For the last 20+ years Cody has been on a mission to help entrepreneurs & real estate investors start & scale their businesses because he believes that entrepreneurship & capitalism are the cure to many of today’s problems.
His mentorship has created 1000’s of success stories, dozens of powerful personal brands, and he wants to help you next!
What does the ultimate business look like?
Imagine for a moment that you had a successful business that made a ton of money AND also made a ton of impact! It’s not for-profit and it’s not non-profit…it’s FOR PURPOSE!
A for-purpose business makes an impact by building in a charitable component directly into the profit and sales model. Think Tom’s Shoes. Every time a pair of shoes was sold a pair was given away to a child in need.
Yeah Blake Mycoskie (founder of TOMS) could have made a fortune selling shoes then personally gave to causes & charities he cared about but instead he challenged the status quo, thought differently, and ended up making a massive impact through his one for one model.
This way of thinking increased his company culture, built massive goodwill with his customers, and increased sales through his marketing of his model.
Every business Cody Sperber has started since he implemented this way of thinking has been for-purpose and he can help you do the same!
Widely acclaimed as one of the most successful creative real estate investors and leading educators in the U.S., Cody has flipped 1000’s of properties, owns over 750 doors, and has developed 100’s of new build residential and commercial properties over the last 20+ years.
After leaving the Navy with an honorable discharge, Cody enrolled at ASU where he received a Bachelors of Science in Finance from the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA. While in school Cody discovered creative no-money down real estate investing and has never looked back.
He is a best selling author, top rated keynote speaker, founder of six 8 -figure a year businesses, exceptional father, businessman, & mentor.
Cody lives in Chandler, Arizona with his girlfriend Mariia and his 2 kids Hudson & Brynlee.
Cody Sperber grew up in Mesa, Arizona believing he wanted to be a 9th grade history teacher. Once he realized what 9th grade teachers actually made each year, he put his teaching interests on hold, quickly switched gears and following in his dad’s footsteps and joined the United States Navy instead.
His experiences serving as a Navy Quartermaster (QM5) were deeply impacting and meaningful, with profoundly shaping lessons in leadership, personal integrity, loyalty honor, and the value of unwavering commitment. Before being honorably discharged from service, Cody was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for his team building and leadership skills. After leaving the military Cody attended Arizona State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Finance (Magna Cum Laude).
During his time at ASU Cody witnessed a friend flip a house and make over $80,000. With his mind officially blown, he realized his friend had no special skills, resources or knowledge that he couldn’t get himself, and saw no reason he couldn’t follow suit and do exactly the same thing. So all fired up, he promptly began researching how to become a real estate investor. A passion was ignited and Cody began focusing full time on his new investing career.
Unfortunately, after only one year of trying desperately to “crack the code” and live the investor lifestyle, things fizzled. Cody gave up on his dream and got a job as a bookkeeper for a local developer.
Lesson Learned: “Winging it” was not the way to become a successful real estate investor.
Over the next 6 months, Cody focused on being the best bookkeeper he could be, but at the end of the day always felt unfulfilled and a little guilty – like he had thrown in the towel on his dreams.
During this time a good friend of Cody’s (Zack) invited him to an event in San Francisco by real estate investing “old timer” Jack Miller. Having been to countless seminars and bought dozens of real estate books and courses through his first year in the business, Cody refused. Thankfully Zack was annoyingly relentless and persistent (like any good friend should be).
Finally, Zack’s incessant nagging coupled with his sheer unhappiness at being trapped in the rat race compelled Cody to give it one last shot. He gave in, and followed his friend Zack to the “old timer” seminar.
This turned out to be the best decision he ever made in his real estate investing career!
This event was a monumental turning point for Cody. For the first time, he was able to experience what real-life real estate investing looks, tastes, feels and smells like. Not a glossy, hyped-up, made for TV real estate investing – but a room full of authentic experts, true “players” who had been profitably investing for the better part of their lives.
These guys were the real deal, and the other “old timers” who attended their events were the real deal. The camaraderie, community and authenticity that Cody experienced felt tangible – and it felt like family.
Feeling reinvigorated and re-inspired from interacting with and learning from so many happy and truly successful real estate investors, Cody decided to jump back in the game and really do it right this time.
This time would be different. This time nothing would stand in his way.
2nd Lesson Learned: "Sometimes you just have to connect with & learn from the right people." Key word RIGHT!
Quickly realizing he couldn’t do it on his own, Cody found his first real estate investing mentor at that event – Lyle. Lyle spent the first few months helping Cody restructure his real estate investing business, integrating the right technology and business systems, and showing Cody how to generate high quality real estate leads.
Then as the leads quickly started pouring in, Lyle taught Cody the art of transactional engineering and Cody quickly became a master negotiator. Within the first 3 months of hiring his first mentor, Cody’s made enough money to quit his job and focus on real estate full time.
Over the next year Cody flipped over 50 houses and started building a cash-flow rental portfolio. Specializing in wholesaling real estate, Cody quickly built one of the largest and most responsive “cash buyers” lists in Arizona, and his websites for buying and selling real estate ranked #1 on Google for all major search phrases.
Cody’s real estate success has since skyrocketed. Even as the economy and real estate markets have swung up and down and back up again recently, Cody’s business and profits have continued on an strong upward trend – thanks in large part to his uncanny ability to notice trends, and to cleverly shift his investing strategies to position himself to profit nicely in front of them, rather than being caught by surprise.
At this point, Cody has cracked the code on consistently making great money in real estate investing, regardless of what kind of market or economy we’re facing at any given time. There is always great money to be made in real estate – you just have to know where to look and what to do. And this is something Cody has mastered over the years.
Today Cody has closed 2,000+ real estate investing deals in single family, multifamily, and commercial worth over $500M and counting and continues at a pace of about 5-7 real estate deals per month. Because of his success, plus his love of teaching, Cody started mentoring others just like Lyle did for him when he first started.
In 2010 he started Clever Investor which quickly grew to becoming one of the countries top real estate investing education and software companies.
Joining the INC 5000 fastest growing companies 3 years in a row plus being named “best places to work” by the Arizona Republic, Clever Investor has had over 150,000 students come through it’s doors resulting in 1000’s of success stories.
In 2023 Cody Sold Clever Investor to Uplife Group but still continues to be heavily involved in helping Clever’s students achieve world-class results.
Cody delivers inspiring and actionable keynotes that transform your event attendee’s experience by challenging the way people think. He’s spoken on stages ranging from a few hundred people to over 10,000 live and virtual attendee’s.
If you are looking for a dynamic addition to your next live or virtual event email Speaking@CodySperber.com and let’s get Cody to your next your event!