Meet two young guys, Jacob Blackett and Sterling White, who found strength in mutually beneficial partnerships, and who started out flipping and leveraged into multifamily syndications. In this episode, Blackett and White share how their strong partnership and partnerships with others helped them create Holdfolio, a real estate investment company that has exceeded $25 million in real estate transactions and manages over 1,000 properties and 1,500 apartment units.
Holdfolio was founded on the principle of creating profitable partnerships. We believe individuals need to earn above-average returns, and the best way to accomplish this is by partnering with full-time real estate investors. We have excelled at creating an environment to facilitate this type of wealth creation. Holdfolio only profits from real estate if our investors do the same. Our business model allows the highest degree of aligned interests possible, as we enable investors to purchase ownership in a portfolio of income properties we currently own.
Our strategies consist of earning great returns without speculation. This means that we don’t need the real estate market to appreciate rapidly in order to realize above average returns. The income properties we purchase generate income month after month and will perform during all parts of the real estate cycle. We focus on long-term wealth while positioning our Company to thrive in all market conditions.
Originally from Reno, Nevada, Jacob began his real estate career at a young age. In 2010, as a sophomore at the University of Nevada, Reno, when most of his contemporaries were immersed in college life, Jacob bought and sold his first two residential “fix and flip” properties in Southern California. Once he made the move to Indianapolis, Indiana in 2012, Jacob fell under the tutelage of Aaron Adams and over the course of their 3-year partnership he placed over $40 million into single-family rental properties. In October of 2015, Jacob set out with his trusted partner, Sterling White, to found Holdfolio. Holdfolio was founded on the basis of creating partnerships to profit from real estate. Jacob created a low risk, high-profit model that allows Holdfolio’s clients to invest in pools of properties already owned by Holdfolio. At Holdfolio, Jacob primarily focuses on property acquisitions, financial planning, and business development. Outside of his business, Jacob enjoys staying active, volunteering as a Big Brother, and education as a hobby. The book that helped set him on his entrepreneurial course is entitled, “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind,” by T. Harv Eker.
An Indianapolis native, Sterling has had an entrepreneurial mindset from a very young age. He has taken his natural energy and skill which began simply by selling homemade packets of drink flavoring to classmates at nine years of age, to cofounding an ever expanding real estate company. Much of the insight and trade knowledge he now possesses, Sterling owes to his mentor Will Bates. The two formed a mastermind alliance and Bates imparted lessons from his years of experience managing well over five hundred units in historic apartment complexes. At Holdfolio, Sterling focuses his time on building strong investor relations with clients, property acquisitions and creating strategic and directed marketing campaigns to grow their brand. Sterling is hands-on about creating value for his investors, and he truly believes in the role that he and his company play in establishing a path to financial freedom for those under his watch. In his spare time Sterling enjoys learning anyway he can. One of his biggest professional influences is Tony Robbins, and his book “Awaken the Giant Within” is a cornerstone of his personal philosophy. In the spirit of giving back and community, Sterling is also participating in the Guinness World Record for Fastest Fireman Carry, where the proceeds are being donated to the Little Red Door Cancer Agency. Sterling also serves as a Big Brother in Indianapolis.
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