I'm excited but just a bit nervous about my lunch plans today. I'm getting together with my old boss and mentor. We've made this an annual ritual but this year might be different. A couple months ago he started asking my opinion about investing in real estate. His oldest son is starting college and since he has a total of 4 kids that eventually will need somewhere to stay near campus he was considering investing in a property near the college. That lead to a more general discussion about my own real estate investments and ultimately he said he had some idle cash and might be interested in making an investment with me.
We haven't discussed this yet so it may go nowhere, but then again if he is serious, I might be able to step up my activity next year. And, if that works out, it could open up other opportunities with mutual acquaintances.