28 episodes

Commercial Real Estate, Crowdfunding, and Entrepreneurism Podcast, Based in South Jersey

Blue Collar Yields Tom

    • Investing

Commercial Real Estate, Crowdfunding, and Entrepreneurism Podcast, Based in South Jersey

    Nate Herrick - ATM Investor

    Nate Herrick - ATM Investor

    If you’re looking for ways to earn passive income, an ATM may be the way to go! Nate Herrick of Epic ATM shares his experience in this entrepreneurial arena, offering an overview of how an ATM machine works, start-up costs, the potential for a pretty sweet rate of return given the right location and demographics, and lots of great advice as well as partnership opportunities for new ATM investors. After the set-up work is done with an ATM venture, Nate describes the monthly administrative commitment as minimal, and he enjoys a ‘nine to five’ position as a Technical Recruiter seeking architects, engineers & construction professionals for SecureTek Solutions. This firm is currently expanding into the NY City area, and they tackle staffing for small projects to skyscrapers and everything in between. Nate also partners with his brothers in NAZ Capital LLC, a real estate investment venture with interests in the multi-family and self-storage sectors.

    • 30 min
    Steve Seymour - Vanguard Realty Alliance

    Steve Seymour - Vanguard Realty Alliance

    Steve Seymour regards real estate as a relationship business, where business connections are strongest between people we like, know and trust. His dad was in construction, and Steve caught the real estate bug young, even wielding a nail gun at age four, escaping injury and moving on to pursue sales, flipping houses and buying rentals. His first house flip was nearly a flop, paying high rates, working too hard, and reaping a low return; but he learned a lot, and learned it quickly! Steve is not a fan of the big box brokerage firms where he feels agents are caught on the treadmill of closing deal after deal to the betterment of the firm, with little regard for the agents. Steve created his own brokerage, Vanguard Realty Alliance which supports his values of putting the client first, while providing a collaborative work environment that empowers agents to pursue their own goals and achieve success.

    • 34 min
    Alex Felice - Broke Is A Choice

    Alex Felice - Broke Is A Choice

    Through some bad life choices in overspending and the untimely loss of a job, Alex Felice quickly learned what it was like to stress over money and face the consequences of living beyond his means.  As a self-described contrarian, Alex was well aware that he wasn’t going to find career contentment and resolve his financial dilemma by being tied to the tyranny of the 9:00-5:00 treadmill in a job he didn’t like, so he immersed himself in finding a path to pay down his debt and earn the freedom to live his life the Alex way.   Success in real estate investment gives Alex the leeway to do the things he likes best, and one of those things is sharing his real estate knowledge and helping others reach their goals through his blog and website, BROKEISACHOICE.COM.   He is candid in sharing the details of all his deals, offering readers the chance to learn from his successes and avoid some rookie mistakes.

    • 30 min
    Palak Shah - Open Spaces Capital

    Palak Shah - Open Spaces Capital

    For Palak Shah, successfully climbing the corporate ladder came at an unacceptable cost in work-life balance and having time to spend with her kids. After months of turmoil, the decision was made to become a single income family with Palak pursuing her passion in real estate and learning to grow a portfolio under the constraints of their much reduced financial resources. In this jam-packed and informative episode, Palak chronicles her journey into entrepreneurship in value-add investing and building a 4 million dollar portfolio, discussing strategies in project sourcing and funding options, targeting markets, screening tenants, women working in male-dominated industries, the gender wealth gap, and flexing your risk-taking muscles. Palak offers a wealth of information to investors on her website www.openspaceswomen.com, and although she does not downplay the hard work that comes with this choice, she has had no second thoughts on her decision to leave the corporate world and pursue her dreams.

    • 32 min
    Rod Stanback, Hard Money Lender - Flip Funding, LLC

    Rod Stanback, Hard Money Lender - Flip Funding, LLC

    Rod Stanback has come a long way from working two jobs to keep head above water to create his own successful business in investment financing, Flip Funding LLC., but there were some hard knocks along the way. Rod pursued his dreams by getting carpentry training, learning from each work experience, saving his money, and waiting for his chance to purchase a property to flip. That chance came with the market crash in 2008 when he bought two properties at steal-of-a-deal, bargain-basement prices. Only after completing renovations and having a property up for settlement did he learn that his steal-of-a-deal was just that; he had purchased property stolen through deed fraud. Rod shares his experiences in house flipping, the nightmare of deed fraud, the quiet title process, and his take on the misconceptions of hard money lending. Rod's business mission is to offer funding options and the kind of guidance he would have wished for as a new investor.

    • 30 min
    Jason Avant - Launch Trampoline Park

    Jason Avant - Launch Trampoline Park

    By Jason Avant’s way of thinking, his professional life has been devoted to the entertainment business in one form or another, beginning with his football career as a wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles. Sports and the entertainment industry go hand in hand in that each offers their fans a chance to step out of the realities of the daily routine and simply have some fun. Jason saw just such an opportunity for part two of his career when he opened Launch Trampoline Park in Deptford, NJ, with a focus on entertainment fitness through Ninja Warrior, rock climbing, laser tag, trampoline dodgeball, and basketball, arcade games, birthday parties, and corporate events. Jason discusses his preparations for entrepreneurship, believing in yourself and not listening to the naysayers, sizing up the competition, managing and appreciating his young workforce, reacting to new trends and keeping it fresh, the importance of organization, and much more on his move from football to franchising!

    • 22 min

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