I am new to BP, but still surprised Houston forum here is not as active as some other markets. We should definitely correct it.
One thing we should do is agree a day and place for a monthly meetup.
- MBA in Finance/Marketing from Emory U.
- Expert in Financial Valuations
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Hello I am also in the Houston area, if a physical meet up doesn’t seem to work you could always try online, or using a phone app like BAND. That way people can check in and network at their convenience. I myself am interested in real estate, I have no experience and I am trying to learn all I can before I make a move.
There are a number of meet ups in the Houston area. We are a big city and based on interest and particular locale there are a number of groups. Check out Meetup and BP events. I’ve personally been more interested in the smaller gatherings on the west side.
There are many meetups through out Houston, but I do agree that the majority of those are not listed on BP. I'm not sure what area you are in but I would be open to a meet up anywhere in the inner loop or Pearland/South Houston area. I too specialize in financial valuations, more specific to Oil & Gas companies. I look forward to chatting.
I will sometimes pop into the meetups that Quest IRA runs on Tuesday. There is one in the morning and a second one in the evening. Good way to meet people.
Also, there is a small group that gathers on Monday night, with Rick Russell and Steven Russell, and we do some free training with them. They are having an event this Saturday at 8:30 AM as well.... Beltway 8 at Clay Rd.... also free. I think they are calling it Houston Buyers Club, they put it out on FB. I find some value in what they do, also. It is more geared to the newer folks, but the idea exchange is really strong, particularly in that Monday night session. I keep waiting for them to sell me something, that they just don't. Weird. They will offer a couple paid classes, like all day events, at some point, but I can forgive them for that -- and price isn't too bad, so I might just go to one (or two).
And then there is the big one -- the one in Stafford that is held in the Redneck Country Club. That's the third Wed of the month usually, so it is 7/18 this month, tomorrow night. Will be well over 1000 people there. The attendees range from the old salts to the newest of the new.