I’m excited to share with you some insights from my recent podcast episode with Neal Bawa, a technologist turned real estate investor. Neil’s unique approach to real estate, driven by data science, has been a game-changer, and I believe his story will inspire you.
The Technologist’s Approach to Real Estate: Neal’s background in computer science and data science has been instrumental in his real estate success. He’s managed to build a portfolio valued at $1 billion, with 32 projects in 17 markets. His secret? Using data science to hunt for the best deals.Embracing Uniqueness: Diagnosed with mild autism at a young age, Neal learned to see his condition not as a problem, but as a unique skill. His brain’s ability to process numbers and convert everything into math has been a key factor in his success.The Power of Giving: Neal’s philosophy is to share knowledge freely. He’s created educational courses on real estate investing, location analysis, and optimizing virtual assistants, all available for free. This approach has not only built him a following but also attracted significant investments.Predicting the Future with Data: Neal’s data science work involves tracking and ranking 323 metros and their cities based on various parameters. His predictions have been spot on, and he’s now eyeing Northwest Arkansas as the next big thing.Real Estate with a Purpose: Neal’s mission is to help 10,000 families achieve financial stability and happiness by providing affordable housing options. He focuses on smaller cities with high growth rates, often overlooked by big fund managers.Connect with Neil: If you’re intrigued by Neal’s approach and want to learn more, you can find him on YouTube and through his free courses on multifamily investing.I hope you find these insights as fascinating as I did. If you’re curious to hear more, tune into the full podcast episode.