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You Can’t Compete with Wall Street Money, But You Can Still Win in This Market: Here’s How with Jake Harris

Distressed properties may be hard to come by now, but they will be plentiful in the near future. When the market turns, there’ll be hundreds of properties ripe for acquisition. If you get caught up in buying assets in this speculative market, you’ll have no capital to take advantage of this opportunity.

How do you move in a market with hedge funds gobbling up entire neighborhoods? What is the criteria for buying distressed property? In this episode, I’m joined by Jake Harris, a longtime investor and author of “Catching Knives: A Guide to Investing in Distressed Commercial Real Estate”. He talks about all the challenges investors are experiencing in the current market, and the moves you can make to avoid losing money.

Being wealthy means removing yourself from the economic gravity of the market fundamentals. – Jake Harris


Things You’ll Learn In This Episode

Why we have to prepare for the distressed market well in advance
How do we identify the properties that will be ripe for acquisition when the market turns? 

The biggest challenge the average investor faces today
Hedge funds and institutions are playing a completely different game in real estate investing, can we compete? 

How to protect your downside in a frenzied, volatile market
If your asset was to lose 30% of its value, would you be able to hold it for the long haul?


Guest Bio

Jake is the author of “Catching Knives: A Guide to Investing in Distressed Commercial Real Estate”. He is the founder and managing partner of a private equity real estate firm that has managed, developed, and acquired more than $200 million in assets under management in the last five years alone. With nearly two decades of experience in real estate, construction, and investment management, Jake is a licensed California broker and a recognized expert in opportunity zones, infill development, construction cost-control systems, and the scaling of distressed investing business.

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