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A Manchester businessman is throwing a lifeline to young people who want to master their own destiny.

Ibby Aslam is a self-made millionaire with interests in Manjaros restaurants in Manchester and Blackburn and founder of Briks & Mortar. He manages a thriving property portfolio and has set up a mentoring and training service specifically designed to help younger people and newcomers to the property market.

The self-styled ‘Property Coach’ has launched a mentoring and training scheme to help 18 – 30-year-olds become property owners and benefit from passive monthly income and security against job loss in a rough economic climate for young people.

Ibby explains: “Millennials and younger generations have been hit particularly hard by job loss and rising unemployment during the Covid pandemic. In fact, 80% of all jobs lost have been for those under the age of 35.

“When people think about a career they generally think about where they would like to work. I say instead of looking for an employer, why not create that job yourself in the thriving property market.”

Briks & Mortar has gained a reputation as a successful, specialist independent property consultancy which sources properties for small and medium sized investors and offers a one-stop service to individuals looking for anything from a first buy-to-let or a private property portfolio.

But a new mentoring service created provides a novel and inexpensive avenue to property investment for newcomers. Through a series of free consultations, those looking to get on the ladder gain access to the inside scoop on managing a property empire from someone with decades of experience.

Proving the main barrier to entry in building a property portfolio is knowledge, Ibby has put into action this mentoring scheme with applicants from a range of backgrounds.

One beneficiary, Tamur Bhati said: “Meeting Ibby changed everything. He helped me secure my first property by taking advantage of a government scheme where I would only have to pay a 5% deposit. From there, Ibby showed me a variety of strategies for turning properties into rentable assets which I never would have known about were it not for his advice.”

Another success story arising from the mentoring scheme is from Daniel Tancau, who was in employment but tired of working in a breakfast bar to make ends meet.

“I wanted a change in career where I wouldn’t be working a 9-5, but instead making my money work for me. Ibby is helping me to open a cocktail bar, showing me how to make it profitable and how to transfer these strategies to the building of a wider property portfolio,” said Daniel.

He added: “With friends and relatives in Ukraine, I’m driven by a deep desire to earn enough money to send over there to help out. Ibby found a strategy that works for me, where I don’t even need to own a property to make up to £1k a month, and I plan to use this as a springboard to bigger and better things.”

Ibby continued: “As ‘The Property Coach’ I show my mentees how it’s possible to not only create assets but earn passive monthly income from rentals while exercising some control over their destiny.

“Research shows that there are fewer opportunities than in recent years as employers freeze their recruitment programmes and work experience placements dry up.

“We have endured the worst public health emergency and rising living costs in many years and it’s because of this that I want to help newcomers to the property market develop their skills and potential to create financial security.”