Meet Justin Cooper

Justin Cooper

Senior Loan Officer

Justin Cooper

Senior Loan Officer

Justin Cooper is a husband, father of two, a full-time real estate investor, mentor & coach to those looking to buy their first rental properties and Senior Loan Officer with Pine Financial Group. Justin has been investing since 2007 and has completed several renovations on residential properties in Denver, Colorado. He manages his own portfolio of rentals and is in the process of acquiring additional properties. Born and raised in New York, Justin came to Colorado in 1996 to attend Colorado State University.  He started his career on the plumbing and heating supply side of the construction industry, working his way up from stocking warehouses to managing his own branch, before making the leap to full time investor and hard money lender in 2011. Since then, Justin has expanded his rental portfolio, completed several fix and flips, built new construction, bought non-performing notes, used his self-directed IRA to invest, has spoken nationally on various real estate investing topics to groups upwards of 500 people and most importantly, helped numerous investors purchase profitable properties. Justin is very passionate about investing and strives to help and teach people he meets on the benefits and know-how of real estate investments.

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Published November 9, 2023

The Reality of Real Estate Investing: My $72,354 Lesson

You know the old adage, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?  Well, this old dog learned a new trick recently.  A very expensive...

Published June 12, 2023

The Rationality Of Using Hard Money To Purchase Rentals In A High Mortgage Interest World

Real estate investment has always carried a certain level of risk, but in today's high mortgage interest world, it's crucial to explore alternative financing options...

Published February 14, 2023

Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

A Phase 1 Environmental Assessment, commonly referred to as a Phase 1 or an ESA, is an important step in the process of buying or...

Published October 7, 2022

Reassessing Risk In The Current Market

What Happens To Real Estate Investments When The Market Changes Real estate investing comes with risk.  This is something we all know.  Always have and...

Published June 9, 2022

Abrupt Charges & Extended Time Can Impact Real Estate Deals

I have been having some troubles with one of my rentals.  Long story short, we had to evict a tenant late last year.  As sometimes...

Published February 8, 2022

When It Comes To Classifying Properties, There Are No Rules

I was speaking to a client the other day and they were looking to work with a new agent.  The agent asked what class of...

Published September 13, 2021

Economics 101: The Greater Fool Theory

Housing prices are going to continue increasing for years to come. The real estate market has been on an incredible pricing run for the past...

Published June 8, 2021

Expand Your Rental Property Portfolio With These Two Strategies

I love hearing about and learning new investment strategies. Two strategies I have been hearing a lot about these days are House Hacking and Nomad....