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In multifamily real estate, we look for opportunities in a given market and then build relationships with the bankers, brokers, and boots on the ground we need to make a deal work.

But what if the business opportunity you identify is in Asia or Latin America? How do you overcome the language barrier and put together the team you need to build a successful company in a foreign country?

Cole Shepherd is Founder and Partner at Legacy Group, an alternative investment firm based in Colombia that focuses on high-quality LATAM businesses that produce outsized returns for investors.

He's an expert in emerging markets and understanding the capital movements of high-net-worth investors.

On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Cole joins Garrett to discuss his background in international business and what he learned from working in the ‘professional leagues of capitalism’ overseas.

Cole explains what inspired him to build Legacy Group in Medellin, describing how he started with real estate flips and expanded into commodities, growing Green Coffee Company into Colombia's largest coffee producer.

Listen in for insight on learning the language and culture the place you want to do business and find out how to invest in Green Coffee Company or one of Cole’s other innovative projects at Legacy Group!

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Key Takeaways

How Cole got into international business

What Cole learned from doing business in places like Hong Kong

What makes Cole successful in international business

What inspired Cole’s move to Medellin

Cole’s idea for Legacy Group

How Cole expanded his business to coffee

The mechanics of investing in Green Coffee Company

How Cole forecasts returns for investors

What gives Green Coffee Company a competitive advantage

How Green Coffee Company reached #1 in less than 5 years

How Cole overcame the language barrier in Colombia

Why it’s crucial to learn the local language to do business overseas

What Cole’s excited about in his business right now

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