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J Scott

Bar Down Investments Co-Owner

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J Scott (he goes by "J") is a Partner at Bar Down Investments.  An entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and author, J is business guy by education and spent much of his early career in Silicon Valley (California), where he held management positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft and eBay.

In 2008, J and his wife Carol quit their corporate jobs, moved back East, got married, started a family and decided to focus on real estate and investing. In the past fifteen years, J has personally transacted over $150M in property all around the country.

J is the former host of the top-rated BiggerPockets Business Podcast and currently co-hosts the widely acclaimed podcast, Drunk Real Estate.  He is the author of five books on real estate investing, including the best-selling, The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs. His books have sold over 500,000 copies in the past ten years and have helped investors from around the world get their start with real estate.  He is also a strategic advisor and mentor to several companies, business owners and entrepreneurs.  He is co-founder of Apartment Addicts, where he helps aspiring multifamily investors achieve their investing goals.

J and his family currently live in Sarasota, FL. 

Accomplishments & Awards

  • Author of five books on real estate and investing, with over 450,000 copies sold

  • Former co-host of the top-ranked BiggerPockets Business Podcast

  • Advisor to BiggerPockets 

  • Advisory Board Member for several startup companies in the PropTech industry

  • Regular contributor to Rent Magazine

  • Featured in Business Insider


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