With new episodes every Monday, we feature an interview with a business leader who has made mistakes that you don’t need to repeat. We discuss topics like: risk-taking, financial principles, entrepreneurship, growing your business, real estate investing, best business concepts, leadership, books and resources, relationship hacks, networking, passive income, time management, and more!
Greg Dickerson is a serial entrepreneur, real estate developer, coach and mentor. He has bought, developed and sold over $250 million in real estate, built and remodeled hundreds of custom homes and commercial buildings, developed residential and mixed-use subdivisions, and started 12 different companies from the ground up. Greg is an expert on the topics on entrepreneurship, leadership, and real estate, and he is regularly interviewed on some of the top real estate investing and business podcasts today.
Greg served in the U.S. Navy right out of high school and has always been a leader in the community, as well as supporting, advising and serving on the boards of several churches, ministries and non-profits. Greg currently coaches and mentors entrepreneurs, real estate investors and real estate developers around the world, helping them grow and scale their business, raise more capital and do bigger deals. Greg’s clients currently have over $2 billion in assets under management and deals currently in process.
Nikki Boyd is a wife and mother of three amazing kids who have all grown into beautiful adults. A long-time military spouse, her husband’s career in the Air Force meant that their family traveled extensively. The experience of moving and setting up house many times over gave Nikki the opportunity to hone her organization skills, and she developed dozens of tips and tricks throughout the years. Following her husband’s retirement, she and her family moved to a beautiful home in Charleston, South Carolina, where she is now able to pursue her own dreams. It is no surprise to her (or those closest to her!) that her passion is centered around organization. Nikki started a YouTube channel eight years ago sharing her organizing tips. The success from her channel has led to a following of half-million subscribers. She now also runs her own professional organization firm, At Home with Nikki, in Summerville, South Carolina, and helps people virtually around the world create beautifully organized spaces within their home and work environments. She is also a best selling author of Beautifully Organized.
Anne Lackey loves starting and running businesses. Mark has always been fascinated with making things work better and run smoother. Together they have co-founded and run multiple businesses for 2 decades. They generated over $15.7 million in revenue for their service-based businesses in the past four years alone. By coaching and consulting with hundreds of CEOs and executives, they found 3 common core business problems: owner overwhelmed, staff turnover and poor customer service/lack of follow-up. In 2014 Mark and Anne found an alternative to traditional hiring, and they have been helping other business owners grow and get control over their businesses while saving money by sourcing quality employees from the Philippines. They have evaluated over 20,000 applicants and have come up with a successful formula for any client needing help. If it can be done by a computer and a phone, they can source the right hire for their clients.
Patty Dominguez is the founder of Positioning to Profit. She helps small business owners establish their Category of One status. She believes true expert positioning is comprised of two parts: external (following a proven framework) and internal (aligning at the core), because your business results will always meet your identity.
Adam Gower, PhD is an authority on content marketing and online communications for the real estate industry. He has more than 30 years and $1.5 billion in transactional experience in commercial real estate, finance and investment. Over the last 5 years, he’s built a digital marketing agency at gowercrowd.com, and you can learn exactly how you can also create effective online communications, even while working from home, while working with Adam.
Dave Foster understands that real estate is really an investment in your future. As a multi-industry visionary, he has over 20 years of experience working in all phases of real estate investing. Commercial to residential, he brings his clients a fresh perspective and clear vision for strategic development. As an investor himself, he views each investment, whether historical, ecologically sensitive projects, fix-n-flips, rental portfolios, or vacation and resort property development and management, as a unique opportunity to maximize returns. A degreed accountant with a Masters in Management, Dave has built his reputation on being a driven, results-oriented Qualified Intermediary for 1031 exchanges who works relentlessly to optimize value for the real estate investors with whom he works. He is inspired by a genuine desire to help investors excel, and he continuously strives to create win-win situations. Dave recently launched the1031Investor.com to give investors instant access to the information they need to keep their taxes working for their own benefit with 1031 exchanges.
Matt Aitchison is a real estate investor, business coach, speaker and philanthropist. He’s flipped hundreds of houses, built a Top 1000 real estate team in the U.S, and now focuses solely on scaling his passive income portfolio made up of commercial strip centers, a hotel, and single family rentals. Matt is extremely passionate about helping others create more wealth, freedom, and fulfillment in their life and business through real estate investment opportunities and is also the host of the Millionaire Mindcast, a Top 100 ranked business podcast. Most importantly, he’s a husband to his amazing wife Marie and two beautiful daughters, Ella and Evelyn.
Travis Watts is a full-time passive investor. He has been investing in real estate since 2009 in multi-family, single-family and vacation rentals. Travis is also the Director of Investor Relations at Ashcroft Capital. Travis has invested in over 25 passive syndications between 14 different firms. Travis now dedicates his time to educating others in the world of investing and has made it his mission to share passive investment strategies in order to help others achieve and maintain wealth in real estate.
Tim is a Coach for business owners, executives and leaders. He is also the host of the SeekGoCreate Podcast. Tim and his wife are nomads that have been traveling full time since 2013 in New Zealand, Australia and all over North America in their 39-footer named Theo. The SeekGoCreate Podcast is available on all platforms or at seekgocreate.com. Tim just finished writing his first novel that will be released this year.
Justin started out just like many of you. He didn’t go to college and just went right into the utility industry and worked to become a Lineman. For years he dreamed of getting away from the sometimes 100 hour weeks and being able to take a leap into another career that he felt he could truly enjoy.
Enter real estate investing. He bought his first house as a foreclosure in the bay area California at 22 years old in 2009. He worked on it over weekends and after several years sold it for a small profit. Fast forward to today, and he has increased his Net Worth from 5k bucks at 20 years old to over 7 figures at 32.
He currently owns over $2 million worth of real estate, which consists of 12 rental units and a single family house, and he has done about a dozen purchases and sales of other properties over the last couple years.
Joe Conti is one of the original "Day Traders" that we hear about today. He began his career in 1990 under the tutelage of Harvey Houtkin. Harvey was known as the "Godfather of SOES Trading" (small order execution system) and is largely responsible for the market's current transparency, allowing the public access to the depth of the market and order flow, which at the time made Mr. Houtkin the most hated man on Wall Street.
Over the past 30 years, Joe has trained or educated over 1000 traders and continues to trade and teach to this day. He has seen virtually every mistake made, causing more than 93% of traders to fail. Joe has been featured in Forbes, CNBC, and an entire chapter was dedicated to him and his trading success in the book, "Electronic Trading Masters: Secrets from the Pros".
Joe has also enjoyed a successful 8-year run on radio in South Florida. His last show was hosting the 101.1 FM Morning Show.
Joe's passion is still trading, and he has combined his 30 years of trading experience into a live, two-hour, stock trading course designed to keep traders trading for decades, not days.
Kyle Mitchell is a real estate entrepreneur who has a focus on Multifamily Syndication and currently has $17MM AUM. He is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Limitless Estates, who’s vision is to provide A class living to lower income housing by putting the residents first and instilling a sense of community while inspiring others to do the same.
Kyle is also the co-host of the weekly real estate podcast, Passive Income through Multifamily Real Estate, where he speaks with various experts in the real estate industry to help educate and create clarity for passive investors. With a background in operations, management and logistics, he has overseen multi-million dollar businesses and has a passion in doing the same in the multifamily syndication space.
Jorge Newbery is on a mission to help Americans crushed by unaffordable debts. He is Founder and CEO of American Homeowner Preservation and AHP Servicing, which crowdfund the purchase of non performing mortgages from banks at big discounts, then share the discounts with struggling homeowners. He is also Founder and CEO of Debt Cleanse Group Legal Services, a nationwide legal plan to help consumers and small businesses get out of debt without filing bankruptcy. He is also the Founder and a non-attorney Partner in Activist Legal, a law firm in Washington, D.C.
A 2004 natural disaster triggered the financial collapse of Newbery's former business, leaving him with $26 million in debts he could not pay. Newbery rebuilt himself through AHP, sharing what he learned to help families at risk of foreclosure stay in their homes.
He has authored three books, including Burn Zones, which shares the story of his financial rise and fall, as well as Debt Cleanse: How To Settle Your Unaffordable Debts For Pennies On The Dollar (And Not Pay Some At All).
Will personally owns over $1,500,000 in real estate in the Northern Virginia area and is a partner in several apartment syndications across the U.S., both actively and passively. As a veteran of the residential mortgage business he earned National rookie of the year honors in 2017 and operated in the top 5% at one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the U.S. In early 2019, he founded CEO Capital Partners with 4 partners, and the focus there is to help business owners and executives create passive income through multi-family real estate. His group is currently a partner in 403 units spread out across 3 properties. He also hosts a daily podcast called Wealth Junkies, and the focus is to share inspiring stories from other successful people to help liberate 1,000 listeners from the W2 rat race.
Joe McCall has been investing in real estate full-time for over 11 years. His background and education was in Civil Engineering. Before he started working on his real estate investing business full-time, he had worked for several large engineering & construction companies, building power plants all around the country.
As soon as Joe figured out the three keys to success in real estate investing (Marketing, Automation, and Delegation), and started implementing his unique systems for wholesaling and lease option deals, within 3 months, his part-time income surpassed his full-time income, and he left his job.
Joe only works a few hours a week on the “deals” side of his business, while his virtual team consistently flips several deals a month – all for him, in spite of him.
Joe is an expert at flipping properties remotely. In the last several years, Joe has spent many months in Prague, Czech Republic, and 3 months traveling the northwestern part of the US in an RV, with his wife and four kids. While he traveled, he was still able to flip deals in 4 different markets.
Erik Allen is truly a man of integrity, work ethic and an overcomer. Growing up with a complicated childhood and a broken home, to raising himself from the age of 14. Unfortunately finding trouble along the way desperately trying to fill the gaping voids in his life. As a young man Erik found himself empty and tired of settling for less. After the feverish pursuit of the Holy Spirit, Erik decided to surrender and trust the one that would never let him down.
Erik Allen, is the Owner and host of the #1 MMA podcast in the Northwest with Top Rated MMA as well as the Bearded Biz Show where he talks with Entrepreneurs, World Changers, and Success Minded People. Some of Erik's guests include Ed Mylett, Sean Whalen, Ken Shamrock, Eric LeGrand, and Hardcore Closer Ryan Stewman.
Anna Kelley is the founding partner of Zenith Capital Group, Apex Multifamily and ReiMom.com. She is a former top-ranked financial relationship manager for a private bank, and she started investing 20 years ago. Anna has purchased, renovated and rented millions of dollars in real estate across numerous asset classes while working full time in raising four active children. She recently retired from her corporate career after creating financial freedom through rental property investing. She has active ownership and manages a rental portfolio valued at $60 million and has invested in over 2,000 doors as a limited partner as well. Anna actively seeks out the best multifamily investment opportunities for her partners and investors. She is a sought after speaker, and enjoys helping others overcome their fears, increase their knowledge and minimize risks in real estate. She is also an Amazon #1 best-selling author.
Scott Reib, also known as "America's Legal Coach", is a business and legal coach with an emphasis on helping his clients succeed. Scott formed his company ReibLaw as a full service law firm that focuses on developing strong relationships with clients with one simple goal in mind – making your legal life easier.
With over 20 years of experience in business law and estate planning, ReibLaw is out to revolutionize the legal industry by eliminating outrageous hourly fees. They’ve created an alternative concept called, “The Access Plan”, a subscription-based legal service.
John Casmon is a real estate entrepreneur, who has partnered with busy professionals to invest in close to $90 million worth of apartments.
John hosts the Target Market Insights podcast where he covers multifamily and marketing insights. In addition, he is the co-creator of the Midwest Real Estate Networking Summit, a no pitch event to elevate like-minded investors.
With a background in marketing, he has overseen campaigns for General Motors, Nike and Coors Light amongst others.
Mark Willis is a certified financial planner, a #1 best-selling author, and the owner of Lake Growth Financial Services, a financial firm in Chicago. Over the years, he’s helped hundreds of clients take back control of their financial future and build their businesses with sophisticated, tax efficient financial solutions. He specializes in building custom tailored financial strategies that are unknown to typical stock jockeys, attorneys or other financial gurus. He is also the co-host of the “Not Your Average Financial Podcast”, where he shares some of his strategies for investing in real estate, saving and paying for college without going broke, and creating an income retirement that you cannot outlive. Mark works with people who want to grow their wealth in ways that are safe and predictable, become their own financing source, and create tax free income in retirement.
Russ is the co-host of The Real Estate Guys Radio Show. He’s an avid student of economics. He has a diverse background in business, investing, mortgage and financial services. Russ brings a unique and practical perspective to help entrepreneurial investors grow and protect their wealth and income through real estate and real asset investing.
Brian Price and Jennifer Gligoric are the founders and CEO/COO of Leafy Legal Services and hosts on Leafy Podcast. This dynamic duo has been helping entrepreneurs and real estate investors get started for the last 20+ years individually, and together for the past 8 years. Both Brian and Jennifer have harrowing backstories. Brian 'lost his shirt' in the 2008 recession, losing everything and filing bankruptcy before climbing back out and into success. Jennifer found herself homeless as a teenager and managed to put herself through college and become a successful business owner despite the odds against her. They both attribute their success to a mindset of abundance and paying it forward as the means to happiness.
Kaylee has purchased more than $2 million in real estate as key principle. She has sold over $3 million in residential real estate before transitioning into her current full time syndication role. She has started a podcast called the “#1 Leading Ladies” where she interviews “kick-ass women” who are disrupting their industry, and the real story of how they got where they are. The entire backbone of what gets Kaylee out of bed every day is her “why”. This is something she’ll share when asked personally about it, but at a 30,000 foot view, it is to create independence and space for those experiencing codependency and toxic relationships which hamper their ability to visualize and then manifest what their amazing reality truly could be. Her company culture models this “why” and is changing the face of multifamily to bring more women into the light as powerhouse operators, key principles and commercial brokers.
Scott K. Choppin is the founder of Urban Pacific Group of Companies. Scott oversees all operations of the Urban Pacific family of companies including business development, capital acquisition and strategic planning. Prior to that, Scott was director of land acquisition for the multifamily development division of Irvine-based Sares-Regis Group. In that position, he was responsible for all land acquisition activities for the development of luxury, market rate and senior rental communities throughout California, Colorado and Arizona. Before that, Scott was with Kaufman and Broad Multi-Housing Group (KBMH) as senior project manager who was responsible for all activities including multifamily development, acquisition and more. He was with Snyder Langston Real Estate and Construction Services. He has a B.A. with a specialization in finance from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.