168 | Andrea Petersen | Building A Purpose-Driven Real Estate Business

In this episode, Darius and Andrea dive deep into real estate investing, crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, success, purpose, and a lot more.

In this episode, Andrea and I talked about:

  • What made Andrea shift from banking to entrepreneurship
  • What they do and offer with the School of Whales
  • Where the name School of Whales comes from
  • How School of Whales differ from Fundrise
  • What types of returns the School of Whales are targeting
  • What Andrea envisions the School of Whales to be in the future
  • How Andrea defines success
  • Investing in real estate in Miami
  • And other topics…

Meet Andrea:

Andrea Petersen is a financial whale with a seasoned portfolio of experience ranging from commercial real estate to renewable energy, hospitality, banking and just about everything in between.

After an initial career in banking, Andrea moved on to client relations, real estate credit analysis, and eventually treasury, where she managed substantial investment portfolios with mortgage-backed securities.

In addition to her role as Co-Founder and CEO of School of Whales, Andrea is the Chief Financial Officer of The Cooper Precision Companies, a multi-faceted organization with focuses on renewable energy, real estate, and hospitality. She is now also the Managing Partner of a creative restaurant licensing and operations company known as King Goose, which operates the Miami-staple Pubbelly Sushi.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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