“You have to start businesses with an eye towards what they will become, but also an eye towards some of the risk associated with it. And a two-miracle deal requires way too much risk, and you've got to walk away from those before you start them.” – Ryan Boykin
Ryan Boykin (@atlasrealestate) is Cofounder and Partner at Atlas Real Estate, a full-service real estate firm that manages more than 3,400 units. He is also Cofounder of REACTIV, a platform that simplifies commercial real estate transactions. Ryan has written or been featured in many publications, including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and Investopedia. He was chosen for Denver Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list in 2017.
To listen to Ryan’s bonus interview and learn more about the habits and tools that help him focus, click here.
For more, explore the transcript of this episode.
Chapters in Part 1 of this interview:
- Ryan’s thoughts on business as a problem solver
- What makes a person an entrepreneur
- How Atlas Real Estate and REACTIV began
- On risk, reward, and overcoming negativity
- Overcoming fear
- Building for the long-term
- Advice for entrepreneurs
- Reflection and self-care
- Entrepreneurs: just do it!
Links from Part 1
- Connect with Ryan Boykin: Twitter | Atlas Real Estate | REACTIV
- The collapse of Lehman Brothers
- Tony Julianelle
- Howard Marks
- Steve Demosand WhiteWave
- Sina Semantob
Books Recommended by Ryan Boykin
- Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
Learn More About This Topic
Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior by David R. Hawkins
One of Ryan’s recent reads that had a profound impact on him, about the connection between individual levels of consciousness and human behavior.
You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Joe Dispenza
Another of Ryan’s recent reads about using the mind to heal the body.
This Oscar-winning film focuses on the collapse of the housing bubble in 2007 and 2008.
A timely look at the commercial real estate industry that REACTIV is preparing for.
Explaining Rising Interest Rates and Real Estate to Clients – Investopedia
This piece, authored by Ryan, gives a great overview of how investors can navigate fluctuating housing prices.