20 under 40: Brian Ferguson
June 25, 2011 at 1:25 a.m.
City of residence: Victoria
Family: Wife, Brandi Ferguson; no children
Occupation/Business name: Owner of Platinum Properties and Platinum Home Investments: We Buy Homes.
Why he was nominated: At the age of 25, he already accomplished so much, said wife Brandi Ferguson. He began at age 17 as a Mac Haik auto sales and finance manager. Then, he launched his own real estate investment company, bought a mobile home park and renovated a bowling alley. He did all of this without a college education or financial support. He now flips 50 homes per year and owns dozens of rental properties.
What does success look like to you? I guess to me success is being able to live the life I want. I don't think I consider one thing a success. There has to be multiple levels of success. Each little bit is part of a bigger picture - knowing where you want to end up. For me, I set professional goals, but I also love being around friends, family, loved ones. I didn't grow up with much. So, being able to help out friends and family means a lot to me.