The Real Estate Investing Marathon podcast focuses on the long term wealth growth through investing into multi-family real estate. Real Estate Investing is not a get rich quick scheme, it is a platform to grow wealth over time and we want to highlight this by having different real estate investors talk about the highs and lows of their journey in real estate.
Investing in real estate after playing in the NFL with Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil
Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil was a former linebacker for the Tennesee Titans. Yannik is originally from Trinidad and came here when he was about 10 years old. He was able to play sports like football and track. In addition, he had the opportunity to play at University of Maryland College Park and also play in the NFL. Unfortunately, Yannik suffered a career ending knee injury that knocked him out of the NFL. This was the beggining to the new journey outside of football for Yannik and he eventually found himself having an interest in real estate. Many athletes struggle once they are done playing their sport because they have nothing to fill that competitive fire. Listen to how Yannik treats his new job as a real estate investor and asset manager just like playing in the NFL.
24 Year-Old Builds 31 apartment unit portfolio with 100 Flips a year with Antoine Martel
Antoine Martel is 24 years old and lives in Los Angeles, CA where he is the founder of his company Martel Turnkey. Antoine studied entrepreneurship in college and bought his first real estate property at 20 years old. Antoine has always been an entrepreneur ever since he was a kid working as a product manager for his mother's company and also as he started some smaller e-commerce companies. Antoine has a successful Turnkey business that manages 100 flips a year, and he has started to transition into the Multi-family space where he has acquired 31 apartment units. Antoine is a recent author of his book, "A Millennial's Guide to Investing in Cash Flowing Rental Properties," which is available on Amazon. Finally, Antoine is also very active on social media, where he drops a ton of value add content for his audience. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Antoine Martel.
House Hacking into first real estate property with Ian & Michelle McGuinness
Ian and Michelle McGuinness are great examples of how couples can team up together to build their real estate portfolio. After Ian and Michelle were dating in New York for two and a half years they realized how much they were spending on the cost of living in NYC. It is not a surprise to hear about crazy living expenses in New York City, but they quickly realized that they did not want to continue doing that moving forward. So they took a step back to start educating themselves on real estate investing and how they could start lowering their living expenses while also starting to build their real estate portfolio. The couple ended up house hacking their first investment property in Austin, TX where they have found a major success in AirBnB. We hope you enjoy this episode with Ian and Michelle McGuinness as they talk about their experience in real estate.
Growing your real estate business with social media with Chris Grenzig
Chris Grenzig is 27 years old and is based out of New York City and got into real estate after coaching soccer in Massachusetts. In addition, after working in NYC as a stockbroker, Chris realized he didn’t want to work on Wall St. long term so after his cousin and mom bought a house flipping course he began his career in real estate. The flipping course was a great foundation for Chris and his family, but they realized that house flipping isn’t the best plan for long term wealth. Chris has now acquired 3187 Multi-family units worth over $195+ Million. He currently works for Toro Real Estate as a general partner and invests into Multi family apartments. Chris has a strong social media presence where he provides a ton of value for his audience through his perspective and experience. Chris talks about his journey in real estate with all the successes and failures that he has gone through, but he never quit on himself and his business. He truly loves what he does and his ability to give more than he takes has played a big role in the success that he has been able to achieve. Tune in for a great first episode of the REI Marathon podcast with Chris Grenzig!