Property investment was not intentional for Gerald but a necessity. His first investment in property was a double story terraced house in England in the 90s while he was doing his Masters program and has since grown to dozens of other properties in the last 15 years in different parts of the world.
After realizing that majority of his current assets came from his property investment, Gerald slowed down on his IT business in 2009 and started to focus his time and efforts into property investment. He also came to realize that should he invest alone, he would not have the bargaining power with the developers. Because of this realisation, he started his first property investment group. As the leader of the group, Gerald spent most of his time researching and negotiating for gems and great investment projects both locally and abroad in the UK, Australia and the Philippines.
Gerald’s knowledge and understanding of getting business by referrals and effective negotiation allow him to successfully grow his businesses as well as his property investment group. He is currently the Director of 2 software development companies with MSC Status, a vice chancellor of a modelling academy, a restaurateur and a business trainer for the largest Networking group in the world that specializes in referral marketing. This organization successfully passed more than USD8.2 Billion worth of business in 2015 alone. This was mainly attributed to his ability to have great foresight and planning. He constantly shares his planning tools with his participants in different organizations as well.
In 2012, Gerald launched a book entitled “Pretty Lies Ugly Truth” which is a best seller that is available from the local bookstores and Amazon.com. In this book, he shares his knowledge on business intelligence and the dirty tricks used by different individuals and organizations during negotiation, operation and deal closing.
Look out for his next book entitled “Property Tricks: Ugly Lies, Pretty Truths” which is due to release this year. He and his partner and co-author Jin Han will reveal all the hidden gems in the property market and effective tricks that are used by world-class investors such as Warren Buffett.