Cam McLellan

Cam McLellan

Director of OpenCorp, Cam McLellan is committed to sharing his passion and property investment knowledge with everyday Australians.
After thriving in the telecommunications, technology and recruitment sectors and making six BRW Lists in 8 years, alongside accomplished OpenCorp. entrepreneurs Matthew Lewison and Allister Lewison, founded OpenCorp. eight years ago.
Cam started investing in real estate at a young age and quickly mastered the art of building sustainable wealth. He has used the same wealth building strategy to develop a multi-million dollar business, sharing his knowledge and skill with ordinary Australians. Cam has personally bought, sold and developed numerous properties and has an extensive residential and commercial investment portfolio.

  • There isn’t one rule you need to know as a property investor. Al and I have rules for every area of property investing, whether it’s taxation law, identifying an investment, duplication, cross collateralisation, finance structure or picking a tenant. Every rule is designed to reduce risk but because people keep asking, we thought we’d do a top ten of some of our old favourites for you and discuss each. read more

  • So what is a “tall poppy”? It is a person who is doing something different, trying to get themselves ahead of the crowd and who stands out from others. The decision you need to make is whether you are happy to just tick along in life, or whether you’re someone who is prepared to take the steps to educate yourself and move forward with building your wealth read more

  • Most people who know me, know I champion buying new over old when building your portfolio. Personally I have done the whole buy – renovate – sell thing but any profit made is usually negated by agents fees, stamp duty, selling costs, the renovation costs of course and much more. read more

  • A lot of people know that Al Lewison and I are business partners, we invest together, are obviously good mates but one of the other things that people don’t often realise is that we are actually brothers-in-law as well! read more

  • When it comes to property investing what comes first the chicken (your borrowing capacity) or the egg (the property). Most people would say it’s the property, but today I’m going to tell you why the chicken should always come first. read more

  • I was recently asked what the difference is between myself and those who are still great with general life but don't ever acquire financial free. After thinking about this for I while, I realized it’s because I find it mentally easy to absorb a setback. In fact I love a road block. read more

  • Once I started thinking about writing this blog post I thought about the Monopoly board game. Random? Yes, but stick with me here. What I realised is to start this game off, you can keep going around and collecting your money as you go pass Go, but, you can also buy a lot of property. read more

  • Get things in writing. I repeat, get things in writing. I do this with everything. In business, it’s now habit for me to ask people to email me things in writing, minutes of meetings, verbal agreements, etc. This is also part of my system that keeps me organised. There are no grey areas when things are in writing. read more

  • Setting up your team when it comes to property investment is very important. You don’t have to find an A-team or an All Stars team but they certainly need to be competent in what they’re doing. And when you are thinking about purchasing, your first instinct will probably be to look to your accountant. read more