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The Real Estate Investing Experience
54 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Ep 152: John & Chris on Finding Opportunities in the Current Market
In today’s episode, John and Chris have a solo conversation where they discuss topics they are currently occupied with and their thoughts on the current state of investing and real estate. In their conversation, John and Chris discuss where they recognize current and future opportunities in real estate. John explains why he believes prospective opportunities currently lie in sellers and not product types. The opportunities lie in smaller scale landlords, who may be based out of state or don’t have enough time, as opposed to buying deals from large professional groups or very sophisticated investors. Tuning in you’ll hear John and Chris delve into how you can use your expertise to find broken deals and fix them, as well as how to gain crucial advantages in a competitive market.
46 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Ep 151: Utilizing Technology to Help Syndicators Raise Capital by Increasing Visibility and Transparency to their Investors with Brad St. Onge
Today’s guest is on a mission to transform the way investment firms raise and manage capital. Brad St. Onge is Head of Partnerships at InvestNext, a startup investment management platform founded in 2016 and located in Detroit, Michigan. After realizing the countless hours spent on activities that made fundraising, investment management, and investor relations tedious and inefficient, InvestNext developed software that enables investment firms to operate more effectively and provide greater transparency to their investors.
38 minutes | May 27, 2021
Ep 150: Leasing, Development, and Acquisitions with Aaron Zucker
In today’s episode, we get together with Aaron Zucker to talk about his career in leasing, family office, and acquisitions and development. Aaron is the founder and principal of Zucker Investment Group (ZIG), where he has put together a competent team that complements his skill set. He shares how he first became interested in leasing after buying a bar with his friends after college and he credits the Wiener family for introducing him to leasing and allowing him to gain valuable experience.
50 minutes | May 25, 2021
Ep 149: Creating a Business on Your Own Terms with Ryan Narus
Moving into your asset might sound like an extreme thing to do, but it’s a decision that changed Ryan Narus’s life. Ryan is a mobile home park operator, owner, and investor, who was fed up with the lie that so many millennials bought into. He went to school and even got an MBA because he thought that is what he needed to do to get a good job. Instead, after slogging away in the corporate world, he chose to sleep on a blow-up mattress in a mobile home park and bootstrap his now successful business.
37 minutes | May 20, 2021
Ep 148: Investing for Financial Independence with Maricela Soberanes
As a first-generation Mexican immigrant in the US, military veteran and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist (CRNA), Maricela Soberanes started building a rental portfolio in 2005 with the private acquisition of small multifamily. In 2017, she joined forces with her husband, and together they self-manage 35 doors, from small to medium multifamily. They have recently transitioned to large multifamily properties as limited partners and, at the same time, they successfully joint venture other real estate investment projects as hard money lenders.
42 minutes | May 13, 2021
Ep 147: Growing Your Business in Multi-Family Real Estate with Abel Pacheco
On today’s episode of Real Estate Investing Experience, we speak with Abel Pacheco from Texas about his business 5TCRE and the success he’s had with multi-family real estate and investing. Abel shares how he got his start in the tech sector and working in IT and how he made the transition to working in real estate and investing full time. Abel lays out his mission to educate the broader public on the investment opportunities in multi-family real estate for reliable and scalable investments. We talk about expanding one's business and Abel recounts how he transitioned from doing one-off deals to a fund structure.
51 minutes | May 11, 2021
Ep 146: Looking to the Future with Dovid Preil
While working with single-family residential mortgages, Dovid Preil, our guest on today’s show, witnessed the difficulties that so many people experience when trying to enter the housing market. He believes that there is no bigger driver of wealth than real estate, so he made it his goal to help more people get into the industry. In order to achieve this, he founded a company that pulls capital for diversified, quality real estate investments in the multifamily space. Dovid shares with us some of the important learnings he has had throughout 20 years of investing experience, including attributes to look for in potential partners, elements that decide whether or not he invests in a deal, and why he so strongly believes in maintaining a diverse portfolio.
34 minutes | May 6, 2021
Ep 145: Return on Impact with Suzy Sevier and Michael Barnhart
Suzy and Michael are real estate investors who have approached their business in a way that differs from the norm. They have chosen to focus on people rather than focusing on money (while of course still making sure the numbers work!), and Returns on Impacts rather than Returns on Investments. Through their company, Adventurous Real Estate Investors, their goal is to add value to their residents and create thriving communities within their investments. In today’s episode, we discuss the impetus behind Michael and Suzy’s entry into the world of real estate, how changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic benefited them, and some of the deals they have been involved in so far.
44 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Ep 144: Data-Driven Investing with Aaron Norris
When your searching is driven by the right datasets you will find better deals, and today on the show we talk data with Aaron Norris, VP of Market Insights at PropertyRadar. Aaron is a multifaceted man whose talents lie in the fields of marketing, data, and education, and he also has experience in the hard money lending game with The Norris Group owned by his father Bruce. Our conversation with Aaron is all about the movements he is privy to in different markets and how he can locate the best opportunities by leveraging unique datasets. We kick things off hearing about Aaron’s interesting career beginning as a broke actor in NYC before he fell in love with marketing and data on Wall Street.
53 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Ep 143: Don’t Fear the Unexpected with Julie Holly
Unexpected curveballs are inevitable in all facets of life, and learning how to deal with them is one of the most essential keys to success. We are joined on the show today by Julie Holly; self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist, wife, mother, podcast host, ex-school teacher, and current real estate investor, who is about to launch an impact investing network. Julie believes that mindset is everything, and she shares with us the concept she has developed which helps her maintain a balance in her jam-packed life and which keeps her on track to reach her goals, no matter how much her path may change along the way.
31 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Ep 142: American Taxes for Foreign Investors Approach with Kenneth Kastner
There are so many reasons for foreigners to invest in the US real estate market. There are also a number of elements that make the process difficult, that investors may not realize they need to consider before they dive in. On today’s show, we are joined by Kenneth Kastner, who has focused his professional career on American taxes for foreign investors. He currently lives and works in Israel, but he deals with clients from all over the world.
38 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Ep 141: The Role of Architects in Multifamily Deals with Eli Meltzer
Growing up in Manhattan and having a father with vast experience in architecture and design, architect Eli Meltzer gathered a lot of insights into the multifamily sector in the metro, specifically in affordable housing. As a Principal at Meltzer/Mandl Architects (MMA), a firm that has designed over 12,000 units of affordable and market-rate housing in the NYC area, Eli brings his skills as a designer and a leader, his expertise in zoning regulations and building codes, and a sophisticated understanding of the development and construction process. Notably, he spent several years working on Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States.
40 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Ep 140: Planning for the Future and Executing Your Vision with Seth Ferguson
Our guest today is no stranger to hardship, but his “million-dollar mistake” turned out to be the life experience that he is most grateful for. Seth Ferguson joins us on the show to candidly share the blunders he has made along his real estate investing journey, the moment when he hit rock bottom, and what he has learned along the way. He offers sound advice to anyone else working in the industry, including the importance of setting up partnership agreements, having a consistent cash flow, not spending money beyond your means, and setting goals that pave your direction into the future. Having a vision is vital, but don’t let that vision prevent you from taking action, and don’t be afraid of changing it as you grow in your own personal and professional capacity.
42 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Ep 139: Why Self-Storage is the Ultimate Disruptor Asset Class with Ryan Gibson
The status of self-storage as a recession-resistant asset class has really been put to the test during the coronavirus pandemic, but today’s guest still believes that it is one of the best-performing investments you can make. Ryan Gibson is the CIO and Cofounder of Spartan Investment Group, which owns and operates self-storage facilities throughout the United States. Ryan is responsible for investor relations and raising capital from investors for projects and, to date, Spartan has raised over $25 million in private equity and has over 4,000 units in self-storage under management. His real estate experience also includes residential development and investor relations, and he is knowledgeable in the tax foreclosure process, inherited homes and estates, and real estate syndication too.
42 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Ep 138: Everything You Need to Know About Mobile Home Parks with Apurva Shah
An engineer by day and a Managing Partner at JAYS Properties the rest of the time, Apurva Shah brings equal parts compassion and mathematical acumen to the real estate space. He joins us on the show today to share his experiences and offer advice to others in the industry, particularly with regard to mobile home parks. We begin by sharing insights on what the migration of people throughout the United States is doing to the cap rates in certain areas. We follow on from this with a discussion about the recession-resistant nature of mobile home parks and what this has meant for the value of these assets during the past year, the underwriting strategies used by Apurva’s company, and how they figure out comparables.
48 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Ep 137: Go Bigger, Faster: Scaling from Single-family to Commercial Multifamily with Brian Briscoe
If you’re new to real estate investing, scaling from single-family homes to 100-unit apartment buildings can feel intimidating, but today’s guest shares some practical advice to help you go bigger, faster! Brian Briscoe is a Co-founder and Principal at Four Oaks Capital, a national real estate investment firm specializing in the acquisition, repositioning, and rebranding of multifamily assets through a private equity fund structure. Brian is also the Cohost of the Diary of an Apartment Investor Podcast, an active duty Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, and an Advisor in the Michael Blank Deal Maker Mastermind, bringing years of leadership and management experience to his real estate investments.
57 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Ep 136: From Engineer to Rent-to-Own Real Estate Specialist with Adam Zach
Many people struggle to buy their first home because they cannot qualify for a bank loan, but today’s guest raises private capital to buy homes for people so that they can finally become homeowners. Adam Zach is an engineer, real estate specialist, and co-founder of Set Your Rent, a creative homeownership and real estate investment company specializing in rent-to-own programs. This strategy not only benefits future homeowners but investors too, as investing in a property with qualified rent-to-own buyers ready before closing can save you thousands in lost vacancy revenue and improve your long-term ROI. Tuning in, you’ll hear from Adam as he describes his transition from successful engineer to rent-to-own real estate investing, how he leverages what he calls selfish goals and his insight into the “three-year overnight success.”
59 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Ep 135: Commercial Real Estate in a Post-COVID World with Dan Lewkowicz
While a lot of uncertainty remains around the pandemic and its effects on multifamily, commercial real estate professionals like today’s guest are confident in the industry’s ability to withstand COVID-19 and reach greater heights in 2021. Dan Lewkowicz is a seasoned real estate veteran with over 15 years of experience. He is Director of Investment Sales at Encore Real Estate Investment Services and specializes in shopping centers, medical office buildings, industrial fulfillment centers, quick service restaurants, and automotive repair and parts stores. He is an expert in industrial commercial real estate and multifamily, particularly the current economic undercurrents facing these asset classes in today’s post-COVID world.
40 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Ep 134: Taking The Leap To Commit Yourself to Real Estate
Transitioning into real estate can take many shapes and forms. Some dabble passively on the side while others prefer a more hands-on and active approach. Josephine Heron has done it all, and today, she joins us to talk about her experiences in multi-family. We kick off by finding out more about Josey’s background. She tells us how, after many years as an engineering consultant and Senior Reserve Officer for the US Coast Guard, she became burnt out and began looking for a new venture in life that could afford her more time with her family. Josey walks us through the initial stages of her real estate journey, detailing her varied experiences.
39 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Ep 133: What it Takes to Become An Active Investor with Seth Bradley
Making a break in the real estate industry takes ingenuity, commitment, creativity, and a solid grasp of time management. Today we speak with industry expert Seth Bradley about his experiences transitioning from being an attorney to a real estate investor. After hearing about Seth’s humble beginnings, he shares a series of anecdotes about how he got into the law world. Seth goes on to explain how his experiences as a real estate lawyer gave him valuable industry insight. Seth built on his experiences in real estate, as he tells us about his gradual progression through fix-and-flips, buy-and-hold, wholesale, small multifamily, and small passive syndication.
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