Ex Green Beret Became One of the Largest Developers in the US
February 1, 2021
Hosted by Chris Magda
The next Opportunity Zone guests are Matthew Summers and Avi Fechter. Matthew attended Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA and after graduating, he enlisted in the US Army to participate in the Global War on Terrorism where he was a highly decorated Green Beret and served as a Special Forces Intelligence Officer before retiring. After fulfilling his contract with the US Army, Matthew returned to school and earned a Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Avi Fechter, co-founder of EquityPlus, worked for the District Government underwriting and closing over $400 million in LIHTC and NMTC financed projects while deploying $3 million of 9% LIHTC Allocation and $80 million of District Government loans. Matthew will inform you on how his military background prepared him for being successful in successful in the real estate industry and Fechter will show you how he financed major projects during his career.
The Opportunity Zone
Monday at 6 AM Pacific Time/9 AM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
The Opportunity Zone is your authority on private and alternative investments hosted by Private Lender Chris Magda. Expect to be challenged, inspired, and motivated to take your investment strategy to the next level! With special guests that include former NFL athletes, Industry Legends, and Marketing Experts, it will be your "go-to" business show! The Opportunity Zone is broadcast live every Monday at 6 AM Pacific Time/9 AM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Chris Magda has been in real estate and alternative investments for more than 20 years. He is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Sales Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Realtor, Franchisor, Inventor, Author and Co-Author of several sales and service growth and retention programs. As a real estate investor and developer, he has successfully developed hundreds of acres of land.
Chris has invested and financed hundreds of millions in nearly all categories and property types including opportunity zones, planned urban developments and other commercial properties. Chris formed his first REIT at age 23 and has been providing financial consulting services to investors as a resource to turn ideas, dreams and visions into completed projects.
Chris has also invested, improved and sold several business opportunities in Digital Automation, Project Management, Vacation Rental, Security Automation, Health and Wellness, Large Print Marketing and Storm Restoration.
Prior to being an entrepreneur, Chris provided training and advisory services for Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Currency Firms as well as Domestic and International Franchises. He has also served in Regional Management roles in INC 100 companies as well as Executive Management roles in Fortune 50 companies.
Chris is currently the Business Development Manager at Evest Technology. Evest Tech provides a fully compliant digital syndication platform to real estate and alternative investment sponsors.