About Me

Joe Fairless is a rapidly rising name among American real estate investors. Fairless is the co-founder of New York City-based Ashcroft Capital, which has more than $1.5 billion in assets under management, all of which is in real estate — specifically, apartment complexes. Through Ashcroft, Fairless provides turnkey investment opportunities to investors seeking monthly cash-flow returns and substantial cash payouts when the company’s properties are sold.

A High Profile in the World of Real Estate

An ambitious real estate investor, Fairless has become an authority in the business of property ownership by virtue of his podcast, The Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Show, which happens to be the longest-running daily podcast about real estate in the world, with more than 500,000 downloads every month. Famous guests on the show have included Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank fame, bestselling author Robert Kiyosaki, skater-turned-entrepreneur Tony Hawk, personal trainer Jillian Michaels, and many others. The podcast has its own dedicated mobile app, downloadable at the Google Play and Apple App Stores.

Fairless has also written three books on real estate investing, and much of his time is spent interviewing and talking to people who have been successful in the business of property investment. Fairless’ real estate blog has more than 1,300 posts discussing property-related topics, and Fairless is in the business of helping and teaching others his strategies and techniques via conferences and seminars.

A Background in Advertising

Prior to his real estate activities, Fairless was in the advertising industry, rising from a junior project manager position to become the youngest vice-president at his New York-based ad agency before he was 30 years old.

But Fairless discovered he wasn’t as passionate about the advertising business as he was about real estate (he owned four single-family homes at the time). He found himself going to real estate seminars, reading books, and seeking out mentorship from successful real estate entrepreneurs.

In 2012, Fairless left the advertising business, and over the course of six months, he managed to raise $1,000,000 from private investors to purchase a 168-unit apartment community. This turned out to be his first big break in major real estate investing, and he’s since followed that deal up with many, many others.

Joe Fairless’ Real Estate Lifestyle

Fairless believes that real estate is more than just a way to make money; he sees property investment as a way to improve one’s lifestyle, grow personally and give back to local communities. In the Accredited Investor Lifestyle section of his eponymous website — JoeFairless.com — Fairless has dozens of posts aimed at improving mental and physical health, cultivating good habits, and contributing to the community at large. Fairless believes that once a person is free of their financial burdens, they’re able to pursue adventures and outside interests that will help them grow as a person and contribute good to the world.

Education, Board Memberships and Volunteering

Fairless got his undergraduate degree in advertising from Texas Tech University, where he taught as an adjunct communications professor in 2015. Fairless now serves as a board member of the College and Medai and Communication at Texas Tech, helping college students prepare for the real world. Fairless also serves on the board of the Cincinnati chapter of global youth organization Junior Achievement, for which he volunteered as a teacher after moving to New York City. Additionally, Fairless volunteers by visiting with local hospice patients in Cincinnati.

Philanthropy and Charitable Activities

Philanthropy and giving back to communities are important priorities for Fairless. Through his Best Ever Causes initiative, he’s supported more than 38 nonprofit charities and organizations, including the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI), United Way partner Stepping Stones, Cincinnati community outreach effort Operation Give Back, racial and social justice nonprofit Unite Oregon, Hispanic/Latino employee resource association Hacemos, agricultural learning organization Gorman Heritage Farm, humanitarian aid provider Matthew 25: Ministries, horse rescue organization Fighting Chance Rescue and dozens of others.

Since 2012, Fairless has been sponsoring advertising scholarships for Texas Tech students who are on the school’s advertising team. Each selected student receives a trip to New York City to work with a nationally renowned ad agency, allowing them to gain real-world work experience in an industry they're interested in.

Other Accomplishments and Activities

While many of Fairless’ outstanding achievements have been in the worlds of real estate, advertising, and philanthropy, he’s proud of a number of his other accomplishments outside of these fields. In college, Fairless taught over 100 pre-school children (who all called him “Mr. Joe”) while working at a daycare facility. During these years, Fairless was the team captain of a championship-winning flag football team associated with his fraternity. After college, Fairless performed stand-up comedy at New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club.


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