REI WEALTH MONTHLY Issue 31 - Page 53

HOW A STRUGGLING REAL ESTATE INVESTOR BECAME THE CO-FOUNDER OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL… STEVEN ROSENBERG started off as an airline pilot for a major airline at 25 years of age when the average age to be hired was 35 years old in 1998. After 9/11 and the almost certain collapse of the airline industry as we knew it, I felt I needed another path for retirement and possibly another income source to survive. As I was seeing airlines all around me going out of business or filing bankruptcy and liquidating pilot pensions for their own survival, I realized this was serious and the dream of job security was gone forever. As I started to look outside my world of aviation I found that I was so specialized there was not many other things I could do to make the same type of income.