Today we’d like to introduce you to Dominick Stewart and Russell Carter.
Hi Dominick Stewart and Russell Carter, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
My name is Dominick Stewart and I started this LLC with my business partner Russell Carter in April of 2020. Russell and I have known each other since freshman year of high school at Paul Laurence Dunbar (DC). We also had two years of college with each other as well at Penn state university.
We collectively have always wanted to start something that we can leave for our kids and family. Took about six years for us actually start the business. One of our first acquisitions was the property in Brooklyn, MD with a two-unit multi-family property which we brought in June 2020 and sold in January 2021, which allowed for us to open up our territory from just the Baltimore area to the whole DC, Maryland, and Virginia locations.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
This has definitely not been a smooth road for us. One of our hardest issues was trying to make a profit during a struggling time for us all as a nation due to the pandemic being at its peak. Also trying to safe proof a property that we brought that wasn’t at its best physical appearance.
We had to Buckle down and use the resources that were available to us to be able to still have consistent tenants, and still make this property as attractive as possible for potential buyers in the market.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I, Dominick Stewart am a territory manager for Acosta sales and marketing. I work with store directors to make sure top products are stationed in their stores correctly to maximize profits. My partner, Russel Carter is one of the top licensed real estate agents in the DC and Maryland area.
Where we are in life is often partly because of others. Who/what else deserves credit for how your story turned out?
We have to give thanks to a great list of people that have helped us get to our goals within this area of real estate investing. We have to thank god first and foremost, our family, Russell’s wife, both settlement companies we used to buy/sell our Baltimore county property, cleaning services (CD&A cleaning service), our contractors who made sure our ideas become a reality, and last but not least our inspectors at sentinel inspections, LLC.
Also have to give special thanks to our new partner Jamaal Kimble, who now is a part of the D&R team which allowed us to create a GFE investment team. The mission for this new co-op is to continue to help our community with generational wealth, financial freedom, and entrepreneurship which the “GFE” stands for.
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