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45: Meet One of the Youngest Black Hotel Owners in the Game Zuri Hall's Hot Happy Mess

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What would you do if you only had $1400 to your name? Investing in real estate probably would not be your answer. But that’s exactly what Zuri’s guest, Jessica Myers, did. Jessica is a real estate developer with over 10 years of training and industry experience. Today, Jessica along with her business partner have made headlines after acquiring the Home to Suites in El Reno, Oklahoma - a deal valued at over $8.3 million. If you’re wondering how Jessica went from an unfulfilled, corporate ladder climber with $1400 to become one of the youngest Black hotel owners in the industry, then this episode is for you.
Zuri and Jessica chat about building wealth through real estate investing and Jessica isn’t holding back. She shares her “how I did it” story while also giving you insights into the behind-the-scenes pivots and needle movers that built her empire. From investing in real estate 101 to how the heck you even purchase a hotel, this episode with Jessica will blow your mind and inspire you to buy an investment property or two. 

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A Closer Look at the Episode:

[6:03] How Jessica started out in media but ended up owning a hotel

[9:29] Taking the first steps and pivoting into real estate investing

[11:25] What is wholesaling and why you should start there

[13:14]  The importance of networking

[14:10] How Jessica worked a full-time job while getting her foot in the door with real estate investing

[16:26] Purchasing her first four homes back to back with $1400 to her name

[18:26] Making the decision to purchase a hotel

[21:17] The logistics of purchasing a hotel

[25:35] How funding works when you’re purchasing a hotel

[26:40] How the pandemic interrupted Jessica’s plans and what she did about it

[31:21] Why real estate and hotel ownership is not a get rich quick plan and the importance of setting goals

[34:20] How Jessica’s dreams have grown and how she’s expanding to support and empower her community

[36:17] Opening up the world of entrepreneurship

[37:55] How you can start building your wealth through real estate


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Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess
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What would you do if you only had $1400 to your name? Investing in real estate probably would not be your answer. But that’s exactly what Zuri’s guest, Jessica Myers, did. Jessica is a real estate developer with over 10 years of training and industry experience. Today, Jessica along with her business partner have made headlines after acquiring the Home to Suites in El Reno, Oklahoma - a deal valued at over $8.3 million. If you’re wondering how Jessica went from an unfulfilled, corporate ladder climber with $1400 to become one of the youngest Black hotel owners in the industry, then this episode is for you.
Zuri and Jessica chat about building wealth through real estate investing and Jessica isn’t holding back. She shares her “how I did it” story while also giving you insights into the behind-the-scenes pivots and needle movers that built her empire. From investing in real estate 101 to how the heck you even purchase a hotel, this episode with Jessica will blow your mind and inspire you to buy an investment property or two. 

Follow Zuri Hall | Jessica Myers

A Closer Look at the Episode:

[6:03] How Jessica started out in media but ended up owning a hotel

[9:29] Taking the first steps and pivoting into real estate investing

[11:25] What is wholesaling and why you should start there

[13:14]  The importance of networking

[14:10] How Jessica worked a full-time job while getting her foot in the door with real estate investing

[16:26] Purchasing her first four homes back to back with $1400 to her name

[18:26] Making the decision to purchase a hotel

[21:17] The logistics of purchasing a hotel

[25:35] How funding works when you’re purchasing a hotel

[26:40] How the pandemic interrupted Jessica’s plans and what she did about it

[31:21] Why real estate and hotel ownership is not a get rich quick plan and the importance of setting goals

[34:20] How Jessica’s dreams have grown and how she’s expanding to support and empower her community

[36:17] Opening up the world of entrepreneurship

[37:55] How you can start building your wealth through real estate


Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing:
ICYMI: Listen to 44: Finding Faith and Keeping it as a Millenial Woman
ICYMI: Listen to 43: How to Win at Motherhood & Entrepreneurship — From a Successful Mompreneur
ICYMI: Listen to 42: Transitioning Your Kids Back to In-Person Learning with Jennifer Lemaitre
ICYMI: Listen to 41: Let's Chat about the Real P-Word, Periods with Janelle King and Shanicia Boswell
ICYMI: Listen to 40: Got Peace? The Six Types of Boundaries That Will Help You Reclaim Yourself with Nedra Glover Tawwab
Go back to the beginning --- ICYMI: Listen to Episode 1: How to Be Happy

Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess
Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

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