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#133 - Interview with Shirin Kanji, CIO of Impact Properties


"People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision." - John C. Maxwell


Circle of Competence Podcast Episode #15 - Shirin Kanji, Chief Investment Officer of Impact Properties

This week, I'm excited to share my conversation with Shirin Kanji, President of Impact RTO Holdings and Chief Investment Officer of Impact Properties. The story behind Impact properties is one that proves that the American Dream is still alive and well with the right combination of work ethic, grit, and discipline. Their family has built an organization centered around real estate development and retail franchise operating companies.

In our conversation, we covered:

- The story behind Impact Properties

- The family's first hotel development deal

- The unique model behind the Kanji family business

- Branded hotel development and operations

- The competition and differences between the hotel market and Airbnb

- The factors to consider when investing in franchises

- What it takes to operate retail franchises

- The family's Rent-A-Center franchise investment


- Impact Properties website

- Shirin's Twitter account



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