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The Money School Podcast shares the secrets of the wealthy, so you learn how money really works and take back control of your life!

You'll hear the inside story of wealthy entrepreneurs and investors... breaking down how they got started, how they think about money, how they put money to work for them, and how you can change your life simply by doing ONE thing differently with the money you already have.

Through the podcast, you'll become your own bank - mastering how money really works - so you can use it to gain the upper hand and take command of your finances. After all, building wealth isn't about resources, it's about being resourceful. 

Hosted by Chris Naugle, former pro snowboarder turned real estate investor, serial entrepreneur, and money mentor, this podcast has one mission - to show you how money really works so you can reclaim control of your life!

Apr 7, 2022

Distressed properties may be hard to come by now, but they will be plentiful in the near future. When the market turns, there’ll be hundreds of properties ripe for acquisition. If you get caught up in buying assets in this speculative market, you’ll have no capital to take advantage of this opportunity.

How do you move in a market with hedge funds gobbling up entire neighborhoods? What is the criteria for buying distressed property? 


In this episode, I’m joined by Jake Harris, a longtime investor and author of “Catching Knives: A Guide to Investing in Distressed Commercial Real Estate”. He talks about all the challenges investors are experiencing in the current market, and the moves you can make to avoid losing money. 

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

Why we have to prepare for the distressed market well in advance
How do we identify the properties that will be ripe for acquisition when the market turns? 


The biggest challenge the average investor faces today
Hedge funds and institutions are playing a completely different game in real estate investing, can we compete? 


How to protect your downside in a frenzied, volatile market
If your asset was to lose 30% of its value, would you be able to hold it for the long haul?

Guest Bio

Jake is the author of “Catching Knives: A Guide to Investing in Distressed Commercial Real Estate”. He is the founder and managing partner of a private equity real estate firm that has managed, developed, and acquired more than $200 million in assets under management in the last five years alone. With nearly two decades of experience in real estate, construction, and investment management, Jake is a licensed California broker and a recognized expert in opportunity zones, infill development, construction cost-control systems, and the scaling of distressed investing business.


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