Time and again we hear the adage that ‘mindset matters’ and our guest today, Sandhya Seshadri is a shining example of this. Having always dreamed of living in the United States, Sandhya worked hard in high school and received a full scholarship to study engineering in Texas. She did not stop there and furthered her education with two graduate degrees! After learning about syndication, Sandhya gradually moved away from stocks opting to diversify her portfolio. She first dipped her toes into the real estate waters through passively investing before transitioning into syndication, applying her immense skill set along the way.
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Sandhya is an advocate of continuous learning and accepting being the ‘newbie’ at times. This does not mean staying in this position forever, but it is important to be humble and learn as much as possible from those with more experience. Sandhya provides further insights into how she landed her first deal, where she found capital and much more. She is an inspiration, having elevated herself from an $8 weekly food budget to a seven-figure net worth through tenacity, unwavering self-belief and openness to always try something new. We were hugely inspired by her story and we know you will be too. Join us today!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Sandhya realized that the wealthy people she knew were ‘all about real estate.’
- When Sandhya saw that there were ‘real people’ in syndication, she knew it was not a scam.
- How Sandhya managed to move from India to Dallas after high school.
- Discover how Sandhya landed her first deal.
- Some of the unexpected places where Sandhya managed to find capital.
- Many life-skills can be applied to working in multifamily.
- The passive investor checklist: some questions to ask to vet deal sponsors.
- Know your market inside and out before investing in a deal!
- Investing passively gave Sandhya the confidence and preparation to sponsor her own deals.
- If you are willing and have the right mindset, experienced people will help you.
- The first deal may not pay a lot in dollars, but the rewards are invaluable.
- By conservatively underwriting deals, it is possible to prepare for a downturn.
- The belief that there is always a way to achieve anything has led to Sandhya’s success.
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About Sandhya Seshadri
Sandhya Seshadri is a Dallas resident for almost 30 years. Sandhya worked at Texas Instruments for fourteen years in various technical, marketing and management roles with revenues in excess of $80M and budgets of $28M. During her time at SMU acquiring her MBA (’99), Sandhya began investing in the stock market and has built a portfolio to allow her to “retire” early from her corporate career. She resides with her husband and two children in Canyon creek, Richardson. Sandhya currently serves on the Diversity Advisory Board for Plano ISD, and is on the Board of Directors for the Richardson YMCA.
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