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Going Long Podcast with Billy Keels

Jan 17, 2022

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Going Long Podcast Episode 178: Finding & Funding your 1st Commercial Real Estate Investment

In the conversation with today’s guest, Mike Sowers, you’ll learn the following:


  • [00:20 - 04:01] Show introduction with comments from Billy.
  • [04:01 - 07:07] Guest introduction and first questions.
  • [07:07 - 12:15] The backstory and decisions made that led Mike to this point in his journey.
  • [12:15 -13:53] Why Mike invests long distance and outside of his home state in Real Assets, instead of only actively investing in his local market location.
  • [13:53 - 18:06] What Mike sees as the cornerstones of building successful teams, even while doing it from another location.
  • [18:06 - 21:48] The biggest reasons that investors fail to achieve the results they are looking for.
  • [21:48 - 25:58] The methods and actions Mike takes to be able to make a big capital raise in a very short amount of time.
  • [25:58 - 28:41] How the experience of going to college and starting a business has helped accelerate his success.
  • [28:41 - 31:15] Where Mike’s desire to teach and help others came from.


Here’s what Mike shared with us during today’s conversation: 


  • Where in the world Mike is based currently: Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
  • The most positive thing to happen in the past 24 hours: Spent some wonderful family time in the morning with his children and wife! AND last night managed to turn around a deal that was going south and make it right for his investors!
  • Favourite European City: Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • A mistake that Mike would like you to learn from so that you don’t have to pay full price: Don’t make ‘making money’ your goal - the goal is freedom and relationships!
  • Book Recommendations: How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dan Carnegie. 


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