• John Casmon

What This Former NFL Draft Pick Wishes He Knew with Jorge Cordova



Today’s guest is a very special one, especially with the NFL draft right around the corner; we got Jorge Cordova. He is an NFL Alumni, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Real Estate Investor. In this episode, we will be talking about his experience in his sports career to the transition he went through after being released from the team, and how he figured out the next step in his life.

Let’s listen to Jorge to learn from his inspiring life story and how he transitioned to the real estate world.


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[00:01 – 05:00] Opening Segment

  • Let’s get to know Jorge Cordova.

  • Jorge talks about his background.

  • Born and raised in San Diego, California.

  • He is a first-generation Mexican in America.

  • Instilled with a hard-working ethic since he was little.

  • the first of his high school to earn a division 1 scholarship

  • He got a full-ride scholarship to the University of Nevada Reno.

  • Jorge shares about his sports career and life.

  • The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted him in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

  • In 2006 he made his first career NFL start.

  • Transitioned to the corporate world and take another step into real estate.

[05:01– 14:25 What this former NFL Draft Pick Wishes He Knew

  • Jorge shares his experience and some insights to young athletes that just got drafted.

  • Take time to enjoy it, work your butt off because it will be one of the most exciting times of your life and life-changing.

  • Think about what you can do with the money you get and put it into something that could continue to grow.

  • Jorge shares about the financial advice and motivation that got him into investing in real estate

  • Jorge talks about his first experience in real estate investing and his break-even point in 2008.

  • He dived into multifamily syndication after he came across Grant Cardone.

[14:26 – 28:14] Taking The Next Step in Real Estate Syndication

  • Jorge shares some of the questions he got about taking the next step.

  • What are you going to do to make a difference in the community


  • Jorge shares his focus on entering the student housing market.

  • Improving the style of living and make it affordable for them too

  • The non-profit organization caters to college students.


  • Jorge talks about the hard college life that motivates him.

  • He is using his platform to make an impact on the community.

  • Be responsible with the platform and using it for the benefit of something.


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[23:45 – 40:15] Transition Period After NFL

  • Jorge talks about the transition period after NFL and how he figured out what the next step is going to be.

  • He shares his first experience with taxes.

  • He talks about a hard time receiving the truth of the transition.


  • He talks about the motivation to get back on

  • He went back to school to finished his degree.

  • Started a transportation company in Sandiego.


  • Jorge shares some advice from his experience, to take advantage of the opportunity you have and make money lasts.

  • Creating a haven for athletes to invest with their capital.

  • Get to know someone to build trust before investing.

[40:16 – 44:47] The Bull’s eye round

  • Apparent Failure:

  • Investing in single-family housing but set him up for a great experience in multi-family.


  • Digital Resource:

  • Instagram


  • Most Recommended Book:

  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki

  • Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book by Joe Fairless


  • Daily Habit:

  • Working out.


  • Current Curiosity:

  • What am I going to be in five years from now?


  • Wish I Knew When I Was Starting Out:

  • I wish I knew multi-family, and I wish I have a mentor at that time.


  • Best Place to Grab a Bite in San Diego

  • Carrito Para Tacos

  • Hodad’s Burger


  • How to connect with Jorge.

  • See links below

Tweetable Quotes:

“Take time to enjoy it and work your butt off because it will be one of the most exciting times of your life and life-changing experience.” – Jorge Cordova.

“Think about what you can do with the money you get and put it into something that could continue to grow.” – Jorge Cordova.

As a multi-family investor, you are not only providing value to that apartment complex but also the neighboring community.” – Jorge Cordova.

You can connect with Jorge on Linkedin or visit his Instagram page.

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