Entrepreneurial Pursuits! - Nick has always favoured entrepreneurship, or at the least, roles which afford him a significant degree of autonomy. He has extensive commercial experience in a range of corporate, sales, finance, real-estate, marketing and hospitality environments.
As a result of his passion for international travel, he has now lived in or passed through about fifty countries, and accordingly, has been exposed to a wide variety of professional work environments since graduating from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree way back in 1989 (Accounting, Marketing & Law).
His ability to adapt both personally and professionally to ever-changing circumstances, has resulted in his having evolved a diversity, depth and quality of professional skill-sets which would probably be uncommon in lesser-travelled people.
In summary, Nick is predominantly a 'people-person,' with a singular talent for being able to establish an easy rapport with people from any demographic within the social or professional spectrum. These interpersonal skills are invariably a cornerstone of the success of any projects or collaborations he undertakes.
Vilcabamba Real Estate - Since having relocated to Vilcabamba, Ecuador, in 2008, Nick's primary endeavour until recently, was Vilcabamba Real Estate. Together with his longtime business partner Santiago Rodriguez, he still runs an ethical, professional, fee-transparent, and user-friendly real-estate consultancy, primarily dedicated to helping other folks looking for alternatives to 'first-world' life, find and develop their own piece of paradise in the mountains around Vilcabamba.
From the outset, Nick and Santiago literally redefined how real-estate business was transacted in Vilcabamba, and turned a blow-torch onto what had previously been a 'Wild-West' of rogue operators and real-estate scammers. If you are interested in sourcing (or selling!) real-estate in the region, please get in touch for a professional opinion, and/or click through to our Facebook page to check the properties we are currently representing.
InstaCasa Modular Housing Solutions - As of late 2016, Nick and Santiago (along with Santiago's grandfather, Roberto), launched their new company, InstaCasa, which produces state-of-the-art prefabricated modular homes/accommodation.
InstaCasa's modular housing can be used advantageously by many people in vastly differing environments, in an almost unlimited number of ways. The rapidity with which these units can be put in place, and the relative ease with which they can be folded up again and transported elsewhere, make them about as cost-effective and versatile a solution as can be imagined.
InstaCasa will firstly be servicing personal, commercial and government markets throughout Ecuador, but fully expects to be a market-leader in both Peru and Colombia in the not too distant future.
Click here, and here to watch short videos of erecting the modular, and the interior tour respectively, and please click through to our completely bilingual (English & Spanish) website for all other relevant information.