James Marszalek - Founder of Operation Red Dot
On this episode of The Jason Cavness Experience, I talk to James Marszalek - Founder of Operation Red Dot
We talk about the following
Why and how he is raising $100M
Why do some people have drive and others don’t
Challenges of military housing
Poker, pool, travel and philosophy
Seeing life through the lens of other people
Operation Red Dot
James is an Army combat veteran who spent 7 years in the Army with 5-1 Cav out of Fort Wainwright, AK as a Scout. He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, supporting 5th group SF in the fight against terrorism. His entrepreneurial spirit was formed at 15 years old with the book "The Millionaire Next Door", and spurred several unofficial entrepreneurial "projects" starting, ironically, in basic training for the Army.
After leaving the Army in 2012 James became a full time Entrepreneur, and has started 4 companies from the ground up since. Currently operating a real estate company and a hedge fund with the mission to end the military housing crisis, and help service members get housing ahead of their relocation to avoid long hotel stays and other stresses; and is also designed to set military families up to leave their service with a 6 figure nest egg and passive income, aiming for financial freedom through real estate. Currently in a round 1 fundraise, having secured 5 million out of the 20 million sought. We've landed almost $100,000,000 in sales since opening the company in 2016, and currently hold $25,000,000 in rental assets under management at JBLM.
The business' BHAG is to put 1,000,000 military families into homes over the next 10 years, helping service members buy and rent across 75 military installations across the US. James' life is mostly business by choice, often strategizing, planning, and executing till 1am. But, when he isn't empire building, hustling poker and pool tables, watching documentaries, or traveling is likely where you'd find him. He believes in deep philosophical level thinking, inspiring others to seek wisdom, and simply put good into the world.
James’ Social Media
James’ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesmarszalek/
James’ FB: https://www.facebook.com/Mad.Hatter87
Operation Red Dot YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6F14c3w3JRZA-iADtsm3aw/videos
Operation Red Dot website: https://www.operationreddot.com/
James’ email: James@operationreddot.com
James invites you to reach out to him to talk about the military housing challenge, Operation Red Dot, entrepreneurship and a host of other subjects.
He also invites you to check out these sites.
ActiveDutyPassiveIncome.com, or here's the FB group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/308832522898149.
Think about things that are bigger than you. Put your ego aside for two seconds. Think about finding a new 3d set of glasses that show you perspective on something new. I think we get in our own way, a lot of the time. I think we can do better if you're able to set that stuff aside. So put good into the world without any expectation of return and see what happens.
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