Brooklyn, New York based international NEWBIE - hi everyone!

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Hi guys,

Brooklyn based newbie here. I stumbled upon the BP podcast the other week and have been listening ever since. I'm very excited to learn from all you guys, and I'm hoping to add value to the community with what I have to offer. 


Licensed real estate agent in Brooklyn, New York, with an international BBA degree from University of Tampere in Finland. Renting apts in Brooklyn, NY for a living. Also a professional actor; you can find my work as 'John Patryn' (stage name) on IMDb 


Born in Poland, grew up in Finland, moved to NYC from Stockholm, Sweden. I've also spent a semester abroad in Reykjavik, Iceland studying Economics and international law at the Univ. of Iceland, and I did my internship for a small EU office in Brussels, Belgium. As you might've guessed, one of my strengths lies in languages. I'm fluent in Finnish (native), Polish (native), English (native), Swedish (excellent), German (intermediate/good), and now studying Spanish, thanks to my Texan wife Jenny, who's family is from Mexico.


We (my parents & I) I accidentally flipped my apt in Finland during my college years (I give all credit to Mom & Dad). I had gotten a mortgage for my apt as my primary residence in 2002, and sold it with a ~46% profit six years later. When traveling in my 20s, I was an avid CouchSurfer, and later became a big fan of AirBnB. In Brooklyn, I used to rent a 3-4br apts and sublet my other rooms so that my rent was close to $0. Currently, Brooklyn rooms in shared 3br apts go for $850 and up... As an actor, I was always looking for a flexible job, and decided to give it a try as a real estate agent back in 2014. I was very successful from the very start (to my surprise) and made more money I had ever made before. I currently have my own company, Patryn Realty Corp, but I'm affiliated with Brooklyn Group NYC, and one of their team leaders and top producers. I currently have four agents under me.


1. educate myself on RE investing and make new friends, meet mentors, investors, and potential business partners in the community

2. choose my niche and a market (as of now, the Brooklyn market seems insane as prices for multifam are in the millions)

3. take action: start investing.

As of today, I'm mostly interested in buy & hold of multifam properties and commercial properties to generate rental income and build a sizable portfolio, that would also secure my retirement. I'm also interested in investing internationally, especially in Poland and other Eastern European countries (Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia, etc.) where prices are still cheap, but growing hand-in-hand with their growing economies. Anyone else interested in this, feel free to PM me.


Given my international background and experience living in several different countries, immersed in different cultures, I can research and understand international markets with an ease. In the Brooklyn area, I have a strong experience in the residential rental real estate market. Brooklyn landlords, feel free to keep calling me to discuss pricing of your residential rental properties. Anyone else interested in investing in Brooklyn, feel free to drop me a line. 

As an actor and a performer, I'm very used to presentation and public speaking in front of large audiences. I can't wait to utilize these skills when going over my business to potential partners, investors, lenders. 

Thanks for reading and hope to connect with you soon!

@Jan Kutrzeba  Hello there and welcome!

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Congratulations. Wish you the best.

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