Posted on Wednesday 14 August 2013 by Ulster Business

Drew Beckett

BeckettHanlon Founder, Drew Beckett

BeckettHanlon, the Belfast based provider of worldwide properties has launched a global property franchise and is aiming to secure 200 franchisees within the first five years. 

The franchisees will share in founder’s Drew Beckett’s secrets for success and his carefully honed selling techniques he has build up over a 30+ year career in the international property and investment markets.  To date, three franchisees have been recruited and are undergoing training. 

BeckettHanlon clients range from those looking to buy student accommodation in popular UK cities to holiday home or retirement owners or simply investors. Properties range from a 2 bedroom apartment in Marbella with a price tag of £100k to luxury penthouse apartments in New York.  The top places for UK people to retire are Spain, Malta, Portugal and Barbados.

As a BeckettHanlon franchisee, they will gain access to an exclusive portfolio of global properties, first class training and mentoring support coupled with state of the art technology.  The franchisees will be motivated self-starters from all walks of life who share a common drive to create their own wealth. 

Drew said, “They have to want to listen and learn before they start to earn.  This is not a get rich quick or pyramid selling scheme.  This is a life long decision to be trained by the very best in business practice, ethics and successful selling techniques.  The recruitment process is undertaken on a number of levels, similar to a marketing audit. We interview, we psychologically profile, we character reference, and we challenge the prospective franchisee to ensure all parties arrive at the right decision.”


Drew was the president of selling for Zurich Insurance for seven consecutive years, in charge a budget in excess of £72 million. He won the Million Dollar Round Table Award twice.  Prior to Zurich, Drew held the top selling positions with Liberty Life and Irish Life.

At 52 he walked away from his hugely successful career in corporate insurance sales and turned to property, where he applied his years of sales experience and innate drive to close a deal. In just seven years he sold more than 200 properties around the world.  Drew’s sales strategy was simple, “I always made sure it was the right decision for the customer, and when it was, I took care of the rest.”


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