Sept. 8, 2022

49. Investing in Sports Teams feat. Justin Papadakis

49. Investing in Sports Teams feat. Justin Papadakis
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One of the favorite investments of billionaires are sports teams. The sports industry can be very lucrative, but largely out of reach for individual investors. In this week's episode, COO & Chief Real Estate Officer of the United Soccer League Justin Papadakis, joins co-hosts Ben Fraser and Jim Maffucio for an interesting discussion about his experience building this growing soccer league, how they create grassroots interest in new sports teams, and the over 40 stadium projects in their pipeline. Listen in to hear about their approach to this elusive asset class!  

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Justin Papadakis

COO & Chief Real Estate Officer

Justin Papadakis is the current COO of United Soccer League (USL), the largest, fastest growing professional soccer organization in the United States. In his current role, Justin oversees numerous departments that are critical to the league’s success, including expansion, stadium development, digital media, emerging technology, finance and human resources. Papadakis holds a Juris Doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and earned a dual degree in Public Policy and Economics at Duke University, where he served as goalkeeper for the Blue Devils collegiate soccer program.