The Self-Made Entrepreneur
John is an entrepreneur and visionary, with an eye for strategic planning. His self-admitted hunger for success and will to win, has resulted in building a successful property and business portfolio from humble beginnings running a Chinese takeaway.
John’s transition from small business owner to becoming a corporate entity and rich-lister has taken effort, a clear understanding of where he wants to go and the fearlessness to predict and react to market changes before they happen.
John formed the Chow Group with his brother Michael in 1999 which today includes interests in nonbank financing, commercial property, health and fitness, hotels and lodging, entertainment, serviced offices, home building, food and beverage. Day to day, John takes the lead on Stonewood Group.
John’s 5 year master goal for Stonewood Group is achieving $2b asset by 2023. John’s sub‐goals are:
a) 10 hotels by 2023.
b) Stonewood Homes to be the NZ largest home group builder.
c) Private fund of $1b by 2023.