For the past decade, Jen has been recognized by Fortune's Top 500 companies like Johnson & Johnson and Nestle as a continuous business improvement expert and high-performance leader. She managed and led challenging projects as an engineer resulting in millions of dollars savings in short-time periods. In 2012, she decided to take a leap of faith and changed her career trajectory to become a real estate investor.
As one of the executive leaders and speakers of WREN Inspires (fastest-growing nationwide women's real estate network), Jen has impacted the lives of over 2,000 aspiring and professional women real estate investors. Jen has been honored with the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) award "Women who Rock 2020 in Los Angeles". Her influence as a capital raising strategist, while mentoring women to develop high-performance skills in real estate, earned her two consecutive nominations as Corporate Advocate and Rising Star at the 2016-17 Women's Summit led by Los Angeles Business Journal.
Jen's skills allow her to discover hidden performance assets, untapped markets, and creative ways of identifying opportunities. In today's competitive real estate markets, Jen has consistently found opportunities that net 10 - 20% returns for her investors. Currently, she is developing multi-units with her partners and actively developing affordable housing for veterans.
[00:01 – 02:28] Opening Segment
[02:29 – 11:11] Jen's Story
[11:12 – 23:24] Exiting Corporate America
[23:25 – 40:29] The Transition
[40:30 – 50:10] Capital Raising
[50:11 - 59:43] The Contrarian 3-Pack
"I don't want to do something that I'm not passionate about." – Jennifer Maldonado
"I needed to make peace with failure, right? Understanding that failure is an option. However, you don't fail if you are taking what you have learned and you go and do it again." – Jennifer Maldonado
"People are so afraid of failure that they just say, I'm not gonna do this because this is gonna be too painful." – Jennifer Maldonado
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