Ex-ballers to NBA stars: Don’t let RE investors scam you Danny Granger and Devean George spoke at playe上海贵族宝贝 rs’ symposium
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UPDATED, June 28, 5:00 p.m.: In his final year in the NBA, Danny Granger took home more money from his real estate investments than he did from his Miami Heat paycheck. “That’s when it really, really hit me,” he said Monday. “What am I doing? My knees hurt, my back is killing me. That was it. I was done.”
Granger’s audience of professional basketball players erupted in a knowing laugh. Some of the veterans, like Steve Bla爱上海同城对对碰 ke and Kevin Martin, knew only too well the pain of hitting the wood day after day. Others, such as Atlanta Hawks star Paul Millsap, are still in their prime, and still others, such as Boston Celtics player Kelly Olynyk, only recently broke into the NBA. Age differences aside, the players had two things in common: they made a lot of money playing basketball and they are thinking of putting some of it into real estate.
This week, the National Basketball Players’ Association held its second real estate symposium in Manhattan. Like last year, it was taught by David Eyzenberg, founder of real estate investment banking firm Eyzenberg Company, adjunct professor at NYU and Columbia, and until recently a broker at Avison Young. The NBPA invited two ex-players who are now real estate developers as speakers to give advice. And if you believe former Indiana Pacers All-Star Dan[……]