Ryan Charlton is a property development professional in Australia who is heavily involved in the nonprofit sector, assisting organisations with building and development.
Charlton takes on project management, developing new properties for underprivileged people and those struggling financially.
While his career has spanned 15 years, he has spent the most recent portion of his work within the facilities management and property management sector for community based organisations and non-profits.
Often managing teams of up to ten people, Charlton implements asset management frameworks and undertakes projects from start to finish, meanwhile reporting to CFOs, CEOs and a board of directors.
Throughout his career, Ryan Charlton has built affordable housing units amid Australia’s rapidly increasing home prices. His goal is to help alleviate the disparity between housing prices and income to assist low income and medium low income families achieve home ownership – or at least have a place to call home without stress or worry.
Ryan Charlton also oversaw the completion of a new youth mental health centre in Mount Druitt, Australia.
So, as a property development and management professional, what are some of Ryan Charlton’s top tips for career success. In today’s feature interview, he has agreed to share some of his rules and principles to live by if you want to advance your career with your community in mind.
Charlton says that you can always give back to your community no matter your industry or profession. There is always a way to positively impact the people around you.
He goes on to say that, “Everyone who touches your life will have positive or negative impact and both are valuable lessons.”
“Positive experiences help you learn, and negative experiences teach you what not to do next time.”
Some of Charlton’s other rules for cultivating success include staying humble and remembering where you came from.
Charlton always remembers his humble beginning and how his community helped him, and for that reason, he always gives back to his community. He feels a stronger connection to those around him, and he is able to work towards his purpose because he has nurtured meaningful connections.
Charlton’s second tip is ensuring that you remain customer focused always. By focusing on your customers, people will trust you and vouch for your abilities.
“No matter the industry you are in, anybody seeking your advice is a customer and should be treated that way.”
Lastly, but certainly not least, he recommends that you always conduct yourself with ethics in mind. In business, and in your career, your reputation follows you, so it’s important to always do good by others and keep your word.
Having the best interests of your customers in mind, as well as the people you work with will go a long way to ensuring that you have a successful and ultimately sustainable career.
Currently, Charlton says he hopes to remain focused on the nonprofit sector and help people in need. He says branching off into this sector has brought him a great deal of career and life satisfaction.