Ep. 68: Social Impact Investing: Balancing Profit and Purpose, with Dr. Van Williams

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Lance is the Founder and Managing Partner of Verivest, an end-to-end real estate investment platform designed to bring transparency and trust to middle-market investing, and a Principal in Fairway America, a real estate private equity firm in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. Van Williams has a PhD in Psychology and more than 20 years of real estate investment and management experience. This gives him a unique POV as he transforms deteriorating properties into cash generating assets. He and Lance discuss his focus on social impact investing in underserved and working class areas, how he evaluates a property for ‘Impact Rate of Return,’ and the unique challenges of balancing profit with purpose.

This Week’s Guest

The ProActive Realty Group team is led by Dr. Van Williams, who has over 22 years of active experience in real estate investment and management. As a private investor, Dr. Williams has a consistent track record of transforming deteriorating properties into high-quality, cash generating assets. His long-term specialization in underserved and working class areas has given him significant advantage when sourcing, revitalizing, and managing new properties. To date, Mr. Williams has been involved in buying, selling, and repositioning over $30 million in commercial multifamily and residential real estate. 

Dr. Williams earned a PhD in Psychology from Madison University. He is a Certified Private Equity Professional (CPEP) and member of the Private Equity Association. Additionally, Mr. Williams is a Registered Property Manager with the International Real Estate Institute, a Certified Business Mediator with the National Association of Mediators, and holds a Certification in Green Property Advisement from Allied Business. Dr. Williams also holds certificates in Psychology, social work and hotel & restaurant management

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