Sharmila Soosaipillai and Shari Mubarak moved to the UK to pursue a dream of financial independence, adventure and freedom. Although each one experienced opposition from their family members, these friends decided to go for it and move to the UK to pursue their dreams. As it was her first time living on her own, like most 20 somethings, Sharmila blew through her savings quickly and found herself in debt. Shari, on the other hand, had to find a way to consolidate her own debts and take on a sizeable mortgage to put a roof over her head. They got on the corporate ladder working for Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers and went on to work at large banks including Goldman Sachs, Barclays Bank, Banco Santander, AXA and Northern Trust. They went on to build their risk management careers in operational due diligence for the hedge fund industry and regulatory compliance for the banking industry.
After 20 years in the financial services industry, both walked away from corporate life having built up their multi-million pound real estate portfolio across the UK. Although their core business is real estate in the UK, both business partners have invested internationally and created multiple streams of income through other investments. Their rigorous deal analysis and strong risk and project management approach has generated interest from other investors. Sharmila and Shariffa increasingly work with Joint Venture partners and investors to execute on larger property development projects in London and the rest of the United Kingdom.
Today, they help professional women and entrepreneurs build wealth through property and show them how wealth acceleration can help women to create bigger impact and legacy in their community. Both Sharmila and Shari have similar passions; Sharmila is passionate about women feeling and living on purpose with confidence whereas Shari wants women to understand they are confident creators of their own destiny.