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Below is an archive of all of my apartment building investing videos.

Examining the North Carolina Markets

Examining the North Carolina Markets

As many of you know, Nighthawk Equity currently owns properties in five different markets spread across the southeastern United States, most particularly focusing in on Atlanta, Georgia, as well as Huntsville, Alabama. Today, David Meilan, Director of Investor...

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How to Build Your Network as a Young Investor

How to Build Your Network as a Young Investor

Cody Davis acquired a few million dollars worth of real estate before he was able to legally buy an alcoholic beverage. So we asked him to share some tips and strategies on how to build out your network, raise capital at a young age. Or even if you're not at a younger...

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How to Win Deals With Your Real Estate Reputation

How to Win Deals With Your Real Estate Reputation

  In multifamily, everything hinges on your relationship with brokers. How do you differentiate yourself from all of the other groups out there? Your reputation. What can you do to really enhance that reputation, stand out and have the best in the market? For us,...

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The Better Investment: Self Storage VS. Multifamily

The Better Investment: Self Storage VS. Multifamily

Is self-storage a good investment and is it as good as or better than multifamily? The short answer to the first part of that question is yes, but if you want the reasons for that, you’ll have to keep reading.   The second part of the question will be answered at...

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What is a 1031 and How Does it Affect Your Tax Liability?

What is a 1031 and How Does it Affect Your Tax Liability?

One of the most common questions we get on our investor intake calls is, “What is a 1031 exchange?" Today, David Meilan, Director of Investor Relations at Nighthawk Equity and Drew Kniffin, Nighthawk President, are going to break down this concept for us. Simply put,...

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College Vs. Multifamily

College Vs. Multifamily

Earlier on the blog, I touched on what I’m teaching my kids about building wealth so they can go on to be responsible, thoughtful and wise investors. Today, I wanted to take things a step further and speak directly with the younger generation. A lot of you have...

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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...

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Am I Too Young to Get Started in Multifamily Real Estate?

Am I Too Young to Get Started in Multifamily Real Estate?

I’ve shared before why I think multifamily real estate syndications are one of the best ways to build passive income today. One of the reasons it’s so great is because you can build an online platform to attract investors, like we teach in our Platform Builder...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Creative Ways to Structure Deals for Passive Investors

Creative Ways to Structure Deals for Passive Investors

If you're interested in investing passively in multifamily syndications, you might be curious as to how these deals are structured.  You may have heard the terms,  “straight equity” or “preferred”.  And you’re probably wondering about the trends and returns of these...

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It is a GREAT time to invest, but first make sure you do this…

It is a GREAT time to invest, but first make sure you do this…

If you’re a passive or active investor in multifamily, you might be wondering “is now a good time to invest in multifamily or should I wait?” My short answer is this: “It’s a GREAT time to invest” because of the amazing opportunities we’re seeing, but make sure you my...

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Deal Maker Live Virtual 2020! Roundup & Review

Deal Maker Live Virtual 2020! Roundup & Review

We did it! Deal Maker Live 2020 went from being a planned-in-person event to a full-on, 4 Day virtual live-stream event, and boy, did we have fun! Hats off to our incredible team who pulled all of this together and executed every detail with intention and...

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What is an Accredited vs Syndicated Investor?

What is an Accredited vs Syndicated Investor?

You’ve probably heard the terms “accredited investor” and “sophisticated investor” when researching investment opportunities, but do you know how these terms apply to the multifamily space? You might be surprised! In today’s video, we’ll talk about the reasons why...

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COVID Update – How the CARES Act has impacted 401(k) and IRAs

COVID Update – How the CARES Act has impacted 401(k) and IRAs

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress back in March when the pandemic was just starting to heat up. One aspect of the 800 page bill that investors need to understand is the impact to their retirement accounts. Specifically, you now have the ability to access (up to) $200,000 without penalty. Join me today with my guest, Damion Lupo, to learn how to maximize this unique opportunity.

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What Distinguishes Strong Operators From Weak Ones

What Distinguishes Strong Operators From Weak Ones

“When the tide goes out, you can see who’s been swimming naked.” – Warren Buffet. Wall Street’s been hit hard by the economic slowdown, but here’s the thing… Multifamily investing isn’t immune. While it’s still a great bet for passive investors, there’s a key element to consider: Which operators are swimming naked?

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How (and When) to Refinance a Multifamily Deal

How (and When) to Refinance a Multifamily Deal

When a multifamily property has peaked in value, and the rents have all been raised… How does an operator continue to increase investor returns? Answer: Refinancing! Join us in the video below where we answer your questions about refinancing multifamily syndications.

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Attention Owners – How to Protect Yourself from the Impact of Coronavirus

Attention Owners – How to Protect Yourself from the Impact of Coronavirus

If you own any kind of real estate, you’re probably pretty stressed right about now. You’re concerned about the effects of Covid on your tenants, and the implications it may have on you as the property owner. What if your tenants can’t pay? What if they won’t pay?? Can they sue you??? I’m going to answer these questions in the video below, so let’s get to it!

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Why You Should NOT Invest in Class A Multifamily Syndications

Why You Should NOT Invest in Class A Multifamily Syndications

Hey, everyone’s got an opinion, but some people are just WRONG.Especially when it comes to investing in Class A Multifamily. Trust me, you DON’T want to fall into that trap! Today, I’ll go into detail on why we avoid putting our investor’s money (and our own) into Class A Multifamily deals.

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As the World Closes, It's Time to Shift

As the World Closes, It's Time to Shift

In today’s video, we're going to talk about what to do as the world closes. It's time to shift! These are unprecedented and challenging times for sure. We're trying to figure out how bad it is going to get – what's the new normal? What should we do next? It is possible that it's also an opportunity for us.

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How to Analyze a Passive Investment Opportunity

How to Analyze a Passive Investment Opportunity

There is one common mistake I see investors make when evaluating multifamily opportunities: They pick a deal like they’re picking a stock. Now, it may seem wise to make investment choices based on historic and projected returns. And with the stock market, you can compare returns between stocks to help you make a decision.

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How to Overcome Fear – Even as Life is Turned Upside Down

How to Overcome Fear – Even as Life is Turned Upside Down

My hope for today’s video is that you can learn from my experience and can shorten your path to achieving peace and resilience through your spirituality. And if you’re already on that path, I invite you to join in the conversation in our group and Mastermind Community. Share with us your stories of success through surrender.

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What Happens When I Exit a Deal?

What Happens When I Exit a Deal?

When an investor hears the word “exit” they often equate it to the sale of a property. Assets are sold, profit is made, and taxes are paid. What if I told you there are ways to exit a deal that will give you a portion of your money back to reinvest, while deferring tax on your capital gains? Today, I’ll address the different options for exiting a deal and how you can determine what to do with your position in a deal that’s ending.

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Affirmations for Real Estate Investing

Affirmations for Real Estate Investing

I spent years in the restaurant industry running myself ragged just trying to make money. That was exactly where I went wrong. My WHY in that scenario was money. That alone is never enough. You have to know why you want the money, and then you need the tools and the language to help you stay focused on what your driving force is. And that’s exactly what we’ll be diving into in today’s video.

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How Passive is Passive Investing, Really?

How Passive is Passive Investing, Really?

I used to think there was such a thing as passive investing, but I no longer believe it exists. Rather, I don’t think that truly passive investing should exist. Today, we are going to talk about the activities that you should expect to carry out as a passive investor in multifamily real estate. Join us in the video or read on!

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My Top 4 Recommended Reads

My Top 4 Recommended Reads

Here's a peek at some of my most favorite books. These are the game-changers. The books that really made a difference for me in how I was operating in my life. No to mention how it helped me change how I approached goal setting and achieving.

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What's Your WHY for Financial Freedom?

What's Your WHY for Financial Freedom?

We know the important role that mindset plays in multifamily investing, but there’s something I believe is even more critical to success; FINDING your WHY. If mindset is the key, your WHY is the engine. Today, we are going to talk about the importance of finding your WHY, share examples of others that have found theirs, and end with a 3-step plan to create yours.

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Why the Coronavirus is Great for Multifamily Investing

Why the Coronavirus is Great for Multifamily Investing

I’m not as concerned about the actual HEALTH issues with the coronavirus. As of today, The number of deaths from the virus has reached 3,110 globally, but 56,000 people die of the flue each year. But I’m more concerned about the economic impact and a potential panic it could create in the market.

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How To Do Your First Deal in As Little as 90 Days

How To Do Your First Deal in As Little as 90 Days

How is it that some people can do their first apartment building deal in 90 days? Now, if you're curious about the answer, then stay tuned because I'm going to share with you what I call my freedom accelerator. How to get started with apartment building investing by leveraging your strengths and quitting your job sooner by essentially, partnering. If you want to find out how to do that, stick around.

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How To Do Your First Apartment Deal Without Your Own Money

How To Do Your First Apartment Deal Without Your Own Money

So here's the shocking truth about getting started with apartment buildings: you don't need to be rich. In fact, you don't even need hundreds of thousands of dollars to get started with apartment building investing, because you're going to raise it from private individuals. And here's the other truth: These individuals are going to be happy to hear from you!

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Tax Law Changes You Need to Know with Damion Lupo

Tax Law Changes You Need to Know with Damion Lupo

On January 1st, something incredible happened that you really need to know about. For the first time in 13 years, there’s been a major overhaul in the retirement tax code. With this new change, multifamily investors now have the ability to make an investment in 2020 that can relieve them of their taxable burden from 2019. Up to $57,000! Want to learn more? Tune in to the video!

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How To Do Your First Apartment Deal Without Experience

How To Do Your First Apartment Deal Without Experience

This might come as a surprise to you, but you don't need five to 10 years of single-family house investing experience to get started with apartment buildings. In fact, you can get started without any experience in real estate or otherwise at all. But how do you do this? How do you get brokers and investors to take you seriously?

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How Should I Allocate My Net Worth as a Passive Investor?

How Should I Allocate My Net Worth as a Passive Investor?

“Diversification” is a hot term in the investment world today, and for good reason. Passive investors have multiple options when it comes to where they can place their money. So, what’s the magic cocktail? What percentage of your net worth should be allocated to investing in multifamily syndications versus the stock market, or any other type of vehicle?

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How to Avoid UBIT Taxes Inside an IRA

How to Avoid UBIT Taxes Inside an IRA

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!

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My 2019 Year In Review

My 2019 Year In Review

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...

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How We Find Large Multifamily Deals

How We Find Large Multifamily Deals

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.

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How much capital should a sponsor have in a multifamily investment deal?

How much capital should a sponsor have in a multifamily investment deal?

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?

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