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Most aspiring real estate investors struggle with fear.

But the ones who become successful GPs work through their fears with practice.

Mai Duong is Harvard-educated CPA with 25 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting.

She is also on the Executive Team at Sunbelt Equity Group, where she has amassed a portfolio of 192 multifamily units with more closings to come.

On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Mai joins me to explain what she learned as an LP that helped her become a successful active investor.

Mai describes how she dealt with fears around talking to brokers and raising capital with preparation, challenging us to practice underwriting lots of deals and asking questions in a ‘throwaway market.’

Listen in to understand how Mai’s team is finding deals right now and learn how to adjust your underwriting to overcome your fears and invest with confidence!

Key Takeaways

How Mai got interested in multifamily as an alternative investment

What the passive investors need to know about underwriting deals

How Mai’s role as an LP was a stepping stone to becoming a GP

The many roles Mai has taken on as the GP in a multifamily deal

Mai’s advice on getting brokers to take you seriously early on

How Mai thinks about raising capital for a multifamily deal

How to convince experienced investors to partner with you

How Mai’s team is getting deals done right now

How Mai has adjusted her underwriting in the last 5 years

  1. Interest rates
  2. Insurance quotes
  3. Property tax
  4. Operating reserves
  5. Detailed renovation budget
  6. Negative rent growth projections

The biggest challenge Mai is facing as a GP right now

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