*Members Only* Investor Keynote - What I know for sure: An investor's career retrospective


Date: 11-Feb-2020

Capacity: 200 (51% booked) 

Auckland Girls Grammar School, 14 Howe Street, Freemans Bay

Networking from 6.30pm | Presentations from 7.30pm

Members Only | Memberships from $75


Over the course of his 30+ years investment career, Wayne Leathard has amassed not just significant personal wealth but also various income streams with property. A firm investment all-rounder, he has experience with a variety of strategies under different market conditions. In addition to nurturing his own investment portfolio, Wayne has also been known to offer casual mentorship/advice for his personal network and through that has built up some considerable insight into what it takes to become a successful property investor. 

At his first-ever speech to APIA members, Wayne will look back onto his time as an investor so far, unpack the major milestones, talk about the valuable lessons he had picked up over the years and what he sees as the pathway forward for investors in 2020.  Wayne will also touch on his most recent project (14 build to rent units completed December 2019), how he utilises the Auckland Unitary Plan and how he positioned himself to triple his portfolio in the last 4 years. 

Talking points
  • Overview of investment background including goals, key milestones, different strategies, and outcomes; 
  • Mistakes made and lessons learned; 
  • What and where are the opportunities and risks for the 2020 property market and whether Wayne considers increased regulations and financial speed bumps as risks for investors at all; 
  • How Wayne stays motivated, engaged and continues to take actions for his investments after so many years; and 
  • Why do some investors succeed while others fail? 


If you have thoroughly enjoyed a property book and no longer have need of it, we would love for you take part in our first ever book-swap. Simply drop off the books at book-swap table and take home ones you are interested in yourself. Just books please, not DVDs or magazines. Thank you! 







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