Born and raised in New Jersey! Went to school in Indiana then moved to Cincinnati. Wasn't a big fan of kids but got married and had two of them. I like mine but not always a fan of other peoples kids.
I got into real estate for a few dumb reasons:
1. Thought it would be cool to be able to buy and write off tools.
2. Watched an interview with the father from that show 32? kids and counting. When asked where their money comes from, his answer was, "we made some smart commercial real estate investments".
After purchasing my first property (mixed use), I was totally hooked on commercial real estate and quit my job.
I don't have a niche, I will invest in anything that I believe has a return. Single family, syndications, land, ground up development, NNN, value add, retail, office, medical, startups etc.