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I talk a lot about multifamily real estate investing - but I haven't really gotten into how I got here! My journey to multifamily was not nearly as direct of a path as some of my students are taking, where they are quitting their job within one year of getting...
The benefit of higher annual returns drives a lot of people to repurpose their IRAs for multifamily real estate investment. But there’s a catch. The UBIT, or Unrelated Business Income Tax, means you could be taxed inside your IRA. It’s a real doozy!
Think you need to be a Lone Wolf on your first multifamily deal? Brian Briscoe was looking at 6- and 8-unit properties until he realized he could go bigger, faster if he had help. And he was right. Today, Brian joins me to explain how he leveraged a joint venture partnership to accelerate his success!
Is it possible to use a retirement account to invest in a real estate syndication? The short answer is yes. But what qualifies? Today, we’ll answer that question and take a look at the pros and cons of this strategy.
So, you don’t have real estate investing experience. And you don’t have any resources of your own to invest. Today, Anthony Metzger joins me to explain how he partnered with Nighthawk Equity to close on his first deal, a 218-unit in Little Rock—without a track record and without using any of his own money!
Most of us dream of retirement because we’ll FINALLY have the time freedom to do things that interest us and spend time with the people we love. But what if you didn’t have to wait? Today, Travis Watts joins me to explain how he walked away from his W-2 via passive investing in multifamily syndications!
It’s that time of year again. Time to set goals for the year ahead and start working toward your dream of financial freedom with multifamily investing. Today, I’m sharing my top 6 tips for setting goals you CAN and WILL achieve, explaining how to avoid overwhelm, stay on track and absolutely crush it in 2020!
2019 was a really exciting year for me and I hope it was for you, too. If you’re like me, this is the season to reflect on the year that’s passed and to look forward to what’s ahead. I find myself thinking about the things that went well, and the things that maybe...
Should you self-manage your multifamily portfolio? Or is it better to outsource to a third-party? If you do choose to outsource, what should you look for in a property management team? Today, Tony LeBlanc joins me to describe the ideal investor-property manager relationship and offer ideas for driving additional revenue while decreasing expenses.
At Nighthawk Equity, we aim to generate consistent deal flow so that you can invest with us over and over, and over again. To do this, we must couple long-term investor relationships with consistent deal flow that delivers. Today, we are going to explore these 3 key factors that keep our pipeline full.
Are limiting beliefs stopping you from becoming a multifamily investor? When Sterling White got his start, he was crashing in a friend’s den. He had no money and zero credit. Today, he joins me to explain how he overcame a lack of capital and experience to build a portfolio of 587 single- and multifamily units!
How much of their own capital should a sponsor have in a multifamily investment deal? It’s a fair question, and one that investors may ask to gauge how vested their partners are in the deal. But the real question is this – how important is it for a sponsor to invest their own capital? And is it a deal breaker if they don’t?
If you want to raise money, I mean REALLY raise money, you need a thought leadership platform. Today, Josh Cantwell joins me to share his four steps to building an online community of investors and explain how he leverages digital marketing tactics to raise millions in capital for multifamily deals—in a matter of minutes!
Many active syndicators start out in the real estate game as passive investors. Passive investing is a great way to gain exposure to the real estate investment market, learn the industry, and get a sense for how the deals are really done.
How to calculate the value of a new investor to your business AND how to execute a marketing plan to attract and acquire multifamily investors.
Going through special ops training for the US military, Phil Capron noticed that the recruits who made it to the end weren’t necessarily the strongest or the fastest or the smartest. Today, Phil joins me to explain how the grit that made him successful in the armed forces informs his multifamily investing career.
Multifamily investing is a team sport. Sometimes, we can get so caught up in “the deal” that we forget that this business is really about people. I always encourage active investors to establish their team early on, before they even start to look for deals. For you, the passive investor, the key is to partner with an experienced operator or syndicator.
Why are there so few women playing in the multifamily space? And what can we do to encourage more women to become entrepreneurs and investors? Today, Olenka Cullinan joins me to discuss the limiting beliefs many women share and explain what she is doing to empower women to start or scale their businesses through #iStartFirst.
You’ve learned from my previous blog posts that the key to accessing off-market deals is to create relationships with brokers. If you have already started the process of building your team, contacting brokers using my suggested script, and building rapport with your new connections, you’re on the right track. But at this stage, you might also find that it’s still tough to access consistent deal flow for attractive properties. Here’s the deal. You’ve GOT to stand out from the other buyers on your broker’s list. How do you make yourself standout to land those coveted off-market deals? I’ve got some insider secrets that I’m excited to share with you today.
Do you have your money right? Or are you handing it over to Wall Street and hoping for the best? Today, Grant Cardone joins me to explain why the secret to true wealth is to STOP saving your money and START using it to invest in real assets—like multifamily real estate!
Raising capital for multifamily real estate deals strikes fear in the heart of many an aspiring syndicator. But what if you didn’t have to chase leads? What if you could simply ATTRACT high-net-worth investors? Today, Hunter Thompson joins me to explain how he built a thought leadership platform that nurtures prospects through consistent content creation.
It’s tough to find multifamily deals these days and when you do, the competition is fierce. Even if you do make a best and final, someone is always outbidding you or putting up part earner’s money. How do you compete with that?
You’ve probably heard the terms market appreciation and forced appreciation. Both sound similar, but they are two totally distinct terms. Let’s dive in and discuss the difference between the two and the factors that affect them.
W-2 employment gives us a sense of security. But what happens if you lose your job or can’t work due to illness or injury? Today, Spencer Hilligoss joins me to explain what inspired him to pursue passive income through multifamily and why passive investing in apartment buildings is more predictable than you think!
One of the most common questions my investors ask me is how cost segregation can impact passive real estate investors from a tax perspective, particularly in a multifamily syndication.
If you’re tired of brokers not returning your phone calls, or asking for “proof of funds” before they will send you their off-market listing, you’re not alone. When I first started calling brokers, I would say something like, “My name is Michael Blank. I’m a real...
Technology has succeeded in disrupting several industries. Think about Uber’s impact on taxis. Or how Airbnb changed hotels. These innovations work because they create a frictionless experience for consumers. Today, Patrick Antrim joins me to explain how multifamily investors can leverage tech to better the resident experience and compete in the market of the future!
It’s no secret that the demand for apartments in the USA, from both the consumer and investor perspective, is growing. It’s one of the reasons that I am so passionate about investing in the multifamily space. But have you ever wondered why the demand is so high and why it continues to grow?
A major challenge for investors in the multifamily space is access to consistent deal flow. While the internet makes it easy for us to search for available properties, smart investors know that properties posted online are there because no one else wanted them. Most...
So, you’re getting into the business of multifamily investing. Like it or not, you’re also getting into the business of marketing and promotions. Today, Kyle Wilson joins me to discuss his 18-year partnership with Jim Rohn and explain how to find your secret sauce, build a platform, and promote your real estate brand!