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Is your financial advisor really looking out for you?

Many investors question whether their FA has their best interests at heart. But seeking out alternative investments on your own can be scary, especially if the stock market is all you’ve ever known.

So, what can you do to learn more about alternative investments like self-storage, cryptocurrency, ATMs or real estate? And can you achieve financial freedom in just a few years as a passive investor?

Spencer Hilligoss is a former technology executive with a 13-year track record building high performing teams across five companies. He and his wife, Jennifer, achieved financial freedom through passive investing in multifamily and other alternative asset classes.

Today, Spencer serves as Cofounder and CEO of Madison Investing, a platform that helps busy professionals generate passive income through vetted real estate investments.

On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Spencer joins Garrett and me to explain how he educated himself around alternative investments like mobile home parks, data centers and multifamily syndications.

Spencer discusses the framework he and Jennifer created to make good investment decisions, describing what they look for in a deal and how they vet an operator.

Listen in for Spencer’s insight on breaking into a new asset class and find out where he sees opportunities for investors in 2023 and beyond!

Key Takeaways

How Spencer got into passive investing in real estate

What inspired Spencer’s shift to multifamily syndications

How Spencer overcame fears re: alternative investments

5 things Spencer and his wife look for in an operator

  1. Track record (including failure response)
  2. Approach
  3. Team
  4. Communication
  5. Values

Spencer’s process for vetting multifamily operators

Some of the alternative investments Spencer has explored

Spencer’s insight on the pros and cons of turnkey rentals

Spencer’s process for breaking into a new asset class

Spencer’s advice for aspiring passive investors

Where Spencer sees opportunities for investors in 2023

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Podcast Show Notes


Spencer on Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing EP186

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