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The Gold Collar Investor

Sep 5, 2022

In today’s show, Pancham interviews Adam Craig - a commercial real estate investor and founding member of CLE Real Estate Group.

Adam knew from the start that working in a 9 to 5 job is not for him. With his entrepreneurial spirit and genuine passion, he pursue real estate investing and has been self-employed ever since! He is now on the path to financial independence, having closed more than 70 deals and acquired a rental portfolio worth more than $9 million in residential and commercial real estate.

In this episode, explore a new asset class that you can invest in as he’ll share his investing niche and why he focuses on commercial real estate! He’ll also unlock the key to his success and share how he deals with his investment.

Listen and enjoy the show!



“I knew I had to find an outlet that enabled me to stay, I guess you would call it financially free, and I knew real estate was it even before I started investing in real estate in 2013.”

Timestamped Shownotes:

  • 0:37 - Pancham introduces Adam to the show
  • 1:41 - Diversifying his finances through e-commerce and investing
  • 4:59 - How real estate investing helps with his self-employment
  • 7:36 - The investing niche that helped him maximize his cash flow
  • 9:38 - How he unintentionally saw the opportunity in commercial buildings
  • 12:43 - On vetting tenants and providing flexible terms for leasing
  • 16:00 - Investing in his 2nd commercial building during the pandemic
  • 23:43 - Taking the Leap Round
  • 23:43 - On his first small investment in a carpet business
  • 24:05 - Why he didn’t feel any doubt with his first investment
  • 24:26 - Factors that made some of his property investments fail
  • 25:38 - Why you should educate yourself and diversify your assets
  • 26:29 - How can you connect with Adam

3 Key Points:

  1. A lot of businesses and jobs may come and go, but real estate would be there forever. Thus, investing would help you with achieving financial freedom.
  2. Going for the less popular asset class can help with your investing journey as there would be a lot less competition in those fields.
  3. Commercial office buildings may look boring and plain from the outside, but you’ll realize that it is a terrific asset to invest in once you’ve started.

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