Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Eric Rice, CEO of Rice Pegger Capital, specializes in mixed-use and multifamily properties. He emphasizes the stability of mixed-use buildings and shares his journey in the industry. Eric highlights the challenges of scaling and attracting investors, stressing the importance of networking, education, and taking action.

Eric Rice | Real Estate Background

  • Rice Pegher Capital
  • Based in:  Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portfolio: 220 Units
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  • Best Ever Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

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On this episode of the Best Ever Show, Slocomb Reed interviews Jeff Holst, a real estate investor and serial entrepreneur. They discuss various topics, including Jeff's background, his current focus on value-add investing and office spaces, and the opportunities in the Detroit and Chattanooga markets. Jeff emphasizes the importance of developing expertise in a specific geographic area and asset class to reduce risk and increase returns.

Jeff Holst | Real Estate Background

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Michael Guthrie, an investor relations professional, shares his experience in raising capital for real estate deals. He discusses his journey from single-family homes to multifamily properties and triple net leases.

Michael Guthrie | Real Estate Background

  • Pacific Capital LLC
  • Based in: Scottsdale AZ
  • Portfolio: 8800+ apt 2400 as GP rest as LP
  • Best Ever Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad
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Wendell Butler, President of Hammerhead Capital Inc., shares his journey into real estate investing and his focus on multifamily properties, fix and flips, and new construction. He discusses the challenges of navigating the real estate market during a time of rising interest rates and inflated prices.

Joel Owens | Real Estate Background

  • President of Hammerhead Capital Inc.
  • Based in: Charlotte, NC
  • Portfolio: 43 units, 4 buildings, one condo, one duplex, one 8-unit (about to sell), and one 32 unit
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: How to Invest in Real Estate with No (and low) Money Down

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Joel Owens, owner of NNN Invest, focuses on single-tenant net lease properties. He emphasizes tenant quality, location, and lease terms for safe, passive investments. Joel advises setting goals and taking small steps to achieve them.

Joel Owens | Real Estate Background

  • NNN INVEST
  • Based in: Canton, GA
  • Portfolio:100k+ SQ ft of various single tenant buildings
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Investing in Retail Properties by Gary Rappaport.

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Scott Kidd, a yacht captain and real estate investor, emphasizes the importance of relationships, networking, and effective leadership in managing multifamily properties. He highlights the opportunities in the Columbus, Ohio market.

Scott Kidd | Real Estate Background

  • Yachtie Real Estate Investors
  • Based in: Jensen Beach, Florida
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Who Not How by Benjamin Hardy and Dan Sullivan

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Andy Borses, Managing Partner for Investor Relations with BiCoastal LLC, invests in value-add multifamily properties and an assisted living facility. He emphasizes mentorship, thorough Due Diligence, and giving back through teaching.

Andy Borses | Real Estate Background

  • Buycoastal LLC
  • Based in: Santa Clarita, CA
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss

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Sharon Riddle, partner at Excalibur Investments of Texas, transitioned from single-family rentals to multifamily properties. She emphasizes conservative underwriting, broker relationships, and personal communication. Her key advice: stand out by solving brokers' problems and always communicate directly.

Sharon Riddle | Real Estate Background

  • Excalibre Investments of Texas, LLC.
  • Based in: Denton, Texas
  • Portfolio: 3507 units
  • Say hi to her at:
  • Best Ever Book: Second Chance by Robert Kiyosaki

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Chris Kohnen, CIO of the Ackerman Group, focuses on B-class assets in Midwest secondary markets. Emphasizing supply-demand ratios, affordability, and cap rates, he stresses industry sophistication and understanding competition.

Chris Kohnen | Real Estate Background

  • Chief Investment Officer at Ackermann Group
  • Based in: Cincinnati
  • Portfolio: 24 Multifamily Apartment Communities, totaling 4,529 units
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  • Best Ever Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear

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Boris Dorfman, of LBC Capital Income Fund, specializes in fast hard money lending for residential and commercial real estate, excluding offices. He lends in California and major metros, focusing on speed and quick closings. He highlights hard money loans for short hold periods, rehab construction, and financing properties banks may reject.

Boris Dorfman | Real Estate Background

  • LBC Capital Income Fund
  • Based in: Los Angeles, CA
  • Portfolio: 15 unit multi-family, 26 units multi-family under construction, multiple SFR 1-4 units
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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Ronald Rohde, an industrial triple net investor and real estate attorney, shares his expertise in industrial real estate investing. He explains why he chose industrial properties over other asset classes and the benefits of triple net leases. Ron discusses the importance of underwriting tenants and understanding their financials. He also shares insights on adding value to industrial properties, dealing with tenant vacancies, and the challenges of securing debt. Ron emphasizes the need for active management and the importance of storytelling in communication.

Ronald Rohde | Real Estate Background

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Levi Allen, founder of Wealth Creation Asset Management, offers insights on navigating the multifamily market. He also discusses the effects of new deliveries and concessions on rentals and shares strategies for maintaining high occupancy rates.

Levi Allen | Real Estate Background

  • Wealth Creation Asset Management
  • Based in: Utah
  • Portfolio: Sponsor and Owner operator of 700+ units consisting of 10 multifamily projects.
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book:  Who Not How by Dan Sullivan by Benjamin Hardy

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Tony Hawk shares his incredible journey from struggling young skater to global icon in the world of skateboarding. He discusses overcoming early challenges, building his career, and driving the sport's popularity through innovative ventures and media. Hawk's story highlights the power of passion, perseverance, and creativity in turning a personal passion into a worldwide phenomenon.

Tony Hawk | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of Birdhouse, a skateboarding company and video game line one of best skateboarders of all time
  • Tony Hawk Foundation, he provides grants and technical assistance for new park in low-income areas
  • Based in Encinitas, California
  • Say hi to him at:

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Jade Laye, an investor and lawyer, shifted from single-family homes to multifamily properties in 2015. He emphasizes education, networking, positive cash flow, and supporting Christian missions.

Jade Laye | Real Estate Background

  • Laye Capital
  • Based in: Houston, TX
  • Portfolio: 1150+ units across 5 assets
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: The Bible

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Daris Cassidy, CEO of FunSom and Principal at VeraVest and Fairway America, highlights real estate market challenges, the shift to income-producing assets, the importance of experienced managers, and understanding investment financials.

Daris Cassidy | Real Estate Background

  • FundSomm, Verivest, and Fairway America
  • Based in: Portland, OR
  • Portfolio: $1.2B Portfolio Gross Asset Value Portfolio
  • Say hi to him at:

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Stas Grinberg, co-founder of Vision and Beyond, stresses the importance of being close to investments and vertical integration. He highlights their focus on Miami developments and discusses market challenges like inflation, interest rates, and finding good deals in the Midwest.

Stas Grinberg | Real Estate Background

  • Vision & Beyond Capital Investments
  • Based in: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Portfolio: +3,650 units
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: The Fountainhead and My Glorious Brothers

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Brandon Jenkins, a multifamily syndicator and capital raising coach, discusses his background, investor sentiment, and capital-raising challenges. He stresses clear communication, early investor conversations, avoiding single-industry markets, and embracing discomfort.

Brandon Jenkins | Real Estate Background

  • Birch Prosper
  • Based in: Washington, DC
  • Portfolio: 2,953 apartment units
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller

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Brian Spear, co-founder of Sunrise Capital Investors, discusses investing in mobile home parks, their buy-improve-refinance-hold strategy, and the importance of finding motivated sellers. He highlights opportunities from institutional sellers and emphasizes a long-term strategy and flexible debt terms.

Brian Spear | Real Estate Background

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Cory Harelson, a value-add mobile home parks investor, shares his background and current focus on investing in mobile home parks. He discusses the advantages of investing in the markets of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati, which he calls the Bourbon Triangle. Harelson explains his strategy of finding value-add parks in great locations and transforming them into desirable communities.

Cory Harelson | Real Estate Background

  • Freedom Investing Group LLC
  • Based in: Boise, Idaho
  • Portfolio: 368 MH / RV park units.
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: The Rock Warrior's Way by Arno Ilgner

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Hemant Pawar is a real estate investor who focuses on larger multifamily syndication properties. He started with smaller properties and gradually moved up to larger syndications. His motivation for getting into real estate was to have more time for himself and to help others. Hemant's current goal is to help new investors get their first deals and create a community of operator-investors.

Hemant Pawar | Real Estate Background

  • Owner/Jewel Equity & Zen Abode Group
  • Based in: Palo Alto, CA
  • Portfolio: 1500+ units in 9 states
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Life Philosophy through the Peanuts cartoon strips.

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On this episode of the Best Ever Show, Leo Rosansky joins Slocomb Reed. He shares insights on his background, development focus, capital structure, targeted hold periods, and lessons learned from his experiences. The conversation also delves into mistakes made, best advice, and ways to give back to the community.

Lior Rozhansky | Real Estate Background

  • Flora Capital
  • Based in: Boston, MA
  • Portfolio: ~30 smaller multifamily buildings in the Boston area. ~100 units, ~$35M AUM, and about $20M in projects under development
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Peebles Principles - Don Peebles

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On this episode of the Best Ever Show, James Bohan joins Slocomb Reed. Their conversations covers a wide range of topics, including real estate investing, hotel investments, covered land plays, and the attractiveness of Coeur d 'Alene, Idaho as a market for investing. James Bohan, a CPA and real estate investor, shares insights into his background, investment strategies, and the factors that make Coeur d 'Alene an appealing market for hotel investments.

James Bohan | Real Estate Background

  • Stonehan
  • Based in: Coeur d Alene, ID
  • Portfolio: 1 SFR, one 10-key hotel, farm, CFO of modular development company with 205 MF units in development
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Bible

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Dave Walcott, CEO of Pantheon Investments, shares his background and current focus in real estate investing. He discusses the importance of building wealth through alternative assets and diversification. Dave highlights the opportunities in the energy sector and private credit, emphasizing the benefits of tax efficiency, predictable passive income, and lucrative upside potential.

Dave Walcott | Real Estate Background

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On this episode of the Best Ever Show, Joe Fairless joins Hillel L. Presser. He shares insights on asset protection and the importance of safeguarding personal and business assets. He discusses strategies for becoming uncollectible and judgment-proof, including the use of protective entities, exemptions, liens, and equity strips.

Hillel L. Presser | Real Estate Background

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Sean Burton, CEO of CityView, shares insights on multifamily investment, market trends, and the current market cycle. He also discusses the impact of AI on business and society, as well as his experiences in civic engagement and community development. The conversation provides valuable lessons for investors and professionals in the real estate industry.

Sean Burton | Real Estate Background

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Adrian Pannozzo, CEO of Generational Wealth, Inc., shares insights on transitioning from residential to commercial multifamily real estate, the challenges of managing multiple properties, the Toronto real estate market, and the impact of vertical integration on his business. He also discusses his transition from law enforcement to real estate investing, the mistakes he made, and the lessons he learned. Adrian's commitment to giving back and his passion for helping beginner investors are evident throughout the conversation.

Adrian Pannozzo | Real Estate Background

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Paul Coonrod is a real estate entrepreneur with a diverse portfolio spanning over 2 million square feet. Based in Houston, Texas, he founded and manages Pagewood, a vertically integrated operator specializing in industrial, multifamily, adaptive reuse, mixed-use, and office properties. His unique blend of experiences informs his strategic approach to property management and investment.

Paul Coonrod | Real Estate Background

  • Pagewood
  • Based in:  Houston, Texas
  • Portfolio: 8 projects, 2.1 million square feet, +152 multifamily units
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Principles by Ray Daleo

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Venkat Avasarala, CEO of Striker Properties, discusses real estate development, focusing on new construction, market dynamics, and interest rates. He explains his shift to commercial real estate, post-COVID affordability, property tax abatements, and syndication for funding, highlighting strategic decision-making.

Venkat Avasarala | Real Estate Background

  • Stryker Properties LLC
  • Based in: Dallas Texas
  • Portfolio: +1700 units in Development
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnigie

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Adnan Merchant, managing partner of MW Law, discusses real estate private equity law, market conditions, fund structures, and SEC enforcement. He emphasizes risk assessment and considering worst-case scenarios in investment decisions.

Adnan Merchant | Real Estate Background

  • MW Law
  • Based in: Dallas, TX
  • Portfolio: $1B in Transactions Annually
  • Say hi to him at
  • Best Ever Book: The Expanse Series by James S. A. Corey
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Brian Funk shares his journey from working in the family business to venturing into real estate investing. He discusses his experience with buy and hold properties, the challenges of self-managing, and the transition to short-term and midterm rentals. Brian also provides insights on finding deals, overcoming challenges, and the power of networking in real estate investing.

Brian Funk | Real Estate Background

  • True Endeavor Capital
  • Based in:  Pennsylvania
  • Portfolio: +90 Units
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
 
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