Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever (Scaling)

Logan Rankin started out leading retail operations for a Fortune 50 company, but soon realized while he was working hard, his money wasn’t working hard for him. As he developed his financial literacy, he decided to take a big risk — he bought his first investment property, leaving only $7 in his bank account. Today, Logan owns 185 buildings totaling 1,923 units. In this episode, he shares how he’s been able to scale without partners or syndications, his tips for lead generation, and the number-one rule he lives by.

Logan Rankin | Real Estate Background

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode of Beyond Multifamily, Ash Patel shares his story of how he got started in real estate to demonstrate the hidden value of mixed-use buildings.

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Bruce Wuollet got his start in real estate by chasing tax lien foreclosures on single-family homes in 2002. That led to wholesaling, and by the time he was introduced to multifamily, he had flipped over 2,000 houses across Phoenix. Today, Bruce buys fix-and-hold multifamily properties in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas as founder and CEO of Bakerson. In this episode, Bruce discusses how he selects the right investors for buy & hold deals.

Bruce Wuollet | Real Estate Background

  • Founder and CEO of Bakerson, which buys fix-and-hold multifamily properties in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
  • Portfolio: GP of 1,000 units
  • Based in: Carefree, AZ
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Blind Ambition: How to Go from Victim to Visionary by Chad E. Foster
  • Greatest lesson: Inflation is not an increase in prices. Rather, it is the increase of money supply. And with that, appreciation is increased value MINUS inflation.

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Before becoming managing director of Gruszynski Capital, Gabe Gruszynski was a U.S. Marine, which led to a successful career in the telecom industry. He officially left the industry a few months ago, however, to focus on real estate with his wife. The two got into the business five years ago, and they’ve been focusing on multifamily, RV parks, and mobile home parks for the last two years. In this episode, Gabe dives into the numbers on his latest deals, explains why he likes to contact sellers directly, and shares how he became a commercial loan advisor.

Gabe Gruszynski | Real Estate Background

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Leka Devatha got into real estate in 2014 after moving to the U.S. from India in 2005. She has flipped single-family homes, office buildings, and multifamily real estate. Today, she is focused on doing her first multifamily syndication, for which she was able to raise $1M in four days. In this episode, Leka shares how she did it and why she invests solely for appreciation vs. cash flow, plus how she made $1M on a single flip.

Leka Devatha | Real Estate Background

  • President of Rehabit Homes, Inc., a company focused on residential and commercial redevelopment.
  • Portfolio: Flipped over 50 single-family homes and four commercial buildings.
  • Based in: Seattle, WA
  • Say hi to her at:

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Marine Corps veteran Wesley Yates didn’t even learn about syndication until he attended his first commercial real estate event in 2019. He started his group, VFR Capital Investments, that same year.

Wesley Yates | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder and CEO of VFR Capital Investments, a real estate investment and acquisitions company that is owned and operated by veterans and first responders.
  • Portfolio: GP of 1,510 units for $150M in AUM
  • Based in: Fort Worth, TX
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • Greatest Lesson: Take your time picking your team.

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Ken Gee is a longtime multifamily syndicator who recently started his own fund. Ken tells us what his journey has been like, what he’s learned, and what advice he has for other syndicators looking to make the same transition.

Ken Gee | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of KRI Partners, part of the KRI Group of companies, which is a real estate syndication and real estate private equity firm that specializes in the acquisition and management of multifamily apartment assets located in the South.
  • Portfolio:
    • They have completed 16 deals (10,000+ units) worth ~$50M.
    • They invest as LPs in all their deals, and Ken has personally invested in two deals as LP ($100,000).
    • They focus on B/C class value-add multifamily between 100–250 units.
    • They are GP of several syndications and one blind pool fund.
    • They also do some third-party management.
  • Based in: Cleveland, OH
  • Say hi to him at:

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

What’s the best way to find multifamily deals? According to Beau Beery, it’s having a good relationship with a broker! As a multifamily broker, Beau reveals how high-net-worth investors find and make deals, how they increase the probability of making more deals, and what you can learn from their strategies to scale your portfolio.

Beau Beery | Real Estate Background 

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

We’re sharing the top ten sessions from the Best Ever Conference 2021 as we gear up for the next Best Ever Conference at the Gaylord Rockies Convention Center in Colorado this February 24-26th.

In this episode, David Toupin—CEO of Real Estate Lab, a multifamily real estate software company—shares his social media hacks to help grow your real estate business.

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Check out David’s previous episode on the podcast: JF2039: Experience Shouldn’t Stop You From Starting With David Toupin

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Starting out as a Limited Partner, Joel Fine did everything he could to learn about multifamily syndication: he read books, listened to podcasts, and even asked to be part of a weekly GP meeting on one of his passive deals. In this episode, Joel discusses how he scaled from being a Limited Partner to a General Partner.

Joel Fine | Real Estate Background

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Melissa Elizondo wanted to branch out from her marketing firm and looked to add commercial real estate investments to her portfolio. In this episode, Melissa shares her current business strategy and analyzes her methods for closing on her first GP deal.

Melissa Elizondo | Real Estate Background

  • Partner at 1 Vision Capital which is a syndication group focused on converting existing landlords with single family portfolios into LPs on multifamily deals.
  • Portfolio: Limited Partner for 118-unit in Savannah, GA.
  • Full-time career as owner of marketing firm, Heartwood Marketing Solutions.
  • Based in: New Braunfels, Texas
  • Say hi to her at: 1visioncapital.com | Facebook and Instagram: @therealmelissaelizondo
  • Best Ever Book: The Energy of Money by Maria Nemeth Ph.D.

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In just 100 days, John Casmon closed $20,000,000 in multifamily deals. In this episode, John discusses how to find good deals during a pandemic, how to adapt your strategy, and how he was able to close on his profitable deals in such a short amount of time.

John Casmon | Real Estate Background

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Zain Jaffer transitioned from the tech space into commercial real estate, bringing with him a unique perspective on sourcing deals, forming partnerships, and streamlining systems to cut down on revenue and time cost. In this episode, Zain shares why trust among investors is vital to finding deals and how gatekeeping advice can harm not only your reputation, but future opportunities.

Zain Jaffer | Real Estate Background

  • General Partner at Bluefield Capital
  • Portfolio: GP on 400 units in family office, 4000+ at Bluefield Capital.
  • Focuses on multifamily, hospitality, senior care, and industrial.
  • Based in San Francisco, CA.
  • Say hi to him at: zain@proptechvc.com | https://www.bluefieldcap.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Blitzscaling by Chris Yeh

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

David Olds began investing in 2002 when he and his wife flipped their first house. Seeing the benefits of investing, David started to seek bigger deals in commercial real estate. Today, he has accumulated over 100 rental properties and continued to flip, having wholesaled over 1,000 deals. In this episode, David shares his secrets to wholesaling, how he survived two recessions, and how to maximize deals during market downturns.

 

David Olds | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Nationwide Property Liquidators
  • Portfolio: Wholesaled 1000+, Rehabbed to flip 27, Rehab to rent 30, 62 rentals.
  • 20 years of REI experience, both active and passive.
  • Based in: Chattanooga, TN
  • Say hi to him at: https://www.davidoldsrei.com/| nationwidepropertyliquidators.com
  • Socials: Instagram @davidoldsrei

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Category:Scaling -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

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