Author, entrepreneur, real estate agent, business broker and yachtsman.
After leaving school he travelled to Western Australia where he worked in the oil and gas industry prior to setting up a communication business working mainly with the oil and mineral exploration sector.
He started his real estate career as a broker selling caravan parks for several companies. Soon, he started his own business to source and supply cabins to the caravan park industry.
Brett then increased his focus on real estate after earning his Advanced Certificate of Real Estate and his real estate license. One of his first ventures was starting a business that specialised in the sale of caravan parks and motels. He then started an internet-based business that enabled individuals and companies to buy and sell businesses whilst at the same time re-establishing a brokerage business.
Later, Brett purchased the Australian and New Zealand franchise rights for Sunbelt Business Brokers, the largest business broker network in the world. He opened offices in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Northern Territory, and Queensland before selling the master franchise five years later.
One of Brett’s most recent ventures is Australian Business Sales. This company specialises in the sale of accommodation businesses.
Brett’s professional and social associations include the International Business Brokers Association, the Australian Institute of Business Brokers, the Business Brokers Network of Australia, the International 505 Association, the International Etchells Association, the RS 100 Association, the Royal Brighton Yacht Club, and the Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club.
Brett is a competitive yachtsman who has competed in many races and championships around the world, he still owns several boats and continues to sail competitively.
He has travelled and worked throughout England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, the United States of America, Canada, Croatia, Hungary, Fiji, Nouméa, Belgium, Lichtenstein, Austria, Greece, Turkey, the Netherlands, Montenegro, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, St. Maarten, Nevis and St. Kitts, Antigua, Mexico, Vatican City, Italy, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Luxemburg, Andorra, Switzerland, New Zealand, Samoa, American Samoa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Monaco, St. Barts, Zimbabwe, and Botswana, Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar.
Brett Bowden is the author of ‘Sailing to Win’ and lives in Victoria, Australia.