They were always there to answer all my questions and their property consultants are fantastic. They always made a great effort beyond their role.
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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