The CEG Story
From meager beginnings, to a true success story
The funny thing about life, is sometimes you don’t get to choose who you meet and where that chance encounter takes you. The story of how four up and coming real estate investors created a modern and forward thinking investment company is truly epic.
Upon his return from Japan, a seasoned investor met Darius. Let’s call him “The Connector.” Darius was diligently taking down short sales in the tri-state area. The Connector was searching for a model he could mesh his skills with. It was an instant partnership.
Years went by and the two built a real estate investing model that was predicated on equality, in the sense that anyone could become a success story with the proper guidance.
During one of their marketing blitzes, The Connector encountered Jonathan. Jonathan had just closed a $227,000 short sale deal and was intrigued by the clever lead generation campaign created by the two.
That spurred a conversation that led to a mastermind being formed. The Connector who later would go down his own path, was the catalyst for the partners meeting.
Weeks later at the mastermind, a young man spoke about lender guidelines, market data and gave insights to the group that none of them ever heard before. His perspective and ideas were very progressive to say the least. “Who was this whiz?”, everyone asked.
His name was Joe Lawrence; a long-time friend of Jonathan and a New Jersey native, who was blowing out bank loopholes and making a good deal of profit by doing so.
After Joe enlightened us all, a man who was conservative in nature began to go on a voracious tirade about the legalities associated with recent legislature. He would go on to foreshadow what would occur in the market and, years later, the words uttered by that man came into fruition. He had a knack for interpreting the law. Rightfully so, he was an accomplished attorney by the name of Chris Goodson.
As the years went by, the four gentlemen excelled in many different facets of real estate and would meet regularly. During these private mastermind sessions (always held in discreet and secret locations), they left rejuvenated and exceeded their previous production.
They saw that the collective group as a whole benefited from the individuals success.
The group became stronger and stronger. They also started to have discussions about the “normal guy” getting into the market. The lack of options, education and opportunities was also discussed and almost as if it was preordained, the five decided to join forces and form a newly constructed investment model…
Creative Equity Group was formed. The rest of the story is still being written as you’re an intricate and vital part of this novel that we’re writing.