Kevin Amolsch, based in Denver, Colorado, is a very passionate real estate investor. He served 4 years in the US Army right out of high school and worked as a mortgage bond analyst for several large Wall Street firms. In 2008, he started his own financial institute, ‘Pine Financial Group’ which is a nationally known hard money lending company. Kevin is the author of The 45 Day Investor and is recognized as an expert in real estate finance.
In today’s episode, Kevin talks about his start as a real estate investor, raising funds & hard money loans and his 13 unit deal on an assembled lot. He discusses his plans for the future and why keeping your focus is essential.
Kevin’s Portfolio Details
Process of Assembling Lots
His Business Ethics
Future Plans for Pine Financial Group
Connect with Kevin:
YouTube: Pine Financial Group Channel
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Intro: Hey guys! Today Don will interview Kevin Amolsch. Kevin is a single-family investor who is based out of Colorado and also does hard money lending. Nowadays, Kevin is in the midst of a 12 townhouse development. What I find interesting is how diversified Kevin is and the commonalities we share. Me and Don also started at single families, moved up to commercial and we are currently developing a 30 unit multifamily in Hollywood, Florida. One of the most interesting things we have learned from Kevin is the process of assembling two lots and approving it with the city. I hope you guys will find the interview interesting and enjoy the episode.
Lady: Welcome to the commercial real estate investing podcast with Don and Eden where we cover all aspects of real estate investing with special attention to off-market strategies.
Don: Hey, Kevin, welcome to the show.
Kevin: Hey, Don, thank you so much for having me.
Don: Yes, you're welcome. I know you're a single-family investor and a multifamily investor and you also focus on raising funds and then doing some hard money loans and that's the type of income that you generate. So that you do a lot of things and for that reason, you're on the show, because I bet my audience and our listeners have a lot to learn from you. So, the first thing that I would like to ask you is that the first time that you start to look into real estate.
Kevin: Right out of high school, I got into the Army and in the Army what you find is that you don't make a lot of money but you don't spend it either. So, I was growing a little bank account, I was trying to figure out what to do with it. So, I started reading books and one of the ones that I read it most of your listeners probably know is 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad.'
Don: Yeah, the famous purple book. Okay, guys, if you haven't read it, then please do yourself a favor and get on with it.
Kevin: Yeah, I mean, that's got to be a staple. I don't know if I know any successful real estate investor that has not read that book. Kiyosaki favors real estate. So, I was attracted to it and I started reading more and more and more and I ended up buying my first house. I was just turning 21 at the time. I got out of the Army, moved into the house, moved into some roommates to pay my mortgage for me. And then two years later, I moved out of it and kept it as a rental. I was cash flowing 300 or 400 bucks a month. I saw the value going up. And I knew that real estate is what was going to make me rich. So, I started focusing on it, and I turned it into a career as I was working my way through college.
Don: Amazing. So, what did you study in college?
Kevin: Yeah, I got a degree in finance, which does help. You don't necessarily need a degree to be successful in this business.
Don: Definitely. I always say that on the show that I never went to college. And I don't think in