Before entering the real estate industry, I was a banker at Credit Suisse and a Tax consultant at PwC Singapore, the world’s largest accounting firm.
With my previous work experience, education and knowledge acquired from two years of avid research (coupled with the savings that I had), I invested in my first property at the age of 24 – a freehold private apartment near Serangoon for over half a million dollars. Within 2 years (at age 27), I was able to purchase another property in Prime District 9 for $1.5 million near Orchard as a marital home. I wasn’t interested in swanky cars and fancy brand name items, but preferred to invest my money in real estate.
Just three years prior, in 2017, at the age of 29, I invested $2.3 million in The Sea View apartment in Prime District 15. In 2020 (age 32) and during the Covid-19 Circuit Breaker period, I seized the opportunity to buy my dream landed property at East Coast. It had a built-up size of about 10,000 square feet, and it was bought for about $1 million below than its assessed value!
In 2021 (age 33), I ventured into shophouse investment and purchased 2 shophouses at Kitchener Road & Koon Seng Road. The former has been resold after 5 months, giving me a 4 times gain on my initial capital outlay(link).
In 2022, I invested in another 2 conserved shophouses in Prime District 7 (Bugis) .