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Why I decided to become an Investor

For this week’s blog post, we have an interview with Auben Capital Partners Principal, Alex Becker.

Who was your first business mentor? 

Shayne Martin, my former Regional Manager for a Multifamily Real Estate Company

Who was your first mentor in real estate? 

-Same as above.

What is your favorite book?

-The Hobbit

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

-“Buying right” is the most important thing in real estate.  If you buy the right asset, condition, location, price, the asset will always be successful in the long run.

How to be a true leader not a boss 

-Subservient leadership and always be willing to do what you ask of others.

How many properties do you own?

I own my own home and partner in an 11-unit multifamily in Augusta, GA.

When did you start investing?

-2011/2012.  Formed a partnership and started purchasing distressed SFR’s in Cincinnati, OH and Lexington, KY

Any Hobbies? 

-Love to golf, exercise, and relax with family/friends.

Why do you invest?

-Generational wealth creation and the ability to have positive control of my future.

What is the best advice you have received? 

-Learning what not to do is often much more valuable than learning what to do.

What is the best advice you could give someone else?

-Pursue what makes you happy.

Where is your place where time slows down?

-Vacation, when I can fully disconnect from daily life.

I first met Auben? 

-I have been working with the Founder and CEO, Tyson Schuetze, for over 10 years.  I have been working with Auben for over 5 years now.

If you were to start over? 

-Would have purchased more real estate in the past 10 years 🙂

If you weren’t investing in real estate, would you be? 

-Yes, but I also invest in the stock market and alternative investments.

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