Origin stories are really important. Whether it’s superheroes, public figures, life partners or businesses, understanding the past puts the present into perspective, and the future in focus.
And so it is with UrbanX. While on paper we only began operating in 2019, this company’s foundations were poured decades earlier.
I was raised by a single Mum who laboured through three jobs to ensure I had a roof over my head and a good education. So, while I grew up poor, my entrepreneurial spirit shone through. I’d wash cars, sell burned copies of CDs, and resell trash and treasure items.
Then, one day, a successful real estate agent came to our school, and said we could have anything we wanted in life if we set big goals and worked hard.
“Anything?” I thought. The idea was enticing.
In 2004, I started in real estate and soon realised I’d found my calling.