|Gino Barbaro graduated from Fairfield University in 1992 with a degree in finance. That dream of financial freedom was ever present, but it seemed like it would always be just out of reach. |
Gino’s father owned a restaurant where Gino had worked since he was eight years old and he returned there, rather than languish in a cubicle. Gino still runs the restaurant to this day, but he realized years ago that, while running the restaurant was a great job, it would not allow him to accumulate wealth.
In addition to the restaurant, Gino’s parents had also owned a number of investment properties, something which intrigued him. Following their example, he purchased his first multi-family property in 2002. The property consisted of a three-family home with a detached garage and office. The home was next to the restaurant and he could use one of the garages to store supplies and merchandise for the restaurant. The problem was, he wasn’t quite sure what to do next. He began studying, learning more about the real estate industry and waiting for the right opportunity to come around.
Gino Barbaro is also co-founder of Jake & Gino LLC, a real estate education company focused on multifamily education. He currently lives in Florida with his wife Julia and their six children. Gino also has grown his portfolio to 674 units in three years and is the best-selling author of "Wheelbarrow Profits".