Archive for category: Developer Profile

Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad

Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad

  “I was a big fan of his book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, which was one of the most successful personal-finance books of all time.” – Donald Trump Robert Kiyosaki is a property developer, investor, business man, author, motivational speaker and financial commentator. Kiyosaki is best known for his Rich Dad Poor […]

Joe Russo – The New Breed of Developers

Joe Russo – The New Breed of Developers

“Joe Russo owes his success to hard work and careful decision-making.” REBECCA THISTLETON (AFR)   Joe Russo as teenager spent his savings on a flat and taxi licence and drove that taxi for a couple of years until he sold it to buy a child-care centre and a home. This […]

JO CHIVERS – PASSIONATELY IN PROPERTY

JO CHIVERS – PASSIONATELY IN PROPERTY

“(Jo) turned her passion for property investing into a blooming business.” (Propertywomen.com) Jo Chivers proves that women can indeed have it all- a career that you are passionate about and a family. While all of this sounds great, it does require hard work, dedication, perseverance and a bit of risk-taking. […]

Bill Kimpton – Pioneer Hotel Developer

Bill Kimpton – Pioneer Hotel Developer

“Bill Kimpton pioneered the boutique hotel concept in the United States.” JANE L. LEVERE (NYT) Bill Kimpton was the chairman and founder of the Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group, which owns over 12 boutique hotels and manages over 40 hotels and 29 restaurants in the United States. Kimpton was one of […]

HENRY FLAGLER – EMPIRE BUILDER

HENRY FLAGLER – EMPIRE BUILDER

    “The man who saw wilderness and out of  it created an empire” – Richard H Edmonds Henry Flagler was an American oil tycoon, real estate development and railroad builder. He was a key figure in the development of Florida’s east coast, being the founder of what become the […]

HARRY TRIGUBOFF – HIGH-RISE HARRY

HARRY TRIGUBOFF – HIGH-RISE HARRY

“Meriton is Australia’s biggest home builder.” (David Koch)     Affectionately known as ‘High-Rise’ Harry, Harry Triguboff is the colourful billionaire Australian property developer behind Meriton Apartments (@MeritonGroup) and the towering apartments that the company is known for. “The man behind Meriton Harry Triguboff who is one of that amazing breed […]

Stephen Ross – The Demiurgic Developer

Stephen Ross – The Demiurgic Developer

“In the cutthroat world of New York real estate, Ross stood on top of the world.” (Forbes 2012) Stephen Ross is the CEO and controlling share holder of The Related Companies, which currently owns and manages a property portfolio valued at $15 billion. Ross is responsible for the Hudson Yards […]

Wu Yajun – The Great Wall of Wealth

Wu Yajun – The Great Wall of Wealth

“Even when compared to Oprah, Yajun’s net worth towers over most, with a fortune of nearly $4 billion in Chinese real estate.” Wu Yajun is the Chief executive of real estate development company Longhu Real Estate Development Co. Ltd, which she co-founded with husband Cai Kui. A former factory worker, […]

Lang Walker – Empire Builder

Lang Walker – Empire Builder

“One of the country’s [Australia’s] more colourful property players .” Carolyn Cummins (SMH) Listed by Forbes as Australia’s 19th Richest Person, with an estimated wealth of $880 million Lang Walker is one Australia’s biggest property developers. In the late 1960’s A & L Walker Pty Limited was established in NSW […]

ROBERT TISHMAN – CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

ROBERT TISHMAN – CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

“A real estate developer whose companies – bearing the family name since the 19th century – etched their mark on the skylines of cities around the nation, including construction of the World Trade Center.” Dennis Hevesi (NYT)     Robert Tishman was born in Manhattan in 1916. His father David had […]