Jack Brown @ Invest Islands or the rise of a business investor: With a deep-rooted passion for sustainable development, nothing brings Jack more satisfaction than helping investors realise their dreams of owning a slice of paradise and ensuring they exit with an excellent return. Jack is particularly proud of the Invest Islands Foundation who work hard to improve the quality of life of the local communities in Lombok including building a school and building a new recycling centre for waste collected from the ocean.
Nothing brings Jack more satisfaction than helping investors realise their dreams of owning a slice of paradise and ensuring they exit with an excellent return. He is brimming with excitement for the future and has plans to partner with leading resort management companies like Six Senses, now part of the Intercontinental group. He aims to accelerate global marketing and therefore increase occupancy much faster, compared to working with local firms, as well as offering a higher level of maintenance, security and ROI for investors.
Islands Invest on investment opportunities in Indonesia : Indonesia’s economy is on the rise, helping the country take its rightful position as a major destination for foreign direct investment (FDI). Indonesia is entering a “sweet spot” as a convergence of its young, working population with that of relatively stable inflation and sustained economic growth which in turn is fuelling overall consumer spending. Finally, the country’s resilience during the global financial crisis illustrates the merits of its immense population and economic self-reliance, demonstrating how these factors buck the trend of most other G20 economies.
Indonesia is the fourth most populated country in the world and the largest economy in Southeast Asia with a 2014 nominal GDP of $888.6 billion. With strong economic growth and a young population, many economists have argued that it should be added to the so-called BRIC economies as an up-and-coming emerging market. Those looking to invest in Indonesia should start with the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI). While the rest of the world was in a recession between 2009 and 2012, the country’s primary equity index jumped from a low of around 1140 to a high of around 4100. And it was one of the only emerging markets in the world to come out of 2011 with any real economic growth.
“Operating across the Asia Pacific region, Invest Islands is a land brokerage company based in Lombok Indonesia, with strategic offices in Hong Kong under Asian Island Group. I currently oversee all of the aspects of the Asian Island Group. I also travel to the development sites and visit the Invest Islands Foundation Charity projects. Additionally, I frequently travel to the plantation field at the foot of Mount Rinjani that supplies fresh fruits and vegetables to the Invest Islands Resort in Torok Bay.”
Indonesia has more than its measure of development challenges: poverty, water, deforestation, infrastructure, sanitation, waste processing, etc to name a few. On a limited budget, the government can only do so much. With the growth in the Indonesian middle classes, the private sector has ample scope to invest in Indonesia’s development, at a profit. You will however need to carefully analyse the risk of “government induced unpredictability” lurking in the sectors that you are interested in. Recognising the importance of the SDGs, President Joko Widodo mandated the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) in 2017 to develop a roadmap for Indonesia’s support to the SDGs. This roadmap, presented in the World Bank Summit in Bali, also outlined the measures to be taken to achieve them. The targets have been set on renewable energy, deforestation, palm oil expansion, women’s empowerment, poverty reduction, nutrition, maternal health, water, sanitation, etc.
Going about his work with an infectious smile, Jack fills rare moments of downtime exploring his interest in art as well as travelling to Barcelona, where he invested in property in 2016, and back to Scotland to see friends and family. Read additional information at Islands Invest.