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‘Outside-the-Box’ Real Estate Investing: Above Average Returns from Cash-Flowing Niches
January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Private Equity is a vast area of investing, frequently presumed to be mainly real estate or hedge funds operated by giant companies requiring huge minimum investment positions. However, there are many interesting cash-flowing assets to often overlooked by ‘main street’ smaller and self-directed IRA investors, such pizza delivery, comedy clubs, coffee shops, even stand-up comedy venues.
Entrepreneurs of the baby boomer generation are retiring from businesses they dedicated their careers to creating and building. These “heritage brands” are excellent opportunities for a company with talent and integrity to acquire, modernize, expand and profit from these businesses. This preserves brands beloved in their communities and solidifies the founders’ legacies, while enabling investors to amass a portfolio of companies with outstanding growth potential. This is an opportunity for private investment capital partners to make passive income with excellent rates of return.
Join ALG Holdings founder JB Yowell and vice president of operations Jaime Kinser for a look at unique, cash-flowing businesses not only in real estate and oil and gas, but also in the services sector of the economy. Their funds, open to IRA/401K investors, offer exposure and diversification to these dynamic enterprises.
Acquisition entrepreneur JB Yowell has for decades been in the business of… well, business! As a child, he got his first taste of industry from hanging around his family’s shoe store. While his elementary classmates were learning how to tie their laces, JB was watching Grandpa Ted sell shoes. He learned a lot back then. 35 years later, JB still remembers his grandfather paying for his own shoes to keep the books straight. It’s this kind of integrity that led JB to start his own company—ALG Holdings Family, LLC—in 2019.
It has been a long road from shoe-slinging adolescence to CEO of a highly efficient and successful holdings company. Along the way, JB has dipped his hands in many different business ventures. During high school, he dabbled in hospitality and retail. There is something special about scraping burnt cheese from steel sheet pans that teaches a teenager about humility! After high school, JB joined the US Coast Guard before making his return to footwear. In two short years at Larry’s Shoes, he became the top salesperson in the company. There were multiple stores at the time. Later he did a stint at a pet shop that led to the start of his very first business—Washadoggery. With the help of longtime friend (and current ALG Operations Manager) Chuck Hawkins, JB ran a grooming company. Washadoggery was a learning experience, for sure, but by utilizing old-school sales tactics—cold calls, flyers, knocking on doors—this canine cleaning crew did six figures in sales by year’s end.
In 2001 JB answered a newspaper ad for a position as telemarketing manager with a company called Internet Development Incorporated. IDI was a forerunner into dropshipping resale websites. They had a deal, back then, with this up-and-coming entrepreneur named Jeff. Jeff sold books from a rainforest in South America, or something like that. The interviewing manager at IDI was hesitant on hiring JB at first because of a lack of experience, so JB offered to work with ZERO base pay. The manager had to say yes! After JB proved himself worthy via selling thousands of dollars worth of businesses, JB went on to build and develop a highly successful sales team. His sales team was closing over $100k in sales every week.
In 2002 JB got into energy when he secured a gig with Magna Resources. At Manga, he worked under Kip Zimmerman, learning the ins and outs of the oil business, focusing primarily on fundraising. In 2007 JB’s entrepreneurial restlessness got the better of him once more and he founded a construction company, Rock Solid Remolding. Partnered once more with Chuck Hawkins, Rock Solid remodeled hundreds of homes. Also in 2007, as an independent consultant, JB attempted to finance his own oil and gas deal in partnership with Core Exploration.
In 2009 JB’s reputation as a fundraiser got him recruited to Cunningham Energy. During his time at Cunningham, he was involved in several oil and gas projects before leaving in 2011 to create Yohawk Energy, an oil business of his own. In 2016 JB sold Yohawk to Harris Energy Partners. While at Yohawk he met Jamie Kinser. Together they started a radio program called The Bryan Blue Show with future ALG Senior Team Member Jason Engelman, marketing guru Olivia Thomas, and PR superstar Paul Salfen. They developed a marketing agency centered around the program, offering interactive marketing experiences to participating sponsors. The Bryan Blue Show became a nationally syndicated radio production airing on over 50 stations around the country. The following year, The Blue Knight Agency was founded. BKA was a full-service digital content marketing firm. Two years later, JB sold his shares and assets to Jamie Kinser’s new company, Firecracker Agency. Following Firecracker, Jamie again partnered back with JB in ALG and formed a marketing alliance. In 2019 JB became a minority partner with both Kroh Exploration, LLC and Freaky Fast Homebuyers & Investments, LLC. In March of 2019, JB formed ALG Holdings Family, LLC, which in-turn absorbed JB’s ownership into Kroh and Freaky Fast kicking-off ALG’s acquisition entrepreneurship.
ALG represents a culmination of JB’s hard-earned business lessons while also setting the stage for massive growth at what JB does best—starting, buying, and building businesses. All of JB’s assets are included under the ALG Holdings Family umbrella.
There have been bumps along the way, mistakes made, checked pride. Not every venture leads to financial success. What’s important to JB is learning from past mistakes and finding out what you’re good at. This takes time. Let the experts be experts. Be observant and never stop learning.
As a leader JB believes not just in setting goals, but in setting visions. It’s one thing to say—’Let’s grow the business 50% over the next year!’ It’s a whole other thing to paint a picture of what that growth will look like. Growth is something JB knows. Since its launch in 2019, ALG Holdings Family has added several companies to its, seemingly, ever-expanding umbrella—Hyena’s Comedy Club, Freaky Fast Home Buyers and Investments, Right Fit Property Management, web series and reality show, Down to Business, Perrotti’s Pizza, High Tower Deli and Café, Perk Café and more.
JB isn’t just about business. There is a reason “Family” is part of his company’s name. As a loving father of three, JB christened his holding company A. L. G., each letter taken from the first initial of his children’s names. Family, however, goes deeper than blood. ALG works tirelessly for its employees. To JB, people matter the most. As a leader, he is looking to tap into something beyond money. People are the most important resource. It’s this ideology that makes ALG Holdings truly a family affair.
Jamie Kinser was recently referred to as a “Swiss Army Knife” for ALG Holdings, meaning whatever is needed Jamie can jump in and make it happen. From creative tasks such as web development, graphics design and video editing to networking with investor partners, remodeling restaurants or just rallying the troops with infectious positivity, Jamie is a valuable asset to ALG Holdings. A lifelong creative and connector of people, Jamie simply wants to help people make their dreams come true. She is passionate about helping people find the “yes” when the path to success is littered with “no”s.
Jamie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Texas at Arlington where she majored in Theatre Design & Production and received a minor in advertising. Upon graduation, Jamie’s entrepreneurial journey began in starting up various theater companies while also working as a puppeteer with Basil Twist’s company, touring with his world-renowned production of Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka. When living in Austin in 2006 and working on a passion project, a performance venue in East Austin called Project Imagine, she met Lucky Tubb, nephew of country music legend Ernest Tubb. This relationship opened up many doors for Jamie and resulted in finding a passion for booking and promoting live music. Jamie toured with Hank William’s III doing tour management and merchandise sales in 2010. By 2011 when Jamie met an Oil and Gas businessman and burgeoning music label owner named JB Yowell, she was ready for bigger and better things.
Over the next decade, JB and Jamie promoted concerts with stars like Lisa Marie Presley, created a radio show, The Bryan Blue Show turning it into a nationally syndicated radio production airing on over 50 stations around the country. From 2011 to 2016 Jamie also owned and operated Blackbox Concerts, a talent buying and concert promotion company based in North Texas. The Fort Worth Weekly acknowledged Jamie’s contributions to the music community by creating a new category in it’s annual music awards, Best Talent Buyer, for Blackbox and she won that award in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Under the moniker Blackbox Concerts, Jamie booked and promoted over 3,000 live music events and was the primary talent buyer for 15+ music venues across Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin, TX, including the legendary Lola’s Saloon in Fort Worth from 2012-2016. In 2016 she and JB Yowell founded Blue Knight Agency, a full-service digital content marketing agency. Two years later, Jamie set off on her own with Firecracker Agency, a digital content creation company. At Firecracker Agency, Jamie conducted sales, project management and created and executed marketing strategies for over 50 companies.
Collaborator and frequent business partner JB has called her “brilliant at the creative side, from company culture, to the look and interior of a business, its aesthetics.” In 2020, Jamie and JB began working together again as JB tapped Firecracker Agency to complete some early marketing tasks for his new company, ALG Holdings and Kroh Exploration. Firecracker Agency, and its VP Adam Snook, (Jamie’s brother in law), were absorbed by ALG Holdings in 2021. At ALG Holdings, Jamie’s accomplishments have included crafting marketing strategies, running online ads, spearheading branding efforts, building websites, designing restaurant and office interiors, creating logos, building menus, constructing prospectus brochures for investment projects and much, much more! Her current role as VP or Operations and VP of Investor Relations is the culmination of her career and she is thrilled to be one of the pillars of ALG, working tirelessly and passionately to build ALG Holdings, Freaky Fast Homebuyers, Kroh Exploration, and all ALG brands.
Jamie lives in Fort Worth, TX as well as part time in New York, NY with her fiancé’ Noah and their dogs, cat and snakes. ALG’s brands are littered with Jamie’s immediate family, from her younger sisters, VP Jill Howell and Administrator Jeana Snook, to her brother-in-laws, Adam Snook and Chuck Hawkins. She is deeply grateful to work with her family and closest friends on a daily basis, building their dreams together.
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