John Corey started his working career in the software industry. Moving to Silicon Valley in 1982, John was there before much of what you know and love was created.
John was part of the team the push HP into the Unix market. Later he joined NeXT Computer where he took on various role. Included was one role where John reported directly to Steve Jobs.
While leading the NeXT team at IBM, John met a 19 year old who, as a LinkedIn co-founder, Eric asked John to beta test the new online service. Other notable people and technologies where part of the era so there are stories to share.
Having worked at NeXT, Swiss Bank Corp (SBC) recruited John to its London office in 1994. After a reverse takeover SBC rebranded itself UBS. John’s work included leading global teams in all the financial centers.
John’s property career started in late 1983 or early 1984. After reading a book John attended an evening meeting in San Jose CA where those who showed up received a free cassette tape. A weekend course titled “Nothing Down” was offered which John attended a few days later in San Francisco.
On day two, Sunday, John decided to go into work late on Monday so he could visit a local real estate sales office. By that afternoon, John had purchased a detached house for nothing down using what he had learned over the prior 48 hours.
John has an impressive CV and has mixed it up with some of the world’s best:-
- Reported to Steve Jobs when working at NeXT
- Beta tested a new online system for LinkedIn Co-Founder Eric Ly
- 30 years property experience since taking the intial plunge
- Extensive knowledge in multi-national real estate markets
- Own portfolio covers properties from Bradford to Hawaii
- Current spearheading a REIT’s launch
Currently, John is a multi-national landlord with property from Bradford to Hawaii; 11 timezones and two oceans. At present John is leading an effort to launch an UK based, HMRC approved, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). In other words watch this space in later 2013.
In keeping with our passion at the Bucks Property Meet of securing first class speakers we have again secured another very active property person who is willing to share his knowledge with the Bucks community.
Property networking is all about making new contacts, sharing new ideas, learning, being motivated to take action and being able to spend time with others who share a common passion.