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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. 237 Scott Maurer: Proposed Bill in DC Might Affect Real Estate Investments in Your Self Directed IRA

10/4/2021
In This episode, Scott Maurer from Advanta IRA discusses proposed changes to self directed IRA's in the new infrastructure bill. Find out if this has any affect on you! Key Discussion Points [01:06] Opening remarks by Eric Odum & Steven Silverman [04:32] About our guest: Scott Maurer [05:21 Tell us how proposed $3.5T infastructure companion bill will prohibit self-directed IRAs / 401k accounts from investing in private placements [10:30] How will the proposed $3.5T companion provision...

Duration:00:25:41

Ep. 236 Lindsay Davis: Alabama Real Estate Investing

9/20/2021
It can be difficult to get a decent rate of return in the current Florida market, and more and more investors are looking outside Florida to find deals in other states. Today we talk with Lindsay Davis, CEO of Spartan Invest", about investment opportunities in Alabama. Lindsay's investment services allow investors who live outside Alabama to purchase single family homes in Alabama, get the benefit of the low property taxes, and get a great overall rate of return on their investment. We...

Duration:00:30:17

Ep. 235 Sam Bates: Multifamily Syndication

9/6/2021
On today's podcast we talk with Sam Bates (CEO of Bates Capital Group) about his success in multifamily syndication. Sam left Corporate America and started his real estate journey in 2009. He walks us through how he first got into real estate, and the path and strategies he employed to get to where he is today. He also gives advice to investors interested in multifamily syndication. Sam's mission is to help busy professionals like himself gain their freedom back through investing in...

Duration:00:32:55

Ep. 234 Ken Avalos: Alternate Lending for Multifamily Investors

8/23/2021
Today we talk with Ken Avalos, VP of Electra Capital, about alternative lending with a focus on multifamily financing solutions. Alternative lending is a great option when traditional lenders are unable to meet an investor's needs. The benefit of an alternate loan is more leverage (which means you put in less capital), speed, and the flexibility and creativity to work around odd structures and difficult issues. Depending on your situation, this can potentially allow you a greater rate of...

Duration:00:46:10

Ep. 233 Vehano Joseph: Multifamily Investing

8/9/2021
The multifamily market is hot everywhere, but especially in Florida, and it can be difficult to find good deals with the current cap rate situation and fierce competition. Today we talk with Vehano Joseph about his strategies to finding good multifamily deals in Florida. Key Discussion Points [00:58] Opening remarks by Eric Odum & Steven Silverman [03:38] About our guest: Vehano Joseph [05:40] What's your background and how did you get into real estate? [10:26] What do you look for in...

Duration:00:38:38

Ep. 232 Al Nicoletti: Probate Real Estate Investing

7/26/2021
Most real estate investors look for conventional opportunities, but there are some great deals to be had within the world of probate. Today we talk with Al Nicoletti, Attorney and probate specialist, about the ins and outs of probate and how it can be advantageous for real estate investors. What exactly is probate? If there is no appointed heir when the owner passes away, the property is turned over to the courts and then appointed to the closest relative as the executor to sell the...

Duration:00:38:21

Ep. 231 Michael Brady: Biden's Proposal to Eliminate 1031 Exchanges & It's Impact on Real Estate

7/10/2021
Today we discuss 1031 exchanges with Michael Brady, and the Biden Administration's proposal to possibly eliminate them, as well as the potential impact this will have (and is having) on real estate. As an overview, a 1031 exchange allows you to sell one investment or business property and buy another without incurring capital gains taxes. It also has a multiplier affect in that 1031 exchanges help to generate revenue, jobs, and economic development. So why is the current White House...

Duration:00:25:13

Ep. 230 Natalia Ouellette: Due Diligence in Real Estate

6/28/2021
On today's podcast we talk about the importance of due diligence on both the buyer and tenant side with Natalia Ouellette, founding partner at LCO Law LLC. Natalie offers a wealth of information as we cover numerous aspects of due diligence, from engineering and structural aspects to making sure the survey and title is accurate, and we spend a good deal of time covering some common lease terms that may trip up a buyer. Key Discussion Points [01:10] Opening remarks by Eric Odum [04:30]...

Duration:01:00:57

Ep. 229 Ben Pleat: Building Community While Increasing Retention in Multifamily Residential

6/14/2021
Today we talk with Ben Pleat, CEO and founder of Cobu, which is a fully moderated community software app that helps build sense of community among residents of large apartment complexes while also helping to increase resident satisfaction and thus increase retention and renewals. Living in apartment buildings can be an isolating experience. The way Cobu helps to build community is by connecting residents based on shared affinities -- for example, a mom's group, parent group, foodie group,...

Duration:00:24:18

EP. 228 Alan Fruitman: Single Tenant Triple Net (NNN) Properties

5/31/2021
On this week's podcast we talk with Alan Fruitman about single tenant triple net (NNN) leased properties. A NNN lease helps minimize the responsibilities for the investor since the tenant agrees to pay all the expenses of the property including the real estate taxes, building insurance, and maintenance. A very interesting discussion that emerged from this episode is the current administration's proposal to cut 1031 exchanges, which would be a tremendous blow to real estate. If Capitol...

Duration:00:50:15

EP. 227 Eric Odum: Lawfare - Mortgage Satisfaction

5/17/2021
Eric Odum tells the real life ongoing story about a borrower and a private lender, and the importance of ensuring that when a loan is paid off, that the mortgage satisfaction has actually been recorded. In this case, the borrower wanted to sell his property. However, although the borrower had paid off the mortgage to a private lender 16 years ago, and the lender supplied a satisfaction of mortgage to the borrower, it was never filed. The borrower did find the mortgage satisfaction document,...

Duration:00:10:08

EP. 226 Eloy Retana: Florida Mobile Home Park Market

4/26/2021
During this COVID19 epidemic, mobile home parks have outperformed other real estate asset classes. Today we talk with Eloy Retana about the Mobile Home Park Market in Florida and how he considers them a safer asset for investment as we enter a period of economic uncertainty. Eloy and his partner have done quite well in this market as housing affordability has become more of a problem. Since it is more difficult for a mobile home tenant to move, Eloy enjoys the stability and longevity of...

Duration:00:39:40

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