Australia’s millennial prodigy takes the Real Estate Personality of the Year title

Mayrin Group’s William Wu also holds the honour of being the first recipient in the country

“This award is a reflection that allows me to redefine myself, my business, my journey, about what I want, and my future.”

At the 5th celebration of the annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Australia), the organisers introduced one of its most anticipated awards of every country gala, as well as the only honour given to an individual – the Real Estate Personality of the Year. This special award is granted by the editorial team of Property Report by PropertyGuru, with the aim of rewarding influential names in the industry, and this year, Director at Mayrin Group William Wu was given the title.

For the first time in Australia, this luminary who has carved a name for himself in the local real estate sector at such a young age has captured the editors’ attention. With this honour, Wu said: “The award is a reflection that allows me to redefine myself, my business, my journey, about what I want, and my future. It gives me a big picture of my business at this moment, and it also allows me to dream big!” 

Dubbed the multimillionaire millennial by both the local and international press, our editors see him as more of a prodigy in the sector. At only 29 years old, Wu has proven that drive and determination can get you to greater heights, regardless of your age. 

Equipped with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, as well as in-depth knowledge in commercial, economics, and development, he has been instrumental in the continued success of the Group, in their pursuit to reshape and revitalise communities through the creation of exceptional personal and public spaces. 

In just a span of a year, he was behind major investments across Sydney valued at AUD50 million. His real estate activities involve an aggregate value of several billion Australian dollars. Together with his mother who serves as the Managing Director of the Group, they are known to snap up top-of-the-market properties, building over 20,000 residences and selling AUD482 million worth of residential and retail properties each year. 

These acquisitions of Sydney’s most sought-after, exclusive, and unique properties are part of their vision to invest back into the country to encourage new growth and new enterprises in Sydney. He aims to further expand his business portfolio with property development in the diversified sector of houses and lands, apartments, townhouses, and boutique designer homes. 

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“There is diminished supply for apartments and housing in Sydney but the demand during and post-COVID-19 is increasing, and I hope to be a part of the solution for Australian property residences and investors, with my future projects in the pipeline,” clarified Wu. 

He added: “Our work is more than developing a house or property, but helping people find a home. A home where they raise their families, participate in the community, and contribute to building a better Australia.”

Yet, the Group is known for more than just its investments in trophy homes. Under his leadership, they have donated to women’s shelters, for children living with cancer, and most notably to Sydney Children’s Hospital to build a new operating smart theatre.

Gynen Kyra Toriano, Digital Content Manager at PropertyGuru, wrote this article. For more information, email: [email protected].