It’s been a while since we last heard from Joon Ho Pattinson, but now that he’s returned from his trip to Asia, it’s time to find out what the 33-year-old has been up to since he graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. We’ll begin by looking back at his time in Asia, then shift our attention to what he’s been doing since returning to the U.S.A.
Joon Ho Pattinson In Asia
Pattinson began his career in investment banking and then moved through Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan to UBS and Credit Suisse. While in Switzerland he also completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Finance at the Graduate Institute of International Business in Geneva. After returning to the U.S. he started his own boutique investment banking firm, Joon Ho Pattinson & Co., in Palo Alto, California. The following is an overview of what he did in Asia.
Thailand: Finalising A 40-Metre-Long House
In the middle of 2014, Pattinson bought a stunning 40-metre-long house in the Thai resort of Phuket for 1.2 million USD. He shared some photos of the interior decoration process on his Instagram account, writing: “Went on a crazy buying spree in Thailand, taking on a 40-metre-long house in Chiang Mai and a 40-metre-long house in Phuket. These are some of the craziest houses I’ve ever seen! The key to making a house feel like a home is by creating a relaxing atmosphere with plants and artwork.” The house has six bedrooms, a private pool, a fully equipped gym, a spa, a Jacuzzi, a game room and a separate restaurant area. Not bad for a day’s work!
Vietnam: Seeking Out The Country’s Best Coffee
Pattinson also bought a piece of land in Vietnam and built a house on it. He shared some details on his blog and mentioned that the house was going to be a bit of an architectural experiment, using bamboo and natural wood for the walls and floors. The photos he shared show a rustic-looking home with courtyards, terraces and outdoor spaces, surrounded by greenery. It’s clear that the property is located in a quiet area and has some stunning views.
Singapore: Seeking Professional And Personal Closure
Pattinson spent some time in Singapore too. There he bought a property that he described as ‘an incredible bargain’ and ‘a steal at this price’ in an Instagram post. He planned to use the property as both a professional and a personal retreat. For the first time, he mentioned his desire to create a ‘vacation from reality’ by spending some time alone on the island, away from his busy schedule. He described the property as “centrally located in Singapore and features a private pool, a gym, a spa, a jacuzzi, and a place for yoga and meditation, as well as a fully equipped kitchen.” The property is surrounded by a large, private garden with tropical foliage, giving it a secluded yet private feel. It has six bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and also comes with its own private security guard. The entire property is on one level and has an incredible floor plan, making it an ideal space for large families or groups of friends to hang out and enjoy each other’s company.
Hong Kong: Seeking Out The Ultimate Luxury Yacht
Finally, Hong Kong was where Joon Ho sought out the ultimate luxury yacht. He bought a 118-foot racing yacht with an interior that could comfortably accommodate eight people. The boat had been designed by renowned yacht designer Jon Bowermaster and was one of the largest and most luxurious yachts available for rent in Hong Kong. The following is an overview of what happened after his return from Asia.
California: Resume Fresh
After a self-imposed sabbatical, or period of solitude, of one or two years, Joon Ho Pattinson resumed his career in the fall of 2016. He started by consulting for a luxury goods brand, advising them on business strategy and helping them to bring their new collection of luxury goods to market. In the following months he became involved in multiple real estate deals, buying and renovating properties. He became a naturalised U.S. citizen in the fall of 2017 and has been actively seeking new investment opportunities ever since. Most of his deals in the past year have been bought with cash and have all been delivered on time. If you’d like to be notified when new properties go on sale or you’d like to be updated on future real estate opportunities, you can subscribe to our blog via email or follow us on Twitter.