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

 

Bikran Sandhu | Real Estate Background

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

 

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

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

 

Christopher Seveney | Real Estate Background

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

 

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

 

Shawn Griffith | Real Estate Background

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Barrett Linburg | Real Estate Background

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

 

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

 

Emily Cortright and Adam Roberts | Real Estate Background

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

 

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

 

Senate Eskridge | Real Estate Background

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Brent Barcus | Real Estate Background

 

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

 

Chad Schieler | Real Estate Background

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Mark Willis | Real Estate Background

  • Certified financial planner at Lake Growth Financial Services
  • Portfolio:
    • LP in three multifamily syndications
  • Based in: Chicago, IL
  • Say hi to him at: 

 

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Kyle McGee is the president of Sunchase Construction. His portfolio includes 22 apartment units, 9,000 square feet of office and warehouse space, 35 infill lots, and 5 development parcels. In this episode, Kyle discusses his company’s focus on subdivision development, strategies for getting into ground up construction, and how to work with inspectors to achieve your real estate goals.

 

Kyle Stevie | Real Estate Background

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

 

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Kyle Stevie is the co-founder of Sparen Capital, author of Digital Melting: Making Illiquid Real Estate Assets Liquid Through Tokenization, and senior logistics account executive at Total Quality Logistics, one of the largest freight brokerage firms in the nation. In this episode, Kyle takes a deep dive into the world of tokenization and blockchain technology as it relates to real estate and the benefits this revolution is estimated to have for investors.

 

Kyle Stevie | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder of Sparen Capital, a concierge-style realty service that buys and sells properties through market-driven data analytics and a deep understanding of client needs.
  • Portfolio:
    • One multi-use property
    • Two commercial properties
    • Total value: $7.6M
  • Based in: Fort Thomas, KY
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
  • Greatest Lesson: Investing and attending all investor calls in 10XTS.

 

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Tim Herriage is executive director at RCN Capital, a leading nationwide lender for real estate investments. In this episode, Tim discusses how to improve your chances of getting capital, how to be profitable in the lending business, and how to build a legacy by tracking net worth vs. cashflow.

 

 

Tim Herriage | Real Estate Background

  • Executive director at RCN Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • 7,000 loans per year across 45 states
  • Based in: South Windsor, CT
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  • Greatest Lesson: Do one more, no matter what it is. If I had just kept one more home per year, it would be about $10 million more in net worth. Start keeping assets now, and let time do its thing.

 

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Caleb Johnson is the founder of Red Sea Capital Group where he focuses on broker relationships and asset management for commercial real estate syndications. In this episode, Caleb discusses the advantages to investing in smaller to midsize multifamily properties, shares how to prove yourself to GPs and capital raisers as a new syndicator, and breaks down his first value-add deal.

 

Caleb Johnson | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Red Sea Capital Group
  • Portfolio:
    • Five properties across three states
    • One retail property
    • Four multifamily properties
  • Based in: Phoenix, AZ
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Secret of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar
  • Greatest Lesson: Have someone you trust that truly knows underwriting to give you a second opinion on your early deals.

 

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J Scott is co-owner of Bar Down Investments, which offers passive investment opportunities to individuals and companies looking to build wealth and diversify their retirement strategy. In this episode, J discusses why the commercial real estate industry is unlikely to suffer in the next few years, why the past few years of economic expansion has actually hurt investors, and what he’s doing to pivot his investment strategy during economic uncertainty.

 

J Scott | Real Estate Background

  • Co-Owner of Bar Down Investments
  • Portfolio:
    • About 750 multifamily units
    • About 80 single-family units
    • LP investments
  • Based in: Sarasota, FL
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book by Joe Fairless and The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
  • Greatest Lesson: Transactional real estate is not the best way to go - holding is better than selling and is usually the best way to build wealth.

 

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

Would you want to trade lives with a bedridden billionaire? Probably not. In this episode, Travis discusses three health hacks he uses in his daily life to improve his overall wellbeing, help him achieve his goals, and enjoy the life he has built through passive income.

 

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Elijah Brown is co-founder and managing partner of GoldHawk Capital, which operates a fund of funds structure where they pool capital to invest in sponsors. In this episode, Elijah discusses what a fund of funds is, what skills are needed to be a great fund of funds manager, and how he vets sponsors to make the most of his money.

 

Elijah Brown | Real Estate Background

  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GoldHawk Capital 
  • Current real estate portfolio consists of:
    • 870 multifamily units
    • 100 short term rentals
  • Based in: Phoenix, AZ
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber
  • Greatest Lesson: I released a contractor to proceed on a deal that I wouldn’t be able to check in on for a month. When I finally got to check on it again, it was a disaster. I should have waited to pull the trigger on the deal or hired someone to be present while I was away.

 

 

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At this year's Best Ever Conference in March, Matt Faircloth and Andrew Cushman sat down with Joe Fairless to discuss his path from real estate newbie to $2.7B AUM. In Part II of this two-part conversation, Joe shares tips on raising capital in an investor-hesitant market, the benefits to vertical integration as you scale, and his thoughts on what the commercial real estate market holds in 2023.

 

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At this year's Best Ever Conference in March, Matt Faircloth and Andrew Cushman sat down with Joe Fairless to discuss his path from real estate newbie to $2.7B AUM. In Part I of this two-part conversation, Joe details his early challenges as an apartment syndicator, how he overcame them, and what he learned about real estate investing — and himself — in the process.

 

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Jered Sturm is the co-founder and CEO of SNS Capital Group, a private equity investment firm with a focus on acquiring and operating large apartment communities in Cincinnati, Ohio. On this episode, Jered Sturm talks about how he focuses on improving his company's operations to prepare for future growth. He also talks about investing in software, hiring staff, and streamlining training.

Jered Sturm | Real Estate Background

  • Co-Founder and CEO of SNS Capital Group
  • Portfolio:
    • 1,000 multifamily units
  • Based in: Cincinnati, OH
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Breathe by James Nestor
  • Greatest Lesson: Trust in others to do something better than you can. Delegate, and you will often be surprised with what people can do.

 

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K. Trevor Thompson is VP of Investor Engagement at Massive Capital, which helps passive investors build wealth by acquiring ownership of income-producing real estate properties across multiple markets. In this episode, he discusses his transition from a 40-plus year career in corporate America to real estate investing and how his powerful networking skills helped him get there.

 

 

K. Trevor Thompson | Real Estate Background

  • VP of Investor Engagement at Massive Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • LP of 20 syndications
    • GP of three syndications
  • Based in: Austin, TX
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
  • Greatest Lesson: Don't wait to buy real estate; buy real estate and wait.

 

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Stas Grinberg is the co-founder and managing principal of Vision & Beyond Capital Investments, which pursues off-market value-add multifamily transactions. In this episode, Stas discusses the advantages to bringing property management and construction in-house, how to scale these operations alongside your growing portfolio, and how he’s keeping operations lean during times of economic uncertainty.

 

Stas Grinberg | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder and managing principal of Vision & Beyond
  • Portfolio:
    • 3,100 multifamily units, $300M AUM
  • Based in: Houston, TX
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Fountain Head by Ayn Rand
  • Greatest Lesson: Property management is leadership. If tenants don’t get it, you won’t see the best returns on your investments. You need the best property management possible, which happens when you bring it in house.

 

 

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

In this episode, Travis discusses three of the biggest mindset obstacles that investors face and how to overcome them. These include trying to time the market, analysis paralysis, and the fear of losing money.

 

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Deborah Smith is the co-founder and CEO of The CenterCap Group, a boutique investment bank providing strategic advisory, capital-raising, and consulting-related services to private and public sector companies and fund managers across the real estate industry. In this episode, Deborah discusses which investments are better suited for the high net worth vs. institutional categories, the advantages to working with institutional capital, the effect COVID had on commercial real estate.

 

Deborah Smith | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder & CEO of The CenterCap Group
  • Based in: Stamford, CT
  • Say hi to her at: 
  • Best Ever Book: House of Cards by William Cohan
  • Greatest Lesson: Don’t make investment decisions based on emotions.

 

 

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Lee Ripma is a broker and founder of VestMap.com, which helps investors analyze neighborhoods and demographics surrounding potential properties. In this episode, Lee discusses why she is focused on small multifamily investments, specifically fourplexes in Kansas City, how she finds deals, and why she believes people have such a massive impact on real estate projects.

 

Lee Ripma | Real Estate Background

  • Principal, Lutz Sales + Investments; Founder, VestMap.com
  • Current portfolio:
    • 53 doors of small multifamily
  • Based in: Overland Park, KS
  • Say hi to her at:
  • Greatest Lesson: Stay in your wheelhouse and stay focused. Not doing so can lead to wasted time and very little returns.

 

 

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Dave Codrea is a partner at Greenleaf Capital Partners, a full-service, integrated real estate company that buys, rehabilitate, and manages long-term low-income residential properties and small business commercial properties. In this episode, Dave discusses his transition from multifamily to commercial, surprising caveats he’s seen in triple-net leases, and how 3 sentences in a 60-page lease could make or break millions of dollars.

 

Dave Codrea | Real Estate Background

  • Partner at Greenleaf Capital Partners
  • Portfolio:
    • 4,000 multifamily units
    • 2M sq. ft. of medical, industrial, and net lease properties
  • Based in: Atlanta, GA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
  • Greatest Lesson: When it comes to challenges in your business, if you are going to delegate to someone else to help, you have to be clear with expectations and goals.

 

 

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Ben Reinberg is the CEO of Alliance Consolidated Group, whose portfolio includes over $500 million in medical, retail, industrial, and office properties. In this episode, Ben discusses the ins and outs of investing in medical and veterinary properties, how he does due diligence on investments, and what his new fund is targeting in 2023.

 

Ben Reinberg | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of Alliance Consolidated Group
  • Current real estate portfolio consists of
    • Over $500MM in AUM
  • Based in: Newport Beach, CA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Power of One More by Ed Mylett
  • Greatest Lesson: Make sure you secure long term financing and have flexibility in your investments.

 

 

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Joshua Kagan is the CEO of Bonfire, which enables investors to own partial interests in commercial real estate like hotels, apartments, and industrial buildings without a down payment. In this episode, Joshua discusses how tokenization is aiming to solve some of real estate’s biggest issues such as liquefying investments, facilitating democracy, and removing the barrier to entry for lower level investors.

 

Joshua Kagan | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of Bonfire
  • Portfolio:
    • Single-family rentals 
    • Multifamily
    • Industrial
    • Land
  • Based in: Denver, CO
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Strategies of Genius by Robert Dilts
  • Greatest Lesson: Always look in the pathway of development and try to invest on the periphery of that.

 

 

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Ryan Wright is the CEO of The Investor’s Edge, which walks brand new real estate investors through their first flip and helps experienced real estate pros find the right team to help them expand their ability to flip more properties each year. In this episode, Ryan discusses where investors typically mess up the most when it comes to due diligence, how hard money lenders make a profit, and the most expensive things in lending that cause losses.

Ryan Wright | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of The Investor’s Edge
  • Portfolio:
    • Commercial properties
    • Multifamily properties
    • Mobile homes
    • Land
    • Hard money loans
    • Single family rentals
  • Based in: Salt Lake City Utah
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Man’s Guide to a Women by John Gottman
  • Greatest Lesson: Cash flow is king. If you don’t have that, it’s going to be hard to get where you want to go.

 

 

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

In this episode, Travis poses the questions to investors: how much money is enough for you, and when do you know you’ve hit that mark? He encourages listeners to have a general awareness of what their desired lifestyle is and how much money it is going to take to fund it, so they know when they have achieved that goal.

 



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Zach Winner is the CEO of Prosperity CRE, which provides investors with the opportunity to invest in multi-million dollar commercial properties with as little as $50,000. In this episode, Zach shares his strategies for evaluating markets, why he invests so heavily in the Midwest, and how he works with his property managers to stay in front of occupancy volatility.

 

Zach Winner | Real Estate Background

  • CEO ofProsperity CRE
  • Portfolio:
    • ~ 300 units of multifamily
    • 75,000 SF of industrial flex office
  • Based in: Los Angeles, CA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
  • Greatest Lesson: Embrace the advantages of multifamily, especially the net operating income (NOI). With value-add multifamily investments, you can control the appreciation of the property.

 

 

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Alan and Elena Needly are multifamily investors and the founders of Andover Holdings. They began their investing careers building townhomes in the Seattle area and are now limited partners and general partners in 27 apartment syndications nationwide. In this episode, they discuss what they look for in third party property management companies, the technology platforms they use to run their business, and the importance of embracing good debt.

 

Alan and Elena Neely | Real Estate Background

 

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Axel Ragnarsson is the CEO of Aligned Real Estate Partners, an investment firm helping busy professionals effortlessly earn passive income to assist with achieving financial freedom. In this episode, Axel discusses his criteria for investing in commercial properties in both New Hampshire and Florida, what his competitive advantages are as an investor, and how his biggest mistake almost took him out of real estate investing forever.

 

Axel Ragnarsson | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of Aligned Real Estate Partners
  • Portfolio:
    • Solely owns about 100 multifamily units
    • GP in 300+ more
  • Based in: Boston, MA
  • Say hi at:
  • Best Ever Book: Who Not How by Dan Sullivan and Ben Hardy
  • Best ever advice: Embrace organic growth and grow at your own pace. You don’t have to tackle huge deals just because other people are.

 

 

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Nicole Gauthier is a real estate investing and passive investing coach. Her company, Wicked Holdings, focuses on syndications offering limited partner opportunities and helping investors build generational wealth. In this episode, Nicole talks about what asset management looks like in commercial real estate, what conversations she’s having with property managers on a weekly basis, and how she wants to be communicated with as an LP.

 

Nicole Gauthier | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Wicked Holdings, LLC
  • Portfolio:
    • LP: 182 multifamily units
    • GP: 337 multifamily units
    • 3 individually owned units
  • Based in: Houston, TX
  • Say hi at:
  • Best Ever Book: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
  • Best ever advice: Take action. There is never a perfect deal. If the numbers work, trust your gut, and get things done.

 

 

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Tenny Tolofari is the director of acquisition at XSITE Capital Investment, which has over $168 million multifamily units in assets under management. In this episode, Tenny discusses how to find a great commercial real estate broker, what his industry projections are for the coming year, and what XSITE’s business plan is for acquiring commercial properties.

 

Tenny Tolofari | Real Estate Background

  • Director of Acquisition at XSITE Capital Investment
  • Based in: Charlotte, NC
  • Portfolio:
    • $168MM AUM multifamily
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Go Giver by Bob Burg and The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  • Greatest Lesson: Don’t do things by yourself, leverage other people’s strengths.

 

 

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Erik Oliver is the vice president of business development at Cost Segregation Authority, which performs cost segregation studies to help investors save tax dollars. In this episode, Erik explains exactly what cost segregation is, why it’s becoming more prevalent in the commercial real estate industry, and some of the misconceptions surrounding it.

 

Erik Oliver | Real Estate Background

  • Vice President of Business Development at Cost Segregation Authority
  • Portfolio:
    • A few short-term rentals 
    • A few long-term rentals
    • Passive investor in Salt Lake City micro apartments
  • Based in: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Say hi to him at: 

 

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

In this episode, Travis talks how passive income can help you eliminate pain points standing in the way of making your life better. He also shares how investment in knowledge pays the best interest, which can lead to enhancing your lifestyle while learning the game of passive income.

 

 

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Matt Faircloth is the co-founder of The DeRosa Group, a multifamily syndicator of primarily Class C housing. Their mantra is “Transforming Lives Through Real Estate.” In this episode, Matt discusses the four superpowers at play in real estate investing and how investing groups can use them to build stronger teams and close more deals.

 

Matt Faircloth | Real Estate Background

  • Co-Founder of The DeRosa Group
  • Portfolio:
    • 1,850 units in 4 states
  • Based in: New Hope, PA
  • Say hi to him at: 

 

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Lee Yoder is the Founder and CEO of Threefold Real Estate Investing, a company dedicated to providing outstanding multifamily investment opportunities to both novice and seasoned investors to help them build lasting wealth. In this episode, Lee shares his recent experiences in apartment syndication and also offers insights on how to effectively assemble a team for commercial real estate ventures.

 

 

Lee Yoder | Real Estate Background

  • Founder and CEO of Threefold Real Estate Investing
  • Based in: Cincinnati, OH
  • Say hi to him at: 

 

 

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Alyssa Holbrook is a master certified life coach, helping real estate investors grow and shape their portfolios. After investing in her first rental property at 14 years old, Alyssa caught the bug for investing and has dedicated her life to helping others find success. In this episode, she talks about the biggest mindset hurdles facing new and experienced investors, how investors know they need a mindset coach, and how to find the right one for them.

 

Alyssa Holbrook | Real Estate Background

 

 

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Jered Sturm is the co-founder and CEO of SNS Capital Group, a private equity investment firm with a focus on acquiring and operating large apartment communities in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this episode, Jered discusses why he’s going all in on investing in his operations, his journey from maintenance technician to real estate investor, and how he’s been preparing for the upcoming recession for over a decade.

 

Jered Sturm | Real Estate Background

  • Co-Founder and CEO of SNS Capital Group
  • Portfolio:
    • 1,000 multifamily units
  • Based in: Cincinnati, OH
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Breathe by James Nestor
  • Greatest Lesson: Trust in others to do something better than you can. Delegate, and you will often be surprised with what people can do.

 

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Tanh Truong is the founder of Proton Profits, an investment firm that strives to provide its investment partners with diversified, tax-favorable opportunities coupled with superior risk-adjusted returns. He began his career as a full-time pharmacist before transitioning to single family flips and eventually to multifamily and commercial real estate. In this episode, Tanh discusses the importance of finding a mentor in commercial real estate, why he recommends transitioning away from multifamily, and his recommendations for getting started in CRE investing.

 

Tanh Truong | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Proton Profits
  • Portfolio:
    • $100 million and 1 million square feet in AUM
  • Based in: Cincinnati, OH
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Go Giver by Bob Burg
  • Greatest Lesson: Share your knowledge with others looking to learn about commercial real estate.

 

 

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Stephen Tilton is a realtor and real estate investor based in Orlando, Florida. After getting his real estate license in 2015, he quickly began flipping single family homes before expanding his portfolio to include value-add multifamily properties. In this episode, Stephen discusses strategies for minimizing your initial investment to maximize returns and why it’s best to keep your money moving at all times.

 

Stephen Tilton | Real Estate Background

  • Realtor and real estate investor
  • Portfolio:
    • Value-add single family and multifamily properties
  • Based in: Orlando, Florida
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Greatest Lesson: Never stop learning, and stay curious.

 

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

 

In this episode, Travis talks about several definitions of a millionaire and why the term is often misunderstood. He also discusses a number of paths to becoming a millionaire, whether it’s living frugally and saving money, working continuously, or investing in passive income streams to generate ongoing wealth for years to come.

 

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Shiloh Lundahl is a child and family therapist and investor at Greenlee Investments, a private, family-owned entity holding diversified investments and supporting family-owned business interests. In this episode, Shiloh discusses his unique approach to lease options for his residential investments, breaks down his first commercial deal, and shares his take on the various personalities in real estate investing.

 

Shiloh Lundahl | Real Estate Background

  • Child and family therapist and investor at Greenlee Investments, a private, family-owned entity holding diversified investments and supporting family-owned business interests.
  • Portfolio:
    • 100 mobile home park units
    • 30 multifamily units
    • 110 single-family units
    • 12 commercial units
    • 4 short-term rentals
  • Based in: AZ and NC
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins
  • Greatest Lesson: Build a team or find a partner that balances your personality and investing style, i.e. if you are risk averse, work with something who is willing to push a little further.

 

 

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Shree Kulkarni is the CEO of two integrated development companies that source off-market deals for commercial real estate development. His portfolio consists of single-tenant NNN properties, small industrial properties, mixed-use properties, raw land, and multifamily development sites. In this episode, Shree talks about why he is asset agnostic and the due diligence process he goes through to acquire properties.

 

Shree Kulkarni | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of two integrated development companies -  that source off-market deals for commercial real estate development 
  • Portfolio:
    • Single tenant NNN properties
    • Small industrial properties
    • Mixed-use
    • Raw land
    • Multifamily development sites
  • Based in Tampa, FL
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • Greatest Lesson: Work in a growing city.

 

 

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Jonathan Hayek is the owner of Endurance Properties and the host of The Source of Commercial Real Estate podcast. He uses single-family home flips and small multifamily investments to buy more passive, non-residential commercial properties. In this episode, Jonathan talks about why he loves retail, office, and industrial real estate, how he learned to buy his first commercial property, and what investors should know about triple-net leases.

 

Jonathan Hayek | Real Estate Background

  • Owner of Endurance Properties and host of The Source of Commercial Real Estate Podcast
  • Portfolio:
    • Small multifamily properties
    • Small commercial properties
  • Based in: Cheyenne, WY
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Gap and the Gain by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy
  • Greatest Lesson: Take due diligence seriously.

 

 

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Vlad Arakcheyev is the owner of Zontik Ventures, which helps people achieve their dreams of financial independence through real estate. After getting furloughed from his full time job as a graphic designer during the pandemic, he became a real estate agent and soon turned to house flipping and multifamily investments. 

In this episode, Vlad talks about his journey to become a full-time investor in just 18 months, the details and rates behind raising capital, and how he is working to educate others on commercial real estate investing.

 

Vlad Arakcheyev | Real Estate Background

  • Owner of Zontik Ventures
  • Portfolio
    • 4 JVs
    • 3 syndications as Co-GP
  • Based in: Bergen County, New Jersey
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
  • Greatest Lesson: Listen and educate yourself about investments. Reach out, ask for help, and diversify to achieve financial independence.

 

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Justin Brennan is the CEO and Founder of Brennan Pohle Group, a multifamily development, ownership, and syndication company that focuses on the BRRRR method and B- and C-class properties. In this episode, Justin talks about what investment lessons he learned from the 2008 financial crisis, how he works with commercial brokers, and why he focuses on economies of scale when it comes to choosing investment properties.

 

Justin Brennan | Real Estate Background

 

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Travis Baucom is the President of Balcomie Capital, a private investment group that partners with high-net-worth individuals who seek tax-advantaged investments to build generational wealth while providing passive income. In this episode Travis talks about his investment journey from single family homes to self-storage facilities. He discusses why self-storage is getting all the buzz lately, his due diligence process for purchasing a new facility, and why he chose to move away from the multifamily asset class.

 

Travis Baucom | Real Estate Background

  • President of Balcomie Capital
  • Portfolio
    • 1,827 self-storage units
  • Based in: Waco, Texas
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman
  • Greatest Lesson: Never give up. When things were super challenging in my life, I embraced the suck and learned from whatever I was going through.

 

 

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

In this episode, Travis talks about the need for diversification in order to protect yourself from factors that are outside of your control. He offers three things to keep in mind about overcoming volatility with a constantly changing economy and shares why he thinks value-add multifamily is the holy grail of investing.

 

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Alex Kingman is a multifamily real estate investor and syndicator at KGI Capital. KGI Capital focuses on partnering with passive investors to invest in value-add and distressed apartment buildings in the midwest and southeast. In this episode, Alex talks about her move from single family to multifamily investments, why KGI decided to take their investments out of the state of California, and the details behind their most recent 72-unit multifamily deal.

Alex Kingman | Real Estate Background

  • Multifamily real estate investor and syndicator at KGI Capital
  • Portfolio
    • 5 properties with a total of 80 residential units
  • Based in: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Say hi to her at:
  • Best Ever Book: The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
  • Greatest Lesson: Things start to fall into place when you get in the zone, so focus on the things that get you there, and you'll see results.

 

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Gabe Bodhi is the CEO of Tekton Group, which acquires, renovates, and operates multifamily real estate assets for cash flow in the Colorado Front Range. In this episode, Gabe gives his expert opinion on the recent bank failures, how he stress-tests deals to decide when to say no, and why he doesn’t invest in other asset classes.

Gabe Bodhi | Real Estate Background

  • CFA and CEO of Tekton Group
  • Portfolio:
    • 200 multifamily units
  • Based in: Denver, CO
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: In an Uncertain World by Robert E. Rubin
  • Greatest Lesson: You can't make a good faith deal with a bad faith person.

 

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

In this episode, Ash Patel discusses his experience at the Best Ever Conference where some of the speeches were less optimistic than before. He expresses his concerns about the economy and real estate market, including potential fallout from bank failures, and gives strategies and tips on how you can survive.

 

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Frank Scappaticci is Partner at Gray Line Investments, a veteran-owned and operated firm focusing on self-storage facilities, multifamily, and single-family investments. In this episode, Frank discusses creative ways to find and finance deals in self-storage, what an ideal loan is for a facility, and what he’s looking for in his next property.

Frank Scappaticci | Real Estate Background

  • Partner at Gray Line Investments
  • Portfolio:
    • 9 self-storage facilities
    • Small portfolio of single-family rentals
  • Based in: New York City
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: 6 Types of Working Geniuses by Patrick Lencioni
  • Greatest Lesson: A great business can succeed without a massive amount of arbitrage.

 

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Travis King is a land flipping expert and Owner of Land Flipping Mastery. He has completed over 400 transactions in 29 states with over 100 additional JV transactions. In this episode, Travis discusses the four steps to his land-flipping system, the types of properties he focuses on, and his strategy for assessing whether a property is worth the purchase. 

Travis King | Real Estate Background

  • Land flipping expert and Owner of Land Flipping Mastery
  • Portfolio:
    • 400 transactions in 29 states with over 100 JV transactions
  • Based in: Chandler, AZ
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Who Not How by Dan Sullivan
  • Greatest Lesson: Do your due dililgence when it comes to researching properties to avoid costly mistakes.

 

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Karl Graham is Managing Partner at Luminus Capital, which identifies, acquires, and operates self-storage facilities. After a career in the oil and gas industry, Karl turned to real estate investing in 2020 when the market changed. He evaluated several asset classes, and settled on self-storage facilities, acquiring 13 properties in 18 months.

In this episode, Karl breaks down the numbers behind his first deals, shares his methods for creative financing, and recommends several paths for investors looking to follow in his footsteps.

Karl Graham | Real Estate Background

  • Managing Partner at Luminus Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • 12 self-storage facilities
  • Based in: Tulsa, OK
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Barren Lands by Kevin Krajick
  • Greatest Lesson: Remain diligent in how you think about and evaluate investments.

 

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

In this episode, Travis talks about the need to balance risk and reward when it comes to investing. He warns against the dangers of greed, shares how he personally works to reduce risk in his own portfolio, and discusses his preference for value-add multifamily projects vs. new real estate development projects.

 

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Josh Shein is a Partner at Trius Lending Partners, a Mid-Atlantic private money and hard money lender based in Baltimore, MD. His 100% investor-based company specializes in short- and long-term lending of loans ranging from $100,000 to $1.5 million. In this episode, Josh discusses the benefits of steady and consistent investing over time, advice for short-term lending, and his strategies for helping his investors receive positive returns year after year.

Josh Shein | Real Estate Background

  • Partner at Trius Lending Partners
  • Portfolio:
    • 30 doors
    • $60M+ lending portfolio
  • Based in: Towson, MD
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: In the Blood by Jack Carr
  • Greatest Lesson: If you can afford to ride things out, ride things out. If you can’t afford it, get rid of it quickly before it has additional negative implications on your other investments and assets. 

 

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Maricela Soberanes is a Navy Veteran, apartment syndicator, and owner of Up Plex Multifamily Investments, which syndicates for mutual funds, acting as an operator by sourcing deals, raising capital, and managing assets. She began her real estate investing journey in 2006 with duplexes and fourplexes before making the leap to commercial real estate in 2020 with the purchase of a 130+ unit property in Austin, TX.

In this episode, Maricela shares how she used networking and resources to scale her operations and help her think bigger. She also shares strategies for tackling multifamily deals in today’s changing economic landscape.

Maricela Soberanes | Real Estate Background

  • Apartment syndicator and Principal at Up Plex Multifamily Investments
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 2,000+ multifamily units
    • JV of 3 mobile home parks and 2 self-storage facilities
    • LP of 980 units (8 deals)
  • Based in: Austin, TX
  • Say hi to her at:
  • Best Ever Book: Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman
  • Greatest Lesson: Find a community that provides you with the tools and the mindset needed to succeed.

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A.J. Leman is a full time high school teacher as well as a Managing Partner and Co-Owner of a property management company in Iowa City. He currently has over 230 units under management and is seeking to expand his portfolio and revenue streams as next steps in his investing journey. In this episode, A.J. discusses the challenges he’s faced trying to scale his management company while maintaining excellent resident services and the worst deal he ever made where he almost lost it all. 

A.J. Leman | Real Estate Background

  • Managing Partner and Co-Owner of property management company
  • Portfolio:
    • General Partner of 250 multifamily units
    • Limited Partner of 100 multifamily units and a 27-lot mobile home park
  • Based in: Iowa City, IA
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur by James A. Randel
  • Greatest Lesson: You are continually writing your own story. My life has been a surprising page-turner, so I think all of us are only one page away from really blowing the top off where we’re going today, tomorrow, and the next year.

 

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Pace Morby is a creative finance specialist and the founder of subto.com, where he teaches about subject to and seller financing strategies. He recently made the jump to multifamily investing, using creative finance to secure 1,500 units in 2022. In this episode, Pace discusses why he advises restructuring deals now, the beauty of subject to financing, and exactly what his strategy is for approaching multifamily deals. 

Pace Morby | Real Estate Background

  • Owner of SubTo, professional real estate investor, and business entrepreneur
  • Portfolio:
    • 1,500 multifamily doors
    • 300 single-family doors
  • Based in: Arizona
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  • Greatest Lesson: I should have started earlier and surrounded myself with people who had portfolios and lives that I wanted.

 

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Brennan Degner is a real estate investor, operator, and CEO of DB Capital Management, LLC, a vertically integrated organization focused on value-add multifamily investments. In this episode, Brennan discusses why his ideal deal size is $30 - 35 million, key things to consider when purchasing older properties, and how he plans the management needs of properties with triple-digit units.

Brennan Degner | Real Estate Background

  • Real estate investor, operator, and CEO of DB Capital Management, LLC, a vertically integrated organization focused on value-add multifamily investments.
  • Portfolio:
    • 3,000 units
  • Based in: Los Angeles, CA/Denver, CO
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Greatest Lesson: Set clear expectations for who does what when starting any new partnership.

 

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Joe McCabe is the Founder and CEO of The Surefire Group, a Philadelphia-based company specializing in a suite of high-standard real estate and healthcare services. The company has interests in multiple real estate brokerages, mortgage companies, insurance companies, and over 80 real assets. In this episode, Joe discusses how he learned to properly finance his investments, his journey to acquire homecare business properties across the country, and his plan to convert a large portfolio of Section 8 housing to IDD (intellectual and development disabilities) homes in Philadelphia.

Joe McCabe | Real Estate Background

  • Founder and CEO of The Surefire Group
  • Portfolio:
  • Over $25 million with 80 assets
  • Based in: Philadelphia, PA
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Book Ever: Maintain your Gear by Joseph McCabe  
  • Greatest Lesson: Go for scale. Buy as many units as possible in your first deal, and utilize tools like property management.

 

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

In this episode, Travis talks about how easy it is to get caught up in the stress of daily life and lose perspective. He encourages listeners to be grateful for being in a position to invest and have the ability to design their lives in a way that works for them. He then talks about the benefits of investing in value-add multifamily and how these investments have allowed him to pursue his optimal lifestyle.

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Cooper Drenner is the Managing Partner at Wildhorn Capital, which purchases value-add apartment complexes in Central Texas and syndicates all its deals. In this episode, Cooper discusses how to find good deals in arguably the most competitive market in the U.S., issues facing tenants such as inflation and affordability, and the advantages of keeping investments local.

Cooper Drenner | Real Estate Background

  • Managing Partner at Wildhorn Capital
  • Portfolio:
    • 4,100 units across 13 Class-A multifamily assets
  • Based in: Austin, TX
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Never Split the Difference by Christopher Voss and Tahl Raz
  • Greatest Lesson: Managing people and running a business are different than doing a great deal.

 

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Adam Rosen is a former real estate investor and Founder of Email Outreach Company, which helps entrepreneurs optimize their email marketing through automated email outreach to get companies more leads, more conversations, and more deals. In this episode, Adam discusses how you can use email marketing to find better deals, increase your investor list, and leverage cold emails to find your next big opportunity.

Adam Rosen | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Email Outreach Company
  • Based in: Worldwide, digital nomad
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  • Best Ever Book: Built to Sell by John Warrillow
  • Greatest Lesson: Build to sell from the start. Get to product-market-fit ASAP, systemize everything, then profit.

 

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Justin Sloan is the CEO of Sloan Capital, which helps investors deploy capital into various asset classes. In this episode, Justin discusses his transition from residential real estate to commercial, specifically strip malls and debt-free restaurants. He shares his strategies for identifying the best strip mall properties, filling them with the right tenants, and achieving a goal of double digit cash flow.

Justin Sloan | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of Sloan Capital, which helps investors deploy capital into various asset classes.
  • Portfolio:
    • 9 commercial buildings
  • Based in: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Chop Wood Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf
  • Greatest Lesson: Ignore shiny lights and focus on repeatable, scalable processes.

 

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Mitch Ginsberg is the CEO of CommLoan, a FinTech company that gives commercial borrowers access to over 700 top commercial and multifamily lenders. In this episode, Mitch discusses the importance of empowering borrowers with unprecedented access to capital markets, the 30 key variables that lenders use to size up a loan, and how developing a relationship with a lender may not be as important as many say it is.

Mitch Ginsberg | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of CommLoan, a FinTech company with up-to-date data of over 700 top Commercial and Multifamily Lenders
  • Based in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
  • Greatest Lesson: Keep going no matter what the obstacle is. If you believe in something, just do it.

 

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Andrew Dunn is a Principal at VAC Development, which specializes in value-add and distressed property investments specifically in the office, multifamily, storage, and industrial sectors. In this episode, he reviews several creative industrial deals he’s sealed in Vegas and Reno, how he responds to economic ups and downs, and how he balances value-add purchases vs. ground-up development deals.

Andrew Dunn | Real Estate Background

 

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David Sanford is an active duty Army Recruiter and investor in multifamily and commercial real estate. In just a few years, he has grown his portfolio from nothing to owning 55 single family homes and about $2.6 million in commercial office space. In this episode, David talks about the power of using other people’s money to make investments, how he went about tackling his first commercial real estate deal, and lessons he’s learned about working with brokers and lenders.

David Sanford | Real Estate Background

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

One of the benefits of passive income is having the freedom to design your lifestyle. When all of your needs are met, your bills are paid, and you aren’t tied to the typical 9 to 5 grind, how do you want to live? In this episode, Travis discusses the four categories to consider when choosing the right lifestyle path for you. He also lays out the four steps to generating the passive income needed to get you there.

 

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Joel Friedland, is the Principal at Brit Properties, an industrial real estate investing firm based in Chicago. In this episode, Joel discusses his strategy for identifying and purchasing properties, syndication in industrial real estate, why Chicago is the best industrial area in the country, and something called the “punch in the face theory.”

Joel Friedland | Real Estate Background

  • Principal at Brit Properties
  • Portfolio:
    • 15 industrial buildings with an aggregate value of ~$50 million
  • Based in Chicago, IL
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, by Richard Carlson
  • Greatest Lesson: Debt is dangerous. After struggling through the '08 recession, I changed my strategy to focus on all-cash deals.

 

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Baird Kleinsmith, also known on Twitter as the Sultan of Storage, is a full-time self-storage investor. He buys mismanaged properties, adds value through operational and marketing improvements, and reaps the rewards of increased cash flow. With his current portfolio of eight self-storage properties, Baird has achieved full financial freedom and is dedicated to not only growing his assets but also educating others on how to do the same.

In this episode, Baird discusses what drew him to self-storage investing after a career in fintech, what he looks for in an investment property, how he adds value and scales his investments, and the stumbling blocks he’s encountered along the way.

Baird Kleinsmith | Real Estate Background

  • Full-time self-storage investor
  • Portfolio
    • 8 self-storage properties in Colorado and New Mexico
  • Based in: Durango, CO
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday
  • Greatest Lesson: Finding work you enjoy doesn't require following your passion.

 

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

In this episode, Slocomb breaks down how he approaches each stage of his six-point leasing process, from listing tips to batching showings, and how he distributes responsibilities across his team.

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Keith Nelson is the fund manager at Dual City Investments. In this episode, Keith discusses why he’s niche-agnostic, investing in everything from multifamily, to car washes, to self-storage — anything that pencils out. He also discusses the nuances of running an evergreen fund and the secrets to scaling an investment firm.

Keith Nelson | Real Estate Background

  • Fund Manager at Dual City Investments
  • Portfolio:
    • Most asset types in Investment Real Estate
  • Based in: Greenville, SC
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Road Less Stupid, by Keith J. Cunningham
  • Greatest Lesson: Riding the wave is not the same as knowing how to swim.

 

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Mike Roeder is the co-founder of Granite Towers Equity Group, which focuses on value-add properties in Dallas-Fort Worth and Nashville. In this episode, Mike discusses why he prefers the DFW and Nashville markets to the midwest, how low competition impacts negotiation strategy, and the state and trajectory of the multifamily market.

Mike Roeder | Real Estate Background

 

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Angela Healy is the CEO and owner of AvenueWest Managed Global Housing and AvenueWest Global Franchise. AvenueWest is a network of real estate agencies focused on fully furnished residential housing for corporations, delivering real estate investors a turnkey solution for property management.

In this episode, Angela gives a comprehensive breakdown of the benefits of corporate housing, including the ideal locations, the properties corporations are paying top dollar for, and the variety of tenants property managers can target to maximize occupancy.

Angela Healy | Real Estate Background

  • CEO and owner of AvenueWest Managed Global Housing and AvenueWest Global Franchise
  • Portfolio: 
    • 500+ units
  • Based in: Lakewood, CO
  • Say hi to her at: 
  • Best Ever Book: The Art of Breathing, by Danny Penman, PhD
  • Greatest Lesson: Don’t be so focused on the future that you forget to celebrate milestones reached along the way.

 

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

Every passive investor begins their journey from a different starting point. Some start with limited capital and very little education — these are the newbies who are true beginners. Others have a lot of capital because they’re a doctor or had a liquidity event, like the sale of a business or an inheritance, and want to make that money work for them. The third most common starting point is the investor who is pivoting from the buy-low, sell-high mindset and looking to build wealth through passive investing.

In this episode, Travis discusses how to get started with passive investing, regardless of which of the three common situations you’re starting from.

 

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Tom Higgins is a Managing Partner at Terra Capital, a real estate investment firm that rolls up mini-multis (2-15 units) through fund offerings into large, fully renovated, optimized cash-flowing portfolios of 100–200 units. He has leveraged his experience working at large institutional development companies to lead Terra's first-class operational and development professionals.

In this episode, Tom discusses investing in mini-multis, including the benefits, the options it gives investors upon exit, and how to raise capital for mini-multi funds.

Tom Higgins | Real Estate Background

  • Managing partner at Terra Capital
  • Portfolio: 
    • Mini-multis (2-15 units) in Pittsburgh, Columbus, and Indianapolis
  • Based in: New York City
  • Say hi to him at: 

Best Ever Book: Principles, by Ray Dalio


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Jason Baik is a Managing Principal at Compounding Capital Group, a real estate investment firm that stabilizes value-add multifamily properties in Cincinnati, OH, and surrounding areas. A former corporate data scientist, in addition to being a general partner on 550+ multifamily units, he also teaches aspiring investors how to underwrite properly with the right pieces of data.

In this episode, Jason discusses leveling up from residential to multifamily investing, the challenges of networking as an introvert, and how to avoid analysis paralysis to become “deadly efficient” at underwriting.

Jason Baik | Real Estate Background

 

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Mark Updegraff is the founder of Updegraff Group Realty Services, a suite of companies that broker, manage, and provide GC services, as well as Raze Capital, a commercial real estate syndication company. After getting laid off from his job making $70,000 a year in tech, a poor experience with a realtor prompted him to become a real estate broker. From there, he began purchasing distressed assets, eventually scaling into larger assets, including multifamily syndicating.

In this episode, Mark discusses his tech background, how he follows local trends to position himself for short-term appreciation, and his approach to choosing and retaining employees and partners.

Mark Updegraff | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Updegraff Group Realty Services and Raze Capital
  • Portfolio: $40MM AUM
    • One- to four-family rentals
    • Multifamily 
    • Mixed-use
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
  • Based in: Rochester, NY
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand
  • Greatest Lesson: Kindness will fuel your business growth more than hard work or luck.

 

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Matt Jones is the CEO of Hawkwing Capital, which invests passively and raises capital from other investors for solid deals with proven sponsors.

In this episode, Matt discusses how he went from house-hacking a triplex to becoming an LP and eventually raising capital for his own deals, including how to build relationships through problem-solving, how to communicate with investors when plans and projections change, and why starting as an LP is a great way to get started in syndications.

Matt Jones | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of Hawkwing Capital
  • Portfolio: 
    • 40 multifamily units 
    • 244 senior assisted living beds
  • Based in: St. Paul, MN
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Green Lights, Matthew McConaughey; Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Greatest Lesson: Network marketing in his 20s helped Matt come out of his shell as a shy introvert.

 

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John Warren is the President at Forte Properties, Inc., a top-performing real estate brokerage that specializes in selling real estate in the one- to four-unit space and acquiring value-add apartment buildings.

In this episode, John discusses the nuances of investing in Chicago, Ill., and takes us inside the day-to-day operations of managing a 154-unit multifamily portfolio.

John Warren | Real Estate Background

 

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Abbas Mohammed is the CEO and founder of Model Equity, a multifamily real estate investment firm with a focus on properties in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He started in the residential space as an agent at 18 years old before going all-in on multifamily real estate investing.

In this episode, Abbas discusses hiring and utilizing virtual assistants, the gap between seller and buyer expectations in today’s market, and the importance of choosing the right market and right properties above all else.

Abbas Mohammed | Real Estate Background

  • CEO and founder of Model Equity, a multifamily real estate investment firm with a focus on properties in the DFW area. 
  • Portfolio
    • GP of 338 units
    • $54M AUM
    • LP of 1,588 units
  • Based in: San Jose, CA
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Whatever It Takes, by Stephen A. Schwarzman
  • Greatest Lesson: The importance of adaptation and persistence.

 

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

We’re taught to invest in the stock market, hold for the long term, diversify in index funds and mutual funds, etc. — convictions that perpetuate the “buy, hold, and pray” mindset.

In this episode, Travis shares how he shed these learned convictions through education, the importance of evaluating odds and market cycles to identify opportunities, and avoiding the get-rich-quick, gold-rush mentality when investing in real estate.

 

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Direct download: JF_3094_Passive_Investor_Tips_32.mp3
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Carrie Cook is the President of Ignite Funding. With over 15 years of experience in private lending, Carrie has funded over $1.5B and is committed to continued growth and preservation of investor capital. In this episode, Carrie discusses her underwriting process, structuring investor-friendly terms, and the benefits of investing in a trustee vs. a fund.

Carrie Cook | Real Estate Background

  • President of Ignite Funding with over 15 years of experience in private lending. Licensed mortgage broker in NV and AZ. 
  • Portfolio
    • Servicing $350MM in loans
    • Type: 60% commercial 40% residential
    • NV, TX, CO, UT, AZ
  • Based in: Las Vegas, NV
  • Say hi to her at: 
  • Greatest Lesson: Do your due diligence. Don’t invest in somebody or something you know nothing about. If you don’t take the time to do the research, then you’re the only one to blame if you lose your money.

 

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Garrett Sutton is an attorney and the founder of Corporate Direct, which helps entrepreneurs and investors protect their assets, maintain privacy, and reach their financial goals. He’s also a best-selling author and one of Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Advisors.

In this episode, Garrett discusses LLCs — why real estate investors need them, how and why they vary from state to state, and the benefits of having your LLC taxed as an S-corp. He also compares CRE investing to a new market into which he’s delving: movies.

Garrett Sutton | Real Estate Background

  • Attorney and founder of Corporate Direct, which helps entrepreneurs and investors protect their assets, maintain privacy, and reach their financial goals. Best-selling author and one of Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Advisors. 
  • Based in: Reno, NV
  • Best Ever Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki; Veil Not Fail, by Garrett Sutton, Esq.
  • Greatest Lesson: Start early, learn from your mistakes, and keep going. Don’t let the fear of making a mistake keep you from moving forward.

 

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Daniel Weisfield is a third-generation mobile home park investor and the co-founder of Three Pillar Communities, which is now a Top 30 mobile home park owner in the U.S. with roughly a $500 million portfolio made up of 65 communities in 11 states.

In this episode, Daniel discusses the changing stigma of manufactured homes, the myth that a mobile home is a depreciating asset, and the challenges of developing mobile home parks.

Take a look at Daniel's latest community, Cameron Crossing in Bozeman, Montana.

Daniel Weisfield | Real Estate Background

 

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Whitney Elkins-Hutten is the Director of Investor Education at passiveInvesting.com, which builds passive income and equity for investors through low-risk real estate investments in the hottest U.S. real estate markets. Her current focus is helping investors understand the power of investing in car washes, self-storage, and other institutional-grade assets so they can create massive leverage in their life and partake in the cash flow, equity, and capital preservation that real estate has to offer.

In this episode, Whitney discusses the benefits of passively investing in car washes and institutional-grade assets, and why low risk doesn’t always mean low return.

Whitney Elkins-Hutten | Real Estate Background

  • Director of Investor Education at passiveInvesting.com, which builds passive income and equity for investors through low-risk real estate investments in the hottest U.S. real estate markets.
  • Previous episode: JF1464: Passive Investing, Active Investing, and Raccoon Communities? With Whitney Elkins-Hutten
  • Portfolio:
    • 6500+ units (multifamily, mobile home parks, single-family rentals, and assisted living)
    • Seven express car washes
    • 2200+ self-storage units
  • Based in: Denver, CO
  • Say hi to her at: 
  • Greatest Lesson: Having a goal — without knowing how you want to feel when you achieve it — is the best way to live unfilled.

 

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Dr. Adam Gower is the founder of GowerCrowd, which builds real estate crowdfunding platforms for sponsors, serving as a digital marketing agency to major syndicators and professional investors. He calls it “building shovels for the gold miners.” Using the GowerCrowd Investor Acquisition System, investors have raised more than $300 million in capital to date.

In this episode, Dr. Gower discusses why there could be more multifamily deals in the near future, the (subtle) differences between syndicating and crowdfunding, and how finding deals with a story can motivate investors to act.

Dr. Adam Gower | Real Estate Background

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Pete Montgomery is a Broker of Retail Development at CMC Properties, which has owned and managed thousands of apartments, offices, and retail stores. When CMC selects a site that it’s going to build on, Pete prospects for potential commercial tenants.

In this episode, Pete discusses mixed-use development, taking calculated risks in up-and-coming markets, and what he looks for when identifying the next downtown hot spot.

Pete Montgomery | Real Estate Background

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

The average American grosses $60,000 in wages. At a standard 4% annual increase, it would take someone 18 years to double their income from $60,000 to $120,000. In this episode, Travis explains how to get a double-digit pay increase every year via passive income.

 

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Jack Krupey is the founder and principal at JK Asset Management, a firm focused on sharing private investment opportunities with accredited investors to help them grow their wealth without Wall Street. From working with a private equity fund on Wall Street during the 2008 crash to discovering and falling in love with syndications, Jack has been investing in both real estate and distressed debt since 2001. 

In this episode, Jack discusses the state of the multifamily market, as well as cash-flow alternatives such as new construction, ground-up senior living, and build-to-rent. He also taps into his Wall Street experience to gauge the likelihood — or unlikelihood — of a housing crisis.

Jack Krupey | Real Estate Background

  • Founder and principal at JK Asset Management, a firm focused on sharing private investment opportunities with accredited investors to help them grow their wealth without Wall Street.
  • Portfolio:
    • Excluding funds: 1,132 units
    • Including funds: 6,100+ units, including a 20,000-unit self-storage fund
  • Based in: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Greatest Lesson: You have to put yourself out there, whether it's direct-to-seller marketing or finding opportunities. You have to commit to the system, whether it's sourcing the off-market deals, putting out content to provide value to your target investor base — whatever it is, fully commit to it.

 

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Alfredo Riascos is a commercial real estate broker and owner of Gridline Properties, a full-service CRE brokerage that represents commercial property owners in the sale, leasing, and disposition of their properties. He focuses on repositioning outdated warehouse spaces in South Florida.

In this episode, Alfredo discusses urban core warehousing, the opportunity within and benefits of repositioning these properties, and why it presents a strategy that can be replicated in markets across the U.S. He also details what he looks for in a property, creative tenant options to maximize a repurposed multi-use space, and how the asset’s versatility accelerates the ability to push rents and target a larger tenant pool.

Alfredo Riascos | Real Estate Background

  • CRE Broker and Owner at Gridline Properties, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage that represents commercial property owners in the sale, leasing, and disposition of their properties.
  • Based in: Miami, FL
  • Say hi to him at: 
  • Best Ever Book: Risk Game, by Francis J. Greenburger
  • Greatest Lesson: In a field plagued with so many people trying to take shortcuts and aiming to become overnight millionaires, those who put in the work and deal honestly will succeed.

 

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Matt Ryan is a real estate entrepreneur and the founder of Re-viv, a private equity company focused on funding co-living spaces. A returning guest on the Best Ever Show (JF1593 and JF2322), Matt is currently developing co-living, rent-by-bedroom spaces in Sacramento and Denver.

In this episode, Matt discusses how he got started in the co-living niche, including the increasing demand for co-living spaces with 45 million Gen Z workers hitting the market in the next decade. He also details the biggest complications of developing and managing co-living spaces, as well as how to determine if a market is right for co-living.

Matt Ryan | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Re-viv, a private equity company focused on funding co-living spaces.

  • Portfolio:

    • Currently consists of $12M AUM, including Phase 2 buildouts via lot splits and ground-up residential.

  • Based in: San Francisco, CA

  • Say hi to Matt at: 

  • Best Ever Book: Who Not How, by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy

  • Greatest Lesson: We can choose to go through life’s experiences alone, or find those who are willing to share theirs. Bring on partners that have more complementary skill sets and fill gaps for you.

 

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Amanda Cruise is the owner of Voyage Investing, which purchases value-add mobile home parks and commercial properties. In this episode, she discusses the perks of investing in mobile home parks over other asset classes, how she markets herself and adds value to others, and why she believes interest rates will lower in 2024. 

Amanda Cruise | Real Estate Background

  • Owner of Voyage Investing, which purchases value-add mobile home parks and commercial properties.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of:
      • Four mobile home parks (~100 lots) 
      • A five-unit retail/office center
  • Based in: Raleigh, NC
  • Say hi to her at: 

 

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