The Norris Group’s Legacy Series is interviews with I Survived Real Estate Rohny Award winners. Next up in the 2020 series is real estate mentor and educator Peter Fortunato. The Rohny Award is given every year to a real estate educator or mentor that has impacted the real estate investment market and many careers along the way.
Peter is a libertarian and a capitalist. He believes that transactions which you can be proud of result from carefully conceived goals and plans followed by purposeful actions and scrupulous documentation.
Upon graduating from high school in 1965, Peter went right into the real estate business. His motivation was his desire to be self-employed until he could afford to be unemployed. Pete says “Everyone who knew me believed that I was unemployable. They were right. I still am!” Peter was excited about being free to build his business and his future. He attended seminars and read at every opportunity. He sought out and learned from many mentors and benefited from the example and counsel of his father who always encouraged and supported him. Pete finished college with a clientele and an investment portfolio.
By 1975 his investment income had eliminated his need for fees from clients to fund his lifestyle. Peter continues to teach and to attend real estate and investment seminars and meetings regularly. He is respected for his clear and patient explanations of investment concepts and transactions. He has been building, structuring, manipulating and managing investment transactions and portfolios for more than 45 years.