Gary Pinkerton talks with Julian Simmons, former Army basketball player, about his journey into real estate investing. Julian started out in finance doing the typical things like stocks & bonds, but eventually realized he was taking risk he didn’t need to take. Once he decided to invest in real estate, he saw his world open up.
Julian & Gary discuss Julian’s rental journey, his investing criteria, how he self-manages his properties, and what we can learn from habits of the family office.
[8:04] Some of Julian’s biggest leadership takeaways
[11:40] Qualifying people under you is one of the most important things a leader can do
[12:27] How Julian and his wife have gone about aquiring their rental homes
[17:55] 2017 saw Julian and his wife start purchasing homes outside of their posts
[19:31] Julian’s criteria for buying rental property & the BRRRR strategy
[22:50] Julian’s experience self-managing his properties
[26:58] Military & first responders seem to make really good self-managers
[29:21] We can learn a lot by looking at the habits of family offices, even if you don’t have $100 million