Dakshinamurthy Anjanappa, popularly known as Murthy Anjanappa from Dakshin Consulting Pty Ltd came to Australia, “a very friendly place, full of opportunities”, in 1996. After having ventured into areas like designing ‘special purpose machines’, CAD/CAM (computer aided manufacturing) programming and trading shares/CFDs, Murthy finally got down to doing what he truly loved—real estate.
After having worked with various developers, builders and marketing agents for many years, he set up his own company and started sourcing properties through his contacts at QLD, VIC and NSW to help investors in Sydney. “Real-estate was always my favourite and I have been investing systematically for about 18 years,” he says.
Murthy started off as technical trades person and his journey thus far included some very disciplined investment choices. According to him, one important aspect of the journey has been the huge growth in property prices. He comments, “The Indian community is one of the fastest growing and most respected communities and as an Indian Australian business person, I consider myself lucky to be here during this growth phase.”
Murthy believes in being ahead in the game and honest. And that is his business mantra too. He indulges in painting, cricket and going for long rides on his sport bike during his free time. He enjoys getting involved with charity work and is the vice president of charity organisation SEWA Australia and has been part of the Sydney Kannada Sangha for nearly 15 years. His advice to budding entrepreneurs is to “always think 10 to 15 years down the track and be ahead of the curve”. His favourite quote is, “He who struggles is better than he who never attempts.”
The way I see it
Growth? I believe that growth should be all round. There should be a good work-life balance with a growth in healthy friendships. Never compare yourself to others.
The secret. Networking is key to success.
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