Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing with Jonathan Greene

Episode 009: Real Estate Investing as a Legacy Business with Kirk Kessel


If you want your business to last for 40 or 50 years, think about doing everything long-term – whether in your relationships, partnerships, and investments. And a mindful approach to real estate investing plays an essential part.

Ask Kirk Kessel. Kirk has been in the real estate investing business for over 40 years. Obviously, he’s been through enough market cycles to know what clicks in this space, and what doesn’t. 

As the leader of the Carpenter Kessel team at Compass, Kirk has done pretty much every type of investment over the years. Today, he shares some of the investments he had the most fun with, as well as some traits that set up new real estate investors for success.

It’s not how quickly you can get a deal done so you could go to the next one, it’s more about making sure you’re keeping your integrity in every deal. Otherwise, you do one bad thing and word goes out like the speed of lightning. 


In this episode, you will hear:

  • The importance of making a personal connection in real estate
  • Why triple-net lease is amazing
  • Having a partner vs. having a mentor
  • What successful investors do
  • The most important trait of a real estate investor
  • How to build a long-term passive income
  • How to separate yourself as an investor from a client
  • What’s wrong with the real estate investing world now?

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