About Rob Powell
Meet Rob Powell
Rob Powell’s life story and investment strategies have been written about in the followings books and publications:
* Maui Millionaires by David Finkel and Diane Kennedy
* Making Big Money In Foreclosures By Peter Conti
* Buying Real Estate Without Cash or Credit By Peter Conti and David Finkel
* Commercial Real Estate for Dummies By Peter Conti and Peter Harris
Who in the world is Rob Powell?
by Emily Cressey
Rob coined the term “Wealth Lifelines” to talk about the special deep and transparent relationships he’s able to form with people he meets that often naturally turn into a strong and powerful part of his wealth-building strategy. Rob is a master and creating *connections* with people – without any pretense.
He works to SERVE first. He really cares about people. When people see how much passion he puts into getting to know them, and seeing them be successful, they are often drawn to find or invest ways to work with him. Business relationships often grow from those seeds of friendship.
Since Rob is such a popular guy, I thought it would be fun if EVERYONE could get to know him and his story a little bit better.
I met Rob in 2002 when we were both attending a real estate investor training put on by Mentor Financial Group. Rob was fed up with his job as a consultant and looking for something new. The business travel was wreaking havoc on his family life and he knew he NEEDED to change.
True to form though, he wasn’t suffering alone with these thoughts… he was hanging out in the lobby of the hotel, making friends (with me, my roommate at the seminar, and eventually some wedding guests he chatted up that invited him along to the wedding reception they were attending!)
I next saw Rob a few months later on a video put out by the real estate training company. He was one of their “success stories” – sharing how he had put 9 deals under contract in the few short months since we had left their 3-Day Intensive Training. I knew at that point, that he was one to watch!
Rob eventually was invited to be a coach for this training company and we started hanging out and talking more. I knew that Rob was getting involved in commercial investing and that was a direction I wanted to go, too.
When I shyly broached this subject to Rob, he encouraged me to start looking at commercial deals and bringing him properties that I thought looked good, so that he could review them with me. (There he went again… always creating value FIRST in his relationships!)
A few months after that, we both attended another real estate conference in Maui and he and his business partner Roger Maupin approached me about working with them on some deals. That’s how Grassland Investments, LLC was born! Rob brought our team our first commercial deal shortly thereafter, and we were in business!
Because of all his personal success – his mentors started taking notice…
Rob Powell, referred to as a “corporate road warrior turned real estate investor,” by David Finkel and Peter Conti in their book “Buying Real Estate Without Cash or Credit,” was not only a successful investor, but started being asked to attend real estate conferences as a speaker and train other students as a coach.
His list of companies he owned grew… not only is Rob a co-founder and member of Grassland Investments, he’s also started TheREALWealthCompany.com to help spread real estate, business and financial information that works; founded Jaxon Texas Property Management to handle his and others’ real estate holdings; and has launched Jaxon Texas Commercial Real Estate Brokerage to broker real estate transactions.
Clearly – this guy is something special! It’s such a privilege to be able to work with him!
If you want to keep up with Rob’s thoughts (ponderings?) these days, one of the best ways to communicate with him is through his blog. He just started WealthLifelines.com detailing his real estate investing adventures, and exploring his (and his friends’) ideas on entrepreneurship and wealth-building strategies. If you comment on the blog – chances are he’ll write back!
For me, I can probably say that Rob Powell has been one of the top 3 business contacts of my life and has made a profound difference in the way I see myself, my investing, and my own business opportunities. I hope you take the time to learn more about this incredibly successful, and down-to-earth-nice guy through reading these books or his blog. If you subscribe to his blog (RSS), you can get his thoughts emailed to you every day. Now what could be better than that?