CEO Interview: Insider Tips on Property Analysis, Areas to Invest & Off-Market Deals

CEO Interview: Insider Tips on Property Analysis, Areas to Invest & Off-Market Deals

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Jordan Thibodeau

Jordan Thibodeau is a tech employee and real estate investor. He made his first investment in the stock market at age 12 and has been hooked on investing ever since.

Experience
Jordan is a fourth generation real estate investor; his great grandfather used to develop apartment complexes in Boston, and his grandpa and dad purchased 36 homes in the Bay Area in the 1970s.

While working with his father, Jordan learned the family business and made his first real estate investment in 2013—a duplex in Sacramento that he partnered with his dad to purchase. Jordan went on to form the Silicon Valley Investors Club. With nearly 6,000 members, it is one of the largest investing clubs for current and former tech employees. Through this club, he has helped hundreds of investors get started with real estate investing—be it their first buy and hold, multifamily purchase, syndication investment, or REIT investment.

Jordan has been contributing to the BiggerPockets community for nearly five years. He is also the author of a free investment newsletter called Investor’s Therapy, a publication focusing on human psychology and its impact on investment decisions.

Jordan has interviewed or hosted some of America’s top thought leaders and investors such as Ray Dalio, Anne Wojcicki, Tim Ferriss, Ryan Holiday, Annie Duke, Ben Horowitz, and Eric Barker to learn about human psychology and what we can do to make better investment decisions. He has also interviewed or hosted RE professionals such as Josh and Brandon, Gino Blefari (CEO of Berkshire Hathaway’s real estate division), Jay Papasan, J Scott, and Amanda Han. You can also find more of his writing on Forbes.com and ThriveGlobal.com.

During the day, Jordan works on the Mergers & Acquisitions team for a major tech company.

Education
Jordan majored in Political Science at Santa Clara University and has taken business school classes at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

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LinkedIn
Silicon Valley Investors Club on Facebook

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I had the pleasure of hosting my former real estate professor Gino Blefari at Google to talk about real estate investing. Gino Blefari is the chief executive officer for HSF Affiliates LLC, which operates the real estate brokerage networks of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate, and Real Living Real Estate (Warren Buffett’s real estate franchise business).

Related: Getting Started with Real Estate Investing: An Interview with My Real Estate Mentor

What This Interview Covers

We talk about:

  • Gino’s favorite investments
  • How does he analyze a deal?
  • What separates a good investor from a great investor?
  • What does he look for in an investor-orientated real estate agent?
  • Where are the best areas to invest in real estate?
  • What does he think about international markets?
  • What are his thoughts on the housing market and interest rates?
  • What are the best sources for real estate information outside of the MLS?
  • And much more!

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