About Us

Our clients include Real Estate Agents, Mortgage Brokers, Financial Planners, and other high net worth people. Most of our clients however, are every day Australians on an average disposable income who want to create wealth for a variety of reasons, including (but not limited to!):

  • People heading towards retirement without the nest egg for the lifestyle they desire. It's never too late to invest in property while you are still working.

  • First home buyers and rentvestors (rent where you want to live and invest in property).

  • Parents who wish to send their children to private school, have them leave University with no HECS debt, or to help their children enter the property market.

  • People who wish to retire early, have lifestyle choices and travel the world.

Our Senior Property Advisors are experienced property investors. They know which properties you should buy and why. They know which type to stay away from no matter what. And they know where to buy so you have the highest possible chance of long term success. The right advice, support and recommendations, backed by our expertise and research will deliver results.

Contact us on the form below for a “FREE, no pressure and no obligation consultation”.

Michael Sloan, Managing Director

As Managing Director of The Successful Investor, Michael brings 20 years of experience in finance and wealth creation. Michael says that all the key lessons learnt from the past 20 years have come from his clients. It is those lessons that helped formulate his formula to successful property investing. Michael is passionate about the impact The Successful Investor can have on your life.

He is the author of two books, The Formula to Successful Property Investing and Cracking the Real Estate Code. His articles appear on the National Australia Bank (NAB) website and is a member of the panel of experts for the
Association of Financial Advisors. He was named as one of the top ten property advisors in Australia for 2018 by Your Investment Property Magazine.


Michael is regularly quoted in the media and has appeared Nationally on TV, Radio and in print. He is a qualified Property Investment Advisor (General Advice), a qualified Financial Planner and award-winning Mortgage Broker.

Michael’s philosophy is that there is no one way to invest, so don’t listen to anyone who tells you there is. You must find your formula for success. One that works for your specific financial circumstances, his advice is to remember that what works for someone else may not work for you.

Laurel Sloan

Laurel Sloan is the co-founder and Director of The Successful Investor. Laurel’s career in property investment spans over 20 years. In that time, she has helped countless Australian women get their foot in the property market door, enabling them to achieve their wealth creation dreams. A fully licensed Real Estate Agent, Laurel now manages the compliance, finance, legal and HR


obligations plus the operational management of The Successful Investor.

Laurel’s core values are honesty, integrity, and working for the benefit of The Successful Investor clients to achieve their life-time investment goals. She also believes in creating a special team of like-minded staff who gain personal and professional achievements when working at The Successful Investor.

Laurel is an inspiring, leader who can be your guide in the wealth creation through property process. Laurel is also a passionate artist who likes nothing more than working away in her Fitzroy studio.

If you would like to find out our your firm can partner with The Successful Investor, or perhaps you have ambitions to work here, then Laurel is the person to contact.

Karen Waddell

Karen is a Senior Property Advisor, Investor and Mentor. Her core values are integrity and freedom. Integrity in being her word and freedom in the sense of assisting her clients to create financial freedom to live life powerfully and live a life they love. Karen will guide you to achieve the very best outcome from your financial situation that you can. Karen has helped hundreds of people


secure their financial future for themselves and their family, contact Karen today to discover how she can help you reach your goals.

To book an appointment with Karen complete the details at the top of this page. 

“We have just successfully leased our first investment property, and we are so excited. The capital growth has been amazing. Karen expertly guided us to a property that was financially right for us, walking us through the process and always making herself available to answer our queries. Daniella was great at handling the building process for us and always ready to assist. we really felt supported by the TSI team and the whole process was made so easy and comfortable knowing that we were being guided by experts in this field.” - Benjamin.

Denham Bowen

Denham is your Senior Property Advisor and Wealth Creation Guide. Denham has a passion for people and throughout his 20-year property career has helped many people achieve their financial dreams. Denham has strong and long-standing relationships with his clients, working closely with them every step of the way as they build a successful property portfolio.


As an investor himself, Denham’s emphasis is on exceptional service and results for his clients, through education and support, Denham enables his clients to make smart decisions that are right for their circumstances.

Denham enjoys all kinds of music, he plays the drums and loves karaoke. Denham lives in Melbourne’s South-East with his wife and two children. Denham looks forward to guiding you on your investment journey and helping you build wealth through property.

“We met with The Successful Investor in early 2016, throughout the experience, we felt as though our personal goals were well considered. The options presented to us were in line with our aspirations. We agreed on an investment which worked for us, and our experience was nothing short of brilliant with our dealings with representatives from the company, with consistent contact both throughout and after our investment was in place we were extremely happy. We’d have no hesitation in recommending TSI to any of our family and friends.” - Brad

Daniella Perri

Read any of our reviews, and you will see Daniella mentioned consistently. Daniella has no contact with you until you have reserved a suitable property, that is the moment her work starts, and she will remain your guide until you have a tenant and beyond. Daniella will make sure you are kept fully informed at every stage of the process the including all critical dates to


ensure conditions are met. She acts as a liaison with all parties of the transaction to ensure all requirements are satisfied and clients are kept up-to-date with their purchase. A fully qualified conveyancer Daniella is a vital part of the service you will receive when you become a client.

Daniella’s ability to provide clients with sound industry knowledge and concise information throughout each process is a sign of her core values of honesty and integrity.

Daniella’s professional approach makes each client’s property investment journey an enjoyable one; you will discover that Daniella is a vital part of the panel of experts that will guide you on your journey to success.

"For a newbie into the property market, both Karen and Daniella made the entire process very stress free. I cannot recommend them highly enough and will be using TSI again." - Adam

"Property Investment is made easy by TSI. Karen and Daniella have been fantastic. You don't have to be a master at property investing, leave that to TSI. The analysis and research done by Karen was spot on." - Suraj

Xavier Sloan

As Xavier says, It’s natural to feel hesitant about investing in property. You may be unsure how to buy. What to buy? How much to pay? Do the numbers add up? Even if you have no experience in property investing it is not difficult to understand why it is an attractive proposition. Long term trends – such as Australia’s population growth, new migrant arrivals, housing


under-supply and ongoing infrastructure development – all support long-term property price increases.

Xavier is often the first point of contact for anyone who wants to find out more about how The Successful Investor operates. Xavier works with everyday people wanting to know more about how to safely invest in property. For many people, this is a time they have many questions, and with Xavier’s guidance and fundamental approach he can provide a greater understanding of what property investment is all about.

While growing up in the family business, Xavier has developed a passion for property investment and wants to help others achieve similar goals. Xavier believes strongly in The Successful Investor’s core values of being honest, upfront and protecting people from making costly mistakes when it comes to investing.

Madeleine Byrne

Madeleine is our full time research and acquisitions manager, with industry contacts Australia wide Madeleine will work closely with your Senior Property Advisor to source the right property for you at the right price. 90% of the properties sourced by Madeleine are not advertised to the public. Madeleine has considerable experience in residential property development


(Apartments and House & Land), sales, marketing and overall project management.

She gained valuable knowledge and insights through working with a private developer in an apartment based development, then pursuing marketing for a publicly owned company focusing on both Master Planned Communities & Apartments. Currently based in a real estate investment firm focusing on creating wealth through property for our clients.

Graduated from Deakin University with a B.A in Communications; double major in Public Relations and Mandarin, Chinese. Madeleine has extensive experience in Strategic Communication, Sales & Marketing, Development Management, Project Management, and Negotiation through to Acquisition of Development Opportunities. 

Madeleine is actively engaged in the property industry, attending conferences and being involved within UDIA Power Circles Women’s Mentoring Program.

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Most people can't make the lifestyle choices they want because they just don't have enough money. We have developed a service that puts you in control of your financial future through residential property investment.
With your financial future secured, you won't have to compromise your lifestyle, your loved ones are well supported, and your assets will give you an income for life.

The most common thing we hear from our clients is:

“I should have invested in properties 10 years ago”

That shouldn’t be you

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