Me & My Property

Using first-mover advantage to create wealth

Mr James Gan with his wife Dianne Ng and children (from left) Rui Xuan, Jing Yi and Zhi Yi, at their home in The Minton, located near Nex mall and Serangoon MRT station. Mr Gan bought the 1,335 sq ft unit for $1.38 million in May 2017. It is a high-floor
Mr James Gan with his wife Dianne Ng and children (from left) Rui Xuan, Jing Yi and Zhi Yi, at their home in The Minton, located near Nex mall and Serangoon MRT station. Mr Gan bought the 1,335 sq ft unit for $1.38 million in May 2017. It is a high-floor apartment that has been reconfigured with four spacious bedrooms from the original three-bedroom unit.ST PHOTOS: TIMOTHY DAVID
Mr Gan says the location of his home is important because his family lives near friends who embody the kampung spirit.
Mr Gan says the location of his home is important because his family lives near friends who embody the kampung spirit. ST PHOTOS: TIMOTHY DAVID
The balcony of Mr Gan’s unit overlooks an enclave of landed properties, and his family enjoys spending time working and dining there.
The balcony of Mr Gan’s unit overlooks an enclave of landed properties, and his family enjoys spending time working and dining there.ST PHOTOS: TIMOTHY DAVID

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After being a police officer for 10 years, Mr James Gan ventured into the real estate industry in 1999. He has not looked back since.

In the last 11 years, he has been with PropNex, where he is a team leader with 350 real estate agents. His team specialises in serving high-net-worth local and overseas clients.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 21, 2019, with the headline 'Using first-mover advantage to create wealth'. Print Edition | Subscribe