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Feb 14, 2024

In this episode of Movers and Shakers, Gino Barbaro chats with Ethan Diaz, the remarkable young co-founder and acquisition manager at DB Invest. At just 21, Ethan has an impressive portfolio of 232 multifamily units and six triple net lease units. Discover how Ethan defied age stereotypes to become a real estate powerhouse, starting his first deal at 17.


Ethan shares insights on overcoming challenges, the value of supportive parenting in business, and how multifamily investing can create generational wealth. Whether you're an aspiring investor or a seasoned pro, Ethan's journey from reading 90 books in a year to managing a growing portfolio offers motivation and actionable advice for all.



00:49 - 8 Units at 17 Years Old!
04:05 - Making Your Own Choices and Following Your Own Path
06:20 - Ethan's Passion
07:19 - Gino talks about baby money soldiers
09:01 - Ethan Expands on Doctors and Investment
10:51 - What did Ethan Learn on His First Deal?
13:39 - What Was Ethan Looking to Learn from Joining a Real Estate Learning Community?
14:34 - Ethan on Overcoming the Age Gap
17:05 - How Did Ethan find the 104 Unit
19:29 - Raising 2.5 Million on His First Raise and What He Learned
25:20 - Whats Next for Ethan?
27:09 - Gino Reviews A Deal, It's Appreciation and Compares it to his Previous Profession
28:50 - Tips for Beginning Investors
31:24 - Where Can Ethan Be Reached and What Does The Future Hold for Him?
32:38 - Gino Wraps It Up

Key Takeaways:

  • Overcoming age barriers in real estate

  • The impact of mentorship and continuous learning

  • Strategies for scaling in multifamily investing

  • Ethan's advice for young and aspiring investors


Connect with Ethan:

  • Instagram: @ethantdias

  • YouTube: Ethan Diaz

  • Website:

  • Email:

  • Phone: 352-272-4953


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