Me & My Property

Real estate experience helps him home in on good investments

Property exec Alan Toh looks at price, surrounding developments and growth potential of area

Mr Toh's three-storey, five-bedroom semi-detached house in Potong Pasir, which he bought for $2.75 million in 2017.
Mr Toh's three-storey, five-bedroom semi-detached house in Potong Pasir, which he bought for $2.75 million in 2017.PHOTO: ALAN TOH
Mr Toh’s three-storey, five-bedroom semi-detached house in Potong Pasir, which he bought for $2.75 million in 2017.
Mr Toh’s three-storey, five-bedroom semi-detached house in Potong Pasir, which he bought for $2.75 million in 2017. PHOTO: ALAN TOH
Mr Toh's favourite part of his home is the living room, with its full marble flooring and a customised full-length glass panel.
Mr Toh's favourite part of his home is the living room, with its full marble flooring and a customised full-length glass panel. ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI

Real estate executive Alan Toh grew his wealth by taking advantage of good property buys, thanks to his years of experience as a real estate agent.

"Since I'm in the sector, I come across many investment opportunities and have been able to execute on them when there is a fire sale," said Mr Toh, 44, referring to a property sale at a price far below the market value as the buyer is in a hurry to sell.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 12, 2020, with the headline 'Real estate experience helps him home in on good investments'. Subscribe