Neil Mansell lives in Chelmsford, Essex. He currently owns a portfolio of properties in and around Chelmsford, and runs his own company that lets and manages not only those properties, but also properties for other investors and landlords in the area.
Neil first got involved in property investing towards the end of 2005 when he undertook a mentoring programme with Steve Bolton. Steve taught Neil some fundamental principles of successfully investing in property, focusing on developing a strategy which creates significant levels of surplus rental income. This is unlike many other investment strategies, which simply rely on a rising market to make any serious money and can easily leave you exposed to any market correction… which can and does happen, on average, every 15-20 years. The system Neil learned enabled him to generate enough income to leave his full time job at the age of just 29.
Steve and his business partners went on to launch Platinum Property Partners in mid-2007 and Neil became the first Franchise Partner to join the organisation. That was the catalyst for him to develop as an investor, grow his own business and be able to mentor others to follow the same system that he had used.
Neil grew up by the seaside in the picturesque county of Dorset and left there to move to Chelmsford to go to University in 1997. He graduated in 2001 after completing a 4 year sandwich placement course with a 2:1 Business Studies degree.
For the first 10 years of his life Neil grew up living in a hotel that his parents owned and ran and that gave him an early exposure to running a business, working hard, the importance of customer service and also having fun and also taking time off when you need it! After selling the hotel, Neil’s Dad became a property investor/developer in the Dorset area and that is what initially gave Neil the taste for property but without really taking too much notice of all the details that go into making a success of it!
Sport, mainly football, has been a big part of Neil’s life. He started playing football at an early age and represented his local town at all levels of youth football before starting to play men’s football at 14. Neil played for Dorset Under 21’s when he was just 18 and reached a semi-professional standard before ‘retiring’ in 2006 due to persistent injuries – and to focus on building his property business. Neil now enjoys watching football rather than playing and prefers working with his personal trainer on a weekly basis, as well as spinning, running, kettlebells, boxing and playing golf. He completed the Virgin London Marathon in April 2010 (raising £2000 for Barnardo’s), following the 3 Peaks Challenge in 2009 and a sky dive for another charity in 2008.