The founder and Principal of the investor resource firm, The Pivotal Investment, on the biggest influence on his life, the craziest thing that ever happened on a jobsite and why love conquers all.
What’s the most cherished item in your office?
A photo that my beautiful wife and I took years ago when she was still my beautiful girlfriend.
What’s your favorite time to get things done?
I am both a morning person and a night owl.
What’s the soundtrack that plays in the background of your office?
A mix of R&B, country and pop hits.
Name the band you cannot take off your playlist.
Boyz II Men.
What does a typical workday look like?
Early morning meetings, calls and meetings throughout the day, and then a debrief in the late afternoon.
What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened to you on a job site?
I have had a client make a very lucrative investment deal—for me. It was very kind of him and I made sure to give him more money than he expected of me.
What are you binge watching right now?
What’s the coolest thing you have done since the pandemic hit?
Got engaged in Aruba, married in Palm Desert, and honeymooned in Dubai, Bali, Singapore and Japan.
What has this experience taught you?
Anything is possible, even amid the craziest time in the world, all you need is love.
If you knew what was going to happen, what would you have done differently?
If I knew the pandemic was going to hit, I would have invested well and made a crazy amount of money.
Favorite comfort food.
Best advice you ever received?
“Sam, quit expecting everyone else to be you.”
Biggest influence in your life?
Adam Robinson from RPG, Patrick Wakeman from CALCAP Advisors, Bryan Grissinger from Frontera Real Estate
What trait do you most admire?
Honesty, loyalty and ambition
What advice would you give your younger self?
Stop whatever you are doing right now and spend all of your time, effort and energy investing in commercial real estate.
What’s the first thing you are going to do when you are able to get back to some sense of normalcy?
We love to travel. So when I reach my financial goals I will resume traveling around the world.