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The Invest Smarter is a podcast dedicated to providing insights on how to build wealth and create passive income streams through apartment investing so that you too can become a smarter investor. Released weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, The Invest Smarter Podcast is hosted by Simon Castillo. The show will feature interviews with real estate experts who share their experiences on their journey to financial freedom.

Invest Smarter Podcast Simon Castillo

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The Invest Smarter is a podcast dedicated to providing insights on how to build wealth and create passive income streams through apartment investing so that you too can become a smarter investor. Released weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, The Invest Smarter Podcast is hosted by Simon Castillo. The show will feature interviews with real estate experts who share their experiences on their journey to financial freedom.

    ISP 6: Multifamily Real Estate Investing Can Change Your Life

    ISP 6: Multifamily Real Estate Investing Can Change Your Life

    Invest Smarter Podcast 
    Episode 6: Multifamily Real Estate Investing Can Change Your Life
    Host: Simon Castillo 
    Guest: Ohm Culpepper 
    Producer: April Munson


    Simon Castillo is joined by Ohm Culpepper to discuss: 


    Getting started in real estate by flipping homes Turning focus toward multifamily investing Educating yourself is key to become active in this industry If you want to mitigate risk, and have a real chance to be successful - surround yourself with people who know the process Leverage your networkEquity MultipleYou can’t go wrong if you’re looking for the right places to invest in Jolt Equity  


    Ohm Culpepper is the Founder and Principal of Jolt Equity. He began his real estate career in 2014 after serving 20 years in the United States Air Force. His passion for real estate led to entering the single family, commercial, and multifamily investment markets in 2016. He is also the Broker and Owner of a real estate firm and the co-founder of a wholesale real estate investment company. As a real estate entrepreneur and active real estate investor, he has built an extensive network of experienced investment partners and strategic advisors. 


    During Ohm’s Air Force career he served in multiple management/leadership roles, was responsible for multi-million dollar operational and maintenance budgets, and supported/managed hundreds of personnel.  He earned numerous national accolades and service medals all the while completing multiple degrees, culminating with a B.S. in Human Resource Management (Magna Cum Laude) from Columbia Southern University. 


    Ohm’s current multifamily investment portfolio stands at 921 doors across 6 assets valued at well over 120M.  




    Linked material referenced during the show: 


    Book: Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki 
    Website: www.apartmenteducators.com
     




    Connect with Ohm Culpepper:          



    Website: www.joltequity.com
    Email: ohm@joltequity.com 


    Connect with Simon Castillo:
    Website:  www.sastexascapital.com
    Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/9055ec64716e/newsletter
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073324501384
    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/SimonCastilloJr/ 
    Calendly: 15 min call or 45 min podcast - https://calendly.com/sastexascapital 
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigqGLXB0Cr-yUIIJsgZlQg
    Tiktok - @sasinvest
    Instagram – http://instagram.com/thesimoncastillo

    • 36 min
    ISP 5: How To Get Started In Real Estate Investing With Enough Capital To Match Your Budget

    ISP 5: How To Get Started In Real Estate Investing With Enough Capital To Match Your Budget

    Invest Smarter Podcast 
    Episode 5: How To Get Started In Real Estate Investing With Enough Capital To Match Your Budget
    Host: Simon Castillo 
    Producer: April Munson


    Join our host Simon Castillo for a one on one Friday Look Back where he reflects on: 
    Due Diligence How to get started in real estate investing Hos can I get started in real estate and the stock market?
    95% will never think about owning an additional property than their primary residenceHome ownership IS NOT an investment 

    Simon Castillo is a real estate investor & business development executive from San Antonio, TX. Simon began investing in real estate in 2004 and is currently invested in more than $39 million of single family and multifamily assets both as a general partner and limited partner. Simon’s experience includes providing safe, stable returns for investors, real estate development, value add investing and investing for long term cash flow.   
    Simon is the Principal and Founder of SAS Texas Capital, a real estate firm focused on raising capital for the acquisition of value-add, class B & C multifamily properties. SAS Texas Capital has raised over $1 million in investor capital for the purchase of these assets.   
    Simon holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. In addition to his extensive professional experience, Simon serves as Chair for the prestigious Alexander Briseno Leadership Development Program (ABLDP) offered through the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President for the South Texas Chapter for the Risk Management Society, and serves on the St. Mary’s University Greehey School of Business Finance & Risk Management Advisory Board.


    Connect with Simon Castillo:

    Let's get on a call or just sign up for my monthly newsletter! 
    https://mailchi.mp/9055ec64716e/newsletter
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-castillo-857657123/
    Website: www.sastexascapital.com
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073324501384
    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/SimonCastilloJr/ 
    Calendly: 15 min call or 45 min podcast - https://calendly.com/sastexascapital 
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigqGLXB0Cr-yUIIJsgZlQg
    Tiktok - @sasinvest
    Instagram – http://instagram.com/thesimoncastillo

    • 18 min
    ISP 4: Taking Action and Failing Forward

    ISP 4: Taking Action and Failing Forward

    Invest Smarter Podcast 
    Episode 4: Taking Action and Failing Forward 
    Host: Simon Castillo 
    Guest: Jeffrey Donis
    Producer: April Munson


    Simon Castillo is joined by Jeffrey Donis to discuss: 


    Living your dream Overcoming analysis paralysis Wholesaling in real estateTaking action and failing forward 


    Jeffrey Donnis is a real estate investor and syndicator. Jeffrey and his two brothers started investing in single family. The Donnis brothers eventually built a portfolio of cash flowing rentals and a six figure business. Their goal is to empower others to achieve their financial goals through apartment investing. The Donnis brother's passion for helping people began at an early age and has bonded them as brothers and business partners. The Donnis brothers are also the host of the Real Estate Monopoly Podcast, a show where they interview investors who are dominating the real estate industry. Jeffrey is responsible for raising capital and investor relations at the Donnis Investment Group.




    Connect with Jeffrey: 


    All Social Media Platforms: @Donisbrothers 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donisbrothers/?hl=en
    www.donisinvestmentgroup.com/checklist 
    Podcast: The Real Estate Monopoly 






    Connect with Simon Castillo:

    Let's get on a call or just sign up for my monthly newsletter by visiting our website: www.sastexascapital.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-castillo-857657123/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073324501384
    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/SimonCastilloJr/ 
    Calendly: 15 min call or 45 min podcast - https://calendly.com/sastexascapital 
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigqGLXB0Cr-yUIIJsgZlQg
    Tiktok - @sasinvest
    Instagram – http://instagram.com/thesimoncastillo

    • 38 min
    ISP 3: Friday Look Back - Using Real Estate To Build Wealth

    ISP 3: Friday Look Back - Using Real Estate To Build Wealth

    Invest Smarter Podcast 
    Episode 3: Friday Look Back - Using Real Estate To Build Wealth
    Host: Simon Castillo 
    Producer: April Munson


    Join our host Simon Castillo for a one on one Friday Look Back where he reflects on: 
    Launching the showNew property under contract Using real estate to build wealthMaking your first real estate investment in 2004 BRRRR Method The impact of the 2008 financial crisis Building passive income and getting into multifamily Saving new investors time and money 

    Simon Castillo is a real estate investor & business development executive from San Antonio, TX. Simon began investing in real estate in 2004 and is currently invested in more than $39 million of single family and multifamily assets both as a general partner and limited partner. Simon’s experience includes providing safe, stable returns for investors, real estate development, value add investing and investing for long term cash flow.   
    Simon is the Principal and Founder of SAS Texas Capital, a real estate firm focused on raising capital for the acquisition of value-add, class B & C multifamily properties. SAS Texas Capital has raised over $1 million in investor capital for the purchase of these assets.   
    Simon holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. In addition to his extensive professional experience, Simon serves as Chair for the prestigious Alexander Briseno Leadership Development Program (ABLDP) offered through the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President for the South Texas Chapter for the Risk Management Society, and serves on the St. Mary’s University Greehey School of Business Finance & Risk Management Advisory Board.


    Connect with Simon Castillo: 
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073324501384
    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/SimonCastilloJr/ 
    Calendly: 15 min call or 45 min podcast - https://calendly.com/sastexascapital 
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigqGLXB0Cr-yUIIJsgZlQg
    Tiktok - @sasinvest
    Instagram – http://instagram.com/thesimoncastillo

    • 22 min
    ISP 1: Real Estate Is The Vehicle That Builds Wealth

    ISP 1: Real Estate Is The Vehicle That Builds Wealth

    Invest Smarter Podcast 
    Episode 1: Real Estate Is The Vehicle That Builds Wealth
    Host: Simon Castillo 
    Guest: Devin Elder
    Producer: April Munson


    Simon Castillo is joined by Devin Elder to discuss: 


    Financial freedomThe road to entrepreneurship If you’re scared - GOOD! That means you’re growing Pursuing your education; investing in yourself Building a business where everyone wins 


    Devin Elder is Founder & CEO of DJE Texas Management Group, a vertically integrated multifamily investment firm based in San Antonio, Texas. Since 2012, the firm has completed hundreds of successful investment projects including many full cycle multifamily investments. Devin has been a Principal in over 5,000 doors of multifamily. Devin is a Helicopter Pilot, Podcast host and owner of a Real Estate consulting firm, a brokerage, and the DJE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit supporting disadvantaged children in Texas and the Philippines.


    Connect with Devin Elder: 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/devinelder/

    Website: http://djetexas.com/


    Connect with Simon Castillo: 
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073324501384
    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/SimonCastilloJr/ 
    Calendly: 15 min call or 45 min podcast - https://calendly.com/sastexascapital 
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigqGLXB0Cr-yUIIJsgZlQg
    Tiktok - @sasinvest
    Instagram – http://instagram.com/thesimoncastillo

    • 50 min
    ISP 2: It Takes A Team

    ISP 2: It Takes A Team

    Invest Smarter Podcast 
    Episode 2: It Takes A Team 
    Host: Simon Castillo 
    Guest: Brian Head
    Producer: April Munson


    Simon Castillo is joined by Brian Head to discuss: 


    House hacking Understanding your ‘why’ Scaling your business Putting time into education Getting outside of your comfort zone and taking on new challenges


    Brian Head is the Founder of Head Start Equity, a real estate private equity firm that provides passive investment opportunities in primarily value-add multifamily properties. A portion of their profits is donated to breast cancer research. Brian has 20 years of experience investing in real estate and is currently invested in 1,374 units. He earned his BBA degree in Finance from UTSA and has worked in the financial services industry for nearly 25 years. He resides in San Antonio with his beautiful wife and two wonderful daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family and watching and playing sports.  



    Influential Resources: 


    Book: How To Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=how+to+win+friends+and+influence+people&crid=59V9CT2RB1BX&sprefix=how+to+win+fr%2Caps%2C104&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_2_13


    Book: The One Thing  - Gary Kellar
    https://www.amazon.com/The-ONE-Thing-audiobook/dp/B00FPVS27W/ref=sr_1_1?crid=RBS19TUOXNU0&keywords=the+one+thing+book+gary+keller&qid=1663051778&sprefix=the+one+thing+bo%2Caps%2C92&sr=8-1



    Connect with Brian Head: 
    Website: www.headstartequity.com 
    Email: Brian@headstartequity.com 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-head-headstartequity/


    Connect with Simon Castillo: 
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073324501384
    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/SimonCastilloJr/ 
    Calendly: 15 min call or 45 min podcast - https://calendly.com/sastexascapital 
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigqGLXB0Cr-yUIIJsgZlQg
    Tiktok - @sasinvest
    Instagram – http://instagram.com/thesimoncastillo

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Hawaiin Supermam ,

Review

The podcast provided real world knowledge, that is extremely useful and can be put into action!

Nickdastig ,

Great podcast

Simon provides easy to digest information in an interesting podcast. Definitely worth listening to

ndjones10 ,

Fantastic!

Absolutely incredible content & insight from Simon and his guest. Anyone looking to learn about real estate investing or seeking great all around advice this show is for you.