Award Winning Growth Equity Group Reveals a New Way to Invest for Retirement

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Growth Equity Group's award winning investment solution may be the best new way to prepare for retirement.

Jon Kopp, CMO, Chicago Innovation Awards Ceremony

Jon Kopp, CMO, Chicago Innovation Awards Ceremony

To be recognized as a leader among this crowd is why we devote our lives to this organization and the relationships we build

Growth Equity Group continues to empower individuals to move beyond status quo with their revolutionary self-directed retirement investment strategy. They call it the The GEG Solution, and in 2015 they were awarded the Chicago Innovation's People's Choice Award for creating the industry's only software available for Self-Directed IRA investors.

This new self-directed retirement plan concept utilizes real estate and leverage to increase client returns at an accelerated rate. Backed by over 30 years of experience, over $400MM in residential real estate transactions, 14 states and 40 cities across the country, Growth Equity Group is trying to change the way many look at their retirement investment planning by educating investors in self-direction.

Conventional retirement plans can offer problems to some investors. "Look at the 401k," said Justin French, Chief Executive Officer of Growth Equity Group, "you will see that the average return has been about 1.8 percent, and that is not accounting for volatility.” Volatility can be a scary thing when investing in any arena; it is something we work to eliminate.”

People are saving but don’t know what to do with their money. A lot of investors don't know what self-directed investing is. Growth Equity Group attempts to change the way people see retirement investing.

While many like the idea they can be in control of their portfolio with a more consistent return, some prefer the volatility of the stock market. Growth Equity Group’s self-directed IRA real estate investment strategy falls on the safer side of the volatility swing while leveraging their retirement dollars.

With the self-directed investing approach, you can take $100,000 and own $300,000 of real estate with that $100,000 investment. That’s several properties earning income for the investor. What investor wouldn't be satisfied with those results?

When discussing the housing market crash of 2008, Justin French said, "Generally that is something that would be cause for concern while investing in real estate; however, that scenario would aid in making our investment even more stable. Our investment vehicles are Single Family, Condos, Townhomes and Multifamily homes which serve as rental properties. When the economy is struggling, more of the population will be renting, and that is how our clients stand to make the largest return."

Growth Equity Group’s web servers have seen a significant spike in web traffic over the last year. "I think a lot of the craze to our strategy is that people are taking the time to educate themselves,” said Jon Kopp, Chief Marketing Officer of Growth Equity Group. "Over the last year, I’ve tracked a big increase in how much time a user is spending while reading educational content through our platform. More people are learning about it – and taking steps to add the strategy to their portfolio. I like to attribute the industry’s spike in research and success to our simple process and continued efforts to educate.”

The Chicago Innovation Awards is a prestigious victory; most wouldn't think an investment firm would be considered "innovative." That doesn't hold true for Kopp and his software, GEG Manager.

"This event brings the best of the best in companies and executives throughout the nation," said Jon Kopp. "It was very exciting to be a part of such an incredible organization and to meet the people that it attracts. Being apart of a group that radiates such talent and dedication is inspiring. To be recognized as a leader among this crowd is why we devote our lives to this organization and the relationships we build. Accepting the award was humbling – and it gives us stronger motivation to continue building, educating, and leading the industry."

Growth Equity Group is an award winning alternative investment solution utilizing self-directed IRAs and has a reputation in the industry as educators and innovators of an investment strategy that makes buying real estate as easy as buying stocks.

To order Growth Equity Group's Free Self-Directed Almanac book series or to learn more about the GEG Solution go to

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