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Invest Like a Boss covers all aspects of investing in the modern age in a fun, entertaining way. The show hosts interview the world's best investors, financial Insiders, entrepreneurs and CEOs to find out what they are investing in and strategies to gain outsized returns. In this modern age of investing, new investment instruments are popping up each day, from P-2-P (peer to peer) lending, to robo-advisors, equity crowdfunding to REITs. Investors today need to combine centuries of investment wisdom with an modern outlook and approach. Entrepreneurs Sam Marks, Johnny FD & Derek Spartz each took a different path to success as they now focus on learning how to invest alongside the listeners in order to put their hard earned money to work.
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Now displaying: September, 2020
Sep 24, 2020

Rori Gordon attended the School of Hard Knocks. After high school Rori worked in several facilities as a bartender. She learned about operations and management at the various places she was employed. In 1980 Ms. Gordon was offered a position managing the Hollywood Motel. After two years the nightclub located at the Hollywood Motel became available for lease. Ms. Gordon started Rori Promotions. At the same time she signed a lease with the Motel owner for the nightclub space naming it Anvines. Anvines  became an overnight success and remained in operation from 1982 until 1989. In 1988 Rori Gordon decided to enlist the services of Billy Deans Entertainment. She ultimately hired Billy Deans Male Revue every Friday night at Anvines. The following summer Billy Deans “Foxy Boxing” was created with sold out shows for a 16 week booking.

Ms. Gordon was at a crossroad in her career and had to make a decision.  In 1989 she sold her interest in Anvines and became partners in Billy Deans Entertainment. Promoting, touring and booking shows resulted in an unbeatable team. After 5 years of working in clubs all over the world Billy Dean and Rori Gordon wanted to put their feet down in one local location. This prompted the purchase of 1998 Billy Deans Showtime Café. Rori Gordon is the promoter and marketer. For many years she has been the bartender, food preparer for all events at the club and has even swept the floors. There is no task too small for this woman.

Ms. Rori Gordon belongs to the club of the very few female gentlemen’s club owners in the world. She is active in ACE the Association of Club Executives, supports the Center for Constitutional Rights, and enjoys participating in charitable events for Cancer Care. She is a community advocate for rooting out corruption in the Town of Hempstead and Smithtown. She loves everything vintage. Rori collects Roseville Pottery, Vintage Luggage, Hammered Aluminum and Airline Memorabilia. Mid Century Modern is her new kick. Her style is eclectic.

 

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Discussed:

  • Billy Deans
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  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)
  • Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamps:

  • 06:48 – Is it rare to be a female Gentlemans Club Owner? 
  • 09:19 – What are the pros and cons of buying a successful club or a club that needs work?
  • 12:54 – Have you tried to calculate the lifetime value of a customer?
  • 15:25 – Describe your clientele as it relates to girls and guys?
  • 16:53 – Which is more profitable a dance club or a gentlemans club?
  • 18:48 – What are your experiences with the strippers?
  • 20:41 – How do the female clubs and male clubs compare?
  • 22:19 – How does your income compare between bar sales and dances?
  • 25:20 – What is the typical work schedule?
  • 28:48 – How do you find a club for sale?
  • 37:21 – Are there other options besides regular dances?
  • 39:48 – What is the usual approach for girls to sell dances?
  • 43:17 – Do club owners discuss strategies and other business?
  • 45:16 – How do you handle pressure from the community?
  • 50:12 – Is there anything you think you would have done differently?
  • 51:23 – Are there any themes or marketing strategies that you use?
  • 56:02 – Sam and Johnny Recap

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Sep 17, 2020

Shaun Greer serves as VP of Sales and Marketing for Vacasa and is responsible for short-term-rental portfolio growth and real estate sales/compliance. He brings extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and public and private partnerships to his role.

Shaun has been with Vacasa since 2015 and has held several positions including Senior Director of Real Estate, Director of Corporate Development and Mergers and Acquisitions Manager. When not cultivating relationships within the vacation rental industry or building the Vacasa Real Estate network, he is enjoying time with his family and outdoor activities.

Listen to ILAB 154 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

 

Where we are:

Sponsor:

Discussed:

  • Vacasa
  • Special ILAB Listener Offer for Equity Estates through October 1st, 2020
  • Save up to $30,000 and delay your dues until you're ready to travel when you sign up Here

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)
  • Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamps:

  • 13:44 – How did Vacasa get started? 
  • 16:18 – Do you manage the entire building or just the units?
  • 19:00 – Do you handle all the taxes on behalf of the homeowner?
  • 20:10 – What has been the demand change due to the effect of Covid?
  • 23:22 – What has been the favourite type of destination?
  • 26:35 – Where do you have the most listings?
  • 27:46 – How often do owners use the property?
  • 29:15 – What are the revenues for the various seasons?
  • 32:19 – Do owners do monthly or daily rate rentals?
  • 36:31 – What to expect, investment wise, on the different types of rentals?
  • 42:36 – Are you investigating the ski seasons long term with climate change?
  • 44:04 – What are the top ski markets?
  • 46:30 – Sam and Johnny Recap

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Sep 11, 2020

Stacey Morris is the Director of Research at Alerian, which equips investors to make informed decisions about energy infrastructure and Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs). Ms. Morris was previously the Investor Relations Manager for Alon USA Energy, overseeing investor communications for the corporation and its variable distribution MLP, Alon USA Partners. Prior to Alon, she covered the integrated majors and refiners at Raymond James as a Senior Associate in the firm’s Equity Research Division. Ms. Morris graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Stetson University and is a CFA charterholder.

Listen to ILAB 153 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

 

Where we are:

Sponsor:

Discussed:

  • Alerian
  • Special ILAB Listener Offer for Equity Estates through October 1st, 2020
  • Save up to $30,000 and delay your dues until you're ready to travel when you sign up Here

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)
  • Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamps:

  • 09:07 – Were you always interested in energy growing up and when did you first learn about MLP? 
  • 11:05 – What is a MLP?  
  • 13:04 – Do MLPs have a regulation or restriction on their distribution of profits?
  • 14:15 – Are all energy companies MLPs?
  • 16:55 – Can you explain a hypothetical situation to explain tax exemption?
  • 24:11 – What are the variables that move the price of a MLP?
  • 28:17 – What are some of the big MLP companies?
  • 29:43 – What are the easiest ways to invest in MLPs?
  • 34:16 - Are high yields common?
  • 37:28 – Is now a good time to invest in MLPs?
  • 41:09 - Derek’s Recap
  • 45:58 - Sam and Johnny Recap

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Sep 4, 2020

Philip Mekelburg, CEO and Fund Manager, Equity Estates.

Philip has over 20 years of experience in business development, marketing, management and operations. After graduating from Cornell University, he worked as a corporate trainer and management consultant. His accomplishments include starting a fast-growing, new-to-market retail concept which he built up and sold within four years. The industry respected his novel approach and elected him president of their international association. Afterwards, Philip was hired as Director of Operations for a financial services firm where his work in channel sales garnered him praise, while expanding his knowledge and experience in marketing specialty finance products. He co-founded Equity Estates in 2006 and enjoys building a real estate portfolio that is also a smart investment that offers memorable experiences.

Listen to ILAB 152 on iTunes here or subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

Where we are:

Sponsor:

Discussed:

  • Equity Estates
  • Special ILAB Listener Offer for Equity Estates through October 1st, 2020
  • Save up to $30,000 and delay your dues until you're ready to travel when you sign up Here

Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links:

  • ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000)
  • Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)
  • Betterment – Get up to 1 year managed free
  • Wealthfront – Get your first $15,000 managed free
  • PeerStreet – Get a 1% yield bump on your first loan

*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally.

Time Stamps:

  • 06:23 – How did Equity Estates start? 
  • 12:40 – How would you describe Equity Estates?  
  • 16:12 – How does Equity Estates compare to a timeshare or secondary home?
  • 21:28 – What are the general characteristics of the properties?
  • 23:56 – Where are the properties usually located and how do you select?
  • 25:06 – What are the requirements and minimum investment to invest?
  • 27:29 – How does the concierge experience work?
  • 33:05 – How do you manage the expenses of all the properties?
  • 37:08 – How do the average investor utilise their time at the property?
  • 40:57 – Patreon: Do you have investment opportunities for non-accredited investors?
  • 45:00 - Patreon: How does your affiliate portfolio work on the business side?
  • 46:26 - Can you discuss the different funds available?
  • 48:07 - Can anyone invested in any fund can access any property?
  • 48:49 - Patreon: Are you seeing any impact from Covid-19?
  • 49:53 - What is your favourite property in the portfolio?
  • 55:20 - Sam and Johnny Recap

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