Today we’d like to introduce you to Andrew Hinton.
Hi Andrew, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today.
I rented a bedroom in Mt. Vernon. When the seller decided to sell, fellow housemates and I decided to purchase the house together. We formed a company and shared the down payment. Since then I’ve worked with various partners to purchase and manage real estate and other businesses around Baltimore.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
The years look smooth but the days are volatile. Instilling trust in others when you are starting out requires you to perform at the highest level, especially when unforeseen circumstances (i.e. global pandemics) cause you to have to adapt in ways you never knew. My day is constantly juggling big thinking, problem-solving, and adapting to meet the changing needs of customers and the business environment.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
I was always surprised that real estate developers don’t have a great reputation among the communities where they work. My work involves taking older buildings that need upgrades, providing the upgrades, and then filling the building with residents and shopkeepers that contribute to the area. Caring about the community is one of our core values.
In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
Real Estate is a stable industry that follows predictable cycles. On a macro scale, I don’t see much change. On a more granular level, I foresee that there will be more technology incorporated into the housing. Proptech and Web 3.0 technologies will make housing systems more efficient and housing investments more accessible.
- Website: www.glcapital.io
Jared Russell Strouse