The list of entrepreneurs in real estate goes on and on. With get-rich-quick commercials blaring over the radio over and over again, real estate seems not only lucrative, but easy to get into. David Podrog, a real estate entrepreneur himself, knows that’s not true at all. In fact, he’s learned it directly from his idols and peers in the business world! And when it comes to making it big, sometimes the push to be strange leads to success…
They may not have been the greatest of all time in the industry… but both of these real estate entrepreneurs led quite the memorable careers!
Over the years, many have tried, but few have succeeded in cementing their names in the entrepreneurial side of real estate. In David Podrog’s perspective, it all began with William Penn, the English Quaker leader who advocated for religious freedom. His passions led to his founding of Pennsylvania, where he established the framework for the state’s real estate. Penn’s brand of strange was one that pushed to break away from the ‘norm’ for the overall betterment of society.
Otherwise known as the Queen of Mean, the real estate mogul Leona Helmsley made a name for herself as a hotelier. Her flamboyant personality and drive to take command left, right and center helped her rack up quite the fortune in properties. However, Helmsley certainly lived up to her nickname as the Queen of Mean, as she consistently would prove to lack compassion — even towards her own family. While her determination to accomplish and conquer is one to be admired, her complete disregard for society as a whole puts her on the negative end of “strange,” in David Podrog’s book!