FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Kevin Deisser is a self-starter with an insatiable yearning for adventure. Growing up in French-speaking Belgium, he soon discovered the fulfillment of living abroad while living and studying Economics at the University of Granada, Spain for 4 years in his early twenties, before finishing his Masters in Business Management, at HEC Management School in Liège, Belgium. Not wasting any time, he founded his first venture straight out of university, a start-up exporting Belgian food products to Spain. But after it was hit hard by the financial crisis, Kevin, armed with invaluable life lessons, took a job working for Amazon in Ireland. There he helped SMEs across Europe take their products to the digital world, and honed his English language skills.
Kevin’s entrepreneurial spirit soon won out again as he started to explore the booming Asian property market, travelling through Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. After six months speaking to locals and investors, construction firms and management companies, government officials and regulators, and absorbing all the information he could, he launched Invest Islands out of Lombok.
Lombok now has an international airport flying to Perth, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Seoul, and the tourism industry is steadily expanding. And by predicting the monumental growth in real estate this development would bring, a string of successful investments allowed Kevin to grow the business and attract top talent.
Enter Jack Brown, who Kevin met working in Mallorca years earlier, the missing piece needed to bring the company to the next level. While Jack handles international sales from the office in Hong Kong, Kevin is on the ground in Lombok, purchasing real estate with the highest potential for substantial returns. Kevin leverages an experienced team of local lawyers, ex-notaries, and brokers, along with his investment nouse and commitment to due diligence, to select land for development and taking ownership of the entire process.
“The Lombok and Sumba property markets remain very active compared to the rest of Indonesia,” Kevin reveals, adding, “We are continuing to launch new developments across the two islands, focussing on a rapid ROI and with expansion into new sub-regions to spruce up targets and drive up returns. This is reflected year after year, with 80 per cent of our investors continuing to recommend us to their personal network.”
As the business continues to grow, offering lucrative products and transparent services to its investors, Kevin is excited about plans to develop more villa complexes and resorts to expand the brand’s reach to new booming regions within the archipelago. And he is immensely proud as Invest Islands continues to work with local contractors to create a positive social impact within local communities.
Kevin remains passionate about exploring remote parts of Indonesia and uses his time off to reconnect with friends and family back home and exercise a bit of friendly competition playing tennis and football.