Joe Felz Investor Interview

Investing is for all types of people, from many backgrounds and schools of thought. You may find similarities among other investors, or learn something new!

Herewith tips and insight, is Joe Felz, Investor & GC

Q: Who was your first mentor in real estate? 

A: Malcom and Brian Estroff

Q: What is your favorite book? 

A: “Sapiens” by Noah Yuval Harrari or “Born to Run” by Chris McDougall

Q: What is the best lesson you have learned in real estate? 

A: Borrower is servant to the lender. DON’T BE CHEAP.

Q: How many properties do you own? 

A: 35-37

Q: When did you start investing? 

A: 2012

Q: Why do you Invest?

A: So I can travel the world and see things. I don’t know what else I would do with the money.

Q: What is the best advice you have received?  

A: “The important things get done.” –Mike Felz and “Leave it better than you found it.” –Fran Noftsier

Q: Do you have any hobbies?

A: Ultra-running, hiking, fishing, reading…heckling climate change deniers

Q: What is your favorite podcast?

A: Never listened to one.

Q: What is the best advice you could give someone else? 


Q: Is there a place for you where time slows down? 

A: Running on the trail about an hour before sunrise when everything starts to turn from pitch black to grey.

Q: If you could be a member of any music group, you would be? 

A: Led Zeppelin, duh.

Q: Who first introduced you to Auben?

A: Betsey Davis

Q: If you weren’t investing in real estate you would be_______.

A: Living on a self-sustained farm with a spring and solar power–somewhere far away from society.

Q: If you were to start over_______.

A: I would skip the 2-3 years of college, and travel extensively instead.