Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever (general)

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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Direct download: John_Fedro_Part_2.mp3
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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Direct download: John_Fedro_Pt1.mp3
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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Direct download: JF_3547_Gabriel_Kraft_.mp3
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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Direct download: JF_3546_Aleksey_Chernobelsky_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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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Direct download: JF_3543_Josh_Anderson_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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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Direct download: JF_3542_Thomas_Stanchak_.mp3
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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Direct download: JF_3541_Gino_Barberow_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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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Direct download: JF_3539_David_Holman_.mp3
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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Direct download: JF_3538_Jason_Moss_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

AJ Shepard discusses property management and income strategies with Slocomb Reed on the Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Show. They explore recent market challenges in Portland, effects of interest rates, and advice for considering third-party management.

AJ Shepard | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_3537_A.J._Sheppard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39am 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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Direct download: JF_3536_Ryan_Deede_and_Mike_Doherty.mp3
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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Direct download: JF_3535_Carlos_Rovira_.mp3
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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Direct download: JF_3534_J_Scott__1.mp3
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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Direct download: JF_3530_Whitney_Elkins-Hutten5_.mp3
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

 
Direct download: JF_3529_Rick_Martin1_.mp3
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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Direct download: JF_3527_Josh_Green_.mp3
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
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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.

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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.

 

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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Baselane

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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Viking Capital

Baselane

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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Baselane

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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Baselane

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

Sponsors:

Viking Capital

Baselane

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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, 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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Viking Capital

Baselane

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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Baselane

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: 

Sponsors:

Viking Capital

Baselane

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

Sponsors:

Viking Capital

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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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Baselane

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: 

 

Sponsors:

Viking Capital

Baselane

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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Viking Capital

Baselane

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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

Sponsors:

Viking Capital

Baselane

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

 

Sponsors:

Viking Capital

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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Viking Capital

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: 

Sponsors:

Viking Capital

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

 

Sponsors:

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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Direct download: JF_3477_Linda_Lim_.mp3
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: 

 

Sponsors:

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.

 

Sponsors:

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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

 

Sponsors:

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.

 

Sponsors:

Monarch Money

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Viking Capital

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

On todays episode, Joe Cornwell interviews Christion Sadler. Christion Sadler is an award winning real estate entrepreneur based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. With over 18 years as an independent real estate investor, Christion has bought, sold, and managed projects spanning many asset classes including single family, multi family, commercial, and land.

Christion Sadler | Real Estate Background

  • VP of Investor Relations at PREIshare
  • Portfolio
    •  4+ Commercial Properties, Partner in $100mm Fund
  • Based in: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Best Ever Book: Think and Grow Rich by by Napoleon Hill
  • Say hi to him at: 

Sponsors:

Monarch Money

My1031Pros

Viking Capital

Direct download: Christion_Sadler.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15am EDT

Gideon Pfeffer, CEO and managing partner at The GSH Group, joins host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Gideon discusses his pivot from investing in single-family homes to the multifamily space, investor sentiment and what he’s seeing in 2024, and why the “Stay Alive Till ‘25” approach is beginning to wane. 

 

Gideon Pfeffer | Real Estate Background

  • CEO and managing partner at The GSH Group
  • Portfolio
    •  7,500 apartment units
  • Say hi to him at: 

Sponsors:

Monarch Money

My1031Pros

Viking Capital

Direct download: JF_3470_Gideon_Pfeiffer_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am EDT

Ravi Gupta is a managing partner and COO at Viking Capital Investments, a multifamily syndication company. Today, he joins host Ash Patel on the Best Ever Show. Ravi is a trained physician who, with his partner, Vikram Raya, went from investing as a hobby to raising more than $230 million in equity and acquiring more than $800 million in real estate. In this episode, Ravi discusses the mindset shift that must happen to pivot from your W2 job to being a syndicator or full-time investor, having an impact by improving communities through multifamily investing, and why the biggest opportunity in multifamily is available right now.

 

Ravi Gupta | Real Estate Background

  • Managing Partner/ COO Viking Capital Investments
  • Portfolio
    •  16 Multifamily Units
  • Based in: Fairfax, Virginia
  • Say hi to him at: 
    • https://vikingcapllc.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Multi-family Millions by David Lindahl

 

Sponsors:

Monarch Money

My1031Pros

Viking Capital

Direct download: JF_3469_Ravi_Gupta_MD__1_d.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55am EDT

Vicky Schiff, CEO at Avrio Management, joins host Joe Cornwell on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Vicky — a CRE entrepreneur and Adjunct Professor of Real Estate at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School — discusses preferred equity, its place in the capital stack, and the opportunity it presents for investors in the current CRE landscape. She illustrates this by breaking down a specific case study and goes on to discuss how rising interest rates have given rise to pref equity, all while explaining what’s really happening in the world of multifamily distress.

 

Previous Episode

Vicki Schiff | Real Estate Background

  •  AVRIO
  • Hires and trains virtual assistants, primarily for real estate companies.
  • Based in: Los Angeles
  • Say hi to her at: 
    • www.avriore.com
  • Best Ever Book: Greatest Salesman in the World - OG Mandino

 

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Viking Capital

Direct download: vicky.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Best Ever Show hosts Ash Patel and Joe Cornwell convene for a two-man Best Ever Roundtable. In this episode, Ash and Joe discuss the differences between screening tenants for commercial properties vs. residential, including the difficulties they’ve faced and mistakes they’ve made. They also dive into mindset tactics to overcome fear and imposter syndrome, strategies for working with mentors and accountability partners, and where they think the real estate market is going — and how they plan to adjust accordingly. To cap it off, Ash shares what he thinks will be the hidden catalyst that could get real estate back on track in 2024.

 

Sponsors:

Monarch Money

My1031Pros

Viking Capital

Direct download: JF_3467_Round_Table-.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:40am 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.

Matt Faircloth and the DeRosa team's episode on multifamily investing highlights the necessity of active asset management and strategic planning for success. It underscores that effectively managing multifamily properties involves hands-on oversight and a business-like approach to achieve profitability.

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Direct download: JF_3466_Matt_Faircloth_9_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:28am 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.

Sponsors:

Monarch Money

My1031Pros

Direct download: JF_3465_Passive_Investor_Tips_84_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49am EDT

Welcome to 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:

  • Self-Storage Boom Set to Peak: A recent report from Yardi Matrix predicts a surge in supply for 2024 and 25, followed by a decline in later years, signaling a major shift in what’s become an attractive asset class for investors.

  • ‘Cause for Optimism’ in NNN?: Triple-net-lease average closing cap rates declined in January while inventory dropped for a second consecutive month, to signs that Chris Lomuto of Northmarq says could be “cause for optimism.”

  • Rents Are Cooling … Sort of: New “luxury” Class A supply is putting downward pressure on rents at all price points. It’s a phenomenon called “filtering,” and there are 12 U.S. markets where Class C rents are falling at least 6% year-over-year. All 12 of those markets have supply expansion rates ABOVE the U.S. average.

 

Today’s Guest: Joining host Paul Mueller on the Best Ever Show today is Jay Parsons. Jay is Head of Economics and Industry Principals at RealPage. As a rental housing economist, Jay is one of the leading voices in multifamily real estate. He’s an author, speaker, and an expert in market trends and forecasts, rental housing policy issues, property management, and more. If you want to read more from Jay on this story, he’s posted on Twitter and LinkedIn about it recently. You can also follow him on LinkedIn and on Twitter @JayParsons.

 

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Direct download: JF_3464_Jay_Parsons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Mac Shelton — founding partner at Sweetbay Capital, which focuses on multifamily value-add deals in Virginia and the Carolinas — joins host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Mac discusses investing in student rentals before reading Joe Fairless’s Book — the Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book — and how the lack of scalability in student rentals led him and his partner to pivot to multifamily syndication. From niching down and investing in familiar markets to overcoming tenant delinquency, Mac shares his experience buying multifamily deals in the challenging landscape that defined 2023.

Mac Shelton | Real Estate Background

  •  Founding Partner at Sweetbay Capital

  • Portfolio:

    • 131 units with 60 more under contract
  • Based in Raleigh, NC

  • Say hi to him at

 

Sponsors:

Monarch Money

My1031Pros

Direct download: JF_3463_Mac_Shelton__1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25am EDT

Valentina Brega, owner/operator of HireTrainVA.com, joins host Joe Cornwell on th Best Ever Show, sharing her story of immigrating to the U.S. from Moldova and her origins in real estate. In this episode, she discusses cutting her teeth making cold calls at a wholesaling company, what she learned about communications from analyzing her own conversations, and how hiring virtual assistants can help elevate your business and do more deals.

Valentina Brega | Real Estate Background

  • HireTrainVA
  • Hires and trains virtual assistants, primarily for real estate companies.
  • Based in: Nashville, TN
  • Say hi to her at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Traffic Secrets - Russel Brunson

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Direct download: JF_3462_Valentina_Brega__1.mp3
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Ivan Barratt is a multifamily owner, manager, and syndicator who specializes in large apartment communities in the Midwest. The founder and CEO of The BAM Companies, Barratt joins host Ash Patel on the Best Ever Show to discuss how his company not only weathered the high-interest-rate storm in 2023, but thrived, and is in a position to continue thriving in 2024 and beyond.

In this episode, Barratt discusses why and how his company prioritizes an operational value of traditional physical value-add approach, creating a company culture that cultivates loyal team members, how his company deploys and distributes its capital, how he’s finding deals today in a competitive market, and much, much more.

 

NOTE: He was previously on the show way back in 2018.

Ivan Barratt | Real Estate Background

  •  Founder/CEO of The BAM Companies

  • ~7500 apartments total (sold about 2,000 so far)

  • Based in Carmel, IN

  • Say hi to him at

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Direct download: JF_3461_Ivan_Barratt_BAM_Capital_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58am EDT

Frank Rizzo, CEO of Stone Capital, an owner/operator of mobile home communities across the Southeast, joins host Slocomb Reed on the Best Ever Show. In this episode, Frank discusses the biggest value-add opportunities in mobile home park investing and how owner/operators can cultivate long-term residents. With a focus on community-building rather than managing parks like a typical multifamily investment, Frank shares the strategies that helped him and his partner go full cycle on multiple deals.

Frank Rizzo | Real Estate Background

  • CEO / Stone Capital
  • Based in: Staten Island, NY
  • Portfolio: Owned and operated over 21 Mobile Home Communities
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Patrick lencioni, Your Next 5 Moves
  • Best Advice: The Market Collapse of '07

 

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Direct download: Frank.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22am 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, Matt Faircloth and Tara Smiley discuss building an effective local team for managing multifamily properties, emphasizing the importance of property and asset management, and sharing insights on vendor relationships and operational strategies for success in multifamily investments.

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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.

This episode covers the 2024 multifamily market, highlighting a potential bullish outlook despite current challenges. Key points include a significant amount of multifamily loans maturing, the decline in new construction starts, and the anticipation of positive rent growth and cap rate adjustments. Travis Watts discusses value-add strategies and the importance of considering migration trends and the affordability gap between owning and renting.

 

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Direct download: JF_3458_Passive_Investor_Tips_83.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10am EDT

David Lucas, a self-taught investor and neuromodulation guide (trust us, he’ll explain), joins host Joe Cornwell to discuss his journey from working in film, music, and television to eventually becoming an active real estate investor. In this episode, David discusses how he taught himself how to invest in real estate, why he chose the multifamily niche, his early property management issues, and why he chose to cap himself at 29 units as an active investor before transitioning to a more passive strategy.

David Lucas | Real Estate Background

  • NeuroModulation Guide + Real Estate Investor
  • Based in: Columbus, OH
  • Portfolio: 29 units owned and managed
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: "Rich Dad Poor Dad" - Robert Kiyosaki
  • Best Advice: "You need to love, trust, believe, accept, and heal yourself, before you can peacefully and successfully run a profitable business."

 

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Direct download: JF_3457_David_Lucas_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21am EDT

Darin Davis, Principal at Club Capital, joins host Joe Cornwell to discuss the opportunity in today’s market to capitalize on preferred equity. In this episode, Darin explains what preferred equity is, how it differs from common equity, and why the current climate has created a huge opportunity for investors to capitalize on pref equity. He also explains what he loves about the Texas and Florida markets and why Texas is an economic juggernaut.

Darin Davis | Real Estate Background

  • Club Capital
  • Based in: Austin, Texas
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Advice: "The power of passive and residual income."

 

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Direct download: JF_3456_Darin_Davis_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Multifamily legend Gino Barbaro — co-founder of Jake and Gino, a vertically integrated real estate company — joins host Ash Patel to discuss all things multifamily in the current climate. In this episode, Gino lifts the veil on his investing strategy in 2024 and beyond and explains why the Fed won’t raise rates again this year, why no deal is better than a bad deal, how tio find the right financing by engaging with local credit unions and small community banks, and much more.

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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Direct download: JF_3455_Gino_Barbero_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53am EDT

Host Slocomb Reed interviews Roger King, the CEO of Kings Unlimited LLC, a real estate investor education and coaching platform. In this episode, Roger discusses how he went from pursuing a music career at Berklee College of Music to investing in real estate in 1996. From his 27 years and experience in multiple market cycles, he shares his tips on how to recession-proof your portfolio, including not being afraid to pivot or reinvest yourself and having difficult conversations with investors up front.

Roger King | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of Kings Unlimited, LLC
  • Based in: Dorado, Puerto Rico
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Best Advice: "Just because they’re nice, doesn’t mean they’re ethical or competent."

 

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Direct download: Roger_King_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17am EDT

Host Ash Patel interviews Chad Schieler, the founder and principal owner at Focused Capital. In this episode, Chad shares his experience getting started with partnerships, including the biggest lessons he learned from his early partnerships. He also discusses how he achieved the freedom that has allowed him to live in Hawaii part-time, a time he suffered from and overcame procrastination, and his blueprint for anyone to get started in real estate, including how to start raising capital from scratch.

Chad Schieler | Real Estate Background

  • Focused Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • 275 Units acquired/developed, 39 SOLD, 236 current. 1000+ units as an LP
  • Based in: Fishers, Indiana
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: 10x is easier than 2x – Dan Sullivan
  • Best Advice: "Getting outside of your comfort zone is where the magic happens."

 

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Direct download: Chad_Schieler_Final.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, Matt Faircloth focuses on the importance of effective communication and trust-building with investors in commercial real estate, emphasizing transparency and honesty in investor relations for long-term success.

 

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Direct download: Faircloth7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57am 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 episode, Travis Watts discusses why chasing yield isn't the best investment strategy, sharing insights from a mentor with a high net worth who prefers low-risk investments. He emphasizes understanding risk profiles, preparing for market downturns, and determining how much income is enough.

 

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Direct download: JF_3451_Passive_Investor_Tips_82.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54am EDT

It’s no secret what’s been happening in office real estate across the country since the pandemic. During COVID-19, as work-from-home became ingrained in the American economy, office values plummeted. Now, with $117B in US CRE office debt maturing in 2024 and a 20% vacancy rate (the highest in 40 years), investors with dry powder are preparing to capitalize. 

And it’s not just Institutional investors who are ready to pounce. According to a recent piece in Commercial Observer, Chad Carpenter, founder of Reven Capital, and Ethan Penner, CEO of Mosaic Real Estate Investors, recently launched a $1 billion publicly traded real estate investment trust to raise capital for distressed office opportunity.

In this episode, Brian Pascus, the journalist who wrote the Commercial Observer piece, joins  the Best Ever Show to discuss this trend and what it means for the future of office real estate, and investors.


You can read his full piece here.

 

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Direct download: 3450final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12am EDT

In this episode, Best Ever Show hosts Ash Patel and Joe Cornwell catch up for an impromptu roundtable discussion. Joe discusses the current state of his business as he tries to compete in a low-inventory multifamily environment, including marketing strategies and how he’s optimizing his deal flow. Meanwhile, Ash discusses the importance of marketing yourself (even on social media), why he thinks interest rates could actually go up rather than down, and why your ADHD might not be a flaw, but a superpower.

 

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Direct download: 49final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT