Agyness Lee is 26, petite and ready to take on the cut-throat world of real estate. Not one to play by the rules, the effervescent lass, who has a penchant for style, boasts an unassuming-yet-ambitious personality as she forges her own successful path, amassing an investment portfolio valued at a total of RM25 million. Armed with a cheerful smile, the vivacious entrepreneur constantly seeks opportunities to diversify into other profitable ventures as she has a fervent passion for investment. “I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur since I was young. I find successful women attractive especially when they succeed on their own,” she opens up.
Agyness spent four years in London pursuing a Bachelor of Business degree before returning to Kota Kinabalu in 2012. Heeding the call to join the rat race, she took up a position in commercial banking with UOB for six months before calling it quits to mould her future in her own way. “I realised that nine-to-five desk jobs aren’t suitable for me and I prefer to work on my own,” she discloses. With the reins of her future in her hands, Agyness embarked on a new journey and dived into the relentless world of real estate. “I met a friend who was doing really well in real estate and I started to learn the art of the business from her. I managed to buy my first property when I was just 22 years old,” she exclaims with pride. In just a short span of time, Agyness has risen to the top as a formidable player, displaying a genuine strong suit in the art of deal-closing.
Read more in the July issue of Prestige Malaysia.