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Invest Florida - A Real Estate Podcast

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Looking for an edge in the real estate investment market? Not sure which markets or market segments offer the best opportunities or which strategies to implement? You have come to the right place….Hosts Eric Odum and Steven Silverman blend decades of combined experience in the real estate investment market along with their expert guests covering topics in lending, investment strategies, property management and development…. giving you actionable investment ideas each and every episode you can use to learn and grow….all with a Florida twist.

Looking for an edge in the real estate investment market? Not sure which markets or market segments offer the best opportunities or which strategies to implement? You have come to the right place….Hosts Eric Odum and Steven Silverman blend decades of combined experience in the real estate investment market along with their expert guests covering topics in lending, investment strategies, property management and development…. giving you actionable investment ideas each and every episode you can use to learn and grow….all with a Florida twist.

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Looking for an edge in the real estate investment market? Not sure which markets or market segments offer the best opportunities or which strategies to implement? You have come to the right place….Hosts Eric Odum and Steven Silverman blend decades of combined experience in the real estate investment market along with their expert guests covering topics in lending, investment strategies, property management and development…. giving you actionable investment ideas each and every episode you can use to learn and grow….all with a Florida twist.

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English


Episodes

EP. 225 Alicia Jarrett: Florida Land Investing

4/5/2021
While many Florida investors focus on multifamily investments, Alicia Jarrett and her team are focused on land investments - and they are doing quite well. And did we mention Alicia is based in Australia? Alicia discovered that the turn-around time with land is actually quicker (just a few days) than any other physical asset like multifamily or single family. Surprisingly, there are a lot of people that own land that don't want it, so there are a lot of Florida land investment...

Duration:00:49:10

EP. 224 San Eng: Central Florida Multifamily Market

3/22/2021
It's no secret that the Florida real estate market is red hot. But how long can it last? And how will the $1.9T stimulus affect the market over the next 6 months - 2 years? Today we are joined by San Eng, CEO of Skytian Capital, who gives us his perspective on the central Florida multifamily market, with a focus on B and C class properties. San Eng is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today best-selling author of "The Ten Commandments of Investing", which is a collection of guiding principles...

Duration:00:50:14

EP. 223 Casey Siggins: Florida Debt Market Update

3/8/2021
Over the last year there have been a lot of changes in the Florida debt market due to the COVID pandemic, and the distress in the market is having a real affect. Today we talk with Casey Siggins who gives an overview of the various asset classes and what the debt market is doing in each of these. Key Discussion Points [01:10] Opening remarks by Eric Odum and Steven Silverman [04:42] About our guest: Casey Siggins [06:27] Give us a high level view of the markets right now and the...

Duration:00:36:37

EP. 222 Jeff Rosenfeld: Multifamily Construction Update

2/22/2021
Today we get an update on Florida multifamily construction from our guest, Jeff Rosenfeld, Executive Vice President of Adivo Construction. Florida has had a lot of disruption in the last couple years with things such as tariffs and COVID. Recently, Florida has seen a mass influx of new residents looking for multifamily housing, but there is currently a shortage of skilled construction labor. We talk about how this is affecting multifamily construction costs and discuss how some investors are...

Duration:00:38:13

EP. 221 Charles Carillo: Multifamily Investing & Syndication

2/8/2021
Today we talk with Charles Carillo, founder and managing partner of Harborside Partners Inc., about all things multifamily. This episode is packed with great information that both new and seasoned real estate investors will appreciate such as pitfalls to avoid when investing, advice for new multifamily investors, cap rates, and what the future holds for multifamily real estate. You won't want to miss this episode! Key Discussion Points [01:04] Opening remarks by Eric Odum and Steven...

Duration:00:40:25

EP. 220 Jason Schaller: Multifamily Syndication

1/25/2021
Today we talk with Jason Schaller, founder of the Schaller Group in Winter Park FL, about multifamily syndication in the central Florida market. Jason spent a lifetime learning construction, redevelopment, due diligence, inspection, marketing, and branding, and he has now put all that knowledge to work with his own company, The Schaller Group, which syndicates multifamily investments and provides outside consulting and advisory services for owners and investors nationally. Key Discussion...

Duration:00:40:45

EP. 219 Andrew LaSalla II: Multifamily Construction Loans

1/11/2021
Even before the COVID crisis, Florida had a strong natural growth which as driven up real estate prices. Now during COVID, that growth is intensifying as people are fleeing intensely populated metropolitan areas from other states and flocking to Florida. Financing is therefore, playing a more and more important role, and with current rates so low, we can expect a lot of new construction to fill the demand. Today we talk with Andrew LaSalla II, Principal with LSG Lending Advisors, about the...

Duration:00:20:06

EP. 218 David Drewett: Multifamily Shared Living Spaces

12/21/2020
Today we talk with David Drewett, owner of Property Hero. David provides a great service to Sarasota, FL by providing affordable housing in a market that's not affordable. He does this by investing in distressed multifamily properties, fixing them up and adding rooms in the living spaces, and then he rents out the rooms. The tenants share the kitchen and bathroom, and they also do the cleaning and light maintenance. It's a win-win since the community is happy to see buildings getting painted...

Duration:00:43:40

EP. 217 Lauren A. Cohen: Foreign National Investment in U.S. Real Estate

12/7/2020
Today we talk with Lauren A. Cohen, founder of eCouncilInc.com. Lauren is both an attorney and a realtor, and she uses this background to help foreign nationals find and secure U.S. real estate investment opportunities as well as obtain visas. For those foreign nationals looking to use real estate as a vehicle for obtaining a visa in the U.S., there is a way to do it, but you have to do it in the right way and use qualified professionals to help you. Lauren and her team can assist with all...

Duration:00:41:30

EP. 216 Yakov Smart: Finding Investors & Raising Capital with LinkedIn

11/16/2020
Most everyone has a profile on LinkedIn, but few understand the power that it has to find investors and raise money. Engagement on LinkedIn is at an all-time high, with the average household income above six-figures. Today we talk with Yakov Smart, the leading expert when it comes to attracting high net worth investors and raising capital through LinkedIn. Yakov discusses how to create lists to find investors, how to approach investors once you've found them, and how to optimize their...

Duration:00:45:26

EP. 215 Ana Bozovic: Data-Driven Florida Real Estate Market Outlook

11/2/2020
Today we talk with Ana Bozovic, founder of Analytics Miami, about her outlook on the Florida market using her analytical, unbiased, and data-driven approach. The focus for this episode is mainly on the residential market, from condos to single family homes - and we even discuss if climate change & sea level rise is having an affect on the single family home market in Miami Beach and other areas. An interesting take-away is that COVID-19 has accelerated trends that were already in place....

Duration:00:41:10

EP. 214 Landrum Randolph: Property Management

10/19/2020
Today we talk with Landrum Randolph about property management and the software he created, called RAAMP, to help with property management. Leases can be complex, and property management can be complex because leases are always different. What's interesting about RAAMP is that it's built around the lease, and from that everything else is driven - the accounting, the financial reports, document management, etc... Both Eric Odum and Steven Silverman use RAAMP for their property management...

Duration:00:28:28

EP. 213 Gus Munoz Castro: Finding Real Estate Leads

10/5/2020
Finding real estate leads and deals is one of the hardest things for investors, especially new investors just starting out. Some people respond to email, some to Google ads, and some to Facebook - there's no silver bullet. Today, we talk with Gus Munoz Castro from PowerISA about his leads-generation service his company provides that can help you find the right deals. Gus also discusses the benefits of Facebook leads and walks us through his process which focuses on the conversion of...

Duration:00:47:31

EP. 212 J-Ryan Stewart & Jared Higginbotham: Short-Term Rental Market

9/21/2020
If you are interested in turning your investment property into a successful short-term vacation rental, then this episode is for you. Today we hear from J-Ryan Steward & Jared Higginbotham of Teal Door Hosting about about the short-term rental market as well as how they can work with you using their full scale management service. Note that this episode is a recording of a recent Meetup attended by our podcast host, Eric Odum. Short term rental is a relatively new market segment within the...

Duration:01:01:30

Ep. 211 Derek Waltchack: Embracing the Retail Market

9/7/2020
Today we talk with Derek Waltchack, partner at Shannon Waltchack, about his personal perspective on the retail market. While many investors steer clear of retail, especially when retail assets like malls are not doing so well, Derek embraces it and is doing quite well. Our co-host, Eric Odum, is also bullish on retail, and said as long as we are driving cars, there is always going to be a need for people buying product or delivering service. So despite what you may hear, retail is a very...

Duration:00:52:27

Ep. 210 Brian Alford: Current Florida Market Overview & Forecast

8/24/2020
Today we discuss the current Florida Market and the Market Forecast with Brian Alford, director of Market Analytics for CoStar Group. Brian uses market data analysis to give us a current high-level and detailed overview of Retail, Industrial, and Office - as well as his market forecast for each. These are certainly unsettling times with COVID-19 affecting various businesses and asset classes. The good news is that, according to Brian, the overall forecast looks pretty good and Florida will...

Duration:00:42:41

Ep. 209 Jeremy Kloter: Market Outlook Now and After COVID-19

8/10/2020
Today we talk with Jeremy Kloter, owner of Out Fast Property Management, about how the market is looking currently, how it will evolve over the next several months, and what the market will look like post COVID19. Eric thinks that after the evictions and foreclosures start hitting the market again, we will see a short flattening of the price curve, and then there will be a pricing bubble as the market heats up over the next 18 months. As Eric says, "You can't dump trillions of dollars into...

Duration:00:28:09

Ep. 208 Byron Fisher: Finding Success in the Real Estate Market - a Personal Story

7/27/2020
Today we talk with Byron Fisher, owner of BT Realty Services in the Tampa Bay area, about his real estate strategies during this COVID19 pandemic. Although Byron only started in real estate in 2012, he has become quite successful in a short amount of time. Byron also gives his advice to new investors on how best to navigate the current real estate market and mistakes to avoid. Also discussed is that we are in somewhat of an artificial market as there really hasn't been much of a change in...

Duration:00:37:03

Ep. 207 Jake Marmulstein: Investment Management Software for Real Estate

7/13/2020
Jake Marmulstein is a tech-savvy entrepreneur and co-founder & CEO of Groundbreaker, a tech company that creates software to automate real estate fundraising, investment management, and investor relations. Jake discusses the software and how it is helping real estate investors and syndicators. He also reveals how he got the idea and how Groundbreaker got started.

Duration:00:25:45

Ep. 206 Colin Murphy: Personal Perspective on Single Family Investing during COVID19

6/29/2020
Today we talk with Colin Murphy about how the COVID19 crisis is affecting the single family market. Colin is active in the affordable single family home market - $150k-$180k concrete block homes - and they have been remarkably resilient which means he hasn't seen many discounted prices or special deals as a result of COVID19. At least in the near future, Colin doesn't think we will see a wave of short sales or foreclosures. Some of the reasons for this are that banks aren't giving out the...

Duration:00:39:29