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EP 87: Leaving Her Corporate Job to Pursue Apartment Building Investing Full Time

Leaving your corporate job to pursue apartment building investing full time is not the easiest thing to do especially if you are a single mom. However, Kavitha Baratakke figured out how to do this with courage and grace. On today’s episode, we chat with Kavitha, a principal at Cherry Street Investments, about the importance of our relationship with money, the ins and outs of opportunity zones, moving from a passive investor to General Partner, her path to leaving her corporate job and much more!

Kavitha Baratakke, a principal at Cherry Street Investments is an Austin- based Accredited Real Estate investor and a full-time MF sponsor with over 10 years of investing experience in single family and multi-family real estate. She has successfully acquired, rehabbed, managed and operated several single-family and multi-family investment properties in the Central Texas area. She is currently invested in over 1800 doors/units in San Antonio, DFW, Atlanta, and Phoenix MSA as a Limited Partner and over 450 doors as a General Partner and Key principal.

When she’s not working on real estate, she’s spending time with her teenage daughter and two puppies – Milo and Oreo, dancing salsa and bachata, cooking up her favorite dish, jumping off a cliff, traveling the world exploring new cultures, countries and food, riding her bike or hiking her favorite trails in the Texas Hill Country.

On today’s episode, we discuss a lot with Kavitha, including:

  • The importance of your relationship with money
  • Why she transitioned from trading options to real estate investing
  • How she successfully transitioned from a passive investor to a General Partner
  • The power of opportunity zones
  • Moving from her corporate job to a full-time investor

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