Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever (general)

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
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  • Best Ever Book: The Fountainhead and My Glorious Brothers

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Direct download: JF_3572_Stas_Grinberg.mp3
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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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Direct download: JF_3567_Lior_Rozhansky_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49am EDT

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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Direct download: JF_3562_Adrian_Pannozzoa.mp3
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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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Direct download: JF_3560_Venkrat_Avasarala_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22am EDT

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
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  • 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
 
Direct download: JF_3558_Brian_Funk_.mp3
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Julie Roy discusses her journey from running Montessori preschools to investing in triple net properties. She highlights the benefits and risks, the importance of early investing, and legacy wealth. Julie also shares her investment strategies and the value of knowledge sharing.

Julie Roy | Real Estate Background

  • WealthMasters
  • Based in: Elkhorn NE
  • Portfolio: +1500 Units GP/LP
  • Say hi to them at:
  • Best Ever Book: The Multi-Million Dollar Mompreneur by Julie Roy
Direct download: JF_3557_Julie_Roy-_1.mp3
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Jon Weiskopf, CEO of Blue Eyed Capital, shares his journey from a high-flying corporate job to real estate investing, focusing on affordable housing in the Midwest. He discusses his first deal, challenges with tenants, and the importance of redefining affordable housing.

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In this episode of the Best Ever Show, we’re bringing back a recent installment of the Best Ever Book Club from February. That month, the book club read TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, by Chris Anderson. In this discussion, Best Ever founder Joe Fairless joins host Paul Mueller to discuss the book, each of their biggest takeaways, and Joe’s strategy for drafting and delivering keynote speeches, as he does each year at the Best Ever Conference.


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Catherine Bell, owner of Titan Impact Group, shares her journey from a tough childhood to real estate success. She focuses on helping families through private notes, investing in distressed mortgages, medical offices, and mobile home parks. She emphasizes emotional growth, relationships, and financial literacy.

Catherine Bell | Real Estate Background

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Shane Carter, CEO of Hampshire Capital, shares his journey from wholesaling to multifamily properties in Sunbelt markets. He discusses raising capital, the build-to-rent model, and successful land development.

Shane Carter | Real Estate Background

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Chad Sutton discusses unexpected challenges in multifamily due diligence, emphasizing thorough checks in legal, contractual, physical, and financial areas. He advises reviewing all documents and consulting an attorney for a comprehensive process.

Chad Sutton | Real Estate Background

  • Quattro Capital
  • Based in:  Nashville, TN
  • Portfolio: LP:  $210M in multifamily assets in 6 states.
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Who Not How by Dan Sullivan
Direct download: JF_3552_Chad_Sutton_.mp3
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Amy Polvado, CEO of Faxima, discusses transitioning from real estate to prop tech. Faxima uses AI to improve efficiency and decision-making in real estate. Amy highlights AI's accessibility and its impact on the industry.

Amy Polvado | Real Estate Background

Direct download: JF_3551_Amy_Polvado__.mp3
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Stacy Conkey shares insights on multifamily and remote investing. She highlights her coaching program's focus on passive income, generational wealth, and proper inspections. Her advice: take consistent small actions for success.

Stacy Conkey | Real Estate Background

  • Remote Multifamily Investing Academy
  • Based in: Orlando FL
  • Portfolio: LP: +2500 units
  • Say hi to her at:
  • Best Ever Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

 

Direct download: JF_3550_Stacy_Conkey.mp3
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Adam La Barr shares his journey from military to real estate investing, key lessons learned, and building a supportive community for military investors. He discusses breaking the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, executing investment strategies, and balancing family life with business.

Adam La Barr, Sr. | Real Estate Background

  • Active Duty Passive Income
  • Based in: Tampa, FL
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:35am EDT

John Fedro, a mobile home investing expert, joins host Ash Patel on the Best Ever Show. In Part II of this two-part interview, John discusses why he’s NOT interested in RV parks, the roadblocks to scaling, and why he’s currently not raising capital — an admission to which Ash responds with a story that changes John’s perspective on raising capital, and likely yours, too.

John Fedro | Real Estate Background

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:21am EDT

John Fedro, a mobile home investing expert, joins host Ash Patel on the Best Ever Show. In Part I of this two-part interview, John discusses how he accidentally got into mobile home park investing, the strategy behind buying individual homes rather than the parks, and how, as a solopreneur at heart, he runs a small shop.

John Fedro | Real Estate Background

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:55am EDT

Gabriel Craft, owner of Craft Capital Investments, shares his journey from LP to GP in real estate, emphasizing learning from sponsors, partnering in deals, and building broker relationships. He discusses market challenges, property types, cash flow, and the importance of pride in work and giving back.

Gabriel Craft | Real Estate Background

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:31am EDT

On this episode of the The Due Diligence Show, Slocomb Reed is joined by Charles Dobbins. They  discusse the key aspects of physical due diligence, including common mistakes, best practices, and insights on evaluating multifamily properties for potential issues and renovations.

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Direct download: JF_3545_Due_Diligence_10_-_Charles_Dobens_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13am EDT

Aleksey Chernobelskiy, principal at Centrio Capital Partners, joins host Ash Patel on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Aleksey discusses the GP/LP partnership, including the evolution of the LP mindset when it comes to approaching risk, the biggest mistakes GPs make in their investment decks, and the psychology behind receiving a capital call from a syndicator.

Aleksey Chernobelskiy | Real Estate Background

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Josh Anderson, CEO of Anderson Real Estate Services Group, shares his experience in residential and multifamily real estate investing. He discusses his diverse portfolio, operational focus, market changes, and future industry insights.

Josh Anderson | Real Estate Background

  • CEO & Owner of The Anderson Group Real Estate Services
  • Portfolio: 
    • 78+ Doors CRE and Rental
  • Based in: Nashville, TN
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: The One Thing by Gary W. Keller
  • Greatest Lesson: Terms are sometimes more important than price.

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Thomas Stanchak of Stoneweg US LLC discusses sustainability in real estate. He emphasizes improving building performance, reducing expenses, and documenting initiatives. His advice: have self-confidence and advocate for yourself.

Thomas Stanchak | Real Estate Background

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:37am EDT

Ash Patel and Gino Barbaro discuss real estate syndication challenges. They stress LP due diligence, vetting syndicators, and market analysis. They emphasize aligned interests, communication, and understanding risk, suggesting GPs focus on investor value and LPs prioritize GP track record and transparency.

Gino Barbaro | Real Estate Background

  • Co-Founder of Jake & Gino
  • Based in: Knoxville, TN
  • Portfolio: 1,800+ units, $280 Mil AUM
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  • Best Advice: "Focus on long term goals."

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Nick Stageberg, founder of Black Swan Real Estate, manages $330 million in assets, focusing on value-add repositions. Their GPLP model splits profits 50-50, with LPs getting their capital back first. He advises starting small, scaling up, and adapting quickly.

Nick Stageberg | Real Estate Background

Direct download: JF_3540_Nick_Stageberg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

David Holman, owner of Holman Homes, shares insights from his real estate journey, highlighting the transition from single-family to multifamily properties and new constructions. He discusses the value of green building practices, historic renovations, and the benefits of mixed-use properties.

David Holman | Real Estate Background

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

Jason Moss discusses his real estate ventures, including fix and flips, lease options, and new construction with Joe Cornwell. They focus on business evolution, portfolio management, and the significance of cash flow, while Moss shares insights from past challenges and his current projects.

Jason Moss | Real Estate Background

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

Joe Cornwell hosts Ryan Deasey and Mike Doherty from Skytree Investments to discuss their real estate venture, which combines lending, sales, and investment under one roof. They manage over 50 units and focus on providing comprehensive services to streamline the real estate process. The discussion highlights their business model, its benefits, and the synergies of integrating various real estate services.

Ryan Deasy and Mike Doherty | Real Estate Background

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

Carlos Rovira of Rovira Property Management joins host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Carlos discusses how budgets, systems, and processes are the keys to elite property management. He also explains why many landlords get a bad rap and how effective tenant screening can increase overall efficiency.

Carlos Rovira | Real Estate Background

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

Real estate legend J Scott joins host Joe Cornwell on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, for the first time ever, J Scott discusses his approach to diversification, his biggest regrets from hundreds of single-family flips, and how to strategically make asymmetric bets. He also shares his general investment philosophy, how it has changed with the markets, and how history can (usually) tell you how and where to win.

J Scott | Real Estate Background

  • Partner at Bar Down Investments and Host of the Drunk Real Estate Podcast
  • Portfolio: 
    • About 1,000 units of SFR and multifamily
    • 5,000 units as an LP
  • Based in: Sarasota, FL
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Greatest Lesson: The value in holding property for the long-term. That's where real wealth building happens.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:04am EDT

Blake Dailey, founder of StayVest, shares his evolution from short-term rentals to owning a 130-unit boutique hotel in the Smoky Mountains. He discusses financial details, renovation plans, and operational challenges, providing tips for aspiring hotel owners.

Blake Dailey | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_3533_Blake_Dailey_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15am EDT

Phil Moeller, an Ohio investor, discusses transitioning from single-family to multifamily real estate. He highlights key profit strategies: cash flow, appreciation, and tax benefits, emphasizing the importance of clear goals and starting small.

Phil Moeller | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_3532_Phil_Moeller_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Welcome to the Due Diligence Show, a new Best Ever series featuring deep dives into every aspect of the due diligence process. In this series, our host, Slocomb Reed, will interview expert guests to uncover their stories, tips, and strategies to give you the information you need to master the due diligence process. In this episode, Mike Taravella highlights the importance of financial due diligence in multifamily real estate investing. He stresses verifying financial reports against bank statements to identify discrepancies or fraud.

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Direct download: JF_3531_Due_Diligence_Show_9_-_Mark_Taravella.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25am EDT

Whitney Elkins-Hutten discusses her dual role as the Director of Investor Education at passiveinvesting.com and the founder of Ash Wealth. She focuses on educating busy professionals on how to manage and grow their investment portfolios, emphasizing the importance of financial foundations for successful investing. Her work supports investors in multifamily units, self-storage units, and car washes, aiming to help them achieve better financial outcomes while continuing their professions.

Whitney Elkins-Hutten | Real Estate Background

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Rick Martin, founder of Fortress Federation, discusses adapting to market changes amid rising interest rates and investor uncertainty. He shares risk mitigation strategies like tax abatement deals and underwriting, while emphasizing real estate's long-term value and the importance of giving back.

Rick Martin | Real Estate Background

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am EDT

Pasha Esfandiary, former professional poker player and CEO and founder of Evoke Capital, joins host Joe Cornwell on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Pasha discusses raising capital for mobile home park investments, finding good talent and the value of human capital, and strategies to scale your real estate business. He also shares why operations are paramount in mobile home park investing and gives actionable advice for anyone trying to get into mobile home park investing.

Pasha Esfandiary | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_3528_Pasha_Esfandiary_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Josh Green focuses on build-to-rent townhome developments in Salt Lake City, highlighting their demand post-COVID and benefits like tax advantages and lower costs. He emphasizes flexible investment timelines and the importance of a skilled team for successful projects.

Josh Green | Real Estate Background

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:44am EDT

Hait Patel from the DeRosa Group discusses his experience in hotel and multifamily property acquisitions. He covers the challenges and trends in the hospitality industry, the impact of Airbnb, and the shift towards boutique hotels. Patel also explains the advantages of multifamily investing, noting its lower risk and broader market appeal, and emphasizes the importance of long-term investment strategies and portfolio diversification.

Hait Patel | Real Estate Background

  • DeRosa Group
  • Based in: Minneapolis, MN
  • Say hi to him at: 

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Direct download: JF_3526_Hait_Patel_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:07am EDT

Joshua Condado and Colin Davis, full-time nurses who also invest in mobile home parks, join host Joe Cornwell on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Joshua and Colin discuss starting in single-family residential real estate before leveling up into medium-sized mobile home parks. They share their strategies for building relationships to secure off-market deals, how creative financing allows them to cash flow from day one, and how they invest in real estate while maintaining their careers as nurses, at least for now.

Joshua Condado and Colin Davis | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_3525_Joshua_Condado_and_Colin_Davis_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58am EDT

Welcome to the Due Diligence Show, a new Best Ever series featuring deep dives into every aspect of the due diligence process. In this series, our host, Slocomb Reed, will interview expert guests to uncover their stories, tips, and strategies to give you the information you need to master the due diligence process. In this episode, Sean Thompson, director of property management operations at Property Management Stewards, joins Slocomb to discuss how to properly conduct a multifamily lease audit.

Sean Thompson | Real Estate Background

  • Director of Property Management Operations-Property Management Stewards
  • Based in:  Henderson, Nevada and NYC
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Management: A Biblical Approach by Myron Rush, and The Bible

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Direct download: JF_3524_Due_Diligence_8_-_Sean_Thompson_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26am EDT

Calvin Chin, founder of Zen Coast Capital, joins host Ash Patel on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Calvin discusses the pain points of outsourcing property management, acquiring a $21 million 150-unit multifamily property, and capitalizing on distressed deals in 2024. He also discusses branching out beyond multifamily, testing the waters of triple-net leases, and more.

 

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Direct download: JF_3523_Calvin_Chin_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57am EDT

Chris Larsen, founder of Next Level Income, joins host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Chris discusses affordable housing, opportunistic investing, and the demographic tailwinds that drive mobile home parks. He also explains why, when he used to underwrite 100 deals to find a great deal, he’s now underwriting 400 before he finds one.

Chris Larsen | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_3522_Chris_Larsen_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31am EDT

Kyle McKinney, CRE investor and founder/coach at Pentagon Property Academy, joins host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Kyle discusses the nuances of asset management, including the division of labor between property managers and asset managers and why asset managers are the experts most responsible for executing a value-add business plan.

 

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Direct download: JF_3521_Kyle_McKinney_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03am EDT

Liz Faircloth, co-founder of InvestHER, joins host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Liz discusses her background in personality assessments, including the importance of identifying personality drivers, visionaries vs. integrators, and why you should seek opposite personalities when targeting partners, employees, brokers, and more.

Previous Episode: JF2780: How Empowering Women in Real Estate Benefits Everyone

Liz Faircloth | Real Estate Background

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

Jacob Vanderslice, principal of VanWest Partners, joins host Ash Patel on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Jacob provides a comprehensive look at the state of self-storage. He breaks down the impact floating-rate debt has had on the sector, how securing financing has changed, and the changing face of self-storage demand. He also shares how he navigates the tricky world of rate increases with his tenants.


Previous Episode: JF2537: Why NOT to Invest in Self-Storage

Jacob Vanderslice | Real Estate Background

  • Principal, Investor Relations
  • VanWest Partners
  • Portfolio:
    • 3.4 MM total square feet of self storage space, including just under 40 properties and about 20K units
  • Based in:  Denver, CO
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Into the Silence by Wade Davis

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Direct download: JF_3519_Jacob_Vanderslice.mp3
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In this episode of the Best Ever Show, hosts Ash Patel, Slocomb Reed, and Joe Cornwell convene for another Roundtable. In this episode, the guys recap their biggest takeaways from the Best Ever Conference, including why interest rates aren’t coming down anytime soon, how the media’s clickbait culture has misled investors, and why retail vacancy is at an all-time low and non-residential real estate is on fire while the multifamily sector continues to struggle.

Get your tickets to Best Ever Conference 2025 here.

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Direct download: JF_3518_Post_Conference_Roundtable_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05am EDT

Welcome to the Due Diligence Show, a new Best Ever series featuring deep dives into every aspect of the due diligence process. In this series, our host, Slocomb Reed, will interview expert guests to uncover their stories, tips, and strategies to give you the information you need to master the due diligence process. In this episode, John Wilhoit Jr., an asset manager who owns 10,000 units, joins Slocomb to discuss how to assess capital expenditure needs ahead of an acquisition, including a case study breaking down what he’d expect in an old building, the challenges that property would provide, and how to overcome them.

 

Previous Episode: JF140: How Much do Multifamily Asset Managers Get Paid?

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Direct download: JF_3517_Due_Diligence_Show_7_-_John_Wilhoit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04am EDT

Kiyoshi Simon and Amanda Han join host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show from the Best Ever Conference in Salt Lake City. In this episode, they discuss tax compliance, financial health checks, and why your tax strucutres need to evolve along wiht you and your real estate business. They also share the tax mistake investors make that drive CPAs crazy, and how to avoid them.

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Direct download: JF_3516_Kyoshi_Simon_and_Amanda_Han.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29am EDT

John Chang, head of research at Marcus and Millichap, joins host Joe Cornwell on the Best Ever Show from the Best Ever Conference in Salt Lake City. In this episode, John discusses the state of commercial real estate, including why retail is so hot right now, the state of the office market, and why multifamily investors in certain markets should be wary of rent control risks. He also breaks down the housing shortage, providing historical context and the truths most overlook.

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Direct download: JF_3515_John_Chang_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06am EDT

Investors Liam Delumpa and Ian Cruz joined host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show from the Best Ever Conference in Salt Lake City. In this episode, they discuss the conference experience, including networking, partner hunting, and the value of gaining knowledge from fellow investors who are on the ground every day, doing the work. They also discuss learning from master capital raisers, doing your first out-of-state multifamily deal, and not buying out of FOMO.

Liam Delumpa and Ian Cruz | Real Estate Background

  • Manager of Finance at a Venture Capital Firm
  • Based in:  San Jose, CA
  • Say hi to him at: 
    •  IG: @cincycashflow
  • Best Ever Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear

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Direct download: JF_3514_Liam_Delumpa_and_Ian_Cruze.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:11am EDT

Matt Fore, partner at Next-Level Income, joins host Joe Cornwell on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Matt discusses finding good property managers and the keys to building a successful partnership. He also shares his strategy for getting tech professionals to invest in his deals, the benefits of diversifying into income streams, and why he’s currently bullish on mobile home parks.

Matt Fore | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_3513_Matt_Fore_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58am EDT

Mark Purtell and Preston Hartsell of CTC Capital Management join Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Mark and Preston discuss bringing co-GP equity to deals, when to focus on IRR, and what kind of IRRs they’re currently targeting.

Mark Purtell and Preston Hartsell | Real Estate Background

  • Head of Real Estate Acquisitions and Development | CTC Capital Management
  • Based in:  Chicago, IL
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Deal Maker in Capitalist History by William Rempel

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Direct download: JF_3513_Mark_Purtell_and_Preston_Hartsell_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:36am EDT

Michael Parrott, Director of Acquisitions for Suncap Real Estate, discusses his background and entry into real estate, as well as his focus on flex industrial and grocery anchored retail assets in the Southeast. He explains the advantages of investing in flex industrial properties, such as predictable supply and affordability for tenants. Parrott also shares a case study of a successful investment in Elk Mountain Business Park. He discusses the strategy for investing in grocery anchored retail centers and the importance of underestimating insurance rates. Parrott recommends the book 'Faith Driven Investing' and highlights the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as an organization he supports.

Takeaways:

  • Flex industrial properties offer predictable supply and affordability for tenants.
  • Investing in grocery anchored retail centers can provide higher yields and lower risk.
  • Underestimating insurance rates can lead to unexpected expenses in real estate deals.
  • The book 'Faith Driven Investing' explores the intersection of faith and business.
  • The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an organization that Michael Parrott supports.

Michael Parrott | Real Estate Background

  • Director of Acquisitions at SunCap, Founder of Mill Ridge
  • Based in:  Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Mastering the Market Cycle by Howard Marks

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Direct download: JF_3512_Michael_Parrott_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12am EDT

Welcome to the Due Diligence Show, a new Best Ever series featuring deep dives into every aspect of the due diligence process. In this series, our host, Slocomb Reed, will interview expert guests to uncover their stories, tips, and strategies to give you the information you need to master the due diligence process. In this episode, Jonathan Bombaci, founder of Candor Realty, joins Slocomb to discuss his due diligence process, specifically how to discover creative value-add opportunities.

Jonathan Bombaci | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_3511_Due_Diligence_Show_6_-_Jon_Bombaci_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Jon Siegel, co-founder and chief investment officer at RailField Partners, joins Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Jon discusses the fundamentals of acquisitions, including how to find deals in 2024, the importance of building relationships with brokers, and how to get your offers accepted in a competitive environment. He also shares his strategies for getting from an accepted LOI to the closing table.

Jon Siegel | Real Estate Background

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:53am EDT

Jacob Wilson, managing partner of Crux Commercial Partners, joins Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Jacob discusses what he’s seeing in the lending marketplace, including what lenders are really looking for in buyers, how to position yourself as an attractive buyer to lenders, the importance of liquidity, and more.

Jacob Wilson | Real Estate Background

  • Managing Partner | Crux Commercial Partners
  • Based in:  Tacoma, WA Phoenix, AZ
  • Say hi to him at: 

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Direct download: JF_3508_Jacob_Wilson_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16am EDT

Passive Investor Tips is a weekly series hosted by full-time passive investor and Best Ever Show host, Travis Watts. In each bite-sized episode, Travis breaks down passive investor topics, simplifying the philosophy and mindset while providing tactical, valuable information on how to be a passive investor.

In this season finale episode of Passive Investor Tips, host Travis Watts provides a highlight reel of snippets from previous episodes. He emphasizes the importance of savings rate in achieving financial independence and retirement. He discusses the benefits of passive income investing and the value of value-add real estate. Travis also shares tips on saving money, diversifying investments, and being adaptable in the market. He highlights the advantages of commercial real estate investing and the concept of FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early).

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Direct download: JF_3508_Passive_Investor_Tips_90_-_SERIES_END_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12am EDT

Todd Nepola of Current Capital Management joins Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Todd discusses buying and managing warehouse, retail, and industrial real estate. He also discusses retail property management, why you should treat every property like you’ll own it forever, and why Amazon isn’t killing retail.

Todd Nepola | Real Estate Background

  • President of Current Capital Management Inc
  • Based in: Hollywood, Florida
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Keeping it Real on Commercial Real Estate by Todd Nepola

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Direct download: JF_3506_Todd_Nepola_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am EDT

Aaron Katz, owner of Aaron Katz Apartment Investing, joins Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Aaron discusses what’s happening in the Dallas, Texas, multifamily market. He also discusses being a solo GP in a co-GP world, being a “slow-and-steady” deal sponsor, and why 2024 is a good time to buy multifamily.

Aaron Katz | Real Estate Background

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Jeremy Kuchenbecker, an active investor and LP in over 27 investments, joins Joe Cornwell on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Jeremy discusses his path to financial freedom via real estate, including his first deal, scaling his investment portfolio, and avoiding lifestyle creep. Her also discusses investing in alternative assets like car washes, oil and gas, and ATMs and what LPs should look for in investments.

Jeremy Kuchenbecker | Real Estate Background

  • VP of APCO Holdings
  • Based in: Orlando, Florida
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Fooled by Randomness

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Direct download: JF_3504_Jeremy_Kuchenbecker_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Welcome to the Due Diligence Show, a new Best Ever series featuring deep dives into every aspect of the due diligence process. In this series, our host, Slocomb Reed, will interview expert guests to uncover their stories, tips, and strategies to give you the information you need to master the due diligence process. In this episode, Adrian Otto, president and managing director of Whitestone Capital and CEO of WPG Property Management, joins Slocomb to discuss his due diligence process when walking properties, specifically how to spot and fix poorly operated properties.

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Direct download: JF_3503_Due_Diligence_5_-_Adrian_Otto_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Cale Delaney, owner of JBR Investments & Management, joins Joe Cornwell on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Cale discusses his move from construction management to investing in short-term rentals in the Smoky Mountain region. He shares how he built his short-term rental business, including the keys to a successful short-term rental and the financing, renovation, and rental strategies in a changing STR landscape.

Cale Delaney | Real Estate Background

  • Owner - JBR Investments & Management LLC
  • Portfolio
    • $7M portfolio of REO with another $2M of co-hosted AUM
  • Based in: South Florida
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Bible

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Direct download: JF_3502_Cale_Delaney_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:12am EDT

Martin Papp, a general partner at The Nova Haus, joins Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Martin discusses his background in real estate investing and his current focus on building luxury boutique short-term rentals in high-growth markets. He also explains the return potential in international markets compared to the United States and the challenges of financing properties abroad.

Martin Papp | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_3499_Martin_Papp.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this Best Ever Classic from April 2015, we’re bringing back Joe Fairless’s fantastic conversation with Barbara Corcoran. You might know her from Shark Tank, but Barbara is also the founder of the Corcoran Group, where she turned a $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate business. In this episode, Barbara shared timeless strategies for building a real estate empire, including finding talent in unlikely places, how conversations with taxi drivers and waiters informed her investment strategy, the secrets to identifying up-and-coming neighborhoods that helped her buy 12 buildings in New York City, and much more.

 

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Direct download: JF_3500_Barbara_Corcoran_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03am EDT

Passive Investor Tips is a weekly series hosted by full-time passive investor and Best Ever Show host, Travis Watts. In each bite-sized episode, Travis breaks down passive investor topics, simplifying the philosophy and mindset while providing tactical, valuable information on how to be a passive investor.

On this episode, Travis Watts concludes "Passive Investor Tips" series on the Best Ever Show, thanking listeners for their support over 4 years, shares tips for financial independence through passive income, and announces a related book release.

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Direct download: JF_3486_Passive_Investor_Tips_87_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am EDT

Industrial real estate broker and investor Chad Griffiths joins host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Chad discusses the state of industrial real estate, including how businesses have become a new class of buyer, how industrial leasing has evolved in a high-interest-rate environment, and how industrial stacks up vs. other asset classes in 2024.

 

Previous Episode: JF2779: Why Now Is the Time to Break into Industrial Real Estate ft. Chad Griffiths

Jack Thomas | Real Estate Background

  • Partner at NAI
  • Portfolio
    • 7 industrial buildings, 160,000 sq ft
  • Based in: Edmonton, Alberta
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

 

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Direct download: JF_3498_Chad_Griffiths__1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Jack Thomas, president of Jetway Financial, joins host Joe Cornwell on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, he explains his transition from fix-and-flips to private lending and note investing. He also discusses targeting cash flow vs. appreciation across different markets, how to strategically plan for appreciation, and raising capital to invest in hotel development, including the four-legged model he uses for sustainable investing.

Jack Thomas | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_3497_Jack_Thomas__1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:56am EDT

Welcome to the Due Diligence Show, a new Best Ever series featuring deep dives into every aspect of the due diligence process. In this series, our host, Slocomb Reed, will interview expert guests to uncover their stories, tips, and strategies to give you the information you need to master the due diligence process. In this episode, Lance Pederson, co-founder and CEO of Passive Advantage, joins Slocomb to discuss due diligence for limited partners, including questions LPs should be asking GPs, the importance of deal flow, and the myth that experience equals better or more advantageous deals.

 

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Direct download: JF_3496_Due_Diligence_Lance_Pederson__1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Amy Sylvis, principal at Sylvis Capital, joins host Ash Patel on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Amy discusses the 800 units she’s recently closed in Dallas, how she broke onto the CRE scene, and the power of networking. She also dives into her process for creating consistent content for social media and her strategy for raising capital on LinkedIn.

Repeat Guest: JF2721: How This New Multifamily Investor Closed 4 Deals in First 6 Months ft. Amy Sylvis

Amy Sylvis | Real Estate Background

  • Sylvis Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • 1400+ doors and 208,000 SQ FT flex industrial
  • Based in: Los Angeles, CA
  • Say hi to her at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Creature From Jekyll Island

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Passive Investor Tips is a weekly series hosted by full-time passive investor and Best Ever Show host, Travis Watts. In each bite-sized episode, Travis breaks down passive investor topics, simplifying the philosophy and mindset while providing tactical, valuable information on how to be a passive investor.

On this episode, Travis Watts emphasizes the importance of saving a percentage of take-home pay during working years. Inspired by Mr. Money Mustache (Pete), the episode covers the FIRE movement and suggests increasing savings rate for earlier retirement. It also mentions tools like Baseline for managing finances and investments needed to retire, using a 5% annual return and living on 4% of the portfolio's value as assumptions.

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Direct download: JF_3493_Passive_Investor_Tips_88_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This edition of the Best Ever Roundtable — featuring hosts Ash Patel, Slocomb Reed, and Joe Cornwell — turns into a debate of sorts as the hosts discuss the recently proposed NAR settlement. Ash shares personal stories of realtor experiences, both in residential and commercial, and argues that the proposed settlement could put an end to the “racketeering” and “collusion” that exists in the industry. Socomb and Joe — both brokers — take the other side, with Slocomb defending realtors and Joe highlighting who the biggest losers in the settlement, should it come to fruition.

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Direct download: JF_3494_Round_Table_-_NAR_Settlement_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40am EDT

Ryan Smith, principal at Elevation Capital Group, joins host Joe Cornwell on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Ryan discusses his upbringing in real estate, investing in mobile home parks and self-storage, and investing through multiple market cycles. He also breaks down the state of self-storage and the four key points he uses in his underwriting process.

 

Repeat Guest: JF1868: Investor Creates Software To Better Manage Real Estate with Ryan Smith

 

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Direct download: JF_3492_Ryan_Smith_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10am EDT

Rob Powell, CEO and Principal of RESOLUT Real Estate, joins host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Rob discusses how he missed out on building a mobile home park portfolio by having unrealistic expectations and overnegotiating. He also shares his strategy behind buying cash, residential vs. non-residential commercial real estate, and why you should fall in love with the numbers, not the asset.

Rob Powell | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_3491_Rob_Powell_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44am EDT

Irwin Boris, senior vice president of investments at Heritage Capital Group, joins host Ash Patel on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Irwin and Ash nerd out on the nuances of industrial real estate, including small-bay flex, outfitting spaces for unique tenants, why Irwin covets “wheel-and-spoke” markets. Irwin also shares his thoughts on the current economic climate and explains why he’s selling a 500-unit multifamily property despite it not being the best time to sell.

Irwin Boris | Real Estate Background

  • Heritage Capital Group
  • Portfolio:
    • 7MM SF of industrial, small bay flex and 500 units of legacy multifamily
  • Based in: Ridgewood, NJ & Bozeman MT
  • Say hi to him at: 

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Direct download: JF_3490_Irwin_Boris_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19am EDT

Welcome to the Due Diligence Show, a new Best Ever series featuring deep dives into every aspect of the due diligence process. In this series, our host, Slocomb Reed, will interview expert guests to uncover their stories, tips, and strategies to give you the information you need to master the due diligence process.

Sandhya Seshadri, a Dallas-based apartment syndicator and asset management coach, shares insights on multifamily property due diligence, focusing on physical, financial, and environmental assessments. With over 1400 apartments under management, she emphasizes hiring third-party experts for unbiased due diligence, examining physical condition, lease agreements, and financials to avoid surprises and ensure projections meet investor expectations

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Direct download: JF_3489_-_Due_Diligence_-_Sandhya_Seshardi_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09am EDT

Dave Allred, CEO of Axia Partners, joins host Joe Cornwell on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Dave — a self-proclaimed deal junkie — discusses how he landed TopGolf on a NNN lease, how he reverse-engineered his goals to achieve lifestyle freedom, and why he’s excited about the opportunity that exists right now. He also explains how, even though his heart is in multifamily, he has expanded by being opportunistic in other asset classes.


Repeat Guest: JF2555: Half a Million by 25 with Dave Allred

 

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Direct download: JF_3488_Dave_Alllred__1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13am EDT

Andrew McNair, president and founder of Swan Capital, joins host Ash Patel on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Andrew discusses the danger of investing with syndicators with short track records, working with (and marketing to) retirees, and the power of diversification. He goes on to discuss how, as a fund manager, he’s vetted syndicators in the past, and how that process has changed over time during a challenging economic climate.

Andrew McNair | Real Estate Background

  • President & Founder of SWAN Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • Mutli-Family, RV Parks, Storage, Short Term, Industrial.
  • Based in:  Pensacola, FL & Daphne, AL
  • Say hi to him at: 

 

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Direct download: JF_3487_Andrew_McNair_new.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17am EDT

Passive Investor Tips is a weekly series hosted by full-time passive investor and Best Ever Show host, Travis Watts. In each bite-sized episode, Travis breaks down passive investor topics, simplifying the philosophy and mindset while providing tactical, valuable information on how to be a passive investor.

In todays episode, Travis Watts emphasizes the importance of diversification, understanding market trends, and the value of patience and consistent investing strategies to achieve long-term financial success.

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Direct download: JF_3486_Passive_Investor_Tips_87ddddd.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:37am EDT

Welcome the the Best Ever midweek news brief, a new series where we will highlight the top headlines CRE investors should be paying attention to this week, followed by a deep dive on a larger news topic or trend alongside a CRE expert.

Today’s Headlines:

  • Denver is on Fire: Despite its high home prices relative to the national average, Colorado’s Capital has taken the top spot in U.S. News’s recent list of the nation’s 20 hottest housing markets. 

  • Minneapolis Captivates Renters: Renters searched for apartments in Minneapolis more than any other market in February. Apartment searches in Minneapolis grew a staggering 234% compared to February last year.

  • Dallas Owns Industrial: Dallas led the industrial sector in terms of deliveries in 2023, with almost 61.9 million square feet delivered across 177 properties, more than doubling the average pace nationally.

 

Today’s Guest: Has the CRE market hit the bottom? Some big players seem to think it has. Goldman Sachs said last week that it’s ready to start actively investing in commercial real estate again, and Blackstone is on the bandwagon, too. According to Blackstone President Jon Gray, the time to make a move is not after interest rates come down, but before. He also says that as investors, sometimes, you can miss the bottom by being overly cautious, and he believes that now is probably a good time to move fast and buy real estate before rates come down. Logan Freeman, co-founder and principal at FTW Investments, joins host Paul Mueller to discuss.

 

Logan Freeman | Real Estate Background

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:19am EDT

Igor Shaltanov and Nikita Volchek, founders of Avista Fund, join host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Igor and Nikita discuss the nuances of operating a fund, including how they align the interests of the investors and fund managers and how funds can negotiate favorable terms for investors.

Igor Shaltanov and Nikita Volchek | Real Estate Background

  • Founder/Managing Partner of Avista Fund
  • Portfolio:
    • 3,200+ multifamily units, cumulative value of over $500MM
  • Based in: Los Angeles, California
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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Direct download: REPLACE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58am EDT

Zamir Kazi, CEO of ZMR Capital, joins host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. A college dropout who learned how to renovate properties by watching YouTube, Zamir now has 50 properties with more than 10,000 units under management. In this episode, Zamir discusses the “perfect storm” that has given rise to distress, his 200-plus unit buy box, and why he’s being patient and waiting for the right time — which he says is coming — to buy in the face of the wave of upcoming distress.

Zamir Kazi | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of ZMR Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • $1.75B+ assets currently under mgmt. 8,000+ units.
  • Based in:  LA and Tampa, FL
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Shoe Dogs by Phil Knight

 

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Direct download: JF_3483_Zamir_Kazi_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:07am EDT

Welcome to the Due Diligence Show, a new Best Ever series featuring deep dives into every aspect of the due diligence process. In this series, our host, Slocomb Reed, will interview expert guests to uncover their stories, tips, and strategies to give you the information you need to master the due diligence process.

Charles Seamen, a real estate syndicator focused on multifamily, joins host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show for another installment of the Due Diligence Show. In this episode, Charles highlights five crucial steps in financial due diligence — steps that could cost you BIG if you skip them or don’t execute them properly. These include reviewing lease audits (and evaluating them properly), reviewing service contracts, what’s actually included in the sale (tools, equipment, inventory, etc.) and more. 

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Direct download: JF_3482_Due_Diligence_2_-_Charles_Seaman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18am EDT

Neil Wahlgren, a partner at MAG Capital Partners, joins host Ash Patel on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Neil discusses risk mitigation in single-tenant industrial, focusing on the importance of credit analysis and vetting a business’s financials. He also evaluates the current industrial real estate market, the state of industrial lending, and explores how his firm handles expiring leases for long-term tenants.

 

Neil Wahlgren | Real Estate Background

 

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Direct download: JF_3481_Neil_Wahlgren_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Chad King, CEO and founder of Titan Capital Group, joins host Ash Patel on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Chad discusses his GP portfolio, which consists of $106 million AUM across multiple asset classes. An expert underwriter, he also shares his strategy behind losing out on deals today to buy distress tomorrow, how to buy right in self-storage, and the opportunity available now in the office sector.

Chad King | Real Estate Background

  • CEO and Founder of Titan Capital Group
  • Portfolio:
    • 855+ MF units, 210 self storage units, 3 mobile home parks, 2 office buildings and limited partner on 100+ million RE
  • Based in: Nashville TN
  • Say hi to him at: 

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Direct download: JF_3480_Chad_King_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Passive Investor Tips is a weekly series hosted by full-time passive investor and Best Ever Show host, Travis Watts. In each bite-sized episode, Travis breaks down passive investor topics, simplifying the philosophy and mindset while providing tactical, valuable information on how to be a passive investor.

On this episode of Passive Investor Tips, Travis Watts discusses the impact of Wall Street and corporations like Amazon entering the single-family real estate market. It covers the advantages for investors and homeowners due to increased demand, but highlights the negatives for first-time buyers and renters competing with major entities.

 

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Direct download: JF_3479_Passive_Investor_Tips_86.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26am EDT

JD Gray, president of Cadon Ridge Advisors, joins host Joe Cornwell on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, JD shares how he got started in real estate, including the importance of finding a great mentor and cutting his teeth on a value-add self-storage deal. He also discusses using debt and equity to scale into bigger projects, his direct-to-seller strategy for finding off-market deals, and building relationships with banks to get favorable financing terms.

JD Gray | Real Estate Background

  • President of Cadron Ridge Advisors LLC
  • Portfolio:
    • 400 single and multi-family rental units, storage units, recreational and residential land development.
  • Based in:  Conway, Arkansas
  • Say hi to him at: 
    • www.linkedin.com/in/jdgraycra
  • Best Ever Book: Traction by Gino Wickman

 

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Viking Capital

Direct download: JF_3478_JD_Gray_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:29am EDT

Linda Lim, founder and CEO of Essential Element Capital, joins host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Linda discusses shifting your strategy when deals don’t pencil, the nuances of investor relations in a challenging economy, how investor sentiment has changed in value-add multifamily, and anticipating market shifts in 2024-25.

 

Linda Lim | Real Estate Background

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Viking Capital

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:07am EDT

Danny Bramer, founder of The Cash Flow MD, joins host Ash Patel on the Best Ever Show. After an autoimmune condition robbed him of his ability to practice anesthesiology, Danny turned to real estate investing. In this episode, Danny discusses operating a fund of funds, the nuances of raising capital from physicians, and the questions passive investors should ask before investing in a fund of funds.

Danny Bramer | Real Estate Background

  • CashFlowMD
  • Physician by training, full time entrepreneur for a living.
  • Portfolio:
    • MF, Hotel, NNN, MHP, Car Wash, Self Storage.
  • Based in: Louisville, Ky
  • Say hi to him at: 

 

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Viking Capital

Direct download: JF_3476_Danny_Bramer_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Welcome to the first episode of the Due Diligence Show, a new Best Ever series featuring deep dives into every aspect of the due diligence process. In this series, our host, Slocomb Reed, will interview expert guests to uncover their stories, tips, and strategies to give you the information you need to master the due diligence process.

In this kickoff episode, Dax Ferguson, CEO of Heritage Construction and Consulting Services, joins Slocomb to discuss the most common due diligence mistakes investors make, including skipping units during a unit walk, not scoping plumbing lines, not doing a thorough lease audit, and more.

 

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Monarch Money

My1031Pros

Viking Capital

Direct download: JF_3475_Due_Diligence_1_-_Dax_Ferguson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:33am EDT

On this episode of the Best Ever Podcast, Ash Patel interviews Anders Jacobson, CEO of Brighton Capital, shares his journey from a 13-year sales career to building a portfolio of over 2,500 multifamily units. He discusses the importance of getting started in real estate and the role of syndication in his success. Anders also highlights the significance of addressing pain points for investors and the power of storytelling in sales and real estate. He offers advice on attracting new investors through social media and networking events. Anders emphasizes the value of adding free content and providing genuine value to others. He encourages individuals to overcome limiting beliefs and start taking action in real estate.

 

Takeaways:

  • Get started in real estate as soon as possible and continue learning along the way.
  • Address pain points for investors and offer solutions to their financial challenges.
  • Use storytelling to engage potential investors and make the real estate experience relatable.
  • Build networks through in-person events and social media platforms like LinkedIn.

Anders Jacobson | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of Brighton Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • 2500+ units across NC, SC, GA, FL & TX.
  • Based in: Raleigh, NC
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

 

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Monarch Money

My1031Pros

Viking Capital

Direct download: JF_3474_Anders_Jacobson_Fix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Multifamily Fundamentals is a 10-part series hosted by multifamily investor and syndicator Matt Faircloth of the DeRosa Group. In each episode, Matt and his guests dive deep into the fundamentals of not just investing in multifamily, but in building a real estate business. They dissect everything from choosing the right market, to underwriting and financing multifamily properties, to mastering investor relations — all the way to building out your multifamily dream team.

In this episode of Multifamily Fundamentals, Matt Faircloth focuses on strategic insights into when and how to sell multifamily real estate, emphasizing the importance of timing for exit strategies, the considerations for holding vs. selling, and preparing multifamily properties for sale to maximize returns. It provides a comprehensive guide on navigating the selling process, including evaluating market conditions, dealing with encumbrances, and leveraging broker relationships for successful transactions.

Sponsors:

Monarch Money

My1031Pros

Viking Capital

Direct download: JF_3473_Matt_Faircloth_10_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13am EDT

Passive Investor Tips is a weekly series hosted by full-time passive investor and Best Ever Show host, Travis Watts. In each bite-sized episode, Travis breaks down passive investor topics, simplifying the philosophy and mindset while providing tactical, valuable information on how to be a passive investor.

Travis Watts discusses the choice between discipline or regret in investing, emphasizing the importance of discipline for financial success. He reflects on personal family experiences to highlight the value of time over money, advocating for a life of freedom and fulfillment through wise investing.

 

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Monarch Money

My1031Pros

Viking Capital

Direct download: JF_3472_Passive_Investor_Tips_85_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35am EDT