This week on the Alternative Investing Advantage podcast, host Alex Perny welcomes Justin Papadakis for a discussion on soccer club franchise investments. Justin has a background in real estate and sports franchise investing, having played professionally in law school. He was also the CEO of a Nike-owned soccer league.
During this podcast, Justin discusses his approach to sports investing, specifically soccer club franchise investments. He explains how sports teams are focusing on developing from the ground up, focusing on the experience and economic impact of sports venues, and leveraging external investors to fund the development process. Justin also covers the potential returns of investing in sports franchises, focusing on passive income and alternative investments. Additionally, he dips into the merchandising growth potential of soccer, as well as the national revenues associated with USL.
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About Our Guest Justin Papadakis
Justin Papadakis is the current COO of the United Soccer League. In his current role, Justin oversees numerous departments critical to the league’s success, including expansion, stadium development, digital media, emerging technology, finance, and human resources. Papadakis holds a Juris Doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and earned a dual degree in Public Policy and Economics at Duke University.
About Our Host Alex Perny, CISP
Alex Perny is a business development specialist and host of Advanta IRA’s podcast, the Alternative Investment Advantage. He is a self-described policy geek who loves learning the rules and technical aspects of SDIRAs, employer plans, and IRS regulations.
For more than a decade, Alex has helped thousands invest in alternative assets. These include precious metals, real estate, private stock, notes, and countless others. Additionally, he has spoken to investors across the country about using retirement plans to invest outside the stock market. Alex believes so strongly in self-direction that he invests his own IRA and HSA in real estate and private equity.