EP 306: How This Former Sales Director Went from 0 to 800 units in 10

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Real estate is about relationships. Be it your significant other, business partner, broker, or investor, these are the connections that will add value to you and accelerate your career.

In this episode, we talk about strategic and meaningful partnerships with Jenny Gou. She is a Managing Partner at Vertical Street Ventures and has acquired a portfolio of over 1800+ units to date. A former Sales Director at Procter & Gamble, she made the big jump to real estate with her husband and found the right mentor turned business partner. By leveraging relationships and running her company as a Fortune 500, they were able to achieve exponential growth in a short amount of time.

As one of the founders of Vertical Street Ventures, Jenny currently oversees Asset Management and Investor Relations. She focuses on Business Strategy and execution of the business plan as well as managing relationships and communications with investors. Her overall experience in leading teams, strategy, and project management enables Vertical Street Ventures to be the best in the industry and make our communities a better place to live. Jenny graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Business Management and received her MBA from the University of Minnesota. She is married to her husband Ronnie and has 2.5 kids (furry one included).


• “There's always a strategy in our decisions: we looked at our calendars, workload, stress level, and then also level of happiness.” (7:45-7:59)

• “Before you burn the bridges, make sure you have a level of stability.” (9:39-9:44)

• “As you get to know somebody, you need to understand: How do they digest an issue? How does a solution come about?” (19:15-19:22)

• “ Feedback is a gift. We give lots of gifts. And so when there's an issue that comes up, we give feedback." (19:39-19:44)

• “Just get the first deal done successful, out the door, and then the floodgates will open for more.” (26:38-26:45)

• “We didn't leave one corporate job to work a hundred hours on another job. We want that freedom. So build the right team so that you are still flexible and living the that you wanted to.” (33:50-34:03)


Connect with Jenny:

Website: www.verticalstreetventures.com  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vertical_street_ventures/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/verticalstreetventures

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VSV_RealEstate 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vertical-street-ventures/ 


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