Welcome to the Movers and Shakers podcast. This weeks guest is Darren Light.
A mechanical engineer by trade, Darren quickly realized that his W-2 job and 401K would not support the current and retirement lifestyle that he wanted. After being convinced by a friend he attended one of the guru seminars, locally in Knoxville. Darren started purchasing single family rentals and doing flips 4 months after attending the seminar. In April of 2017 he was laid off from his corporate job of 12 years. At that moment Darren went all in to real estate investing by cashing in his 401K and stock options. In November of 2017 he attended the very first Jake and Gino live event in Knoxville. During the first day of the event he made the decision to focus on multifamily assets and sell all of his single family rentals. Darren also still enjoy flipping houses.
To date Darren has done 13 flips in 2 years. His goal for flips in 2019 was 12. He is currently at 6 in various stages.
Since October of 2018 Darren has become part owner on the GP side in 103 doors. Along with a partner, he currently pursuing over another 200 doors as we speak.
Darren started a Multifamily meetup in Johnson City, TN in March of this year. With Johnson City being such a great market, he saw a need to bring other multifamily investors together there, to leverage the power of partnerships, the market, and capital.
He thrive on inspiring and motivating others and living the Go-Giver attitude! Darren lives each day with gratitude.