286: $13M in Equity from One Deal & Cash Flowing Despite Being Comatose with AJ Osborne
07.05.2018 - By BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast
Ever have a conversation that is just impacts your life so powerfully you wish you could share it with everyone? That’s exactly what our conversation on today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast is! Our guest, AJ Osborne, shares an incredible story of building his real estate business — which focuses on self-storage facilities — as a way to transition his family from rich to wealthy (and yes, there is a difference!) This show is packed with insight from AJ, including:How a loss on his first deal directly led to millions of dollars in later profitHow to find underperforming real estate dealsHow he made $13,000,000 in equity from a old Kmart buildingAnd the medical emergency that put his real estate to the ultimate survival test while AJ fought for his life (this story will shock, amaze, and inspire you!)This show is one of the most powerful episodes yet of the BiggerPockets Podcast, and we’re excited for you to dive in!
In This Episode We Cover:His first deal that didn’t go the way he wanted… but the logic behind doing that deal (super important for every newbie)The difference between being rich and being wealthyPicking a wealth vehicle — and the difference between a Ferrari and a trainHow to find an underperforming self storage building and turn it around (applies to any kind of real estate)The Kmart story that helped him build around $13,000,000 in equity Price / Convenience / QualityComa: “One of the most incredible stories I’ve ever heard”Subsequent: Does your business survive “the coma test”?And SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets ForumsBiggerPockets WebinarBiggerPockets Podcast 245: Creating Wealth that Lasts Generations with Bestselling Author Ryan HolidayBooks Mentioned in this ShowThe Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren Buffet & Lawrence A. CunninghamThe Obstacle is the Way by Ryan HolidayConspiracy Ryan HolidayFire Round QuestionsWhat are the conditions that make for an ideal development opportunity?Is there any issue with renting out a storage unit in a self storage facility then subleasing it out to someone else?Is Loopnet the best source for self-storage deals or is there another website that focuses exclusively on self-storage?Managing Self Storage how far is too far?Tweetable Topics:“It’s not about overthinking things. It’s about finding things that work and putting them into action quickly.” (Tweet This!)“There’s no way you win in life without having your agenda and being purposeful towards your agenda.” (Tweet This!)“The economic downturn was my lucky break.” (Tweet This!)“Work ethic is not enough.” (Tweet This!)Connect with AjAJ’s BlogAJ’s InstagramAJ’s Facebook ProfileAJ’s Twitter Profile