How everyday investors are solving the crisis of homelessness
Ian Ugarte, Director of Small is the New Big joins Enterprise Radio. Ian is a full time developer recognised as the small space, micro apartment specialist, passionately working to solve the crisis of homelessness in Australia.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Ian Ugarte discuss the following:
- What is Hi-Res and how has it been developed?
- Why is community so important to you?
- What is the white collared homeless epidemic?
- What do you ultimately hope to achieve?
- Can the everyday person do something to help and what’s in it for them?
Ian Ugarte is a full-time investor, developer and educator. A property expert and change maker, using Nationwide Policies to work on affordable housing outcomes that reduce the level of homelessness in Australia.
In this role, having the opportunity, and often, the personal invitation to talk to differing levels of Government Ministers for advice on appropriate, intelligent and efficient use of space, gives him the leverage to help decrease housing costs and reduce mounting government pressure.
Ian is passionate about creating co-operative partnerships between Social Agencies, the Government and Private Investors to achieve sustainable and practical solutions for affordable housing, looking at the ‘Big-Picture’ and creating ‘win-wins’ for all involved.
As a qualified Builder, Plumber, Educator, Private Mentor and Coach, Ian uses his vast experience to turn traditional approaches towards housing provision on their head. He is recognised as Australia’s leading micro apartment, rooming and boarding house specialist.
Over the past 7 years, his speaking invitations have resulted in more than 100,000 people, from top Executives to attendees at Homelessness conferences, being audience to his unashamedly raw and heartfelt message. Consequently, becoming affectionately known for his very personal style of challenging people’s thought processes and perceptions.
Ian is sought after from all platforms of media to discuss the issues surrounding the affordable housing crisis and his drive to re-create community through the provision of elegant housing diversification.
He is also the author of “Small is the New Big” – a very personal account of a journey to Health, Wealth, Love & Happiness, laying out their correlation and the effect each component has in creating success.
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