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Are you a real estate investor in Chicago or someone looking to invest in the Chicagoland Market? If so, this podcast is for you! We break down the neighborhoods, different sides of the city, and surrounding suburbs so you can understand the uniqueness of investing in Chicago real estate. The hosts and guests are Chicago investors and Property Managers who are making it happen in and around the Windy City. We share information, winning strategies, obstacles, success stories, and most importantly, lessons learned. If you are looking for ground level information and want to learn what has worked and not worked in Chicago, you are in the right place.

Are you a real estate investor in Chicago or someone looking to invest in the Chicagoland Market? If so, this podcast is for you! We break down the neighborhoods, different sides of the city, and surrounding suburbs so you can understand the uniqueness of investing in Chicago real estate. The hosts and guests are Chicago investors and Property Managers who are making it happen in and around the Windy City. We share information, winning strategies, obstacles, success stories, and most importantly, lessons learned. If you are looking for ground level information and want to learn what has worked and not worked in Chicago, you are in the right place.

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United States

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Are you a real estate investor in Chicago or someone looking to invest in the Chicagoland Market? If so, this podcast is for you! We break down the neighborhoods, different sides of the city, and surrounding suburbs so you can understand the uniqueness of investing in Chicago real estate. The hosts and guests are Chicago investors and Property Managers who are making it happen in and around the Windy City. We share information, winning strategies, obstacles, success stories, and most importantly, lessons learned. If you are looking for ground level information and want to learn what has worked and not worked in Chicago, you are in the right place.

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English


Episodes

Episode 96: Straight-Up Tues Tip 14

10/19/2021
How can I successfully operate properties in C/D areas? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Jared Kott of Marblestone Properties ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2021.

Duration:00:10:42

Episode 95: Navigating the Ins and Outs of Affordable Housing

10/14/2021
After being routinely recognized as a successful multifamily broker, Kyle Shoemaker set out to create a rare brokerage that focuses solely on affordable housing. Kyle is a true expert and walks us through the nuances of affordable housing and unique challenges and opportunities presented in this space. Affordable housing can be complicated, which is why so few people specialize in it, but it is a great way to provide a seriously underserved need while sustaining a profitable business. Listen...

Duration:00:45:01

Episode 94: CICs New Leader Takes Chicago Housing To New Level

10/7/2021
The Community Investment Corp, or the CIC, has been a stalwart in Chicago since the 1970s and has reinvented the way owners can create affordable housing units for their communities. Stacie Young was just recently appointed the new President and CEO and she has lots of plans in the works. Today she comes to us to discuss the various ways investors can interact with the CIC, what the preservation compact is and how it is preserving affordable housing, how emergency rental assistance will...

Duration:00:45:30

Episode 93: Straight-Up Tues Tip 13

10/5/2021
How do I leverage processes and automation to scale my REI business? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Sharad Mehta of REsimpli ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2021.

Duration:00:18:40

Episode 92: From Student/Tenant to 1,200 Units in Hyde Park

9/30/2021
What’s your unit goal? Is it 20...maybe 50? Well today’s guest explains how his company amassed 1200 units solely in Hyde Park, (not including their north side portfolio). Nick Hollenkamp drops street-level advice on the different corridors of Hyde Park along with his ten year forecast for the neighborhood. Nick provides great soundbits on why you should never fully give up on a deal, which pockets of Hyde Park present opportunities for smaller sized investors, the benefits of student...

Duration:00:40:20

Episode 91: It’s Your Team That Will Make You Millions in Chicago - Brian Lignelli Knows From Experience

9/23/2021
You cannot grow without adequate funding. When it comes to private funds, there are so many questions asked as a new investor. Brian Lignelli takes the time today to talk about how his company, Continuum Capital Funding can put it’s partners in a position to scale and grow as well as how to prepare to work with them. He also hits on some of the various neighborhood associations he’s a part of and how you too can get more involved in them. If you enjoyed today’s episode, please give us a 5...

Duration:00:43:03

Episode 90: Straight-Up Tues Tip 12

9/21/2021
What factors go into determining commercial financing? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Eric Workman of Renovo Financial ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2021.

Duration:00:26:23

Episode 89: My Tenants Stole My Car; The Chicago House Hack from Hell with Joey Pochinskas

9/16/2021
In episode 85, David Geen said househacking is the Stephen Curry cheat code of real estate. Many folks agree and have leveraged this strategy to kick off successful REI careers. However, there are real risks that arise the moment you become a housing provider. Today’s guest, Joey Poshinskas, is an extremely resilient househacker who persevered through numerous obstacles to stabilize his building. Hear Joey’s outrageous tenants horror stories, how he handled each situation, and how he...

Duration:00:43:16

Episode 88: You Can’t Get Any More Chicago Than This - First-Generation American Sal Becovic and his 2,000 Rogers Park Units

9/9/2021
Like many families in Chicago, Sal’s family came from the old world and settled in a turbulent part of the city at a turbulent time. As he’s now standing on the shoulders of what his parents initially organized, he’s building it farther than ever expected. Sal’s story is amazing, his advice is timely, and his passion is contagious. Listen to today’s episode with Sal Becovic. Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest:...

Duration:00:43:51

Episode 87: Straight Up Tues Tip 11

9/7/2021
What steps can I take to maximize my appraisal? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Eric Workman of Renovo Financial ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2021.

Duration:00:18:19

Episode 86: Self Storage - No Toilets or Tenants - with Chicag Expert Fernando Angelucci

9/2/2021
Fernando Angelucci has spent the last decade becoming one of the largest wholesalers in the Chicagoland area. Fernando successfully scaled his wholesaling business to a goliath and used the same skill sets and systems to establish and grow his self storage portfolio. In today’s episode, Fernando breaks down why he prefers self storage over multifamily investing, what you should be looking for in a self storage opportunity, how to find deals and the shiny future of self storage. Listen in on...

Duration:00:58:03

Episode 85: Bigger Pockets Host and Expert Investor David Greene Visits Straight Up Chicago Investor

8/26/2021
Nationally-recognized real estate rockstar David Greene of Bigger Pockets and Keller Williams holds nothing back! David provides his thoughts on the BRRRR strategy and dissuades the myths around equity as a cushion. David also covers the buyer/investor relationship, houssehacking as a cheat code, and why you need to start pushing over dominos to build your empire. Please enjoy today’s episode and if you like what you hear, leave us a review and share us with a friend. Connect with Mark and...

Duration:01:13:46

Episode 84: Straight Up Tues Tip 10

8/24/2021
How can I put my best foot forward when making offers and how can I show experienced agents that I am serious? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: John Warren of Second City Real Estate ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2021.

Duration:00:12:53

Episode 83: How to Acquire, Fund, and Develop Distressed Properties in Chicago

8/19/2021
Malcolm Gladwell popularized the idea that it takes 10,000 hours to master something. Well, if that’s the case, Mike Olszewski has likely mastered his craft several times over. To date, he has sold over 17,500 REO properties, developed properties and has even begun his own private lending business. Today, you get to learn the process of acquiring, rehabbing and selling REO properties from a master and apply them to your own practice. Mike also gives an in-depth play-by-play tutorial on how...

Duration:00:45:43

Episode 82: Flipping Houses in Chicago’s Northwest Side

8/12/2021
Knowing a couple neighborhoods intimately is better than a hundred superficially. That’s exactly what the Property People did in Chicago’s northwest neighborhood. It’s how they know how deep they can dig a basement out and how much value they’ll add. What certain features are expected and what can they pass on? Greg and Jenny are a rockstar duo that have grown tremendously and have even more ambition for the future. If you learned something, please leave us a 5 star review and share us with...

Duration:00:48:23

Episode 81: Straight Up Tues Tip 9

8/10/2021
What is ClickInvest and why should I care? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Rosario Terracciano of Clickinvest ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2021.

Duration:00:09:41

Episode 80: Real Estate Investing 101 in Naperville with Josh Mitchell

8/5/2021
From the downtown riverwalk, to larger lots and Suburban living, Naperville is a diverse market drenched with opportunity. Today’s guest, Josh Mitchell, has carved out his niche as the go to guy in the area, acting as both an investor and a broker for Re/Max in Naperville. In this episode, Josh answers some FAQs for people thinking about going down a similar career trajectory and explains the nuances involved within the Naperville sub markets. If you like what you hear today, please give us...

Duration:00:35:21

Episode 79: “I Got A Guy” - Keys to Building a Strong Chicago Network with Gary Davidson

7/29/2021
All the nuggets you’ve learned from previous episodes won’t add up to squat if you do not have the appropriate team in place. So how do you build that successful team? Today’s guest, Gary Davidson, is not only a rock star attorney, but he is the definition of a go-giver. In today’s episode you will learn how asking the question “how can I add value to person X?” can solidify your network and propel you on your journey. We will also discuss common mistakes investors make, and the questions...

Duration:00:50:43

Episode 78: Straight Up Tues Tip 8

7/27/2021
What are the steps and my responsibilities as an investor to get from attorney review to the closing table? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Chance Badertscher of Lavelle Law ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2021.

Duration:00:11:15

Episode 77: Screening, Operating, And Understanding Chicago’s West Side

7/22/2021
Roman Viere manages and operates over 900 apartment units, and the majority of these units are in Austin. Austin is geographically Chicago’s largest neighborhood and offers everything from a 9-hole golf course to struggling store fronts. It takes a hands-on approach to analyze, screen and operate in a neighborhood like Austin, and Roman provides tactical insights and street-level knowledge useful to anyone looking to scale on Chicago’s West Side. Did you learn something new from this...

Duration:00:48:44