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Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 278: Biggerpockets Host David Greene Gets Real On Overcoming Recent Rei Adversity

Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 278: Biggerpockets Host David Greene Gets Real On Overcoming Recent Rei Adversity

In a riveting and eye-opening episode of the Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast, BiggerPockets Host, Author, and Real Estate Expert, David Greene, returns to share his harrowing experience with fraud in his real estate portfolio. This episode is a must-listen for anyone involved in real estate investing, providing valuable lessons on resilience, financial management, and the importance of safeguarding your investments.

Real Estate: Not a Foolproof Financial Solution

David Greene starts by debunking the myth that real estate is a guaranteed path to financial security. He emphasizes that while real estate can be a powerful tool for wealth creation, it is not without its risks. Greene underscores the importance of maintaining reserves and playing defense, concepts he elaborates on in his recent book, Pillars of Wealth. These principles are essential for navigating the inevitable ups and downs of real estate investing.

The Shocking Fraud Incident

One of the most compelling parts of the episode is Greene's recounting of how 50 properties were stolen from his portfolio. This shocking event was not an isolated incident but part of a series of financial calamities that nearly wiped out his finances. Greene's honesty and openness about this dark period provide a stark reminder that even the most experienced investors are not immune to fraud and financial loss.

Coping with Crisis

Greene's story is not just about the losses he endured but also about how he coped with the crisis. He shares candidly how he dealt with the emotional and financial toll of these events, highlighting the importance of finding support during tough times. Whether it’s leaning on a network of fellow investors, seeking professional advice, or finding solace in personal relationships, Greene's experience underscores the importance of not facing such challenges alone.

Lessons Learned and Moving Forward

This episode serves as a critical reminder of the importance of protecting your business from all angles. Greene discusses the measures he has taken to fortify his investments against future risks, including thorough due diligence, leveraging technology for better oversight, and maintaining a robust legal framework to protect his assets.

Final Thoughts

David Greene's candid discussion is a powerful lesson for real estate investors at all levels. It highlights the necessity of resilience, the value of a strong support network, and the importance of a defensive strategy in safeguarding your investments. By sharing his story, Greene provides invaluable insights and a sense of solidarity for anyone who has faced or might face similar challenges in their real estate journey.

This episode of the Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast is not just about the pitfalls of real estate investing; it’s about learning from adversity and emerging stronger. Don’t miss out on this compelling episode that offers both a warning and a guide to navigating the turbulent waters of real estate investing.

Watch Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 278 in Full Here

Questions We Answer In this Show:

Q. Losing 50 Investment Properties to Theft 

A. Video

Q. David Greene's Advice on Emotional Support

A. Video

Q. Why Negotiating Without Leverage Doesn't Work

Show Notes:

  • 02:10 Housing Provider Tip - Regularly check your entities on the Secretary of State website.

  • 03:37 Intro to our guest, David Greene!

  • 11:11 Understanding “Defense” in Business!

  • 14:09 David’s Fraud Story.

  • 28:21 Bouncing back during tough times.

  • 36:18 Finding the right support group.

  • 41:16 Succeeding in a high interest rate market!

  • 49:37 The Future of BiggerPockets!

  • 53:00 10 year horizon for David Greene!

  • 55:36 What is David’s competitive advantage?

  • 56:22 One piece of advice for new investors.

  • 57:12 What do you do for fun?

  • 58:19 Good book, podcast, or self development activity that you would recommend?

  • 60:56 Local Network Recommendation?

  • 62:09 How can the listeners learn more about you and provide value to you?

Connect with Mark and Tom:

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Guest Name: David Greene

Guest Company: The David Green Team & The One Brokerage

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Other Links for show notes:

David Greene's Instagram

Books by David Greene

SUCI Ep 85 - David Greene

SUCI Ep 166 - J Scott

SUCI Ep 186 - Scott Trench

Extreme Ownership (Book Recommendation)

A Better Life with Brandon Turner

Chicago Investor Resources Shared

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