From Steel Town Boy to Real Estate Investment Expert

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Real estate investment trust (REIT) expert and author Kenneth Campbell details life inside REIT Revolution, shares lessons for future financiers in new book.

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If you find something you’re good at, know a lot about and have people who are willing to listen to you, it’s worth the risk.

Rising from a gritty Pennsylvania steel town, Kenneth Campbell worked his way up the ladder to arrive at the position he now holds as one of the country’s foremost experts on REITS, or real estate investment trusts.

“Watch That Rat Hole” details Campbell’s rise to expertise in the industry and exposes the in’s and out’s of the industry and its volatile twists and turns into the modern-day equity REIT industry that investors now know.

“I began writing the book as a way to explain to my now adult children why I spent so much time away from them during their childhood,” Campbell said. “However, as I began to write, the simple story grew into a full-fledged account of what I deem the REIT Revolution of the 1970s and 80s.”

Campbell spent over 20 years publishing a bi-monthly advisory newsletter covering the niche topic of REITs, advised investors based on market growth and decline, published the first hardcover book on REITs and ultimately became a leading voice among REIT investors.

“Being incredible specialized, as I was and am with REITS, is not always the smartest move,” Campbell said. “But if you find something you’re good at, know a lot about and have people who are willing to listen to you, it’s worth the risk.”

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Watch That Rat Hole: And Witness the REIT Revolution
By Kenneth Campbell
ISBN: 978-1-4808-2316-7
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Archway Publishing

About the author
Kenneth D. Campbell created and edited an influential investment newsletter for twenty years, co-wrote “The Real Estate Trusts: America’s Newest Billionaires,” the first full-length book on REITs and co-founded a global firm managing $20 billion in assets. Now eighty-six, Campbell lives with Irene, his wife of sixty-four years, outside Philadelphia.

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