Using Shortcuts to Find New Asset Classes with the Real Asset Investor, Dave Zook

Dave Zook is the Real Asset Investor and excels at finding and vetting asset class specific experts.  He uses his vast network to find and vet new asset classes and sponsors and then uses their expertise to syndicate these assets for his investors. He is currently a top 5 ATM operator in the U.S., a self-storage syndicator, has a debt validation fund and invests personally in more than eight different asset classes.  In this episode, Dave talks about these asset classes and more! Dave talks about starting out as an entrepreneur and owned several businesses which resulted in a major tax problem.  He used real estate investments to reduce his tax bill from $500,000 to zero and that led him into the world of real estate syndication.  When looking for new investments, Dave talks about finding the opportunity and then using a shortcut by finding the expert who has been doing it for a long time.  He uses this shortcut to tap into someone else’s expertise.  He stresses that the team and their track record are the two most important things when evaluating a partner.  He doesn’t try to become an expert in the space, he finds the professionals in the space with a long track record of success. Dave mentions three podcasts he likes:The Real Estate Guys Radio ShowThe Mike Dillard ShowSuccess Habits of Supper Achievers with Kyle Wilson  Reach out to Dave or ask for his asset class Reports at or send an email to If you would like to contact Jim Pfeifer, you can email him at or if you would like to find out more about Left Field Investors go to

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