• John Casmon

How to Win with Stocks and Real Estate with Herve Francois



Herve Francois held positions as a Financial Analyst and Institutional Salesperson at Citigroup, Credit Suisse First Boston, and several other firms over a 23-year career on Wall Street.

Since becoming a real estate investor in 2018, Herve has personally participated in over 15 real estate transactions totaling over $3M. In addition, Herve is a Limited Partner in three multifamily syndications totaling over $75M and is a General Partner in DeRosa Capital 11.

Let’s dive in to learn more about Herve’s journey from a a financial analyst to real estate investor, how to get started and build a strong portfolio. LISTEN HERE:


Announcement: Download Our Sample Deal and Join Our Mailing List [00:01 – 09:53] Opening Segment

  • Herve talks about his background.

  • He talks about his experience on Wall Street.

  • How Herve eased into real estate from his Wall Street career.

[09:53 – 17:10] How to Get Started with Real Estate Investing

  • Herve gets more in detail on why he left Wall Street and decided to pursue real estate investing.

  • The huge differences in incorporating real estate investments in your investment portfolio.

  • The easiest opportunities for someone to get started in real estate investing.

  • Herve talks about how you can get started if you have the capital.

  • The importance of taking risks in a measured and educated fashion.

  • What you should do to start out if you don’t have capital.

  • The importance of nurturing your relationships and partnering up with like-minded people.

[17:10 – 33:23] Building an Investment Portfolio

  • Why you shouldn’t throw money into investments without having a game plan.

  • Herve’s real estate investing show “Market Hunter Thursday with Herve”

  • He talks about the markets they have been focusing on lately with the DeRosa Group.

  • How to evolve your search criteria among so much competition in the market.

  • Why you should prefer secondary markets.

  • How to make deals come to you.

  • What you should do to get a deal if you don’t have a portfolio.

[33:23 – 43:33] Round of Insights

Apparent Failure:

Not getting into the graduate school that he wanted to get into.

Digital Resource:

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Most Recommended Book:

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Daily Habit:

Biggie, Tupac, and Prayer

#1 Insight for Multifamily Investing

You can’t quit. You’ve got to plow through.

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Contact Herve:

To get deep insights on what markets to invest in watch Herve’s show “Market Hunter Thursday with Herve” on Youtube or LinkedIn.

Tweetable Quotes:

“You can’t quit. You’ve got to plow through.” - Herve Francois

“Surround yourself with good people that are supporting you in your goals and where you want to go.” - Herve Francois

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