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Part two of the T-12 walk with Theo. You’ll want to listen in to learn even more details about the trailing 12. It’s important to understand this statement so you don’t make a bad decision on a deal that costs you money. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“The total income - total operating expenses is what’s used to determine the value of the property”

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Last week’s syndication school episodes were all about the rent roll. This week, Theo is talking about the T-12 (trailing 12, profit & loss statement) it has different names sometimes, but we’ll refer to it as simply the T-12. We’ve provided a free T-12 from an actual deal in the notes below. You’ll need to know how to read this statement for your apartment syndication business. If you never plan to buy larger apartment buildings, you’ll still need this skill for smaller properties if you want to accurately perform your due diligence. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Gross potential rent on the T-12 and the rent roll should be pretty close”

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Direct download: JF_1639_-_SS_41_-_Series_15_-_Part_3.mp3
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Steven considers himself a “beginning” investor… Who has 150 properties purchased in his first two years of investing. Maybe not quite a beginner in a lot of eyes, but for himself and his goals, he’s just getting started. We’ll take a dive into how he has been able to scale to the level he is currently at in just two years. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Whenever you take on the decision to cut overhead, it’s a trade off” - Steven Pesavento

Steven Pesavento Real Estate Background:

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In one summer, Chandler signed up 450 homes on pest control contracts, putting about $96k in his pocket. He still leads sales reps, and points out the direct correlation between success in sales and being a successful real estate investor. Most important trait for success in either field? Chandler says hard work will get you there, but he also has tactics to share. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I’ve gotten more creative as time has gone on” - Chandler David Smith

Chandler David Smith Real Estate Background:

  • Real estate investor for the last 5 years
  • Invested in 60 doors that gross $300k per year
  • Based in Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Say hi to him at chandlerdavidsmith.com
  • Best Ever Book: Happiness Advantage

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Christian and his company help people establish their own nonprofit organizations. You’ve probably heard how complicated and time consuming the process is, clouded with red tape that takes months to years to clear up. Changemakers is here to help minimize those hassles and get your giving back efforts established more efficiently than what is typical. Hear some great tips on how to establish your own efficiently, or hear how Christian and his team can help. We’re only on this earth for a short period of time, it’s important to try to make it better while we’re here. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Someone wants to create a non profit because they see a need that is not being filled” - Christian LeFer

Christian Lefer Real Estate Background:

  • Founder and CEO of Changemakers
  • Starts and manages 501(c)3’s for successful business owners, investors, execs and celebrities
  • Has raised millions and run many campaigns during his decade-plus of fundraising
  • Based in Denver, CO
  • Say hi to him at https://changemakers.world/
  • Free PDF for starting a 501(c)3 www.changemakers.world/realestate

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Steve wanted to make more money, but felt bad for doing it. He first had to overcome that mindset, after he realized it was okay to work less and earn more, he was able to build a business over the past two years. He’s flipping houses, and just closed on a 20 unit. We’ll he’ll tactical advice from some of his deals, as well as how to build a great team and leverage other people's’ skill sets. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

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“If you don’t have the necessary relationships, partner with someone who does” - Steve Streit

Steve Streit Real Estate Background:

  • Real estate investor focused on developing key areas in Detroit
  • Flipped over 70 houses in the last 18 months, actively buying 1-2 houses a week, and has a portfolio of 50 units and actively looking for more multifamily units
  • Based in Detroit, MI
  • Say hi to him at https://www.stevemovesmichigan.com/  
  • Best Ever Book: Never Split The Difference

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Today we’ll hear from a Cincinnati investor who is currently doing about 15 flips per year, and growing. Eric will share a lot of his experience with us today, he’ll reveal a lot of great information about the Cincinnati market and the range of deals he likes to tackle. We’ll also learn about his Master Lease Option deal that he is still working with. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“When you’re talking with the seller, you want to keep the numbers simple” - Eric Kottner

Eric Kottner Real Estate Background:

  • Full time investor since 2006
  • Has done 15 of his own flips and owns 30 units
  • Based in Cincinnati, OH
  • Say hi to him at https://cincyturnkey.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The Productivity Graph

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We are continuing our discussion and break down of the rent today. I don’t need to explain much here, if you want to know more about the rent roll for apartment syndication purposes, tune in. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Market rent is what the unit should be renting for, the current rent is how much the tenant is being charged”

Free document for this episode:

http://bit.ly/rentroll

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Direct download: JF_1633_SS_40_-_Series_15_-_Part_2.mp3
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This episode is all about the Rent Roll. What is it? How do you get it? Why do you need it? All of these questions and more are answered in this episode of Syndication School. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“By the end of these two episodes, you’re going to learn what a rent roll is, how to obtain it, why you need it, and other important things to look for”

Free document for this episode:

http://bit.ly/rentroll

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Direct download: JF_1632_SS_39_-_Series_15_-_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am EST

Corey saw real estate success early in life, not his own, but his step dad at the time was wildly successful, and it was from real estate. After that, Corey read Rich Dad Poor Dad and started his own real estate journey. He was doing well, a lot of people saw him as having massive success. But one day, he realized he was too consumed with work, missed his son’s game, and realized this was not his idea of success. Now hear how he balances real estate success AND family success. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I used to say I wish I could own an apartment building, but on that day I said, how can I own an apartment building” - Corey Peterson

Corey Peterson Real Estate Background:

  • Owner of Kahuna Investments, an apartment investing company
  • Has managed and acquired over $95 million in real estate
  • Host of the Multi-Family Legacy Podcast
  • Based in Phoenix, AZ
  • Say hi to him at https://kahunainvestments.com/
  • Best Ever Book: The Richest Man In Babylon

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am EST

Raising enough money to complete the large deals that John and his company do takes a lot of trial and error, and on the job learning. Figuring out what works and what doesn’t work when raising money can be a painful process, so can scaling a real estate business. Lucky for you, John shares his experience and knowledge on the show for free, so you can learn from his mistakes and successes. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Always be an integrity based business, do what you say you’re going to do, and be transparent” - John Rubino

John Rubino Real Estate Background:

  • COO/Founder of JID Investments
  • Among many responsibilities, John raises private capital for projects, resulting in investment of $16.6M+ with revenue of $8.9M+
  • Based in Washington D.C.
  • Say hi to him at https://www.jidinvestments.com/
  • Best Ever Book: How To Win Friends And Influence People

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Today we’re welcoming back James to share some passive investing knowledge with us. He recently wrote a book on the subject, and has spent a lot of his real estate investing career dealing with passive investors himself. If you are a passive investor, you’ll want to tune in and hear how to vet sponsors, deals, and other aspects to evaluate before handing over your hard earned cash. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Different asset classes have different timing requirements” - James Kandasamy

James Kandasamy Real Estate Background:

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Brent is back to share more great knowledge with us (see his first episode below). He is an investor in Detroit, focusing on the revitalization of the city. Brent excels at finding the areas of Detroit that are just beginning to turn around, and start buying before other investors catch on. How does he do it? Find out by hitting play. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“When you see young couple with kids and dogs in the area, and look completely out of place, you know there is something going on in that area” - Brent Maxwell

Brent Maxwell Real Estate Background:

 

  • Real estate investor whose personal and professional stories align with the recovery of Detroit
  • Has a passion for the “limping” sections of Detroit and helps people buy into a piece of the city’s recovery

 

 

  • Based in Detroit, MI
  • Best Ever Book: The One Thing by Gary Keller

 

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For this week’s Follow Along Friday, Joe and Theo are answering another list of questions from a listener. This conversation can resonate with every level of investor because some of the tips and advice they offer are things we should always be working on, even if we consider ourselves real estate professionals. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“You have three paths to obtain the property, earn the money, partner with someone with money, or owner financing”

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am EST

Part 6: Two more deal finding case studies

Yesterday Theo talked to us and walked us through an example of cold texting to find an apartment syndication deal. Today, we get two more case studies of deal finding. One case study is from Joe on how he was able to secure a couple of deals over every other investor fighting for one of them. The other case study is with a previous guest, Daniel Ameduri on how he eliminates his competition in the market. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Free document for this episode:

http://bit.ly/freedoc9

Daniels episode explaining his strategy:

https://joefairless.com/podcast/jf1106-how-to-find-owner-financing-deals-with-daniel-amedu

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you have someone who wants to downgrade to a 1 BR, you can send them to your property across the street”

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Direct download: JF_1626_-_SS_38_-_Series_14_-_Part_6.mp3
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Part 5: Cold Texting

Welcome back to syndication school! This week, Theo is wrapping up the series on “how to find your first apartment community”. Today he’ll be covering cold texting owners of apartment buildings and communities. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“To find owners who are motivated to sell, you have a few options”

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Growing up, Pete watched his Grandma own a lot of real estate and seemingly do whatever she wanted to do. He set goals to be the same way when he grew up. As life so often does, Pete was thrown some curveballs. He found himself homeless, joined the Navy, and then started working on a fund and platform that allowed anyone to invest in real estate and reap the benefits. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“95% of seniors saw a 50% reduction in pain from using cannabis” - Pete Asmus

Pete Asmus Real Estate Background:

  • High performance real estate investor with a passion for creating smart investment opportunities for anyone, no matter their financial status.
  • Raised over $10 Million last year for high end flips and small business start ups
  • Based in Los Angeles, CA
  • Say hi to him at pete@peteasmus.com
  • Best Ever Book: The One Thing

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This episode takes a little bit of a dive into the mindset and habits that are needed to take one’s self from a place you’re not happy with, to thriving both personally and professionally. We also hear about how to build large businesses and even open our own banks. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Focus on the value, not the price” - Angelo Christian

Angelo Christian Real Estate Background:

  • CEO of Christian Financial
  • 15 years of experience in the real estate industry
  • Went from poor and living in his car to a self made millionaire
  • Nationwide lender, one of the top leaders in Houston
  • Based in Houston, TX
  • Say hi to him at www.officialangelochristian.com
  • Best Ever Book: Dream Big

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EST

Aaron has been on before, this time he’s talking about how he is setting up his children to succeed after he is gone. This is important for obvious reasons, and some less obvious reasons. Hear why Aaron is doing this, and how he is able to do it for himself, and help others do the same. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“They want to leave a legacy for their kids, but by the time the grandson takes over, it gets destroyed” - Aaron Chapman

Aaron Chapman Real Estate Background:

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Paul had everything most newer real estate investors want; a large business with a lot of units and employees. He began to want something else however, cashed out and took up modeling in Asia! Now he and his family are back in the States and building another real estate business, hear why this time is better than the first. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“No deal will go through perfectly and you have to plan on that” - Paul Nagaoka

Paul Nagaoka Real Estate Background:

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

Social media. It consumes a lot of people at all times of the day. Today, Joe and Theo are answering a question sent in from a listener asking about social media and it’s importance for real estate investors, especially just starting out in apartment syndications. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“At this point in time in our culture, you’re not allowed to be closed off”

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am EST

Part 4: 9 More Ways to Find Off-Market Deals

Don’t need much description and intro here. We’re continuing last episode’s focus on finding off market deals. Let’s get to it! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“If you build a relationship with them, they might know and tell you who is looking to sell soon”


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Direct download: JF_1619_SS_36_-_Series_14_-_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04am EST

Part 3: The Main Way To Find Off-Market Apartment Deals

Last week Theo began discussing how to find properties for you to syndicate. We heard about on market properties, now it’s time to start talking about off market properties. When it comes to syndicating large apartment communities, you will not be alone in your hunt for deals. Having a few different sources and avenues to explore can only help your business. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“A lot of people who do direct mail campaigns will use online tools to build a list”

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From no job and submitting endless amounts of job applications to entrepreneur and financial independence, all in just 6 years time. Grant got his start by getting certified with Google Ad Words and hit the ground running, getting into real estate investing along the way. Hear how he was able to work his way up to a $500k income per year in a fairly short amount of time. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I quickly learned what was most important to y buyers was to look good for their boss” - Grant Sabatier

Grant Sabatier Real Estate Background:

  • Creator of Millennial Money and host of multiple finance podcasts
  • Writes about personal finance, investing, entrepreneurship, and mindfulness and has been featured in over 200 media outlets
  • Based in New York City, NY
  • Say hi to him at https://millennialmoney.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Art of Living

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Direct download: JF_1617_Grant_Sabatier.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am EST

Diego came to the United States as an immigrant with his parent when he was nine years old. He is a DACA recipient and is successfully working full time while building his real estate business. From his first house hack, to strictly investment properties, and even some AirBnb’s, Diego has a vast range of real estate knowledge to share with us today. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Invest for cash flow, not hoping for appreciation” - Diego Corzo

Diego Corzo Real Estate Background:

  • 28 year old DACA recipient
  • Bought first house at 23, started house hacking, now owns 18 doors
  • Based in Austin, TX
  • Say hi to him at http://diegocorzo.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Dot Com Secrets

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EST

Steven is a returning guest who has built an incredible development business. One of his strategies is to build four unit buildings, rather than single family homes or large apartment buildings. He has been doing that for years and has a very large portfolio because of it. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“Our goal is to be 1% cap rate higher than the market” - Steven Bond

Steven Bond Real Estate Background:

  • Co-founder of Fourplex Investment Group (FIG)
  • FIG has sold over $400M in 6 years in and they have a turn-key multifamily investment vehicle for investors nationally and internationally
  • Hosting The Intermountain Real Estate Investment Summit in February 2019
  • Listen to his previous episode: JF485: BYU Dropout Began During the RECESSION and WON!
  • Based in Provo, UT
  • Say hi to him at http://www.fig.us/

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am EST

Alex has a very specific way of investing, and he’s here today to tell us about it. He has seen a lot of success so far, and has also helped others do the same. Hear about his strategy in today’s episode. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!

Best Ever Tweet:

“I haven’t even been to most of the properties” - Alex Felice

Alex Felice Real Estate Background:

  • Invests in long distance single-family real estate
  • Commercial banker in Las Vegas
  • Owns 7 houses currently and is known for doing complete rehabs in just 8 weeks
  • Based in Las Vegas, NV
  • Say hi to him at https://www.brokeisachoice.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Sapiens

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Direct download: JF_1614_Alex_Felice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

Joe received an email with a lot of apartment syndication questions recently. He decided to make an entire episode answering the questions. The questions Joe will be answering are:

I was curious about syndication deal structure. I'm curious what types of deal structures are typical as far as preferred return vs equity split?

For instance, if you offer a 6% preferred return, what kind of equity split is reasonable? How does that split change if you move to an 8% preferred return?

Also, length of investment. What's your experience with how fast investors are generally looking to get their money back? 3-5 years? 10 years?

Lastly, refinancing. Does Ashcroft capital keep investors in the deal after refinancing and paying back initial capital? If so, does the equity split change at that point?

Best Ever Tweet:

“I want them to have significant upside for performing well on the deal”

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:18am EST

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