Rumors had been swirling in late summer and early fall, but it didn’t become official until November or perhaps it was December.
For me, it was catastrophic.
In fact, if I was Don McLean, I would have declared it the day the music died.
To give you some perspective, when was the last time you’ve heard of Girl Scouts picketing? This event triggered just that. There were no Thin Mints, Samoas, or Tagalongs that dreadful day.
That was the day that I stopped bleeding Dodger Blue.
You see, kids have heroes. Mine was my dad, but Steve Garvey came in a very close second. For those of you who don’t know, Steve Garvey was the all-star first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and they were my team.
As a boy I ate, drank, and slept baseball.
Back then I knew nothing about business, but I knew a lot about baseball and loyalty. Garvey was 30 something at the time and the Dodgers had some young phenom in the minor leagues who was supposed to be better than Mr. Clean (Garvey’s nickname).
So they let him go…
It may seem silly now, but my world changed that day. As far as I was concerned, the Dodgers turned their back on Garvey so I was turning my back on them.
I was officially a boy without a team.
When you are a Dodgers fan, you are supposed to hate the San Francisco Giants. Funny thing was, I was no longer a Dodgers fan.
Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley, Candlestick Park was pretty much equidistant to Chavez Ravine from my house. So instead of driving south, we started heading north to San Francisco to get our summer MLB fix.
While nobody could take the place of Steve Garvey, it was fun watching guys like Jack Clark, Darrell Evans, and Chili Davis play baseball. In fact, if you timed it right, you could even catch an old timers game and see the one and only Willie Mays in action. Now that was really an honor and a privilege.
I look back on my childhood fondly including those many trips to Candlestick Park and San Francisco.
I was back in San Francisco two months ago and boy have things changed. They call it the Silicon Valley for a reason. It is the heart of the technology industry for both well-established companies along with a never-ending supply of tech start-up companies.
-The median price for homes in San Francisco has hit $1 million
-The average rent in San Francisco is $3,229 per month
-Studio apartments (those with no bedrooms) cost more than $2,000 per month
This fact can be particularly difficult for physicians who live in the Bay Area. Declining reimbursements and the trend toward the physician as an employee can make it quite difficult to afford the high cost of living that is associated with this area. After all, doctors are not rich.
What these physicians really need are better investments.
Commercial Multifamily Real Estate changed my financial fortunes and has allowed me to practice medicine on my own terms. I’m grateful for this fact and have made it my mission to share this information with my fellow physicians.
So today I’d like to announce that I have scheduled four learning events in September. My team (no, not the Dodgers) and I are coming to the Bay Area. These events are exclusively for doctors by a doctor and seating is extremely limited. For that reason, I have to limit it to only one guest per attendee. These events are free and dinner is on us. Start times are 6:45 p.m.
Sept. 15th – Dinner / Piatti – Mill Valley
Sept. 16th – Dinner / Il Fornaio – Burlingame
Sept. 17th – Dinner / Yankee Pier – Lafayette
Sept. 18th – Dinner / Maggiano’s – Santana Row in San Jose
Reserve your seat today as seating is limited and these events always fill fast.
To Your Wealth!
Dennis Bethel, M.D.
P.S. Chances are that you have physician colleagues who could really benefit from this information as well. Getting ahead financially in medicine is becoming harder and harder to do. Success is meant to be shared… so do your colleagues a favor and spread the word about these 100% educational free commercial multifamily real estate investing learning events.