East Bay RE NETWORKING MEETUP - Wed, 7/2/14 in Oakland @6PM

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$20 is for food & drink to be provided to attendees to meet minimum order for a quieter, reserved space. You need to get a ticket on my meetup group to confirm your RSVP to attend, so I can notify the restaurant of how big a space to reserve, and how much food to order:

WHAT: RE Networking Meetup w/ J Martin
WHEN: Wed, 7/2/14, @ 6PM  (I'll be there at 5)

WHERE: Pacific Coast Brewing Company; 
906 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607; Reserved Patio Space
WHY: Great RE Networking! See below!

This is the monthly Real Estate Networking Meetup in Oakland w/ host J Martin!

Come out and meet with fellow Bay Area investors, investing in and out of state, SFH, duplexes/4plexes, and multifamily, East Bay, Peninsula, SF, Houston, Phoenix.. rehabbers, buy & hold, note investors.. Come say hello, and I'll introduce you to others were similar interests.

It's a great way to get new ideas, hear about returns in different markets, learn from other's experiences, mistakes, and successes, start building relationships for the future, and have a great time with awesome people! I will answer any questions on my recent REO 4plex rehab success story in Oakland, and others will be on hand to share their experiences in the Bay, and out of state. There are always people left chatting well after 9/10PM, so don't be afraid to come late if you can't get off early enough or have to battle traffic..

Sign up for, get tickets, and check back on my meetup group for more detailed and up to date information as things progress, and for future meetups:


6-6:30 - Arrivals, chit chat, food, drink (will be available later also) 

Introductions - what you're doing, looking for, have to offer..
Deals - anyone looking for something for a deal right now, property to partner on, money to borrow/lend, property to sell..
Discussion - Some group chatting about topics on the mind, brought up in introductions, etc.
Connect - Open mingling with whoever you identified you want to talk to from the introductions, deals, and discussion.
12AM - Venue Closes. You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here! Most meetups usually finish up with discussion out on the sidewalk after the venue closes down, or move down the street to another location.. So don't be afraid to come later in the evening!

There are typically about 30 investors (or many more when there's a special guest ;) I will limit it to 30 for now, and it will be first come, first serve, for those who RSVP with their ticket. The $20 ticket fee will all be spent on food and drinks for attendees of the meetup. This is to meet the food minimum so that we can have a nice, reserved space, more conducive to networking than some of the crowded/louder bars we've had to deal with as we've grown.

Please RSVP w/ a ticket ASAP, or before 6/27, so I can let the restaurant know the closer number of people to reserve for, and amount of food to order :) I will order a variety of food, including "pub" type food, and salads, for everyone to share, and you will get a drink, including tax and gratuity. Additional beverages and food beyond this will be your responsibility. If you plan on ordering extra food/drink, cash instead of credit card helps the restaurant staff when settling for a big crowd :)

The restaurant staff said there should be parking available on the street (drive around block; free after 6PM), or here is a map for parking garages in the area. The restaurant is also only 4 blocks from 12th St BART station.

906 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607

Feel free to contact me with any questions, and look forward to seeing/meeting you there!

J Martin
[email protected]

So if you are looking for a meetup in the East Bay, in cities like Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond , El Cerrito, Hercules , Concord , Albany , Walnut Creek , Pleasant Hill, Antioch , Pittsburgh , Pleasanton , Fremont , Castro Valley , San Leandro , Union City , Hayward , Newark, or further East in Brentwood, Tracy, Oakley, or Stockton..

Or just across the Bay in San Francisco, or further down on the peninsula, in Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Daly City, Redwood City, San Mateo, or up in the North Bay in Marin, San Rafael, Novato, Petaluma, Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo

 Come on our and join us for a great Real Estate Networking Meetup!

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@Yuliany W.  , @Michaela To  , and @Denise Alberto , 
Am I the only sucker who's not traveling next week?! lol We'll catch you all next time hopefully.

@Eleanor V.  , sorry you can't make it this time, but it was nice having lunch with you the other day, and hopefully it wasn't as painful as it was informative ;)



@Alan Malicse  ,

Glad you can make it out as always! There are at least a few new folks who have joined also, so should be a good one!

@Jeff Weissman  , 

Another regular. Looking forward to seeing you again. Any beat-up duplexes or 4plexes around any more..? I've only been able to find 1 great deal so far this year.. 

@Carrie Maultsby-Lute  ,

A fellow Oaklander I haven't had the chance of meeting in person yet.. Looking forward to it. I was looking on your profile and saw you're interested in purchasing an owner-occ MF in the Bay. Same with my first purchase! Great way to get in, IMHO! Look forward to talking to you more about it there.. 

@Joey Wang, 

(Not sure if still active on BP, but is in the "real" world..), Will be nice to meet you, and always interested in hearing from local Oaklander too... Do you know Carrie? 

@Judith K , 

Who I had the opportunity to meet recently, looking forward to chatting with you again.

@Olivia , 

I don't believe we've had the chance to meet yet, but should be a good opportunity to hear about different strategies out there.. 

Looking forward to it!
Based on my prior experience with "ticketing", there are some folks who like to wait until the last minute.. Anyone going/consider going, please RSVP on the meetup.com site or let me know if you're considering so I can estimate an approximate head count.. Thanks!


@J. Martin  I'd rather hear the ugly truth than a beautiful lie so thanks for giving it to me haha. It was great touring your Oakland property. You killed that one. Thanks for the boatload of info and I will definitely try to make it to the next meet up.

@Rick B.  ,

I realize now a lot of people are on vacation this week. But no worries. Catch up with you on the next one. BTW, the Summit is on Nov 15 & 16, not in October.. 

Looking forward to seeing you sooner than that though!

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@J. Martin Really sorry to miss this one. I will be in Arizona that week. I hope you and the attendees have a great time and some deals are started. Thanks so much for adding me.