Welcome to the Desk of Michael Gortenburg.

Hi, I’m Michael Gortenburg and welcome to my blog.

I’m a founding Principal of Eighteen Capital Group (18CG), a unique private equity firm that focuses on real estate and multi-family homes in the Kansas City area.

This will be a personal space to share my thoughts on topics that matter to me most, such as: investment and business, real estate, technology, cars and lessons I’ve learned over the course of my career.

Enjoy!

Kansas City, Missouri

Interesting Features at CES 2020

Hey everybody, Michael Gortenburg here. I just got back to Kansas City after attending the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). For those who might not know, CES is an annual tradeshow that features the latest consumer technologies making their introduction into the consumer market, from wearable technologies to smart house devices. The show attracts some …

Travel Notes: Israel

Hello friends! Michael Gortenburg here and greetings from Kansas City! As you may have guessed from some of my earlier posts, I am an avid traveler. I always take advantage of any chance that I can to get away and experience another place or culture. I think it is good for the soul, and it …

3 Strategies to Help You Acquire Premium Real Estate Investments

Before my partner and I built the foundation for Eighteen Capital Group (18CG), I started buying and flipping residential properties around the age of 36. Flipping residential homes in the Kansas City area soon became a passion of mine, and a few years later with a couple of flips under my belt, I was ready …

Make Moving Day Easy

They say that moving into a new home can be one of the most stressful things that a person can deal with. Maybe that’s because there are a lot of things to consider: the commute to work, the kids’ new schools, learning how to get around the general area and more…there’s a lot. In fact, …

Kansas City Knows BBQ!!

There are many areas of the country where you can find great barbecue, but there’s something special about Kansas City. One of the reasons Kansas City stands out is the high concentration of amazing barbecue restaurants we have in a relatively small area. Today, there are over 100 area barbecue establishments, each boasting its personal …

Travel: Notes on Italia

Over the past two years, I have been fortunate enough to travel to many different extraordinary destinations. From the lesser known coastal towns of the Balkans to the ancient cities of the Middle East – I’ve seen a lot outside of Kansas City. One of the most distinct places that immediately comes to mind has …

Welcome!

by Michael Gortenburg, Founding Principal of Eighteen Capital Group (18CG) My name is Michael Gortenburg and I’d like to welcome you to my new blog. This is the first post in what will be a collection of insights from a lifetime spent as an entrepreneur, businessman, investor and real estate enthusiast. I also hope to …


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