Joseph Bramante decided that if he were going to invest in real estate, he was going to go big or go home. People he knew were buying up single-family properties at rock-bottom prices and he wanted in on the action. The only thing was he wanted to buy 80 properties at once rather than buying one property at a time. After running into repeated roadblocks with lenders, there was one lender that suggested he simply by a multifamily apartment community instead. He purchased a 26-unit property, sight unseen, that seemed as though it was a home-run, or so he thought. Today, Joseph is the CEO of TriArc Real Estate Partners based in Houston, Texas where he is leading the company’s development and strategy for creating long-term investor value as they seek to acquire over 20,000 units in the next ten years.