I began as a mailroom clerk in 1981 at a West Coast brokerage firm. With lots of encouragement, I soon became a stockbroker and learned much from a select few who showed me the way.
Before I knew it, I was investing on my own and decided to leave the brokerage business in 1987, months before the market crashed and the Dow dropped 23% in a single day.
Early on, many of my investments did poorly, some even failed outright. Yet, the support of friends and family, alongside the inspiring mentorship of some seasoned investors, pushed me to stay the course.
Thank goodness I took their advice.
Taking from the many hard lessons learned, I now have the experience to deploy capital in much better ways and have surrounded myself with a loyal team that has supported me for over two decades.
Today, I have a diversified portfolio ranging from institutional grade commercial real estate to innovative technology start-ups, including two of my favorites: SolarWindow and RenovaCare.
SolarWindow (www.solarwindow.com) is working to commercialize transparent electricity-generating windows, and RenovaCare (www.renovacareinc.com) is advancing a skin spray device for severe burns and wounds.
In between everything, I wrote a book on real estate with the help of a good friend.
For almost 15 years, my real estate returns have handily beat all the benchmarks. As a result, I get asked for copies of my book all the time.
And although available on Amazon, I happily share complimentary digital copies with all my friends and those in my social network.
Just send me a request and I’ll pass along a download link for your free digital copy.