Multifamily Insights: Real Estate and Microcap Investing with Mariusz Skonieczny Ep. 374

Mariusz Skonieczny is a professional investor and the founder of Classic Value Investors, MicroCap Explosions and creator of Value Investing University. Mariusz graduated from Indiana University in 2003 with a finance degree. From 2003 to 2008, he was in the residential and commercial real estate industry as an appraiser and broker. During the 2008/2009 financial crisis, he made the courageous decision to leave the industry and start Classic Value Investors.

He has been investing in the stock market since 2008, starting with only $10,000, 10 years later he reached $1.1 million. By March of 2021, his accounts reachedover $4 million!

Let’s dive in to learn about microcap investing and Mariusz un-orthodox approach which led him to success.

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[00:01 – 04:17] Opening Segment 

  • Mariusz talks about his background.
  • He talks about how he got into the real estate space right after college and what led him to do that.
  • How he started his company Classic Value Investors.

[04:17 – 22:53] Little Competition - Big Money

  • How he transitioned from being an appraiser and broker to an investor in 2008.
  • He talks about microcap investing and what makes it different from other investing types.
  • The reasons why there is so little competition in the microcap space.
  • The reasons microcap investing is not the focus of most investors. 
  • The importance of having control on your investments and thinking independently.

[22:53 – 29:16] Diversification

  • He explains why he wants to diversify and start investing in real estate again.
  • Real estate deals vs Stock Market
  • The difference between buying from another investor and buying from an uneducated investor.
  • How he gets great deals from the stock market.


[29:16 – 33:50] Round of Insights

Apparent Failure:

Investing in gold mining stocks.


Digital Resource:

The Internet


Most Recommended Book:

The Warren Buffett Way


Daily Habit:

Creating content


Number One Insight for Investing

Think independently and don’t be afraid to go where others are afraid to go.


Best Place to Grab a Bite in Indiana

Sako’s Pizza


Contact Mariusz:

To learn more, you can go to Mariusz’s website.


Tweetable Quotes:

“Most people are unsuccessful because they don’t want to think independently.” - Mariusz Skonieczny


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