43: Vision to Venture: Stephen Laverty’s journey to Jumbo Capital and Co-founding Surus Development & Construction

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Stephen Laverty is a partner at Jumbo Capital Management and the co-founder and principal at Surus Development & Construction. With a background in construction and project management, Steve has a deep understanding of the real estate industry and has successfully built and managed a team of professionals in the field.


Stephen Laverty, partner at Jumbo Capital Management and co-founder of Surus Development & Construction, shares his career journey and insights into the real estate industry. He discusses the importance of aligning your skills with the right company and industry, the challenges of project management, and the process of launching and growing a construction business. Steve also highlights the need for a strong company culture and the impact of technology on the self-storage market.

Key Takeaways:

  • Align your skills with the right company and industry to maximize your potential for success.
  • The early years of your career may be a grind, but don't run from tough challenges as they can be valuable learning experiences.
  • Building a strong company culture is essential for attracting and retaining talent.
  • The self-storage market is growing due to increased residential development and improved building design.
  • The field staff is crucial in construction projects and finding experienced builders is becoming more challenging.

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