How to build a multi-million dollar portfolio

By Reporter 28 October 2015 | 1 minute read

So much property investment advice is based on hypotheticals – but now budding investors are being offered a chance to get a real-life insight into how a fully fledged portfolio actually operates.

Smart Property Investment is set to unveil the secrets behind the publication’s multi-property, multi-million dollar portfolio at this week’s Property Buyer Expo.

Phillip Tarrant, managing editor of Smart Property Investment, will be joined by Right Property Group’s Steve Waters and Aussie Parramatta principal Ross LeQuesne to explore how investors can build a similar portfolio.

“We’ll be pulling back the covers on an actual working portfolio. It’s money that we’ve put in ourselves. We talk about the exact decisions that we made, why we made them, how much money it cost us, where we lost money, and where we made money,” Mr Tarrant explained.

Smart Property Investment’s portfolio consists of 11 properties spanning multiple states – worth a combined total of $4,985,000.


The portfolio has an equity position of $1,777,599 with a loan to value ratio of 64 per cent.

The panel will discuss the strategies employed to extract more equity from the portfolio, and the trials and tribulations of building the portfolio in the space of just 24 months.

Mr Tarrant said that hearing advice from another everyday investor, rather than someone who sells properties, carries far more weight, as no information is withheld.

“It’s a look inside an actual living, breathing portfolio – warts and all. We don’t hold anything back, we talk about everything. We don’t use vague language, we’re not selling property, we’re just talking about what we've done,” he said.

The Property Buyer Expo runs from Friday to Sunday, and is located at Sydney Showgrounds.

To buy tickets, click here.

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