Today I’m delighted to be joined by Remi Coghiel, an investor who started by learning a trade and working his way up the property ladder. But despite sharing some highlights of his career so far, this episode feels like a little bit more than that: you will tell straight away that Remi has a different perspective on a lot of things, and he isn’t afraid to go against the grain.
We talk about the sacrifice necessary to get started in property, whether that’s sweat equity put into early projects or cutting back on material perks short-term in favour of achieving bigger goals in the longer term. He’s definitely one to watch, and I’m confident that he’s got a fascinating career ahead of him.
But today, we’re just getting to know the backstory of the man behind the Wolf of Renovations.
Listen to this episode below:
Here’s a sneak peek at what discussed this time:
3.21 – From travelling to plastering to all sorts in between, Remi talks about life before property.
“I always knew I was going to be a property developer – it’s what I wanted to do. I didn’t know how I was going to do it, but it’s what I wanted.”
11.48 – Remi explains why he thinks the best strategy for beginners is to start with your own home.
13.05 – Why ‘doing it yourself’ in property is hard work.
13.58 – Introducing Tom, Remi’s business partner, who shares his interest in sustainability, co-operation and joint venture investments.
16.52 – The benefits of working with a partner.
18.01 – How Remi handled the transition from being hands-on construction to more business-led owner.
22.11 – Remi talks about the importance of working hard, getting your hands dirty and learning the ropes when you’re starting out.
25.44 – Remi talks about ‘Thundercat’s’, Remi and Tom’s first project together.
“What works for one person doesn’t work for everyone.”
31.07 – Remi reflects on using ‘Thundercat’s’ as a showcase to launch his brand.
32.32 – Remi talks about his passion for sustainability, and self-development journey.
43.09 – Remi opens up about embarking on a project when you don’t have much up-front capital, and the reasons for his honesty.
“With social media, there’s a lot of dishonesty and people only show the highlight reel.”
47.01 – What a day might look like for Remi.
49.28 – Remi explains the meaning behind the Wolf brand, and the power of brand in general.
55.49 – Remi talks about what the future holds, and how manifestation is going to help him.
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