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Episodes

164: The Renovation Process Can Make or Break a Deal

When it comes to value-add projects, knowing the construction process, including accurate costs, is essential. A sponsor can get in over their heads quickly if they don’t know how to manage construction. Jeff Rosenfeld , Exec...

163: Risk Adjusted, Lucrative Ground Up Development

As a young residential realtor in Ann Arbor, Michigan making over $1,000,000/yr in the late 90s, to large ground up Multifamily and Condo projects he’s currently doing, John Bogdasarian has done it all. Founder, President, an...

162: 70% Operating Margins Make Self-Storage a Great Business

Compared to some other Real Estate classes, Self-Storage has steadier income, smaller expenses, and greater operating margins. Self-Storage is also a great recession-resistant investment. Tom Dunkel , Managing Director of Bel...

161: With The Right Partnerships, 1 = 1 Equals 5

In Real Estate you can achieve a lot on your own, but you can scale a lot faster and more successfully with the right partnerships. There are too many functions required in Real Estate to scale efficiently on your own. Jerome...

160: Flipping Land Can be Very Profitable, Flipping Commercial Properties Can Be Even More Profitable

The ROI on land flipping is unparalleled. You can make 300% on your money or even more by buying a piece of land and selling it to the owner of a neighboring property, a developer, or someone else who wants to own the propert...

159: No One Wants to Deal With Insurance But The Wrong Insurance Can Cost Millions

An often overlooked, but critical piece of the equation in underwriting multifamily Real Estate, is insurance. When not handled appropriately, it can cost operators and investors millions. In the last 20 years, between natura...

158: Would You Rather Be a Borrower or a Lender? Being a Lender has Its Advantages

When it comes to Real Estate investing, you can be a borrower or you can be a lender. When you’re the lender, you get monthly payments without having to actually manage the property and you can generate disproportionate retur...

157: The Wedding Industry Provides Guaranteed Income Streams and Lucrative Returns

Weddings are a huge industry and a lucrative niche for the hospitality business. Wedding parties routinely pay upwards of $50,000 and even more for a venue plus guests spend a lot more on eating, drinking, and shopping while ...

156: Short-Term Rentals Are Generating Better Cash-On-Cash Returns Than Almost Any Other Asset Class

Multifamily, Self-Storage, Mobile Home Parks, industrial and retail generally produce 4%-10% returns on your money the first couple years of a project. Short Term Rentals, on the other hand, can generate 25% or even more on y...

155: Starting Out in a Mentorship Program Can Turbocharge Your Real Estate Career

In the world of Real Estate investing, it takes a lot of skill sets to make a deal run smoothly. From acquisitions and underwriting, to operations, Investor Relations and even marketing, a lot of roles are required. Ruth Hill...

154: Growing Real Estate Operators are Always Looking to Raise More Capital

When it comes to putting larger real estate deals together, a lot of different roles are necessary. One of the most important roles is raising money and dealing with investors. As operators are scaling their businesses, they ...

153: The Big Money is Converging in The Heartland

There are great values in the Heartland, although it’s being discovered by big out-of-town money. Darin Garman , Owner at Heartland Real Estate Companies , has been investing in apartment buildings in Iowa over the past 15 ye...

152: From Buying Deals 99% of People Wouldn’t Touch to 2000’s Vintage and Newer

Class C apartment buildings can have amazing upside, but buyer beware when it comes to operating them. The tenants can be incredibly difficult and expenses tend to be a lot higher than what you underwrite. John Cohen , Founde...

151: Big Profits in Entitling Land for Better Uses

There are many people buying raw land and flipping it, but there can be even more profit when you buy the land, entitle it for another use, and then reselll it. There are a lot on infill properties to add incredible value to ...

150: Industrial Properties Generate Great Return And are Easy to Manage

In today’s market with an enormous amount of capital chasing few deals, it’s harder to find a great deal than ever before. Yet you can still get a great return on industrial properties if you knock on owner’s doors. Single te...

149: Multi-Tenant Industrial Generates Strong Returns With a Diversified Tenant Base

Multi-tenant industrial real estate provides a broad tenant base that creates revenue diversification and limits risk. There’s also very little tenant improvement costs, relatively short turnover time, and cap rates that are ...

148: Great Shopping Centers Can Achieve Over 10% Cap Rates After Value-Add

The cliché of the retail apocalypse is overstated. Retail is far from dead and thriving in the right locations. More than many other asset classes, there are operational inefficiencies in leasing and management that represent...

147: Less Competition and Big Money in 50-100 Unit Multifamily

A lot of multifamily investors talk about economies of scale one you get to 100+ units, but there’s a lot of money being made in buildings with fewer units. For example, there are many operators who are making great returns o...

146: You Can Still Buy Class C Properties in Growing Markets For Under $60,000/Door

It’s hard to find the right buy properties to buy these days but if you’re willing to do the heaving lifting with distressed assets, you can still find Class C properties for $45,000-$65,000 door with a lot of rental upside. ...

145: The Right Airbnb Properties Generate 20%-30% Returns

Although it’s getting increasingly difficult to get attractive returns in today’s investing world, it’s still possible to do incredibly well with Short-term Rentals. With Short-term Rentals you can also automate much of the p...

144: Know How to Quantify Your Upside and Risks Before Buying

There are many things to consider when determining which property to buy. If you could predict future appreciation and also know downside risks, you’d be well ahead of the game of maximizing profits and avoiding devastating d...

143: Refine Your Investing To a Limited Number of Markets to Mitigate Risk

Online research tells you a lot, but nothing equals the value of spending time in a neighborhood. Being on the ground gives you a sense of what the reality is block-to-block that a computer just can’t. Tim Vest , Founder of H...

142: When It Comes to Highly Leveraged Bridge Financing, Investors Beware

One of the greatest risks to multifamily investing is financing. Many of today’s newer operators are using heavily leveraged bridge debt to finance deals. If things don’t go according to plan, they can get stuck unable to get...

141: There Are Many Paths to Participate In The Spoils Of Real Estate Investing

Real Estate investing is a team sport. You need people to find the deals, raise money, structure the financing, fund risk capital, guarantee the loans, and more. Joel Fine of Lakeline Properties has been a limited partner in ...