Murray on ‘taxi ride to success’

PLACE OF MAGIC: Bradley Murray’s Rawson Properties in Gelvan Park where 15 of his agents are working from. Picture by: Brian Witbooi
PLACE OF MAGIC: Bradley Murray’s Rawson Properties in Gelvan Park where 15 of his agents are working from. Picture by: Brian Witbooi

Property owner triumphs, holds area’s majority market share

FROM taxi driver to the owner of a company with a 68% property market share in Port Elizabeth’s northern areas, Rawson Properties franchisee Bradley Murray’s life is one of resilience, hard work and a never-ending will to succeed.

With no tertiary education, Murray, 32, had no option but to be a taxi driver after matriculating from Hillside High School in 1998.

In 2001, he drove his then girlfriend’s mother’s taxi – initially transporting pupils to and from school before taking on the job on a full time basis. He also ran errands for his mother’s spaza shop and ran his father’s supermarket.

Driven by the need to succeed and wanting to provide for his software developer wife, Nadine, the couple moved to Cape Town in 2006 and it was then when he stumbled upon the property industry.

A week after they moved to the Mother City, one morning after dropping his wife off at work, Murray got lost on the way back.

He wondered into Noeleen Snyder’s Rawson Properties’ office where he was given a job on the spot. Snyder’s office administrator saw him through the window looking at property displays.

-Mkhululi Ndamase 

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