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5 Quick Questions with TY

I was recently asked 5 questions from Your Investment Property Magazine….this was my response:

You run marathons all over the world and still run a solid business, how do you do it?

Not sure how I do the marathons…42 Km’s is a long haul! But in terms of juggling the training and the work it all comes down to a great team of people around me.

Most of my staff have been with me around 10 years…so they know the company better than I do in most cases!

In regards to the training – I’ve just got to get up and do it or I won’t get to the finish line. It’s as simple as that. And my family tend to get a holiday at the end of it…so that motivates them to motivate me!

What inspires you to keep on pushing your limits as a person/athlete and property professional?

I’m the type of person that if I say I’m going to do something – I do it at all costs – which some might call stubborn.

I got pretty sick before the last marathon in Berlin and wasn’t sure I was going to be able to finish. The on-course Doctor tried to ban me at the 10km mark when he heard me coughing. So when he wasn’t looking I hid in the bushes and waited for 5 minutes then ran out and kept going. I did a slower time than usual but at least I finished it!

I guess that same drive has also made Washington Brown be the successful company it is today. Depreciation Calculator

If you had $500k to invest now, where and what would you buy?

There are always opportunities in the market. I just bought a small unit in Cairns that is yielding quite well.

I’m currently looking in Hobart for a house as well.

But investing in Washington Brown and myself has been my best investment to date.

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Being a QS is Sexy!

What’s the coolest thing about being a kickass depreciation expert and investor?

In a recent survey Quantity Surveyor was ranked the number 4 sexiest occupation after Film Star, Media Baron and Soccer Superstar.

Hmmm maybe not!

In reality, it’s the people/developers I’ve met along the way who have taught and continue to inspire me.

What are the 5 little known things about you?

  1. I was a state junior lawn bowler at the age of 14!
  2. I married my high school sweetheart.
  3. I first worked for Washington Brown as a cadet for a year – for free – Now I own the company!
  4. I have a 6 year old daughter named Taylor who has daddy wrapped around her little finger.
  5. I ran a marathon on the Great Wall of China a year ago and I’m still sore.

About Tyron Hyde

Tyron Hyde is a director of quantity surveying firm Washington Brown. He is regarded as one of the industry's leading experts in property tax depreciation, is regularly quoted in the media & asked to speak at conferences. -