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Welcome to Target Market Insights. A podcast to help real estate investors navigate neighborhoods through the lens of local experts. In each episode, we speak to local specialists to learn about their market, useful tips, and the latest trends and developments. This show is designed to help you with the insights you need to win your target market.

Feb 18, 2022

Mike Ealy has developed Nassau Investments into one of the key development firms in the Cincinnati area. Over an extensive twenty-year period, Mr. Ealy applied his knowledge of property and asset management to negotiate hundreds of successful real estate transactions. Let’s dive in to learn about Mr. Ealy’s latest interest, hotels, and the lessons learned that led him to success.


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[00:01 – 03:02] Opening Segment 

  • Mike talks about his background.
  • How he went from broke to millions.
  • He talks about his book “Broke to Millions”.

[03:02 – 19:17] Big Lessons

  • Some of the key things to leverage the resources around you.
  • The importance of getting out of your comfort zone to be able to succeed. 
  • Mike talks about the importance of making a commitment and staying disciplined.
  • He talks about his transition from apartments to hotels.
  • How he failed in his first hotel deal and how it led to other successful hotel investments.
  • Key takeaways from a failed hotel deal worth $80 million dollars.
  • The importance of choosing the right partner.
  • The importance of knowing what you are looking for.

[19:17 – 26:08] Hotels vs Multifamily

  • Mike talks about the downsides and upsides of hotels.
  • How the hotel customer profile and stay lengths are going to change after Covid.
  • The reasons why you can hire more professional staff with hotels.
  • What it is like to be working with established named brands.
  • The ins and outs of hotel franchises. 

[26:08 – 30:50] Round of Insights

Apparent Failure:

Being broke.


Digital Resource:

Microsoft Word


Most Recommended Book:



Daily Habit:



Number One Insight for Commercial Real Estate Investing

Abfolio to connect with investors.


Best Place to Grab a Bite in Cincinnati 



Contact Mike:

To learn more, you can go to Mike’s website. and click here to book a call. You can download his book “From Broke to Millions” here


Tweetable Quotes:

“You will never win if you quit.” - Mike Ealy

“Never sell yourself short because if you don’t ask for it, you won’t receive it.” - Mike Ealy

“When people are fearful, be greedy. When people are greedy, be fearful.” - Mike Ealy


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