Brett Alegre-Wood

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Brett Alegre-Wood
Born (1973-03-14) 14 March 1973 (age 48)
Melbourne, Australia
Alma mater Griffith University, Brisbane
Occupation Author, professional speaker, entrepreneur, educator
Spouse(s) Arlene Alegre-Wood
Children Ahmani, Bastien and Bayzen

Brett Martin Alegre-Wood (born 14 March 1973 in Melbourne, Australia) is an author, entrepreneur and property educator. He is the founder of YPC Group and author of The 3+1 Plan, winner of the 2010 People's Book Prize.

Early life

Alegre-Wood was born in Melbourne but moved to Brisbane at the age of five when his father, an artillery non-commissioned officer in the Australian Army, was posted to a base there. He first developed an interest in property when his father left the military and began buying, renovating and selling flats and houses with ex-Army colleagues.[1] After serving four years in the Australian Army, three of which were spent studying International Business at Griffith University, Alegre-Wood worked in management consultancy before moving into property, first as an estate agent and then as a mortgage broker. In 2000 he began writing a Property Tips & Tricks newsletter.

YPC Group

In 2002 Alegre-Wood moved to the UK and formed YPC Group, a property investment company providing free education for newcomers to the UK property investment market. The Group research, analyse and interpret long-term property market trends and present the information in free articles, blogs, videos, articles and reports.

Books

Alegre-Wood's first book The 3+1 Plan was published by Delancey Press in 2009.

Honours and Prizes

The 3+1 Plan was the winner of the Non-Fiction prize in the inaugural People's Book Prize in 2010.

Media Work

Alegre-Wood regularly features in the UK and online media, talking about property-related issues. He has appeared on GMTV [2] and featured in newspapers including The Times,[3] The Sun,[4] The Daily Star, and The Daily Record.

The British Enterprise Bank

In October, 2010, Alegre-Wood was reported to be involved in the creation of a new bank, The British Enterprise Bank, a new venture aimed at lending money to small, UK companies.[5]

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