Chris Larsen is the founder and Managing Partner of Next-Level Income, through which he helps investors become financially independent through education and investment opportunities. Chris has been investing in and managing real estate for over 20 years. While completing his degree in Biomechanical Engineering and M.B.A. in Finance at Virginia Tech, he bought his first single family rental at age 21. During his subsequent career in the medical device industry, Chris expanded into development, private-lending, buying distressed debt as well as commercial offices, and ultimately syndicating multifamily properties. He began syndicating deals in 2016 and has been actively involved in over $225 million of real estate acquisitions. In addition to real estate, Chris has invested in equities, oil & gas, and small business lending, as well as being active in Venture South, one of the nation’s Top 10 Angel Investing groups. Chris lives with his wife and two boys in Asheville, NC where he loves spending time with them in the outdoors and enjoying the food and culture that the region has to offer.
Some of the areas we touched on in this interview:
How losing his father and best friend inspired Chris to quit his quest to become a professional cyclist and become an investor • Using the “infinite banking” concept to establish a family bank and supercharge investments • Why Chris believes multifamily real estate is the “Holy Grail” of real estate investing • How Chris’s background in engineering has influenced his investing • What metrics are most important when evaluating investments