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#INVESTTHIS EP 34: Building an $18MM Portfolio in 6 years, with John Casmon

$18mm portfolio - John Casmon

John Casmon is a very busy guy. He is the Co-Founder of Casmon Capital Group, a Chicago-based real estate investment firm, controlling over $18M in real estate holdings. John is also the host of the Target Market Insights Podcast, Organizer for the Midwest Real Estate Summit and serves on the Surge for Water Advisory Board. John started as a marketing executive, for GM, MillerCoors, and SC Johnson and was named one of the “Top Executives in Advertising and Marketing” by Black Enterprise Magazine. He started investing in real estate as supplemental income, and through patience, sacrifice and learning built his company to what it is today.

In today’s episode, John and I discuss the trials, tribulations, and successes of how he built his portfolio in such a short time. He also provides actionable tips on mitigating risk, how to implement a value-add strategy and how to use trends and insights and turn them into cultural currency. Lastly, you don’t want to miss his tutorial on the challenges of Class A investments vs. the benefits of Class B & C investments.

As John says, “if you buy right, you can weather any storm.”

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John Casmon Information:


Casmon Capital Group

Target Market Insights Podcast

Midwest Real Estate Summit




Surge for Water

John’s Book Pick:

The Power of Focus

Tip of the Day:

[spp-tweet tweet=”Stay aggressively patient and take small steps every day toward your goal. -John Casmon”]

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About the author, Scott

Scott is an energetic and health conscious Real Estate Entrepreneur. A transplant from the state of Iowa, he has excelled in business from his very first venture. Entrepreneurship has come naturally for Scott, as he started his first company at the age of 17. He studied at the University of Iowa with degrees in Business Communication and Entrepreneurial Management, also studying Health Promotion with an emphasis in Nutrition before moving to Arizona to dominate in his Real Estate career.

Starting off in residential retail Real Estate sales with Keller Williams Realty and closing $2.2M in volume his first 12 months, he quickly realized being a realtor was not for him. Since then, he has moved into the investment space flipping over 150 residential transactions and building a portfolio of rental properties with over $20,000,000 in closed volume to date. He is also the host of the #INVESTTHIS Podcast, interviewing only the elite of Real Estate Investors for his listeners. Now with his knowledge and experience, he is moving into larger investment opportunities in multi-family and commercial Real Estate, focusing on building strong relationships with his investors, providing solid returns, and building wealth for his family.

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