Real Estate Investor,
Warren is a husband, father, investor, developer and coach who is passionate about property investment and believes property is the ideal vehicle for wealth creation. He is a natural leader, who is sharp minded and enterprising. He has over seventeen years of experience in property investment, property development and business management in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
“Property has the unique ability to produce passive income, to allow the deduction of expenses to reduce one’s taxes, to provide instant equity when one purchases, to appreciate in value over a long term and is the ultimate vehicle for leverage and creative finance.”
In a nutshell…
He is a professional property investor and currently the Chief Executive Officer at Edge Developments, Chief Executive Officer at United Kingdom Property Partners, Chief Executive Officer at Brusse Property Limited, Co-Founder at SA Property Investors Network and Advanced Property Coach and Speaker at Legacy Education Alliance.
Warren was the Real Estate Manager and Strategy Director for DHL Supply Chain. He was responsible for strategy alignment and business planning regarding real estate investments, development agreements and lease agreements. He was responsible for property developments of more than R200 million and management of properties valued more than R1,0 billion. He was behind many of DHL Supply Chain flagship properties in South Africa.
He has personally concluded over 40 residential property acquisitions and coached over a 100 people in property investment. He is currently being mentored by James Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of the Amdec Group. He has been previously mentored by Harry Barclay, a residential property developer who focuses solely on developments within London, United Kingdom.
Warren ensures he has a balance in life and dedicates 20% of his time to his family, 30% of his time helping people through one on one property coaching and 50% of his time on expanding his property portfolio and his property related businesses.
During his 14-year corporate career with DHL Supply Chain, Imperial Logistics, Ernst & Young, Colliers International and Knight Piesold, Warren fulfilled various management roles, has managed teams more than 30 people and has consulted to various multi-national executive teams for Premier Foods, Mondelez, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberley Clarke, Namibian Breweries, Kellogg’s, Anglo American, British American Tobacco, TSB Sugar and Murray & Roberts.
Warren studied Civil Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand and cum lauded his masters in Engineering Management at the Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg) and completed his thesis on cost accounting.
He has a sound knowledge of construction and finance. He fully understands the importance of having an experienced and professional team in place to ensure a development project is a financial success.
It all began in 2001 with his first buy to let investment in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he was absolutely “hooked”. Over the next 12 years, Warren set out purchasing properties from Sheriff auctions, refurbishing them, selling them to raise seed capital or re-financing and renting them to expand his buy to let portfolio.
In 2013, he re-evaluated his investment strategy as his South African property portfolio was cash flow neutral and he was not enabling the financial freedom of his family.
He then decided to restructure his property portfolio in South Africa through selling and re-financing assets. Through this restructuring and expanding his investments within the United Kingdom, Warren is now financially free and focused on helping other people.
Warren loves to travel and has travelled to 18 countries in Africa, Europe and Asia. He further enjoys playing golf, cycling, running and spending time with his children. He is an adamant Springbok supporter too!
Involvement in property related businesses
Chief Executive Officer at Edge Developments, a property development business which develops across the residential, commercial and retail property industry sectors, throughout the Western Cape in South Africa.
Chief Executive Officer at United Kingdom Property Partners, a private equity partnership based business focused on helping people invest in high yielding residential investments within the United Kingdom.
Advanced Property Coach and Speaker at Legacy Education Alliance, a financial education business that helps people increase their passive income and raise capital through property investments.
Co-Founder of SA Property Investors Network, a South African based networking community for property investors. Events take place in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Somerset West, Durban and Port Elizabeth.
Chief Executive Officer of Brusse Property Limited, a United Kingdom based property investment business focused on “building a legacy” for the Brusse family.