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Happy 11th birthday Property Frontiers!
April 28, 2015Article by Charlotte Ashton
Eleven years ago this month, David Cox and I decided to take the plunge and turn our ambition to create a trustworthy property investment firm into reality. I’m amazed at how fast the 11 years since that auspicious day have passed. It’s often difficult to find time to take stock of one’s achievements, given the demands of a busy work schedule (not to mention having a young son!), but anniversaries are the perfect time for reflection, so here goes…
The early days
David and I put our property expertise to good work and looked at emerging markets around the world when we first founded Property Frontiers back in 2004. Our first sale was in Accra, Ghana and our first major development completion was in Ras Al Khaimah, in the northern United Arab Emirates.
In 2007, I was truly delighted to see my first book published. In the same year, Property Frontiers was acknowledged for the first time with a number of awards from the overseas property industry.
Steel is the traditional gift for an 11th anniversary and the 2007/08 financial crisis certainly required us to steel ourselves for the shocks that hit global property market, but thanks to our strategic planning and long-term outlook we were able to steer through the hard times and make it through to the other side.
I feel fortunate that the past 11 years at Property Frontiers have brought some of the happiest highlights of my career. The business development tour of South East Asia, including Shanghai and Mongolia, was simply fantastic. Meeting so many new people, assessing new properties and pioneering investment opportunities in new places reminded me of precisely what is was the inspired me about this industry in the first place.
Over the years, Property Frontiers has won a total of 17 awards. It makes me proud to look back on each and every one, just as it does to think of the client testimonials that we have received. Hearing from our clients how pleased they are with the investment opportunities that we have presented to them reinforces why the team here works so hard to do what we do.
As a company we have scoured the globe for the perfect investments for our clients. Right now, our focus is mainly on buy-to-let opportunities right here in the UK, but we also offer investments as diverse as a resort investment in the Caribbean and a structured agricultural investment in Senegal.
It’s been a fantastic 11 years to be involved in such a dynamic and varied sector. I can’t wait to see what the next 11 will bring!
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