Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing with Jonathan Greene

The Road to Real Estate Lending Through Investing with Kevin Amolsch


In the latest episode of Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing, Jonathan interviews Kevin Amolsch, President of Pine Financial Group in Colorado, exploring Kevin’s extensive 20-year career as an investor and 16-year tenure as a premier hard money lender in four states. Their conversation outlines the unique challenges and new interests that emerge over a long career in real estate investing. Kevin, an author and podcast host, brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.

Jonathan and Kevin trace the beginning of his investing career back to renting out rooms in his home as a young military member. Recognizing the wealth-building potential of real estate at just 23, Kevin dove in, pursuing foreclosures and leveraging the lessons he learned from his extensive readings. The conversation also reveals Kevin’s hyperfocus, the evolution of his real estate investing into lending, and exploring debt funds as a viable option beyond conventional real estate. Jonathan and Kevin discuss the impact of mindset on success, strategies to avoid “shiny object syndrome,” and private lenders’ role in meeting the growing demand for lending as bank guidelines tighten.


Jonathan and Kevin cover in more detail:

  • Hyperfocus can make you an expert in a particular topic. Master something, and it becomes another tool in your toolbelt.

  • Successful people are devoted to self-improvement and never stop learning.

  • Meditation is instrumental in avoiding “shiny object syndrome” and quieting the subconscious. Reading and running can help with this as well.

  • New real estate investors need to take action with all of the knowledge they’ve attained.


The real estate investing road is winding, and while it may not always lead where you thought, there are many avenues to success, as Kevin Amolsch’s story reveals.

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