Ep. 90: From IT Sales to Note Investing, with Shawn Muneio

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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.

Shawn Muneio of BeQuest Funds started his real estate journey while he was working his corporate career in IT Sales. After realizing he didn’t see longevity in IT sales, he dug into the world of note investing. Reading a book about note investing sparked a fire inside of Shawn which prompted him to contact the author, who is now his business partner at the firm. BeQuest strongly believes in relationship building as a core value of their business.

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Shawn Muneio is a forward-thinking, passionate entrepreneur. Shawn is a Managing Partner of Bequest Funds. He manages fund assets and investment portfolios, advancing the business through sophisticated technology and strategies while staying rooted in a people-first mindset. Thanks to Shawn’s detail-oriented yet visionary mindset, his endeavors achieve high profitability, create a positive company culture, and serve the greater good.

After many years of success in the US tech industries, Shawn Muneio cofounded Bequest with Martin Saenz. Team-focused, collaborative, and determined, he draws inspiration from a family legacy of real estate investment and service to others. He believes in establishing business models with exponential impacts and a lasting legacy — measuring success not only by profits but by the ability to support others and give back.

Shawn earned his BS in Management Information Systems and MBA from the University of South Florida. He also mentors aspiring real estate investors and entrepreneurs. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two children, and loves taking his daughter shopping and playing legos with his son.

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