Real Estate Investor/Club Owner in New Jersey

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Hi everyone! I invest in Union/Middlesex/Somerset Counties. I do mostly full gut renovations and recently I'm working on single family new builds.  I am typically working on 5-8 rehabs at any given time. I'm currently renovating a 15,000 square mansion in a historical district of Plainfield, have 2 houses listed that I had renovated, 1 commercial deal under contract and 3 single families in renovation.  I'm also working on subdividing a double-lot in Westfield and building two new constructions homes.

 I'm a licensed realtor in NJ & CA and soon to be in NY.  I also own multi-family properties that cash flow.  I've invested a lot of money, time and energy into my education and in my business.  I started out back in 2007.  I'm 30 years old now and have been working smart and hard for almost 10 years now in the real estate business.  I didn't take the traditional college degree route, instead I jumped right into real estate and I got mentoring from some of the top investors in the country.  I am very grateful for them and for all the opportunities that the real estate business offers us.

Back in March of 2008 I started a real estate club called The NJ Real Estate Social Network. We've been having live meetings every 2nd Wednesday of the month since then.  About 200 of us get together on a monthly basis at The Westwood in Garwood NJ (Union County) from 6-10pm.  If you're interested in being part of our awesome community visit NJRESN.com.  Our theme is "SEEK TO SERVE".  We believe in helping one another vs being competition.  There is enough money and deals to go around for everyone.  

I believe anyone can do this business if they put their mind to it, they focus and surround themselves with the right people.  I wasn't brought up in a household of entrepreneurs or real estate investors. In fact, my parents rented their whole lives but I've learned it only takes one generation to build wealth and it can last for many generations if you pass down both a financial legacy and an educational one.  That is my intention. 

I look forward to this forum, thank you. 

hi Jonathan

Welcome to bigger pockets. Loved hearing your story.

I invest in your backyard a well with primarily buy and hold cash flow properties in Union and somerset county.

I live in Watchung but most of my properties  are in Union New Jersey.

The meetup in Garwood sounds great, would love to check it out sometime especially since it is so close!

Regards

Chris

Jonathan Welcome to BP... I have been to your meeting in Garwood. Awesome, meeting with so many like minded and insightful individuals. I plan on attending regularly and look forward to the information and people that you can network with every month. Thanks Anthony

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