property investor, developer, educator, mentor
Ian is a full-time property investor and Australia’s leading micro apartment, rooming house and boarding house specialist.
Born in Sydney to Spanish immigrants, who lovingly instilled in him the ethics and importance of family, community and hard work, his family had a history of qualified plumbers; the unspoken expectation was that he would follow in their footsteps.
As a young man, Ian believed being a qualified plumber and builder meant he had all the skills needed to make becoming a wealthy property developer a reality. After buying his first investment property at age 19, Ian soon accumulated a portfolio of seven properties. The problem was, with six out of seven negatively geared, he found himself with less cash each week ... instead of more.
His dire financial situation forcing him to sell six out of his seven properties, a 'fire sale' costing him over $300K, he had only 1 property remaining. The next steps? Ian did extensive research on successful approaches to housing in the international arena, refined, and upgraded these for the Australian market, to then apply many of these learnings to their one remaining property.
Thirteen months later, he was able to quit his paying day job and continued applying this strategy to his ever-growing passive income property portfolio.
Ian is known to be working on 20-30 properties a month using his proven system and authored the book, "Small Is The New Big". An unstoppable entrepreneur & educator, Ian has not only taught qualified building trades at TAFE, but he also shares his expertise in the property development and property investing fields, having educated over 125,000 people at his live masterclasses over the past decade and is now recognised as Australia’s leading micro apartment, rooming and boarding house specialist.
A regular media guest across Ticker News, Today Extra, The Sydney Morning Herald, Realestate.com.au, Domain, and many leading property media publications; he's leading a movement to make these types of affordable housing available to people on limited incomes, and help the everyday investor reach REAL financial freedom using property positive cashflow.