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Straight Up Chicago Investor


Jul 4, 2024

The tables turn this week as Mark Ainley gets interviewed by Tom Shallcross, returning the favor from Episode 235 (episode link in show notes)!

Tom starts by asking Mark about his childhood and upbringing; spoiler alert - there is mention of Mark’s frosted-tips phase while vacationing in Mexico!! Mark breaks down his start in real estate, the genesis of GC Realty & Development, and the early REI ventures that he and his business partner Bryan took on. He discusses his experience with repositioning office buildings and industrial investments displaying the range of his investing journey. Mark closes with tremendous insights on his most recent project involving rehabbing of a residential property and partnering up with a younger investor. This episode is full of golden nuggets and funny stories that you won’t want to miss!

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Guests: Mark Ainley, GC Realty & Development

Link: Mark's Instagram

Link: SUCI Ep 235 - Tom Shallcross

Link: John Warren's Meetup

Link: NBOA - 2024 Summer Soiree

Link: Bibek Das (Network Referral)

Link: The Psychology of Money (Book Recommendation)

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Guest Questions

04:15 Intro to our special guest, Mark Ainley!

15:04 The Genesis of GC Realty!

19:50 GC Realty’s shift to property management.

21:55 Navigating the Housing Crash.

39:23 Shift to industrial investments.

48:00 Jumping back into rehabbing properties!

61:11 What is your competitive advantage?

61:38 One piece of advice for new investors.

62:08 What do you do for fun?

63:05 Good book, podcast, or self development activity that you would recommend? 

64:04 Local Network Recommendation? 

64:46 How can the listeners learn more about you and provide value to you?

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