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Scott Picken

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CEO,
Wealth Migrate

Scott has an undergrad B.Sc. and Master degree in construction, property and IT, which is where the blend of Real Estate and technology originated.

Scott did his first real estate project at 13, adding an extra bedroom and on-suite bathroom to the family home (so he didn’t have to share with his brother) and built his own accommodation at university. At the age of twenty-one Scott left South Africa for the UK. He had done well at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa (B.Sc. Construction Economics (Cum Laude). He did a full-time master’s program at Greenwich University in London (M.Sc Construction IT (Cum Laude) whilst having a full time job working for a mid-sized Irish developer in London. At the age of twenty-two, Scott and a friend, Warren Pearce, bought their first Real Estate back in South Africa. It was in Cape Town near UCT, and was a 5 bedroom house with great zoning, and it was his first real experience of buying international Real Estate, buying real estate in South Africa from London – he soon realized to be a nightmare! Ultimately they developed it into 6 townhouses, and this was the first time they learnt the importance of working with local partners.

At age twenty-four Scott and his friend bought their first Real Estate in London and by the age of twenty-six, he realized that international Real Estate was his passion, and so he resigned from his job and created International Property Solutions (IPS) to help others invest internationally as well. The philosophy of the company was based on Zig Ziglar, “You can have anything you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.”


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