Dr. Dolf de Roos
While studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Canterbury, Dolf realized electrical engineering, though inherently interesting, was not necessarily lucrative. A subsequent nine-month study of the rich followed to determine what qualities they had in common. Attributes they did not share were age, gender, race, creed, country of origin or education. Surprisingly, it did not even matter whether or not they were born into rich families. Dolf did note one common denominator; almost without exception, the rich either made their money through property, or held their wealth in property. This finding marked a shift in Dolf's focal point.
Although he continued on to earn a PhD in Engineering, Dolf began investing in property as an undergraduate student.Over the years, as his successes with property became apparent, Dolf was cajoled into sharing the "why" and "how" of his real estate investment strategies. He has run public seminars throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America, and Europe, trained real estate agents, written and published five best-selling property books including New York Times Best Seller, Real Estate Riches, as well as introduced software to both analyze and manage investment property. Consequently, his views on property are esteemed, and he is often asked to address investors' conferences, appear on radio shows, and take part in television debates.
In the late 1990s Dolf launched a public company, "Property Ventures Limited" of which he is the chairman. Property Ventures is now gaining momentum as an innovative property investment company, with holdings ranging from high-rise apartment buildings to high-end vineyards.People who are familiar with Dolf know him as being passionate about the psychology of wealth in general, real estate in particular, and more than willing to share the fruits of his ongoing quest for knowledge.