Having a background in economics, Jacques is a seasoned investor and advisor for over 25 years, having completed business and property projects across Melbourne inner suburbs, Mornington Peninsula and regional Victoria. To date, completed property developments value in excess of $600 million.
Jacques has seen success in investing and being involved in forecasting and planning and establishing start-up companies over the years, across various businesses such as travel management and advertising. He was a founding shareholder and investor in the public travel company Webjet which is now one of the most widely used online travel booking systems in Australia.
Jacques’ core business in quality and individualised financial planning and accounting gained him a positive finance industry reputation with major funders such as the NAB and CBA, which secured his abilities in procuring financial investment and allowed him to engage his company in marketing ventures which were supported formally by the major banks. These business achievements assisted the success of the development projects as well as advising and providing advice for clients as well as enabled the core business to grow confidently and with longevity.
As a major shareholder and Director of his own companies throughout his career, Jacques’ abilities relating to forecasting residential property growth areas using statistical research, as well as modelling feasibility studies from project to project, has resulted in successful developments historically and with significant fiscal benefits. Additionally, economic research plays a major function in Jacques’ decisions relating to product choice, quality and gross pricing, allowing these factors to align successfully with market demand, from a sales perspective. Having typically run sales through his own office and built his in-house sales teams, his great understanding and success with sales technique is applicable to various markets and is invaluable to this team. Jacques has extended his skill set to his client base over the years to enhance their businesses or advise on property projects to achieve the client’s objectives.