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INTRO Brendan from Texas

Discussion in 'Forum Introductions (Who are you!?)' started by Bdemuth1, Mar 12, 2018.

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    Quit my job out of school 3 years ago doing equity research for hedge funds. Got a little bit lucky on market timing shorting the Industrials & S&P 500 Index when they open 4% down on Chinese currency devaluation news in August 2015.

    Those funds afforded me enough money to move to Texas with whatever I could fit into my Jeep for about 6 months until I could find a job in commercial real estate. Took me about 2 weeks to land a position. In the last 3 years, I went from a temp intern at a large international corporation to the Director of Acquisitions at a small private equity firm with a $500 MM portfolio. The position allows me equity exposure in all new acquisitions.

    Now I am itching to be challenged more and working on a side project to disrupt the current leasing model for commercial real estate. Still evaluating if I am missing something or some how my current hypothesis is flawed, but would love to connect with new people especially if they have prior experience building a technology service platform and raising startup capital.
     
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    amp0193 Legendary Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTOR Summit Attendee

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Several of us Dallas folks here.

    Sounds like you’re well on your way!
     
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    Very nice to have you! Welcome from Houston.

    I have experience in both, it’s nice to meet you.

    I’ll go ahead and get your rep started. +500
     
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    I am actually in Dallas. Are there any good breakfast groups or meetups for startups that you attend?
     
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    Nice to meet you too. Thank you for the rep start up funds.
     
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    no.... but if you find any let me know, haha.
     
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    Arun Siva aspiring 大君 of the bourgeoisie Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass Summit Attendee

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    I would recommend meeting with @amp0193 and @Kak its all you need to get started ha. Them two minds Would only strengthen your perspective. (Also if you have read the books as well)
     
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    Any interest from the Dallas guys to do some BBQ in Centerville?

    @amp0193 It sounds like you know of many FLF'ers up there.

    @Bdemuth1
     
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    Welcome. Austin, here.
     
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    Welcome aboard my friend, great to have ya!
     
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    I know some. There's several I haven't met yet too.

    Is there anything actually in Centerville? I only know what you can see from I-45 and it ain't much.

    I'd be very interested, but always gotta run plans by the wife and family first.


    This intro thread is becoming a TX meetup thread... :)
     
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    So.

    Centerville has woodys!
     
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