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Your morning shot of what's new in the world of real estate investing. Daily real estate investment outlook from investor, syndicator, developer and author Victor Menasce.

Your morning shot of what's new in the world of real estate investing. Daily real estate investment outlook from investor, syndicator, developer and author Victor Menasce.
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Your morning shot of what's new in the world of real estate investing. Daily real estate investment outlook from investor, syndicator, developer and author Victor Menasce.

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Don't Be Creepy

9/19/2018
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This past weekend I was at a syndication conference in Dallas. I met one syndicator after another who were having trouble raising funds. After digging into it, I realized what the problem was. Far too many people have taken internet marketing courses. The approach you would use to sell baseball caps online are not appropriate for a $5M capital raise.

Duration:00:05:38

Hurricane Edition

9/18/2018
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The impact of Hurricane Florence on homeowners in the Carolinas is immense with over 250,000 homes suffering damage or flooding. Flooding is widespread as some areas experienced more than 30 inches of rain. Sadly, about 10% of homes were insured near the coast, and about 1-3% in inland areas. The insurance industry will come out of this storm with little in the way of claims compared with the actual damage.

Duration:00:04:56

You Can Fight City Hall

9/16/2018
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The City of West Hollywood has stopped one of the world's most iconic and revered real estate firms from operating medium term corporate housing in a new apartment building that they just acquired for $188M. The city's ruling stands in stark contrast to their own publicly stated regulations.

Duration:00:05:01

Special Guest, Ryan Wright

9/16/2018
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Ryan Wright is the founder and CEO of dohardmoney.com. They specialize in commercial asset based lending for real estate investors. In today's episode he is discussing their lending criteria, and how they decide which projects they undertake.

Duration:00:19:49

Special Guest Andy Tran

9/15/2018
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Our guest today specializes in designing and building secondary suites. These apartments can really make the difference between a home owner affording a home in an expensive area or not.

Duration:00:08:40

AMA - Where to Store Gold?

9/14/2018
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Adam from California asks a great question. What is your guidance for storing purchases of gold, silver and other precious metals? On today's show we talk about the different forms of precious metals investment and the benefits of one over the other.

Duration:00:05:28

10 Years After Lehman Brothers Collapse. Are we better off?

9/13/2018
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Most people know that Lehman brothers collapsed very quickly. But they don't really know why. Today, we unravel the sorted mystery and look for other places where similar conditions might exist in the banking world.

Duration:00:05:44

AMA - How Much Sleep Do You Get?

9/12/2018
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Nela from California asks a great question. "Famous entrepreneurs like Donald Trump and Elon Musk are said to sleep less than the recommended 8 hours per night. How many hours do you sleep each night?" A discussion about sleep is really a discussion about how to manage your life when you're awake.

Duration:00:05:17

Tools to Cool an Overheated Economy

9/11/2018
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Traditionally, central bankers have used higher interest rates as a tool to cool an economy when it becomes overheated. They're trying to engineer the so-called soft landing and prevent the deep recessions that are reactions to oversupply. But these are not the only tools at their disposal. Central Bankers can also use regulation to provide finer control over the economy. While I'm not a fan of regulation, the impacts can be more surgical than the broadly based sledgehammer of higher...

Duration:00:05:42

Timing The Market

9/10/2018
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On today's show we're talking about how to assess whether you're out of step with the market cycle. If you are, there's a right way and a wrong way to adjust and correct for the mistake. This is a very important episode. Don't miss it.

Duration:00:05:21

Special Guest, Charlie Cichetti

9/9/2018
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Charlie Cichetti is a world leading specialist in energy efficient building design. His consulting firm based in Atlanta Georgia works on some of the most notable marquis properties in the US. Our conversation today went deep into some of the reasons why designing energy efficient buildings is important, and in particular how to create buildings that take human health into account.

Duration:00:20:04

Special Guest, Richard C Wilson

9/8/2018
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Richard Wilson is the founder and CEO of the Family Office Club. They have 20 events each year and specialize in everything having to do with family offices. Listen to this very informative conversation about high net worth money management.

Duration:00:18:25

AMA - Pay Yourself First

9/7/2018
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Adam asks a great question My grandmother taught me about the “pay yourself first” philosophy. What are your thoughts on this approach to allotting money for investment purposes? This is such a great question. In truth, it doesn't really mean "pay yourself first". It means establishing your values and priorities and using that framework to make monetary decisions.

Duration:00:05:34

Interest Rates Hold Firm, Except in Argentina

9/6/2018
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The US Federal Reserve met in Jackson Hole Wyoming last week. At that meeting Fed chairman Powell said that they were going to keep rates low as long as possible. They were looking beyond inflation for signs of excess, and so far they can't find any. The Bank of Canada also announced yesterday that they were keeping their rate fixed at 1.5% while they wait to see how the renewed North American Free Trade Agreement talks play out. The result of the negotiation could impact inflation and the...

Duration:00:04:39

AMA - Is Wholesaling a Business or a Tool in the Toolbox

9/5/2018
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Adam asks whether Wholesaling can be a sustainable business, or whether it is simply a tool in the toolbox?

Duration:00:05:49

What is a Family Office, and Why Do They Exist?

9/4/2018
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Today's episode dives deep into why family offices exist and what problems they can solve for families with wealth. It may seem like the family is simply being lazy and they would rather enjoy their money than manage it. But that's not necessarily the case. Family offices serve a very important function in preserving intergenerational wealth.

Duration:00:05:23

Labor Day Edition - Who Are Your Advisors?

9/3/2018
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On today's show we're talking about how to get advice. There is no shortage of opinions. But are those opinions actually worth anything? What are those opinions based on?

Duration:00:05:19

Special Guest Scott Smith

9/2/2018
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Scott Smith is an asset protection attorney based in Austin Texas. He is a real estate investor and he also works with his clients to educate them on the types of structures that minimize risk from frivolous law suits. You can learn more from Scott at www.royallegalsolutions.com/espresso where he has put together a special offer for Real Estate Espresso podcast listeners.

Duration:00:21:30

Special Guests John Lee Dumas and Kate Erickson

9/1/2018
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John Lee Dumas and his partner Kate Erickson launched the Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast 5 years ago. More than 2,000 episodes later, and over 65 million downloads, he has one of the most successful business podcasts in existence. Today's episode is a glimpse of a mastermind call I had with John and Kate a few weeks ago. I believe it's vitally important to surround yourself with the very best people on the planet and learn from them. Enjoy....

Duration:00:12:18

Clean Tech and Commercial Buildings

8/31/2018
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Sometimes the best clean tech involves using less energy. On today's episode we examine 3 things that can save major expense in an office building.

Duration:00:05:33