Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

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Dive deep into Brian Shafer's journey navigating the commercial real estate world. Brian discusses multifamily development economics, the potential of flex spaces, and how his early exposure to construction molded his investing career. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Cost Efficiency: Building multifamily efficiently could cost around $200 per square foot, which is almost half of some high-end developments.
  • Potential of Flex Spaces: With almost the same rent as multifamily but less than half the build cost, flex spaces present a lucrative opportunity. Consider structures like 16-foot ceilings and 14-foot bay doors to optimize rent.
  • Seeking Guidance: Both Brian and Ash stress the importance of seeking advice and understanding business models thoroughly before diving in. Recognize that there are resources available and don't hesitate to ask for help.


Brian Shafer | Real Estate Background

  • Prosper Real Estate Investments
  • Portfolio:
    • Multifamily, commercial, industrial, SFR Contracts
  • Based in: Iowa
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  • Best Ever Book: A Random Walk Down Wallstreet by Burton Malkiel
  • Greatest Lesson: Ask for help. Consult others with more experience to look over your deals and offer insight into things you may have missed.


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