Meet our CEO, Shahram. He’s passionate, committed and just like every great startup founder, crazy enough to believe that he can solve a huge problem. Get to know the how and why of how Allbricks came to be created and why this is such a fundamentally important business for the future of home ownership.
Name: Shahram Shaida
Title: Founder and chief brick, Allbricks
What I do: I, along with my team, sell stability, comfort and freedom; we happen to deliver it in a box called a home. We’re making home ownership a reality again for millions and enabling more people to benefit from property investment.
Why I got into the property industry: After personally experiencing how broken the current rental, mortgage and home buying process is, I decided to make it my life mission to solve the global housing crises and reverse the fading dream of home ownership.
How I did it: I founded Allbricks, which has uniquely unitised residential property to democratise wealth creation through home ownership. By removing the mortgage model and creating a crowdfunding approach, we’ve made something better than a mortgage for home buyers, better than a buy-to-let for investors, and creating new unique investment opportunities for institutional investors.
My inspiration(s): My family. I grew up in a challenging war-torn part of the world that would and could make anyone bitter. But instead, with grace and warmth, they installed in me from a very young age that we have a duty to help those less fortunate and taught me what true unconditional love and support are.
The biggest challenge I’ve encountered to date: Between the ages of 10 to 18, my family moved countries four times, and I attended six different schools. I only learned to speak English at the age of 10, and the brutal reality is that you can’t help but fall behind when you have that much disruption in your life. At senior school, all I wanted to do was study and work in computing, but unfortunately, I didn’t make it into the university course I wanted because I didn’t pass the exam. I was devastated. But that feeling of not being good enough has driven my daily obsession with doing more and self-improving. It lit a fire beneath me, and this experience is at the heart of my passion for my company. When I say the words “I want Allbricks to deliver stability”, this is why, because I know the impact of not having stability in your life.