Oscar Buendia has been investing in real estate since 2013, while also accomplishing a 13-year career in the U.S. Air Force. His first forays into the industry included wholesaling and fix-and-flip, but he soon found that his real niche was buy and hold, which he began exploring in 2017. In 2019, Oscar partnered with his brother, German, and they founded two companies, REI Brothers, LLC, and GoodDay Capital, LLC.
GoodDay Capital is a national real estate investment firm with a focus on 20- to 100-unit apartment buildings in the southeastern U.S. and in the Cleveland, Ohio, metropolitan area, repositioning properties through operational efficiencies, renovations, and rebranding. Currently, Oscar and German own and operate 22 units valued at $1.5 million, and once acquired more than 20 units in just one transaction. With plans to scale to larger assets and apartment syndication in the future, they’re also expanding into the international sphere, working with investors in Latin America and Asia. Still, no matter how big they might get, their goal remains the same; to create a passive income stream for investors to build and grow their long-term wealth while educating clients on investment and securing financial freedom and generational wealth.
Meanwhile, REI Brothers focuses on real estate investment education, courses, and coaching, as well as their Top 20 podcast on iTunes, REI Brothers - Financial Freedom Through Multifamily Investing, where Oscar communicates his visions and ideas for his community. “It’s something that I’m passionate about because like me, there are people who are not exposed to this industry and I want to be able to show them that they can do it,” Oscar says. “There are not that many Latinos or military people who are in the fields of investment, syndication, and funds. I’ve always been someone that breaks into different crowds, from my military career to now working with investors who are multimillionaires. I’m bridging that gap between people who may not otherwise know about these private investment vehicles to build generational wealth.”
And it’s not just his military career or real estate experience that has made Oscar into the driven person he is today; it goes deeper than that. “I came here from Colombia when I was four, with nothing. At one point, five of us lived in one bedroom. As I’ve progressed through life, I’ve grown a lot, from enlisting as an officer in the military to becoming a business owner and real estate investor. Because of that, I have a deeper sense of where people are at and a deep desire to give back and lift other people up.” Oscar has even developed a personal mantra he calls GRIT. What’s GRIT? “G: Grow into a better person every day, spiritually, mentally, socially. R: Respect everyone and cultivate mutual respect. I: Innovator, problem solver, not afraid to fail and learn from failure! T: Take extreme ownership and responsibility. This is who I am as a person and I work every day to mold myself into this.”
“I enjoy all of it,” Oscar says of his real estate career. “At my core, I’m a problem solver and an entrepreneur. I like seeing a vision and making it happen. I love talking to people and learning about what they’re doing and how they’re doing it. I love maximizing people’s strengths and helping them nurture their talents. Truly, I enjoy the whole journey. I’ve become a lifelong learner. I love helping my clients achieve generational wealth.”
Cofounder — GoodDay Capital
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