Multifamily Investor Situation Room
Kyle Mitchell: Level Up With Asset Management

Kyle Mitchell: Level Up With Asset Management

August 31, 2020

Kyle Mitchell is a real estate entrepreneur that focuses on syndicating multifamily properties and currently has over $17 million in assets under management.  He is also the co-host of the weekly real estate podcast, Passive Income through Multifamily Real Estate.  His background in operations, management and logistics has given him insight into the importance of systems, and in our case, asset management.   You can have an outstanding deal in a great market, but still lose if you don’t manage the asset properly.  Join us in this episode as Kyle shares some tips on how you can level up your business with asset management.  Also, if you haven’t done so yet, make sure you get registered for the asset management summit Kyle is hosting.  You can go to AMSummit2020.com and register there.

Thomas Castelli: The Syndicating CPA

Thomas Castelli: The Syndicating CPA

August 28, 2020

Thomas Castelli is a CPA, a podcast co-host for The Real Estate CPA, and a multifamily real estate syndicator.  He completed his first syndication as a general partner of an 82-unit apartment community, and he has participated in many deals as a limited partner.  In this episode, he shares with us the thought process of a limited partner when looking at investing in other people’s deals.

Matthew I. Paletz: Navigating Market Uncertainty

Matthew I. Paletz: Navigating Market Uncertainty

August 26, 2020

Matthew I. Paletz is the Chief Executive Officer of Paletz Law, located in Troy, Michigan.  Matthew practices in the area of real estate litigation in Michigan and Ohio with an emphasis in landlord-tenant law, protecting the rights of creditors in bankruptcy and national fair housing defense of property owners. He also regularly presents training sessions for his clients on both legal best practices and the technology that is offered through PaletzTrack, the Firm’s mobile app that allows clients to monitor the status of their eviction cases online 24/7.   In this episode,  we discuss:

  • Ways the COVID-19 pandemic has affected his clients and how they operate.
  • How the pandemic may change how the legal system addresses landlord-tenant cases in the future.
  • Recommendations for communicating with tenants about rent collection during a time of uncertainty and more.
Shannon Robnett: Profitable Ground-Up Development

Shannon Robnett: Profitable Ground-Up Development

August 24, 2020

Shannon Robnett is a real estate developer, and CEO of Shannon Robnett Industries, and he has completed over $200 million in construction projects ranging from multifamily, office buildings, schools, industrial, mini-storage, and more.  Shannon sees tremendous value in development strategies versus value-add.  In this episode, he shares some snapshots of his 40 years in the real estate business, including how he works with city government and residents to determine the right product to develop, and how development makes even more sense especially when we are expecting little to no rent growth in the immediate future.

Dugan Kelley: The Legal Side of Real Estate Syndications

Dugan Kelley: The Legal Side of Real Estate Syndications

August 21, 2020

Dugan Kelley is co-founder of Kelley Clarke, PC, which is a boutique law firm with a national presence.  He chairs the firm’s securities and real estate practice group, where he focuses on assisting clients of multifamily, commercial, and residential acquisitions and sales.  He has structured acquisitions in excess of $2 billion.  With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Kelley helps us understand some of the important legal aspects of both the real estate transactional and securities sides.

Disclaimer:  This content is for educational purposes only and should not be taken as direct legal advice.  Consult with an attorney for your specific situation.

George O’Brien III: Finding Success in Tertiary Markets

George O’Brien III: Finding Success in Tertiary Markets

August 19, 2020

In our industry, we are typically told to stick with larger MSA’s that have a minimum population of one or two hundred thousand, has had consistent growth in population, income, and jobs over the past ten or more years, consistent rent growth and more.   The challenge is there are so many investors throwing money into those markets that cap rates have compressed to a point where it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make the numbers work.  Why not consider a path less traveled by the masses?  This is exactly what George O’Brien did when he began investing just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  While the surrounding area may not be one of the first places that comes to most people’s mind as an ideal place to build wealth in real estate investing, George has found tremendous success, including developing consistent deal flow, hitting double-digit cash-on-cash returns, and achieving support of community banks willing to bank roll his investments.  You may not have massive appreciation at the end of the holding period in these markets, but you can receive solid cash flow.

San Eng: The Savviest Investors Hold on to Their Winners

San Eng: The Savviest Investors Hold on to Their Winners

August 17, 2020

San Eng is an international investorpreneur that has an institutional investment background in venture capital, private equity, and family offices.  In his early days as an entrepreneur, he raised over $100m, and he has deployed more than $500m in capital as an investor.  Many of us out there working on syndicating real estate investments typically focus on attracting HNW individuals, which could be either accredited or sophisticated investors.  There aren’t many people in our space that raise capital from institutional investors.  I have found those individuals that are able to raise institutional money, tend to grow much faster.  While our entire conversation is not solely focused on real estate investing, there are some important parallels you can grab onto and apply them to your business.  One of those key points that stood out is the timing of the exit.  When is the right time to exit?  Join me as we step into the mindset of an institutional investor.

Cody Laughlin: Constant Engagement Changes Your Mindset

Cody Laughlin: Constant Engagement Changes Your Mindset

August 14, 2020

Cody Laughlin is just like many of us out there that grew up in a household that stressed the importance of education and its relevance to earnings power.  In 2008, after seeing first-hand how people he knew having worked for 30-40 years were unable to retire because their retirement funds were wiped away, he knew there was something wrong with the narrative society had framed over the years.  After becoming an accidental landlord, and succumbing to the “shiny object syndrome” a few times, he circled back and returned to real estate investing.  Now he is transitioning into the multifamily space, where he attempted his first raise for a deal last year.  Find out how Cody changed his mind set and how you too can do the same if you are willing to learn and grow.

Venkat Avasarala: Scaling to 3,000 Units after Just Getting Started

Venkat Avasarala: Scaling to 3,000 Units after Just Getting Started

August 12, 2020

After acquiring 20 rental properties, Venkat sought to quickly scale up his portfolio with multifamily syndication.  Even though he had a lot of success in the single-family space, it was challenging for him to convince brokers in his target market to give him and his partner a chance at some apartment communities that were on the market.  They shifted strategy and a few months later, took down their first 100 units, and 120 units immediately following their first deal.  In this episode, Venkat shares with us tips on how new syndicators can get started and have brokers take them seriously. He also shares with us his reasoning behind vertically integrating his company and why you should consider it as well.

Joseph Bramante: 26-Unit Deal Nightmare Turned Success with Ingenuity

Joseph Bramante: 26-Unit Deal Nightmare Turned Success with Ingenuity

August 10, 2020

Joseph Bramante decided that if he were going to invest in real estate, he was going to go big or go home.  People he knew were buying up single-family properties at rock-bottom prices and he wanted in on the action.  The only thing was he wanted to buy 80 properties at once rather than buying one property at a time.  After running into repeated roadblocks with lenders, there was one lender that suggested he simply by a multifamily apartment community instead.  He purchased a 26-unit property, sight unseen, that seemed as though it was a home-run, or so he thought.  Today, Joseph is the CEO of TriArc Real Estate Partners based in Houston, Texas where he is leading the company’s development and strategy for creating long-term investor value as they seek to acquire over 20,000 units in the next ten years.

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