MBA Chairman Brian Stoffers and Alex Rodriquez

SAN DIEGO—Alex Rodriguez, founder and CEO of A-Rod Corp., made his first real estate move 20 years ago. It was a duplex purchase where be “put in some value add” in the form of blue awnings and cream colored paint. Best known for his accomplishments on the baseball field, the founder and CEO of A-Rod Corp., stands as one of the greatest athletes in the world and shared his insights from business to his baseball career at MBA’s CREF Convention.

“Success starts starts with people and relationships,” said Rodriguez, when talking about building his business empire, a move, he said started out of fear. “If you look at macro trends, the numbers were frightening.”

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2023 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.



Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join now!

  • Free unlimited access to's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2023 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.