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EP 107: Taking Calculated Risks to Grow Yourself and Your Business with Pili Yarusi and Palak Shah

Get out of the employee mindset and start asking yourself how you can make things happen and not can you. On today’s episode, we talk systematizing your business so you can focus on your top priorities, shifting your money mindset to land larger deals, and how to calculate risk with Palak Shah and Pili Yarusi.

We jump into how Palak and Pili have grown their investment firms and their education companies without sacrificing their families or their selves. These ladies share actionable tips on how to find money, discuss the importance of flexing your risk-taking muscles, and why you should look for the good in failure. We also dive into the unique skills and strengths women bring to real estate investing and how you can leverage them to grow your business. This episode was recorded at PodMax which is an all day in-person event where entrepreneurs have the chance to record as a guest on the top podcast shows in their industry. The next PodMax is February 28th, learn more here!

Palak Shah is the founder and owner of Open Spaces Capital that generates close to $1M in revenue. An Engineer by trade, after the birth of her two kids she decided to make the move to entrepreneurship to be able to spend more time with her children. Though Palak has invested in real estate for many years, in her first 3 years investing full-time, she purchased, renovated, rented, and refinanced properties creating a $4M rental portfolio. It is now her passion to empower other women to pursue entrepreneurship through real estate investing to live an empowered and financially free life through Open Spaces Women. 

Pili Yarusi is a (Wonder)ful woman, amazing wife, loving mommy and awesome human. She has partnered with her equally awesome husband, Jason, and created Yarusi Holdings LLC a large multifamily investment firm. Currently, they are general partners in about 800 units with 250 under direct asset management. Her FOCUS is on large multifamily syndication and asset management. She has a GOAL of 450M in assets under management. Pili’s high-level ACTION STEPS are providing her investors with capital preservation by looking for B-C class assets in the 20 – 50M range. Her markets include Kentucky, Georgia and Florida. She runs the Investor and Client Relations branches of both Yarusi Holdings LLC and Multifamily Foundation LLC. Multifamily Foundation is Pili and Jason’s interactive education platform for investors to build a strong FOUNDATION with buying Large Multifamily.

She loves to play with her kiddos and husband, run, do yoga and Crossfi­t. She is currently raving about #75hard and her ultimate goal is to host a Mastermind in Maui. She and Jason have three lovely children, Luke, Lily, and Leo, and two English Bulldogs, Jack and Jill. Pili has her NJ Real Estate License.

 On today’s episode, we discuss:

–      How to find and save money

–      A framework to think about risk and how to flex your risk-taking muscle

–      The value in failing fast and seeing the good in failure

–      How to systematize your business

–      What women bring to real estate investing


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Contact Information

Pili Yarusi

The Real Estate Foundation Podcast

The Multifamily Foundation Podcast

Palak Shah

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