I’ve got some exciting news to share today. After the past few years of building out the podcast and our investing community, it’s time to take things to the next level. In order to provide better quality and more well-rounded content, I’m happy to announce the launch of Curtis St Media and our Strategic Partners program.
- Listen to the podcast “#352: Launching Curtis St Media and Our Strategic Partners Program” on the Denver Real Estate Investing Podcast
- Watch the YouTube video (at the bottom).
- Read the blog post. Note, the blog is an executive summary. Get the in-depth breakdown from the podcast or video.
Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going
I’m turning 40 this year, so I’ve been reflecting on my life and career. After about 20 years as an entrepreneur and investor, I’m glad to have made it here. Looking back on some of the things that impacted me on this journey, this Zig Ziglar quote comes to mind,
You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.Zig Ziglar
Helping people get what they want pays back into what you want, an idea that has helped me tremendously in business and investing.
Over the past four years, with the website, podcast, and meet-ups, I’ve tried to provide valuable knowledge and content for the audience and our clients. I’m ecstatic about the results and the tremendous work of the entire team. The podcast is well above 300K downloads, and Envision Advisors transacted just under $100M in total sales volume. Thank you to our listeners, viewers, community, Envision clients, as well as our Envision team members and podcast and video crew who make the magic happen behind the scenes.
These numbers make me realize that we can impact and help people at scale. The next step in this evolution is launching a brand-new media company: Curtis St Media.
Introducing: Curtis St Media Company
In order to provide more value, we’re separating out the media company from the Envision Advisors brokerage. We aren’t taking on outside clients with this company, but are helping our existing businesses better provide knowledge and content. Scaling up with more resources will expand our ability to network and build a community.
Deciding on the Curtis St Media company name took longer than expected, and it was probably the hardest name I’ve ever come up with. Part of the reason for this is that every media company already has a creative name, but the other reason is we wanted to capture our core values. This comes back to Gary Vee’s advice: “Document, don’t create.”
We went with Curtis St Media, the location of our new office, because we want to document how we’re growing the company. We want to show everyone our wins, losses, and experiences. As we grow the company, we’re also helping other businesses grow and demonstrating how they can help investors achieve their goals.
Broadening Our Content with Strategic Partners
Although we have a great team with the media company, we need more experts to get in there and help us create content. What Terrance or I do is just once slice of the real estate pie. That’s where our new Strategic Partners program comes into play.
This program took a long time to come together: I never wanted random sponsors or companies running ads; I want to find people who share my same values and vision. The Strategic Partners are people and vendors we know, like, trust, and do business with. When clients ask which companies we use for various services, these are the people we recommend.
A lot of people don’t realize all of the nuances that go into a real estate transaction: mortgage, title, legal, hard money, etc. Understanding all of these steps will help investors make good decisions on their investing journey, and we think you’ll enjoy learning about it.
Our Strategic Partners have a lot of talent and incredible stories to share with you.
Who Are Our Strategic Partners?
In no particular order, here are the Strategic Partners we’ll be working with:
Joe runs Team Massey, residential financing. Simply put, he’s the guy when it comes to buying a house, duplex, or fourplex with conventional financing. He’s knowledgeable, speedy, and doesn’t screw up (which sounds funny but is incredibly important for lenders). He’s a rockstar in the field.
After a successful career in hard money lending, Travis recently moved to non-bank lender Renovo Financial. In addition to rehab and new construction loans, they have great lending products for long term rentals in both the residential and commercial multifamily space.
Spearhead Commercial Mortgage:
They are experts in commercial lending. They focus on having a strong network of national lenders and local lenders. Their network and local expertise are why they are our go-to for commercial lending.
First Integrity Title:
Title is a confusing and underappreciated part of closing real estate deals. It’s a necessity, though! Terrance has closed hundreds of deals with them from single-family fix and flips, to apartment buildings with hundreds of units. You want a title company that can get creative and problem solve, not delay closing. First Integrity Title gets the job done.
We talk a lot about how to optimize our portfolios, but at the end of the day, we all eventually stop owning real estate. Pam Maass is an estate lawyer who set up my living trust. I was so impressed by her passion and work quality that I started referring her to clients. She is growing her business, cares about doing a great job, and that passion comes through.
Kaufman Hagan Commercial Real Estate:
Kaufman Hagan is a new brokerage that specializes in commercial multifamily. They are challenging the status quo on how traditional commercial brokerages are marketing properties and delivering value to their investors. I’m proud to be a partner in Kaufman Hagan.
This is brand-new software for analyzing rental portfolios. We’ve been working on it for almost a year, and it’s really close to primetime. Anyone who took part in our Portfolio Analysis Mastermind got to use this software and gave us great feedback with ideas. There’s nothing else like this out there: a tool to help landlords understand and optimize their portfolios.
Envision Advisors is near and dear to my heart; it’s my baby. Envision Advisors assists investors in buying and selling residential investment properties in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. Whether you’re a house hacker or landlord investor, we have you covered.
Join Us for the Next Phase and Beyond
In addition to being people we know, like, trust, and do business with, our Strategic Partners serve as our in-house experts. They are going to create content that covers every aspect of the real estate process in order to deliver value, education, and market knowledge to you. Our goal is to provide more in-depth information that will ultimately help you grow your real estate portfolio.
As with real estate itself, creating great content is a team sport. We’re excited to have these partners on our team. You’ll be seeing a lot more of them as they help us dive deeper into their field.
Moving into this next phase, I’m very grateful and excited with where things have been and where they’re going. Thanks for joining me on this ride, and be on the lookout for our new and better content.