From Gang Member to Multifamily Investor with Dre Evans
Dre is on a mission to inspire others and uplift communities through real estate education and leadership. A native of Chicago, his passion stems from his background as a former gang member. He is a U.S Naval Academy graduate, President Truman Scholar, and MIT Fellow. Dre has over 98 doors under management valued at over $13M. He is the host of the Multifamily by the Slice podcast and co-hosts the #1 Real Estate meetup in San Diego called “Opportunity Knocks”. We spoke to Dre about his unique background, the importance of education, and his massive growth. LISTEN HERE:
Announcement: Download Our Sample Deal and Join Our Mailing List [00:01 – 06:02] Opening Segment
Dre talks about his unique background.
How he got into real estate investing.
How he became an expert on underwriting.
[06:02 – 15:30] A Leap of Faith
He talks about what made him quit the military academy
Dre takes a deep dive into his “why”
The importance of a healthy mind.
How listening to motivational speakers helped Dre.
[15:30 – 30:00] 4 to 98 Units
How Dre started educating himself on real estate investing.
How he got the equity needed for his first $2M deal.
Dre talks about how he jumped from 4 units to 98 units.
He talks about the vetting process and how transparent he is with his own background.
What to look for in people that you are going to work with.
[30:00 – 35:32] Round of Insights Apparent Failure: Failing his first year at prep school. Digital Resource: Trello Most Recommended Book: Resilience Daily Habit: Running #1 Insight for Investing: Think about what you want to accomplish in life, you're why. Best Place to Grab a Bite in Chicago: Giordano's Pizza Contact Dre: You can find Dre on Linkedin, Twitter, or Facebook. To listen to Dre’s podcast “Multifamily By The Slice” click here. Tweetable Quotes: “The healthiness of your mind is key” - Dre Evans “Think about what you want to accomplish in life, your why.” - Dre Evans Thank you for joining us for another great episode! If you're enjoying the show, please LEAVE A RATING OR REVIEW, and be sure to hit that subscribe button so you do not miss an episode.