Less than two decades ago I was struggling financially, living paycheck to paycheck. Today, I’m one of a small group of investors that owns several CRE properties valued at over $50 million. How did that transformation happen you ask?
This is my story as a commercial real estate professional.
For my first 24 years in commercial real estate I was on a never-ending hamster wheel of low paying jobs.
Something had to change.
The First Leap to Financial Freedom: Starting my own business
I decided to make the great leap into the unknown when I started my own business. For the first time in my career I was making good money. But as good as it was making significantly more income – and watching my savings grow – I knew there was no way that I was going to retire well.
You see I could do the math and I understood I was too close to retirement to make up for the hard, lean years. I realized it was very likely I may never be able to retire at all.
I watched my real estate clients flourishing. Their liquidity and net worth were growing rapidly as a result of their investing in commercial real estate. I knew that the only way I was going to retire well was to follow their lead.
The Second Leap to Financial Freedom: Investing in CRE
Eleven years ago I made the biggest and most financially rewarding leap in my career: I started investing in commercial real estate. Since that time I’ve invested in nine rental properties.
Today, not only could I retire if I chose to, but I could do so comfortably. Currently, I have several sources of passive income generated from my real estate investments. This year, for the first time, the passive income from my rental properties when added to my future Social Security checks significantly exceeds my personal expenses. And that’s the definition of retiring in style. When passive income comfortably exceeds your personal expenses you have achieved financial freedom.
If I can do it, so can you!
Why am I telling you about my journey from financial distress to retiring in style? Because I believe that 90% of you reading this are in the same predicament I was in. You’re either currently living paycheck to paycheck, as I was for the first 24 years of my CRE career, or you are financially prosperous but realize that unless things change dramatically you’re not going to retire well.
I’m here to emphatically tell you if I can make the leap to financial freedom, SO CAN YOU!
Follow the Road Map to Financial Freedom
Simply put, by investing in commercial real estate you can slowly, but steadily build real wealth and grow passive income from your rental properties. It’s not a myth. And it’s not a get rich quick scheme. It actually works. And I believe my book, Mastering the Art of Commercial Real Estate Investing, will help get you there.
So are you saying if I buy your book I’ll achieve financial freedom?
Absolutely not! No book can do that. But I strongly believe my book is a road map to retiring well. It teaches the principles of real estate investing. The book is peppered with real life examples of how to invest in CRE. It is not only written from the perspective of my real estate experience but more importantly the experience of my many successful clients.
An offer you shouldn’t refuse
Skeptical that this book, or any book, can help you retire well? I would be too. I don’t blame you. So for all the skeptics out there I have a free offer. Click on the link below and it will take you to the book’s landing page. Then click on the bright yellow button titled, Download Free Chapter. Doing so will get you a free copy of the Table of Contents, the Introduction and the first two chapters of the book. There is no obligation. There is no trap or gimmick that you will later regret. Just read it and if it stimulates your interest, buy the book. It’s as simple as that. Click on the link now. Go to my website: marshallcf.com/book/