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Legacy Wealth Episode 5 | Raising Money with Josh Cantwell
As a financial advisor, Josh Cantwell spotted a trend very early on: his wealthiest clients were wagering it all in the stock market. Instead, they were investing in real estate—specifically, cash-flow positive rental properties. These clients owned restaurant buildings, multi-family buildings, warehouses—it didn’t matter. Regardless of the format, they were making money—and lots of it. And Josh wanted in.
From 2003 to 2011 he rehabbed and flipped properties, generating significant wealth and growing his business in a big way. Then, everything changed—Josh was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. While his real estate investing business continued to push ahead, eventually it lost momentum without its leader. Over a 400-day period, Josh was only well enough to work 100 days. Without his boots on the ground, he could find, fund and flip properties—he couldn’t keep his finances afloat.
It was then, though, he had an epiphany. What if, instead of digging in so deep, he focused on controlling the deals by controlling the funding? If Josh had the money, he had the power—the power to control the opportunities, the contractors, the pace of work, the joint venture partners and, literally, everything in between.
So he did. And now, he’s a money-raising ninja with an incomparable process and innate understanding of investor psychology. And, in this podcast, he shares it all, including his five-step process for generating funds—and generating wealth.
In this episode of Legacy Wealth, Josh explains his unique approach to going out and raising capital. This isn’t about bank lending, private money or hard money—this is about pounding the pavement and raising funds.
Now, Josh is focused on creating jaw-dropping returns for his audience of passive investors. To date, he’s done more than 700 traditional real estate investing deals and 400-plus funding opportunities. And he’s just getting started.
What You’ll Learn:
Today, Josh admits his love is in the money, not in being an operator like he used to be. Today, he’s carved out a niche that’s driven substantial wealth, without the heavy reliance on his time and physical resources—and, to Josh, the safety, security and power in that workflow is invaluable.