I’ve recently taken the opportunity to take a step away from the corporate environment by hanging up the suit, moving to my home office and re-branding as Brett Johnson, The Real Estate Analyst.
I love what I do and my intention over the years ahead is to continue to meet with and assist clients, it’s just more likely to be in casual attire in a waterfront café than in an office. Just quietly, it also means having more time to spend on the boat.
By way of background you probably know that my partner in the Quartile business was my father Fred Johnson, a man who pioneered many aspects of property investment in Australia, wrote 7 books on the subject (one of them co-authored by me) and lent his wisdom to thousands of clients who used that knowledge to create lasting wealth.
Now in his 80’s, Fred doesn’t want to have active business interests anymore. He’s recently acquired a new boat, plays golf three days a week and remains an active and keen traveller. So we’ve both taken the opportunity to make some lifestyle changes.
I live on the waterfront in Pittwater on Sydney’s northern beaches and tend to travel by boat whenever possible. That now includes meeting with clients. My favourite place to meet is The Quays Marina Café at Church Point mainly because we have marina berths there and the coffee is excellent.
This new routine also means I can be time flexible and meet you on Saturdays or outside business hours on the phone if that is helpful.
There is a new website at: www.therealestateanalyst.com which elaborates a little more. It also has the latest market price charts and other updated commentary which may be of interest.
As part of this keep it simple approach, we won’t be making information on specific property recommendations publicly available on the web. Those details will be available privately to clients, family, friends and people who are personally referred to us.
If you’d like information on our current property recommendations get in touch by phone or email and we’ll send you the private links.
Other than that nothing much else has changed. I continue to watch Australia’s residential markets daily, stay up to date with economic and regulatory issues and seek out the properties that make sense more than others.
Maybe I’ll catch up with you over a coffee by the water sometime soon. It is interesting times in Australia’s residential investment landscape. There is much to talk about.
The Real Estate Analyst
An ongoing collection of thoughts, opinions, observations and recommendations by long time property analyst and commentator Brett Johnson.