PIPA Member Profile | Dan Irwin & Dane Roche

Jun 2023Karen Millers

QPIA members, Dan Irwin and Dane Roche, are both former Defence Force personnel who joined forces to establish Strike Property with an aim to build wealth for the Defence and ADF Veteran community through property.


| CAN YOU PLEASE TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
At Strike Property, we are the one stop shop for all things property for the ADF community.

We support our clients in their property ownership journey as part of a long-term wealth creation strategy – we are there for them every step of the way. The scope of this support can range from education around their unique ADF Housing Entitlements and grants right through to getting a tenant.
We provide the guidance to ensure that everything is co-ordinated and our clients have a team of qualified professionals behind them to ensure success.

Our mission is to lay the foundations to build financial freedom through property for the Defence community, their family, and their friends.


| WHAT ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY YOU DECIDED TO JOIN PIPA?
We are very committed to offering the highest level of service to our clients – in doing so, we believe that being a part of a professional body that demonstrates a code of conduct in line with our ethics is paramount.

That’s why we are proud PIPA members and are active advocates for the organisation.


| YOUR BUSINESS, STRIKE PROPERTY, SPECIALISES IN THE UNIQUE INVESTMENT NEEDS OF THE DEFENCE COMMUNITY. CAN YOU PLEASE DESCRIBE SOME OF THE BESPOKE SERVICES THAT YOU HAVE DEVELOPED FOR OUR DEFENCE AND ADF VETERAN COMMUNITY?
The ADF has a range of entitlements and grants that are made available to them for the purpose of purchasing residential property. Navigating these can be rather difficult, convoluted, and time consuming. Therefore, we offer a personalised service that starts by examining the end state which our clients are looking to achieve (usually planning out more than 10 years into the future) and then developing a strategy which allows them to achieve those goals.

The requirement to have an in-depth understanding of both ADF entitlements, posting cycles, career pathways and ancillary services such as DHA and DVA make it almost impossible for anyone other than veterans to perform this service.


| YOU BOTH HAVE COMPLETED THE PIPA ACCREDITATION PROGRAM AND ARE QPIA MEMBERS. WHY DO YOU THINK IT WAS IMPORTANT TO UNDERTAKE SPECIALIST ADVICE TRAINING AND WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS FOR YOUR BUSINESS AFTER FINISHING THE PROGRAM?
We undertook the PIPA Accreditation Program because we believe if you are giving any advice, it should be grounded in the foundations of formalised education and compliance.

While we continue to operate in a somewhat unregulated space, we still owe it to our clients to deliver the highest quality of support available.

Strike Property has benefited from our affiliation and accreditation with PIPA due to the surety and confidence that it provides our clients.

The way we can demonstrate how we meet (and exceed) the Code of Conduct with regards to disclosure and honest practices provides them peace of mind when undertaking a huge financial decision.

We both have obtained our QPIA accreditation to ensure that our clients receive advice that is only bespoke for their individual circumstances.


| WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS AND BEYOND?
We have experienced fantastic growth since our launch. We are committed to continuing this trajectory whilst maintaining our highly personalised service.

Originally Published: PIPA Adviser Issue #28

PIPA Adviser Issue 29 – Property Investment Professionals of Australia – PIPA

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