Ian Cruz, a seasoned real estate investor, shares his experiences and strategies in the world of commercial real estate. From networking tips that have propelled his success to the power of taking action and learning from mistakes, Ian's expertise is your secret weapon to thrive in the competitive world of commercial real estate.
- The Power of Networking: Ian emphasizes the importance of networking and how it played a pivotal role in his real estate journey. He recommends attending various meetups and events, even those outside your comfort zone, to expand your network and find like-minded investors.
- Taking Action and Learning from Mistakes: One of the most significant lessons Ian shares is the importance of taking action. He highlights the trap of analysis paralysis and how it hindered his progress initially. Ian encourages aspiring investors to start, even if it feels uncomfortable, as the best learning often comes from real-world experiences.
- Building Trust in Partnerships: Ian discusses the value of trust in forming successful partnerships. He touches on the significance of transparent communication, sharing experiences, and building a track record to attract capital partners. Additionally, he emphasizes the importance of having the right team, local connections, and systems in place to ensure project success.
Ian Cruz | Real Estate Background
- Founder of ELEV8 Capital
- Holds an active CPA license
- Manager of Finance at a Venture Capital firm
- Based In: San Jose, CA
- Multifamily investor in the Bay Area, CA and Cincinnati
- Leads and organizes a 100+ member group of investors focused on the Cincinnati market via Fractional, a one-stop shop that makes it easy to form partnerships (create LLC, bookkeeping, file K1's, source PM, secure financing, serve as guarantor for loan, etc.) and buy properties together.
- SAREcon 2023 Speaker, NVST Quarterly Mixer Speaker