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Small Axe Podcast

Dec 29, 2020

Today’s guest is Jorge Abreu, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Elevate Commercial Investment Group. At Elevate, he is responsible for managing the properties before and after the company closes, communicating with property managers, and ensuring that everything is on track with the business plan. The Group was able to acquire 1,720 units worth $125 million of assets under management in just a few years and now aims to go even bigger. That’s what we’re going to talk about in this episode. 

Let’s listen to Jorge and learn how they plan to reach 10,000 units in the future!

[00:01 – 05:16] Opening Segment 

  • I introduce our guest, Jorge Abreu
  • He shares his motivations for jumping into real estate 


[05:17 – 14:32] Hands-on Approaches

  • Don’t miss Jorge’s strategy in real estate!
  • He gives insights about shifting to multifamily investing
  • Why was a 37-unit deal more challenging than a 100-unit? 


[14:33 – 24:55] How to Reach 10,000 Units 

  • Jorge walks us through their capital raising strategies 
    • The power of networking 
  • He talks about their customer relationship management
  • Jorge talks about the services of his investment group you’d want to check out!
  • He gives his insights about alternative financing mechanisms
  • He walks us through their plans to reach 10,000 units 


[24:56 – 28:09] Closing segment


  • If your descendants are to write a book about you, how would you like it to be titled? 


  • Related to giving everything he had and financial freedom


  • Elevating everybody 


  • Connect with Jorge. See the links below 


Tweetable Quotes

“I wanted to provide the best possible life I could for my future family at that time. That was my ‘why.’ That was my goal going into [real estate].” – Jorge Abreu


 “If you don’t have the network and you don’t have the individuals that will bring you the money, it’s not just gonna be there.” – Jorge Abreu

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You can email Jorge at or follow him online: Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Check out Elevate’s website to learn more.

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