My maternal grandfather was a real estate developer. I didn't get to see him because he passed away before he turned 40. After his death, the wealth of the family vanished through bad management and family politics.
My family had to do odd jobs in our small apartment in Singapore, like pasting stamps on envelopes for a postal company in order to make up for our income short-fall. Life was hard.
Though we were poor, my mum never fails to inspire me to DREAM big.
She made me feel special, that I can do anything if I put my heart to do so.
She believed in me.
Having been in Singapore’s real estate industry for over a decade, I have experienced 2 rounds of property cycles in Singapore (the busts and the booms). I have seen people coming out the cycles better off or worst off.
I have observed that if done right, real estate is the most powerful wealth creator, a better strategy to build and multiply our wealth.