As an accomplished writer, vineyard entrepreneur, and investor, Pietros Maneos is often called a modern-day Renaissance man. He first gained notoriety as an author through his internationally acclaimed novella, The Italian Pleasures of Gabriele Paterkallos; his poetry collections, The Soul of a Young Man and Poems of Blood and Passion; and his satire, American Bards & The London Reviewer. His work has appeared in The Huffington Post, Seeking Alpha, Italian Americana, and Mediterranean Poetry.
In addition to his literary pursuits, Pietros is also a savvy entrepreneur. His company, Maneos Compounding Machine, specializes in investing in public markets. Arbela Capital is the real estate side of the company while the other side focuses on the stock market. Pietros manages all aspects of the business and makes all investment decisions. In fact, he reads over 300 pages daily in order to stay up-to-date and to make the best investments possible.
Pietros’ first major real estate venture began in 2012 with a property he purchased in Wilkes County, North Carolina. An extension from his time in Italy, Bramabella Vineyards was a 40-acre estate he transformed from raw woodland into high art. After vast planting and development, Pietros sold the estate in 2016 and decided to use the capital to invest in the stock market and in real estate.
As a result of his extensive reading and research, Pietros has developed multiple strategies using leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs). He jokes, “If compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world, then leveraged compounding is certainly the 9th, 10th, and 11th.” Through Arbela Capital, he saw an opportunity to embark upon the real estate industry within the affordable housing sector, particularly auction properties and mobile home parks. Although Pietros may have a philosophical approach to investing, he says that his overall goal is simple: “to multiply money.” He is optimistic that his success will continue into 2020 and beyond.
Pietros Maneos, CEO
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