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49 minutes | 16 days ago
How to Evaluate Commercial Real Estate Opportunities in 2021
In the inaugural episode of 2021, we welcome Hunter Thompson, founder of Asym Capital and Managing Principal at Cash Flow Connections to speak about the commercial real estate landscape in 2021 and beyond.Hunter has long been focused on living an entrepreneurial lifestyle where he could be his own boss, set his own hours, and most importantly, pursue the opportunities that he finds interesting. Hunter’s early career started with him pursuing education and coaching online to learn to play Professional Poker, where he found enough success to start investing in people, businesses, and eventually Real Estate. Hunter quickly learned that the risk assessment skills he learned in poker translated very well to evaluating investment opportunities, and shares with us some simple, yet brilliant insights into how these seemingly disparate disciplines have worked to help advance his career as an entrepreneur.In our thought-provoking discussion surrounding the current and future state of Commercial Real Estate, Hunter talks to us about the way he thinks about investing today, particularly in a post-Covid environment. We discuss the changes to various commercial real estate sectors that are likely to arrive, and the impact they might have on operations. We also talk about the diligence, underwriting, and monitoring it takes to stay on top of investments, and why it is important to know what you are getting into when establishing a source of Passive Income. Finally, we spend some time highlighting the Intelligent Investor Real Estate Conference, a 3-day, newly virtual, investor conference, presented by Asym Capital & For Investors By Investors. The conference provides exciting educational content and will foster an environment where meaningful, lifelong professional relationships can be made.Key Insights:· How the risk-assessment skills acquired in a Professional Poker career can apply in evaluating investment fundamentals· Hypothesizing on the many ways Covid-19 and the resulting economic shutdowns will affect the economy, and how that information can inform future investment decisions· Assessing the future of various Commercial Real Estate sectors, and how well they might perform in a post-Covid environment· Dispelling the myths about Passive Investing, especially in Real Estate, and understanding the amount of detailed work it takes to be successful· Why Organizational Structure and proper incentive alignment work together to ensure optimal cooperation and effort from relevant parties in executing a Commercial Real Estate projectSubscribe to this podcast to build your healthy financial foundation through expertise, insights, strategies, tactics, wisdom, and inspiration from Alpha Investing’s community of professionals, advisors, investors, and members:Apple — Spotify — Google — TuneIn — StitcherGuest Bio:Hunter is a full-time real estate investor and founder of Asym Capital, a private equity firm based out of Los Angeles, CA. Since founding Asym Capital, he has raised more than $35 million and directed the purchase of more than $90 million of commercial real estate across a variety of asset classes. He is the author of Raising Capital for Real Estate: How to Attract Investors, Establish Credibility, and Fund Deals. Hunter is also the host of the Cash Flow Connections Real Estate Podcast which is frequently listed in the top 200 Investing podcasts in iTunes.Hunter has been featured in Forbes, Globe St., Inside Self-Storage, as well as a variety of other media news outlets, podcasts, and radio shows.Resources:Real Wealth Real HealthAlpha Investingpodcast@alphai.comhttps://cashflowconnections.com/https://asymcapital.com/https://iirec2021.splashthat.com/
55 minutes | a month ago
Developing Entrepreneurial Competence to Solve Our Biggest Problems
The last episode of 2020 features an in-depth conversation with Dr. Al Osborne, Senior Associate Dean for External Affairs at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. In addition to his role as Dean, Al is the Founder and Faculty Director of the Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
52 minutes | a month ago
What It Takes to Turn an Insight into a Game Changing Business
Guest Brian Fox, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Thompson Reuters and founder of Confirmation, a company that’s revolutionized standard audit procedures at the corporate level by leveraging the capabilities of the internet, talks about his 20-year journey in taking Confirmation from an idea out of grad school, into a private equity exit.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
A Top Multifamily Investor’s Response to COVID & Pricey Markets
Eddie Ring of New Standard Equities is one of Alpha Investing’s first Sponsor-Partners. Eddie began his Commercial Real Estate career working for a large institutional sponsor but found that his strong personal values were often at odds with high-level decision making. We talk about growing a real estate investment business, covid-investing, and why aligning to tenants needs creates long-term value for everyone, including investors.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
How Financial Planning Enables Your Ideal Lifestyle
Today on Real Wealth, Real Health, we invite Jody Robinson, licensed financial advisor, wealth manager, financial planner and Partner at Kingsview Partners. Jody’s story is one of resilience, determination and never giving up on herself, even when she didn’t know what was coming next. Jody started her career in education, pivoted into tech, and finally found her calling in the financial services industry. Before starting her own firm in 2010.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
Building Wealth Like Your Own Family Office
In this week’s episode of Real Wealth, Real Health, we turn our attention back to the world of Commercial Real Estate Investing with our guest, Brian Adams, President & Founder of Excelsior Capital. Brian started his career in litigation, then transitioned to becoming an established operator of office assets in the US after identifying the vast opportunities in commercial real estate investing.
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Entrepreneurial Success By Design
In this week’s episode of Real Wealth, Real Health, we renew our focus on entrepreneurship, with our guest, Jon Lehman, who serves as Faculty Director of Executive Education at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Jon is an accomplished serial entrepreneur with a clear passion for business and a vast wealth of knowledge to draw upon when answering our most pressing questions on the subjects of entrepreneurship, business development, and the evaluation of a nascent business idea.
42 minutes | 4 months ago
Building Wealth, One Emergency Room At a Time
For our latest episode of Real Wealth Real Health, we welcome Harvey Castro, President & Co-Founder of Trusted Medical. Harvey came from humble beginnings and has earned his success through his impressive work ethic and uncanny aptitude for entrepreneurship.
56 minutes | 5 months ago
The Art of Building a Billion Dollar Network
Our guest is Jeff Scheinrock, Assistant Dean at UCLA Anderson School of Management. Jeff has a storied and accomplished career as an entrepreneur, investor, fundraiser, and negotiator. He's invested over $950 million in venture capital & private equity funds, and served as Chairman, or on the boards, of major US companies.
61 minutes | 5 months ago
How Macroeconomic Trends Impact Investor Returns
Guest: Mo Bina, Founder & Managing Principal of High-Rise Capital. As a unique complement to his academic background in Civil Engineering, Mo has been an attentive observer of financial markets and macroeconomic trends. Our wide-ranging discussion explores current macroeconomic trends in the global economy and their implications for CRE investing activity, offering insights into the possible futures of the global economy, and where best to invest capital.
51 minutes | 6 months ago
From Dermatology to Women’s Financial Empowerment – How One Woman Decided to Have It All
After working for Morgan Stanley, Bonnie Koo decided to attend medical school to become a dermatologist. During this time, she never lost her passion for finances and money management, often finding herself the go-to person in her network. As her financial foundations became more stable while practicing medicine, she further developed her knowledge base around financial planning, which led her to establish her entrepreneurial online business, Wealthy Mom MD.
60 minutes | 6 months ago
Winning in Insurance by Prioritizing Customer Value Over Commissions
Insurance is a classic case of misaligned incentives resulting in an industry that prioritizes commissions over customer value – but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Jennifer Burnham Grubbs, founder of CoFactor & CFO at Quantum Insurance Services discusses her motivations and founding values. We take a deep dive into the world of insurance, exploring the coverages that are most prudent for different stages of life, and how insurance fits into the individual’s financial matrix.
73 minutes | 7 months ago
How Affordable Housing Development Meaningfully Impacts Under-Served Communities
An Affordable Housing Developer’s path into commercial real estate and insights into correcting the systemic imbalance of opportunity that plagues low-income communities. Monique Lawshe takes us through her inspirational journey to becoming an established real estate and non-profit executive and affordable housing developer. Her successful career has provided her with unparalleled knowledge of the intricacies of subsidized housing in the US.
49 minutes | 7 months ago
How to Build a Market Leading Real Estate Company with Integrity and Resilience
In today’s episode of Real Wealth Real Health, our guest is Dave Wehrly, co-founder of Wedgewood Enterprises. Dave’s journey is one we know many entrepreneurs will relate to and this episode showcases the inspirational and motivating story of Wedgewood founded in 1983 by Dave, along with his business partner Greg Geyser. They both started with nothing and have grown Wedgewood to be a multibillion-dollar market leader.
62 minutes | 7 months ago
An Institutional Perspective on Real Estate Investing, Crowdfunding & Financial Crises
Insights into the history of real estate crowdfunding, how the current crisis compares to the Great Recession, and the likely path toward economic recovery with Craig Ramsey. Craig’s experience has shown him CRE investing as an institutional investor and from the perspective of an accredited investor. Craig shares his predictions for the economic recovery, providing a hopeful but cautious outlook for our near future, and what signs we should look out for to signal that the economy is back on its feet.
51 minutes | 8 months ago
Assessing the Likely Future of the Hospitality Real Estate Sector
We turn our focus to the hospitality sector of real estate, and what its recovery may look like with Jeff Finn, co-founder of Artist Guild Hotels. Jeff has overseen major hospitality sector investments for more than a decade. We talk about his current transaction in Hollywood, which is in an opportunity zone area, how they connected with Midnight Mission in Los Angeles, and the charitable underpinning to every Artist Guild Hotel project.
54 minutes | 8 months ago
Embracing Risk and Taking Advantage of Opportunity to Achieve Financial Freedom
Reed Goossens is a young entrepreneurial real estate investor who’s had his fair share of ups and downs while diving head-long into real estate investing. Reed began his investing career with a small-market single-family asset, and now manages a $100M+ portfolio of multifamily assets. We talk to Reed about the decision making and thought process behind his foray into real estate entrepreneurship that has led to his success in a relatively short time span.
53 minutes | 8 months ago
Boosting the Immune System with a Holistic Health Approach
Dr. Gabriel Cousens is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation and Tree of Life Center US. He speaks about the importance of a holistic approach to health, how to strengthen the immune system, and the role of passion and purpose in achieving personal and professional goals. We also learn about Dr. Cousens’ entrepreneurial journey, driven by his passion and faith and what real wealth means to someone who’s dedicated his life to the pursuit of holistic health.
44 minutes | 9 months ago
How Lenders Think About Commercial Real Estate in the Pandemic
Todd Friedenberg of Q10 Vista Commercial Mortgage Group shares what he is seeing in the commercial real estate space as a national lender. He shares his thoughts on where the retail, hotel, and multifamily industries are headed as lenders try to adapt and face a new normal.
64 minutes | 9 months ago
Achieving Financial Independence and Avoiding Lifestyle Creep
Ryan Sterling of Future You Wealth shares how investors can get on the path toward building long-term wealth by focusing on acquiring appreciating assets, even in times of market volatility. Ryan will share how a HENRY (High Earner Not Rich Yet) can avoid lifestyle creep, how to create friction between impulse and purchase, how to frame the achievement of financial goals in today’s dollars, how to reach FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early), and what it takes to bu1ild wealth with conscious intentio
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