39 minutes | Jul 8, 2020

ATE - Building Your Personal Brand with John Fortes and Tim Vitale

In this episode, Tim Vitale asks John Fortes about how to build a personal brand and how to raise money to buy apartments; John also talks about getting base hits - singles and doubles will achieve safe, consistent returns for investors. 


John Fortes

John Fortes also known as The Passive Investing Consultant, founded The Fortes Company which partners with working professionals seeking to invest in commercial multifamily apartments but do not have the time. By leveraging John’s experience, he has helped families invest in over $70 million in multifamily investments that’s allowed them to secure financial security, preserve and grow their wealth as well as compound their investments as they achieve their financial independence. 

Listen to his podcast - the Passive Investor Show

Learn more at The Fortes Company website

You can connect with John on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook


Timothy Vitale

Tim grew up in Real Estate family in Connecticut that has a portfolio of commercial and small multifamily (2-4 unit buildings).  He got into real estate after bookkeeping for his family's REI business and realizing how much money there was to be made in the business.  He decided on commercial real estate because its valued by the NOI and that's a controllable lever to pull based on performance. Tim is now AVP of Finance for insurance company out of NYC (working remotely in NC).

Connect with Tim at 704-654-6631

Your host, Brian Briscoe, is a co-founder and principal in the real estate investing firm Four Oaks Capital.  He and his team currently have 168 units worth $7.5 million in assets under management and are continuing to grow.  He will retire as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps in 2021. Learn more about him and the Four Oaks team at www.fouroakscapital.com or contact him at brianbriscoe@fouroakscapital.com - be sure to let him know where you found him.

Connect with him on LinkedIn, Facebook, or on Bigger Pockets.


Episode Outline and Time Stamps

[00:01 -  01:45]  Teaser and Introduction

[01:46 - 08:25] John’s Story

[08:26 -  13:11] John's "Why"

[13:12 - 18:56] What's next for John

[18:57 - 22:24] Tim Vitale’s Story

[22:25 - 35:34] Tim Asks The Expert 

[35:35 - 38:36] Closing Segment 

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