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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 106: Restoring Pilsen’s Old World Architecture Since 1998 with Gordy Payne

12/2/2021
From toilets falling through ceilings, to gentrification, Gordy Payne has seen it all as a hands-on owner in Pilsen. Gordy took a chance on Pilsen due to its proximity to downtown and made a name for himself for his ability to restore beautiful vintage buildings. He fully committed to the community, and for this, the community has treated him well. Gordy provides a summarized oral history of Pilsen over the last two decades while pointing out rehab gotchas, investor nuggets, and local...

Duration:00:46:35

Episode 105: Straight Up Tues Tip 17

11/30/2021
What are tactical steps to follow when sending, responding, and tracking mailers? 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:00:13:33

Episode 104: From Unpaid Intern to Running the City of Chicago’s Building Department

11/24/2021
Today, Tom and Mark have an excellent conversation with Judy Frydland, who served as the commissioner of buildings for the City of Chicago from 2015-2020. A lot happened under her leadership including the streamlining of the permit process to make it simpler and more efficient than ever to get work done. Listen in on her story for some excellent advice on life and business and where Chicago is going from here. If you like today’s episode, be sure to leave us a review and share it with a...

Duration:00:51:33

Episode 103: How to Handle Mold in Chicago with Greg Bukowski and Devin Renberg

11/18/2021
MOLD! It’s the scary four-letter word that investors never want to hear and it does not belong in a healthy property. However, a basic understanding of mold and its misconceptions in the marketplace will make you a better investor. After having a bad experience with a mold company, investor Greg Bukowsi saw a need in the market and made it his mission to assist similar investors with mold issues. In today’s episode, Greg and Devin explain what causes mold, why the Chicago market is ripe for...

Duration:00:43:03

Episode 102: Straight Up Tues Tip 16

11/16/2021
How do I pull information and begin a direct mailing campaign? 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:00:17:17

Episode 101: Investing in Will County: Mokena, Frankfort, and New Lenox with Jason Marcordes

11/11/2021
Will County is one of the fastest growing counties in Illinois, and when compared to Cook County, it offers a faster growth rate and a lot more room for development and expansion. As a second generation property manager and investor, Jason Marcodes from Landmark Property Manager, not only grew up in Will County, but grew up in the business. Today he outlines the economic growth in the far south and southwest suburbs while providing valuable data regarding population expansion in Mokena,...

Duration:00:43:12

Episode 100: A Group of Straight Up Chicago Investors Celebrate The Live Recording of Episode 100

11/4/2021
In our first live recording, we celebrate 100 episodes by asking questions to the audience (see how many answers you know) and also answering multiple questions from attendees. We discuss our favorite parts of the podcast, lessons learned from interviewing multiple Chicago rockstars, whom we still want to interview, and the future of the Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast. A sincere thank you to all who have listened, supported, and shared our content. We strongly believe in this...

Duration:00:24:48

Episode 99: Straight Up Tues Tip 15

11/2/2021
What are some tips on how to best screen workforce housing tenants? 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:00:09:41

Episode 98: What is Happening to Chicago Property Taxes?

10/28/2021
As this episode airs, several of the Chicago townships have already been reassessed, leaving many owners with an unpleasant increase in property taxes. Returning guest Tim Jacobs of KSN Law (appeal.tax), joins us to discuss what he’s seen in the Chicago townships that have been reassessed, and what he feels will happen in several townships about to be reassessed. Tim walks through the basics of how to look up your assessed value, calculate your taxes, and most importantly how to appeal your...

Duration:00:43:21

Episode 97: Chicago Permits and Zoning 101 with Samuel Pavlovcik

10/21/2021
Samuel Pavlovcik is a distinguished self-certified architect who specializes in working with investors in Chicago and the surrounding villages and suburbs. Today Samuel walks us through the different permits in Chicago, the nuances of Chicago’s permitting process, and also what to expect when applying for a zoning variance. Samuel presents a candid overview consisting of expected wait times, gotchas to avoid, and what investors need to know and provide based on his experience of processing...

Duration:00:46:40

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