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In this episode, Theo breaks down the results of the CBRE Americas Intentions Survey. Theo talks about the 9 main takeaways from the survey as we look into what is currently happening in commercial real estate as well as potential future trends. 

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Coming from an online poker career to asking friends and family for funding for a syndication deal, getting creative is nothing new for Dan Odabashian. Dan learned to leverage relationships and go from traditional thinking to looking into alternative asset classes, trying to scale from day 1. He explains how an RV park and campground doubles the cash flow of a mobile home park and how he turned a historic old brewery into a 75-unit luxury apartment community.

Dan Odabashian Real Estate Background:

  • Full-time real estate investor
  • 10 years of real estate experience
  • Portfolio ranges from small multi-units to large substantial development projects
  • Based in Albany, NY
  • Say hi to him at: dan@newscotlanddevelopment.com
  • Best Ever Book: Raising Capital For Real Estate

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John McNellis started as a journalism major headed to law school because he did not know what else to do. While practicing business law, he was drawn to business operations and shifted to become a developer. At 29 he started shopping center development and now has over 80 projects in development. More than half of those projects are complete tear-down and renovations. Listen in to hear his advice on the need to specialize in shopping centers, start with tenants, and how to avoid over-leveraging.

John McNellis Real Estate Background:

  • Partner at McNellis Partners
  • Very active in CREI for 40 years
  • Portfolio consists of 80+ projects
  • Based in Palo Alto, CA
  • Say hi to him at: https://mcnellis.com/
  • Best Ever Book: Psychology of Money

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Mike Zlotnik was tired of the rat race in IT and followed his love for real estate full time in 2009. Since then, he has worked as a fund manager, providing his passion, financial acumen, and resourcefulness to his business and coaching clients. Mik discusses the results of COVID-19 and opportunities that have risen in real estate investing. He also speaks about the referral chain that is necessary when you are deciding how active or passive you want to be and with whom.

Mike Zlotnik Real Estate Background:

  • CEO of TF Management Group LLC, fund management company
  • Investor since 2000
  • Manages over $34M AUM
  • Based in Brooklyn, NY
  • Say hi to him at: www.BigMikeFund.com

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With over 30 years of real estate investing experience, Dave Sherbal discusses what it means to follow the cash to find savings and find the waste. Some of his advice today is to take the deals no one else wants – the hairier the better. He speaks on the balance sheet and the importance of due diligence (more than just basics). Finally, he shares the most common areas for optimization in apartment buildings.

Dave Sherbal Real Estate Background:

  • Partner of C2G Asset Management (Cradle to Grave)
  • 30 years real estate investing experience
  • Currently, oversees 5k units and 600k square feet of office & retail.
  • Coral Springs, Florida
  • Say hi to him at: www.c2gcapitalmanagementllc.com & dave@c2gam.com

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From a 4 unit to 22 student housing buildings to 250M in construction, Zach Feldman turned his side hustle into full time with specialization on quality student housing. In this episode, Zack speaks on institutional quality student housing that focuses on the health of the student and the unit. These quality housing solutions have bed to bath parity (4 bed, 4 bath) and the highest rent per square foot. It is easy to raise rents and most leases are guaranteed by parents. Listen in to learn more.

Zach Feldman Real Estate Background:

  • VP of development at Aptitude Development, a premier student housing developer 
  • CEO & Founder of ENJOI 77 HOLDINGS, a real estate investment company specializing in student housing & multifamily investments
  • 6 years of real estate investing experience
  • ENJOI 77 Portfolio consist of 22 properties with 200 units owned
  • Aptitude Development: 1,500 beds
  • Based in NYC, New York
  • Say hi to him at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zacharyrfeldman/
  • Best Ever Book: The Triumph of the City

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Today Theo and Travis are sharing their mistakes so you don't make them.  From doing due diligence and finding good team members to finding mentors and teaching their children, listen for things to know before investing in real estate. 

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Theo Hicks continues the conversation on what you should know before becoming a real estate syndicator. In the previous episode of Syndication School, Theo talks about the reasons you may elect not to passively invest in real estate syndications. Today he discusses 5 things to consider before deciding real estate syndication is for you. 

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Derek Peterson is the owner at Adapt Media Agency, a full service digital marketing agency that helps syndicators grow their brand online. He began investing in real estate in the mid 2000s. Derek talks about the 3 most effective ways to position yourself as an authority in the syndication space, as well as the one area that new syndicators often get wrong. 

Derek Peterson Real Estate Background:

  • Owner of Digital Marketing Agency
  • Agency that helps syndicators grow their brand online
  • 10 years of real estate experience
  • Based in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Say hi to him at:  https://adaptmediaagency.com/

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Daniel Wood became interested in real estate investing about 10 years ago in Sweden. His first deal left him in the hole of half of a million dollars. When everything that could go wrong did go wrong, he went bankrupt and decided to start a new company. Now, Momentum Property Education has a successful formula to help others understand the importance of Knowledge, Action, and People.

Daniel Wood Real Estate Background:
• Full-time property investor
• 10 years of experience
• Portfolio consists of residential properties, syndications, commercial properties, and a golf resort
• Based in Sweden but invests in the UK
• Say hi to him at: www.momentumgift.com
• Best Ever Book: The Snowball by Warren Buffett

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Matt is the principal at New Scotland capital. He has spent six years in real estate investments in commercial mortgages with over $2 billion in transactions. Matt was working for one of the leaders in investment management solutions for real estate back offices and syndicators. In 2019 and 2020, he spent most of his time launching his business, getting settled in his new market of Albany, New York, meeting people, and forming partnerships. Primarily, his business is multi-family investor. They have recently branched out into some other asset types but the bread and butter are multi-family syndications and joint ventures in the capital region of New York. Matt will be going into details about where he is right now at his business and getting started in finding and developing partnerships.

Matt Whitermore Real Estate Background: 

  • Full-time real estate investor and Principal at New Scotland Capital
  • Spent six years in real estate investments and commercial mortgage brokerage, with an estimated $2+ Billion in closed transactions including acquisitions, debt, and equity placements
  • Previous episode JF1918
  • Based in Philadelphia, PA
  • Say hi to him at https://www.newscotlanddev.com/

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Just represent yourself as a professional and if you keep that at the forefront of your mind and you treat them as if it's a listing and you just provide that level of service, then, you can't go wrong and it'll probably turn into more business with that seller down the road.” - Matt Whitermore

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Pili is a real estate syndicator and a coach. As a full-time mom herself, she is an advocate for moms in real estate, encouraging them and helping them go through the challenges of navigating the world of real estate investment.

Pili and her husband have over $75mil in their portfolio. They focus on acquisition of large multifamily assets, and lately they’ve been building a system in order to simplify parts of their business. In this interview, Pili shares her process of collecting and transferring data from Google Sheets to the new system she uses.

Pili Yarusi  Real Estate Background:

  • Full-time Mom, Real Estate Syndicator, Coach, and advocate for Mom’s in real estate
  • 7 years of real estate experience
  • Portfolio consists of 10 buildings totaling 900 units
  • Based in Murfreesboro, TN
  • Say hi to her at: www.yarusiholdings.com 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Once you have the systems in place, it feels so good” - Pili Yarusi.

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Aaron’s first experience with real estate happened when he was only 5 years old. Finding treasures in the properties that his father purchased was the coolest thing.

Over the years, he tried a lot of different things until getting back into the real estate business. However, now he approaches it from the tech angle, using data to make the investing experience better for everybody. He also teaches real estate, data, and research to other real estate investors, helping many people use the data to better their businesses.

 

Aaron Norris  Real Estate Background:

  • VP of market insights for PropertyRadar
  • Started in real estate at 5 years old fixing houses with his fathers flipping business
  • He is currently building his 12th build to rent property and has 20 years of experience in private construction notes 
  • Based in Los Angeles, CA
  • Say hi to him at: www.propertyradar.com 

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“I found that there are typically opportunities in any market; the question is how to structure the deal” - Aaron Norris.

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Today Theo and Travis share the three different types of commercial real estate funds that you could possibly invest in today instead of focusing on apartment syndication deals.

We also have a Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and be sure to download your FREE document by visiting SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening and I will talk to you tomorrow.

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In today's Syndication School episode, Theo Hicks shares a list of some of the reasons why some people may not want to invest in apartment syndication real estate and how you can potentially counteract the reasons when you're pitching your idea to other investors.

To listen to other Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and to download your FREE document, visit SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening and I will talk to you tomorrow.

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Anthony Faso is a self-proclaimed recovering CPA who transitioned his financing firm towards infinity banking when the global financial crisis happened on 2008. Cameron Christiansen was a small business owner whose life was changed after reading a book by Nelson Nash. Together, they help clients utilize an infinite banking strategy to secure cash-flowing assets and create a passive income. Initially, flipping raw land was something novel and rigorous to finances for them. Infinity banking is not just for you but also something you want to leave as a legacy for the next generations to come. Today, Anthony and Cameron discuss on how to leverage infinity banking to achieve your goals.

 

Anthony and Cameron Christiansen | Real Estate Background 

  • Full-time financial advising
  • 10 years experience in real estate
  • Cameron’s portfolio consists of raw land
  • Anthony’s portfolio consists of flipping raw land and rentals 
  • Based in Las Vegas, NV
  • Say hi to him at: www.infinitewealthconsultants.com/bestever 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Nobody's going to care more about your money than you.” –Anthony Faso

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Ketan Patel is a high-performance coach, capital raiser, and real estate investor who started as pharmacist. Thinking about finding another source of income instead of relying on a corporate job, he decided to buy single-family units but realized how it was not the way to achieve his goals—the idea of syndication and capital raising daunted him. Ketan never runs from challenges; not having money to problematic tenants, he decided to take things at his hands and formulated a strategy that would propel him to success. In this episode, Ketan discussed the compelling journey of an immigrant to a syndication extraordinaire.

 

Ketan Patel | Real Estate Background:

  • A high-performance coach and capital raiser
  • 8 years of real estate investing experience
  • Has raised over $10M for syndications 
  • Based in Boston, MA
  • Say hi to him at: www.ketanpatel.com 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“If the deal did not work out or something bad happened, it’s not the end of the world. Everyone will learn and be better next time.” –Ketan Patel

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Anton is a full-time real-estate investor who, with his wife, climbed their way to success. They built their 40-unit portfolio through their savings – no partners, no syndications, or creative financing. Anton started buying single-family properties then recently transitioned to multifamily properties in Kansas City, Missouri Market to scale their portfolio faster. He relies on fundamental indicators, economic population and job growth, in high-growth and depressed markets to decide which market he wanted to dip his toe into. In today's #SkillsetSunday episode, Anton dives into a discussion to dissect his thought processes to build a stable and robust portfolio – by utilizing property analysis.

 

Anton Ivanov Real Estate Background:

 

  • Entrepreneur, software engineer, and founder of DealCheck.io
  • 7 years of real estate investing experience
  • Portfolio consists of small multi-family and single-family rentals totaling to 40 units
  • Based in San Diego, CA
  • Say hi to him at: www.dealcheck.io

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Being sensitive to your tenants is the way to maintain your relationship. You create a positive environment, you are on their side, and if something bad happens, you will work with them.” -- Anton Ivanov

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Eng Taing was born in Thailand in a refugee camp. Growing up, his background gave him a strong push to seek more and hustle in order to achieve success.

When Eng grew up, he started looking for ways to invest his money. He disliked the stock market for its volatility, and the crash of 2007 proved him right. So Eng put his money into a triplex which gave him a predictable and stable income. He scaled his business by becoming a limited partner in syndicates, and now he helps other investors do the same.

 

Eng Taing  Real Estate Background:

  • CEO and Founder of Touzi (Toe-Zee) Capital
  • Born in a refugee camp in Thailand
  • 12 years of investing experience
  • Touzi Capital portfolio consist of 625 units with $85M under management
  • Based in San Francisco, CA
  • Say hi to him at: www.touzicapital.com 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“I gravitate towards those who are open to sharing and educating ” - Eng Taing.

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Dan started working in real estate right out of college. He put together the money he made doing odd jobs, invited two other investors, and purchased a property in Manhattan. He fixed the property, refinanced it, and made his money back within the next couple of years. Thanks to his networking skills, he learned a lot of insider information about refinancing and flipping, so he managed to make a hefty profit relatively quickly.

Twenty years later, Dan’s investments amount to $80 million, and he owns 850 units. He now mentors aspiring investors and helps them acquire wealth by investing wisely.

Dan Tokayer Real Estate Background:

  • Founder of Simplicity Capital 
  • 21+ years of real estate experience
  • Has acquired, operated, and invested in $80 million of commercial real estate across 850 units 
  • Based in New Jersey
  • Say hi to him at: www.simplicitycap.com 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“When the market is bad, that should be the best time to raise money because things are substantially cheaper” - Dan Tokayer.

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Today Theo and Travis share the differences between Accredited Investors and Qualified Purchasers. 

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In today’s Syndication School episode, Theo Hicks shares with you part 2 of 2 on how you can automate your money-raising process to help you succeed in your syndication business.

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Listen to this episode to know more about these six strategies. To listen to other Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and to download your FREE document, visit SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening, and I will talk to you tomorrow.

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Bronson is the founder and CEO of Bronson equity. Bronson began investing in real estate 13 years ago, first developing a solid single-family portfolio before moving on to multifamily. He’s an expert dedicated to educating practitioners and business owners about how to gain financial independence by fully passive investing. Bronson is now the General Partner for 225 houses, and he is adamant about spreading the word about the advantages of passive investments in multifamily syndications. Bronson shares his first investment property story and how his mentor constantly pushed him to improve as an investor.

 

Bronson Hill Real Estate Background: 

  • Founder and CEO of Bronson Equity
  • 15 + years’ experience
  • Portfolios consist of 800 units as a GP, and over $60M of multifamily real estate
  • Based in Pasadena, CA
  • Say hi to him at: www.bronsonequity.com  

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Best Ever Tweet:

“If you make yourself valuable to valuable people, you will find a place for yourself in any industry.” – Bronson Hill

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Bill Ham is a full-time real estate operator and syndicator who started as a corporate pilot. After discovering that the job was not as exciting as he thought, he learned how his friends made money for a month was the same as how much he made in a year as a pilot. He first sold a duplex, earned $300, and that was the start of his real estate journey. Out of a thousand units, his first 402 units were completed through “creative financing”, while the rest are through seller financing and master lease. In this episode, Bill dissected his experience and insights in real estate investing by utilizing these three forms of financing.

 

Bill Ham | Real Estate Background

  • Full-time real estate operator and syndicator
  • 15 years of experience
  • Portfolio consist of 1100 units
  • Based in Georgia 
  • Say hi to him at: www.creativeapartmentdeals.com  

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Best Ever Tweet:

“You should build, refresh, reset, and keep in touch with your network constantly.” –Bill Ham  

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For 10 years, Dan participated in many industries, landing him in the hospitality industry and Apartments.com. They layer a full online leasing platform that covers the entire transaction: find the place you want to live, apply, get screened, pay rent, and submit maintenance requests through the platform. In today’s episode, Dan will discuss the best practices to ensure the apartment rental business continues to succeed during uncertain times.

 

Dan Russotto Real Estate Background: 

  • Vice President of Product at Apartments.com
  • 25+ years of extensive startup & Fortune 500 experience
  • Based in Atlanta, GA
  • Say hi to him at www.apartments.com

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Best Ever Tweet:

“One of the big things we wanted to try to accomplish with this rental tool was to ease the chief complaints of our renters, which is not having to pay multiple times for our screening and only getting a soft credit check instead of a hard credit check.” - Dan Russotto

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In today’s episode, three experts tell us ways to raise more money from passive investors. Three people give us tips and secrets on how to raise more money. Set yourself up for success raising money via crowdfunding. We'll discuss the best practices to raise capital using a very unique approach on LinkedIn. You'll discover advice on how to best position yourself, your deal, the specific real estate niche you invest in, to your passive investors .

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Chris's advice on how to set ourselves up for success and maximize the amount of money we can raise via crowdfunding. He talks about doing the right research on the crowdfunding website to make sure it's a good fit.”

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Adrian was a police officer when he started investing in real estate. Originally, he wanted to subside his pension and create a stream of passive income. Half a decade later, he had his lending power leveraged to its full extent, and that’s when he started branching out. He started creating joint ventures and partnerships with other like-minded investors.

Now Adrian is a full-time realtor and investor with a portfolio consisting of 2 commercial and 54 residential properties. Thanks to his decade-long real estate experience, he managed to retire early from the police force, and he now focuses on creating joint ventures and attracting new capital.

 Adrian Pannozzo Real Estate Background:

  • Full-time realtor and investor
  • 10 years of real estate experience
  • Portfolio consists of 54 properties totaling 210 units and 2 commercial properties
  • Based in Ontario, Canada
  • Say hi to him at:  www.investwithepc.com 

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Think abundance, first and foremost” - Adrian Pannozzo.

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Today Theo and Travis share 10 questions to ask before passively investing. 

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We also have a Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and be sure to download your FREE document by visiting SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening and I will talk to you tomorrow.

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In today’s Syndication School episode, Theo Hicks shares how you can automate your money-raising process to help you succeed in your syndication business.

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Listen to this episode to know more about these six strategies. To listen to other Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and to download your FREE document, visit SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening, and I will talk to you tomorrow.

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Andy Heller has been investing in real estate since the 1990s. His career started when he attended a seminar on how to purchase properties from a foreclosure list. However, that strategy was very taxing emotionally. So Andy and his partner modified their initial plan, opting to work with banks once the property has been foreclosed. And if they couldn’t find a buyer quickly enough, they offered a lease option. This strategy was much easier to execute. Moreover, it was scalable. Listen to the episode to learn how Andy Heller makes money flipping real estate in detail.

Andy Heller  Real Estate Background:

  • Owner of Regular Riches
  • 30+ years of real estate experience
  • Bought hundreds of properties
  • Based in San Francisco, CA
  • Say hi to him at: www.regularriches.com 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“You can’t always assume you’re going to buy a property and flip it because a buyer may not walk in the door. You’ve got to have a backup” - Andy Heller.

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Coming from a family of medical professionals, Dr. Bender studied to be a dentist. Originally located in Baghdad, Iraq, his family had to move to Dubai, and that’s where he got introduced to the world of real estate.

After the 2008 market crash, Dr. Bender had to go back to dentistry to support his family. They moved to Canada, and then to Boston. In 2019, Dr. Bender got back into real estate by purchasing a 45-unit multifamily house in North Carolina. He’s now in the process of acquiring a 200-unit together with two other investors.

 

Dr. Bender  Real Estate Background:

  • CEO of American Dental Group with 5 dental offices, real es
  • tate investor, e-commerce, and day trading
  • 3 years investing in Abu Dhabi and 2 years in the USA Portfolio consisting of 45 units, in process of selling to buy a 200 unit asset before the end of 2020
  • Based in Boston, MA
  • Say hi to him on www.benderscapital.com 
  • Best Ever Book: Best Ever Syndication book

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Even if you do not have the money, you probably have friends who believe in you” - Dr. Bender.

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Stace is the owner of Trust Deep, a branding agency and evergreen North properties. Stacy has 20 years of investing experience and currently has four properties: a small apartment Building and syndication. Stace was involved in advertising in 20 years at the same time building a career in branding in advertising. Stace got interested in the real estate business when her mother started buying single family homes and renting them, Stace saw the profit potential and got interested in investing in the business as well. In today’s episode Stace will share how he started in the real estate business and how he faced the challenges along the way. 

 

Stace Caseria Real Estate Background:

  • Owner of Trust Deep, a branding agency and Evergreen North Properties
  • 20 years of investing experience
  • Currently has 4 properties, a small apartment building, & a syndication
  • Based in Boston, MA
  • Say hi to him at: www.trustdeepagency.com  

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Mindset matters. Change your mindset. Don't pursue solely transactional relationships.” – Stace Caseria

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Lars left a cushy corporate job to do real estate. One of the requirements of the job was having to travel a lot, and he couldn’t be a good husband and a dad doing that. In 2007, Lars got his real estate license, but he quickly realized that real estate wasn’t what he thought it was. He was hoping for flexibility and more free time with his family. Instead, he was facing the 70-hour workweeks again.

Since marketing and lead generation was his favorite part of the job, he started looking for ways to restructure his business to fit his interests and life goals.

 

Lars Hedenborg Real Estate Background:

  • Founder of Real Estate B-School; providing training and coaching to top producing agents and team leaders.
  • He went from working 70 hrs a week to one day a week through his trial-and-error development of a system driven-business
  • 13.5 years of real estate experience
  • Lars has helped facilitate 4,000+ home purchases since 2007
  • Based in Charlotte, NC
  • Say hi to him at: www.realestatebschool.com 

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Just cause you could hand-write an envelope and stick a stamp on something, doesn’t mean that it’s the best use of your time” - Lars Hedenborg.

Direct download: JF_2440_Lars_Hedenborg.mp3
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Lucas has been a real estate investor since January 2008. In 2017, he got into solar development.

Lucas got interested in green energy for several reasons. First, he uses it to increase the cash flow of the property. Being able to take advantage of the tax credit is also nice, and the accelerated depreciation plan is very beneficial as well. And while ROI varies depending on the area’s energy and labor costs, he believes that green energy can add value to the property and help real estate investors increase their cash flow.

Lucas Weismann  Real Estate Background: 

  • President of Blue Mustang Investments
  • 12 years of real estate investing experience
  • Portfolio consists of 4 single family rentals, & a 24-Unit Apartment 
  • Based in Denver, CO
  • Say hi to him at: www.w-consulting-group.com 
  • Best Ever Book: Miracle Morning

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Find a local mentor group” - Lucas Weismann.

Direct download: JF_2439_Lucas_Weismann.mp3
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Today Theo and Travis share the difference between the Capital Stack and Waterfall methods. It has a lot to do with risks, due diligence, and just being comfortable in what you’re investing in. But both are very crucial in the active and passive investing perspective.

We also have a Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and be sure to download your FREE document by visiting SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening and I will talk to you tomorrow.

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In today's Syndication School episode, Theo Hicks shares his thoughts, insights, and analysis of the Yardi Matrix’s Bulletin for April 2021 about the markets that have fully recovered from the pandemic’s recession.

To listen to other Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and to download your FREE document, visit SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening and I will talk to you tomorrow.

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Rachel is a former financial advisor, and now a real estate investor with a portfolio of 40 doors. At 27 years of age. Rachel quit her job and retired with $15,000 a month in passive income. Rachel is also the author of two books, “money honey”, “passive income, aggressive retirement”. Rachel is passionate about helping young women, millenials and Gen Z. She combined her sales skills with her passion with finance but then she realized that she wanted to invest in real estate to set a goal for early retirement. In today’s episode she will share with us her transition from being a financial advisor to her $15,000 a month in passive income investment, she will share to us the details on how she started her journey and her goals on the way.

 

Rachel Richards Real Estate Background:

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Being good at something doesn't mean that you enjoy something, and I did not enjoy sitting in an office cold calling people all day long..” – Rachel Richards

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Mark is a certified financial planner with over 10 years of experience assessing commercial real estate investors. Mark also helps real estate investors become their own source of financing. Mark dug deep into some strategies to become not just debt-free but correspondingly found a solution to build wealth, to help clients invest in real estate. Mark aims to create a more secure financial life by creating contracts to determine outcomes.

Mark Willis Real Estate Background:

  • Certified Financial planner and Bank on yourself professional
  • Assessing CREI’s for 13+ years
  • Helps CREIs become their own source of financing
  • Based in Chicago, IL
  • Say hi to him at: www.nyafinancialpodast.com  

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Know what you want your money doing for you, because if you don't do that, you'll end up chasing a lot of fancy, shiny objects. So ask yourself, sit down and make a little checklist..” – Mark Willis

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Kris is the Founder and CEO of ArdorSEO, an Award-Winning Digital Growth Agency that directs traffic to your website. Enamored by his ego with his early success in the tech industry, Kris got a wake-up call when the global financial crisis happened—he lost his job, went back to Australia, and assessed what else he wanted to do in his life. As a business expert and tech enthusiast, he had always been interested in the framework that builds the massive global network called the internet, and today, Kris breaks down the discovery he found on unlocking the secrets of website traffic—that changed his life forever.

 

Kris Reid Real Estate Background: 

  • Founder of Ardor SEO
  • Business Growth Expert
  • Developed a simple system to direct traffic to your website
  • Based in Brisbane, Australia
  • Summit coming soon: www.ardorseo.com/bestEver  
  • Say hi to him at: www.ardorseo.com  

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Google looks at the whole internet as a big internal web; they can’t trust what you are saying at face value. They have to look at what everyone else is saying and how your content reflects that.” – Kris Reid

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James shares a strategy to get in touch with sellers, to work directly with them, and get at a good price per door. Dylan explains where he buys his list, how he finds owner contact information, and how the conversation goes. Lastly, Cory goes into detail on the importance of creating the right marketing piece that addresses the owner’s pain point. He talks about tactics and provides a very unique twist on the direct mailer.

 

James Condasami Real Estate Background:

  • Found two at the time of the interview off-market, apartment opportunities, one, 45 units, another 174 units.

Dylan Borland Real Estate Background:

  • He does differently that allows him to generate more off-market apartment leads. 
  • Their firm does 106 and flips a year on the single-family side. 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Once you do enough marketing, you build a relationship with them and they are able to trust you.”- James Condasami

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Growing up, Chris didn’t have much, but his mom taught him to dream big. With her help, he opened a skateboard and snowboard shop when he was just 16. After the dot-com bubble crash, he got a job at Wall Street and soon became a top financial advisor.

In 2006, Chris did his first flip and went on to do a few more deals until the Great Recession of 2008. At that moment, he had just purchased a dilapidated building and had his girlfriend move in with him. At the same time, he was just one mortgage payment away from bankruptcy. He experienced both wild successes and crashes throughout his career, and now he mentors others on wealth-building and the secrets of the rich.

Chris Naugle  Real Estate Background:

  • Co-founder and CEO of FlipOut Academy, The Money School, and Money Mentor
  • 16 years of real estate investing experience
  • Portfolio consists of 500+ real estate deals - flips, wholesales, rentals
  • Based in Buffalo, NY
  • Say hi to him at: www.chrisnaugle.com 
  • Best Ever Book: Profit First

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Changing one thing, adding one step to your life changes everything” - Chris Naugle.

Direct download: JF_2432_Chris_Naugle.mp3
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Today Theo and Travis will be sharing about investing in cash flow vs. equity gain. Theo and Travis discuss the pros and cons, as well as compare the two. 80% of people in the United States are probably in the mindset of investing for equity gains: the "buy low, sell high" mentality. The bigger picture is when your passive income streams exceed your lifestyle expenses, you have financial independence, time freedom. At the end of the day, you have flexibility.

We also have a Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and be sure to download your FREE document by visiting SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening and I will talk to you tomorrow.

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In today’s Syndication School episode, Theo Hicks shares 6 Multifamily strategies that will succeed in the future. Greg Willet presented the six investing ideas and tactics to implement in 2021. The advice is mostly based on the reaction to the recession that occurred after the pandemic. The first tactic is to focus on the markets that outperformed the national average from a rental perspective. The second tactic, don’t bank on a flight to quality. The third tactic is to explore a low capital value add strategy. The fourth tactic is to test out new operational strategies to determine what works today because what works now most likely did not work before. The fifth tactic: focus on renewals to obtain high-quality residents. The last tactic is to make sure you’re focusing your assets of branding and marketing on lifestyle-related factors such as customer service, appearance, ease of living at the property, location, and less on the actual pricing factors.

Listen to this episode to know more about these six strategies.

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Ward is a dedicated and exemplary property owner who takes opportunities to the next level. He spent nine years working as a salesperson selling chemicals when he decided to put fate into his hands by building a business by acquiring a real-estate in bankruptcy. Ward started to take off from there up to the point where his commercial real-estate products reached almost half a million square feet! Through his patience, wisdom, and placing importance in relationship building, Ward sheds light on how he best utilized these opportunities.

 

Ward Schraeder Real Estate Background:

  • Develops commercial properties; primarily medical facilities
  • 35 years of real estate experience 
  • Portfolio consists of 50,000 sq ft of medical office space, 50,000 sq ft of rental properties, 2,000 acres of land holdings, and flipped 18 commercial properties
  • Based in Kansas City, KS
  • Say hi to him at: www.wardschraeder.com
  • Best Ever Book: “The Millionaire Next Door” by Thomas J. Stanley

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Best Ever Tweet:

“My life has been mostly taking advantage of opportunities.” –Ward Schraeder

Direct download: JF_2429_Ward_Schraeder.mp3
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Matthew started his real estate journey at 16 when he purchased a two-family home with his grandmother’s money. Four years later, he bought another property that was a challenge to manage. That experience taught him a lot of lessons that he applied later in his career.

With two other partners, he acquired a two-family house that he managed and renovated. After buying several more units, getting a construction license, and founding a property management agency, they were still looking for new opportunities. That’s when Matthew met a new investor and future partner who helped them take the business to a new level.

 

Matthew Tortoriello Real Estate Background:

  • Full-time real estate investor and property manager
  • 25+ years of real estate experience
  • Portfolio consists of 250 units, flipped 100, & wholesaled over 200
  • Based in Springfield, Mass
  • Say hi to him at: www.yellowbrick.org 
  • Best Ever Book: Recession Proof RE Investing

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Don’t focus on learning everything because you’ll never learn everything. You’ll learn a lot along the way” - Matthew Tortoriello.

Direct download: JF_2428_Matthew_Tortoriello.mp3
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In this #SkillsetSunday episode, Stace Caseria talks about the importance of trust. You can increase the trustworthiness of your brand by understanding its 4 fundamental parts.

Stace describes how trust works for a real estate professional who’s looking to reach out to a new lead for the first time ever. He also talks about the ways to make a brand or a business sound authentic and how to market your services on a whole different level.

 

Stace Caseria Real Estate Background:

  • Owner of Trust Deep, a branding agency and Evergreen North Properties
  • 20 years of investing experience
  • Currently has 4 properties, a small apartment building, & a passive investor in a syndication
  • Based in Boston, MA
  • Say hi to him at: www.trustdeepagency.com 
  • Best Ever Book: The Speed of Trust 

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

You can’t build trust with smoke and mirrors because eventually you’ll get caught” - Stace Caseria

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Jonathan got his real estate start in a family fix-and-flip business. As he was growing up, family dinners resembled business meetings a lot. After the last recession, Jonathan decided to join it full-time since good jobs were hard to come by. Thanks to his deep involvement in the business, he had a chance to learn every facet of real estate.

After separating from the fix-and-flip business, Jonathan and his brother started a new company focusing on multifamily buildings. Last November, he bought his first large multifamily unit in Kansas City, and this year he closed the deal on a 72-door house in Oklahoma City. 

Jonathan Barr  Real Estate Background:

  • Full time real estate investor
  • 11 years of real estate experience
  • Portfolio consists of 14 unit building, 72 unit building, a commercial property, and has been involved in 400+ flips
  • Based in Los Angeles, CA
  • Say hi to him at: www.JB2investments.com 
  • Best Ever Book: Psychology of money 

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Start bigger sooner” - Jonathan Barr.

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John grew up in a blue-collar area just outside of Pittsburg; his family had coal miner and farmer roots. At the age of 24, John graduated college with $200k worth of student debt. By the age of 30, John had a wife and two kids to take care of, and the same student debt to pay off.

Real estate turned it all around for him. His goal was to attain $20k in passive income, and he pursued it one house after another while having a full-time job as a chiropractor. Later he wrote a book called “The Wealthy Gardner” where he talked about winning financially and taught others life lessons on prosperity.

 

John Soforic Real Estate Background:

  • Attained a net passive income of 20,000/month
  • Now a full-time property manager and author
  • 25 years of real estate experience
  • Portfolio consists of 110 doors freely owned (no loans), and has flipped 75 properties while working full-time
  • Based in Mount Pleasant, PA
  • Say hi to him at: www.wealthygardener.com 
  • Best Ever Book: The Checklist Manifesto

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“I stopped reading books that I liked. I stopped watching TV that I liked. You sacrifice.” - John Soforic.

Direct download: JF_2425_John_Soforic.mp3
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Today Theo and Travis will be sharing experiences and stories about investing in syndications. They want to ensure no one ever wants to invest in syndications. It's good to give the alternative perspective because things aren't just black and white, or good or bad in terms of investing. There are people that make money doing a lot of different things. There's no perfect investment -- there are always risks. There is definitely a risk in communication and reporting of financials.

We also have a Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and be sure to download your FREE document by visiting SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening and I will talk to you tomorrow.

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In today's Syndication School episode, Theo Hicks, shares five evolutionary ideas for your business. We are going to take advice from Joe Fairless, as he talks about  five lessons about things that you need to do once you have reached a certain size in your business which are, Number one is reduce your liability as a syndicator by hiring an in person compliance expert. Number two is set clear expectations and provide motivation for your team members,. Step number three, is to create a fund for better returns to your investors, Number four is to focus on your investing business, by hiring other people to maintain and grow your thought leadership platform. number five is how to overcome that success paradox which is to find three trusted colleagues to provide you with honest feedback. Let’s listen to this episode for these 5 lessons.

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Terry is the author of the Wiley publication "The Encyclopedia of Commercial Real Estate Advice." Since 1997, he has been the chairman of Apartment Loan Store and Business Loan Store, two mortgage banking companies specializing in commercial loans in all 50 states. He has worked as a top producer for Lasalle Bank and Lehman Brothers, and he is well-known for his excellent investment consultations and strategies. Terry has been speaking about commercial real estate investing and lending to commercial real estate investor groups and real estate experts worldwide for the past 18 years. In today's episode, Terry will be going into details about the ways to find investors in real estate.

 

Terry Painter Real Estate Background:

  • President and founder of Apartment and Business Loan Store
  • Owned real estate investments for over 40 years
  • Portfolio consist of 2 rentals and currently seeking multifamily properties
  • Based in Portland, OR
  • Say hi to him at: www.apartmentloanstore.com 
  • Best Ever Book: "The Encyclopedia of Commercial Real Estate Advice"

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Best Ever Tweet:

"Don't talk about what-ifs. Talk about it from what you've either done in the past or what you plan to do." – Terry Painter

Direct download: JF_2422_Terry_Painter.mp3
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Jordan is a Real Estate Investor, Host of the Austin Real Estate Investing Podcast, and the owner of the Moorhead Team. He has been an entrepreneur since he was a kid and got into real estate investing before he got a realtor's license. He focuses on growing his business, investing in real estate, and helping others get started in real estate. In total, Jordan and the Moorhead Team have acquired 29 units along with syndications. In today’s episode, Jordan will go into the details about single families, multi-families, turn-key, and his real estate background.

 

Jordan Nicholas Moorhead Real Estate Background:

  • Full-time realtor and investor
  • 5 years of real estate investing experience
  • Portfolio consist of 25 units and 3 syndications
  • Based in Austin, TX
  • Say hi to him at: www.themoorheadteam.kw.com 
  • Best Ever Book: The Lifestyle Investor

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Best Ever Tweet:

“It's very hard to find houses for people to buy. It's very easy to find people who want to buy houses.” – Jordan Nicholas Moorhead

Direct download: JF_2421_Jordan_Moorhead.mp3
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In the course of his career, Jason has trained thousands of investors and 42 acquisition teams around the nation. His specialty is creating an off-market blueprint to grab motivated seller leads in 30+ ways as opposed to the typical 5 ways that everybody uses.

This mentality allows investors to be seen as a solution in the eyes of the seller, often resulting in cash transactions on the spot and a mutually beneficial business relationship.

 

Jason Palliser Real Estate Background: 

  • Full-time real estate investor & hedge fund acquisitions consultant
  • 25 years of real estate experience
  • Has personally closed over 3,000
  • Based in St. Pete, FL
  • Say hi to him at: www.2dayblueprint.com 
  • Previous guest on JF1749

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Best Ever Tweet:

“If there’s a cause you need help with, we’re always happy to help.” - Jason Palliser.

Direct download: JF_2420_Jason_Palliser_.mp3
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In college, Dave took a class on building an eco house. That’s when he fell in love with architecture, engineering, energy efficiency, and building in general.

Dave’s life took many unexpected turns. He spent several years in Bolivia learning the ins and outs of entrepreneurship. After that, he worked for a nonprofit organization that introduced him to fundraising. Over time, he partnered with his friends and family to start his real estate business. Now he’s a triple threat - a commercial broker, a syndicator, and an owner of a property management company.

Dave Holman  Real Estate Background:

  • Commercial broker, syndicator, and owner of a property management company
  • 9 years of real estate experience
  • Portfolio consists of 94 units across 14 buildings approximately valued at $11M
  • Based in Brunswick, ME
  • Say hi to him at: www.holmanhomes.com 
  • Best Ever Book: Investment Biker 

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“A commercial broker might misprice a residential property just like a residential broker might misprice a commercial property  ” - Dave Holman.

Direct download: JF_2419_Dave_Holman.mp3
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Hemal spent two decades traveling between three continents as he provided management consulting services to several fortune 100 companies. Several years ago he decided to hang up his traveling boots and join the financial world, which led him to real estate. He was both a passive and active investor, and now his portfolio consists of close to 600 apartments. His focus was multifamily syndication, and now he’s expanding to other classes as well. Thanks to his diverse background in business and management, Hemal was able to scale his company into a billion dollar business very quickly.

Hemal Badiani Real Estate Background:

  • Sr. Vice President in the Financial Space
  • 8 Years of real estate investing experience 
  • Portfolio consist of actively sponsoring or managing close to 600 apartments
  • Based in Charlotte, NC 
  • Say hi to him at: www.exponential-equity.com 
  • Best Ever Book: Indestructible 

 

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“A vision for a million-dollar company is different from a vision for a billion-dollar company ” - Hemal Badiani.

Direct download: JF_2418_Hemal_Badiani.mp3
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In this Episode of Actively Passive Investing show, we will talk about when we should not passively invest. We are here Travis as well to share his thoughts as well.  They will go through the pros and cons on Passively Investing based on your goals and where you are at. They will discuss the general overview of the differences between active investing and passive investing. And then some of the potential pros and cons for each

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Theo is on the podcast to discuss what it takes to become one of the nation’s top companies. Founding a company without any prior experience is a challenging concept to fathom with no one to turn into when unforeseen situations occur. With a majority of companies being founded at a young age, the Founder Syndrome is something to be expected when scaling is at stake— coming from an abrupt success with little to no foundation. From the presentation made by the Co-Founder and CEO of Spartan Investment Group, who experienced 1,479% growth in 2020, any company with the grand ambition to scale should know the three tips to be at the top-most echelon.

Define your culture, develop your plan, and create your team. How can you effectively utilize these points to navigate your company to success? In this episode, Theo dissects and dives deeper into these three vital points to achieve what you have always envisioned.

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Abiel is the Vice President and Founder of SAR Apartment Capital, a Miami-based real estate investment and asset management firm specializing in multifamily apartment syndication.   He is also the Principal Broker for United Dream Real Estate, a full-service real estate brokerage in Florida with over $150 million in sales. He focuses on sourcing, acquiring, and managing multi-family assets with low risk and high ROI potential for our investors. The key to his excellence is his competence and dedication in helping his investors gain financial freedom and build sustainable wealth. In this episode, Abiel takes us through the importance of strong relationships and partnerships and why it became the foundation of their success.

Abiel Ballesteros Real Estate Background:

  • Full-time real estate investor
  • 16 years of real estate investing experience
  • Portfolio consist of 845 units 
  • Based in Miami, FL
  • Say hi to him at: www.abielballesteros.com

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Having partnerships allows you to see the things that you don't see.” – Abiel Ballesteros

Direct download: JF_2415_Abiel_Ballesteros.mp3
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Jason is a real estate broker, a home builder, a developer and an appraiser. With more than 20 years of experience he has the foundation for what properties are worth and can help you get familiar with the real estate industry. Gaining over 160 rental units and 120 flips in wholesale, he too has his career ups and downs. He has an exciting story to tell explaining how he crawled his way to success!

Jason Moss Real Estate Background

  • Real Estate Broker, Home Builder and an Appraiser. 
  • More than 20 years’ Experience
  • Portfolio consist of 160 rental units and 120 flips in sales
  • Based in Queen Creek, AZ
  • Say hi to him at:

https://m.youtube.com/c/RealEstateGettingStarted/?sub_confirmation=1

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Best Ever Tweet:

"Don't be afraid to buy old. Just get started. Because that if I were to tell if I convinced myself years before that, you know this has all happened within the last four years." -- Jason Moss

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Chris grew up in a low-income family, but he learned to dream big. His business experience ranged from creating a clothing line and opening a chain of snowboarding shops to working on Wall Street and being one of his firm’s top three financial advisors.

After the stock market crash, Chris started focusing on his real estate portfolio, which was more of a side project at the time. By 2014, he had a sizable portfolio and several other things in the works. Unfortunately, that’s when he learned that banks aren’t always friendly, so he started to find ways to fund his ventures by becoming his own bank. Now Chris mentors others and helps them take charge of their finances.

Chris Naugle  Real Estate Background:

  • Co-founder and CEO of FlipOut Academy, The Money School, and Money Mentor
  • 16 years of real estate investing experience
  • Portfolio consists of 500+ real estate deals - flips, wholesales, rentals
  • Based in Buffalo, NY
  • Say hi to him at: www.chrisnaugle.com 
  • Best Ever Book: Profit First

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Best Ever Tweet:

“If we didn’t need a conventional bank anymore, what would life look like?” - Chris Naugle.

Direct download: JF_2413_Chris_Naugle.mp3
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Stacy started her real estate quest by applying for a job at a local real estate company when she was in high school. What started as a bet ended up becoming her profession. At 19, Stacy got her real estate license and started working hard at filling the gap the local market had at the time.

Stacy started her career in 2006, just a couple of years before the housing market crash. In 2020, her experience surviving the recession is as relevant as ever.

Stacy Bahrenfuss Real Estate Background:

  • Founder & CEO of Catalyst Group
  • Started her real estate company at 19, surviving the housing crisis of 2007-2010
  • She built her real estate company into a 7-figure operation
  • Based in Eagle, ID
  • Say hi to her at: https://www.catalystidaho.com/ 
  • Best Ever Book: The 5am Club

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Best Ever Tweet:

“What you do in a bad market is what protects you in the good market” - Stacy Bahrenfuss.

Direct download: JF_2142_Stacy_Bahrenfuss.mp3
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Zach started his career back in 2014 by purchasing a garage apartment. Over the next couple of years, he and his wife focused on small multifamily houses, building up their portfolio to 28 units.

When they were on vacation, Zach noticed a self-storage facility that gave him an idea for a new business. He got rid of all his residential units, and now he owns self-storage properties across 3 states.

Zach Quick  Real Estate Background:

  • Full-time self-storage owner/operator 
  • 6 years of real estate experience
  • Portfolio consist of 7 self-storage facilities in Arkansas and Missouri
  • Based in Northwest Arkansas 
  • Say hi to him at: zach@zachquick.com 
  • Best Ever Book: Profit First

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Listen to what you feel called to do and don’t fight that” - Zach Quick.

Direct download: JF_2411_Zach_Quick.mp3
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Today, Theo will talk with Travis about the 15 different types of passive income streams that he is somehow involved in.  They’ll share insights about investment opportunities, private placement investing, the concept of being a passive investor, and the effective ways to generate passive income.

If you have questions for us or have a topic you want to discuss, you can email that to me at theo@joefairless.com, and we’ll cover it on the Actively Passive Investing Show.

We also have a Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications, and be sure to download your FREE document by visiting SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening, and I will talk to you tomorrow.

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In today's Syndication School episode, Theo Hicks is going to go back to cover some of his favorite presentations at the best ever conference 2020. We'll be talking about Jillian Helman of Realty Mogul. Realty Mogul has purchased over $2.8 billion in real estate. Jillian provided tips on things you learned managing a large portfolio during COVID.

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To listen to other Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and to download your FREE document, visit SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening and I will talk to you tomorrow.

Direct download: JF_2409_SS_186_Seres_120.mp3
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Savannah started investing in real estate while she was on maternity leave with her second daughter. She and her husband were looking for different ways they could start investing their money, growing their wealth, working towards financial freedom, and they stumbled upon real estate. They started investing in single-family homes and then switched into multifamily. Right now they’re doing value-add multifamily syndication deals. Within 1 year, they acquired 15 units. Today, Savannah will be explaining which details helped her team reach their goals.

Savannah Arroyo Real Estate Background

Best Ever Tweet:

“The more you share, the more you network, the more you help other people grow, it has the potential of coming back to you.” -- Savannah Arroyo

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Direct download: JF_2408_Savannah_Arroyo.mp3
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Kristen is a Family Nurse Practitioner from Baltimore. She discovered her passion in real estate with an apartment complex. Real estate helped her get through the education for nursing. She balanced being a practitioner and real estate investor. Being able to get into real estate it became her passion and decided she wanted to focus on this field.

Dr. Kristen Ray Real Estate Background

Best Ever Tweet:

"Let some money work for you. You don't have to always work for your money." -- Kristen Ray

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Direct download: JF_2407_Kristen_Ray.mp3
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AdaPia has been a guest of the show twice before, in 2014 and 2017. This time she’s here to talk about her book, Productive Intuition. She started writing it back in 2018, and the Covid lockdown gave her a push to finish the book.

In the past, she’d feel that the deal would be off, yet she’d still go through with it since there was no rational reason behind the feeling. Now she’s learned how to listen to her gut, and she shows others that they can teach themselves to do it as well.

AdaPia d’Errico  Real Estate Background: 

  • Principal and VP of Strategy for Alpha Investing, a private real estate equity firm
  • Alpha Investing invests in multifamily, senior housing, and affordable housing nationwide 
  • 20 years of real estate experience 
    Author of Productive Intuition - connecting to the subtle
  • Guest on episode JF1187
  • Based in Los Angeles, CA
  • Say hi to her at: www.productiveintuition.com  

Best Ever Tweet:

“In real estate, we use our gut all the time” - AdaPia d’Errico.

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Direct download: JF_2406_AdaPia_DErrico_.mp3
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Craig has been representing office owners and tenants for 37 years. 25 years ago, he started acquiring buildings from his own account, making sure the two businesses do not compete.

As Craig’s mentors said, there are market deals, off-market deals, and great deals. Now Craig focuses on finding great deals, and he shows his investors and other real estate professionals how to do the same.

Craig Coppola  Real Estate Background:

  • Commercial real estate broker - specializing in leasing and sales of office projects 
  • 37 years of commercial real estate experience and 25 years of investing experience
  • Portfolio consist of 17 real estate investments
  • Based in Phoenix, AZ
  • Say hi to him at: www.coppolacheney.com 
  • Best Ever Book: Psychology of Money

 

Best Ever Tweet:

“I get to look for unique transactions, and I encourage everyone to start looking for those” - Craig Coppola.

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Direct download: JF_2405_Craig_Coppola.mp3
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Dani has been in the real estate market for over 16 years. He started investing back when he lived in Israel and continued with it after moving to the USA in 2004. He started building his portfolio by working closely with Silicone Valley residents who were looking to invest in real estate outside their zip code. 

Addressing the knowledge gaps that his potential investors had helped him gain their trust and secure the investment. Dani is still keen on educating and sharing his knowledge. In this episode, he offers some expert advice that the 2008 market crash has taught him that are still true today.  

Dani Beit-Or  Real Estate Background:

  • CEO of Simply Do It Real Estate Investments, a real estate investment boutique
  • 16 years of real estate investing experience
  • Has invested in and has guided others in the purchase of approximately 5,000 rentals
  • Based in Irvine, CA
  • Say hi to him at: www.simplydoit.net 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“I’m not investing for the cash flow, but I want to have that buffer” - Dani Beit-Or.

Direct download: JF_2404_Dani_Beit-Or.mp3
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Today, Theo and Travis are going to be talking about self-directed IRAs. What is a self-directed IRA? How does that differ from IRA or 401k you may currently have? Many investors use self-directed IRAs and there's almost $20 trillion of IRA money in the United States. The purpose of this episode is to provide insights obtained by one of our contributors.

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Direct download: JF_2403_Actively_Passive_Investing_Show_35.mp3
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In today's Syndication School episode, Theo Hicks, shares about ways to use technology to improve your multifamily investments. This is based on a great blog post that one of our contributors Veena Jetti. She wrote a really good blog post on how we can use technology to improve the experience of our residents at our multifamily investments, and improve the amount of money we can generate and turn them into money we can distribute to investors.

To listen to other Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and to download your FREE document, visit SyndicationSchool.com.

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Zach is the CEO & Co-Founder of Rise48 Equity, an experienced Multifamily Apartment investor, #1 Best Selling Author of "Success Habits of Super Achievers," and the Host & Founder of The Phoenix Multifamily Association. His passion for providing knowledge about financial freedom inspires him to provide passive income opportunities for investors and alike to use their time for more meaningful events such as spending time with families. Currently, he has now 420 units across five properties in Phoenix, Mesa, and Scottsdale worth over $48MM. In today's episode, Zach will be going into details about his journey and challenges as a Multifamily Apartment investor and his advice on how he got to where he is today.

Zach Haptonstall Real Estate Background:

  • Founder & President of ZH Multifamily
  • He is lead sponsor, general partner, and equity owner of  over $35,000,000 worth of commercial real estate apartment buildings
  • Portfolio consists of 308 units
  • Based in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Say hi to him at: www.ZHMultifamily.com  

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Best Ever Tweet:

"As a passive investor, build your presence and get to know your market while investing with people who are local as they are familiar like you." – Zach Haptonstall

Direct download: JF_2401_Zach_Haptonstall.mp3
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John Stoeber is the Principal at Kronos Investment Partners. At 26, he discovered his passion in real-estate investing. Experiencing the pain of rehabilitation, John scaled himself to multifamily. He is a “spreadsheet-driven guy,” who functions well in planning and finances. John is eager to expand his repertoire of investments to heavy-valued ads and venture into growing markets. In this episode, John gets into detail on transforming his failures into a multifamily success.

John Stoeber Real Estate Background:

  • Full-time in corporate finance and Full-time in real estate
  • 3 years of real estate experience
  • Portfolio consists of 2 multifamilies totaling 34 units 
  • Based in Denver, CO
  • Say hi to him at: www.kronosinvestmentpartners.com 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“When analyzing your numbers, verify everything.” -John Stoeber

Direct download: JF_2400_John_W_Stoeber.mp3
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Cornelius was a podcast guest five years ago when he just started his journey as a realtor. Since then, he has worked with several brokerages. He also works as a school counselor full-time. Over the years, Cornelius has gained plenty of experience in time management and customer service. In this episode of #SkillsetSunday, he’ll be sharing his knowledge as well as some tips to manage a busy life efficiently.  

Cornelius Camp Real Estate Background: 

  • School counselor for Chicago Public Schools and a real estate agent
  • 5 years of real estate experience
  • Previous guest: JF220
  • Based in Chicago, IL
  • Say hi to him at: www.CluelessRealtor.com 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Kindness always wins no matter in business or in personal life” - Cornelius Camp.

Direct download: JF_2399_Cornelius_Camp.mp3
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Operating in a crowded market has its challenges. In 2017, the return on Max’s adspend was growing smaller and smaller, and Max started looking for alternative ways of attracting clients in Dallas. Having a ton of competitors and the same list of clients as everyone else made him feel like he was worth a dime a dozen. That’s why he started niching down to the senior market and creating additional value for the deals with the help of a referral list and senior housing information. After a while, he wrote a book for his ideal client that helped him get exclusive deals and expanded his customer base.

Max Keller Real Estate Background: 

  • Real estate investor, speaker, and mentor
  • 5 years of real estate experience
  • Max’s unique marketing approach landed him onstage with Robert Kiyosaki & the 2019 industry innovator of the year award
  • Flipped over 100 houses 
  • Based in Dallas, TX
  • Say hi to him at: https://dealschasingyou.com/fairless 
  • Best Ever Book: Deep work

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“I’m not trying to help the whole world; I’m trying to help the people that I’m most situated to add value to” - Max Keller.

Direct download: JF_2398_Max_Keller.mp3
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Ashley was studying to be an accountant. However, 6 months into the job she decided to change her career and took on a property management job. Soon after that, she started investing into duplexes while still managing properties. Last February, she managed 82 residential and 16 commercial units all while having a portfolio of her own.

Now she owns 35 units with 2 other partners. Having an Instagram account helped her grow a community of like-minded investors and introduced her to many opportunities such as hosting a Bigger Pockets podcast show. 

Ashley Kehr Real Estate Background:

  • Full time buy and hold investor
  • 6 years of real estate experience 
  • Portfolio consists of 35 units; 17 properties all buy and hold
  • Based in Buffalo, NY
  • Say hi to her on Instagram @wealthfromrentals
  • Best Ever Book: Your Not Listening

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Best Ever Tweet:

“The best thing about social media for investors is the networking” - Ashley Kehr.

Direct download: JF_2397_Ashley_Kehr.mp3
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Today Theo and Travis will be answering their listeners’ questions and sharing their insights on investing in modern real estate development, like how important our entry cap rates versus exit cap rates in underwriting and how important are preferred returns.

Rather than outsmarting the stock market, the best strategy is to mirror it in your portfolio — typically with investments based on market indexes — and afterward, sit back and see what happens.

We also have a Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and be sure to download your FREE document by visiting SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening, and I will talk to you tomorrow.

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Direct download: JF_2396_Actively_Passive_Investing_34.mp3
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Theo Hicks dives deep into the themes of property management. Ensure that prior to hiring, you ask the right questions. Set expectations upfront with your management company in making sure they can accomplish the job AND have the willingness to accomplish it.

Theo unpacks the five points in dealing with property management: How often do you want to interact with the management company? What types of reports do you want to receive from them? In what form would you want to receive these reports? What metrics should you be looking at? What other things can excellent asset managers do? Listen to this episode as Theo sheds a light onto these compelling questions!

Weekly Performance Review Spreadsheet: https://www.dropbox.com/s/j17v0ib4euafbo0/Weekly%20Performance%20Review%20Template.xlsx?dl=0

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Charlie is an experienced business founder and passionate leader with a history of working in the marketing, travel, hospitality, and real estate investment industries. He is the founding partner of Akras Capital, a company that provides investment opportunities for those seeking passive income. He is currently scaling a real estate investment business focused on multifamily assets in inland growth markets across the US. Charlie is actively involved in the communities he resides, and serves as the local chapter leader for GoBundance, a Nationwide men’s and women’s group that supports “healthy, wealthy men and women leading balanced and epic lives.” In today’s episode, Charlie will be going into details about his journey in real-estate. He will share some challenges on investor relations and their strategies in business and marketing.

Charlie Stevenson Real Estate Background:

  • Founding Partner of Akras Capital
  • 3 years of multifamily investing
  • Portfolio consists of 4 properties totaling 450 units
  • Based in Boulder, CO
  • Say hi to him at: www.akrascapital.com

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Best Ever Tweet:

“If you try to go alone, you can go fast. But if you go together, you can go far. Go together and create a team. Don’t try to do it alone.” – Charlie Stevenson

Direct download: JF_2394_Charlie_Stevenson.mp3
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Anthony got started in real estate straight out of school. His parents were in business for over 40 years, so it was a natural progression.

Anthony got his license in June 2007. First several months of his career were great. But once the market crashed, he didn’t have a single listing for 6 months. He took that time to build relationships and rapport with people who could help him with his work. The first property he sold gave him a chance to look at the investor side of the real estate world, and Anthony was hooked.

Anthony Mann Real Estate Background: 

 

 

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“I gave up a little bit of income in the short term to be guaranteed income for the rest of my life” - Anthony Mann.

Direct download: JF_2393_Anthony_Mann.mp3
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Melissa started out by doing flips and creating owner finance notes. After being in the business for over 17 years, she is now transitioning into the coaching space. Melissa teaches other real estate investors her skills and helps them customize and apply her guidance to their business.

Melissa was finding up to 80% of her real estate deals with the help of her website. Its biggest advantage is that motivated clients come to you as opposed to you seeking leads via traditional marketing. In this interview, Melissa describes a step-by-step process of finding deals on the website if you don’t’ have any online presence yet.

Melissa Johnson  Real Estate Background:

  • Full-time real estate investor, and the Co-Founder of San Antonio InvestHer meetup group
  • 17 years of real estate experience
  • She has completed over 1000 flips, and has a portfolio of rental properties and notes
  • Based in San Antonio, TX
  • Say hi to her at: www.themelissajohnson.com  

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Testimonials are great for credibility” - Melissa Johnson.

Direct download: JF_2392_Melissa_Johnson_.mp3
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Ellis Hammond is living proof that a real estate investor doesn’t need to have an impressive portfolio in order to inspire and attract other investors. Having a powerful story and motivation is often enough.

As a former missionary and college pastor, Ellis Hammond used to struggle with funding his ministry adequately, so he started looking for other ways to change lives for the better. Now, a full-time investor and entrepreneur, he’s built a business to a greater purpose that served others, and he helps other investors do the same.

Ellis Hammond Real Estate Background: 

  • Full time multifamily investor 
  • Previous guest on JF1866
  • Leads a mastermind community, Kingdom REI, for other faith driven investors
  • Based in San Diego, CA
  • Say hi to him at: www.EllisHammond.com

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Most of my investors right now don’t really care about cash flow” - Ellis Hammond.

Direct download: JF_2391_Ellis_Hammond_.mp3
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Lauren Cohen loves real estate and fills many shoes. She’s an international lawyer, real estate investor, and a coach. She also has a non-profit organization that helps single moms invest in real estate. 

She often works with first-time investors, introducing them to the world of real estate and helping them form a new passive income stream. At the same time, she also works with experienced investors, helping them buy properties not only in their countries but also across borders.

Lauren Cohen  Real Estate Background:

  • Serial entrepreneur, international lawyer, realtor, and cross-border expert
  • 15 years of real estate experience
  • Experience with flips, wholesaling, rentals, and subject-to on hundreds of properties
  • Based in Boca Raton, FL
  • Say hi to her at: www.ecouncilglobal.com/investintheus   
  • Best Ever Book: Take control of your life

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“You have to unpack the package and look at what is right there in front of you” - Lauren Cohen.

Direct download: JF_2390_Lauren_Cohen.mp3
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Today, Theo Hicks and Travis Watts will be answering the question, “Is Multifamily in a Bubble?” and sharing their insights about whether you should be investing right now? Or should we wait for the bubble to pop and take advantage of opportunities? Moreover, what should we be doing? They will also tackle the question, “Is now a good time to get started in Multifamily?” We get to know who we are potentially selling to, what the buying pool and the demand will look like, and the importance of an exit strategy.

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We also have a Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications, and be sure to download your FREE document by visiting SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening, and I will talk to you tomorrow.

Direct download: JF_2389_Actively_Passive_Investing_Show_33.mp3
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In today's Syndication School episode, Theo Hicks talks about why and when to bring apartment property management in-house. He will be basing this episode on the presentation given by the founder of Ashcroft capital Frank Roessler at the Best Ever Conference 2021.

To listen to other Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and to download your FREE document, visit SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening!

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Karen spent over 25 years in the traditional investment business. Her specialty was helping clients with fixed income. Since interest rates have plummeted in the past decade, Karen started looking for new investment opportunities for her clients. That’s why she left the traditional business and turned to the real estate market.

She started with single-family properties. But since her focus was on helping people mitigate risk, she went on to pursue multifamily property investment. She had the right skill set, so the transition was easy.

Karen Oeser Real Estate Background:

  • She left 25 years of traditional investing experience to pursue real estate
  • Have been investing in single-family for a few years and recently transitioned into multifamily
  • Portfolio consist of 3 single-family rentals and seeking new multifamily deals
  • Based in Greenville, SC
  • Say hi to her at: www.eastlightinvest.com 
  • Best Ever Book: Hidden Investing - Holly Williams

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Best Ever Tweet:

“I started with single-family, and that is a really great way to get your toe in the water ” - Karen Oeser.

Direct download: JF_2387_Karen_Oeser.mp3
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John’s background is in engineering. In the 1990s, he took his engineering degree to get a job in the finance sector. Later, he joined the New York Stock Exchange. Transitioning into real estate was an easy choice after he flipped his primary residence that was purchased back in the 1990s.

His focus is now on multifamily syndications. He knew that it was a big jump in terms of capital required to run that business, so he started looking for a mentor and a team.

John C Paniagua  Real Estate Background:

  • Works at the NYSE full-time in regulatory technology software development
  • 3 years as a flipper and 1 year as a GP/LP in 3 multifamily syndications
  • Portfolio consists of 3 syndications 
  • Based in Rego Park, NY
  • Say hi to him at: https://www.onewayholdingsllc.com/ 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“When you build a team, you definitely want to not supplement each other but complement each other” - John C Paniagua

Direct download: JF_2386_John_C_Paniagua.mp3
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Scott is a CEO of BiggerPockets, and Mindy is the Community Manager. Together they wrote a book for first-time homebuyers, helping them avoid rookie mistakes. 

They focus on primary resident homeowners who have a lifetime worth of earnings and savings to work with. They teach people how to spend their money without severely impeding their ability to make other investments.

Scott and Mindy  Real Estate Background:

  • Scott is CEO of BiggerPockets
  • Mindy is the Community Manager for BiggerPockets
  • Scott has 6 years of REI experience while Mindy has 20+ years
  • Scott’s Portfolio consists of 3 multifamily projects
  • Mindy has 9 live-in flips, 2 rentals, a mobile home park, and a few syndications 
  • Based in Denver, CO
  • Say hi to them at: www.biggerpockets.com/homebuyerbook 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“You’re spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in most markets. You should know what you’re doing” - Mindy Jensen.

Direct download: JF_2385_Scott_Trench_and_Mindy_Jensen.mp3
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Matthew started his real estate journey at 16 when he purchased a two-family home with his grandmother’s money. Four years later, he bought another property that was a challenge to manage. That experience taught him a lot of lessons that he applied later in his career.

With two other partners, he acquired a two-family house that he managed and renovated. After buying several more units, getting a construction license, and founding a property management agency, they were still looking for new opportunities. That’s when Matthew met a new investor and future partner who helped them take the business to a new level.

 

Matthew Tortoriello Real Estate Background:

  • Full-time real estate investor and property manager
  • 25+ years of real estate experience
  • Portfolio consists of 250 units, flipped 100, & wholesaled over 200
  • Based in Springfield, Mass
  • Say hi to him at: www.yellowbrick.org 
  • Best Ever Book: Recession Proof RE Investing

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Don’t focus on learning everything because you’ll never learn everything. You’ll learn a lot along the way” - Matthew Tortoriello. 

Direct download: JF_2384_Matthew_Tortoriello.mp3
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Aurelien started his real estate journey in 2013 after getting inspired by David Azrieli, a Canadian real estate mogul. He picked up some books on the topic and started by acquiring a fourplex. A couple of years ago, he got interested in mobile parks and pursued that market. Now he has properties in both Canada and the US.

We discussed the differences between managing a mobile park and regular multifamily properties. We also talked about the value of strong personal relationships and rapport when working in the real estate business.

Aurelien Bonin Real Estate Background:

 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Rapport is key in our industry” - Aurelien Bonin.

Direct download: JF_2383_Aurelien_Bonin.mp3
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Today Theo and Travis will be answering the podcast listeners’ questions. They cover the topics of cap rates and return split structure. Even though some deals may look great on the surface and offer you great returns, you still have to do your due diligence and make sure that you know what you’re getting into. Theo and Travis provide examples showing how easily the numbers can be skewed or manipulated when it comes to projected returns.

We also have a Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications, so be sure to download your FREE document by visiting SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening.

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Direct download: JF_2382_Actively_Passive_Investing_Show_32.mp3
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In today's episode, Theo Hicks introduces a new host of the Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever podcast show, Ash Patel. His background is in IT, and he stumbled upon the world of real estate because of the tax advantages.

In 2011, he purchased his first property, a mixed-use building. Pretty quickly he noticed that the commercial part of the building required way less involvement on his side, while the residential apartments always needed additional investment of time and money. From then on, his biggest focus was on acquiring more commercial properties.

Ash has a wide span of qualifications. He does his own property management, chases his deals, and invests in bigger projects with Joe. He is a great addition to the podcast, so be sure to check the interviews he’ll be doing!

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Moneeka was aware of the real estate business opportunities since she was a child. Following the American Dream, her parents saved their hard-earned nickels and dimes to buy properties. She graduated college during the recession and started a real estate business of her own.

Moneeka used cash gifted at her wedding as a down payment for her first property. From then on, her real estate business took an intuitive path. 27 years later, Moneeka’s portfolio value is over $12M. Being based in San Jose, California, she specializes in buying executive houses for great long-term renters, and she secures her renters before investing her money into a new property.

Moneeka Sawyer  Real Estate Background:

  • Full-time Podcast host and Investor
  • 27 years of investing experience
  • Portfolio consist of 5 executive homes, also started a ground-up construction project
  • Current portfolio value is about $12M
  • Based in San Jose, CA
  • Say hi to her at: www.blissfulinvestor.com 
  • Best Ever Book: The One Thing - Gary Keller

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Everybody has stress and money issues. Do you want poor people money issues, or rich people money issues?” - Moneeka Sawyer.

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Lauren started working in real estate right out of college. Her journey began in a corporate environment, and she was mostly dealing with commercial properties. Once she had a child, Lauren decided to leave her job and work for herself. At the time, her brother was flipping houses, and he offered her to join the business. In 2016, she started looking for properties outside of the competitive southern California market in order to expand her business. Now, Lauren has a coaching program for those who’d like to go virtual and reach markets all over the country regardless of where they live.

Lauren Hardy Real Estate Background:

  • Real estate investor, coach, and host of wholesaling Inc. Podcast
  • Over 10 years of real estate experience
  • Has invested in 100s of properties, including developing spec houses, and flips
  • Based in Orange, CA
  • Say hi to her at: https://www.wholesalinginc.com/virtual/

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Flipping the house opened up a lot of ways that you could get ripped off by contractors” - Lauren Hardy.

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Darrah used to be an entrepreneur who built businesses thinking that bigger was better and more was the way to go. Over time, the four companies she has built took over her life, and Darrah hit the burnout phase.

She restructured her businesses and her life in order to spend more time traveling and learning. That’s how she got into mentorship and coaching, helping other entrepreneurs and investors who are at a burnout point find their passion again.

 

Darrah Brustein Real Estate Background: 

  • Founder of four businesses; Equitable Payments, Network Under 40, Network Over 40, & Mind Your Business Accelerator
  • Author of “Finance Whiz Kids”
  • Prolific writer & interviewer for Forbes & other outlets working with Shaq, Seth Godin, Bobbie Brown & many more
  • Her mission is to connect people to the resources they need to elevate what they do.
  • Based in Atlanta, GA 
  • Say hi to her at: www.darrah.co 
  • Previous guest on JF151

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“We don’t know when it’s enough and why we’re building it in the first place.” - Darrah Brustein.

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Twelve years ago, Ashley and her husband started looking for investment strategies other than the stock market. They started with a few short-term and long-term rentals, eventually expanding to single-family units with historical background and multifamily units.

Before she formed a company of her own, she was a partner with another investor on a 225-unit multifamily property. Despite having a solid business plan, the company lost 120 people within the first ninety days through evictions and skipping. Ashley tells how she managed to turn around the sticky situation and raise the occupancy to 90% even with Covid-19 as a backdrop.

 

Ashley Wilson  Real Estate Background:

  • Full-time real estate investor
  • 10 years of real estate experience
  • Portfolio consists of 600 units
  • Based in Philadelphia, PA
  • Say hi to her at: www.BadAshInvestor.com 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“The name of the game is to increase your equity.” - Ashley Wilson

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Bruce started his real estate journey by buying and repositioning single-family units and worked his way into the multi-family market. His company, Bakerson, now focuses on legacy ownership, making sure that his clients have a solid investment to pass on to their future generations. 

Bruce’s dad owned a bakery and employed his family members. It’s no wonder that his own company now centers around family values too. Legacy ownership doesn’t have to be about status and social rank. Instead, one could build something of value to pass on to their children while also teaching them how to make a living.

Bruce Wuollet Real Estate Background:

  • Owner of Bakerson, & full-time multifamily syndicator
  • Over 18 years of real estate investing experience
  • Bakerson has bought thousands of individual units, repositioned them, and sold them 
  • The personal portfolio consists of 250 units
  • Track record of 16 multifamily - 850 units and transacted over 2,000 single-family homes
  • Based in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Say hi to him at: www.bakerson.com 
  • Best Ever book: Life is Magic by John Dorenbos 

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“As an individual, I’m not so concerned whether I’m remembered, but I do want to pass on the work ethic and what got us where we are” - Bruce Wuollet.

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Today Theo and Travis are talking about three things that allow people to succeed in the real estate business. While many people focus on the markets, demographics, projections, and other specifics of the business plan, some fundamental things should be right about the deal for it to work. Occasionally, real estate investors get lucky and make a decent return even when some of these laws are bypassed. However, those are exceptions, not the rule.

We also have a Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications, and be sure to download your FREE document by visiting SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening. 

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In today's Syndication School episode, Theo Hicks talks about building a team that lasts. As we’ve mentioned in the previous episodes, your team is one of the risk points of your deal-making process. Nobody wants the hassle of working with people that are not right for your business, and you don’t want to lose credibility by having a high team turnover rate. Theo gives a step-by-step process of putting together a team that lasts and shares some ways of presenting it the right way to your prospective investors.

To listen to other Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and to download your FREE document, visit SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening!

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David started his real estate career back when he was working as a hospital administrator in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was looking for financial freedom and the ability to live and work wherever he wanted.

David partnered with his father, and they started a real estate business together. By the time he went back to the United States, his company has already had an impressive portfolio. To acquire these properties, they followed a simple recipe that worked: save, pay the 20% down payment, rinse and repeat. They now mostly work with small multifamily units, but they also work with commercial properties.

 

David Grabiner Real Estate Background:

  • Full time multi-family real estate investor
  • 6 years of real estate experience
  • Portfolio consist of 137 multifamily units and 14 commercial units
  • Based in Chattanooga, TN
  • Say hi to him on Instagram @Diy_landlord
  • Best Ever Book: Never split the difference - Chris Voss

 

 

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Best Ever Tweet:

“Normally, what hurts the revenue and increases expenses is when you have inefficient turnovers” - David Grabiner.

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