Episode 91

Published on:

3rd Jan 2024

What I Learned (Jim Sheils)

In this episode of Passive Wealth Principles: What I Learned, host Jake Harris reflects on his enlightening interview with Jim Sheils. Delving into key insights and strategies for real estate investing, Jake shares the profound lessons learned about balancing family life with wealth creation and navigating the real estate market.

Episode Highlights:

Embracing Family Time Through Jim Sheils' Insights:

Jake emphasizes the influence of Jim Sheils' book, "The Family Board Meeting," on his approach to dedicating quality time to family, underscoring the value of creating lasting memories.

Long-Term Wealth with Build-to-Rent Properties:

Discover how investing in build-to-rent properties can offer long-term wealth accumulation and greater control over property management.

Demystifying Institutional Capital in Real Estate:

Jake discusses the potential benefits of institutional capital in the real estate market, offering more opportunities for housing while addressing common apprehensions.

A Blend of Cash Flow and Appreciation:

Learn about the strategy of combining single-family rentals with duplexes and quadplexes to achieve both cash flow and property appreciation.

Prioritizing Quality and Low Debt:

The importance of focusing on quality real estate investments and maintaining low debt for steady appreciation and cash flow is highlighted.

Leveraging Strengths and Partnerships:

Jake explores the value of recognizing individual strengths and weaknesses and the power of seeking partnerships or specialized roles to enhance real estate business growth.

Action Steps for Passive Wealth and Time Freedom:

The episode concludes with Jake's insights on setting goals, creating actionable plans, and the importance of taking proactive steps to achieve passive wealth and time freedom.

Community and Support:

Joining a community of like-minded individuals in the real estate journey is encouraged for mutual learning and support.

Key Takeaways:

  • Spend quality time with family to create meaningful experiences.
  • Build long-term wealth through build-to-rent real estate investments.
  • Understand the role of institutional capital in providing housing opportunities.
  • Combine different property types for diversified income streams.
  • Focus on quality investments and maintain low debt for better returns.
  • Identify personal strengths and collaborate for business efficiency.
  • Plan and take action towards achieving financial freedom and passive wealth.
  • Engage with a supportive real estate community for shared learning and growth.

Stay Connected:

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In this episode of Passive Wealth Principles: What I Learned, Jake Harris offers a comprehensive breakdown of the invaluable lessons gained from Jim Sheils, focusing on integrating family values with effective real estate investment strategies. These insights provide a roadmap for building sustainable wealth while cherishing life's most important relationships.

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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.