2016 Investor of the Year Awards: Winners Revealed

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Our annual awards program, now in its ninth year, has attracted one of the most diverse group on investors we’ve profiled to date.

From a couple who only began investing half a dozen years ago and who already have a $5m-plus portfolio, to the investor nearing retirement age, to the young guns who are making huge strides ahead despite being in their 20s, investors from all walks of life are making a big impact in the property world.

Our ninth annual Property Investor of the Year Award aimed to find Australia’s leading property investor and to recognise and celebrate the achievements of property investors around the country.

This competition is never just about the dollar value performance of a portfolio, however; we also seek out to celebrate other unique and meaningful factors that contribute to your success.

How have you demonstrated entrepreneurial flair? What evidence is there of discipline, dedication and passion to help you achieve your goals? Have you acted with integrity and ethics – and what other factors have helped you get to where you are today?

These are just some of the questions our judges asked when reviewing our entries this year.


Our esteemed panel of judges include:

They reviewed and ranked our investor entrants according to a number of criteria, including:
  • Property performance
  • Risk management
  • Ethics and integrity in investing
And much more.

So without further delay, we’re proud to introduce our 2016 Investor of the Year, Keshav Jha!
Just a few years ago, hopeful investor Keshav was flipping through property magazines and gathering whatever tips and advice he could from experienced professionals. Five years on, his portfolio boasts 10 properties across five states and territories – and he has taken out the top prize in Your Investment Property’s Investor of the Year Awards.

Congratulations also to the award’s runners-up: James Dong and Leanne Jarchow.
James only began investing a couple of years ago, but already
he’s generated a multimillion-dollar profit – and he’s nowhere near finished yet.
Leanne doesn’t just invest in property – she’s absolutely passionate about every aspect of it, from renovating and developing to negotiating the best possible deal.

We also honour our Highly Commended investors, Angela Santalia and Ethan Xuan Trin,
Angela and her husband Lance have grand plans to travel the world and retire early – and with the results they’ve achieved with their property portfolio to date, their future certainly looks rosy.
Once Ethan got started in 2014 there was no slowing down, and the strategies he’s employed have created him $1m in net wealth already.

Thank you all for submitting your stories. They truly touched and inspired us. Keep them coming, and remember: it could be you next year.


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