Our goal is to make real estate investing an obtainable option to a wider range of the public and to give current investors an additional avenue to complement their existing investment ventures. To accomplish this goal, we had to developed a program that so out-of-the-box, but also so simple. Learn about how GW Investments Networks works!
Mr. Launius began his real estate career in 1985 by investing in single and multifamily homes in southern Kansas, with a focus on foreclosure properties. He then became a licensed salesperson part-time and was mentored by Bus Oleson of Gregg-Oleson Real Estate. It was in this time that Mr. Launius learned the importance of properly valuing property for the purpose it was to be used for or could be used for.
At this same time Mr. Launius experienced hard lessons you can be told, but made those mistakes just the same. Due to unforeseen circumstances (unforeseen by him) of an economy downturn and being unwisely over leveraged in investment properties he lost one property which directly led to the loss of his home. He resolved to not be in that position again.
After moving to southern Missouri and getting his financial affairs in order Mr. Launius got back into the single-family rental market. After seeing the appraisal work being accepted he decided to pursue a career as an appraiser. He received his formal education at Lifetime Learning in Springfield, Mo. combined that with his mentoring from Mr. Oleson and opened G.W. Investments & Appraisals in 2001. He then received his broker’s license and offered a full service real estate office with the focus on investment properties. While operating with quality brokers and salespeople, they ran a successful appraisal and sales office and by being aware of the total real estate market nationwide. They could foresee trouble – When loans are being made at a 125% to loan value, something is going to give….
Mr. Launius sold his investment properties at the top and got ready to weather the storm, and he did. Here are a few things Mr. Launius noticed during this downturn:
This is the starting point of the program detailed as G.W. Investments Network, LP. It began as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), but with wise council was developed into a Limited Partnership to better accomplish the goals of the venture.
There are many who have contributed to the formation of G.W. Investments Network, LP, but cannot be named at this time due to associative affiliations and/or humble nature. All the glory goes to God.