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this situation right here at home, as well as beyond our borders. And many of you already are. Read about Brian Wojcik’s nonprofit initiative FAIR Housing on page 32 and how you can be a part of something with potential to positively impact communities coast to coast. Wojcik writes, “If you’re in the business of providing rental housing of any sort … whether it be high-end luxury or low-cost housing, you will be impacted by the affordable housing debate.” As always, this issue of Think Realty Mag- azine is full of business insights and invest- ing strategies, but also stories that illustrate what can be done to effect positive change in the industry. Although every real estate investor’s story is unique, the ones told in this issue have the underlying theme that real estate is a PEOPLE business. •
elcome to 2020! A new year, a new decade, and
Clint Coons Tamara Day Abhi Golhar Gary Harper
new opportunities. We’re kicking off the new decade by discussing humani- tarianism in real estate — how bringing more of the human touch to every deal can result in so much more than dollars.
Susan Harper Richard Hart Fred Heigold III Max Keller Bruce Kellogg Tom Olson Deborah Razo Steve Streetman Sue Wadden Ingo Winzer Brian Wojcik Michael Zuber
HEY! LET’S BE FRIENDS! GET SOCIAL. STAY CONNECTED.
The real estate investing industry is not unlike many others in that you have the ca- pabilities to create something better through your work. And by doing so, everyone wins. As I tell my kids — who are quickly becoming men — “You get what you give.” Sometimes it’s hard to believe that the Unit- ed States — the greatest, and still wealthiest, nation on earth — is in the midst of a human- itarian crisis in part due to lack of affordable housing in many parts of the country. You, savvy real estate investors, can actively change
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