Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

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In this episode, we delve into the world of commercial real estate investing with Bob Thomas, a seasoned investor with over a decade of experience. Join us as Bob shares valuable insights into his journey across various asset classes, the importance of partnerships, and strategies for navigating the ever-changing real estate market.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Power of Partnerships:
    • Bob emphasizes the significance of forming strategic partnerships in real estate investing. Collaborative partnerships allow investors to leverage each other's strengths, pool resources, and pursue larger deals with greater efficiency.
    • Aligning incentives and complementary skill sets within partnerships is essential for success. While Bob excels in capital raising and acquisitions, he acknowledges his weakness in construction project management. Partnering with experts in diverse areas can lead to creative and synergistic outcomes.
  • Thinking Big and Setting Ambitious Goals:
    • Bob draws inspiration from Stephen Schwarzman's book, "What It Takes," highlighting the importance of thinking big in real estate. He believes that if you're going to invest your time and effort, it's best to aim for substantial goals that challenge you.
    • Setting big, hairy, audacious goals (BHAGs) can push investors in the right direction. Bob's goal is to grow his portfolio to a trillion dollars in assets under management, emphasizing that a big vision drives progress and innovation.
  • Educating for Financial Literacy:
    • Bob's commitment to financial education extends beyond real estate investing. He actively engages in financial literacy talks, teaching both investors and school children about creating generational wealth, passive income, and sound financial practices.
    • Recognizing the importance of breaking free from a traditional W-2 mindset, Bob believes that introducing children to alternative paths early in life can help them make informed financial decisions and plan for a prosperous future.


Bob Thomas | Real Estate Background

  • Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder of Peak Asset Management
  • Portfolio:
    • ~200 units of multifamily
    • ~100k sq ft. of commercial retail/office
  • Based in: Portland, OR
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  • Best Ever Book: What It Takes by Stephen Schwarzman
  • Greatest Lesson: Selecting the right partners is the most critical piece to one's success or failure.

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