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CTW 063: Ali Boone - The Truth About Turn-Key Investing

Ali Boone is a real estate investor and lifestyle entrepreneur, and has literally defined non-conformity when it comes to her career. Ali left her corporate 9-to-5 job as an Aerospace Engineer, despite the “dream job” status that came with it, to start her real estate investing company, Hipster Investments. Hipster managed to facilitate over $18M in real estate investment transactions in it’s first five years of business. Ali’s primary focus in real estate, and with Hipster, revolves around...


CTW 062: Hurricane Michael and Multifamily

As real estate investors, we learn to be opportunistic. We look for distressed sellers in distressed situations. Why? Because we usually are able to get these properties for a discounted price. Divorce, death, partnership tensions, foreclosure, natural disaster etc. You name it, these are all opportunities. Speaking of natural disasters, opportunities will exist on the east coast due to Hurricane Michael. There are many apartments that got damaged but the biggest damage may be in the single...


CTW 061: Tim Bratz - An Innovative Take on Syndication and Deal Structuring

Tim began his career in the competitive New York City real estate market working as a broker leasing ground floor retail units. Here, he saw the true potential of real estate to transform lives. Although Tim was limited in means, he spent his time reading, attending workshops, and networking with accomplished entrepreneurs learning that being resourceful was the ultimate path to becoming successful. With this knowledge, Tim embarked on building his real estate company. Armed with his...


CTW 060: 5 Reasons Why Your Investment Can Fail

Sometimes we only hear how we can improve a property physically or operationally. While they are very important to know, we need to have an understanding why your investment can/ will fail if you don't properly address some key factors. Some of the most critical include: 1. Bad partnership or sponsorship team 2. Bad Market/ Demographics 3. Bad Property Management 4. Poor Underwriting 5. Being under-capitalized These are in no particular order but all are extremely important and it is...


CTW 059: Shakti and Sheetal C’Ganti - Digging Deep and Looking for Ways Investments Don’t Work

Since 2012, Shakti and Sheetal have acquired $30m+ in real estate assets through syndication and personal investments. They are the co-founders of Ashland Greene Capital Partners. Shakti and Sheetal embarked on their first real estate investment in 2010, a distressed condo in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Since then, they have gone on to purchase, renovate and manage several multi-family properties in Brooklyn’s “emerging” neighborhoods and achieved double-digit returns along the way. In the past...


CTW 058: 5 FREE Market Analysis Tools

Analyzing a market you are interested in is one of the most important tasks you'll do. In this episode I share 5 FREE powerful tools you can use for your market research. I have used all of these and can say they have been extremely helpful. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Bonus Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave me a 5 star rating and review!


CTW 057: Jacob Garza - The 3 Lens Approach to Property Investing

Jacob is the co-founder of REEP Equity, a vertically integrated multifamily investment firm that focuses on acquiring value-add assets in the San Antonio, Texas region. His company controls over 1,800 units valued at over $130M. Jacob focuses on developing and overseeing REEP’s growth strategy and takes a hands-on approach to manage the firm’s capital expenditures projects. His goal is to execute our value-add business plans and ultimately realize our investments to generate attractive...


CTW 056: Seven Levels Deep

If I asked you today "What is your WHY?", would you know the answer? Would you know your "True" WHY? Most wouldn't because their answers will come from their head. They will be automatic answers, "why's" that they've told themselves over and over again. But I bet these "why's" are not deep enough. In this episode I'm going to read part of a chapter of a book. That's right, I'm going to read to you. The strategy in this episode might be one of the most important things you've ever done. It...


CTW 055: Michael Blank - How You Can Get Started with Multifamily Investing

Are you stuck in the rat race and feel like you are struggling to get out of it? Today's guest helps people just like you to become financially free within 3-5 years. His name is Michael Blank and he's helped his students acquire over 1,600 units throughout the United States valued at over $55M. Best of all, he's helped many of them become financially free. In this episode we dive into a conversation with Michael on how you, too, can invest in multifamily and grow rapidly, all while...


CTW 054: Ty Crandall - Building Your Business Credit

Ty Crandall joins us today to discuss the importance and benefits of building your business credit. Much like consumer or personal credit, building business credit allows you to increase your score and credit limits. In this episode we discuss why Ty believes you should not use your consumer credit on your business expenses and how it can affect you if you default. We also discuss many more benefits such as huge credit limits which can be used like cash. Books covered: Perfect Credit:...


CTW 053: Why You Shouldn't be a Multifamily Syndicator/ Entrepreneur

When you think or say you want to be a "Real Estate Entrepreneur" or "Multifamily Syndicator" (since that's our focus on this show), it's natural to think you have to become active to be successful. What happens most of the time is we force our way into becoming that entrepreneur that we envisioned, even if it's not who we really are. The key word is "forced". The truth is most of us don't have the personality or skillset to become a successful real estate entrepreneur. Usually I tell you...


CTW 052: Mark Podolsky - Creating Passive Income through Land Investing

Mark Podolsky is today's guest whose focus is not in multifamily real estate investing but instead in land investing. Since he started investing in 2001, he has completed over 5,000 land deals. His deals have had an average return of 300% on cash flips and over 1,000% on deals he sells via terms such as seller financing. He is the host of a popular land investing show, The Land Geek Podcast. In this episode we will cover: Tools discussed: apier Books discussed: Never Lose a Customer...


CTW 051: Jimmy Edwards - Why Having a Strong Team is Crucial to Your Success

Jimmy is a graduate of Texas Tech University with BBA in Real Estate Finance. He started his career leasing apartments in college, and shortly after moved to Houston, TX to put his real estate license to work. Jimmy has always had a dream to be and expert resource for real estate knowledge and in 2006, he helped facilitate over $10 Million in transactions in one of Houston's Premier Luxury High Rise Living Communities. When the Market shifted in 2008, Jimmy moved to Dallas, TX and saw the...


CTW 050: Robert Kiyosaki - Kick A$$ or Get Your A$$ Kicked

Rich Dad Poor Dad. The #1 personal finance book ever sold. A book that that has positively impacted millions around the world. A book that has opened many eyes and opened possibilities for those of us who followed the traditional path of going to school, getting good grades, and getting a good job with good benefits. My guest today is Robert Kiyosaki. He is the author of over 26 books including The Cash Flow Quadrant, Second Chance, Why The Rich Get Richer, and he is the co-author alongside...


CTW 049: Brent Kawakami - Closing Deals Outside Your Comfort Zone

Brent is a Hawaii native and currently lives in Dallas, Tx. In 2012 he started investing in real estate with buying, rehabbing, and renting single-family homes in the Dallas, TX area and later sold these rentals to move into multifamily. He now has invested in 450 multifamily units throughout Texas, Georgia, and Ohio. Brent is received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Some of the topics discussed: Brent’s reason for moving into real estates,...


CTW 048: Don't Forget to Give During Your Journey

In this world it's natural and normal to want more out of life. It's ok to want more time to spend it the way we dreamed of, more money to buy the things we want, more friends to enjoy the good times, more results at the gym. These are all great to strive for and we all should aim for them if they are what we wish for. But before we're able to achieve our levels of success, we must be willing to give back first. That's just the way the world works. If you think of others first before you...


CTW 047: Matt Theriault - Achieving Financial Independence Through Real Estate

Matt Theriault is an entrepreneur, author, success coach, and host of Your Do Over, a weekly podcast inspiring “comeback” stories that teach people how to start over with ease, speed, and lasting success. Also the creator of the Epic Real Estate Investing podcast, Matt focuses on financial education, the importance of multiple streams of income, and teaching people how to create wealth through conventional and creative real estate investing. Having spent 15 years developing a successful...


CTW 046: Multifamily Markets Update

TEN-X Commercial is an online transaction and research platform and a recently published article by them provided us with 5 markets where we may consider buying and another 5 markets where we may consider selling. Reasons for buying were continued demand and increasing rents while the reasons for selling were increased vacancies and stagnant or flattening rents, and in some cases decreasing rents. If you are in the hunt for a strong market or would like to know which markets you should...


CTW 045: Kim Lisa Taylor - A Case Study in Real Estate Securities and Syndication Processes

Kim Lisa Taylor, Esq., is the founder of Syndication Attorneys PLLC, a boutique corporate securities law firm that helps clients nationwide with their federal real estate securities offerings. Kim and the other members of the Syndication Attorneys team focus on helping small business owners/developers structure and convey their investment opportunities in a way that will attract private investors, both domestic and foreign. Licensed as an attorney in California since 2002, Kim has made...


CTW 044: Importance of Building Solid Relationships with Deal Sponsors

In the world of business we know that solid relationships are important and many times, the key to being more successful. This is especially true in real estate. In the world of syndication, the lead sponsor/ operator must build those solid relationships with brokers (to find solid deals), with passive investors (to raise capital), with property managers, lenders, etc. But what if I told you it was just as important for the passive investors to build and sustain good relationships with...