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Going Long Podcast with Billy Keels

Apr 26, 2021

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Going Long Podcast Episode 101: From Military to Multiple Real Asset Classes


In the conversation with today’s guest, Darren Smith, you’ll learn the following:


  • [00:31 - 03:02] Darren’s profile, in Billy’s guest introduction.
  • [03:02 - 06:56] The backstory and decisions made that led Darren to this point in his journey, and shares some of the different places he has lived over the years.
  • [06:56 - 08:14] Darren explains the role that curiosity has played in his success.
  • [08:14 - 11:32] How Darren first got into Real Estate.
  • [11:32 - 16:02] The steps Darren went through on the move from single family to multifamily investing. 
  • [16:02 - 26:49] All about the Industrial investment space, and what it is about it that made Darren want to specialise in it and help bring other investors into the space, and why you may want to invest in it yourself.
  • [26:49 - 32:15] Darren explains about how he ended up investing long-distance in Colorado, and how he still to this day has a flourishing and growing set of investments in the Colorado area. 
  • [32:15 - 38:31] Why Darren made the decision to keep his long distance investment business going in the face of all the potential risks and uncertainty, when he also still had his other business closer to home. 
  • [38:31 - 41:00] Darren lets us know all about his Colorado based companies.


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

  • Where in the world Darren is based currently: York, Pennsylvania.
  • Favourite European city: Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • The best thing to happen in the past 24hours: Started a new mailing-list system which has worked really well!
  • A mistake Darren would like you to learn from so you don’t have to pay full price for it: If you realise you are in a deal that isn’t working or with the wrong partner or team member then don’t be afraid to walk away and move on rather than keep putting time and money into a bad deal.
  • Book Recommendations: A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf, by John Muir.


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