Apr 15, 2022
Matt Drouin is Partner at OakGrove Development, a real estate investment and development firm with a special focus on value-add commercial and residential properties in Rochester, NY. Over the last 15 years, Matt has been in real estate management, brokerage and development, and has grown his portfolio to 120 units of residential and commercial property. Matt believes that you can do well and do good as a real estate developer and that ultimately community centric development boosts long term profits for investors.
We spoke to Matt about how losing his parents made a tremendous change in his approach to financial freedom, the importance of investing in your business, what historic adaptive reuse is, and commercial real estate.
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[00:01 – 05:49] Opening Segment
[05:49 – 12:37] A Transformation into a True Investor
[12:37 – 31:35] Growth and Commercial Real Estate
[31:35 – 37:21] Round of Insights
Understanding his own limitations.
The Reminders App
Most Recommended Book:
#1 Insight for Investing
Focus on building a core competency that gives you a built-in inherent advantage over everybody else.
Best Place to Grab a Bite in New York:
To learn more and download the e-book, go to Matt’s website.
“The desire to have a little bit of extra money is not a big enough “why”.” - Matt Drouin
“You can utilize your for-profit business to actually do good through its very actions.” - Matt Drouin
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