Episode 72

Published on:

7th Apr 2023

What I Learned (Charlie Kao)

In this new "What I Learned..." episode of the Passive Wealth Principles Podcast, Jake Harris breaks down his interview with Charles Kao, a successful real estate investor and entrepreneur.  As always, Jake shares some of the insights he gained from his fascinating conversation with Charlie.

You will find out more about Charlie’s incredible professional journey (starting from working on his father's real estate projects during his childhood to acquiring sophisticated investment experience in the Fortune 500 world, and ultimately establishing his successful investment portfolio) as well as about some challenges he had in his personal life.

You will learn that patience and persistence are essential to building a successful real estate investment portfolio. You will also find out that building a strong team and leveraging industry professionals is crucial to success.

Another valuable lesson from the interview is the importance of building a team of trusted advisors, including attorneys, accountants, and property managers. Kao explained that having a strong support network can help investors navigate the complexities of real estate investing and make better-informed decisions.

He also discussed his approach to property management, which involves creating a positive tenant experience through regular communication, responsive maintenance, and fair pricing. He emphasized that treating tenants well can help reduce turnover and improve the profitability of a real estate investment.

Listen now to find out more!

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • The importance of thorough market research before investing in real estate
  • How to build a team of trusted advisors to navigate the complexities of real estate investing
  • The value of prioritizing tenant satisfaction for long-term profitability
  • The evolving landscape of real estate investing, including the role of technology and new investment vehicles
  • The importance of staying informed and adapting to changing market conditions to maximize returns.
  • And so much more...


Charlie Kao | The Importance of Values and Priorities in Real Estate Investing

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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.

Learn more: https://www.catchknives.com/

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.