Philippe Brach

Philippe Brach

Philippe Brach, founder and CEO of Multifocus Properties & Finance, is a successful property investor who turned his passion for property into a unique investor-focused business.
His 25 year background in corporate finance and accounting, as well as his experience as a property investor, real estate agent and finance broker, gives him the perfect profile to help investors in all aspects of property ownership. In particular he can ensure that investment strategy, financial set-up, ownership structure and sourcing performing properties form a seamless plan that optimises potential for growth, and preserves benefits associated with managing a portfolio. 

  • There have been reports that there is an oversupply of apartment developments in some of our capital cities and mid-ring suburbs and this might be the case in some locations. However, demographic studies reflect that this could be a short-term problem. The long-term trends show that as a result of an ageing population and changing lifestyles, smaller households will no longer be looking for the larger homes on big blocks of land. read more

  • Compulsory superannuation was introduced to complement the retirement savings of working Australians back in 1992. Twenty-three years on, it is clear that additional investing alongside superannuation savings is necessary to achieve financial security in retirement. read more

  • Most investors appreciate that there are two components to the returns from investing in property: capital growth – where the value of the property increases over time; and cash flow – from rental income. An investor’s age, earning capacity and asset base will determine whether they are more interested in long-term capital growth or cash flow returns. read more

  • Tempting as it may be to increase the rents to make their investments look better, this is not a decision to be taken lightly. It doesn’t pay to be too greedy and any increase must be within the law. read more

  • With interest rates at 30 year lows, many property investors and home-buyers are enjoying lower interest repayments on their loans and are tempted to lock into a fixed mortgage rate. read more

  • One of the cardinal rules of investing, regardless of asset class, is to ensure that an investor has a researched risk management plan. read more

  • Why do so many investors stop at just one property? Let’s look at some of the thoughts people have that hold them back from investing in property in the first place, or from building a multi-property investment portfolio. read more