Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing with Jonathan Greene

110: The Road to Real Estate Lending Through Investing with Kevin Amolsch


A long career as an investor creates expertise you can leverage as you pursue new investments. However, it can also lead to discovering new interests and challenges inside the investing world.

On this episode of Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing, Jonathan interviews Kevin Amolsch, president of Pine Financial Group in Colorado. Kevin is a premier hard money lender in four states with more than 20 years of experience as an investor and 16 years as a lender. Additionally, Kevin is an author and podcast host.

Kevin outlines how he began his investing career after renting out some rooms in his home while in the military. At 23, he recognized that real estate could make him wealthy. The conversation continues with his foray into foreclosures, Kevin’s commitment to implementing the lessons he learns from reading about real estate, his ability to hyperfocus, and why he began lending as another aspect of his real estate career. Jonathan and Kevin explore debt funds and why they can be a good option for investors outside of traditional real estate, the impact of Kevin’s mindset on success, taking control of “shiny object syndrome,” and how private lenders are meeting the demand for lending as banks tighten up lending guidelines.

Kevin Amolsch attributes much of his success to his mindset, ability to focus, and a voracious appetite for learning.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How renting out some rooms in his home led Kevin Amolsch to become a real estate investor

  • Kevin’s foray into foreclosure investments and what he learned from his first attempt

  • The one thing successful people have in common

  • His commitment to implementing one thing he learned from each book he read before moving on to another book

  • The benefits of hyperfocus at the beginning of an investing career

  • Kevin’s shift into lending and why he focuses on private lending

  • What debt funds are and why they’re a good option for investors outside of traditional real estate investing

  • What Kevin does to keep his mindset on track to grow as a lender and investor

  • The investments he doesn’t like and what he’s trying now

  • Controlling “shiny object syndrome”

  • Kevin’s focus on syndications and why he’s still buying investment properties

  • Creative transactions in commercial real estate

  • How private lenders are meeting the demand for lending as banks tighten up guidelines

  • Kevin Amolsch’s advice to new real estate investors

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