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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.




Profitability is a Decision

Today and tomorrow are a two for one AMA episode. That is Ask me anything. I love to answer your questions, if you have a question, send it in, I’ll answer it live on the air. David from Pittsburgh has a great two-part question. His question is about the number of crowd funding startups that have launched in recent years. On tomorrow’s show, I’ll answer David’s main question. On today’s show we’re going to take a look at Crowdfunding startup RealtyShare, which announced that they were...



I’m coming to you live from Miami Florida. This week I’m at The Family Office Club Super Summit, which attracts some of the most accomplished private wealth managers in the industry. We spent several days in a large conference setting and in one on one conversation with people who manage the investments for some of the world’s most affluent. These folks have the task of making sure the money of the ultra-wealthy is put to work in a safe and responsible way. Attendees at this conference...


Why The Yellow Vest Protests?

On today’s show I’m offering a perspective on the protests that we’re seeing playing out every weekend for the last several weeks in France. I managed a team of 110 employees in France for several years. In that time, I developed an understanding of French culture. Generally speaking, the idea of protesting is deeply ingrained in the French culture. In an environment where it is very expensive to fire employees, the side effect is that it is very difficult to get hired. While the French are...


NYC Market Softens

Recorded on location in New York City. The latest market statistics from NYC indicate a market that has peaked about a year ago and is now firmly in a downturn. We’ve gone through several years of high demand and short supply. Developers have responded with the introduction of new product, aimed largely at the upper end of the market. There is ample evidence that developers having mis-read the market demand. There has been a ton of new construction in recent years in NY. Many of those new...


Earthquake! With Special Guest Keith Weinhold

Keith Weinhold is a repeat guest on the show. He's the host of the Get Rich Education podcast, and is a contributor on the Forbes Council for Real Estate. On today's show, he's giving a personal first hand account of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit his home town of Anchorage, Alaska.


Special Guest, Whitney Sewell

Whitney Sewell is the host of the Real Estate Syndication Show. He's a multi-family real estate investor who specializes in repositioning existing assets. Based in Northern Virginia, Whitney is part of a rare breed of folks who host a daily show. In this conversation we're talking about the opportunities that exist in the Dallas - Fort Worth market, as long as you have the right team.


Book of the Month - "Second Chance" by Robert Kiyosaki

Today is our monthly book of the month book review. Our book this month is Second Chance by Robert Kiyosaki. In order to be considered for book of the month, the book must meet a very simple criteria. It has to capable of changing you life, or your perspective on the world. Of course, whether it changes your life is up to you. You can consume the content, remark on how good it is and then continue your life without making any changes. In fact, that’s what most people do. If that’s what you...


Purchasing Real Estate Could Be A Felony?

More deal for a second headquarters in Long Island City, N.Y., has prompted NY State senator Michael Gianaris to draft legislation that would prohibit the buying or selling of real estate based on any nonpublic government action. The idea behind the legislation is the that the law would be similar to federal securities law that bars an individual from trading stock in a public company based on nonpublic information. Senator Michael Gianaris, a Democrat who represents Long Island City...


Partnership Troubles

Partnerships can be difficult. Today's episode tells the story of a very public breakup of two very experienced business people that culminated in a $700 million dollar lawsuit after four years of work, but before the project broke ground.


Taxes and The Flight of Capital

Some governments think that they can just increase taxes and more money will come flowing in. But when you have a situation where certain states and provinces have the need to raise more revenue, high net worth people can very easily relocate into a lower tax jurisdiction. This is particularly dangerous in places like California where the majority of the state income tax revenues are paid by only the top few percent income earners.


Resilience in The Face of Community Opposition

Today's episode is a story of overcoming adversity when your neighbors try to block your project from coming to fruition. These types of things happen in the real world and are difficult to anticipate. They're even more difficult to overcome at times and can result in costly delays. The key is in developing the relationships within the community to help you develop creative solutions.


Special Guest, Kathy Fettke

Today's conversation with Kathy Fettke is a first hand account of the evacuations from the wild fires in California. In this personal conversation, Kathy shares her perspective on what to do in an emergency.


Live From the Raising Money Summit

The Raising Money Summit held each year in Denver is one of the premier capital conferences in the nation. We had 22 speakers from all over the country speaking on various aspects of syndication. My talk focuses on the 5 fundamental principles of raising money.


Nomadic Worker Real Estate

On Today’s show we’re talking about a new type of nomadic worker. When we talk about nomadic workers, it conjures up an image of a hipster twenty something in shorts and a T-shirt drinking a cappuccino from an Internet café in Fiji. They are living the lifestyle. I am not talking about these people. There's entirely another type of nomadic worker focused on the construction industry. These people travel around the country and work on major construction projects. Some of them specialize in...


Tip The Scale In Your Favour

If you’ve been a long-time listener to the show, you’ll know that I’m a big believer in the law of supply and demand. It’s one of those fundamental rules that you ignore at your peril. Like any market, hotel room prices, and short term rental revenue comes down to supply and demand. In markets where there is nothing to constrain supply, the incentive exists for more and more property owners to remove properties from long term rental inventory and maximize revenue through higher nightly short...


The Residential Slowdown Is Here!

The residential market slowdown is here, and the signs are everywhere. Nowhere is this more evident than in the hottest markets in the country. We’re seeing the slowdown at the top end of the market, where the days on market have grown significantly, and price concessions are the new normal. What a difference a few months and a slightly higher interest rate can make. So many investors I know have focused on flipping houses. Let’s look at what the data is showing. When you look at the market...


What is Value?

On today’s show, we’re talking about the notion of value. The market definition is that value is what people are willing to pay. But that’s too simplistic. As investors we seek to make investment decisions that are on the right side of history. Buy low, sell high is at the foundation. So then the right question is what is the intrinsic value of an asset? In a world of falling asset values, it’s hard to make sense of any investment strategy, if you adopt short term thinking. But if you step...


Monopoly for Millennials

Hasbro has introduced a new Monopoly game this year "Monopoly for Millennials". In this game, instead of collecting cash, the winner who collects the most experiences wins the game. Whether it's a night on a friend's couch, the hottest restaurant or the weeklong meditation retreat, experiences are valued more than assets. The idea is to instead of getting out of the rate race, take a break from the rat race and pretend it doesn't exist for a while. That's one of the most dangerous ideas of...


George Ross on Amazon Announcement

George Ross was executive Vice President of the Trump Organization where he was Donald’s right hand man for 37 years. To be clear, I'm not a Donald Trump supporter. I value the wisdom and insight from George who has been at the top of the industry for 60 years. He taught at the law school at NYU for 20 years. The author of two best selling books on real estate and negotiation. George Ross is a frequent guest on the show. Earlier this week we reported on the Amazon announcements in Washington...


Special Guest, Chris Martenson

Chris is a former corporate executive who uncovered a number of inconvenient truths about our economy, our energy policy, and our exploitation of the environment. This was the genesis of Peak Prosperity and a new way of life, based on a deeper understanding of the science behind the systems that power our society. Chris is not a fringe futurist, despite the fact that his message is unpopular with mainstream economists. Once you've understood the mathematical relationships between elements of...