If there’s a name that’s synonymous with Australian property development, it’s Bob Andersen. And for good reason: The co-author of Residential Real Estate Development: A Practical Guide for Beginners to Experts has been involved in over $1B of projects— yes, with a ‘B’— since his burst onto the development scene over 30 years ago. In addition to having personally developed 2822 properties, in the last decade he’s also thrown his hat into the ring to teach over 2,500 budding developers how to do the same.
In this episode Andersen divulges his personal and professional stories, ranging from his athletic childhood in sunny Brisbane to the depths of despair on one tired night. The regular contributor to magazines such as Australian Property Investor and Your Property Investment describes every step along the way before and after that fateful night, including the chance meeting with a client-turned-mentor that catapulted him to where he is today.
Despite the bumps in the road, Andersen has emerged triumphantly every time to build the empire he thought impossible. He delves into how having passion for what you do really does make all the difference— not just to your happiness but also to the overall trajectory of your life. Even with less than 5 cents to your name, Andersen is proof sometimes all it takes is one person to see that spark within you to get that entrepreneurial fire blazing.