May 2, 2023
I need to focus on building my sales pipeline and getting more leads to underwrite more deals.
I recognize the value of networking and am intentionally focused on it this year.
Growing up in a humble background and facing challenges can instill an ambitious and persevering mindset.
Achieving success often requires working harder than those who already have advantages.
Building a solid foundation is key for gradual growth and success, rather than taking big risks for quick gains.
Retail and office properties may offer good investment opportunities, especially if there is a value-add component.
Being patient and avoiding overvalued assets can be a wise move, even if it means not meeting aggressive goals.
When approaching brokers, it's important to have a clear seller avatar in mind.
Focusing on older owners who have owned a property for at least 5 years and have taken care of the exterior but not the interior can lead to good opportunities.
[00:40] Intro to Podcast
[01:53] Intro to episode guest
[03:53] One word that describes Siraj personally and professionally.
[04:47] What is something you are working in your life that you are laser focused on?
[16:02] How are you structuring your time having a full time W2?
[18:30] Siraj talks about where he gets his deal flow from.
[25:40] Do you just want to stay in Chicago or are you looking to be in other markets?
[28:26] There is not a big appreciation plate. Are you seeing that starting to change or is it the same?
[31:26] What’s the best book you ever read?
[31:46] Best restaurant?