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October 15, 2019

Investing in Yourself: Interview with Tim Bratz

Tim Bratz is the CEO and founder of Legacy Wealth Holdings, a real estate investment company that acquires and transforms distressed commercial and apartment buildings into high-performance investment assets.

Tim began his real estate career in 2007 brokering commercial leases in the competitive NYC real estate market, where he saw the true potential of investment real estate to transform personal finances and provide financial freedom. He spent time reading, attending workshops, and networking with accomplished entrepreneurs. Tim’s resourcefulness helped him acquire his first investment property in Charleston, SC in 2009 by using his credit card to buy a duplex. Tim transformed the rundown duplex all on his own and turned a profit on his first deal. He reinvested those proceeds and began seeking private capital to expand his holdings. Today Tim follows a simple formula to buying real estate: only invest for cash flow, only buy at wholesale prices, and force (never speculate) appreciation through value-add improvements & sweat equity. Working in real estate, Tim has learned how to build a passive business and create a residual income that allows him to live the lifestyle of his choice.

Tim now focuses on educating and empowering active operators and passive investors to become financially free through commercial real estate. Tim’s investment companies own over 3,200 rental units across six states. Tim is a husband and proud father, graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, mentor for the Advisor’s Council mastermind, and active member of several other high-performance national entrepreneur & real estate masterminds.

Topics Tim enjoys speaking on –
• How I used a credit card to buy my first house at 23 years old
• The journey from flipping houses to owning a $250 Million real estate portfolio by the age of 34
• Building a business around your lifestyle
• Developing passive & residual income that allows you to do what you want, when you want, wherever you want
• How to passively invest in alternative assets like apartments
• Top 3 actions to be successful in commercial real estate investing

Links

Legacywealthholdings.com

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/timbratz/

September 10, 2019

Democratizing Real Estate Investing: Interview with Craig Cecilio

Craig Cecilio is the CEO and Founder of DiversyFund. Craig’s mission is to disrupt traditional alternative asset investing and empower the average investor by giving them the same wealth-building opportunities available to the 1%. Craig’s visionary approach to democratizing alternative asset investing combines the power of crowdfunding with cutting-edge technology through DiversyFund’s online platform.

Before founding DiversyFund in 2014, Craig worked for nearly 20 years as a joint venture equity partner, lender, and developer. A natural entrepreneur, Craig has utilized his networking skills to lead the development of over 1,000 single-family residences, financing more than $1 billion worth of real estate assets.

Craig Cecilio and his co-founder Alan Lewis combine nearly four decades of collective experience in the real estate investment industry. They bring the best of both real estate expertise and Wall Street experience to the company’s investors.

Craig Cecilio has set out to build a team of like-minded individuals who embraced his idea of how technology could transform the way people invest in real estate. Based out of “America’s Finest City” in San Diego, DiversyFund is driven by its passion for opening the world of real estate investing to the average investor.

The team Craig has developed at DiversyFund is incredibly passionate about their approach and mission of bringing wealth-building opportunities to the 99%.

With a focus on technology, Craig has broken down the barriers to invest in real estate, allowing all everyone to invest in that would otherwise only be accessible to the privileged and well-connected.

He is a frequent speaker on topics surrounding start-ups, crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, real estate syndication, capital raising, and leadership.

 

https://diversyfund.com/
https://linktr.ee/craigcecilio

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

August 26, 2019

Flipping to Hedge Funds: Interview with Pat Flynn

OUR STORY

WE’RE NOT YOUR AVERAGE REAL ESTATE GUYS.

Although founded recently, YellowBird owners Kyle & Pat have been buying properties in Northeast Florida for over 15 years, operating the largest privately-owned home buying company is Northeast Florida. YellowBird purchases on average 30 homes per month, buying from sources including foreclosure auctions, tax deed auctions, MLS, agent & homeowner referrals, HUD, bank REO’s & outbound marketing. Their no-nonsense approach and true transparency allows them to be much more direct with their clients, both home sellers and investors.

OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE A PAINLESS HOME-SELLING EXPERIENCE FOR OUR SELLERS WHILE KEEPING THAT SMALL BUSINESS FEEL; FOCUSING ON OUR REPUTATION OF KINDNESS AND UNDERSTANDING OVER THE BOTTOM DOLLAR. OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION HOUSES AND RENOVATIONS WILL REVITALIZE NEIGHBORHOODS ATTRACTING MORE BUSINESSES, IMPROVING THE LOCAL ECONOMY, AND INCREASING THE STANDARDS OF LIVING IN JACKSONVILLE. AS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET EVOLVES AND AS CUSTOMERS DEMAND A HIGHER LEVEL OF TRANSPARENCY, YELLOWBIRD IS EXPECTED TO LEAD IN THE MARKET DISRUPTION.

About Pat

Pat directly manages and oversees property acquisitions and direct marketing. Starting his real estate career in 2017, Pat quickly became one of Jacksonville’s largest home buyers purchasing over 100 homes during his first year! Pat’s pure honesty and transparency and unique ability to listen to clients and find win-win solutions has elevated his success in a short period of time. Pat is often a featured speaker in local real estate groups and leads our networking group, YellowBird Connect. Pat earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. After graduation, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the USNR and sailed in the U.S Merchant Marine Fleet for 7 years traveling the world. Pat lives in Neptune Beach with his wife Jane & daughter Nora. Pat enjoys seasonal beer, creepy old hotels, stinky houses.

Pat’s Instagram is @patflynnhomes 
Real Estate Events in Jax https://yellowbirdhomebuyers.com/events/