CEO & Founder
Qualified Property Investment Advisor
Ben is the founding Director of Empower Wealth and Chair of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA). A qualified Property Investment Advisor (QPIA), he holds a Real Estate Agency Licenses in VIC, NSW & QLD, a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management, Diploma of Business and has become one of Australia’s leading experts in property investing for wealth creation.
Ben founded Empower Wealth in late 2007 after a successful career in Resort Tourism Sales and Marketing.
Passionate about personal wealth creation through property investing, yet frustrated by the lack of independent property advice and the quality of research supporting investment decisions, Ben turned his attention to building a truly specialist advisory practice. Empower Wealth combines all the key areas of wealth creation professions including; Property Investing, Finance, Money and Wealth Planning, Risk Management, Superannuation, Shares, Managed Funds and Estate Planning.
Hand picking the very best and most qualified specialists, Empower Wealth has become one of Australia’s leading property wealth advisory consultancies with a major point difference – everything is under one roof.
Ben’s ultimate goal for the business has always been very simple – provide clients with access to specialist advice and leading edge research and tools which will help them achieve superior investment returns and ultimately total financial independence.
His philosophy is that with teamwork, collaboration, accountability and a commitment to building knowledge and a support network of qualified professionals, anyone can truly improve their wealth outcomes, almost irrespective of what income they currently earn. This approach, coupled with his experience in building his own families multimillion dollar property portfolio, has seen Ben personally help thousands of individuals and households to invest into hundreds of millions of dollars worth of residential property.
In 2012, Ben was appointed to the Chair of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA). PIPA is a not for profit association whose mandate is to increase the professionalism of those in the industry and to champion consumer protection from unscrupulous operators. PIPA is currently lobbying government to have the property investment industry regulated by ASIC. As the Chair of PIPA, Ben is at the forefront of the industry and was an active contributor of content to the revised QPIA (Qualified Property Investment Adviser) certificate level course offered by PIPA.
20 years experience in property investing, finance and wealth creation, together with a comprehensive understanding of industry regulations, issues and trends, has positioned Ben as a genuine expert in property finance and money management. In 2014, he won the Best Property Investment Advisor of the Year Award by Your Investment Property Magazine.
Ben is a regular media contributor and an international keynote speaker and is regularly featured on TV, in print, and delivering professional development addresses to the like of CPA and more. He also appears as a panelist and commentator on Sky Business News ‘Your Money, Your Call’, ABC News 24 and Look at Property and Melbourne Property TV.
Ben also writes for Money Magazine, Smart Property Investor, Australian Property Investor Magazine and Your Investment Property Magazine and is the co-host for the free and very popular property investing podcast: The Property Couch, an insider’s guide to property investment