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Investor and Influencer Strip Mall Guy

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

Episode 10

Welcome to another exciting episode of The Matthews Mentality Podcast. Today, I’m joined by a Twitter sensation known to many as The Strip Mall Guy. You're in for a treat if you’re wondering who’s behind the intriguing Twitter alias @RealEstateTrent. His real identity is a well-kept secret, but his impact on the digital landscape is undeniable. With a staggering 200,000+ followers, he has swiftly risen to prominence, becoming a force to be reckoned with in real estate social media. He’s one of the best-known players in the retail space and is a savvy investor actively buying strip centers and shaping the commercial real estate landscape. He’s joining us today to share his story, from building a brand to cultivating meaningful relationships, all while uncovering business opportunities. Plus, his mindset and motivation behind it all.


Show Notes

[01:06] – Introduction

[06:04] – Typical Day & Current Workflow

[10:49] – Growing up

[14:22] – Entering Real Estate, Overcoming Fears, and Growth

[22:00] – Lessons Learned as a Broker – Industry Trends & Challenges

[26:53] – Retail Real Estate Investing & First Deal Story

[33:04] – Advice for young professionals + Industry Insights

[39:42] – Building a Successful Business Through Hard Work & Dedication

[45:10] – Entrepreneurial Mindset

[48:23] – Fundraising Strategies

[50:30] – Social Media Growth + Leveraging it for Business

[01:03:21] – Work-Life Balance

[01:06:00] – The Why

[01:07:31] – Identifying the right Mindset + Approach For Business

[01:15:44] – Advice & Resources


How to Reach Strip Mall Guy

To Connect on Twitter click ⁠HERE⁠

To Connect on LinkedIn click ⁠HERE⁠

To Connect on Instagram click ⁠HERE⁠


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