Passive investing resources

Here are my best resources to help you make better (passive) investment decisions.

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Winchester Apartments Due Diligence

Winchester Apartments Due Diligence

  The Winchester is our latest property and I wanted to give you an idea of what we found during our due diligence visit. If you look at the Winchester online, you’ll see the photos are attractive. It’s not quite as attractive in person, but the property is...

MB 269: Repositioning Hotels as Multifamily Assets – With Serge Shukhat

MB 269: Repositioning Hotels as Multifamily Assets – With Serge Shukhat

COVID decimated the hotel industry, bringing property values down significantly. And now, savvy real estate investors are buying distressed hotels on the cheap and converting them into multifamily properties. Today, Serge Shukhat shares his innovative approach to repositioning hotels as apartment buildings, describing the benefits and barriers to entry of this nontraditional multifamily play!

MB 268: The 6 Seismic Shifts to Become a Successful Investor

MB 268: The 6 Seismic Shifts to Become a Successful Investor

I used to dismiss mindset as the key to success. But I’ve since come to understand that until you get your head straight, you won’t take action. Today, I’m walking you through the 6 seismic shifts you need to become a successful multifamily investor and achieve financial freedom with real estate!

MB 267: The 5 Success Principles of Top Real Estate Investors– With Steven Pesavento

MB 267: The 5 Success Principles of Top Real Estate Investors– With Steven Pesavento

After interviewing 100 of the top real estate investors, Steven Pesavento realized that mindset really is the foundation of investing success. So, how do the most successful investors and entrepreneurs think differently? Today, Steven shares his 5 universal success principles and explains how to apply these fundamentals to your investing efforts in the real world!

MB 266: The 10 Commandments of Lifestyle Investing – With Justin Donald

MB 266: The 10 Commandments of Lifestyle Investing – With Justin Donald

A lifestyle investor doesn’t trade time for money. We buy low-risk, cashflowing assets to replace our W-2 income and build a life around what matters most. Today, Justin Donald shares his 10 commandments of lifestyle investing, explaining how to leverage real estate to achieve financial freedom and pursue a purposeful, inspiring life!

MB 264: Faith, Family & Multifamily Investing – With Lee Yoder

MB 264: Faith, Family & Multifamily Investing – With Lee Yoder

You take that promotion at work because you want to provide better for your family. But then you’re working MORE hours and seeing even LESS of the people you love. Today, Lee Yoder explains how he leveraged multifamily real estate investing to quit his job and spend more time on his faith and family!

MB 263: The Curious Law of the First Deal + Why Get Certified

MB 263: The Curious Law of the First Deal + Why Get Certified

Over and over again, I’ve observed that once an investor closes on their first multifamily deal, they achieve financial freedom and quit their job very quickly—and with little effort! Today, I discuss the curious Law of the First Deal and explain how our Deal Maker Certification gets you ‘deal ready’ in 90 days.

Why Should I Invest in Real Estate vs. The Stock Market?

Why Should I Invest in Real Estate vs. The Stock Market?

“Why should I invest in real estate versus the stock market?” This is a question our Director of investor relations, David Milan, gets a lot. In these volatile times, investors are looking to potentially move their money from the stock market to real estate, and once...

Terms You Need to Know For Passive Real Estate Investing

Terms You Need to Know For Passive Real Estate Investing

The world of real estate can be a confusing place. No matter where you are on your passive real estate journey, you need to understand the meaning behind a few essential terms we use in our day-to-day. General and Limited Partners For starters, in syndication there...

Getting Into Passive Investing Deals

Getting Into Passive Investing Deals

One of the questions David Meilan, the Director of Investor Relations here at Nighthawk Equity, gets asked on a daily basis is... What can passive investors do to best position themselves to participate in our syndication opportunities? This is such a great question...

MB 258: The Gifting System That Generates a 10X Return – With John Ruhlin

MB 258: The Gifting System That Generates a 10X Return – With John Ruhlin

Without the high-net-worth individuals who put money in our deals, we wouldn’t have a syndication business. And yet, most of us are terrible at showing our appreciation to the passive investors we work with. Today, John Ruhlin introduces us to the gift-giving system that earns a 10X return on investment!

5 Reasons Single Family Investors are Turning to Multifamily

5 Reasons Single Family Investors are Turning to Multifamily

You may have seen a recent article in the New York Times about how investors are moving away from single family homes toward multifamily. Why is that? If you’re new to real estate investing, should you skip the traditional step of starting with a single family...

The Pros and Cons of Real Estate Syndications

The Pros and Cons of Real Estate Syndications

They say there are two sides to every coin. How does this apply to real estate syndications? Well, did you know that one of the most famous buildings in the United States, the Empire State Building, was purchased through a real estate syndication? That's right. It was...

MB 255: Opportunities in Oil for Passive Investors – With Bob Burr

MB 255: Opportunities in Oil for Passive Investors – With Bob Burr

As a passive investors, we understand the importance of building a diverse portfolio. And while multifamily is the best investment on the planet, it doesn’t hurt to explore our options, especially when BIG opportunities present themselves. Today, Bob Burr discusses the current opportunities to invest in cashflowing, value-add oil projects that are likely to succeed!

MB 254: A Hands-On Approach to Asset Management – With Daniel Simpson

MB 254: A Hands-On Approach to Asset Management – With Daniel Simpson

In real estate school, we’re taught that the money is made when you buy. But that just isn’t true for apartment buildings, where the money is made in the execution! Today, Daniel Simpson explains how an asset manager guides the property management team in following through on ownership’s plan to increase revenue and reduce expenses.

The Basics of Real Estate Syndications

The Basics of Real Estate Syndications

Real Estate syndications are one of the most attractive alternative investments available to passive investors today. Why? And how do you go about getting started? Maybe you've heard about the awesome benefits of real estate syndications, but you're a little unclear...

4 Ways to Make Millions with Real Estate Investing

4 Ways to Make Millions with Real Estate Investing

What if you knew that you could get an eight to 10% cash on cash return, and an average annual compounded return of 15%? If you're not currently investing in real estate, what are you waiting for? For decades, real estate has proven to be one of the best ways for...

5 Mistakes Newbie Multifamily Investors Make

5 Mistakes Newbie Multifamily Investors Make

You've probably heard about the benefits of multifamily investing. Maybe you have family, friends, or co-workers who have had great success in multifamily investing. Maybe you heard a podcast or read a book, and decided you wanted a piece of the multifamily pie. ...

MB 250: The Best of 2020 on Apartment Building Investing

MB 250: The Best of 2020 on Apartment Building Investing

Multifamily is recession-proof, and 2020 gave us a chance to prove it. Today, I’m sharing the Best of 2020 on Apartment Building Investing, revisiting conversations with Russell Gray, Brandon Turner, Gino Wickman, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, Drew Kniffin, Drew Whitson and Garrett Lynch on entrepreneurship, marketing to investors and protecting your wealth in a crisis!

Meet The Nighthawk Equity Team

Meet The Nighthawk Equity Team

Our mission with Nighthawk Equity is helping passive investors become financially free by providing high-quality investment opportunities that generate passive income and long-term wealth. If you’re a sophisticated or accredited investor with at least $75,000 to invest in a multifamily syndication, then I invite you to join our Nighthawk Investor Club. And if you're not quite ready to dive in just yet, click the button below to download The Complete Guide to Real Estate Syndications for Passive Investors to get started! 

MB 245: Bring in 1031 Exchange Investors with the DST – With Paul Moore

MB 245: Bring in 1031 Exchange Investors with the DST – With Paul Moore

As syndicators, we’d love to work with 1031 exchange investors more often. But the rules make it really, really difficult! It means taking on co-owners and big bucks in legal fees. Today, Paul Moore introduces us to the Delaware Statutory Trust, a tax-deferred strategy that allows 1031 investors to invest passively in syndication deals!

MB 244: 2020 Year in Review & 2021 Forecast

MB 244: 2020 Year in Review & 2021 Forecast

Despite the chaos and uncertainty of 2020, we have a lot to be grateful for here at The Michael Blank organization. Today, I’m reflecting on our key accomplishments and top lessons learned in the last 12 months and sharing our plans for the next year based on the market outlook for multifamily in 2021!

MB 233: From Trading Time for Money to Financial Freedom– With Dave Seymour

MB 233: From Trading Time for Money to Financial Freedom– With Dave Seymour

Trading time for money has a ceiling. There are only so many hours in the day, and eventually, we run out. Today, Dave Seymour joins me to explain how he went from working 120 hours a week as a firefighter to starring in Flipping Boston on A&E, leveraging multifamily real estate to achieve financial freedom.

MB 230: Don’t Wait for a Crisis to Get Your Priorities Straight!

MB 230: Don’t Wait for a Crisis to Get Your Priorities Straight!

If you knew you only had six months to live, what would you do differently? Who would you spend time with? How would you spend your days? Today, I’m describing the recent health crisis that forced me to rethink my priorities and reaffirmed my mission to help people achieve financial freedom with multifamily investing!

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