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The Gold Collar Investor

Oct 3, 2022

In today’s show, Pancham interviews Alan Donenfeld - founder and General Partner of Paragon Capital, and founder of CityVest.

After working inside of Wall Street and investing in the stock market, he realized that the best investments are actually made outside of Wall Street! With his entrepreneurial spirit, Alan was able to start his own firm and created an online investment marketplace that has helped investors by providing access to those real estate private equity fund investments.

In this episode, learn from the best as he shares why he chose to start investing in real estate private equity fund investments, why it’s an attractive investment, the reason why he started CityVest, and why it’s a good time to invest right now.

Listen and enjoy the show!



“I ran a stock fund for about 12 years and wasn't really enjoying investing in this stock market and realize that there are numerous indicators from very wealthy investors that real estate is one of the best, least risky, least volatile investments.”

Timestamped Shownotes:

  • 0:41 - Pancham introduces Alan to the show
  • 2:07 - From working on Wall Street to venturing out into private equity funds
  • 5:17 - On providing access to the best funds and investments through CityVest
  • 8:21 - Why investing in real estate private equity funds is better
  • 13:51 - His thoughts on what the golden goose in the investing field is
  • 18:56 - Investing amidst headwinds and why it’s a good hedge against inflation
  • 28:48 - Taking the Leap Round
  • 28:48 - Ground floor condominium as his first real estate investment
  • 29:41 - Overcoming his fears and hurdles on his first acquisition
  • 30:35 - How his residential condominium investment didn’t go as expected
  • 32:10 - Why you should get into real estate investing right now
  • 36:14 - How you can connect with Alan

3 Key Points:

  1. Even if it’s a long, slow growth, investing in real estate has steady growth and can help you build and increase the value of your portfolio.
  2. The golden goose in the investing field would be investing in real estate, in real estate private equity funds, and in real estate private equity funds on the residential housing side.
  3. If your goal for investing is diversification, a real estate private equity fund is a good investment strategy for you.

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