Formerly the CEO of a small oil company, Brad Blazar is a highly sought-after speaker on the subject of raising capital. Having raised more than $2 Billion dollars, today he mentors others around the world as part of a global coaching business on how to raise funds from high-networth investors to build, buy, and scale a business – or fund a special project like real estate.
Having worked alongside many large real estate syndicators and top financial services firms he is considered an expert on raising private money.
With an extensive network of family offices, advisory firms and broker/dealers, he has closed the largest multi-million dollar transactions for multiple leading real estate firms like $9M, $7.5M, and $5M for SmartStop Self Storage a national operator of self-storage assets in addition to $11M for USAllianz. As a real estate investor himself, he got his start purchasing, rehabbing and renovating over a dozen single family properties (SFR) properties with a portfolio value of $3.5M. Today, he owns interests in multifamily, self-storage and land (conservation easements) in addition to owning 5 Star Capital which is a real estate investment firm that syndicates real estate and invests alongside others.
As the author of three books, his first book On The Wings of Eagles – Learn to Soar in Life quickly became a top rated #1 read for entrepreneurs on a large literary blog based in the UK. Additionally, Brad’s podcast was ranked recently as the 2nd highest ranked show to assist people in coping with COVID-19. He has shared the stage as a speaker alongside other wellknown thought leaders and celebrities like boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, Shark Tank’s Kevin Harrington, Rich Dad Poor Dad co-author Sharon Lechter, well known best selling author Dr John Maxwell, and many more.
Recently knighted, Sir Brad is a philanthropist and uses his noble title to bring awareness and donates a portion of his business revenue to MD Anderson Cancer Research and feels more needs to be done to fuel cancer research and bring a cure to the world.