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April 18, 2021 32 min

Brian Murray acquired his first investment property in 2007. Without raising any outside capital, Brian bootstrapped his way from newbie investor to founder and CEO of Washington Street Properties, a commercial real estate investment and property management company that has been ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 lists of the nation's fastest-growing private companies for five years in a row.

[00:01 – 07:10] Opening Segment

  • We talk about Brian's new book with Brandon Turner that's currently in production.
  • He speaks about the most challenging property deal he ever encountered
  • [07:11 – 13:42] Washington Street Properties

  • Running his own company – Brian gives us a view of what it's like
  • Advice from one property manager to another
  • [13:43 – 24:11] Brian's Journey

  • We look back into Brian's past
  • Dabbling into different industries looking for something that fits him
  • Discovered real estate and fell in love
  • The principal paydown
  • Open Door Capital – why mobile home parks?
  • [24:12 – 31:33] THE FINAL FOUR

  • What's the worst job that you ever had?
  • Working for UPS, loading trucks
  • What's a book you've read that has given you a paradigm shift?
  • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff
  • What is a skill or talent that you would like to learn?
  • Learn how to surf
  • What does success mean to you?
  • The freedom to make my own choices and do what I want to do
  • Connect with Brian. Links available below.
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    Tweetable Quotes:

    "Learn as much as you can…you need to be self-aware and recognize that you don't know everything. You can't do everything. But you also should try some things yourself so that you can learn and be a more informed, and savvy investor down the road." – Brian Murray

    "You have to have that drive and motivation." – Brian Murray

     

    Resources Mentioned:

  • Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate
  • BiggerPockets

  • You can connect with Brian on Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn.


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