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July 10, 2020

Building Relationships Opens Doors, with Omar Khan

Episode 182:

Omar is responsible for capital raising, strategic planning, and investor relations. He has over 10 years of global investment experience.

He has participated in capital financing and M&A transactions valued at $3.7 billion. He is a CFA Charterholder and graduated with honors from the University of Toronto with a B.Com in Finance.

Omar moved from Canada and lives in Texas with his wife and newborn son.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Omar moved from Canada to the United States a few years ago, and how he got involved in real estate in the US
  • How Omar’s private equity firm specializes in multifamily real estate, and how he became a CFA
  • Why relationship building with brokers, investors, and lenders forms a key cornerstone of Omar’s work
  • Why going beyond a transactional relationship is the key to opening doors and creating new investment opportunities
  • How the COVID-19 outbreak has affected Omar’s business so far, and what future effects he anticipates as the financial slowdown continues
  • How Omar is managing the challenge of working from home while fathering two small children
  • Why Omar looks back over a longer period of time to recognize his big wins, even if he feels like he isn’t currently making as much progress as he wants
  • How Omar uses Google Docs to organize his thoughts and identify where he’s making progress in his work
  • Why Omar puts everything on his calendar and organizes everything in his life, and what books he has found valuable for furthering his own knowledge
  • How Omar tries to model the behavior of successful people, and why he believes in focusing on your strengths while learning the strengths of others

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