Being of service is a noble job and many people would want to retire doing it. But, sometimes fate has a different plan. In today’s #Highlights episode, we look back at our conversations with a former soldier and former police who found great success in real estate after they left the service force. Hear the amazing stories of Eric Upchurch and Adrian Pannozzo!
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Eric details how his service has inspired his drive for success along with the need to give back to the veteran community. Meanwhile, Adrian shares that he took a home equity loan, bought three rentals to subsidize his income, and started his dream to build generational wealth in real estate. Click the play button now and be inspired by Eric and Adrian’s life journeys.
Key Points From This Episode:
- Eric shares how his military background gave him a purpose.
- The challenges that Eric faced starting off.
- How you can improve your business based on Eric’s examples.
- Adrian’s initial career as a police officer in Toronto with the goal of buying a rental property to subsidize his retirement pension.
- Buying his first three rentals using a home equity loan.
- The struggles of full-time policing and managing property rentals.
- The mindset that kept Adrian persisting with managing real estate and a full-time job.
“I believe a lot of things happen for a reason and when I left service, I did a lot of soul-searching. I was in therapy for three years after I left my special operations unit and learned a lot about myself and who I am and what my mission in life is. My life mission is to educate and empower and to help people grow.” – Eric Upchurch
“I’m going to always be pushing forward and doing the action steps necessary.” – Eric Upchurch
“The action I took 11 years ago by starting to invest in real estate completely changed the course of my life as far as I was able to retire early.” – Adrian Pannozzo
“I don’t think there’s a safer avenue to invest your money other than real estate.” – Adrian Pannozzo
“Yeah, I did step out of my comfort zone big time, and there were some sleepless nights. When we first got started thinking “did we make the right move?” but 10 years later, 350 units later, here we are.” – Adrian Pannozzo
About Eric Upchurch
Eric Upchurch is an ex-special forces veteran and the co-founder of Active Duty Passive Income — an organization that helps veterans and active-duty personnel make real estate investments. Having found success as a multi-family investor, Eric is driven by the mission to end veteran homelessness this decade along with a goal to donate one million dollars to charity. In his own words, his life mission is to “educate and empower and to help people grow.”
About Adrian Pannozzo
Adrian “Mr. Cashflow” Pannozzo is the founder and co-owner of Executive Properties Inc., a high scale full-service property management company that services over 500 doors in the Hamilton, Ontario area. He is also the founder of Executive Properties Capital Inc., an investment company that raises capital through joint venture partnerships to purchase investment properties, and the co-founder of Vision Construction Management, a full-service construction company that focuses on multifamily conversions and renovations. His professional portfolio, built in less than a decade, consists of 70 investment properties or the equivalent of 350 doors. He has successfully partnered with a multitude of different investors and his passion is helping others like him to achieve generational wealth. He created a proven model of success specifically to share with others through his “buy, renovate, and refinance” strategy.
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