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Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing with Jonathan Greene

050: How Regular People Can Do Extraordinary Things in Real Estate with Tim Lyons

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What if you could transform your life through real estate investing while still maintaining your day job? That’s exactly what Tim Lyons, Jonathan’s guest this week–co-founder and managing partner of Cityside Capital–accomplished.

In this episode of Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing, Tim shares his journey from burnt-out W-2 worker with an 18-year tenure as an NYC firefighter to successful real estate investor, landlord, and podcast co-host of the Passive Income Brothers.

Tim emphasizes the importance of understanding your local market and sheds light on how commercial real estate can be less complicated than one-to-four-unit residential properties. He also reveals how he and his brother Greg leveraged their unique backgrounds to build Cityside Capital, a thriving real estate business, and offers advice for aspiring real estate entrepreneurs.

Finally, Tim and Jonathan explore the power of joining a mastermind group or coaching program to gain accountability and support, which propelled Tim’s success and helped him create a lasting family legacy.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Tim’s journey from burnt-out W2 worker to successful real estate investor, balancing the demands of a firefighting career

  • The importance of understanding the local market and how commercial real estate can be less complicated than residential properties

  • Tim and his brother Greg’s partnership to form Cityside Capital, leveraging their background and experience for success

  • The value of joining a mastermind group or coaching program for accountability, support, and collective knowledge in real estate investing

  • Harnessing the power of learning, doing, and teaching in real estate to propel forward and share knowledge with others

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Supporting Resources:

Tim Lyons’ website – www.citysidecap.com

Cityside Capital on YouTube – www.youtube.com/@citysidecapital

Find Tim on Facebook – www.facebook.com/tim.lyons.712

Tim on Instagram – instagram.com/citysidecapital_tim_lyons

Connect with Tim on LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/in/tim-lyons-cityside-capital

Tim Lyons on Twitter – twitter.com/Tim_CitysideCap

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