Me & My Property

Banking on real estate know-how to invest

70% of PropNex agent's portfolio is in property, 30% in bonds and blue chips

Mr Stewart Lim, 30, an associate group director at PropNex, in the living room of his four-room Housing Board flat in Bukit Panjang, where he lives with younger sisters Sabrina (left) 26, and Stella, 20, and parents Tay Bong Him, 56, and Lim Yew Teck, 58.
Mr Stewart Lim, 30, an associate group director at PropNex, in the living room of his four-room Housing Board flat in Bukit Panjang, where he lives with younger sisters Sabrina (left) 26, and Stella, 20, and parents Tay Bong Him, 56, and Lim Yew Teck, 58. He likes the location due to its accessibility to shopping malls, amenities, parks and sports facilities.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
Mr Lim's life experiences taught him that making money is not easy, and this realisation led him to invest $1,252 of his hard-earned savings in a real estate salesman course with Real Centre Network in 2011.
Mr Lim's life experiences taught him that making money is not easy, and this realisation led him to invest $1,252 of his hard-earned savings in a real estate salesman course with Real Centre Network in 2011. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
Mr Lim bought a 570 sq ft two-bedroom apartment with one bathroom at High Park Residences in Sengkang for $636,000 in 2015. It is expected to receive its Temporary Occupation Permit status by June.
Mr Lim bought a 570 sq ft two-bedroom apartment with one bathroom at High Park Residences in Sengkang for $636,000 in 2015. It is expected to receive its Temporary Occupation Permit status by June.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Growing up in a low-income household is a challenge for anyone but property executive Stewart Lim was fortunate in that his parents had a sound exit strategy - education.

His now-retired father used to work as a concrete-mixer driver while his mother is a clerk in a construction firm.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 17, 2019, with the headline 'Banking on real estate know-how to invest'. Print Edition | Subscribe