ZAKI AMEER, FOUNDER OF DREAM DESIGN PROPERTY
Dream Design Property (DDP), founded by Zaki Ameer in 2012 has helped close to 800 clients purchase over 1000 properties. Turnover for the company for its first year was $27,000. Four years later DDP enjoys a turnover of $6.8 million and contributes approximately $90,000 to a variety of charities, including Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Young Professionals, Tiny Miracles, The Sri Lankan Annual Ball and The Bollywood Club, in its efforts to give back to the community.
At just 18, Zaki Ameer arrived in Australia from Sri Lanka with an unfaltering determination to not only land on his feet, but to achieve his big dreams for business success.
After multiple life-changing setbacks, including an unfortunate shift in his financial support system, Zaki found himself living in an alien culture with no friends, no income and significant debt resulting from international university fees. Determined to remain in Australia, he spent the next four years, Monday to Friday, working eight-hour days followed by night studies in business, where he’d finally come home at eleven o’clock only to have to complete course assignments.
Finally, clear of debt with a Bachelor of Business under his belt, Zaki had a chance meeting that inspired him to try his hand at property investment. Just a few years later Zaki built himself a successful portfolio of 10 properties, worth a total of $3 million.
Quickly gaining recognition for his incredible success, Zaki began speaking at seminars and events about wealth creation and personal development. It was here that he built his love for sharing knowledge which led to the creation of Dream Design Property (DDP) in 2012, a unique wealth creation program.
Dream Design Property utilises Zaki’s remarkable investment methods and mindset to guide clients as they begin their own property investing journey. Starting with one employee, Zaki now has a team of 20 staff offering each client an ongoing personalised service catering to their changing circumstances and needs.
Having a passion for mentoring, Zaki is on hand day-to-day with his team, advising them from a corporate and personal development point of view. Of course, the huge major of his team have their own portfolio of investments. As an example that he is very proud of, Zaki has personally mentored Brendan, one of the team’s key sales staff to grow his portfolio from zero to ten properties in just one year.
Unlike many of Zaki’s competitors, he stopped investing in real estate for himself shortly after starting DDP, realising this would ensure that the best stock on the market could be allocated to his clients. This is just one of the ways he feels his company differentiates itself from others out there. Another example of DDP’s unique services is Kickstart. This is one of the company’s main projects which is a unique and affordable program designed to provide Gen Ys with much needed help to take their first step into the property market as well as cement their financial literacy.
As to the future of DDP? Zaki’s vision for the company is to continue creating innovative strategies and services for his clients and be recognised as the number one company for wealth creation when it comes to real estate investment.
Zaki will be writing a regular column for The Property Investor starting from next week.