7 years ago, Jake Stenziano, a drug rep from Rochester, NY moved to Knoxville, TN. Gino Barbaro, a restauranteur in Mahopac, NY was reaching the end of his rope. Both craved financial freedom and were determined to achieve it. Introduced by Ginos brother, Mark they quickly hit it off and in 2013 made their first investment, a 20 unit deal in Knoxville.
Since then, they’ve amassed over 1,100 units worth $75M. In 2014, they started the property management business focusing on customer service. The education program, Jake & Gino and the Wheelbarrow Profits Podcast came next in 2015. 2018 has been a banner year as well, eclipsing the 1000 unit mark, founding Rand Partners the syndication company and Rand Cares, a charitable organization focused on feeding hungry children. And 2019 doesn’t look to be slowing down as we look forward to Rand Capital, the live event in Orlando and much more!
In this episode, the guys reminisce about those years, talk about the mistakes they made as well as the wins they had. They talk ideas for the coming year as well as the future at large.
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