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 didn't feel pressured
Introduced to the team by Neelam, who was professional at the outset. I didn’t feel pressured. I was invited to their London office and got to meet the Associate Director Dan, who was fantastic in giving an overview of the property cycle ..... coming up with a clear strategy based on personal need and financial circumstances. Their upfront sourcing fee does seem expensive but it’s easily offset by the discounts and expertise they bring to the table. I found Gladfish as a professional outfit and worth my long trip from North to London and now find myself as a keenly interested property investor.
Guided me through the whole process
Living in Singapore, I was not close enough to the London property market to understand the market sentiment. The Gladfish team were able to guide me through the whole process. I am now the proud owner of London property and look forward to working with them again on future investments
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!
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.
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.
Take all the hassle out of property investing
A great company to use to take all the hassle out of property investing. All the staff are very friendly, helpful and most importantly well educated within all types of property investing. My personal experience with Ryan who is extremely knowledgeable, approachable and take all the pressure out of what can be a potentially stressful process, even when that process may fall within their own holiday!
Far less stressful to be guided
Before we came into contact with Gladfish we already owned three properties in addition to our own home. We have learned that we were not working to any sort of plan but were hoping for the best and working through problems as they arose. Since working with Gladfish, we have now bought two buy-to-let properties with them. Importantly, we know where the money is coming from and where it is going to in advance. We find it far less stressful to be guided by the team that Brett has. My wife Fiona often remarks "if only we had found Gladfish sooner."
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.
One of the best service team I have ever come across.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Invest without any stress
I am constantly busy with far too many priorities fighting for my attention. I came across Gladfish Property Investment by accident and its been a really good experience to date. Ryan has provided helpful professional advise that has opened the door for me to invest without any stress. Answering questions patiently and providing a service way beyond my expectations, truly delighted by the amount of handholding I have had to date. Cannot recommend them enough, the company overall for their flexibility and going the extra mile! A real surprise
Well informed people
It has been a pleasure working with such well-informed people as Ryan... his knowledge in the UK property market provides clarity and confidence in knowing where and when to invest and has the patience of a saint in my many many questions! Gladfish are a professional outfit and have helped me start out on my property investment journey with ease and confidence.
Very professional service
Ryan was excellent, extremely helpful from start to finish with friendly and very professional service.
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...
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.
professional and efficient
I have now dealt with Gladfish on 2 occasions, and both times they were extremely professional and efficient. Highly recommend.
Excellent at finding good solutions to changing circumstances
Caroline has been excellent at finding good solutions to changing circumstances. Keeps track of things so I don't have to. Systematic and timely in all affairs.
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.
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