With taxes pitted against you, it’s time to stop trading your hours for dollars and start making money work for you! Vasu Kakarlapudi, MD was born in India, raised in Kansas City, and used his academic excellence to gain admission to an accelerated 6 year BA / MD program at the University of Missouri. He trained as an Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgeon and since has had a passion for bringing colleagues together. Dr. Vasu used his entrepreneurial skills as a founding board member of 50 plus physician-owned hospitals and also to create real estate opportunities for his partners through the development of multiple medical offices. In over 15 years of real estate investing, he has been successful in growing his passive income and net worth in retail, medical office, senior care, and multifamily. It is that passion to pay his knowledge and experience forward as Managing Partner of Apta Properties.
Let’s dive right in, get to know Dr. Vasu, and learn more about how to make your money work for you no matter what level of activity you bring to an investment.
From Medical Specialist to Real Estate Investor - [00:01 – 07:17]
I welcome Vasu Kakarlapudi, MD to the show
Dr. Vasu gives some background on his life and mission
Born in India, raised in Kansas City
Going into medicine
Transitioning into residency
Making money work for you
Using the vehicle of real estate
How to Make Your Money Work for You - [07:18 – 16:48]
Dr. Vasu talks about the transition into real estate
One step at a time
Impacting others’ lives
Becoming a mentor
Deals with friends and family
Allowing any level of activity
Choose your own level of activity
Final Questions - [16:49 - 24:26]
What is your biggest superpower?
Good at analyzing risk
What was your biggest failure?
Going into the ENT business
Provide value to business models
How are you making the world a better place?
Helping underprivileged; kids get opportunities
How to engage with Dr. Vasu
“Take one step at a time… You can read all the books you want, you can listen to all the podcasts, but ultimately it requires action.” - Vasu Kakarlapudi, MD
“Different strokes for different folks… I’m active on some deals, I’m passive on others; diversification is certainly important for your investment portfolio and life in general.” - Vasu Kakarlapudi, MD
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