Episode 88

Published on:

16th Dec 2023

Sam Wegert | from Martial Arts to Mastering Co-Living Real Estate

In this episode of Passive Wealth Principles: join your host Jake Harris as he uncovers the fascinating journey of Sam Wegert, from his early days as the 'karate guy' to becoming a trailblazer in the co-living real estate sector. Dive into Sam's unique story, encompassing the scaling of his martial arts schools, a transition to digital platforms, and his impactful venture into co-living real estate driven by his upbringing and room rental experiences.

Key Takeaways from the Episode:

Building a Business on Culture and Profitability:

Sam shares his insights on the importance of focusing on people, culture, and profitability in building a successful business, drawing from his experience in expanding his martial arts schools.

Embracing Change Across Industries:

Learn how Sam's openness to change and innovation allowed him to transition seamlessly from physical to digital spaces and into the real estate industry.

Co-Living as an Affordable Housing Solution:

Explore the growing trend of co-living, which Sam believes can address affordable housing issues while fostering community. Understand how his background and experiences uniquely positioned him to succeed in this space.

The Art of Managing Co-Living Spaces:

Sam discusses the challenges of co-living management, including resolving roommate conflicts and maintaining properties, and shares the systems he developed to tackle these effectively.

Coaching and Empowering Others:

Discover Sam's dedication to sharing his knowledge through coaching programs and a free five-day challenge, aimed at educating others about the co-living industry and helping them succeed.

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

The importance of culture, people, and profitability in building a business.

Adaptability and creativity in transitioning across different industries.

The potential of co-living real estate to provide affordable housing and build communities.

Effective strategies for managing co-living properties.

Sam Wegert's commitment to coaching and positively impacting the co-living industry.

Stay Connected:

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Follow Jake Harris on Instagram @jake.realestate for additional insights and updates.


Immerse yourself in this inspiring episode of Passive Wealth Principles: What I Learned, and gain valuable lessons from Sam Wegert's transformational journey. From martial arts to real estate, Sam's story is a testament to the power of embracing change, fostering community, and providing affordable housing solutions through co-living. Be inspired by his passion and commitment to making a meaningful impact in the industry and in people's lives.

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About the Podcast

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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About your host

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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.