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CTW 041: Josh Benporat and Sam Herskovits - Defining the Role of the Title Company

Josh Benporat is Associate VP of Business Development at Madison Title Agency and is based out of Houston Texas. With a background in wholesale and general sales, Josh eventually found himself pursuing a legal degree. After becoming an attorney he focused his skills in commercial real estate, something that has always been a passion of his. Combining his past business experience with his legal expertise, Josh found the title world of real estate to be a perfect fit. Samuel Herskovits is the...


CTW 040: Gene Trowbridge - Guidance on Regulations and the Legal Side of Investing with Partners

Gene Trowbridge is a California licensed attorney, real estate broker and author. He is the founding partner of the Corporate Securities law firm of Trowbridge Sidoti LLP. Prior to becoming an Attorney, he was a real estate syndicator. He developed numerous mini-storage facilities using money from private investors. In addition to his law practice, Gene is a pre-eminent educator in the world of real estate and syndication. Gene has served as a senior CCIM instructor for a number of years and...


CTW 040: Garrett Sutton - The Importance of Protecting Your Assets in the Right Way

Garrett Sutton is a corporate attorney, asset protection expert and best selling author who has sold more than 900,000 books to guide entrepreneurs and investors. For more than 30 years, Garrett Sutton has run his practice assisting entrepreneurs and real estate investors in protecting their assets and maximizing their financial goals through sound management and asset protection strategies. Garrett also serves as a member of the elite group of “Rich Dad Advisors” for bestselling author...


CTW 038: Devin Elder - The Perfect Balance of Education and Action in Real Estate Investing

Devin Elder is a San Antonio, Texas, native & Real Estate Entrepreneur. After graduating with a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio, he worked for Rackspace, Acelity, and a handful of other small tech companies in Sales, Management, and Operations roles before founding DJE Texas Management Group and transitioning full time to Real Estate entrepreneurship. Today, Devin Elder is a principal in a number of Real Estate investment companies and owns a...


CTW 037: Desire to Inspire Friday - Sharing a Small Victory

On today's Desire to Inspire Friday episode I want to share with you a small victory. We just completed the sale of a 32 unit property we owned. This property provided us with just under a 400% overall return in just 18 months. Yes, you read that right. This property was a great value add opportunity that was acquired via direct mail. We were able to drastically increase the NOI and still leave enough meat on the bone for the buyer. If you are looking to target properties in the 'under...


CTW 036: Richard Goldthwait - Maximizing Your Time and Effort as a Real Estate Investor

Richard Goldthwait is a Managing Director at Hilco Real Estate, responsible for the origination of new real estate brokerage and disposition advisory opportunities. Richard works with institutional clients, special servicers, and private owners to facilitate the strategic dispose of commercial real estate assets including, industrial, multifamily, self-storage, office, hospitality, and retail. Some of the topics discussed: Richard’s introduction to real estateBeing proactive in finding...


CTW 035: Reminder Episode - Desire to Inspire Friday

Today's Desire to Inspire Friday's episode is meant to serve you all as a quick reminder NOT to procrastinate. If you have a phone call to make, email/ text to send out or meeting to set up, as soon as this episode is over get to it. Keep taking action to get you towards your goals. If we are able to get one of you to take action, even small action steps, this will be a win as these small ones always lead to BIG action steps! Thank for listening to today's episode. If you enjoy our...


CTW 034: Eric Barvin - Self-Investing in Properties to Create Value and Give Your Investors Confidence

Eric is the president and CEO of the Barvin group where he is responsible for the planning, operations, financial activities and investment decisions. His real estate background includes the acquisition, renovation, asset management, and disposition of multifamily properties across Texas valued at over $300 million. He graduated with a degree in economics and international studies from Emory University. After losing his first job just nine short months after being hired, Eric began his...


CTW 033: 5 Key Tips From Previous Guests - Desire to Inspire Friday

It is Desire to Inspire Friday! Today on the show we discuss some key tips and strategies from previous recent guests. Each interview provides much more than just these tips we are sharing just a tip or two from each one. We hope you will find value in these quick tips! Please leave us a 5 rating and review on iTunes and we will be giving you a shout out on the coming episodes! Don't forget to join our Facebook Group here!


CTW 032: Kenny Wolfe - Retail and Multifamily Investing For High Returns

Kenny Wolfe got his start as an entrepreneur by acquiring a tanning salon but he quickly realized he was spending too much time on the day to day operations and learned that if he wanted to go bigger he had to work "on" his business and not "in" his business. He looked towards real estate and started by investing passively in a couple deals. After those couple deals, he syndicated his first multifamily property, a property he still controls today. Now he's been involved in over 2,300...


CTW 031: Tom and Tim Black - Helping Professionals Create Passive Income

On today's show we bring you Tom and Tim Black, brothers and founders of Napali Capital, a private equity investment firm. Based out of Dallas/ Fort Worth, Tom and Tim currently control over 1,000 multifamily units worth over $75M. After serving our country in several branches of the military, Tom studied to become an emergency physician and after many years of hard work in the medical field he looked to real estate as a way to create passive income for his family. He got his start with...


CTW 030: Albert Berriz - Controlling Over $4.6 Billion in Multifamily and Commercial Real Estate

Albert immigrated to the United States from Cuba in 1959, when he ended up in Miami and later attended the University of Miami. He received his MBA from Northwestern University in Illinois. In 1968 he founded his company McKinley Inc. and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. McKinley currently controls over 17,000 units and has over 30 million square feet of commercial real estate under management spread over 16 states. The McKinley portfolio of multifamily and commercial real estate is...


CTW 029: Paul Moore - Finding Your Perfect Investing Strategy

After being successful with several businesses as an entrepreneur, Paul Moore decided to give real estate a try and he started his journey flipping homes and 25 high end water front lots and also rehabbing and renting rental homes. He later got into home development and started 2 online real estate marketing firms. This success also helped him to be on HGTV's House Hunters. Paul discusses the many ways he was successful in real estate including hotel development, multifamily investing,...


CTW 028: David Thompson - The Power of Raising Capital

David Thompson is today's guest. He has experience in raising over $20M worth of equity for several large multifamily deals over the last couple years. He has recently even raised $4M in 48 hours. In this episode, we dive into the benefits of raising capital, what to look for when vetting a sponsor to work with not only as an investor/ limited partner but also as an equity (capital raiser) general partner. David discusses some of the mistakes he has learned over the years including how...


CTW 027: Anton Mattli - Multifamily Financing Programs

Anton Mattli is a senior director of debt and structure finance with Greysteel. He has an extensive experience including over 20 years of investment banking, private equity, and commercial real estate. He has held high level positions at investment firms throughout the world such as Tokyo, Hong Kong, Zunich, and New York. His current focus involves advising high net worth individuals, family offices, and private investment funds and acquisitions on commercial and multifamily investments...


CTW 026: Jerry Fink - Monumental Success with the Bascom Group

Today's interview will either get you pumped and motivate you to take more action or it'll make you feel like you haven't accomplished much in your investing journey! Hopefully it pumps you up! We interview Jerry Fink, co-founder of the Bascom Group, a multifamily investment firm founded in 1996 that specializes in value added multifamily and commercial real estate related investments. Since '96 Jerry and his company have completed over $15.2B in multifamily and commercial transactions,...


CTW 025: Matt Palmquist - How To Effectively Market Your Properties

Business is marketing, right? So how do you best and most effectively market your properties to maintain them at a high occupancy level? Which social media platforms are best to use and how many times should we post something onto those platforms? These are just a couple of the questions investors/ owners could benefit from. Today we interview Matt Palmquist, founder of 610 Marketing, who shares with us the best ways to market your properties in today's environment and social media...


CTW 024 - Dave Foster - How to Build Wealth Using the Power of the 1031 Exchange

Dave Foster has over 20 years experience in all phases of real estate investing. He is also an accountant and has a Master's degree in Management and has taught several certified classes throughout the country on basic and advanced 1031 strategies. Dave has a passion for helping people maximize their potential return by rolling all their gain AND taxes into their next real estate investment. It allows them to buy larger and larger properties in a faster time period, all while deferring...


CTW 023: Steve Rozenberg - How to build a Property Management Empire

Steve Rozenberg is today's guest. He's the co-founder of Empire Industries, a property management and real estate services company based in Houston, Tx. Steve was (and still is) an airline pilot during the 9/11 crisis, a time when with the swipe of a pen, businesses were going bankrupt and people were losing their jobs, including airline pilots. It was during this time that he realized he needed to find another way to create a form of passive income. He began buying single family homes...


CTW 022: Desire to Inspire Friday - 5 Habits of Successful RE Entrepreneurs

It's time for Desire to Inspire Friday! Today we discuss 5 habits of highly successful entrepreneurs. Implementing these habits will surely help you become more successful in your business and life. Have a Master PlanBe ProactiveKeep Networking and Building your TeamBe Conservative with your UnderwritingNever Stop Learning Please don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and join our new Facebook Group! To learn more about me and get more information on multifamily investing please visit...