Episode 63

Published on:

17th Feb 2023

What I Learned (Dirk Van Reenen)

In this new “What I Learned...” episode of the Passive Wealth Principles Podcast, Jake Harris breaks down his interview with Dirk van Reenen, co-founder of MERUS Adventure, a premier private adventure park located in the second-largest canyon in North America: Palo Duro Canyon, Texas.

As always, Jake shares some of the insights he gained from his fascinating conversation with Dirk.

You'll discover Dirk's journey, immigrating from South Africa to a small town in Texas and the challenges he and his family faced when they moved there.

Jake discusses the sequence of actions and events that took place to unlock the next levels of success for Dirk, such as getting their little auctioneer business to sell some foreclosures on some land, then developing it into his real estate investments.

You will learn some of the systems and processes Dirk has created and refined to get him to the level of success he has now.

Listen now and enjoy!

What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • Dirk's journey from South Africa to a small town in Texas.
  • What it’s like to succeed on the other side of the world.
  • Dirk’s passion to help service-based businesses.
  • And so much more...

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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.