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Justin Liggitt entered the investment industry more than 20 years ago as a financial advisor. In 2011, he took on a major project that ended up steering his career toward a more creative role, which allowed him to focus on marketing and investor relations and how the two can work together.

Today, he is the Director of Investor Relations for DJE Texas Management Group, a vertically integrated multifamily investment firm that focuses on large value-add syndication strategies. In this episode, Justin tells us about the target investor for DJE’s syndications, branching out into Texas ranch land, and why he values stillness when it comes to his investor relations role.

Justin Liggitt | Real Estate Background

  • Director of Investor Relations of DJE Texas Management Group, a vertically integrated multifamily investment firm based in San Antonio, TX.
  • Portfolio: GP of 2,000+ units
  • Based in: San Antonio, TX
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  • Best Ever Book: How to Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy
  • Greatest lesson: Be patient with yourself.

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In this episode, Ash gives his Best Ever advice on how to fill vacancies in commercial real estate. He provides knowledge to help investors make educated decisions on what to buy, what to do if you have a vacancy, and how to fill it.

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.

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Patrick Reven is an active-duty Air Force Pilot currently stationed at the Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, SC. He met his business partner, Ricardo Torres, in pilot training, and together they purchased their first multifamily deal in Tucson, AZ, only a couple of years ago.

Today, Patrick is the co-founder and COO of Vectored Equity, which primarily focuses on syndications and funds. In this episode, he shares how his career as an Air Force Pilot prepared him to excel at asset management, how he manages his time between his military career and GP responsibilities, and why he’s choosing to focus on properties with 50 units or less.

Patrick Reven | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder and COO of Vectored Equity, which primarily focuses on syndications and funds.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 163 units totaling $28M in AUM
  • Works full-time as an F16 Pilot for the Air Force.
  • Based in: Sumter, SC
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  • Best Ever Book: Single Seat Wisdom by Dominic Teich
  • Greatest lesson: Take action. Listening, learning, etc., is extremely important, but it doesn't matter how much you know if you never take action.

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In this episode, Travis explains the rule of 72, which helps investors to predict approximately how long it will take them to double their money in an investment. He provides the formula and shares why the rule of 72 is important for both active and passive investors, providing examples to illustrate how it’s used. He also invites listeners to reach out to him on social media for access to his free financial independence calculator.

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Vessi Kapoulian grew up in Bulgaria behind the Iron Curtain, where the only concept of investing she knew involved hard assets like silver and gold. When she arrived in the U.S., she earned her graduate degree and began her corporate career. Then in 2017, she stumbled upon a real estate seminar that changed everything.

Today, Vessi is the founder of DBA Capital Group, LLC, which focuses on operating multifamily investments under both a JV and syndication model. In this episode, she discusses what motivated her to get involved in syndication, her underwriting strategy, and the lessons she learned about persistence, strength, and sticking to her core investment criteria.

Vessi Kapoulian | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of DBA Capital Group, LLC, which focuses on operating multifamily investments under both a JV and syndication model.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 161 units across seven properties, totaling $13M in AUM
    • A small portfolio of residential properties including a duplex and two short-term rentals
  • Based in: Los Angeles, CA
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  • Best Ever Book: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
  • Greatest lesson: Loyalty does not always pay. Shop the deal with multiple lenders, especially in the current environment.

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Ryan McKenna grew up with an entrepreneurial mindset, but his dream wasn’t initially to get into real estate — it was to become a professional baseball player. He attended Arizona State University on a baseball scholarship but was forced to walk away from the sport after being diagnosed with ITP, a blood platelet disorder, during his sophomore year. After recovering with a clean bill of health, Ryan decided his next move would be syndication.

Today, Ryan is the CEO and founder of McKenna Capital, a real estate private equity firm that provides passive investment opportunities through real estate syndications including multifamily apartments, senior living, bitcoin mining, self-storage, express car washes, and other niche alternatives. In this episode, Ryan shares how he came to grips with such a major life change, what drove him to start his business, and how he was able to scale to 70 syndications and 15,000 multifamily units in only four years.

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The Best Ever Show hosts share the second episode in the mini-series, “Convince Me,” where they debate various aspects of commercial real estate strategy from different perspectives. In this episode, they discuss the advantages and disadvantages of choosing syndication as a partnership structure versus a joint venture with active partners.

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Christine Bellish is the co-founder of the Bellish Team, a real estate investment firm that focuses on large commercial and multifamily property acquisitions. Together, she and her husband Danny are currently GPs of 588 units and have been involved in 922 units as LPs.

In this episode, Christine discusses how she shifted from a career in advertising to becoming a GP, plus the importance of leading with value and partnering with experts in order to scale your business.

Christine Bellish | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder of the Bellish Team, a real estate investment firm that focuses on large commercial and multifamily property acquisitions.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 588 units
    • LP of 922 units
  • Based in: Garwood, NJ
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  • Greatest lesson: Lead with value and partner with experts to scale. You don't have to learn everything the hard way.

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In this episode, Slocomb shares his top four tips for launching your value-add business plan.

Bonus Operations is a weekly 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.

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Adam Rosenkranz is the chief investment officer for Christina, a Malibu-based real estate developer, manager, and sponsor founded in 1977. He got his start managing real estate assets for high-net-worth individuals at Wells Fargo in San Francisco.

Today, Adam is responsible for Christina’s acquisition due diligence, financial management of their in-house property management team, and implementation of the business plan. In this episode, he discusses how his company’s 45-year track record influences their acquisitions, how they structure their deals, and his thoughts on short-term debt.

Adam Rosenkranz | Real Estate Background

  • Chief investment officer of Christina Development Corporation, a Malibu-based real estate developer, manager, and sponsor founded in 1977.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of approximately 20 properties that are a mix of retail, office, and multifamily
  • Based in: Malibu, CA
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  • Best Ever Book: Fear by Bob Woodward
  • Greatest lesson: Great real estate is meant to be held. Throughout the company’s 45-year history, there is not a single property we’ve sold in the Westside region of Los Angeles that we could purchase back today for the price we sold it for.

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In this episode, Travis explains how to compound your returns, drawing on his own personal experiences to illustrate this fundamental and impactful passive investing concept.

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Airline pilot Chad Freeman got his start in real estate by purchasing a “pilot crash pad” in New York in 2005. Although he describes it as a “terrible” property, it launched him into the real estate business. In 2015, he decided to take a boot camp course to help him break into the mobile home park industry.

Today, Chad is the founder of MHPinvestors, which purchases undervalued mobile home parks in the Midwest. He is a GP of 150 mobile home lots and 47 RV spaces. In this episode, Chad shares what attracted him to the mobile home parks space, what goes into completing a heavy turnaround for an 82-space park, and the toughest lesson he’s learned when it comes to adding new homes to his parks.

Chad Freeman | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of MHPinvestors, which purchases undervalued mobile home parks in the Midwest.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of:
      • 150 mobile home lots
      • 47 RV spaces
    • LP of his own syndication
  • Based in: Jacksonville, FL
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  • Best Ever Book: Am I Being Too Subtle? by Sam Zell
  • Greatest lesson: Other people always have good ideas you haven’t thought of. Teamwork and communication are very important and you can't do it alone.

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Ismael “Rey” Reyes began investing in single-family homes during his 28-year career in the U.S. Army. Just before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, he learned about syndications and how they could allow him to continue to scale his real estate business and build wealth despite his hectic schedule.

Today, Rey is president of MI Real Estate LLC, which primarily focuses on the acquisition and asset management of class B and C multifamily properties. In this episode, Rey discusses the system he uses to continuously improve, what to look for when it comes to the ideal contract timeline, and how he’s grown his team to compensate for his increasingly limited time.

Ismael “Rey” Reyes | Real Estate Background

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In this episode, the Best Ever Hosts share the first episode in the mini series Convince Me where they will debate various aspects of commercial real estate strategy from different perspectives. In this episode, they discuss the advantages and disadvantages of long-term investors creating an exit strategy. 

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Timothy Cague is the President of The Cyan Group LLC, which specializes in cyber execution protection and monitoring services for numerous Fortune 500 clients. In this episode, Timothy shares his advice for high-net-worth individuals on how they can protect themselves from cyber threats and keep their personal information safe.

Timothy Cague | Background

Timothy Cague, President of The Cyan Group LLC specializes in cyber executive protection. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. After graduating from RIT Tim served as a Communications Officer in the U.S. Air Force and later as a government contractor. He then went on to found The Cyan Group where he and his team provide a wide range of Cyber Executive Protection and Monitoring services for numerous Fortune 500 clients.

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In this episode, Ash provides his top nine tips for networking and creating a thought leadership platform. He reflects back on the advice he received from Joe Fairless at a local meetup in 2015 that helped him to become the commercial real estate thought leader he is today.

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.

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AJ Klenk entered real estate in the middle of the Great Recession in 2009 with a dream to eventually build schools internationally in developing countries. Today, he is the founder and owner of Capstone Companies, the country’s largest privately owned multifamily apartment brokerage. He is also a GP of more than 2,000 units, owns a multifamily development company along with multiple restaurants, and just returned from building a school in Nicaragua.

In this episode, AJ shares his tips for cultivating a winning team and discusses how his success is helping him achieve his ultimate dream of giving back.

AJ Klenk | Real Estate Background

  • Owner of Capstone Companies and Catalyst Capital Partners, a multifamily development company.
  • Portfolio: GP of 2,000+ units, and currently has 18 multifamily projects in motion at various stages. Also the owner of multiple restaurants in the Carolinas.
  • Based in: Charlotte, NC
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  • Greatest lesson: Grow your business where you feel real value can be created and where a positive impact can be had on others.

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In this episode, Travis explains that there are two sides to the coin when it comes to money: saving and investing. He illustrates the importance of both sides and the downside of focusing only on saving while neglecting to invest.

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Micah Mattox is the director of both commercial insurance and multifamily at RealProtect, a real estate brokerage operating nationwide. RealProtect helps real estate investors manage their risk and protect their assets using specialized programs designed to fit their needs.

In this episode, Micah shares the top three factors that are having the biggest impact on multifamily insurance rates right now and what investors can do to adapt.

Micah Mattox | Real Estate Background

  • Director of Commercial Insurance and Director of Multifamily at RealProtect. They help real estate investors and all those involved with the real estate industry manage their risk and protect their assets using specialized programs designed to fit their needs.
  • Based in: Atlanta, GA (operates nationwide)
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  • Greatest lesson: The importance of networking and community. The real estate industry is so tight-knit that if you are excellent at your job and treat people right, they will tell their friends. The opposite is also true, which is why I always go the extra mile to help wherever I can.

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Kevin Bupp began investing in real estate with the help of a mentor more than two decades ago at the age of 19. After saving up $7K to buy his first property, Kevin soon realized he needed to scale if he wanted to create significant cash flow. He acquired 150 single-family rental properties before venturing into commercial real estate. 

Today, Kevin is the owner and president of Sunrise Capital Investors, a boutique real estate private equity firm that specializes in acquiring and managing niche assets such as mobile home parks and parking lots. In this episode, Kevin discusses his experience as an investor during the economic downturn of 2008, how the experience changed his outlook on assets going forward, and how to avoid risky deals in today’s market.

Kevin Bupp | Real Estate Background

  • Owner/president of Sunrise Capital Investors, a boutique real estate private equity firm that specializes in acquiring and managing niche assets such as mobile home parks and parking lots.
  • Previous episode: JF 16: How to Amass a Large Portfolio, Lose Most of It, and Come Back Stronger
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of $100M+ in AUM with properties in 13 states
    • LP of:
      • 3,000+ multifamily units
      • 2 million sq. ft. of self-storage
      • 500,000 sq. ft. of medical offices
      • A dozen car washes
  • Based in: Clearwater, FL
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  • Greatest lesson: Passion is the key. Without it, ideas die before they have a chance to thrive, people don’t start their own businesses, and success remains a speck on the horizon.

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In this episode, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis share their insights when it comes to commercial real estate markets. They discuss which markets they invest in, their takes on local vs. out-of-state investing, the importance of selecting the right markets, metrics they use in their own market selection process, and the best-performing markets they’ve each invested in.

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Craig Berger is the founder and CEO of Avid Realty Partners, which buys, owns, renovates, and eventually sells multifamily apartments along with other commercial realty assets. He is a GP of 1,149 units and is based in Manhattan, NY. In this episode, Craig shares about the struggles and wins of investing in what he refers to as class D- properties, his criteria for what makes a great deal, and the importance of diversifying your portfolio across asset classes and markets.

Craig Berger | Real Estate Background

  • Founder and CEO of Avid Realty Partners, which buys, owns, renovates, and eventually sells multifamily apartments along with other commercial realty assets.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 1,149 units
  • Based in: Manhattan, NY
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  • Best Ever Book: Building an Elite Organization by Don Wenner
  • Greatest lesson: There are no shortcuts to building a real estate platform. It requires persistence, an incredible amount of hard work along the way, strong risk management skills, robust decision analysis (including avoiding landmines), and the ability to scale processes and systems to reach new milestones.

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In this episode, Ash dives into the topic of flex space buildings. He explains what flex space buildings are, what kind of businesses you’ll typically find in them, the importance of location, and the pros and cons of owning flex space properties.

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.

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Jeffrey Brogger is the founder and CEO of JJB Multifamily, a brokerage focused on sourcing off-market commercial real estate deals. He is also the founder and senior digital marketing strategist for STEEZY.Digital, a marketing agency that helps real estate brokers and mortgage loan officers with lead generation and follow-up through branding, advertising, and copywriting.

In this episode, Jeffrey shares what most people do wrong on social media when it comes to marketing themselves and their businesses, how to improve your lead generation technique, and the importance of developing and executing the right marketing strategy.

Jeffrey Brogger | Real Estate Background

  • Founder and CEO of JJB Multifamily, a brokerage focused on sourcing off-market commercial real estate deals.
  • Also the founder and senior digital marketing strategist for STEEZY.Digital, a marketing agency that helps real estate brokers and mortgage loan officers with lead generation and follow-up through branding, advertising, and copywriting.
  • Based in: Huntington Beach, CA
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  • Greatest lesson: Gratitude is the prerequisite to happiness.

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In this episode, Travis shares the four pillars that he personally used to achieve financial independence in full detail, plus some additional tips he’s picked up along the way.

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.

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Justin Dixon was the head of recruitment for a wealth management firm when he and his wife decided to purchase their first duplex in Pittsburgh, PA, in 2019. When they realized they could scale their real estate business more quickly through syndications, Justin joined the Think Multifamily syndication group in early 2020.

Today, Justin is the co-founder and principal of Great Venture Capital, and the founder and CEO of Hire Tomorrow, a boutique recruitment firm. He is a GP of 400+ units across two states, as well as an LP of more than 1,000 units across five states. In this episode, Justin discusses the debt structure for his latest deal, questions investors have been asking based on the shifting economy, and what he’s been doing to build investor relations as a capital raiser.

Justin Dixon | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder and principal of Great Venture Capital, a real estate investment firm that focuses on acquisitions of large multifamily properties across the Sun Belt states.
  • Also founder and CEO of Hire Tomorrow, a boutique recruitment firm that helps clients fill their open positions across technology, accounting/finance, marketing, and project management.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 400+ units across two states
    • LP of over 1,000 units across five states
  • Based in: Austin, TX
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  • Best Ever Book: The Science and Technology of Growing Young by Sergey Young

Greatest lesson: The book Rich Dad Poor Dad was eye-opening. It was the information that I needed to take the leap from working a W-2 to entrepreneurship and investing in real estate.

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Anthony Vicino is the managing partner at Invictus Capital, a vertically integrated syndicator focused on value-add, class B multifamily properties in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. In this episode, Anthony shares how he and his team lead through the educational content they create, how his local reputation gives him a unique edge, and his advice for new investors looking to compete with him.

Anthony Vicino | Real Estate Background — Second Time

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In this episode, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis continue their conversation from last week’s episode, Expert Tips for Expanding Your Network Pt. 1. They share helpful conference hacks, networking success stories, CRM strategies, and how they each keep in touch with their network.

Each week for the Best Ever Round Table, the three Best Ever Show hosts — Ash Patel, Slocomb Reed, and Travis Watts — come together for a deep dive into a commercial real estate investing topic.

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Zach Fugman is a Houston-based apartment syndicator who got his start in commercial real estate by joining a syndication education and coaching group called Lifestyles Unlimited. Today, he is the owner of A-Strategy Management, serving as a GP of 1,700+ units, key principal of 1,100+ units, and LP of 400+ units.

In this episode, Zach discusses the value of getting a mentor, how to find the right coaching group, and his advice for new syndicators looking for deals in the current market.

Zach Fugman | Real Estate Background

  • Owner of A-Strategy Management, which syndicates apartment deals.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of
      • 775 units in the Cincinnati area
      • 952 units in MS
      • Key principal on 1,107 units
    • LP of 434 units across Texas and Atlanta
  • Based in: Houston, TX
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  • Best Ever Book: Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
  • Greatest lesson: If you’re not willing to be on-site, you should not buy the deal. Check the city code and practice before getting in bed with a municipality.

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In this episode, Ash explains the importance of finding a local CRE lender that’s right for you. He shares why going local is a must when it comes to commercial real estate and provides tips on how to establish and cultivate relationships with the top commercial lenders in your market.

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.

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Former college basketball coach Greg Lyons and his brother, Tim, are both licensed capital raisers who got into multifamily syndications at the onset of the pandemic. Today, Greg is principal and managing partner at Cityside Capital, where he raises money for established multifamily and self-storage operators across the U.S.

In this episode, Greg shares why he decided to become licensed, the fluctuations in capital he’s seeing as a result of the changing economy, and how he thinks multifamily can weather an impending economic storm.

Greg Lyons | Real Estate Background

  • Principal and managing partner at Cityside Capital LLC. As a licensed capital raiser with a Series 82 and 63 license, Cityside Capital raises money for established multifamily and self-storage operators throughout the United States.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 16 multifamily properties totaling 5,836 units
    • LP of 2,063 units over 10 properties, plus an office building and a retail center
  • Based in: Charlottesville, VA
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  • Best Ever Book: The Wealthy Gardener by John S. Soforic
  • Greatest lesson: Take action! I was a partner of a 77-unit condo development in Boise, ID, right before the Great Recession that didn't work out. It took a while to find my way back into the real estate world, but I'm thrilled with the progress I've made over the last couple of years.

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In this episode, Travis explains the difference between being a speculator and being an investor and which strategy is more sustainable in the long term. 

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Joe Giuliacci started his real estate career with a halfplex investment property in Northern California. After several years of actively operating a number of duplexes, he discovered the world of syndications and passive investing.

Today, Joe has retired from his 31-year engineering career and is a full-time passive investor in multifamily, industrial, self-storage, and commercial real estate properties. In this episode, he shares his top three pieces of advice for sponsors based on his experience and what he looks for as an LP.

Joe Giuliacci | Real Estate Background

  • Passive investor with 5 Talents Capital, which focuses on multifamily investments. He explores other asset classes as well for his passive investments.
  • Portfolio:
    • LP of:
      • 15 multifamily properties
      • Three industrial properties
      • Four self-storage properties
      • 16 commercial real estate properties
  • Retired from a 31-year engineering career at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
  • Based in: Lake Stevens, WA
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  • Greatest lesson: Find great sponsors/operators first and foremost; the investment offering will be the bonus.

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Third-time Best Ever Show guest Jason Yarusi is the founder and managing partner of Yarusi Holdings, LLC, a multifamily investment firm based in Murfreesboro, TN. In this episode, Jason discusses how the current economic climate is changing the way he looks at deals, why he is going for “sleep-better-at-night” debt right now, and why he’s zeroed in on the Nashville market.

Jason Yarusi | Real Estate Background

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In this episode, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis discuss the ins and outs of networking. They cover why it’s important to grow your network, what they have done to grow their own networks both online and offline, and their top tips for networking at a conference.

Each week for the Best Ever Round Table, the three Best Ever Show hosts — Ash Patel, Slocomb Reed, and Travis Watts — come together for a deep dive into a commercial real estate investing topic.

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Ramsey Blankenship is a full-time Master Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy Special Operations who began investing in real estate in 2015 with a house hack in Panama City, FL. From there, he expanded into multifamily units, then began doing joint ventures with partners in different states along the Southeast.

Today, Ramsey is a capital raiser and sponsor at Real Focus Capital Investments. He is also GP of 20 apartments, 10 short-term rentals, and a boutique hotel. In this episode, Ramsey shares how he got into the boutique hotel space, why he decided to pivot from multifamily to RV parks and boutique hotels, and how he raises capital for these properties.

Ramsey Blankenship | Real Estate Background

  • Capital raiser and sponsor at Real Focus Capital Investments, which syndicates large, value-add B- and C-class apartment complexes. Recently, they have pivoted into the hotel/motel/RV park space.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 150+ units
    • LP of 32 units
  • Works full time as Master Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy Special Operations.
  • Based in: San Diego, CA
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  • Greatest lesson: Don’t invest in a market without understanding the market metrics. I purchased nine units in Shreveport, LA, arguably the worst market in the U.S. to invest in. I learned you can not simply "cut and paste" what works in one market into another. I now conduct what I call the "Market Vital Signs" before investing in anything.

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In this episode, Ash lays out his top tips for conducting commercial real estate due diligence that leads to taking down great deals.

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.

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Second-time Best Ever Show guest Tate Siemer has been in real estate since 2006, focusing solely on commercial multifamily for the past four years. Today, Tate is CEO and managing partner at GreenLight Equity Group, which purchases class A, B, and C properties that cash flow and are in appreciating markets. They recently shifted their focus from value-add class C apartments to class A properties almost exclusively in the Columbus, OH, and Oklahoma City markets.

In this episode, Tate discusses class A condo conversion, why he hires his own tax attorney to underwrite deals based on tax implications, and his tips for hiring the right coach.

Tate Siemer | Real Estate Background

  • CEO and managing partner at GreenLight Equity Group, which purchases Class A, B, and C properties that cash flow and are in appreciating markets. They typically hold properties for two-to-five years and syndicate their deals.
  • Portfolio: GP of 572 units across six properties.
  • Previous Best Ever episode: JF2568: Preparing Assets for the Next Recession
  • Based in: Salt Lake City, UT
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  • Greatest lesson: Faith through failure.

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In the first episode of Passive Investor Tips, Travis explains what financial freedom is, how to determine the amount of money you need to retire, and how to know when (or if) you should stop working.

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.

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Alex Olson fell in love with real estate while he and his wife were building their dream house. He met a mentor who advised him to get his commercial real estate license, and Alex soon developed a passion for representing 1031 exchange buyers looking for off-market multifamily and triple-net investments.

Today, Alex works as a senior real estate broker at XChangeCRE. In this episode, he shares his top four tips for engaging with sellers off-market.

Alex Olson | Real Estate Background

  • Senior real estate broker at XChangeCRE. He works with 1031 exchange buyers looking for off-market multifamily and NNN investments.
  • Based in: Kansas City, MO
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  • Best Ever Book: Am I Being Too Subtle? By Sam Zell
  • Greatest lesson: Don't try to be anyone other than yourself, and use your strengths to maximize your potential.

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Tommy Brant, a self-described recovering electrical engineer, is a full-time multifamily syndicator and real estate investor. He was first exposed to real estate through a college summer job working for a general contractor rehabbing mobile homes.

Today, Tommy owns three long-term rentals and one vacation rental, and he is invested in two apartment syndications totaling 356 units. In this episode, he discusses his tips for purchasing Florida rental properties, why he recently walked away from a contract on a 52-unit property in Nashville, and how he uses direct-to-seller advertising with a broker to find deals.

Tommy Brant | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of TB Capital Group, LLC, which focuses on multifamily syndication.
  • Portfolio: LP of two syndications, totaling 356 units
  • Based in: Nashville, TN
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  • Greatest lesson: Growth mindset, perspective, self-awareness, self-care, and determination are required traits of any entrepreneur. However, after you get past the scrappy start-up phase, finding reliable and competent PARTNERS is mandatory to scale effectively.

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In this episode, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis each explain their own personal real estate strategies, making their case for why investors should consider their approach while also explaining which types of investors might not benefit from using it.

Each week for the Best Ever Round Table, the three Best Ever Show hosts — Ash Patel, Slocomb Reed, and Travis Watts — come together for a deep dive into a commercial real estate investing topic.

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Oliver Fernandez got his start in real estate as a realtor, but quickly realized there was more money to be made as a landlord. After learning all that he could about real estate investing, he purchased his first single-family home, which eventually led him to become a general partner in the multifamily asset class.

In this episode, Oliver shares how his construction background helped him scale to more than 1,200 units, why the pandemic was an eye-opening experience for him, and his Best Ever advice for managing construction from a distance.

Oliver Fernandez | Real Estate Background

  • President of McKenzie Construction, a construction company that invests in multifamily real estate.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 1,270 units across seven properties
    • LP of 1,261 units across four properties
      • Every deal that he is a GP in, he also invests as an LP.
  • Based in: Washington, D.C.
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  • Best Ever Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Greatest lesson: Opportunities are everywhere, you just need to get clear on what you are looking for.

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In this episode, Ash covers the ins and outs of triple-net leases, also known as mailbox money leases. He shares how different types of triple-net leases work and the pros and cons of using each one.

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.

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John Okocha adopted an investor mindset when he was in high school after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. After starting out wholesaling, he became a realtor and then moved on to commercial real estate and multifamily acquisitions, working as the first hire for a company that scaled from 20 to more than 2,000 units in less than two years.

Today, John has two areas of focus — serving as a debt and equity broker, and launching his own fund that will focus on value-add multifamily properties. In this episode, John discusses the niche that he’s establishing as a debt/equity broker and fund owner, the biggest thing that surprised him about scaling from 20 to 2,000 units, and what led him to launch his own fund.

John Okocha | Real Estate Background

  • Managing principal of Okocha Equity Partners, an alternative asset management firm focused on multifamily.
  • Portfolio: GP of over 1,600 units
  • Based in: Dallas, TX
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  • Greatest lesson: Build strong relationships.

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For episode 100 of the Actively Passive Investing Show, Travis announces that this will be the final episode of the series. He will be launching a new series on the Best Ever platform titled Passive Investor Tips. Episodes will be shorter in length, featuring Travis as he breaks down passive investor topics to provide as much value as possible while simplifying the passive investing philosophy and mindset.

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Joel Block is the CEO and chief deal maker at Bullseye Capital, which focuses on distressed residential multifamily projects. He has been in the syndication and fund businesses since 1987, and he also assists attorneys in complex litigation cases involving real estate, securities, and alternate investments.

In this episode, Joel dives into the four categories of structuring funds that he helps his clients with: control, how LPs get paid, how GPs get paid, and a fourth miscellaneous category that includes elements such as marketing.

Joel Block | Real Estate Background

  • CEO and chief deal maker at Bullseye Capital, which focuses on distressed residential and multifamily projects.
  • Portfolio: Their fund owned close to 50 assets, but they have liquidated most of them as they look to wind down this fund.
  • Based in: Los Angeles, CA
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  • Greatest lesson: One of the great mistakes that syndicators make (especially newer ones) is that they make their deals unfriendly to investors. Some terms are easy to structure in a way that encourages investors to say "yes" to the investment. These are critical to get right to maximize capital raising.

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Becca Hint began her real estate career 18 years ago investing in multifamily. Over her tenure, she has scaled her portfolio both as an active and passive investor, focusing on multifamily syndication. Today, her hard work has paid off; she now resides in Costa Rica in a blue zone—regions where people are recorded to live longer than the average person—enjoying days spent on the beach doing yoga and surfing, all to the credit of her CRE investments. Her new focus is on hotel-to-multifamily conversions, and in this episode, Becca walks through how she navigated one of these deals. She also shares how she reached her business goals and why multifamily is a great asset for international investors.

Becca Hint | Real Estate Background

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In this episode, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis share their opinions on whether there is a looming syndication bubble. They dive into whether they think it has become too easy to syndicate, their thoughts on future appreciation for multifamily syndication, future challenges they see for operators using bridge debt, what they think it will look like if the syndication bubble begins to unravel, and more.

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David Coe began his real estate career fixing and flipping houses with his wife, leaving his corporate job behind so that he could spend more time with his family. After managing his way through the Great Recession, he doubled down by getting more involved in the real estate investing community, eventually getting involved in syndications as both a passive investor and general partner.

Today, David is a developer at Capital Stack Investments, runs a residential real estate team, and works as an active realtor. In this episode, he discusses the complexity that comes with developing properties in the Los Angeles market, why he considers it a niche, the toughest lesson he’s learned when it comes to construction, and his advice for evaluating deals.

David Coe | Real Estate Background

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In this episode, Ash picks up where he left off from last week’s discussion on investing in retail properties (Investing in Retail Pt. 1). Learn about non-anchored versus anchored strip malls, different types of anchored strips, and the pros and cons of investing in each type.

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.

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Mark McGuire started his commercial real estate career at the age of 17 assisting in apartment maintenance, working his way up through construction and sales. After he started buying his own units, Mark began participating as an LP in multifamily syndications.

Today, he is the CIO of Hearthfire Capital, where he focuses on investor relations and serves as the interim development and entitlements director. In this episode, Mark shares the key to being successful with entitlements, how he recruits new investors, and his Best Ever advice when it comes to underwriting.

Mark McGuire | Real Estate Background

  • Chief Investment Officer at Hearthfire Capital, which invests in self-storage, multifamily, and single-family rentals.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 20 residential units
    • LP in 12 syndications across multifamily, industrial, hospitality, and self-storage
  • Based in: Lansdale, PA
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  • Greatest lesson: How to go from the person investing in syndications to finding the deals and raising the capital.

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In this episode, Travis explores the idea that in life, there is always someone doing better than you are, and there is always someone doing worse. Rather than competing with and comparing yourself to others, he explains why it is more important to focus on competing with yourself when it comes to passive investing as well as life in general.

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Michael Holman is VP of Development and Finance at Overland Group, Inc., a vertically integrated real estate company that develops, constructs, and manages multifamily and mixed-use properties. In his role, he oversees the company’s development while also focusing on acquisitions. As a former CPA for Ernst & Young, he considers himself to be fluent in all things finance.

In this episode, Michael discusses Overland’s most recent deal, why they are zeroing in on Arizona and Utah, the hardest lesson he’s learned so far, and what he believes to be the key to his success.

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Max Moala grew up with parents who were successful real estate investors in the single-family space, but they were hit very hard and lost everything in the 2008 crash. Instead of shying away from the business, however, he decided to face his fears and, with the support of his wife, he left his corporate job in January of 2022 and moved his family to Texas to become a multifamily syndicator.

In this episode, Max shares how he became a GP in three months, the key attributes that led him to success in such a short period of time, and his Best Ever advice for other commercial real estate investors.

Max Moala | Real Estate Background

  • Founder and CEO of API Investments, a real estate syndication company that focuses on multifamily.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 66 units
    • LP of 150 units
  • Based in: Dallas–Fort Worth, TX
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  • Greatest lesson: You don’t need to know everything to get started. What you need is desire, courage, and a great work ethic.

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

In this episode, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis talk about mentors, advisors, books, various quotes, and other things that have helped them along on their commercial real estate journeys. They share the Best Ever advice they’ve ever received, their thoughts on paid mentoring and coaching programs versus free coaching and seminars, plus their favorite books on investing and finance.

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

Kathy Jang is a multifamily syndicator focused in the Arizona area. She is CEO and founder of Diamond Point Homes, serving as GP of 536 units across seven properties and LP of 1,086 units. In this episode, Kathy discusses how she uses education to help guide investors who are nervous about the current economic climate, what factors are essential to consider when it comes to renovations, and how she defines wealth.

Kathy Jang | Real Estate Background

  • CEO and founder of Diamond Point Homes, which focuses on multifamily syndication.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 536 units across seven properties
    • LP of 1,086 units
  • Based in: Phoenix, AZ
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  • Best Ever Book: Radical Confidence by Lisa Bilyeu
  • Greatest lesson: For me, true wealth is about having freedom and time and the ability to create a positive impact.

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In this episode, Ash shares the ins and outs of how to invest in mom-and-pop retail strip malls. These properties typically have the highest management overhead, the highest return, and the lowest competition. Learn the pros and cons of investing in mom-and-pop strip malls, how to look for them, how to add value to them, and how to manage them.

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.

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Category:Goals/Success Habits -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Alex Rogers graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in finance and economics in 2009 after watching the Great Recession unfold in real time. However, that didn’t deter him from teaming up with a friend to launch his real estate investing career. Today, Alex serves as principal at Gray Duck Companies, a fully integrated real estate firm specializing in multifamily real estate. In this episode, he shares why he decided to take on third-party property management, how he selects clients, and his advice for scaling to the point of hiring full-time staff.

Alex Rogers | Real Estate Background

  • Principal at Gray Duck Companies, a fully integrated real estate firm specializing in multifamily real estate.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of:
      • 200 units through syndication
      • 100 units and approximately 50,000 sq. ft. of commercial acquired outside of raising capital with his business partner and additional JV partners.
    • LP of one fund, one multifamily syndication, and one storage syndication.
  • Based in: Duluth, Minnesota
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  • Best Ever Book: Who Not How, Dan Sullivan
  • Greatest lesson: One of the greatest lessons I've learned was the strength of your immediate network and those you spend time with. A common saying is that "you are the average of the five people you surround yourself with.” I take this to heart and try to surround myself with people that are smarter than I am. If you're the smartest person in a room, you're in the wrong room.

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Category:Property Management -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

While we are constantly seeking more money and more freedom, it’s important to determine how much you want or need to avoid falling into the trap of trading away all of your most important, finite resource — your time. In this episode, Travis shares how passive investing can help you stop exchanging your time for money.

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Omni Casey was born and raised in Hawaii, where he launched his career as both a real estate investor and a broker. After relocating to Virginia 12 years ago, Omni and his wife transitioned from single-family homes to purchasing entire mom-and-pop portfolios. In this episode, he shares his thoughts on the benefits of buying mom-and-pop portfolios, changing his strategy based on the changing economic and political climate, and the importance of separating financial independence from building wealth.

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Omni Casey | Real Estate Background

  • Real estate investor at New Leaf Redevelopers and managing broker at Weichert Realtors. The family investment business focuses on buy-and-hold deals that are small to mid-sized multifamily properties.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of:
      • 170 units
      • Five commercial properties
      • Two mixed-use properties
      • One small storage rental building
      • A commercial retail unit
      • A flex/warehouse space
  • Based in: Ashburn, VA
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  • Best Ever Book: *Multifamily Millionaire* by Brandon Turner
  • Greatest lesson: There are benefits to understanding the changing economic indicators and how that changes the investing strategy that you may want to focus on.

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Michael Albaum is living his dream: traveling full-time in a renovated van with his wife. Their nomadic lifestyle is made possible through his commercial real estate investments, allowing him to invest remotely from anywhere. He’s also able to run his company, Roofstock, while on the road, which provides single-family rental opportunities for buyers, sellers, and financial management software for real estate investors. In this episode, Michael shares how he’s scaled his business, and how he manages his investments from anywhere in the world.

Michael Albaum | Real Estate Background

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In this episode, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis discuss the different ways they use social media to promote their businesses, along with their best tips and biggest online mistakes.

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

Pasha Esfandiary was a professional poker player from the ages of 21 to 25. Seeking more stable income, he started flipping houses, eventually shifting to commercial real estate. Today, his primary investments are in mobile home parks and multifamily. In this episode, Pasha shares the lessons he learned from poker that translate into commercial real estate investing, along with his tips for navigating the booming field of mobile home parks.

Pasha Esfandiary | Real Estate Background

  • Founder of Evoke Capital, which focuses on value-add mobile home parks.
  • Portfolio: GP of 550 units/lots/doors between a mix of apartment complexes, motels, and mobile home parks.
  • Based in: Los Angeles, CA
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  • Best Ever Book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Greatest lesson: Pertaining to this field of mobile home parks, buy good assets and let time do the work. Get REALLY rich slow.

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In this episode, Ash uses some of his personal stories to illustrate how pain points and emotions are a part of real estate transactions, and how you can use them to your advantage.

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.

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J.C. Clemens Jr. spent seven years working for Holliday Fenoglio on the mortgage side and in multifamily sales before landing at Flagship Capital Partners. Flagship is a direct lender and equity investor for commercial real estate transactions with a compelling value-add story. J.C. serves as its managing director and chief production officer while investing in separate general partnerships and limited partnerships on the side. In this episode, he discusses how he qualifies sponsors he chooses to work with, what an ideal sponsor looks like, and the biggest indicator that a sponsor isn’t going to be a good fit.

J.C. Clemens Jr. | Real Estate Background

  • Managing director and chief production officer at Flagship Capital Partners. They are capital providers for value-add real estate investments across the country.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of over 3,000 units
    • LP of 30+ different properties across the country as an institutional LP investment or as a first lien senior lender
  • Based in: Houston, TX
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  • Greatest lesson: Find your niche and stay in your lane. Don’t try to make deals work if they don’t fit your investment criteria.

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Category:Deal/Property Analysis -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode, Travis discusses the highlights from Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics, a book written by Nobel Prize winner and author Richard H. Thaler. While we often assume most people are logical and rational with their money, Travis explains how Thaler disproves that theory with a number of examples.

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Category:Passive Investing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Ken Naim originally studied to be a pharmacist, but after determining the career wasn’t for him, he quickly pivoted to IT. Before launching his IT career, Ken purchased his first property — a condo for his grandparents. Today, Ken is president of DB Performance, an IT consulting company, and the managing member of his real estate syndication company, Beacon One. In this episode, Ken shares the details about his first commercial property deal, why he invests across asset classes, and what drove him to do his first syndication this year.

Ken Naim | Real Estate Background

  • President of DB Performance and managing member of Beacon One. DB Performance is an IT consulting company; Beacon One is a real estate syndication company.
  • Portfolio: Owner of
    • 37,000 square foot office building
    • 25,000 square foot industrial building syndication
    • 12,000 square foot retail shopping center
  • Based in: Lake Worth, Florida
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  • Greatest lesson: We all have negative experiences that create mental roadblocks; don’t let them become permanent limiters of your potential.

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Category:Deal/Property Analysis -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

San Diego native Bryan Underwood grew up learning the ins and outs of self-storage from his family. After honing his acquisitions, entitlements, and property due diligence skills, he went on to start Responsible Real Estate, which develops residential projects in both the single-family and multifamily asset classes. In this episode, Bryan discusses his biggest learning curve in residential development, what he looks for in a project manager, and what it takes to thrive in the San Diego market.

Bryan Underwood | Real Estate Background

  • President of Responsible Real Estate, Inc., which sources investment opportunities, entitles land, raises capital, performs property due diligence, and develops residential projects.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of:
      • 109 units between two development properties and one value-add property
      • 10 townhomes
    • LP of:
      • 15 self-storage facilities
  • Based in: San Diego, CA
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  • Best Ever Book: The Bible
  • Greatest lesson: Surround yourself with great people.

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Category:Property Management -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis discuss how the economic and political climate in mid-May of 2022 is impacting the way they look at deals, the rules of thumb they follow when it comes to recession recovery, and the fundamentals of the economy.

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

Dan Kryzanowski has been a passive investor for the past decade and plans on using the summer of 2022 to reflect on his investment strategy, his goals, and the asset class(es) he chooses to focus on. Dan is an advisory partner at BV Capital, which is a private, veteran-owned real estate development and investment company. In this episode, Dan explains why he is taking a temporary step back this summer when it comes to investing, why he recommends deferring taxes with the Delaware Statutory Trust, and why he recommends completing additional due diligence when dealing with a sponsor consisting of only one GP.

Dan Kryzanowski | Real Estate Background

  • Advisory partner at BV Capital, which is a private, veteran-owned real estate development and investment company.
  • Portfolio:
    • LP of:
      • 2,600+ storage units
      • 1,500+ multifamily doors
      • Additionally, dozens of industrial, infrastructure, and residential properties
  • Based in: Austin, TX
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Greatest lesson: Be extra cautious (and complete additional due diligence) when dealing with a sponsor consisting of only one GP.

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

In this episode, Ash talks about broker relationships and how to secure deals from brokers. Anyone can develop great broker relationships, he says — it’s all about how you approach them. Ash takes time to go through his LinkedIn inbox to demonstrate examples of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to reaching out to brokers.

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.

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

U.S. Navy Veteran Melanie McDaniel had been working as a park ranger for nine years when she decided to leave her federal career behind and become a full-time real estate entrepreneur. Today, she is the founder, partner, and fund manager at Freestyle Capital Group and Freestyle Fund. In this episode, Melanie shares how she became a co-GP and capital partner, her thoughts on investing in real estate during a high inflation period, and why conducting due diligence on deal fees is more important than ever right now.

Melanie McDaniel | Real Estate Background

  • Founder and partner/fund manager at Freestyle Capital Group and Freestyle Fund. Freestyle Capital Group is a boutique private equity firm that focuses on a variety of asset classes, and Freestyle Fund is a customizable Fund.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of:
      • 206 units across AZ, TX, and VA
      • Owns 24 units in Norfolk, VA
      • Triple net in Longview, TX
      • Three luxury residential assisted living houses
    • LP of:
      • 276 units in Huntsville, AL
  • Based in: Austin, TX
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  • Greatest lesson: Everyone who has made money from real estate has been a genius in the last 10 years. The coming times are going to separate the true professionals from the operators who have gotten lucky with the market cycle. Do your due diligence. I have looked at enough underwriting in the last two years to know that a large majority are underwriting aggressively based on the market cycle we just went through. It is time to play defense and look for lower-risk opportunities with strong teams with a track record.

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Category:Fully Active/Syndicators -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode, Travis discusses the future of multifamily within a 10-year time frame. His projections are based on his investor relations experience and conversations he has had with investors regarding uncertainty in the current market. By zooming out to look at things from a macro level, he hopes to help others avoid analysis by paralysis when it comes to their own investments.

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Category:Passive Investing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

U.S. Air Force Veteran Rich Neuharth rented and rehabbed 80 single-family homes before making the switch to multifamily syndications two years ago. Today, he co-owns and handles acquisitions for Aviana Capital Group, a private real estate investment firm focused on multifamily. In this episode, Rich tells us what drew him to apartment syndications, how he’s seen Covid impact landlord/tenant relationships, and how the current economic and political climate has affected his approach to debt.

Rich Neuharth | Real Estate Background

  • Co-owner/acquisitions at Aviana Capital Group, a private real estate investment firm that focuses on multifamily.
  • Portfolio: GP of 600+ units
  • Works full-time as an air traffic control specialist
  • Based in: Denton, TX
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  • Best Ever Book: The Virgin Way by Richard Branson
  • Greatest lesson: Stay humble or be humbled.

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Category:Current Events -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Tosin Oduwole was raised in an entrepreneurial family where he was exposed to the real estate business at a young age. After attending boarding schools in Europe and Africa that nurtured his entrepreneurial spirit throughout his teens, Tosin arrived back in the states ready to get to work. Today, he is CEO and founder of Building AQuisition Partners, a regulation D 506(c) fund that invests in turnkey and distressed assets in developing markets. In this episode, Tosin discusses how he raised capital for his first fund without a track record, the creative ways he finds deals, and how to build a strong credit profile.

Tosin Oduwole | Real Estate Background

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Category:Goals/Success Habits -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In this episode, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis talk about the two sides of the coin: personal finance and investing. They discuss the importance of each practice and share tips and stories based on their own personal experiences.

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

Retired nurse and anesthetist Bobby Jones is an apartment syndication investor on a mission to spread the word about real estate investing to other healthcare professionals. Today, he is the founder of On Call Capital, which matches these professionals up with reputable operators in the real estate and alternative investing space. In this episode, Bobby shares how he discovered apartment syndications, what influenced him to move beyond passively investing to become a GP, and how he uses commonality to build his network.

Bobby Jones | Real Estate Background

  • Owner of Yellow Hammer Properties Inc, which helps others achieve financial freedom through real estate investments. He focuses on residential flips and multifamily investments.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 234 units in Texas
    • LP of 68 units in Alabama.
  • 20 years of real estate experience
  • Based in: Birmingham, AL
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  • Greatest lesson: If you want to go where everyone else is going, then do what they do. If you want to stand out and do something different, then you need to try new things.

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

In this episode, Ash discusses four common limiting beliefs that keep investors from accomplishing their goals and provides solutions to overcome them based on his personal experiences.

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.

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Category:Goals/Success Habits -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

When former high school teacher Todd Dexheimer decided he wanted to get into real estate 14 years ago, he scraped up every last dollar he and his wife had to buy their first single-family rental property. Today, as a GP of 4,000 units, Todd is focused on purchasing well-located commercial multifamily and senior housing assets. In this episode, he shares how he transitioned from flipping houses to buying commercial multifamily properties, how the current market is influencing his underwriting and perspective on debt, and why understanding the current state of the market is key to survival.

Todd Dexheimer | Real Estate Background

  • CEO and owner of Endurus Capital (multifamily) and VitaCare Living (assisted living). They purchase and syndicate 100+ unit value-add multifamily and senior housing, focusing on properties with economical deficiencies in grade B+ to A locations.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 4,000 units, totaling $400M in AUM
    • LP of $1.5M
  • Based in: St Paul, MN
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  • Best Ever Book: Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller
  • Greatest lesson: Use highly qualified professionals in areas that aren't your focus. For example, use attorneys instead of trying to do it yourself.

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Category:Deal/Property Analysis -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode, Travis shares two ways to help boost your income.

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Category:Passive Investing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Max Sharkansky brokered for five years at Marcus & Millichap before he began buying real estate with his childhood best friend. Today, he specializes in value-add multifamily and serves as GP of 6,000 units across California, Oregon, Colorado, and the Southeast. In this episode, Max shares his formula for getting access to deals before they reach the institutional process, how current events are changing the way he underwrites and structures debt, and why he chooses not to veer away from the multifamily asset class.

Max Sharkansky | Real Estate Background

  • Partner at Trion Properties, which invests in multifamily real estate, and specifically specializes in value-add projects.
  • Portfolio: GP of 6,000 units
  • Based in: Miami, FL
  • Say hi to him at:
  • Best Ever Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • Greatest lesson: Take risks and hire good people.

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Category:Deal/Property Analysis -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Suzy Sevier’s real estate journey began only two years ago at the onset of COVID-19. During the lockdown, she and her husband Michael decided to take the opportunity to educate themselves as much as possible and get into the business. Today, the England-based investors are focused on multifamily assets in Oklahoma. In this episode, Suzy discusses how the pandemic kickstarted her real estate journey, how she finds deals in the U.S. while living in England, and why having the right partner is the key to success.

Suzy Sevier | Real Estate Background

  • Co-founder of Adventurous Real Estate Investors, which focuses on value-add multifamily investments.
  • Portfolio:
    • GP of 388 units
    • LP of three deals: short-term rental JV, one apartment complex, and ATMs
  • Based in: Cambridge, England
  • Say hi to her at:

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Category:Deal/Property Analysis -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis discuss financial independence as it pertains to real estate.

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Category:Goals/Success Habits -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Jiries Dawaher graduated high school in 2002 with a GPA of 1.53. He then served in the Army National Guard in Ohio as a helicopter and diesel mechanic for nine years, dabbling in network marketing on the side. After getting out of the military, he was bartending in Hilton Head, SC, when he got a call from a friend who was making money by wholesaling in Cincinnati — and the rest is history. In this episode, Jiries shares about using his wholesaling background to acquire multifamily properties, his top networking strategies, and how he ventured into the hotel business. Jiries Dawaher | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_2826_Jiries_Dawaher_.mp3
Category:Deal/Property Analysis -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode, Ash shares his top 12 tips for interviewing podcast guests.

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.

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Direct download: JF_2825__Beyond_Multifamily_4_.mp3
Category:Networking -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Robert Rivani, a self-described disrupter of real estate, is the president of the commercial real estate investment company, Black Lion. He focuses on distressed and affected markets he can improve through drastic remodeling and attracting new tenants with staying power. In this episode, Robert tells us about how Black Lion is disrupting the hospitality industry in Miami, his fundamental belief regarding debt, and why he thrives on volatility.

Robert Rivani | Real Estate Background

  • President of Black Lion, a commercial real estate investment company that specializes in hospitality-focused projects.
  • Portfolio: GP of 13 properties including restaurants and retail
  • Based in: Los Angeles, CA, and Miami, FL
  • Say hi to him at:
Direct download: JF_2824_Robert_Rivani_.mp3
Category:Fully Active/Syndicators -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode of the Actively Passive Show, Travis discusses how it is possible to be twice as rich by desiring less, what that means, and how you can apply it to your own life and investing strategies.

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Direct download: JF_2823_Actively_Passive_Investing_Show_95.mp3
Category:Passive Investing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Robert Ritzenthaler grew up around his father’s construction business before earning his finance degree, which kickstarted his career on Wall Street. After the market crash of 2000, however, Robert reconsidered his path and decided to join his friend’s growing real estate business. Today, he is CEO and founder of REM Capital, with $350M AUM across eight states and a total door count of over 3,400. In this episode, Robert discusses how the current interest rate climate is affecting his investing decisions, the advantages of bridge debt, and the hardest lesson he’s learned so far.

Robert Ritzenthaler | Real Estate Background

  • CEO and founder of REM Capital, a real estate investment company that focuses on value-add and new development opportunities in key markets within the U.S.
  • Portfolio: $350M AUM across eight states with a total door count of over 3,400
  • Based in: Bradenton, FL
  • Say hi to him at:

Best Ever Book: Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

 

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Direct download: JF_2822_Robert_Ritzenthaler_.mp3
Category:Current Events -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

By age 19, Bailey Kramer already knew that he wanted to channel his entrepreneurial mindset into commercial real estate. That was only two years ago. Since then, he has been learning, networking, and doing deals. Today he is GP of 64 units and a short-term rental property that is commercially zoned and allows weddings. In this episode, he shares how he broke into real estate at such a young age, how he acquired such a unique property, and his approach to financing.

Bailey Kramer | Real Estate Background

  • Founder and CEO of his eponymous company, Bailey Kramer, which focuses on long-term and short-term rentals.
  • Portfolio: GP of 64 units and a short-term rental property that is commercially zoned and allows weddings.
  • Bought his first investment when he was 20 years old.
  • Based in: Orlando, FL
  • Say hi to him at:

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Direct download: JF_2821_Bailey_Kramer_.mp3
Category:Deal/Property Analysis -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode of Round Table, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis share how they discuss goals with new investors that come to them for advice.

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Direct download: JF_2820_Round_Table_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Jas Takhar grew up in Rexdale, Toronto, where he sold everything from newspapers to shoes to cars. The next step in the evolution of his sales career, he realized, was commercial real estate. He became a real estate broker 17 years ago, and still maintains that role today while making his own investments. In this episode, Jas details his long-term hold investing strategy, his philosophy when it comes to timing the market, and what’s next for investors in the landlocked city of Toronto.

Jas Takhar | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_2819_Jas_Takhar_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode of Round Table, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis share how they discuss goals with new investors that come to them for advice.

Here is the first time Ash guested on the podcast: JF477: You Should Have Bought This Mixed-Use Property!

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Direct download: JF_2818_Beyond_Multifamily_3.mp3
Category:Goals/Success Habits -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Nicole Pendergrass started her career in value-add commercial multifamily with a three-family house hack in the Bronx. Today, she is the founder of Noirvest Holdings, which focuses on value-add commercial multifamily with a mission to increase equity and net worth for communities of color. In this episode, Nicole shares how her first property helped her to become an LP investor, the hardest lesson she’s learned so far, and how she plans to execute her mission.

Nicole Pendergrass | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_2817_Nicole_Pendergrass.mp3
Category:Passive Investing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In this episode, Travis argues that the “buy low, sell high” passive income investing strategy might not always be best suited for your needs. He introduces an alternative strategy to consider, using both real estate and stocks as examples.

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Direct download: JF_2816_Actively_Passive_Investing_Show_94.mp3
Category:Passive Investing -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Logan Rankin started out leading retail operations for a Fortune 50 company, but soon realized while he was working hard, his money wasn’t working hard for him. As he developed his financial literacy, he decided to take a big risk — he bought his first investment property, leaving only $7 in his bank account. Today, Logan owns 185 buildings totaling 1,923 units. In this episode, he shares how he’s been able to scale without partners or syndications, his tips for lead generation, and the number-one rule he lives by.

Logan Rankin | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_2815_Logan_Rankin_.mp3
Category:Scaling -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Vicky Schiff started her first company when she was 30 in the self-storage industry. Since then, she has founded or co-founded five firms in real estate, real estate private equity, and capital formation, as well as a lending platform. In this episode, Vicky discusses the importance of staying power, the psychology behind economic cycles, and how she tempers the existing fear about what’s next for commercial real estate.

Vicky Schiff | Real Estate Background

  • Strategic advisor at Saul Urban LLC, which evaluates and develops multifamily sites and projects for adaptive and strategic reuse. She has founded/co-founded five firms in the real estate and finance sectors.
  • Portfolio: LP of over $10B transactions
  • Based in: Los Angeles, CA
  • Say hi to her at:
  • Best Ever Book: The Black Obelisk by Erich Maria Remarque

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Direct download: JF_2814_Vicky_Schiff.mp3
Category:Deal/Property Analysis -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this episode of the Best Ever Round Table, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis take turns sharing their experiences as both hosts and guests on podcasts.

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Direct download: JF_2813_Round_Table_3_.mp3
Category:Goals/Success Habits -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Jonathan Tuttle has been in the mobile home park space since 2007. He served as a mobile home broker for 10 years and now serves as a fund manager at Midwest Park Capital, a private real estate investment firm focused on the mobile home park vertical. In this episode, Jonathan shares how the mobile home park space has changed over the last few years, what he sees in store for the future, and why despite everything, he still views mobile home parks as an undervalued asset class.

Jonathan Tuttle | Real Estate Background

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Direct download: JF_2812_Jonathan_Tuttle_.mp3
Category:Deal/Property Analysis -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

In this episode of Beyond Multifamily, Ash Patel shares his story of how he got started in real estate to demonstrate the hidden value of mixed-use buildings.

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Direct download: JF_2811_Beyond_Multifamily_2_.mp3
Category:Scaling -- posted at: 6:00am EDT