Tom Flegas: True American Success Story – Episode 21 of Kyle Malnati Show (Real Estate Podcast)

Wednesday 2/3/2016: Tom Flegas and his daughter, Maria Flegas, were interviewed on our 21st episode of the Kyle Malnati Show! Tom and his brother, George Flegas, were born in Greece and they immigrated to the United States with only $6 in their pockets when they were in their 20s. In 1976 they bought a 12-unit apartment building, in Denver’s Cheesman Park neighborhood, at 1435 Franklin Street. For 40 years the Flegas family worked during the day in food service and worked nights/weekends at the apartment building. Their story is a true American Success story – they are living proof that the American Dream is alive and well.

True American Success Story

The Flegas family immigrated to Colorado in the 1950s from Greece to start a new life. They purchased 1435 Franklin Street in 1976 and worked hard in their day jobs while raising a family and owning a real estate business. In just 7 years, the Flegas family PAID OFF their apartment building, because they were intentional about saving money and attacking the loan balance at the end of every year. 

In this YouTube podcast, you will learn about the following from Tom Flegas:
– Investing in multifamily rental property funded children’s college
– You have to be ready for an emergency with a retained earnings fund
– Live on less than you make and SAVE your MONEY
– Key to Success: Hard work and determination
– Apartment building owners CAN leave a legacy in their neighborhood
– Why Greek immigrants experienced so much success in Denver

Quote from the show:
“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” ~Epictetus

The Kyle Malnati Show, Episode 21, Introduction:
“Live from Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood, you are watching the Kyle Malnati Show. We are broadcasting from Stewart Title’s Cherry Creek branch, and I’m happy to have my client, Tom Flegas, and his daughter, Maria Flegas, on our show. We are thankful to Stewart Title for providing us with the space to record our show today. We hope that our interview topics will be helpful to you, the apartment investor, if you’re either: 1) looking to buy your first apartment building, or 2) if you want to add to your existing rental portfolio in 2016.”

The Kyle Malnati Show, General Information:
The Kyle Malnati Show is currently broadcast monthly on YouTube. Our podcast is designed to address topics that appeal to both experienced multifamily owners and aspiring real estate investors. Each episode, Kyle offers advice that will help you maximize your rental real estate business, and he also shares his insights on how a favorite quote should relate to multifamily investors’ lives. This video show is designed to share fundamental information about apartment buildings as well as the latest trends in multifamily investments. There are several ways to watch the show. If you SUBSCRIBE on YouTube or if you FOLLOW our blog, you’ll receive an email every month with the video show post. Please share our content on Social Media through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Thanks for tuning-in, and as Kyle likes to say, “We’ll see you around the neighborhood.”

~Kyle Malnati, Partner/Shareholder
Madison Commercial Properties
Madison & Company Properties
1221 S. Clarkson St. #410, Denver, CO 80210

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