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Updated: Feb 8

Evan Curtis at The Insider's Guide to Finance
Evan Curtis shares insights on navigating real estate dynamics, financial strategies and professional transitions.

There’s a lot to be learned from working at a global industry-leading firm. These lessons are especially useful when you decide to take on a new challenge, and switch to a smaller, more agile company. This is the experience of today’s guest, Evan Curtis, who shares his decade-long journey from PIMCO, a major real estate firm, to leading multifamily investments as Executive Director at Vanamor.

“It's a tricky situation to balance; the availability and the willingness of equity with the opportunities that are out there.” — Evan Curtis [0:26:24]

Join us as we learn what it takes to transition from a large corporation to a nimble organization, and the essential lessons learned from an institutional background. We explore the strategic advantage of Vanamor’s size, and how they’re using relationship building, middle-market opportunities, and leveraging technology for a competitive edge.

Our conversation navigates key topics including present-day market concerns, investor psychology, and unique opportunities in the current economic landscape. 

“The broader economy is doing well. But there's this huge divide between [the economy and] what's happening in the real estate market.” — Evan Curtis [0:29:44]

Tune in to learn about Evan’s journey and his understanding of real estate dynamics, finance strategies and navigating professional transitions. 


  • Get to know today’s guest, Evan Curtis.

  • An overview of his time working at PIMCO.

  • His experience transitioning from a big real estate firm to a smaller company.

  • What it was like working at a large real estate firm during the financial crisis.

  • Building relationships and Vanamor’s multi-channel approach to investor outreach.

  • A breakdown of their typical timelines for building different types of relationships.

  • What it means to build programmatic relationships and why they are so beneficial.

  • Details on Vanamor’s approach to multi family real estate.

  • Reasons behind their focus on middle market opportunities.

  • How Vanamor is ensuring that they are strategically competitive.

  • Insight into how they are leveraging technology to set themselves apart.

  • A rundown of their buying process and how they go about acquisition.

  • Unpacking investor psychology and how it’s being affected by the current market.

  • Vanamor’s approach to raising funds, financial modeling, and more.

  • The dos and don’ts of building an investor deck.

  • Evan’s podcast, YouTube, and book recommendations.


Please note that the information contained in this interview is not financial advice but for entertainment purposes. I am not a financial advisor and make no warranties or representations concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained in this interview. I recommend that any and all investment decisions be made with the advice of accredited investment advisors.


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