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Episode Info: Omar & I Discuss Hottest Markets with the Least Competition in the U.S. Selecting the Right Team Members to Execute Deals Institutional Investors-Target the Right Office Details About Recent 253 Unit Texas Deal   More than the Money Chris Prefontaine is a bestselling author and real estate investor with over 26 years of experience in the field, including 18 years as a builder, realtor, broker/owner and investor.. He’s always been an entrepreneur even when he didn’t know it.  When he used to drag his wagon up to the street corner and sell junk from his closet or when he used to purchase gum by the pack and sell by the slice in middle school. In 1991, Chris began building homes and built 100 homes before starting his own brokerage.  He then become a broker/owner and was selling 100 homes a year with his small team.  Since the 2008 debacle he realized he needed to reinvent his business so that he no longer had to use his own money or credit.  Aer years of coaching independently, Chris founded Smart Real Estate Coach in 2014. The company coaches investors on how to scale & automate their business throughout the US and Canada- all without using their cash or credit. Chris and his team, which includes his kids, have done over $80 million in real estate transactions. They mentor, coach, consult and have Associates around the country doing exactly what they do. On top of that, they run their own buying and selling business so they’re in the trenches every single week.  Between their existing Associates around the Country and their own deals, they’re still doing 5-10 properties every month and control as of now between $20 million -$25 million of real estate with little to no money down Omar Khan comes from an institutional investment banking background, having advised on $3.7 Billion of capital financing & M&A transactions.  He’s completed numerous multi-million dollar syndication deals and targets deal hold times of 3-5 years before exit.  While most people talk about “raising the money” to do deals, Omar focuses much attention on the more important aspects of the deal during this episode: the Team who’s married to the deal for the 3-5 years.  If you invest your money passively, you obviously better have a good deal to start with, but a top notch operating partner/team is ESSENTIAL to your money’s survival (let alone growth!!).   Relevant Episodes: (There are 107 Content Packed Interviews in Total) Joe Fairless on Buying Multi-Family Apartment Complexes in Emerging Markets Dan Breslin on Gentrification-Doubling Property Values Dave Lindhal on Multi-Family Investing in Emerging Markets Paul Sloate on 3rd Quarter 2018 Economic Market Update   Resources Mentioned in the Episode:  ...
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