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Finding opportunities and building from the ground up is a considerable challenge but a true reality for entrepreneurs worldwide. No journey is exactly alike, and some of the most successful entrepreneurs have started in the most unlikely of places. Making your mark is hard, but making your mark via the military is even harder. It takes perseverance and strength of character. Entrepreneur and real-estate mogul Jay Monopoly knows this all too well.
Born in the Bronx, NY, as Jessie Moreira, more commonly known as Jay Monopoly, has experienced a rapid rise to success. Jay broke into real estate following a 5-year career in the Marine Corps. A Veteran and real powerhouse, Jay got into real-estate at the young age of 21 dedicated and motivated to take on a path of financial freedom. “I saw the road ahead would take perseverance,” explains Jay. “After my time in the Marine Corps. I was more than ready for the challenge.”
Jay started flipping homes in Detroit, a market he feels was underserved in the industry. “Like any other opportunity you can’t always believe what you see or read about online, you have to go into Detroit and see for yourself,” states Jay. Jay and his team began flipping homes and revitalizing neighborhoods by purchasing entire blocks for renovation. “So much of our work changed that city, and I’m proud of that.”
Jay’s hard work wasn’t relegated to Detroit. Quickly his reach expanded into five different markets, and he grossed over 220K per month. Passionate about how real estate can change people’s lives, Jay teaches veterans and millennials how to be financially independent through the industry. He knows how real estate can create millionaires and is grateful that he can pay it forward and give back to other veterans as well.
Jay’s career embodies the ethos of boots to business. With over thirty-four thousand followers on his Instagram @jay.monopoly, people are taking notice. Through discipline, hard work, and a never-ending desire to learn, Jay has built a career of entrepreneurial success for not only himself but for others as well. Whether in the Marines or the middle of Detroit, Jay isn’t afraid to put his boots on the ground where the work needs to get done