Austen Morris Associates were proud to partner with market leader IP Global on an exclusive launch, a breakfast event held at the Bryanston Country Club, Johannesburg. Austen Morris Associates prides itself in providing holistic financial planning to all our clients, as such the main focus of this event was to educate our clients and guests on the benefits of international property investment, as well as introducing several other unique investment opportunities available to them globally.
We were privileged to have Head of IP Global Africa, George Radford, as keynote speaker. George has over 15 years of property investment experience to compliment his BSc (Hons) in ‘Business in Property’ and has been a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) since 2008. Prior to joining IP Global in Hong Kong in 2011, he worked in London for GVA where he specialized in advising large corporate and public sector occupiers on how to contract and expand their property portfolios. George moved to South Africa in 2014 to open IP Global’s African offices. IP Global specialize in providing investors with strategic real estate investment advice and assisting them in building their property portfolios across a variety of global markets including the US, UK, Europe and Asia.
During this exclusive launch with Austen Morris Associates, IP Global unveiled some of their current offerings and also further discussed the key points of – Direct Property Investment vs REITS, student accommodation as an investment option, it was also important to highlight the benefits of leveraging, how clients could use property as a diversification tool and to convey what the tax considerations should be for their retirement and succession planning.
As a final value add to our clients and guests, we shared the top 10 tips for investing in offshore property. The event was incredibly well received by over 40 clients and prospective clients alike, we look forward to hosting a similar event early next year.