Serial entrepreneur Ken Wimberly started his real estate career back in 2002. In his first year as a commercial real estate broker, Ken took home a “substitute teacher’s salary,” just under $22,000. The very next year, however, he made six figures. If you ask Ken, positive habits and dedication were the secret to his success. On today’s podcast, Ken shares how positivity and commitment can help you accomplish your goals in business and in life. Plus, he discusses how he chose to preserve the memories that matter and the app he created to help parents store and share their most precious moments.
Listen to today’s show and learn:
- Ken’s brief bio [2:33]
- Ken’s career in commercial real estate [7:23]
- How Ken’s first major deal almost fell apart [14:06]
- The global financial crisis’ impact on commercial real estate [19:39]
- Triple-net investment properties [23:43]
- Ken’s advice on getting business [29:39]
- The power of positive habits and systems [32:50]
- How to preserve the memories that matter [38:55]
- One of Ken’s favorite journal entries [45:46]
- An app for passing love and wisdom down to your kids [48:55]
- Ken’s parting words for listeners [55:44]
- How to break through your goals.
- Plus so much more.
Ken, the founder of Legacy of Love, is an entrepreneur and father based in Fort Worth, Texas. Ken also serves as Chief Visionary Officer for KW Net Lease Advisors, specializing in single-tenant NNN retail and medical office investment sales with a strong background in land sales, lot sales and acquisition, syndications, site selection, bank REO’s, and buyer/tenant representation. His clients include high net worth individuals, REITs, institutional funds, private family endowments, and commercial developers.
Prior to joining KW Commercial, Ken served as a Senior Advisor at Sperry Van Ness. He is founder and managing member of a real estate investment firm, Noble Crest Capital, LLC (NCC). Wimberly served his country during Gulf War I as an aircrew member flying aboard EP-3E aircraft as a CTR (cryptologist technician – Morse code) for the United States Navy, stationed in Misawa, Japan. He has also worked in the insurance/investment field and has held the Series 6, Series 7, and Series 63 investment licenses and the Group I insurance license. He received his CCIM designation in 2010 and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Ken is a member of the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors, and the Society of Commercial Realtors. Additionally, he served as the 2008 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Society of Commercial Realtors in Fort Worth. He was presented with the 2012 Charles D. Tandy Award for his exemplary professional standards as a commercial Realtor. He previously served on the RCA/Governing Council of the Texas Association of Realtors. Ken received the 2012 William C. Jennings Award for the most outstanding commercial transaction in the entire state of Texas. He is also one of only ten members across the country to serve on the Executive Leadership Council for KW Commercial. Ken is the Operating Principal/Franchise Owner of Keller Williams in Abilene, TX.
He is active in his community and is proud of the 9 years he served as a “Big” in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. He has three children, Grace, Knox and Kai, and is married to the girl of his dreams, Amber. The family enjoys spending their time travelling, snow skiing, spending time outdoors, playing board games, and playing Texas Hold’em Poker!
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