Episode 39

Published on:

15th Nov 2022

Pasha Esfandiary | From Poker to Real Estate

Pasha Esfandiary, co-founder and CEO of Evoke Capital, started his investing career in real estate in 2011 by flipping homes found at auctions. 

Since then, he has been involved in over $250 million in transactions across multiple asset types. Residential homes, boutique motels, large multifamily properties, and housing programs in vulnerable areas are just some of them.

He founded Evoke Capital in early 2021 with the goal of helping others achieve financial freedom through real estate investing.

But what is so unique, interesting and inspirational about Pasha is his amazing background story. 

Coming from an immigrant family from Iran, Pasha learned some really important lessons from his challenging childhood. Then, at 20 years old he discovered poker and became a professional player, another experience he learned a lot from.

In today's episode of the Passive Wealth Principles podcast, Jake Harris will have an insightful conversation with Pasha about his interesting journey from being a professional poker player to becoming a successful real estate investor.

Pasha will talk about emotional intelligence and overcoming adversity in his childhood and will also discuss the power of being responsible for everything in your life.

You will find out how Pasha’s health journey started and where it is today and why he thinks it is important to live your life as if you’re going to live another 100 years.

You will learn how Pasha got into the real estate space and what were some of the most important lessons he learned from poker that are helping him today.

Pasha will also talk about the difference between the poker world and the real estate world, his journey from development to multifamily and so much more.

Listen now and enjoy!

What You’ll Learn in this Show: 

  • About Pasha’s background and how he became a poker payer
  • The importance of living your life as if you’re going to live another 100 years
  • How Pasha got into the real estate space
  • The power of making the decision to be happy
  • Some lessons Pasha learned from poker that are helping him in real estate investing
  • Pasha’s secret formula to success in all areas of life
  • And so much more...




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Passive Wealth Principles
Contrarian Investing for Cash Flow and Freedom
You are listening to the Passive Wealth Principles Podcast. Your host; Jake Harris is the founder of an award-winning real estate investment firm and actively investing in commercial real estate all over the country. This show allows you to tune into interviews, dive deeper and deconstruction many passive wealth principles not just from investing but tactics, strategies, and many fascinating ways in which people have achieved levels of passive wealth.

Through my nearly 20 year career as a professional investor, I have built an amazing network of people and come across some super-savvy investors that not only have a unique stance on the marketplace but look at the same problems we all face and many times have come up with a simple but unconventional approach to solving them.

So come be a fly on the wall. Enjoy the conversations and these amazing passive wealth principle lessons.

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Jake Harris

A sought-after expert and gifted story teller with contagious energy, he inspires everyone around him with encyclopedic research. He can take complicated ideas and convey them simply and clearly for everyone to understand. As a founder and managing partner of an award-winning commercial real estate firm, he has authored a #1 bestselling book (CatchingKnives). He has been featured in many publications including The NY Times & Yahoo Finance, he is a frequent speaker, podcast guest, and a highly valued coach. He uses those superpowers to pioneer cutting-edge bold design into an exciting hotel, infill, and adaptive reuse projects across the country. To date has purchased and sold1200+ properties in23 states and amassed a commercial real estate portfolio of iconic properties. He earned a master's degree in International Real Estate, sits on the FIU real estate board, is an accreditedCongress of New Urbanism city builder, a member of CCIM, Urban Land Institute (ULI) and holds a CA real estate brokers license.