In an interview on Australia’s Sky TV
, Lillie clarifies the differences between commercial and industrial real estate properties. The latter, she tells the hosts, are invested in “only by people in the know, so that’s men.” Though men dominate this realm, she says with a smile, she’s often approached, when speaking about her book, by women who ask, “Can I do it, too?” When she tells them that she leased factories and warehouses, Lillie says, their eyes would glaze over. Eventually she realised that women didn’t know about the opportunities industrial properties presented; hence she decided to change that.
After years of investing in residential real estate, Lillie met her husband, an industrial real estate agent. She bought her first factory 17 years ago and it still has the original tenant. Lillie then goes on to describe the differences in buying residential and industrial real estate, and offers advice about what to look for in an industrial real estate agent. Lillie concludes the interview with advice to those who are inspired by her investment example to, “Be strong. Be brave. Have a go!”