#147: J. Scott- The Economy, the Operators & the Vision

“Real Estate, especially when you’re talking about large investments, is a business and it’s just as much a business as anything else.” J. Scott


Today I am interviewing J. Scott who is an Investor, Entrepreneur, and Advisor and he is also a Partner at Bar Down Investments. He has held, sold, rehabbed, bought and syndicated over 150 million in properties around the United States.  He is the co-host of the BiggerPockets Business podcast and has authored 4 books, one of which is a best seller titled “The Book on Flipping Houses.”  


Scott: Was working in technology as an engineer before he and his wife decided to quit their jobs and invest in real estate full time in 2008. In a 9 year time span they flipped 450 properties before switching to investing in multi-family. 




  • What natural talents help with your investing world
  • How to focus on the business 
  • Scaling your real estate business as a CEO
  • What is Bar Down investments
  • How do you focus on the back end of a deal 
  • What do the Operators do
  • Why you should focus on operators and asset management 
  • What are value add properties 
  • The pros of short term properties 
  • Always hire a great management team 
  • How do you value your team 
  • Flipping vs multi-family 
  • Why real estate is more complicated than it looks 
  • How do you carry out a plan after closing 
  • America’s past recessions tell a story 
  • What made 2008 different from the others
  • Did real estate cause the 2008 down turn 
  • How will the interest rate increase effect real estate 
  • What is an exploding economy 
  • The complexities of partnerships 
  • Watch the sub cycles of a market


Listen now and find out how J. found his Real Estate Breakthrough!


The Real Estate Breakthrough Show with Christina Suter is where we talk about the reality of real estate, the mindset you need and the tips and tricks to get you moving forward in investing. Join us every other week and learn everything you need to know to invest in real estate on Youtube, iTunes, Spotify, and more. 

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Website ConnectwithJScott.com