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Jo Chivers from Property Bloom

Jo Chivers

“I was bitten by the property bug, there was no turning back.”

Jo Chivers proves that women can indeed have it all- a career that you are passionate about and a family.  While all of this sounds great, it does require hard work, dedication, perseverance and a bit of risk-taking.

Jo’s love of property development inspired her to leave her corporate career and pursue her true passion. After educating herself in property investing, she started building up her own property portfolio. After purchasing a few blue chip properties in Sydney, she soon realised how negatively geared they were and began researching outside of Sydney. She discovered a more affordable, large region of NSW where she completed her first property development.  Soon her friends were asking her to find them sites and manage their developments. 

She realised there was a need for an all encompassing project management service and her business Property Bloom™ was born.  Ten years down the track, she has developed over 60 properties for clients, creating literally hundreds of thousands of dollars in equity and high end yields.

  • 20 Jun 2014
    Sometimes we have to Stop and smell the roses

    Last week it was confirmed, beyond my belief, why the Hunter Valley in NSW is such a wonderful place. And it has nothing to do with developing property...rather enjoying it.

  • 11 Jun 2014
    A tweak in the schedule is worth two in the bank

    So you’ve just received your DA & CC consent and it’s almost time to start building. Just how long will the construction phase of your development take? Or more importantly, the question is how long before you start making a return on your ...

  • 04 Jun 2014
    Is it quicker to build equity from development or buy and hold in a high capital growth location?

    Today I met with an old friend. I’d coached his son in soccer (yep I am a junior soccer coach – but only up to under 10’s!). He is a very successful local real estate agent. His business on Sydney’s Northern Beaches has been growing from s ...

  • 28 May 2014
    Monkey Mind and Procrastination

    I found a really cool message on YouTube from a young entrepreneur called Vik Nithy about procrastination. I was web surfing instead of writing this article...I guess I was procrastinating!

  • 21 May 2014
    Is it really worth selling?

    I had a call from Dave today. He said ‘Hi Jo, can you help me with a dual occupancy project’. To that I replied...’sure Dave, we’d love to. Tell me a bit about your strategy and what you are hoping to achieve from a property development’ ...

  • 06 May 2014
    To build or not to build, that is the question

    There are a number of things to consider when you decide to purchase and build on land. Make sure your investment will create gains that you can be proud of.

  • 28 Apr 2014
    Sweeten the deal by negotiating terms of purchase

    As a property developer, one of the first terms we always negotiate is an extended settlement. Property Bloom wants to ‘buy’ as much time as possible to get as much done before our client settles on the land. Once settlement takes place hol ...

  • 10 Apr 2014
    Subdivision as a development strategy

    Subdivision is one of the many ways you can develop property. It involves converting one piece of land or existing dwellings into several.

  • 03 Apr 2014
    Build two or three?

    What’s the big difference between a two or a three unit site? Apart from the obvious number of units, there can be a big difference in the equity you can create.

  • 17 Mar 2014
    I love infrastructure projects

    Infrastructure projects yield indirect benefits through the supply chain, employment, business and retail growth, consumer spending, social benefits of community development related directly to the project and my favourite, property values ...

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