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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.

Using leverage means using other people’s money to buy an investment property. How do you decide what’s best for your financial future? In this episode, Travis weighs the pros and cons of using leverage to acquire investment properties and discusses how to make your decision depending on your investing goals.

 

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Ever wondered how to turbocharge your real estate portfolio by strategically merging two seemingly different asset classes? In this episode, Cody Laughlin reveals his powerful insights into the symbiotic relationship between multifamily and industrial investments. Discover how Cody harnessed the combined potential of these two worlds to create a robust and diversified investment strategy, ensuring both cash flow and long-term growth. Learn from his journey as he shares tactics on navigating new asset classes, forging connections, and elevating your credibility in the ever-evolving market landscape.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diversifying With Purpose: Cody unveils his innovative approach of blending industrial real estate investments with multifamily properties to harness higher cash flow without compromising future returns.
  • Credibility Through Track Record: Leveraging his multifamily expertise, Cody demonstrates how to break into new asset classes by capitalizing on existing success and aligning with industry experts.
  • Keep it Simple: Cody's mantra emphasizes the power of simplicity and exceptional customer experiences to navigate market uncertainties and build lasting investment success.

 

 

Cody Laughlin | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder of Blue Oak Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • 950 multifamily units
    • 350K sq. ft. industrial
  • Based in: Houston, TX
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The One Thing by Gary Keller
  • Greatest Lesson: Never buy a floating rate deal without a rate cap.

 

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Are you tired of juggling endless tasks in your commercial real estate business? Wondering if there's a way to boost productivity without burning out? Join Ash Patel as he sits down with Bob Lachance, founder of Reva Global, to uncover the game-changing potential of virtual assistants. Discover how these dynamic assistants can revolutionize your workflow, from lead generation to administrative duties, allowing you to focus on what truly matters: scaling your commercial real estate empire.

Key Takeaways:

  • Start Small, Gain Confidence: Virtual assistants (VAs) can significantly enhance your business efficiency, but starting with one VA and gaining confidence is often the best approach. Gradually add more VAs as you identify specific tasks that can be outsourced effectively.
  • Clear Task Identification: Successful utilization of VAs hinges on precisely defining the tasks you want them to handle. Categorize income-producing tasks from non-income-producing ones and offload the latter. Remember, even if a VA performs at 80% of your level, the time saved can significantly grow your business.
  • Avoiding Burnout and Overcoming Skepticism: Monitoring burnout is crucial, but VA tasks are typically specialized and structured, which can prevent burnout in comparison to monotonous assembly line work. Skepticism about VAs can be countered by giving it a try, ensuring clarity on the tasks you need assistance with, and utilizing tracking metrics if necessary.

 

Bob Lachance | Real Estate Background

Bob Lachance is the founder and CEO of Reva Global, a trailblazing virtual assistant training and staffing company that caters to real estate professionals. Bob is also at the helm of PurchRock, specializing in property acquisitions across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

  • CEO and founder of REVA Global and PurchRock
  • Portfolio:
    • Flipping
    • Syndications
  • Based in: West Hartford, CT
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  • Greatest Lesson: Don't get shiny object syndrome!

 

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Joshua Meyer is the founder of Meyer REI, which creates win-win opportunities between the company and those struggling with foreclosure. In this episode, Joshua gives a step-by-step process for approaching direct-to-seller financing and shares some of the pain he endured by scaling his portfolio and his team too quickly.

 

Joshua Meyer | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Meyer REI
  • Portfolio:
    • 36 units buy-and-hold multifamily
    • Does 3–5 wholesale flips per month
  • Based in: Milwaukee, WI
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner
  • Greatest Lesson: If you're in the middle of a project with contractors, you have to be a part of that project. Be there every day. Because they will try to get one over on you if you let them.

 

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Andy McQuade is the principal at The ARM Companies, which provides consulting and advisory services for individuals and businesses working in the real estate industry. In this episode, Andy discusses the biggest mistakes operators make when dealing with construction on investment projects. He also shares expert recommendations on saving big on development deals, and what not to do when dealing with suppliers.

 

Andy McQuade | Real Estate Background

  • Principal at The ARM Companies
  • Portfolio:
    • Self-storage 
  • Based in: Rochester, NY
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Never Split the Difference by Christopher Voss
  • Greatest Lesson: Just get started, and live below your means. Spend your 20s working your tail off at a W-2, and invest your money. It’s the best thing you can do.

 

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The Best Ever Book Club is a special monthly series hosted by Best Ever founder Joe Fairless. In each insightful episode, Joe dives into influential books that shape the world of investing, exploring key principles, strategies, and lessons to enrich both the seasoned investor and the curious novice.

In this episode, Joe unravels the wisdom found in "The Wealthy Gardener" by John Soforic, delving into the parables and teachings that cultivate a prosperous mindset. They discuss how the book's lessons can be applied to real estate and personal growth, inspiring listeners to reflect on their own financial paths and aspirations.

If you would like to join the book club and participate live, go to www.bebookclub.com to sign up!

 

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Robbie Faithe is the CEO of Faithe Real Estate and co-founder of Integrity Home Buyers. In this episode, Robbie talks about his journey from flipping houses to investing in a variety of commercial real estate assets, ranging from multifamily to warehouses. He shares the marketing tactics he uses to find off-market deals and how he’s getting creative with seller financing to find cash-flowing deals in a difficult economy.

 

Robbie Faithe | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of Faith Real Estate and Co-founder of Integrity Home Buyers
  • Portfolio:
    • Residential, commercial, storage, warehouse development, mobile home parks, and multifamily
    • Just under $20MM AUM, all in New Mexico
  • Based in: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: $100M Offers by Alex Hormozi
  • Greatest Lesson: Find whoever it is that is doing what you want to do and do whatever you can to work for them for free. Find a mentor who is already functioning at a level that you see yourself at, and offer some value to them and see if there's anything you can do to get in their world.

 

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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.

In this episode, Travis walks through his personal five-step process for vetting an apartment syndication deal and encourages listeners to add their own personal preferences to make the process their own.

 

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Vanessa Alfaro discusses her journey from being a single mom opening companies at 22 to founding multiple seven-figure firms across three countries. Vanessa shares insights into her real estate portfolio, which focuses on multifamily investments. She emphasizes the necessity to embrace technological advancements, particularly AI, to optimize operations in the real estate industry. Vanessa reveals how AI can be applied in various aspects of real estate, including acquisition, underwriting, asset management, investor relations, and marketing, providing real-life examples and platforms to streamline processes.

Vanessa Alfaro | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Venus Capital, a women-owned multifamily real estate investment firm focused on technology and innovation.
  • Portfolio: 
    • $50M in AUM in TX, LA, MS, and MO
  • Based in: Beverly Hills, CA
  • Say hi to her at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Traction by Gino Wickman
  • Greatest Lesson: You pay for education one way or another, either through coaching or through experience and mistakes.

 

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Clint Harris is a professional investor and capital raiser with Nomad Capital, which focuses on converting and building Class-A climate-controlled storage facilities. In this episode, Clint discusses Nomad’s conversion strategies, specifically how to assess a property and recognize when the conversion opportunity is right. He also shares the struggles he faced actively managing 14 Airbnb properties and why he chose to change his investment focus.

 

Clint Harris | Real Estate Background

  • Professional investor and capital raiser for Nomad Capital
  • Portfolio: 
    • 14 AirBnB units
    • $100 million self storage AUM
  • Based in: Wilmington, NC
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Traction by Gino Wickman
  • Greatest Lesson: Inability to think ahead past the property at hand. Don’t paint yourself into a corner by limiting your thoughts to the deal right in front of you.

 

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Bronson Hill talks about his transition from medical device sales into multifamily real estate and other diverse investments like ATMs, car washes, and oil and gas. Hill emphasizes the importance of cash flow, risk mitigation, and seeking value-add opportunities, providing insights into various investment strategies that can generate passive wealth. The conversation explores different investment avenues, discussing their potential rewards and risks.

 

Bronson Hill | Real Estate Background

  • Founder and CEO of Bronson Equity
  • Portfolio:
    • 2,000 multifamily units
    • ATM machines
    • Car washes
    • Oil and gas
  • Based in: Pasadena, CA
  • Say hi to him at: 

 

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Zach Lemaster is the founder & CEO of Rent To Retirement, one of the nation's leading turnkey investment companies that helps people achieve financial independence through turnkey investing. In this episode, Zach discusses the misconceptions surrounding the turnkey real estate investing industry, and what prospective investors need to know. He also shares why you should explore the build-to-rent industry now as overbuilding and increasing interest rates have made many deals available at below market rates.

 

Zach Lemaster | Real Estate Background

  • Founder & CEO of Rent To Retirement
  • Portfolio:
    • Single-family rentals
    • Multifamily 
    • Commercial retail centers & luxury short-term rentals
  • Based in: Denver, CO
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber
  • Greatest Lesson: Date before you marry in partnerships.

 

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Dana Bull is a real estate advisor at Dana Bull Real Estate Consulting, where she advises clients on ways to maximize wealth through real estate. In this unique episode, Dana discusses why she chooses NOT to grow her portfolio, having acquired all of her investment properties before the age of 30. She also explores the concept of investing simply for the love of investing rather than chasing ever-increasing goals and financial benchmarks.

 

Dana Bull | Real Estate Background

  • Real estate advisor at Dana Bull Real Estate Consulting, where she advises clients on ways to maximize wealth through real estate. 
  • Portfolio:
    • Small multi-family properties
    • Single-family properties
    • Historic homes
  • Based in: Boston, MA
  • Say hi to her at: 
  • Greatest Lesson: Stay small to win big.

 

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Cody Bjugan is the founder of Allied Development, which finds off-market raw land with development potential and sells it to homebuilders. He is also the founder of VestRight, an educational platform that's helping investors do the same.

In this episode, Cody discusses why the value in land deals is in the approvals and how to go about mastering these types of investments. He also shares how he is able to provide his investors with 20% preferred returns and why he chooses to control real estate rather than own it.

 

Cody Bjugan | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Allied Development and VestRight
  • Based in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Gap and the Gain by Dan Sullivan
  • Greatest Lesson: Don’t run from personal development and think you know everything. Aim to be wise and humble, and continue to learn and grow.

 

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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.

You should get to know yourself, your goals, and your values before tackling investments. But how do you figure out what your core values are? In this episode, Travis shares a simple way to discover your core values as well as how they can empower you to make decisions about other aspects of your life such as work, lifestyle, and finances.

 

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Vikram Raya is the CEO and co-founder of Viking Capital, a multifamily boutique with nimble investment sourcing, structuring, execution and asset management capabilities. In this episode, Vikram talks about his transition from life as a practicing cardiologist to a full-time syndicator. He also warns against allowing your profession to become your personality, lessons he learned from bad syndication partnerships, and why you should stop leaning on agencies for your marketing and branding needs.

 

Vikram Raya | Real Estate Background

  • CEO and co-founder of Viking Capital, a multifamily boutique with nimble investment sourcing, structuring, execution and asset management capabilities.
  • CEO and founder of Limitless MD, which helps top-level doctors make more passive and active income while pursuing their passions.
  • Founder of Vitology Institute, which empowers functional medicine practitioners to provide proactive, predictive, personalized treatment and encourages patients to take an active role in their own health.
  • Portfolio:
    • $718M in AUM across 23 states
  • Based in: Fairfax, VA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Art of Impossible by Steven Kotler
  • Greatest Lesson: Understand your goals and vision, and get the proper education to achieve them.

 

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Chris Pomerleau is the co-founder and director of investment strategy at LeavenWealth, a lead sponsor of value-add multifamily properties through syndication and JVs. In this episode, Chris discusses his newest project, Rayven, which is a Regulation A fund that is seeking to expand access to real estate investing for non-accredited investors while also saving the planet. He tackles some of the objections to Regulation A funds as well as the major benefits it provides investors.

 

Chris Pomerleau | Real Estate Background

 

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Matthew Amabile is the owner of Amabile Investments and host of the Financial Freedom Fast podcast. He is well-known for retiring at the age of 25 through real estate investing. In this episode, Matthew lays out the four-step roadmap for how he achieved financial freedom so early in life, his trick for building relationships to find the best deals, and what to do when you can’t bring capital to the table.

 

Matthew Amabile | Real Estate Background

  • Owner of Amabile Investments and host of the Financial Freedom Fast podcast
  • Portfolio:
    • Multifamily and single-family properties throughout NJ
  • Based in: Phillipsburg, NJ
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: $100M Offers by Alex Hormozi
  • Greatest Lesson: Keep expenses low to save more and invest in cash-flowing assets. Use partners to supercharge your investing.

 

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Aaron Yassin is the director of operations and design & planning at Hive Developers, which develops ground-up condominiums in Brooklyn with a focus on sustainability, energy efficiency, and design.

In this episode, Aaron shares how his company maintains profitability in one of the most highly regulated markets in the world when it comes to ground-up construction and multifamily. He also discusses the design elements that are driving the future of development and the major risk factors you have to consider before entering NYC as a developer.

 

Aaron Yassin | Real Estate Background

  • Director of Operations and Design & Planning at Hive Developers
  • Portfolio:
    • Consolidated into a few LP positions, including Hive Developers’ own projects
  • Based in: Brooklyn, NY
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: You Are the Brand by Mike Kim
  • Greatest Lesson: Know the obstacles to developing in a city like New York before you start, such as how to navigate troublesome neighbors and how the process works with the Department of Buildings.

 

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Faraz Hemani is the owner of Pebble Ridge Capital, which manages storage facilities with zero onsite staff through technology and automation. In this episode, Faraz talks about his recipe for success when it comes to acquiring and managing 10 self-storage facilities across four states. He also shares why he is expanding into flex industrial and advice for those looking to make the jump from storage.

 

Faraz Hemani | Real Estate Background

  • Owner of Pebble Ridge Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • 10 self-storage facilities in four different states
    • Land for development
  • Based in: Houston, TX
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Greatest Lesson: Intelligence/talent only takes you so far. Personality, hard work, and risk tolerance are everything.

 

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Ash Patel is the founder of Invest Beyond Multifamily, which invests in daily-use, necessity-based commercial real estate properties in growth markets. He is also a host of The Best Ever Show podcast. This episode features a recent talk Ash gave at the Best Ever Cincinnati Real Estate Meetup. He discusses the major lessons he’s learned over the past 10 years as a full-time investor and advice for time management and goal setting.

 

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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.

When you’re trying to grow your net worth and forge a path to success, many people say to mimic the wealthy and successful. Well, most high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals have a large portion of their portfolios in private equity. There are a variety of benefits to private equity such as diversification and tax advantages, but is it the right path for you? In this episode, Travis discusses how to make this decision.

 

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Ruben Greth is the managing partner and full-time syndicator at Legacy Acquisitions, which raises capital for commercial real estate syndications. In this episode, Ruben shares his advice for developing an infrastructure around capital raising, how he deals with common objections from LPs, and the many benefits of ground-up development as it relates to build-to-rent projects.

 

Ruben Greth | Real Estate Background

  • Managing partner and full-time syndicator at Legacy Acquisitions
  • Portfolio:
    • 475 doors
    • Three build-to-rent subdivisions in different phases of development 
  • Based in: Phoenix, AZ
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: How to Own Your Own Mind by Napoleon Hill
  • Greatest Lesson: Anytime you have the opportunity to keep real estate, do so.

 

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Shane Thomas is the co-founder and managing partner at Catalyst Equity Partners, which specializes in multifamily real estate investing and repositioning well-located assets. In this episode, Shane shares communication tactics to keep investors primed for potential opportunities when deal flow is down, how he is diversifying with other asset classes while remaining focused on multifamily, and what he would have done differently to scale faster.

 

Shane Thomas | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder and managing partner at Catalyst Equity Partners
  • Portfolio:
    • 1,900+ units
    • $300M in assets under management
  • Based in: Houston, TX
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: King of Capital by David Carey
  • Greatest Lesson: Under-capitalizing our first heavy value-add deal.

 

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Sief Khafagi is the founder of Techvestor, which provides investors with a strategic way to invest in short-term rental investment properties. In this episode, Sief discusses the short-term rental landscape as it stands today and how Techvestor is overcoming some of the common pitfalls many operators are encountering to thrive and build a strong portfolio. He also shares Techvestor’s business plan and how they identify ideal markets for their short-term rental properties.

 

Sief Khafagi | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Techvestor
  • Portfolio:
    • 120+ short-term rentals
  • Based in: Los Angeles, CA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  • Greatest Lesson: Go after the things that scare you, and find folks that are willing to take the ride with you.

 

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Brooke Ceballos-Pinero is the CEO and co-founder of Empower Capital, which empowers people financially where they live, work, and play via passive investment opportunities through multifamily real estate acquisitions focusing on women and marginalized communities.

In this episode, Brooke speaks the truth about why there aren’t more women in commercial real estate and how we can change that. She also discusses the power of mentorships and why showing up in person for yourself at events and masterminds can make all the difference in your career.

 

Brooke Ceballos-Pinero | Real Estate Background

  • CEO and co-founder of Empower Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • LP of 676 units
    • GP of 581 units and one NNN lease
  • Best Ever Book: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
  • Greatest Lesson: No deal is better than a bad deal. Investors are your lifeline and your reputation is everything. Don't risk it.

 

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Jim Fredo is the key principal and founder of Spring Capital Partners, which employs the BRRRR method to add value and refinance funds quickly, holding long-term for cash flow. In this episode, Jim shares his business plan and timeline for cash-out refinancing on multifamily deals, what he learned from a recent 28-unit purchase, and how he’s overcome the biggest struggle of finding adequate contractors to cover the renovations.

 

Jim Fredo | Real Estate Background

  • Key principal and founder of Spring Capital Partners
  • Portfolio:
    • 97 doors 
      Single-family rentals and multifamily
  • Based in: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
  • Greatest Lesson: Be creative, but don’t force a deal.

 

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Christine Hsu is the co-founder and COO of Noblivest, which is a syndication and fund that invests in commercial real estate, offering passive income opportunities to accredited investors who are interested in minimizing risk and maximizing cash flow.

In this episode, Christine discusses the importance of due diligence when it comes to vetting deals, investors, and syndicators. She also shares her tips for attracting investors outside of your circle and why it’s important to always remember your “why”.

 

Christine Hsu | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder and COO of Noblivest
  • Portfolio:
    • Five rental properties in Philadelphia and NY
    • GP/fund manager of 1,400+ units in AL, AZ, FL, and TX
  • Based in: Westchester, NY
  • Say hi to her at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Getting to Neutral by Trevor Moawad
  • Greatest Lesson: Figure out your why, and ground yourself in it. When things aren’t going right, it’s easy to lose motivation, but remember why you're in this can get you through it.

 

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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.

In this episode, Travis discusses the dilemma many Americans face by not investing enough, and instead being sucked into the power of consumer culture. He shares his experience with living below his means in order to achieve his goal of earning enough passive income to retire early, and encourages people to do the same.

 

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Corey Peterson is the CEO of Kahuna Investments, which is focused on income-producing multifamily opportunities in stable and emerging U.S. markets. They target high-yield passive cash flow and long-term capital appreciation through strategic acquisition and superior asset management.

In this episode, Corey talks about how to create productive relationships with brokers, why he chose to vertically integrate his property management company, and how he would advise a new investor to approach raising capital for the first time.

 

Corey Peterson | Real Estate Background

 

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Arn Cenedella is the founder of Spark Investment Group, which helps people leverage passive real estate investments to grow their wealth, simplify their portfolios, and create the lives they’ve always wanted to live. In this episode, Arn reflects on his 40+ years of real estate investing experience to share what he’s learned from going through several market cycles. He also discusses what to focus on as a young investor and how that should change as you age.

 

Arn Cenedella | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Spark Investment Group
  • Portfolio:
    • GP on 1100 units totaling $140 million in AUM
  • Based in: Greenville, SC
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Golf in the Kingdom by Michael Murphy
  • Greatest Lesson: Invest in real estate over a 10- to 15-year period, and you will be much farther ahead than you are today.

 

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Direct download: JF_3240_Arn_Cenedell_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54am EDT

Rachael Jones is the founder of Clover Capital Group, which syndicates B- and C-class, value-add multifamily and mobile home parks primarily in the Charlotte MSA. In this episode, Rachael shares her journey from being an engineer managing global projects to a real estate investor with $15 million in AUM. She also discusses her creative solution to a mobile home park investment with four vacant lots and lessons she learned from a non-performing property manager.

 

Rachael Jones | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Clover Capital Group
  • Portfolio:
    • 150 units and $15MM AUM
  • Based in: Charlotte, NC
  • Say hi to her at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh
  • Greatest Lesson: How much value there is in excellent customer service, even for lower-end assets.

 

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Direct download: JF_3239_Rachael_Jones.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Peter Neill & Ron Lockhart are the co-founders and partners at GSP REI, a vertically integrated real estate investment firm focusing on affordable and workforce single-family rentals and non-performing loans. In this episode, Peter and Ron share why they chose to build a $55 million portfolio of affordable housing and non-performing loans. They also share why they use a vertical integration approach to investing and how they are able to return an average of 20%–23% to investors annually.

 

Peter Neill & Ron Lockhart | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founders and partners at GSP REI
  • Portfolio: 
    • $55M in AUM including real estate and notes
  • Based in: Philadelphia, PA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and Separation of Power by Vince Flynn
  • Greatest Lesson: Treat people the way you want to be treated. Tenants, investors, colleagues — everyone.

 

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Direct download: JF_3238_Peter_Neill_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17am EDT

Isaac Sebbag is the founder of Golden Sky Equities, which generates long-term value through strategic renovations in the condo and multifamily sectors with a focus on the New Jersey and Florida markets. In this episode, Isaac shares his expert insights on condo conversion projects, including what makes an ideal condo, amenities to focus on, and ground-up vs. value-add deals. He also discusses how he uses LinkedIn to attract investors and structures deals depending on the level of value-add involved in the project.

 

Isaac Sebbag | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Golden Sky Equities
  • Portfolio:
    • Multifamily
    • Mixed-use
    • Development
    • Office
  • Based in: NJ and PA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Greatest Lesson: Choose your market wisely, especially with ground-up construction as they will be issuing permits and helping you through the legal process if needed.

 

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Direct download: JF_3237_Isaac_Sebbag_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45am EDT

James Eng is the national director of Old Capital, a commercial mortgage broker. In this episode, James discusses the landscape of commercial lending, especially why many investors transitioned from bridge loans to fixed-rate loans over the past few years. He also shares the true purpose of a bridge loan and shares strategies for how investors can approach the refinance process on a bridge loan in 2023.

 

James Eng | Real Estate Background

  • National director of Old Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • GP and LP positions in over 20 multifamily properties in Texas totaling over 10,000 units
  • Based in: Dallas, TX
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks
  • Greatest Lesson: Make sure you look at the demographics of a market in comparison to the rents you are projecting. 

 

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Direct download: JF_3236_James_Eng_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:56am 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 discusses the benefits of passive income versus traditional earned income, specifically the tax advantages that many use to preserve their wealth such as depreciation, extracting equity, and 1031 exchanges.

 

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Direct download: 3234.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28am EDT

Veena Jetti is the founding partner of Vive Funds, a unique commercial real estate firm that specializes in curating conservative opportunities for investors. In this episode, Veena gives a mini masterclass in marketing for operators, GPs, and capital raisers. She discusses how her team uses AI to maximize efficiency, her “secret sauce” for raising capital, and things that make her cringe about multifamily investing.

 

Veena Jetti | Real Estate Background

  • Founding Partner of Vive Funds
  • Portfolio:
    • Multifamily investments
  • Based in: Plano, TX
  • Say hi to her at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Wealth Without Cash by Pace Morby
  • Greatest Lesson: Partner up fast with people that you trust to build success as quickly as possible.

 

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Direct download: 3233-.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56am EDT

Toby Mathis is the founding partner of Anderson Law Group and managing partner of Anderson Business Advisors, which helps entrepreneurs around the world live lives free from the burden of financial imprisonment through wealth creation. In this episode, Toby guides listeners through the complicated world of tax codes and asset protection, providing expert insights into how to shelter your assets properly to reduce risk and preserve wealth.

 

Toby Mathis | Real Estate Background

  • Founding partner of Anderson Law Group and managing partner of Anderson Business Advisors
  • Portfolio:
    • 400 properties
      • Commercial
      • Self-storage
      • Single-family homes
  • Based in: Las Vegas, NV
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: $100M Offers by Alex Hormozi
  • Greatest Lesson: Don't try to do things yourself and pinch pennies over something that should be done by a true professional. It can cost you big in the long run. 

 

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Direct download: JF_3232.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:08am EDT

Brian C. Adams is the president and founder of Excelsior Capital, an owner-operator sponsor of commercial light industrial, flex space, and medical office properties. In this episode, Brian discusses the struggles he’s faced building a $275 million portfolio, why he prefers flex, light industrial, and medical properties, and how LPs can do next-level due diligence on GPs before committing to a deal.

 

Brian C. Adams | Real Estate Background

  • President and Founder of Excelsior Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • $275 million gross AUM
  • Based in: Nashville Tennessee
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Outlive by Peter Attia
  • Greatest Lesson: Put substantial resources into investor relations, and ask the right questions of your GP so you know who you’re going into business with.

 

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Direct download: JF_3231-.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21am EDT

AJ Osborne is the CEO and founder of Cedar Creek Capital, which is a vertically integrated real estate private equity firm specializing in the acquisition, development, and management of self-storage facilities. In this episode, AJ discusses what caused the self-storage asset class to peak and drop in the last few years and why his firm’s buying behavior has changed completely as a result. 

 

AJ Osborne | Real Estate Background

  • CEO & Founder of Cedar Creek Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • $300 million AUM
    • 3 million square feet
    • Over 10,000 units
  • Based in: Eagle, Idaho
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Warren Buffett Way by Robert Hagstrom
  • Greatest Lesson: The short-term is meant for taking action, and the long-term is meant for yielding results. Market cycles and results take time, so you need to put a structure around your deals that allow for that.

 

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Direct download: JF_3230_Full-.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

Ross Metz is the co-founder of SIMCAP Holdings, which is a midwest asset management group with a focus on residential multifamily investing. In this episode, Ross shares how he built his portfolio up to 148 units in 15 months and how he structured a unique partnership with his property manager that ensures both of their paths to growth and profitability.

 

Ross Metz | Real Estate Background

  • Co-Founder of SIMCAP Holdings and SIMCAP Management
  • Portfolio:
    • 148 multifamily units
    • Personal portfolio of residential properties
  • Based in: Cincinnati, OH
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
  • Greatest Lesson: Don’t be afraid to leverage your networks. Most people are willing and eager to help.

 

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Direct download: JF_3230_Ross_Metz_Full_v2-.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Michael Flight is the CEO of Liberty Real Estate Funds and principal of Concordia Realty, the world’s first net lease security token fund. In this episode, Michael shares three key factors required in doing due diligence on a NNN property, tips for investors pivoting into retail, and how to attract national tenants to your retail centers.

 

Michael Flight | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of Liberty Real Estate Funds and founding principal of Concordia Realty
  • Portfolio:
    • NNN and single-tenant retail
    • $5M sale/leaseback fund
    • Hotel debt fund
  • Based in: Oak Brook, IL
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
  • Greatest Lesson: Pick great partners and colleagues in all aspects of investing — not just investors, but attorneys, CPAs, etc.

 

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Direct download: JF_3229_Michael_Flight_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:23am 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 discusses the significance of risk-adjusted returns. Using real-world examples, Watts urges listeners to balance the allure of high returns with potential risks, emphasizing the importance of personal risk tolerance and financial goals.

 

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Direct download: JF_3227_Passive_Investor_Tips_51_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Chad Freeman is the founder of MHPinvestors, which purchases undervalued and mismanaged mobile home parks and brings them back to life. He is a returning guest to the podcast, and in this episode, Chad discusses the advantages mobile home parks provide as opposed to other asset classes and how his business plan has evolved over the past year to accommodate for lower deal flow and higher interest rates.

 

Chad Freeman | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of MHPinvestors
  • Portfolio:
    • 150 mobile home spaces
    • 47 RV spaces
  • Based in: Jacksonville, FL
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Scale by Jeff Hoffman and David Finkel
  • Greatest Lesson: Nothing beats great due diligence and consistency.

 

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Direct download: JF_3228_Chad_Freeman_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Patrick Grims is the CEO of Invest on Main Street, which allows investors to passively invest in syndications for alternative assets. In this episode, Patrick shares his whirlwind journey from high-tech engineer to real estate investor, which includes losing everything in the 2008 housing crisis. He also shares the importance of learning to trust others and educating investors on the history of market cycles.

 

Patrick Grimes | Real Estate Background

 

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Direct download: JF_3226_Patrick_Grimes_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47am EDT

Marc Rutzen is the CEO of HelloData.ai, a platform that automates the due diligence process for real estate investors. In this episode, Marc discusses the disruption potential AI has in the real estate industry and how HelloData.ai works to mitigate the mundane and manual tasks associated with the due diligence process of real estate investing. 

 

Marc Rutzen | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of HelloData.ai
  • Based in: Chicago
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Innovation Stack by Jim McKelvey
  • Greatest Lesson: Don't try to do too much, narrow your focus, and hone in one specific area of expertise.

 

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Direct download: JF_3225_Mark_Rutzen_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34am EDT

Kyle Stevie is the co-founder of Sparen Capital, a concierge-style realty service that buys and sells properties through market-driven data analytics and a deep understanding of client needs. In this episode, Kyle takes a deep dive into a deal he spearheaded in 2020 to renovate and stabilize a historic building from 1908. He shares the construction timeline, the unique loan structure, and the one renovation that set the project back nearly a year.

 

Kyle Stevie | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder of Sparen Capital
  • Author of Digital Melting: Making Illiquid Real Estate Assets Liquid Through Tokenization.
  • Senior Logistics Account Executive at Total Quality Logistics, one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation.
  • Portfolio:
    • One multi-use property
    • Two commercial properties
    • Total value: $7.6M
  • Based in: Fort Thomas, KY
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Greatest Lesson: Don’t underestimate what you’re able to do.

 

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Direct download: JF_3224_Kyle_Stevie_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Kyle Root is the founder of Empire Estates and KJ Coaching. He owns 68 units of single-family and small multifamily properties in the Green Bay and Milwaukee areas. In this episode, Kyle shares his strategy for scaling a residential portfolio, which preserves cash flow and allows him to “trade up” to newer properties. Kyle also shares the journey of starting his own construction company and the advice he has for other operators looking to bring those services in-house.

 

Kyle Root | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Empire Estates and KJ Coaching
  • Portfolio
    • 68 units of single-family and small multifamily
  • Based in: Green Bay, WI
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
  • Greatest Lesson: Trust, but verify. People tend to mistrust others, and that can lead to micromanagement and overanalysis. Do your due diligence, and then trust those you’re working with.

 

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Direct download: JF_3223_Kyle_Root_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19am EDT

Anjesh Dubey is the co-founder of Dubey Investor Group, which helps high-income professionals to learn about passive investing and diversifying their portfolio. He is also a software engineer with 14 years of experience leading global teams.

In this episode, Anjesh shares his journey from investing in single family homes in the Bay Area to multifamily syndications and the power of utilizing economies of scale and capital. He also discusses the two questions he would ask general partners before investing in a deal and what he’s learned from the three multifamily deals he is currently GP on.

 

Anjesh Dubey | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder of Dubey Investor Group
  • Portfolio:
    • GP in 3 different deals, totaling 660 units
  • Based in: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Do the Hard things First by Scott Allan
  • Greatest Lesson: Be patient and set realistic goals, don't change criteria too often.

 

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Direct download: JF_3222_Anjesh_Dubey_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:04am 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 discusses whether you can make money in an economic environment where interest rates are higher than cap rates. Does it make sense to pay more for your debt than the property is actually producing? He shares two case studies of a value-add multifamily property and a brand new class A property to help illustrate why it does.

 

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Direct download: JF_3220_Passive_Investor_Tips_50.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15am EDT

David Lecko is the CEO of DealMachine, an app designed to help real estate investors and professionals streamline and automate the process of finding and contacting property owners. In this episode, David discusses the pain points he encountered as an investor that inspired him to create DealMachine, how AI is revolutionizing the world of real estate investing, and three practical steps you can take today to incorporate AI into your life.

 

David Lecko | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of DealMachine
  • Portfolio:
    • Nine single-family rentals
  • Based in: Austin, TX (invests in Indianapolis, IN)
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Humor, Seriously by Jennifer Aaker
  • Greatest Lesson: Using AI to help with my own investing and content creation.

 

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Direct download: JF_3219_David_Lecko_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Brett Swarts is the founder of Capital Gains Tax Solutions, which helps investors pursue their financial goals while navigating the exit of their highly appreciated assets and solving their capital gains tax challenges. In this episode, Brett explains how deferred sales trusts work as an alternative to 1031 exchanges, deferring capital gains taxes while still allowing investors access to the cash from their property sale.

 

Brett Swarts | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Capital Gains Tax Solutions
  • Portfolio:
    • LP positions in
      • Multifamily
      • Industrial
      • Medical office
  • Based in: FL and CA
  • Say hi to him at: 

 

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Direct download: JF_3218_Brett_Swarts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Bonus Operations is a series hosted by apartment owner/operator and Best Ever Show host, Slocomb Reed. In each five- to ten-minute episode, Slocomb provides his top takes for executing your business plan and maintaining cash flow.

 

In this episode, Slocomb introduces the '200 unit months of operation' concept to predict when a rental property portfolio stabilizes. It emphasizes long-term planning, particularly for small landlords, and discusses the influence of vacancy rates on net operating income.

 

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Direct download: JF_3209_Bonus_Operations_Small_Unit_Stability_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40am EDT

Tim Donofrio is the owner of Allocated Assets, a CRE investment and commercial property management company that works through word of mouth. In this episode, Tim discusses his theories on why property management companies have such a bad reputation, what investors should do to properly vet property managers, and how his company succeeds despite doing no formal marketing.

 

Tim Donofrio | Real Estate Background

  • Owner of Allocated Assets
  • Portfolio:
    • Minority stake across multiple properties
  • Based in: Crown Point, IN
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
  • Greatest Lesson: All education costs money. It can be a mistake, being taken advantage of, or overlooking details.

 

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Direct download: JF_3217_Tim_Donofrio_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15am EDT

Nathan Walldorf is a multifamily property investor with Walldorf Capital Ventures, which buys class B and C, value-add apartment buildings of 100-plus units. In this episode, Nathan discusses the underwriting guidelines keeping their deals ahead of projections, the biggest challenges they’ve faced in the Dallas market this year, and how they are dealing with properties under bridge loans.

 

Nathan Walldorf | Real Estate Background

 

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Direct download: JF_3216_Nathan_Eda_Walldorf_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53am EDT

Rod Khleif is the director of Lifetime CashFlow Academy, host of the Lifetime Cashflow Through Real Estate Investing Podcast, and director of acquisitions for CRE Equity Capital. In this episode, Rod talks about how investors can prepare themselves for what’s possibly to come in the next 12 months, what he learned from losing $50 million in the Great Recession, and why he believes we could be headed into the greatest real estate opportunities of our lifetime. 

 

Rod Khleif | Real Estate Background

  • Director of Lifetime CashFlow Academy, host of the Lifetime Cashflow Through Real Estate Investing Podcast, and director of acquisitions for CRE Equity Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • 4,500 units in seven states
  • Based in: Sarasota FL
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Greatest Lesson: There is no failure. Only seminars.

 

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Direct download: JF_3215_Rod_Khleif_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11am 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 discusses the ins and outs of working with a financial advisor and understanding their various fee structures. He shares the dangers of using a percentage-based fee and advises working with a fiduciary financial advisor who has your best interests in mind.

 

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Direct download: JF_3213_Passive_Investor_Tips_49.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:18am EDT

Patrick Roberts is a business broker and attorney at HedgeStone Business Advisors, a full-service firm specializing in real estate, businesses, mergers, and acquisitions. In this episode, Patrick shares his strategies for investing in car washes, an undervalued asset class that delivers high returns for minimum operational involvement. 

 

Patrick Roberts | Real Estate Background

  • Business broker and attorney at HedgeStone Business Advisors
  • Portfolio:
    • Five car washes
    • One commercial office building
    • Two commercial condos
    • Three single-family homes
  • Based in: Raleigh, NC
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Buddha’s Little Instruction Book by Jack Kornfield
  • Greatest Lesson: If you are running a business remotely, vet employees that you trust to run things appropriately, and put a system in place to track your money remotely.

 

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Direct download: JF_3214_Patrick_Roberts_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The Beyond Multifamily series is hosted by non-residential commercial real estate investor and Best Ever Show host, Ash Patel. Ash’s goal for this series is to introduce you to the world of non-residential commercial real estate investing and teach you how to look at and underwrite different commercial asset classes.

In this podcast episode, the Ash Patel discusses the state of the economy and real estate. He mentions concerns about banking collapses and the need for diversification. Additionally, he highlights oversupply in the multifamily market and the resilience of suburban downtown shopping centers.

 

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Direct download: JF_3189_Beyond_Multifamily_19_1__.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47am EDT

Reed Goossens is a multifamily syndicator, podcast host, and owner/founder of RSN Property Group, a full-service multifamily investment company that buys assets across select MSAs in the U.S. In this episode, Reed shares his strategy for acquiring $100 million in assets over the past 12 months and how he is solving for affordability in high real estate tax states.

 

Reed Goossens | Real Estate Background

  • Multifamily syndicator, podcast host, and owner/founder of RSN Property Group
  • Portfolio:
    • $685M in AUM
  • Based in: Los Angeles, CA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Traction by Gino Wickman
  • Greatest Lesson: A fool and their money are easily parted. Continue to be a student and learn. The day you think you’ve arrived is the day you’ll lose a lot of money.

 

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Direct download: JF_3211_Reed_Goossens_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17am EDT

Zach Haptonstall is the CEO and co-founder of Rise48 Equity, a real estate investment services firm that focuses on multifamily syndication. In this episode, Zach discusses why Rise48 continues to underwrite five to ten deals a week despite only penciling a fraction of them and how his company was able to build a $1.4 billion portfolio by controlling various aspects of the value-add supply chain.

 

Zach Haptonstall | Real Estate Background

  • CEO and co-founder of Rise48 Equity
  • Portfolio:
    • $1.4B in AUM
  • Based in: Phoenix, AZ
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Mastery by Robert Greene
  • Greatest Lesson: If you as the owner will not be doing this, you need to hire someone who is going to source, bid out, and manage all of your subcontractors. You have to be able to adequately manage your construction process.

 

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Direct download: JF_3210_Zach_Haptonstall_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Culby Culbertson is the founder of Culbertson Holdings. He has $20 million in assets under management, including multifamily, self-storage, boat storage, and single-family rentals. In this episode, Culby discusses what his day job as a mortgage broker has taught him about commercial real estate, how he approaches investor cold calls, and how he stress tests his investment deals.

 

Culby Culbertson | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Culbertson Holdings
  • Portfolio:
    • $20M in AUM 
      • Multifamily
      • Self-storage
      • Boat storage
      • Single-family rentals
  • Based in: Dallas, TX
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry
  • Greatest Lesson: Be as involved as you possibly can. Even if it doesn’t hit right away, it will. Real estate is a numbers game.

 

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Direct download: JF_3208_Culby_Culbertson_.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.

In this episode, Travis discusses his strategy for managing a portfolio of investments: the 8% rule. This is similar to the 4% rule many people live by who invest in the stock market, which says that when you reach retirement or financial independence, you sell off 4% of your portfolio each year and live off of that income.

The 8% rule is similar, except you are living off of the income your portfolio generates rather than having to sell off pieces of it. Travis shares how he’s used this rule for the past eight years.

 

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Direct download: 3206_Passive_Investor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:12am EDT

Blake Leavitt is a multifamily and commercial broker at KW Commercial. In this episode, Blake shares the marketing tactics he uses to get in front of buyers and sellers at the optimal time. He also shares how he is overcoming a 90% drop in his market’s sales volume in the past year and how he identifies which properties are likely to sell in the near future.

 

Blake Leavitt | Real Estate Background

  • Director, Multifamily and Commercial Broker at KW Commercial
  • Portfolio:
    • Principal of a 48-unit property in Las Vegas
    • Two LP positions spanning over 3,000 units
  • Based in: Las Vegas, NV
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Shift by Gary Keller
  • Greatest Lesson: Contact owners and keep in touch with them, otherwise another broker will get the listing.

 

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Direct download: JF_3205_Blake_Leavitt_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52am EDT

Christopher Stout is the principal at StoutCap, which acquires high-performing assets in growing Southern markets. In this episode, Christopher discusses how he leveraged his experience in construction to garner success in value-add multifamily investing. He also shares the biggest struggles he’s encountered operating in a landlord-unfriendly market as well as advice for investors looking to get into development or bring construction in-house.

 

Christopher Stout | Real Estate Background

  • Principal at StoutCap
  • Portfolio:
    • 479 units 
  • Based in: New York, NY
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: $100M Offers by Alex Hormozi
  • Greatest Lesson: Keep your foot on the gas as if it’s the hottest real estate market ever. That way, when deals start to pop up, you’ll be in line for them.

 

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Direct download: JF_3204_Christopher_Stout-.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Raphael Collazo is a commercial real estate specialist at Grisanti Group, which helps business owners and investors buy, sell, and lease commercial real estate. In this episode, Raphael discusses his path from software engineer to commercial real estate broker. He also dispels retail real estate myths, shares trends in the industrial and storage spaces, and reveals why the mixed-use asset class is one of his favorites.

 

 

Raphael Collazo | Real Estate Background

  • Commercial real estate specialist at Grisanti Group
  • Portfolio:
    • 4 units
  • Based in: Louisville, KY
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  • Greatest Lesson: Consistency is the key to success.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:07am EDT

Cameron Pimm is the co-founder and principal of UrbanLandings, which purchases and repositions apartments in Atlanta and surrounding metros. In this episode, Cameron discusses his journey from financial advisor to real estate investor, how UrbanLandings has managed 10 years of successful deals, and the focus of their latest fund.

 

 

Cameron Pimm | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder and principal of UrbanLandings
  • Portfolio:
    • 2,000 units (done $750MM in deals currently $450MM in AUM)
  • Based in: Atlanta, GA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  • Greatest Lesson: Have a very detailed business plan, and execute on it very quickly.

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:07am EDT

Jeff Greenberg is the CEO of Synergetic Investment Group, which acquires multifamily assets in emerging domestic markets. In this episode, Jeff discusses his decision to transition away from being a syndicator to a capital raiser. He also shares insights on investor relations and the benefits of managing and investing in a customizable fund.

 

Jeff Greenburg | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of Synergetic Investment Group
  • Portfolio:
    • 1,300+ multifamily units
    • 60+ short-term rental units
    • Bitcoin miners
  • Based in: Los Angeles, CA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Cashflow Quadrant by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Greatest Lesson: It is better to work with quality operators than to be the operator.

 

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Chris Linger is a multifamily syndicator at Up Plex Capital, making it attainable for investors to invest in wealth-building assets with confidence. In this episode, Chris discusses how Up Plex is preparing for a constantly changing real estate landscape to best protect investors and how they were able to double the size of their deals by finding quality partnerships.

 

 

Chris Linger | Real Estate Background

  • Multifamily syndicator at Up Plex Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • Current portfolio is $300MM, GP in almost 1,900 doors
  • Based in: Austin, Texas
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman
  • Greatest Lesson: Partnership and leveraging others' resources are the best ways to scale and diversify in real estate.

 

 

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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.

68% of the world’s richest people are self-made. Frugality certainly has its place in any financial strategy, but how can it help you achieve your goals? In this episode, Travis discusses the role frugality can play in designing your lifestyle and why you have to be adaptable as an investor to survive.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:40am EDT

Stuart Gethner is the president of Gethner Education & Consulting, which finds, funds, and manages off-market properties with double-digit returns for investors. In this episode, Stuart discusses his business plan for value-add multifamily properties with the goal of creating long term wealth for his investors. He also shares his subject-to financing strategy and why cash-on-cash is always the focus of his deals.

 

Stuart Gethner | Real Estate Background

  • President of Gethner Education & Consulting
  • Portfolio:
    • 80+ multifamily & manufactured housing units
  • Based in: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
  • Greatest Lesson: When you go into business with someone, it’s like you’re getting married. Do your due diligence and really get to know your partners.

 

 

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Andy Smith is a partner at Lewis Brisbois Law, a national, full-service law firm with more than 1,600 attorneys and 54 offices in 30 states and the District of Columbia. In this episode, Andrew breaks down his most recent acquisition of a 32-unit apartment community in Cincinnati. He also discusses the entity transfer tax loophole and some of the most common mistakes he’s seen people make in contracts with contractors and leases with tenants.

 

Andy Smith | Real Estate Background

  • Partner at Lewis Brisbois Law
  • Portfolio:
    • 50 units
    • Several Airbnbs
  • Based in: Cincinnati, OH
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Richard Kiyosaki
  • Greatest Lesson: Don’t give up. Real estate is very forgiving.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:01am EDT

Brody Garcia is a general contractor and real estate syndicator with KGI Capital, which invests in distressed multifamily properties in the southeast and midwest. In this episode, Brody shares the details of KGI’s latest acquisition - a 72-unit multifamily property built in the early 1970s. He also discusses the differences in value-add projects between states like California and Oklahoma and the biggest struggles he’s encountered as a remote construction manager.

 

Brody Garcia | Real Estate Background

  • General contractor and real estate syndicator with KGI Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • 80 multifamily units
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
  • Greatest Lesson: Trust but verify.

 

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Direct download: JF_3197_Brody_Garcia.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58am EDT

Gino Barbaro is the co-founder of Jake & Gino, a vertically integrated multifamily real estate company that focuses on assets within their Buy Right(c) Criteria. In this episode, Gino discusses the value of relationships and personal accountability when it comes to raising capital. He also shares advice for those looking to get into coaching as well as those seeking real estate education resources.

 

Gino Barbaro | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder of Jake & Gino
  • Portfolio:
    • 1,600 units
    • $250 million AUM
  • Based in: St. Augustine, FL
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Lead with a Story by Paul Smith
  • Greatest Lesson: No deal is better than a bad deal. Focus on the long term.

 

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Direct download: JF_3196_Gino_Barbaro_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17am EDT

Andy Crawford is the director of investor relations at Prosper Capital Co., a vertically integrated value-add multifamily syndicator. In this episode, Andy breaks down his most recent acquisition of a 27-unit property as well as discussing how his lack of delegation early on cost him scaling opportunities.

 

Andy Crawford | Real Estate Background

  • Director of Investor Relations at Prosper Capital Co.
  • Portfolio:
    • Prosper Capital
      • Roughly 200 units
    • Personal ownership
      • 105 units 
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Who Not How by Dan Sullivan & Benjamin Hardy
  • Greatest Lesson: Partnerships are key! You truly go further together in commercial real estate.

 

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

Jeremy Dyer is the founder and managing partner of Starting Point Capital, which raises capital through co-GP and SPV structures. In this episode, Jeremy discusses why he prefers working with vertically integrated sponsors, the deal-specific questions he asks to evaluate investments, and the lessons he’s learned from not doing due diligence on sponsors.

 

Jeremy Dyer | Real Estate Background

  • Founder and managing partner of Starting Point Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • 24 LP investments (mostly multifamily)
    • Three GP deals
    • Three fund-of-funds deals
  • Based in: Minneapolis, MN
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Hands-Off Investor by Brian Burke
  • Greatest Lesson: Dig deep as an LP into the sponsor. It’s not enough to know, like, and trust them.

 

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

Luis Belmonte is the owner of Seven Hills Properties, a group of small-time developers who have built a portfolio of $150 million over the last 20 years. In this episode, Luis discusses why he has invested so heavily in affordable multifamily housing in the Bay Area, what his secrets are for getting retail tenants, and some of the key factors that negatively affect the real estate market.

 

Luis Belmonte | Real Estate Background

  • Owner of Seven Hills Properties
  • Portfolio:
    • Retail 
    • Industrial
    • Multifamily — owns and manages six apartment buildings
  • Based in: San Francisco, CA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Power Broker by Robert A. Caro
  • Greatest Lesson: Be wary of the herd. When everyone is going in one direction, it might be time to try another.

 

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Direct download: JF_3193_Luis_Belmonte.mp3
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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.

The average millionaire has between three and 10 income streams, proving the fact that in order to maximize your wealth building, you need to diversify. In this episode, Travis talks about three key ways to build those income streams to not only protect your financial future but create passive income that supports your lifestyle today.

 

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

Zach Alms is managing partner at 507 Capital, a real estate private equity company focusing on acquiring assets in the Midwest. In this episode, Zach discusses why he loves retail real estate, what ideal vacancy rates are in a retail shopping center, and how to stress test a retail deal.

 

Zach Alms | Real Estate Background

  • Managing Partner at 507 Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • Retail strip centers
    • Small multifamily properties
  • Based in: Mankato, MN
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Who Not How by Dan Sullivan
  • Greatest Lesson: Take the leap. Whatever the lesson is, be willing to take the leap and learn as you go!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:53am EDT

Grant Smith is the Principal at Sharper Capital Partners, an Ohio-based hard money lender committed to funding great projects for residential rehabbers. In this episode, Grant discusses how he studied hard money lending from the ground up to grow a substantial business and how he built a unique real estate portfolio consisting of self-storage, raw land, and an auto repair shop.

 

Grant Smith | Real Estate Background

  • Principal at Sharper Capital Partners
  • Portfolio:
    • 80,000 square feet of self-storage
    • 18 acres of raw land
    • A NNN auto repair shop
  • Based in: Cincinnati, OH
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • Greatest Lesson: It’s ok to trust, but verify as well. Do your due diligence before getting involved with a partner or deal.

 

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Direct download: JF_3190_Grant_Smith_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Bonus Operations is a series hosted by apartment owner/operator and Best Ever Show host, Slocomb Reed. In each five- to ten-minute episode, Slocomb provides his top takes for executing your business plan and maintaining cash flow.

In this episode, Slocomb shares various options for bringing construction management in-house as you scale your portfolio and four of the reasons he chose to do so, including reducing overall expenses and adding a valuable skill to his resume.

 

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Direct download: JF_3188_Slocomb_Operations_Constructon_Management_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22am EDT

Jarred Kessler is the CEO and co-founder of EasyKnock, the first-to-market residential sale-leaseback company. In this episode, Jarred discusses how EasyKnock’s business model aims to break down the barriers keeping 65% of Americans from having a mortgage, provide them with cash to pursue their financial goals, and reward rental tenants for making improvements to their property.

 

Jarred Kessler | Real Estate Background

  • CEO and co-founder of EasyKnock
  • Portfolio:
    • 15th biggest owner of single family homes in the U.S.
  • Based in: New York City
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
  • Greatest Lesson: Experience is invaluable. You don’t always need the latest and greatest.

 

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Direct download: JF_3187_Jarred_Kessler_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Dax Ferguson is the CEO at Heritage Construction and Consulting Services, which takes syndicators from due diligence to CapEx execution. In this episode, Dax discusses the technology platform he developed to help investors develop and present CapEx budgets, key factors investors should consider who are looking to bring construction management in-house, some of the biggest projects where he’s lost money.

 

Dax Ferguson | Real Estate Background

  • CEO at Heritage Construction and Consulting Services
  • Based in: Dallas–Fort Worth, TX
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins
  • Greatest Lesson: How to put a system in place to create speed without losing quality.

 

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Direct download: JF_3186_Dax_Ferguson_.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.

The future is impossible to predict, so the best we can do as investors is to do our due diligence, be conservative in underwriting, and know that potential returns are never promised nor guaranteed. In this episode, Travis discusses three categories of risk when it comes to investing and why it’s so important to determine your risk tolerance before diving in. 

Direct download: JF_3185_Passive_Investor_Tips_45.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01am EDT

Mat Simmons is the owner of SIMM Capital, which invests in value-add multifamily and affordable housing single family properties. In this episode, Mat dives into the world of affordable housing and Section 8 tenants. He shares why it’s not the best asset class for new investors, how he gets properties cash flowing 4 weeks or less, and some of the myths surrounding Section 8 tenants that he wishes more investors knew.

 

Mat Simmons | Real Estate Background

  • Owner of SIMM Capital, value-add multifamily and affordable housing single family investing
  • Portfolio:
    • 3,808 doors
  • Based in: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Greatest Lesson: Do extensive property walkthroughs (even if you waive the inspection) prior to closing on a deal versus after.

 

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Direct download: JF_3184_Mat_Simmons_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14am EDT

Kyle Ransford is the CEO of Cardinal Investments, which focuses on value-add repositioning to achieve cash-out refinances. In this episode, Kyle discusses his firm’s strategy to getting investors 100% of their capital back in two to three years and how they approach underwriting to close on the best deals.

 

Kyle Ransford | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of Cardinal Investments, which focuses on value-add repositioning to achieve cash-out refinances, then hold for cash flow. 
  • Portfolio:
    • Over 50 apartment buildings
    • 8 commercial non-residential properties with two in development
  • Based in: Los Angeles, CA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher
  • Greatest Lesson: Don’t underestimate costs, and be realistic about timeframes and capital needed to execute on deals.

 

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

Bikran Sandhu is the CFO and co-founder of Rise48 Equity, which acquires commercial multifamily apartment properties, strategically adds value, and creates passive income for its investors. In this episode, he talks about what it takes to scale a multifamily syndication company, the metrics he uses to select target markets, and the biggest factor he’s keeping an eye on to avoid foreclosure.

 

Bikran Sandhu | Real Estate Background

  • CFO and co-founder of Rise48 Equity
  • Portfolio:
    • $1.4B of multifamily properties
  • Based in: Phoenix, AZ and Dallas, TX
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • Greatest Lesson: Finding the right partner with a complementary skill set.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:11am EDT

In this episode, Slocomb breaks down the Section 8 program as it relates to landlords and property owners. He shares his own experience with Section 8 in Cincinnati, common misconceptions he’s seen firsthand, and what landlords can expect from working with tenants and their local voucher vendors.

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Christopher Seveney is the CEO and founder of 7e Investments, which invests in distressed mortgages. In this episode, Christopher breaks down the business plan behind distressed mortgage investments to provide investors with a safe return as well as provide borrowers with a realistic path forward for homeownership.

 

Christopher Seveney | Real Estate Background

  • CEO & Founder of 7e Investments
  • Portfolio:
    • 150 notes almost exclusively single family
    • Cumulative experience of over 500 notes
  • Based in: Northern Virginia
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: How to F*** Your Startup by Kim Hvidkjaer
  • Greatest Lesson: Set your goals, and be consistent in what you do. Life is a marathon, not a sprint.

 

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Shawn Griffith is managing director at TWT Multifamily, which syndicates value-add multifamily in DFW and other markets in Texas. In this episode, Shawn discusses the major tax benefits he’s seen in his several years of investing full time, the technology he’s using to manage deals and stay in touch with LPs, and how motivations are changing for investors in his syndications.

 

Shawn Griffith | Real Estate Background

  • Managing director at TWT Multifamily, which syndicates value-add multifamily in DFW and other markets in Texas
  • Portfolio:
    • Three properties, 303 doors
    • $30M in AUM actively owned
    • 14 current passive deals and three more full cycle
  • Based in: Denton, TX
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Power of One More by Ed Mylett
  • Greatest Lesson: Not raising enough capital upfront so there was a significant reserve fund. 

 

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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.

For most Americans, the most expensive cost they have is housing. In this episode, Travis shares four strategies for using real estate creatively to generate passive income that can drastically reduce, and in some cases, completely eliminate your living expenses.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:39am EDT

Barrett Linburg is the founder of Savoy Equity Partners, a real estate private equity firm focused on developing and renovating multifamily properties throughout the Sun Belt states. In this episode, Barrett discusses the benefits of properly using the opportunity zone tax structure and what gave him the confidence to dive into ground-up development.

 

Barrett Linburg | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Savoy Equity Partners
  • Portfolio:
    • 915 ground-up development units (10 projects)
    • 503 ‘50s/’60s renovation units (16 projects)
  • Based in: Dallas, TX
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The New Kings of New York by Adam Piore
  • Greatest Lesson: Continue to do a lot of reps. Keep looking at deals and practice underwriting so you can keep a pulse on the market.

 

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Emily Cortright and Adam Roberts are co-owners of A&E Real Estate Group, which syndicates multifamily real estate. Their portfolio consists of $220 million in AUM with another $60 million that has gone full cycle. In this episode, Emily and Adam discuss their tactical approach to tackling high vacancy rates, why it’s important to know the sponsorship teams on your LP deals, and how they are becoming the bank on their single family investments.

 

Emily Cortright and Adam Roberts | Real Estate Background

  • Co-owners of A&E Real Estate Group, which syndicates multifamily real estate
  • Portfolio:
    • $220MM AUM with another $60MM that has gone full cycle
  • Based in: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Say hi to them at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Banker’s Code by George Antone
  • Greatest Lesson: Get to know the sponsorship team of your deals well.

 

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Senate Eskridge is a professional multifamily investor and syndicator and real estate investing coach. His portfolio consists of nearly 1,800 doors of value-add multifamily properties across Idaho, Oklahoma, and Texas. In this episode, Senate discusses why he sources his loans from local credit unions, how he’s battling the rise of rehab costs, and which technology tools he’s using to communicate with investors.

 

Senate Eskridge | Real Estate Background

  • Professional multifamily investor and syndicator who has enjoyed helping people learn how to invest in diversified assets.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 595 doors
    • LP of 1,200 doors
  • Based in: Twin Falls, ID
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Power of One More by Ed Mylett
  • Greatest Lesson: Make sure you have full faith and understanding in everything your lender says they can do.

 

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In this episode, Slocomb discusses the most important question you should be covering with your property managers or property management company on a regular basis. He also shares the key data points to touch on in these conversations to establish internal accountability and make sure your property’s strategy is constantly evolving for growth.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:58am EDT

Brent Barcus is a Partner at i65Capital Investments, where he partners with highly vetted multifamily operators, focusing on capital raising and sourcing deals. He is also an audio producer and sound designer. In this episode, Brent discusses how he is using multifamily investing to build generational wealth, what skills he had to sharpen to make the leap into commercial real estate, and how he rebranded himself from his original career in the music industry to succeed as a real estate investor.

 

 

Brent Barcus | Real Estate Background

 

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Chad Schieler is founder and principal of Focused Capital, which acquires value-add real multifamily estate assets in markets with strong fundamentals. In this episode, Chad shares his real estate investing journey, which only just started in 2020, how he moved from investing with his own money to raising capital, and the tools he’s using to network and find deals.

 

Chad Schieler | Real Estate Background

  • Founder and principal of Focused Capital, which acquires value-add real multifamily estate assets in markets with strong fundamentals. 
  • Portfolio:
    • 140 units across six properties
  • Based in: Fishers, IN
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Who Not How by Dan Sullivan
  • Greatest Lesson: Delegate and outsource by managing and leading people. 

 

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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.

The BRRRR Method is most often discussed in association with single family homes and fixer uppers. In this episode, Travis discusses how the BRRRR Method relates to value-add multifamily syndications and why it’s gaining popularity as interest rates flatten.

 

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Mark Willis is a certified financial planner with Lake Growth Financial Services, which works with individuals, couples, and business owners who want to grow their wealth in a safe and predictable manner and create tax-free income for life. In this episode, Mark discusses the concept of becoming your own source of financing through a whole life insurance policy which provides guaranteed growth and accessible cash that other investment options cannot.

 

Mark Willis | Real Estate Background

  • Certified financial planner at Lake Growth Financial Services
  • Portfolio:
    • LP in three multifamily syndications
  • Based in: Chicago, IL
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Kyle McGee is the president of Sunchase Construction. His portfolio includes 22 apartment units, 9,000 square feet of office and warehouse space, 35 infill lots, and 5 development parcels. In this episode, Kyle discusses his company’s focus on subdivision development, strategies for getting into ground up construction, and how to work with inspectors to achieve your real estate goals.

 

Kyle Stevie | Real Estate Background

  • President of Sunchase Construction
  • Portfolio:
    • 22 apartments
    • 9,000 square feet of office and warehouse space
    • 35 infill lots
    • 5 development parcels
  • Based in: Pensacola, FL
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Who Not How by Dan Sullivan and Ben Hardy
  • Greatest Lesson: Losing my dad right out of college and learning how to pick myself up and make something out of myself.

 

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