About This Show
Radeo is a podcast for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs. It is hosted by Ross Drakes and Rich Mulholland and produced by the Entrepreneurs organisation in South Africa. Tune in every 2 weeks to hear conversations with business owners who will share their experiences and stories of what they have learnt building their business and what drives them to keep going.Read more »
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#10 RadEO with Jonathan Kohler from Landsdowne Investment Properties
6 days ago
In the tenth episode of RadEO, we talk to Jonathan Kohler, founder and CEO of Landsdowne Investment Properties. He talks to us about driving around with “for sale”-signs before he started his business, property management and falling back in love and being passionate about your business. We also talk about how to invest in people and Jonathan’s “Robot Meetings”.
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More about Jonathan Kohler
After completing his bachelor of commerce at Bond University in 2004, Jonathan started his first job working for Summercon Property Development. There he was part of a sales team that sold over 2500 off plan apartments, in 18 different developments.
He started Landsdowne Investment Properties in November 2006 in the hope of becoming one of Summercon’s service providers. In 2010 they were awarded the contract to become one of Summercon’s preferred sales & rentals agencies. Since then they have become one of Summercon’s preferred estate management companies and have won contracts to manage Steyn City and Eagle Canyon Golf Estate. Their newest clients are Balwin and Calgro M3.
He recently married his beautiful wife (and fierce lawyer), Antonia.
He is currently the integration chair of the Johannesburg chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization.
Find Jonathan’s business here -
Explain to us what your business is 00:19
How did you end up in this industry? 00:57
What strategies do you have in place to deal with ever-changing business relationships? 06:30
Competing businesses 08:47
The entrepreneurs' dream of stepping aside from your business and the repercussions 09:54
Two million rand in Legal Fees 11:52
What is next for you and your leadership journey? 13:05
Falling back in love with your business 14:28
Are you passionate about your business? 15:32
Do you want to be a director of this business? 19:40
Knowing your strengths 21:52
What have you done to keep your clients and staff happy? 23:40
Investing in people 25:05
Choosing Uber over driving yourself 28:00
Paying off someone else’s bond 31:48
What’s the next fixed asset that you’ll ditch? 37:50Read more »