CATCHING UP WITH CUB
EPISODE #21

Daniel catches up with Stephen Abolakian, Managing Director of Sydney based Hyecorp Property Group.

Entering the family business in 2006, Stephen has since been growing the company with his two younger brothers, building up a Billion Dollar pipeline, whilst running all components of the successful Development business in-house.

Daniel and Stephen talk about the challenges & opportunities within the development industry and discuss pros & cons of Hyecorp’s all-inclusive business model.

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FAVOURITE BOOK(S):
‘Bad Blood’, John Carreyrou
‘Scaling Up’, Verne Harnish
I tend to rain mainly business biographies/auto biographies or ‘inside the deal’ type books.
FAVOURITE QUOTE:
“I’d rather sit on my ass and go broke than work my ass off and go broke”
i.e. don’t make dumb investment and time decisions/do stupid deals.
& “Better your enemy be smart than stupid”
GREATEST LESSON(S) IN BUSINESS:
Work your F@##$ing butt off (smartly) – ‘hours’ don’t mean anything.
Play the long game.
Be tenacious/never give up.
REASON TO JOIN CUB:
Meet like minded individuals – dealing with same situations through business scale up.
Also a member of YPO, CUB has lots of similarities but also lots of differences.