Darin is an author with five books on real estate investing published, a former bank owner and board of director member, an owner and asset manager of over $50M in Heartland Investment Real Estate and known as one of America’s top “Go To Guys” for all things multi-family.

"One of the Few Experts That I TRUST!”

-Dan S. Kennedy;  NO BS Renowned Author and Business Consultant

First and foremost Darin Garman is a husband (30+ Years) and father of three who lives in Marion, Iowa. Darin is a "go to" multi-family owner, investor, , broker, author and self improvement experimenter going on 32 years. Darin is the author of the popular “The 9 Month Investment” as well as “Paranoid Banker Secrets – A Conservative Investors Guide To Double Digit Returns In Any Economy“, "Getting Rich In Real Estate Partnerships", “Turning PRO As A Real Estate Investor”, “Paranoid Investor” “Renter Nation” and "Half A Billion Sold!".  Darin operates five real estate related companies in Cedar Rapids, IA and is frequently guests on radio talk shows, podcastst and TV news related to multi-family investment real estate as well as physical and mental self-improvement.


Darin is active in the lives of his family and has attended as coach or parent more athletic activities than one can count. The main sports he attended either as coach or in lawn chair or bleachers are football, soccer and wrestling with two of Darin's kids playing NCAA Division I sports.

Darin’s favorite “hobby” is to spend time with friends and family at his lake home in Arnolds Park, IA

Darin has amassed a diverse (and certainly interesting) roster of credentials:

Graduated Bishop Garrigan High School Algona, Iowa in 1985 – they were POSSIBLY glad to get rid of him???

All State Football Player in High School.

Criminology Degree University of Northern Iowa 1989 BA.  Attended UNI on athletic scholarship and played Center on the offensive line.   At 5'11" tall once weighed as much as 257 pounds, could bench press 440 pounds and squat 665 pounds competitively.

Born into a single parent family as an only child. Grew up in a small two-bedroom home with Mother, Grandmother, Grandfather and Uncle.

1989 – 1990 Prison Guard – Iowa Department of Corrections.

1990 – 1992 Prison Activities Consultant Iowa Department of Corrections. “The Repo Man” to the inmates.

Quit Job with the Department of Corrections As A Result of Reading “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill in 1992. Almost caused a riot in the prison when he told the inmates, as a joke, the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders were coming to take photos with them. Problem: Many inmates actually believed it! 

Unofficial Record Holder of Most Apartment Buildings Sold By One Person – $1B+ in sales volume….in Iowa!

“Go To Guy” for many investors, real estate brokers and self-improvement junkies across the US and Canada now for about 32 years.

Founder of Heartland Investment Real Estate and its Funds I – XII.

Founder and Manager of Heartland Investment Partners.

Tenacious self-promoter.

54 years old.

Direct Ownership and Management in over $50,000,000 of apartments and investment real estate in Eastern Iowa.

Darin received his academic degree from the University of Northern Iowa but received his life degree from the School of Hard Knocks, Murphy’s Law and What Goes Around Comes Around.  Major influences in Darin’s life and philosophy are Dan Kennedy, Robert Ringer, his Uncle Tom Garman, Oprah Winfrey and his main inspiration is his wife Gina.

His podcast, The Paranoid Banker Podcast  — focuses on investment as well as physical and mental improvement. — is a mainstay for many people wanting an edge in not only investing but also being the best person they can be.  Darin also does Podcasts for Apartment Property Owners (landlords) as well as Commercial Real Estate Brokers.

Darin's weekly emails he sends to his subscribers has been noted as ONE OF THE TEN EMAIL LISTS YOU NEED TO BE ON!

Darin's Twitter account is not too bad either and you and see what he is up to.

Of course you can also connect on with Darin as well.  You can also simply email him at  darin@heartlandinvestmentpartners.com