What’s Your Backstory ? 

Robert Martinez is the Founding Principal and CEO of Rockstar Capital, a digital influencer, a public speaker and sought after real estate expert. 

Rockstar Capital is a private real estate investment and property management firm. Along with his ongoing success, Robert has been recognized in 2019 by the NAA(National Apartment Association) as the country’s only Two Time National Independent Owner of The Year and one of his properties has also won “National Property of The Year”. In addition, Rockstar Capital was named #15 in the Fast 100 Fastest growing companies with the Houston Business Journal.

In 2013, he had three communities and less than 500 units. Today that number has grown to 21 properties, 17 City, State & National Apartment Association wins since 2011,  3699 units and 335 million assets under management. Robert has been recognized and shared his insights on multiple high profile publications, some of which notably include: CNBC, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Money and Yahoo Finance. In addition, he has been in a video on real estate with Grant Cardone and has interviewed digital media mogul- Gary Vaynerchuk

He plans to continue growing his real estate empire and documenting the journey through his different social media platforms including: Youtube web series “#DailyRock”- through his channel The Apartment Rockstar. Ultimately, his goal is to grow the firm to 10,000 units with over $1 billion assets under management while continuing to do good through his charitable work and help other aspiring entrepreneurs and real estate professionals achieve their goals. 

I know this is not an easy job. What drives you?

My goal is 10,000 units and $1 billion assets under management. My goal is to continue to help people achieve success and get them what they want which will allow them to help support me in my vision.

Most importantly, continuously learning and improving is great because it makes the impossible that seems out of reach possible. Being the CEO I have a lot of responsibilities and it is important for me to be strong for my team and those people around me.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? What lessons did you learn from them?

I have been fortunate to meet these people in person and I realized that for the most part we have similar philosophies in how we operate our businesses. Through Gary Vaynerchuk, I realized the value of building a personal brand and sharing your stories on all social media platforms (both successes and failures). If you are able to openly share your failures, then no one can use it against you and you are able to continue powering through and moving forward.

Through Grant Cardone, you learn to make decisions quickly and that speed matters. If you take too much time to contemplate on a decision, you may lose out on that opportunity. While you continue to debate if the glass is half full or half empty, I drank the entire glass. Third, I learned the art of operating real estate through the Lifestyles Unlimited network- Del Walmsley the Founder.

How do you push through your worst times?

Everyone has choices and I make it a priority to feel amazing. Are there times where things don’t work out ? Absolutely. I remind myself that mistakes are part of the game- you learn from them and move on.

I take things one day at a time and use my experiences and lessons to continue to evolve and grow as a person. Don’t judge yourself over one mistake or failure- learn, evolve and grow.

Time is the ultimate judge!

Robert Martinez