Jordan Wirsz is the founder and CEO of Savant Equity Group, a unique real estate investment and advisory firm. Jordan is a nationally recognized real estate expert, credited with nearly $750 million of real estate investment transactions. Jordan has been recognized by members of the U.S. Sentate, Congress, and state government, and has been featured on national television including CNBC, NBC, Fox News, and others. Jordan is a four-time author and nationally recognized speaker. Jordan enjoys aerobatic flying, real estate and investing.
What do you do?
I am the CEO of Savant Equity Group and Pacific Garden Investments. We make commercial grade real estate investments across the U.S. with clientele and investment partners from around the world.
How long have you been doing it?
What inspired you to do this kind of work?
I fell into the real estate industry when I moved to Las Vegas nearly 13 years ago. Since then, I have been an active investor and have been in the investment and fund management business ever since.
How do you earn money? Feel free to be as detailed as you want.
I earn money by fees generated from real estate transactions and investments.
Who is your target client/customer?
Hedge funds, pension funds, family (investment) offices, endowments, investment managers, and high net worth individuals.
What does a typical day look like?
Wake up, coffee, read the bible, pray, shower, office, work all day in e-mails, meetings, staff, calls, etc.…Gym, walk dog, relax and sleep. I travel as much as 3 weeks a month, as little as 1 week per month…So travel varies my schedule.
Do you have employees, contractors, or outsourced help? Tell us a bit about your company structure, however big or small.
Two full time office staff and 4 strategic partners in the U.S.
Is there a trend in your industry that particularly excites you right now?
The real estate cycle and economic cycle has bottomed, therefore I see tremendous growth going forward in the real estate investment industry.
Tell our community about one of the biggest business challenges you’ve faced and how you overcame it?
I managed about $150 million of private capital at the top of the last real estate market. When the market and economy collapsed, so did my business and all the deals that we were invested in, including my own. Perseverance and strategic (often difficult) decisions gave me the ability to come out the other side of the tunnel with more wisdom, many lessons learned, and a few battle scars to remind me of the “not so good” times.
What motivates you – being your own boss, making a lot of money, helping others, or some other reason?
What motivates me is the dread of mediocrity. I desire to live a happy and fulfilling life with abundance in every area. My personality and my drive is to be busy creating businesses, deals, and wealth, for myself and others.
What frustrates you? How do you deal with it?
I get frustrated with people who move slow, and unmotivated or entitled people. I also get frustrated with people who do not communicate with thoughtfulness. I deal with it by recognizing that everyone is different, and others probably look at me with that same level of frustration because of my own quirks.
What makes you laugh?
Dogs and bad jokes.
How do you maintain your/your employees’ morale when things are not going so great?
I encourage them, and I speak faith and positive words into them.
Entrepreneurs tend to work a lot of hours on their ideas. How do you keep yourself balanced?
Balance is a fallacy. There is no such thing. There is only harmony. I am in harmony when I accomplish my goals and feel fulfilled at the end of the day. I do desire my “alone time” and often enjoy being alone as much as I do being around others…I need both to work in harmony.
When you need guidance, where do you find it? Who do go to? Feel free to name more than one source.
I have established a network of mentors in my life that I turn to. They are all older, successful, wise people.
What is the greatest factor in your success?
Unbridled determination combined with action. You will overcome all fears, all limits, and all obstacles with these two things.
What drives you to be more than mediocre?
The thought that mediocrity will only give me an average life. We only live once, so I desire to live mine with enthusiasm and passion for everything I do.
Are you willing to be a mentor to others who might want to reach out to you for guidance? If yes, how would you like to be contacted?
Yes. Jordan@jordanwirsz.com or Jordan@savantequity.com.