EVER since I was a child I had the entrepreneurial bug and a passion for business. Growing up I would buy and sell items on eBay, repair computers, and even go door to door washing cars, mowing lawns, cleaning yards, and more.
Even through my teen years I aspired to be a full-time entrepreneur, but my parents, teachers, and other influences convinced me college was the way to go.
I enrolled in college and graduated with a Bachelors in Business Management with a concentration in Accounting. But something special happened in my sophomore year – I learned the value of self-education.
It started with the classic personal finance book The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason followed soon after by Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. From there the rabbit hole goes pretty deep, and to this day I am an avid reader.
These books laid the foundation for my future, and despite landing my “dream J-O-B” with a national accounting firm, I realized in order to live the lifestyle I wanted and eventually achieve financial freedom, I would have to become a business owner and investor.
For one reason or another real estate caught my attention and I attended networking events, seminars, listened to podcasts, and read every book I could find on the topic.
Thanks to the personal finance lessons taught in The Richest Man in Babylon, I was able to invest in a 48-unit multifamily property as a passive investor with a Sponsor, who would later become a mentor.
I invested in several more properties as a passive investor before participating in my first deal, an 82-unit apartment community, as an active partner.
By this point I was more than convinced that real estate was not only one of the best investments I could make to reach my goals, but it was the industry where I wanted to focus my business career.
Today I help real estate investors keep more of their hard-earned dollars in their pockets, and out of the government’s through proactive tax strategy and planning.
When I’m not doing that, I’m helping people build wealth, achieve financial freedom, and retire securely by investing in real estate.