Operation and Acquisitions Adviser
Leo Malamud joined Optum Real Estate in 2018 as a subject expert in market analysis, management improvements, and rent maximization. Leo has been investing in real estate since 2009 through his personal investment in single and multi-family properties across Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Las Vegas, Mexico and South Africa. While managing his real estate investments and working full time, Leo attended and graduated from the University of Southern California with a double major in Systems Engineering and Psychology. He then worked as a process engineer for Fortune 500 companies where he specialized in project management and integration. His primary responsibilities were to lean out and restructure various areas of companies to make them more efficient, effective, and profitable. While investing and working full time, Leo earned a double Masters in Business Administration and Systems Engineering.
After finishing his USC masters programs, Leo spent 2 years working endless hours as a HP management consultant but after doing much research, Leo determined that strategic capital investment in real estate was a more attractive and sustainable approach to achieving long-term financial security and personal freedom. He achieved both goals by building long-term equity and a substantial residual income stream from his personal real estate investment. Through meticulous planning and management, Leo has built a 7 figure portfolio that has allowed him to leave the corporate world to manage and grow his and other's real estate investments.
Leo achieved his goal in 9 years by creating a methodical approach to real estate investing that applies all the concepts and skills he learned in his career, education, and experience. He currently owns properties throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Las Vegas, Mexico and South Africa which provide him with profits of over $20k/month. Through his years of investing, Leo has become and expert in home remodels, property management, and short-term rentals (i.e. Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway).