September 11, 2023

JF3294: Clive Davis - Lessons in Quitting Corporate America and Scaling a Multifamily Portfolio




Join us as we uncover the secrets to Clive Davis's rapid scaling in the world of commercial real estate investing. From networking epiphanies to adaptable strategies, Clive shares the key factors that propelled his journey from the corporate world to real estate riches, and how he's navigating today's dynamic market to attract investors.

Key Takeaways:

  • Networking is Paramount: Clive emphasizes the transformational power of networking in real estate. He shifted his perception from underestimating networking during his corporate career to recognizing its pivotal role in building a successful real estate investing business.
  • Adaptation is Key to Success: Clive's ability to adapt to different deal structures and opportunities has been instrumental in his rapid scaling. He discusses how being open to non-traditional deals, like HUD loan assumptions, and offering compelling terms to investors can make all the difference in today's competitive market.
  • Teamwork Facilitates Scaling: Clive's journey is a testament to the value of strong partnerships and teams. He highlights how collaboration with partners who have expertise in specific markets or deal types allowed him to venture into new territories and successfully scale his real estate investments.

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Clive Davis | Real Estate Background

  • Founding Principal, Park Royal Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • 750 MF GP units
    • 2,000 LP MF units
    • 90 acre development and 142 MF unit development
  • Based in: Atlanta, GA
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  • Best Ever Book: Will by Will Smith
  • Greatest Lesson: The only thing holding us back is fear of the unknown.


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