THE MAKING OF NIMA EQUITY
HOW IT STARTED
From an early age, I had a big dream. I wanted to become a physician so I could help others. My mother, who did not go to college, worked incredibly hard to pay for my education and make it possible for me to achieve my dream. After more than 14 years of training in Peru (my home country) and in the US, I felt I was ready for the next step in my medical journey. I discovered however that physicians and healthcare workers in general face similar problems as other professionals.
THE STRUGGLES WE FACE
After residency, my wife Mitsi and I very quickly realized that despite making a good income, we were taxed at a very high rate. I had heard before the phrase: “working until May to pay taxes only”; well now we were experiencing it. And if we worked harder and put in more hours, we were going to pay even more taxes. That was discouraging. Some of our friends were facing other problems; some physicians accumulated a considerable amount of debt during college, medical school and residency. It's like you achieve your dream of becoming a physician, but the mountain of debt you face or the high taxes you pay make you feel anything but accomplished.
I am a practicing Pulmonary & Critical Care physician. My wife is a Primary Care doctor. Our love for medicine and desire in helping our patients has not changed. Physicians and, in general, Health Care Providers spend many years studying and delaying gratification. However, when we finish our training, we find out:
We may have a considerable amount of debt.
Many times, we work even more than during training (weekends, nights, holidays, birthdays, etc.).
If we work for an employer, we discover many health systems see medicine as a business not as a service.
If we have our own practice, we struggle every day with insurance companies and health systems.
We pay an insane amount of taxes every year.
THE JOURNEY TO FREEDOM
As we continued working, we started questioning whether there were other ways to build wealth and create multiple streams of income to supplement our paychecks. That's when we discovered real estate - first through single family rentals and then through passive investing. We witnessed the power of working together with other people in real estate, and the difference this can make in people’s lives. For me, it is not about money, IT'S ABOUT HAVING CHOICES, FREEDOM. We want to share this knowledge with other doctors / providers:
You don’t need to continue working long hours or weekends or holidays all your life if you don’t want to.
You are allowed to take time off and long vacations and spend time with whom matters the most, your family.
There are alternative ways to decrease your taxes, you don’t have to work until May to pay taxes only.
You can have peace of mind that if for any reason you cannot work anymore (injured, disabled, burnout); you and your family are covered with passive income possibly for life.
After many years of giving your best to your profession and patients; finally, you can focus more on yourself and your family.
If you're interested in learning more, click the link below and start the process to see how Multifamily Investing could help you and your family.
Meet Our Team
HARRY NIMA ZEGARRA, MD
Co-Founder - Managing Partner
Harry Nima Zegarra is a Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Physician, seasoned real estate investor, entrepreneur, co-founder and manager of Nima Equity LLC. Harry went to Medical School in Peru and finished his training in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Harry currently works at a tertiary medical center in Dallas, TX. Harry has experience in rental properties and currently owns and manages 9 properties across the DFW metropolitan area. Nima Equity is, to date, general partner in 1076 units in four different states.
Harry met his wife in medical school in Peru. They have 2 boys who love playing sports especially basketball and soccer. They love to vacation and travel to Cancun and Florida where they enjoy time at the beach, Disney or Legoland. Harry is also an avid runner.
MARK & TAMIEL KENNEY
Strategic Advisors - Partners
Mark and Tamiel Kenney are experienced real estate investors and the founders of Think Multifamily, a leading Multifamily Acquisition & Education company that prides itself on a family-oriented approach to business.
They started their real estate career over 25 years ago and have a passion for helping others succeed in the multifamily arena. They've built a dynamic organization that provides both educational resources and investment opportunities to meet every investor’s needs at each stage of their investing journey.
The Kenney's have invested in 10,000+ apartment units, providing clients with the opportunity to invest with confidence through syndication at a reduced risk, and steady returns.
The duo at the heart of Think Multifamily stands firmly behind a business model promoting integrity, authenticity, family values, and servant leadership.
Annie Dickerson, co-founder and COO at Goodegg Investments, has invested in multifamily real estate since 2008. Her current portfolio spans multiple markets around the country and includes both active and passive investments. Annie specializes in strategic brand initiatives, investor education, and marketing.
Annie is a co-creator of the Real Estate Accelerator Mentorship Program and the Passive Real Estate Investor Academy, co-host of the Life and Money Show podcast, and co-author of the book Investing For Good: How To Build Wealth While Also Making An Impact. Annie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and currently lives in Oakland, CA, with her husband and two boys.
Julie Lam, co-founder and CEO of Goodegg Investments, has been investing in real estate since 2009. During that time, she has focused mostly on buy-and-hold rentals, private lending, passive investing through real estate syndications, and active multifamily investing. She has focused on implementing strategic methods to grow her wealth using various alternative investment strategies that have allowed her to leverage money and time so that she can spend more time with her 3 children.
Julie is a co-creator of the Real Estate Accelerator Mentorship Program and the Passive Real Estate Investor Academy, co-host of the Life and Money Show podcast, and co-author of the book Investing For Good: How To Build Wealth While Also Making An Impact.
Prior to transitioning full time to real estate, Julie most recently spent over 7 years working in Silicon Valley at one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. She received her B.A. in Technical and Professional Writing from San Francisco State University and also attended law school in San Francisco, CA.
Attorney & Strategic Advisor
Dugan P. Kelley co-founded Kelley Clarke, PLLC with the mission to deliver big firm expertise and experience to our local community. Kelley Clarke currently serves clients throughout the United States with its principal offices in Prosper, Texas, and Santa Barbara, California. Mr. Kelley chairs the firm’s real estate practice group, assisting clients in all phases of multi-family, commercial, and residential acquisitions or sales. Mr. Kelley’s real estate expertise includes transactional services for his clients ranging from commercial loan closings, real estate private equity capital raises, joint venture agreements, commercial leasing, business acquisitions, and general commercial real estate services for multi-family syndicators, investors, and developers.
Throughout Mr. Kelley’s 18 years of experience, he has tried numerous cases in state and federal courts, administrative courts, and arbitration. With over $70 million in verdicts, settlements, workouts, and millions in settlements prior to trial, Mr. Kelley understands that there isn’t a one-solution fits all for every case. Mr. Kelley routinely advises real estate investors and other entrepreneurs about entity selection, corporate formation, risk assessment, and other related transactional needs. Mr. Kelley also represents a number of companies and family businesses in providing advice and counsel in the capacity of outside general counsel.
Mr. Kelley is a best-selling author of Purpose, Passion & Profit and is a frequent speaker and lecturer at events. Mr. Kelley and his wife, Michelle have 3 boys. The entire Kelley family is actively involved in giving back to their local church and community.