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The Thoughtful Entrepreneur Podcast: Customer Reviews and Using Your Network with Mark Ainley

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We have worked with Josh Elledge and his company, Up My Influence, for many years. The Thoughtful Entrepreneur Podcast is an informational source for business-minded people (some with very little experience and others with years of experience), so when I got the invite to appear with Josh, I was extremely excited.In this episode, we discuss who GC Realty & Development, LLC is and where we started from in the early 2000s. The show al...

How Mark Ainley Built His Business to 450 Rehabs & 900 Managed Properties

Check out our newest podcast where I was a guest on Real Estate Money School hosted by Chris Naugle investor and host of HGTV's Risky Builders.Property management is becoming its own sector, and with technology and different efficiencies, it’s becoming scalable. – Mark AinleyView full podcast


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GC Realty & Development LLC’s continuous growth year after year has earned the company placement, for the very first time, on the Inc. Magazine’s Influential 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America.  On August 14, 2019, we were delighted to learn that we were awarded the 3,153 spot of the top 5,000 fastest growing companies.  At first I thought that was a mediocre ranking, however, when I found out th...

Podcast: How to Successfully Manage Your Rental Property with Mark Ainley

Dwaine Clarke interviews Mark Ainley, the Co-Founder of GCR&D. Listen to the podcasts here:

Listen to How Mark Ainley Flipped Over 400 Houses and Manages Over 750 Rental Units in Podcasts

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Listen to How Mark Ainley Flipped Over 400 Houses and Manages Over 750 Rental Units from Real Estate Mogul Podcast - Learn How To Leverage Investing Strategies in Your Real Estate Business in Podcasts.

Tom Shallcross on Building a Portfolio Lightening Fast

Check out this podcast, Tom Shallcross, who is a client of GC Realty & Development, LLC. On this podcast Tom discusses his investment property growth strategy and how GC Realty & Development has contributed to his success. Tom went from 0 to double digit units in less then 6 months while doing full gut rehabs. Tom talks about GC Realty & Development at 8:30 minutes into the podcast and we are mentioned again at 10:45. We lov...

Building a “Game-Changer” for your Property Management Company

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Chicago Property Management Software - While most property managers use off the shelf solutions like Appfolio, Buildium, and Propertyware GCR&D has taken that a step further. We do utilize Appfolio for their accounting and reporting system but we have built our own software that has allowed us to customize to our current process and modify as needed. Being able to see areas we can improve and tweak the software at the same time give...