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Small Axe Podcast

Sep 27, 2021

For today’s episode, we are featuring Timothy Lyons. Tim is the founder and managing partner of Cityside Capital LLC, a real estate syndication and investment company that focuses on multifamily real estate assets that yield strong returns for investors. At the same time, Tim is also a lieutenant in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) where he has served for 16 years. Until recently, he also worked part-time as an emergency room nurse (RN) at a level 1 trauma center. Tim’s initial goal with real estate was to create passive income and in turn, be able to spend more time with his wife and their three little girls. After partnering on a small multifamily property, he saw first-hand the power of real estate investing as an opportunity to create passive income and build wealth for his family. He started Cityside Capital with the goal of not only growing his own portfolio but also to help others realize the power that real estate investing can have on creating wealth.

This is an exciting episode especially for those of you who want to know what it is like to live the Capital Raising Life. Just like anything, this life is not easy, but all the while rewarding. If this episode is something that you might be interested in, make sure to tune in until the end or reach out to Tim through the links below to know more about this topic! 


[00:01 – 10:55] Opening Segment

  • I announce about our Kentucky offer
  • I introduce our guest, Timothy Lyons
  • Connect with Tim through the links below
  • Tim shares about his background
    • Little man with achieving his fireman dreams
    • The reality of having 24-hour job
    • Someday moments with Real Estate
    • From rock-bottom to Real Estate rockstar
  • Tim’s Inspiring Circle
    • His supportive wife, Kristina
    • His brothers whom he does Real Estate with

[10:56 – 22:23]  Capital Raising 

  • A Broker Dealer
    • Licensed securities broker
    • Traditionally focuses on Private Equities and Start-ups
    • Law knowledgeable professionals
    • What you should have done has been done for you
  • CitySideCapital does the pre-vetting for the passive investors
    • Indeed, this is the ultimate passive investing opportunity
    • Provides better safety and clarity
  • Some notes for those interested becoming Registered Representatives 
    • Education is a must!
  • Raising own deals
  • Other ways to earn


[22:24 – 25:41]  On Finding New Investors


  • Small circle to Big Circle
  • Connections + Education + Hard Work + Perseverance
    • Don’t forget genuine conversations


[25:42 - 29:47] Closing Segment

  • Tim’s vision for the future
  • Tim’s biography title and character highlights he wants to see
  • Connect with Tim through the links below
  • Final words


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Tweetable Quotes:

“I think the more educated the investors are going into a deal, the better they feel they understand the process, which I think is a win-win [situation] for everybody.” - Timothy Lyons


“It’s funny. When I was in college, I couldn’t wait to be out of college and stop taking exams. And as I got older and older, I realized that you are never truly done with education, or learning. It has taken me a while, I’m 39 now, but I can’t wait to read the next book, I can’t wait to take the next course, I can’t wait to go to the next conference.” - Timothy Lyons

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