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I’m Joe. I’m a 29 year old dude from Philly, working in real estate in NYC.

My Story

It was New Year’s Day 2009, I found myself sitting on my parents couch 6 months removed from college and unemployed. As I thumbed through the pages of US News & World Report I reflected upon what had gone wrong; I worked hard in high school, got into a good college, and had multiple relevant internships. Wasn’t this the path to success?

Maybe it was 10 years ago, but nowadays it’s almost impossible to have a linear career. The world is constantly changing, forcing us to adapt, stay flexible and be open to new opportunities.

As I perused the magazine with this in mind, I came across an article titled 50 Ways to Improve Your Life in 2009. One way to improve your life was ‘to start a blog’.

I set up a site titled A Student of the Real Estate Game (inspired by a book I was reading), and on January 8th, 2009 I published my first post, Why I Love Real Estate and you Should Too.

For the first few months I didn’t tell anyone I was blogging, I was doing it for myself. I was forcing myself to become part of the conversation. That posture alone changed everything.

I don’t consider myself a real estate guru. I’m simply a young guy passionate about the business with a desire to share my experiences and help all of you stay on the cutting edge.

Join me as I continue to explore the ever-evolving world of real estate.

3 Reasons to Read This Blog

  1. You’ll get insights into what it’s like to work in various sectors of the real estate business
  2. I’ll discuss the future of the business and share stories of innovation in real estate
  3. You can get involved in a community of like-minded real estate professionals driven by a passion to be on the cutting edge and grow their careers through collaborative learning.


I love my work. I’m Vice President of Investments at Atlas Real Estate Partners, an entrepreneurial investment firm based in New York City.

I received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership from Tufts University. While at Tufts, I was a four-year varsity soccer player. I also received a masters degree in real estate finance from the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate where I served as President of the Student Association.

I also love skiing, boating, golf, travel, and spending time with family and friends.

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