Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Mark Updegraff is the founder of Updegraff Group Realty Services, a suite of companies that broker, manage, and provide GC services, as well as Raze Capital, a commercial real estate syndication company. After getting laid off from his job making $70,000 a year in tech, a poor experience with a realtor prompted him to become a real estate broker. From there, he began purchasing distressed assets, eventually scaling into larger assets, including multifamily syndicating.

In this episode, Mark discusses his tech background, how he follows local trends to position himself for short-term appreciation, and his approach to choosing and retaining employees and partners.

Mark Updegraff | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Updegraff Group Realty Services and Raze Capital
  • Portfolio: $40MM AUM
    • One- to four-family rentals
    • Multifamily 
    • Mixed-use
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
  • Based in: Rochester, NY
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  • Best Ever Book: The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand
  • Greatest Lesson: Kindness will fuel your business growth more than hard work or luck.


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