Welcome to the Slow Money Podcast. Where we give you realistic ways of attaining financial freedom.
We share Get Rich Slow strategies to help you go from employee to entrepreneur and turn your dreams into income streams.
In this episode, we have a chat with Diksesh Patel, CEO of Lighthouse Capital. Someone who has followed the SlowMoney approach and gone from employee to entrepreneur.
As well as a successful career in investment banking, Diksesh has been involved in property for more than 25 years and has built a large Buy-to-Let and HMO portfolio worth £3.4 million. He started building his portfolio in 1993 and expanded into HMOs in 2015.
He gave up his career and has since gone on to found Lighthouse Capital Group which focuses on sourcing and developing large-scale property projects for investors. Diksesh and his partners at Lighthouse Capital are experienced property developers with over 30 years of experience and over £300 million of projects behind them.
We discussed some of the core values of his business such as transparency, fairness and integrity, and the importance of developing lasting relationships, based on trust and mutual respect.
Key talking points included:
We also had an in-depth discussion on some of the reasons why property was a good enterprise for someone who was also working in full-time employment.
“Property has ring-fenced, outsourced, systemised contracts. I’ve got a very thin business and I love that. And as your business grows, you will have to grow your team around that”
Breaking it down into 3 main elements
“Focus on one of the three! The more you partner the quicker you can transition from employee to entrepreneur. It’s a Slow Money business.” he insists.
Other talking points included What’s a reasonable runway? What does a typical day as a developer look like? How and what CRM does he use?
Additionally, he breaks down one of his current development deals and the strategies he used to get the deal.
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