Before founding Groundbreaker, Jake Marmulstein held a number of roles involving real estate and technology, supporting the growth of early-stage digital technology ventures. In 2011, he started his real estate career while underwriting distressed hotel investments for Watermark Capital Partners, a private REIT based out of Chicago. He graduated from The Hotel School at Cornell University with a concentration in Real Estate Finance. At Groundbreaker, Jake deals with the company’s strategic vision and investor relations. Before moving to Chicago, Jake lived abroad in Europe, Brazil, and Puerto Rico where he became fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. We talked to Jake about his new platform, “Groundbreaker” for investors and operators and how it works, and how it can help you reach your investing goals.
Announcement: Download Our Sample Deal and Join Our Mailing List [00:01 – 03:20] Opening Segment
Jake talks about his background.
He talks about the frustration his real estate career that led him to where he is now;
[04:13 – 15:12] All About The Audience
How he found a solution to a disconnected problem in real estate;
Why they created an investor and operator portal after the jobs act passed;
How their portal “Groundbreaker” makes the documentation process a lot easier;
How Groundbreaker secures your information and how that might benefit you;
[15:12– 26:10] The Importance of an Investor Portal
Jake talks about the ease of use of their portal;
He talks about the scope of their customer service;
At what point should you start using “Groundbreaker”;
How this tool will help with your bottomline;
How you can get 10x ROI on your investment in this tool
[26:10 – 30:43] Round of Insights
Building the platform that did not work as efficiently.
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“You have to have urgency but also understand that it’s a journey. So be patient.” – Jake Marmulstein
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