“Working hard isn’t enough” – a young investor’s journey to wealth. [Case Study] - Ironfish

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“Working hard isn’t enough” – a young investor’s journey to wealth. [Case Study]

For young investor Brenda Gao, the realisation that hard work alone sometimes just isn’t enough to be able to live the life you want, was a life changing realisation that set her along the path to property investment.


Brenda attended a property workshop in the Ironfish Brisbane offices and heard CEO, Joseph Chou, share his experiences of what was the best way of meeting his financial goals. The workshop helped her to set her own financial goals and work to achieve them faster.

“As part of the younger generation, I know how hard it is to earn enough money to live your dream life. From Ironfish, I learned that you are not only earning money from working hard, but also through investment – using both hands to accumulate wealth faster.”

Hear our customer’s story in her own words:


Since our establishment in 2006, Ironfish has had many success stories and helped many clients like Brenda.

Our mission at Ironfish is to see our customers achieve long-term financial security through smart portfolio investing. As an industry leader, with offices in 10 cities across Australia and China, we help new investors navigate their way into the property market and established investors gain access to quality investment opportunities and services. We support our investors in acquiring a diversified property portfolio, backed by the confidence of the latest research.

“We have a very stringent selection process; my main job is to say no to all the sub-par investment properties and products from unreliable developers.” – Grant Ryan, Property Director, Ironfish

Ironfish maintains strong partnerships with industry; our partners include globally and nationally recognisable brands such as developers Mirvac, Lend Lease, Aria Property Group and Gurner. Through these relationships, we often have access to exclusive investment opportunities and properties within landmark or iconic buildings across Australia, properties which we know people will be proud to hold over the long term.

We are proud of the relationships we have developed with thousands of individual investors over the last 10 years. We are also extremely proud of the quality of properties and opportunities that we’re able to offer our investor network.  We have helped our customers to acquire a significant portfolio ranging from one to as many as 11 properties.

Joseph Chou, Ironfish CEO and Founder, has a grand vision for the company’s growth in the next 10 years.

“We are committed to becoming a property investment company that is loved by our staff, complimented by our clients, and admired by industry peers.”


*We’d like to thank the Ironfish Brisbane team and Brenda Gao for sharing her story in this article.


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