Mon, 14 October 2019
Most of us would really like to live a life of purpose. Problem is, working a traditional W-2 job can take all the good out of you. We come home exhausted and have little bandwidth left for our families, so the idea of serving others seems totally out of reach. But what kind of impact could you make if your living expenses were covered? What if you had the time freedom to pursue a meaningful life? What if multifamily real estate investing could get you there in three years?
Drew Whitson is a full-time real estate investor with a portfolio of 1,000-plus units in five states. He also happens to run The Michael Blank Investor Incubator, serving as a mentor and coach to help aspiring multifamily investors do their first apartment building deal. Drew spent 16 years working in corporate finance before leaving his W-2 job at a boutique investment banking firm in early 2018 to focus exclusively on his real estate career.
On this episode, Drew joins me to explain how achieving financial freedom has given him the opportunity to pursue a meaningful life. He describes how getting laid off twice in a single year inspired him to control his own destiny by way of multifamily syndication. Drew walks us through his first few apartment building deals and discusses why buying a 32-unit property was so much easier than a fourplex! Listen in for Drew’s insight around raising money BEFORE you have a deal under contract, getting brokers to take you seriously as a newbie, and joint venturing with partners who share your vision for the future.
How financial freedom changed Drew’s life
The capacity to live a meaningful life AND work full-time
What inspired Drew to build an identity beyond his W-2
Drew’s real estate experience prior to quitting his job
What drew Drew to multifamily investing
Drew’s first multifamily real estate deals
Drew’s experience of raising money for the first time
How to raise money WITHOUT a deal under contract
How to get brokers and investors to take you seriously
How long it takes Drew’s students to get competent
The power of joint venturing in multifamily
Drew’s advice for aspiring multifamily syndicators
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