Warm welcome from FLA. Whenever you are down here, let's connect.
Welcome from PVD
Hi Ruben and welcome!
I moved to WPB a year ago and love it here. I retired from IT after 28 years and went full time into fix & flip starting in Orlando back in 2016. The market got too competitive up there so I moved to West Palm Beach in August 2017 and am very happy.
Welcome @Ruben Austin!
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@Ruben Austin Welcome to BP!!
Originally posted by @Ruben Austin :
After listening to numerous podcasts I decided to take the initiative to also join the PB community and introduce myself.
My name is Ruben Austin, a German born entrepreneur. I have been in the U.S. (New York City, Boston, Providence) for over 12 years, initially to play college football, yes you read right football not soccer, at Pace University with a major in Finance & Economics. After university I worked on Wall Street as a stockbroker, a consultant (optimizing the financial and business development structure) and I had a marketing/technology start up that I have sold successfully in 2017. Once I sold my company I worked briefly as the head of finance for a publicly owned cosmetic company and also as a sales executive for a seafood commodity trader. I split my time between New York, Providence and Miami.
While owning my company I identified a housing need for the New York modeling industry to house international models for short term stays. I raised capital to create a model dormitory housing concept, which I have also sold along with my company in 2017.
After contemplating and some soul searching I decided that real estate is where I want to be. (I assume having an analytical finance and fund raising background makes things easier)
I look forward of being part of this ever growing community and cannot wait to get to know my BP network better.
Sincerely, Ruben A. Austin
Hi Ruben, BP is a great place to connect and network with others in real estate. Congratulations on your past business success. do you have any markets or asset classes you are most interested in? Would love to connect if you are ever in Florida.
Welcome @Ruben Austin.
Looking forward to working with you and partaking in your experiences and expertise that you share in our BP community. We're also investors in NY and would love to hear more on your dormitory housing project. Speak to you soon.
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