Joshua Boctorani is Managing Director at AssetBase, a boutique property investment firm based in Sydney.
Prior to his founding of AssetBase in 2017, Joshua had studied a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Finance and Economics while working part-time in Property Manager and getting his first taste of the property industry.
He has since spent time at the investment bank, Morgan Stanley, before working his way up the ladder at a national financial planning firm. It was here that he gained experienced in financial planning and earnt a stellar reputation as someone who worked hard, achieved results and managed a team effectively. His role required him to travel interstate regularly where he built relationships with those in the finance and property industries and began his time selling property. While leading a talented team of qualified professionals, he also spent time 1-on-1 with clients and focussed on education around the property market and how to implement strategies to create wealth through investing in property.
From here, Josh moved back into a property based role before starting AssetBase with his business partner, Nathan Lewes. Josh worked with Nathan to build a business which makes exceptional property recommendations to everyday people and truly looks after the best interests of their clients by negotiating on properties which suit the client’s requirements. His qualifications in finance and financial planning came in handy when he accepted a role with a boutique property investment firm which allowed him the opportunity to hone his skills for investment. Joshua spent time working directly with the the Australian Defence Force and learned about the specialised service they required.
During this time, Joshua was licensed NSW, QLD, VIC, TAS, SA, WA and NT and travelled regularly to build relationships with local agents, developers and vendors. This rare situation has given Josh a unique perspective on the Australian property industry and a little black book that is filled to the brim with contacts in all parts of Australia.
His experience with those in the Defence Force helped to shape the formation of his business, AssetBase, which he founded with business partner, Nathan Lewes, in 2017. Their goal was to build a business that catered to all investors and could offer a specialised advice to those in the Defence Force or the NSW Police Force.
Working with his business partner, Joshua researched government offers and negotiated with developers and builders, to bring together what they call the “Kickstart Program”. This program is accessible solely by those in the Defence Force. It entails a series of exclusive offers and government grants which can save our clients up to $45,000 on their first investment property.
Joshua was excited to create a scholarship to benefit young people in their access to Police programs at PCYC Sydney. By covering the costs of these lessons completely, financial barriers are removed and parents are brought in to assist with the program – create a multi-generational benefit. These gymnastics lessons empower students to achieve their goals by practising discipline and challenging themselves.
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Sourcing fantastic deals for clients is par for the course for Joshua and outcomes of an average $150,000 over purchase price for small development duplexes have provided him with a series of very happy clients.
When we asked his clients, 100% of respondents said they would use his services again. This is telling of the level of service, expertise and results that Joshua has provided to every single client. This satisfaction is also reflected in a 4.9* rating on Facebook and a perfect 5* rating on Google.
Revenue at his agency, AssetBase, has increased by 85% year on year. In a depressed property market affected by the Royal Commission, tighter lending environment and negative media exposure which has seen similar agencies wind up, Joshua has ensured the agency has continued to grow year on year in terms of volume and revenue metrics.