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I’m a full-time entrepreneur, investor, and coach who is (maybe a little overly) passionate about helping others become financially free by investing in multifamily real estate.

I enjoy teaching and motivating others to move beyond their comfort zones so that they can live the lives they were meant to live.

My mission (and passion) is to show people how they can become financially free in the next 1-3 years (and often much sooner) by doing their first apartment building deal.

Through my company Nighthawk Equity, I control over $266 million in performing multifamily assets all over the United States.

In addition to investing nationwide, I teach others how to do their first apartment deal through tons of free content on and additional training programs.

I’ve helped students acquire 41,000 units valued at over $1.5 billion.

I’m the author of the best-selling book and the host of the popular podcast “Financial Freedom with Real Estate Podcast.” I have taught computer science courses, financial literacy classes to adults and children, and courses on how to buy apartment buildings.

I live near Atlanta, Georgia with my wife and 4 children. I have the time to travel with my family, get 1-on-1 lunches with my kids, and strive to make a difference in the lives of people I meet.

But my life wasn’t always like this...

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I’m an entrepreneur at heart, but it took me a while to figure that out.

I have a computer science degree and after several years of working for larger companies (including AOL), I took the leap and joined a software startup called webMethods.

We went from a group of three out of our CEO's basement to 1,300 employees worldwide. WebMethods had one of the most successful IPOs in 2001.

After four years, I felt like I wanted to start and run my own software company one day, but I only had experience with software development.

I wanted to learn marketing and sales.

I convinced our President to let me try my hand at actually selling software. I read every sales book I could get my hands on and attended a high-tech sales boot camp.

I then created a target list and started hitting the phones. By the time I left a year later, I had sold $50,000 of software and had a $400,000 pipeline. It was the hardest job I have ever had, but I learned stuff about selling I still use to this day.

By this point, the culture of the company had changed radically from the good ol' start-up days, and I felt my excitement waning. After 8 awesome years, I parted ways with an experience I will never forget.

I took some time off to travel with my wife, and when I came back, I networked with venture capitalists and software entrepreneurs, searching for the next software product to bring to market.

Despite my best efforts, I just couldn't find anything that excited me.

When one door closes, another one opens

In 2004 I read the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and I was like, “Man, where has this been all my life?! Passive income is what I need, not money in the bank!”

So, I scrapped my plans for the next software IPO and decided to pursue passive income through real estate and the restaurant business.

I launched both businesses at the same time. 

In 2006, I bet BIG and signed up with a high-end pizza franchise and opened our first location in Alexandria, VA. 2 years later, we had 6 locations. But along came the recession and I was lucky to sell them for a hefty loss in 2009.

Over 3 years, I flipped 3 dozen houses and made great money, while losing tons in the restaurant, all while barely breaking even and working 80 hours a week.

Investing with other people’s money opened new doors for me.

In 2011, I did just that. I bought my first commercial property with a group of investors. It was a 12-unit apartment building in an up-and-coming area of Washington DC.

(Read more about how that deal nearly broke me here)

That first deal was over a decade ago. Since then, I’ve found three things to be true:

1. Single-family house investing will NOT make you financially free. The only way is through investing in multifamily apartments

2. You don’t need experience or your own cash to invest in apartments

3. By following the right system, you can get your first deal under contract in as little as 6 months and achieve financial freedom within the following 12 months.

I’m excited you’re here and I look forward to staying connected!!

To your success!



Other things you may not know about me:

I hold a master's degree in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary. I'm fluent in German (I’m actually from there) and conversational in Spanish. 

I play tennis competitively, love to travel, and have fly fished across the country. 

I’m also passionate about working with Uganda Counseling and Support Services (UCSS) whose mission is to spread God's love and improve the quality of life in remote regions of Uganda (read more here).


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