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The Gold Collar Investor

Feb 15, 2021

In today’s show, Pancham interviews Brian C. Adams - lawyer-turned-real estate investor and the Principal and Founder of Excelsior GP.

Brian was a district attorney in Nashville who was transferring to a corporate law firm when he realized that he doesn’t want to live a life in golden handcuffs. He then saw his wife’s family background in investing, connected with a business partner, founded Excelsior GP, and the rest is history!

With 10 years of experience in real estate private equity, advanced knowledge in best practices for strategic real estate investing, and a $415 million growth of asset value, He is surely the guy you want to talk to when it comes to investing! 

In this episode, listen as Brian will share how the maturing millennials are leading the market today, how his investment strategy works, and how diversified investments can help you in your overall portfolio.


"If you want that style of life, and if you want that financial freedom, it doesn’t come easy and that includes the choice to leave the corporate gig, it’s not supposed to be a simple, easy decision, because if it were everybody would do it."

Timestamped Shownotes:

  • 0:40 - Pancham introduces Brian to the show
  • 1:36 - How his wife’s family background got him into investing
  • 5:02 - How the maturing millennial generation are driving market change
  • 6:48 - Focusing on commercial office assets amidst the pandemic
  • 9:16 - How golden handcuffs made him leave his corporate gig
  • 15:26 - Why you should not only focus on investing in stocks
  • 19:24 - How sleep helped him to be more productive
  • 21:54 - Taking the Leap Round
  • 21:54 - His first investment outside of Wall Street
  • 22:40 - Overcoming his fear of losing control
  • 24:05 - Why his bar and resto investment didn't go as expected
  • 26:04 - Why investors should have a good infrastructure in the business itself
  •  27:18 - Brian's contact information

3 Key Points:

  1. The maturing millennial generation is growing so their geographic metrics are benefitting the enterprise. 
  2. There is no easy solution when it comes to transitioning to investing full time. The success you'll enjoy is a part of the pain that you went through.
  3. Aside from stock investments, there are other types of investments that you can consider investing in to supplement your entire portfolio.

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