Patrick Grimes’ Bio
Founder and CEO of Invest on Main Street

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Patrick Grimes is the Founder and CEO of Invest on Main Street. He has over fourteen years of experience in active real estate investment, purchasing distressed assets, renovating, and stabilizing for long-term cash flow. His 372M portfolio includes 3101 units in multifamily apartment communities in the emerging markets across Texas and the southeastern United States.

Patrick currently co-sponsors syndications with strengths in underwriting, conducting due-diligence, authoring pitch decks and raising equity with 20M+ invested from his network of passive investors. He can be also assists as a key principle – loan guarantor with Fannie and Freddie experience.

Patrick co-authored an Amazon #1 best-selling book, Persistence, Pivots, and Game Changers.

As an inductee into the Forbes Real Estate Council, Patrick authors Forbes thought leadership articles and contributes to Forbes Expert Panels on investing and commercial real estate.

A leader in the high-tech space, he contracts to design and build one-of-a-kind manufacturing automation and robotic systems through his other company, Protomation Systems, LLC.

Patrick also holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Engineering and an MBA.

Shortest Bio

Patrick Grimes is the Founding CEO of InvestOnMainStreet.com, a private equity firm with a mission to enhance busy professionals’ quality of life by providing tax shielded and inflation hedged passive investments.


He has over fourteen years of experience in active real estate investment, purchasing distressed assets, renovating, and stabilizing for long-term cash-flow. His company’s 300M+ portfolio includes 3000+ units in multifamily apartment communities in the emerging markets across Texas and the southeastern United States.


Patrick co-authored an Amazon #1 best-selling book, Persistence, Pivots, and Game Changers and writes articles on investing and commercial real estate for Forbes and Inman author. Patrick holds a Bachelors in Engineering, a Master of Science in Engineering and an MBA.

Short Bio

Patrick is the CEO and Founder of Invest on Main Street with holdings that include general partner ownership of a multifamily real estate portfolio valued over $372M, including 3,000+ units across the southeastern United States and Texas.

Patrick has been active in real estate investment since 2007, including purchasing land and distressed assets, renovating them, and stabilizing them for long-term cash flow. ​Patrick founded Invest on Main Street to help investors build wealth through tax-advantaged cash flow and appreciation while limiting their exposure to market volatility and inflation. All the while, providing a safer, cleaner and improved living experience for the residents.

On the Forbes Real Estate Council, he authors thought leadership articles and contributes to expert panels for Forbes on investing and commercial real estate

He co-authored an Amazon #1 best selling book, Persistence, Pivots and Game Changers, Turning Challenges Into Opportunities.

Patrick holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA and a Master of Science in Engineering.

When not doing real estate, his company, Protomation Systems, LLC, contracts the design and build one-of-a-kind manufacturing automation and robotic systems. He is also an avid traveler, mountaineer, kite surfer, and adventure sports enthusiast.

Long Bio

Patrick is a design engineer and CEO and Founder of Invest on Main Street, LLC. His real estate holdings include general partner ownership of a multifamily and single-family real estate portfolio valued over $372M, including 3,000+ units across the southeastern United States and Texas.

Patrick has been active in real estate investment since 2007, including purchasing land and distressed assets, renovating them, and stabilizing them for long-term cash flow. To scale his real estate portfolio, Patrick moved from single family to multifamily investing and founded Invest on Main Street, a private equity firm specializing in multifamily value-add projects in emerging markets. The firm’s mission is to help investors build wealth through tax-advantaged cash flow and appreciation while limiting their exposure to market volatility and inflation. All the while, providing a safer, cleaner and improved living experience for the residents.

Patrick was inducted into the Forbes Real Estate Council, an invitation-only community of executives that meet to discuss the latest topics and contribute to Forbes thought leadership articles on investing and commercial real estate.

He co-authored an Amazon #1 best selling book, Persistence, Pivots and Game Changers, Turning Challenges Into Opportunities. His co-authors included the lead guitarist of Def Leppard, host of The Real Estate Guys Radio Show, NBA/NFL championship coaches/players, and other entrepreneurs and actors.

Through Patrick’s company, Protomation Systems, LLC, he contracts with machine design firms to conceptualize, design and build one-of-a-kind manufacturing automation and robotic systems primarily for the medical device, EV and aerospace industries.

Patrick holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of the Pacific and an MBA and a Master of Science in Engineering from San Jose State University.

A native Californian, Patrick is an avid traveler, mountaineer, kite surfer, and adventure sports enthusiast. He currently lives with his wife in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Patrick is the CEO and Founder of Invest on Main Street with holdings that include general partner ownership of a multifamily real estate portfolio valued over $372M, including 3,000+ units across the southeastern United States and Texas.

Patrick has been active in real estate investment since 2007, including purchasing land and distressed assets, renovating them, and stabilizing them for long-term cash flow. Patrick founded Invest on Main Street to help investors build wealth through tax-advantaged cash flow and appreciation while limiting their exposure to market volatility and inflation. All the while, providing a safer, cleaner and improved living experience for the residents.

On the Forbes Real Estate Council, he authors thought leadership articles and contributes to expert panels for Forbes on investing and commercial real estate

He co-authored an Amazon #1 best selling book, Persistence, Pivots and Game Changers, Turning Challenges Into Opportunities.

Patrick holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA and a Master of Science in Engineering.

When not doing real estate, his company, Protomation Systems, LLC, contracts the design and build one-of-a-kind manufacturing automation and robotic systems. He is also an avid traveler, mountaineer, kite surfer, and adventure sports enthusiast.

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