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In this episode of The Real Estate Mindset podcast, we chat with Alan Underwood, an entrepreneur who transformed his career from managing a fast-food joint to creating a multi-million dollar pizza empire and beyond. His tale is a rich tapestry of ambition, heartache, and resilience, charting a path through the unpredictable business terrain to personal revelations that redefine success. 

Alan explains the untapped potential of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in San Diego’s vibrant market. He demystifies the intricacies of capital raising, the strategic patience required in real estate, and shares invaluable advice from influential books that have impacted his entrepreneurial mindset. Alan’s story culminates in a message of generosity, revealing how his commitment to helping others has become a cornerstone of his life philosophy, beyond any material achievement. 

What we discuss: 

(00:02) – Entrepreneurial Journey to Successful Car Dealerships

(07:56) – Triumph and Tragedy in Entrepreneurship

(15:33) – Investing in San Diego ADU Development

(24:22) – Learning Capital Raising and Project Management

(28:31) – Healing Journey and Personal Growth

(34:47) – Overcoming Grief and Finding Emotional Growth

(48:36) – Generosity and Helping Others

To learn more about Alan:

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