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Podcast: Careers in Commercial Real Estate: Big Risks, Bigger Rewards


Big deals, big dollars, and a lavish lifestyle can all be yours with a successful career in commercial real estate. Full disclosure:  None of the above is possible without risking your life savings, working 100+ hours, 7 days a week, finding creative ways to get things done, and  maybe even surviving on Top Ramen for 6-12 months! In this episode, Capital Rivers President Greg Aguirre welcomes Ryan Orn to share his experience making a successful mid-life career change into commercial real estate.

Listen as Greg and Ryan talk about an unconventional career change into the world of commercial real estate. Ryan says, “I went from doing something for twenty plus years to learning something completely new. It recharged my internal battery and was excited to get into the business.” Although this was a big leap into a world unknown it has paid off for him and could pay off for you too.

The conversation between Greg and Ryan is not just about making a successful transition into commercial real estate; it’s also about the grit and determination required to thrive in this high-stakes industry. Ryan shares his journey of adapting to the competitive environment of commercial real estate, learning the ropes of deal-making, and understanding the intricacies of the market. He emphasizes the importance of continuous learning, networking, and staying up-to-date with market trends. His story is a testament to the fact that while the transition to commercial real estate can be challenging, it can also be immensely rewarding for those who are willing to put in the effort and seize the opportunities. This episode is a must-listen for anyone considering a career change into commercial real estate, offering valuable insights and inspiration from someone who has successfully navigated this path.

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