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ASK MIKE MONDAYS - Michael, what are the biggest barriers to entry into apartment ownership for someone UNDER THE AGE OF 25?

Michael gives us feedback to a YOUNGER apartment buyer on what they should focus on when entering into the apartment ownership business.


Episode 160 - Understanding the INSTITUTIONAL APARTMENT BUYER with Jorg Mast at JLL- Dallas

The institutional apartment buyer is at the top of the food chain. These equity buyers are typically pension & fixed income funds needing monthly cash flow for their investors. They place sizeable equity amounts into large, newly built, urban or suburban apartments throughout the nation. The institutional buyer typically buys the new construction project from a real estate developer. Instead of syndicating a transaction, the institutional apartment buyer brings all the equity. The...


ASK MIKE MONDAYS - Michael, how will the continued population growth in Texas effect apartment ownership?

Michael discusses a recent article written by economist Jim Gaines with Texas A & M University Real Estate Center.


ASK MIKE MONDAYS: Michael, I’m an Apartment investor; Is there a crash coming and will I lose all my money?

Michael examines the state of the apartment market and discusses an interesting article that Freddie Mac provided. Please read: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/10/17/1622867/0/en/Struggling-with-Housing-Costs-Renters-Continue-to-Find-Affordability-in-Renting.html


Episode 159 - Jake & Gino: First Friends and now Business Partners in a 1000 units

Jake Stenziano and Gino Barbaro came from different backgrounds before they bought their first apartment building. Jake was in medical sales and Gino owned a restaurant...BUT both wanted to be real estate entrepreneurs. Using their own money...they began to acquire, rehab, and stabilize apartment buildings. Today, they have a thriving business that owns over 1000 units in Tennessee and Kentucky. The Jake and Gino Podcast advocates to investors that you will be successful in apartment...


ASK MIKE MONDAYS - Michael, what reports should I be receiving from my apartment management company?

Michael discusses the different reports that a management company should be providing to the managing member every month. Obviously, it is better to overly communicate with investors and partnerships with detailed monthly operating statements.


Episode 158 - Show me the Money! Find your money through Self Directed IRA investors

Rebecca Miller, with Quest Trust Company, discusses the advantages of having investors use Self Directed IRA’s for investing in apartments. A self directed IRA is one that permits the account owner to invest their IRA in what they know best, free from the investment restrictions imposed by a more traditional brokerage style account. This allows your passive real estate investors to use their IRA’s to invest in your deal. There are rules that must be followed; Rebecca Miller explains. To...


Episode 157 - Market Timing: Northmarq brokers explain the current selling environment

Top Producing Apartment brokers, Taylor Snoddy and James Roberts discuss challenges and opportunities when selling apartments. Taylor and James and their team members will do over $1 billion in apartment transactions in 2018. They focus on workforce housing in the Texas market. You want to get to know these top producing agents. To receive our FREE 15 page WHITE PAPER REPORT on the 2018 FUNDAMENTALS OF MULTIFAMILY FINANCING 101 and to learn more about upcoming events at Old Capital Speaker...


Episode 156 - The ACCIDENTAL LANDLORD becomes a SUCCESS

In 2008, Satya Masina transferred to Texas. Unfortunately, he could not sell his family townhome in New Jersey. After months on the market, he decided to rent the property. It immediately had a tenant and a new rent check coming in every month. The property was paying for itself. Satya became an accidental landlord and loved it. He decided to purchase more investment properties. Satya now owns almost 150 units. Listen to how he did it. To receive our FREE 15 page WHITE PAPER REPORT on the...


Episode 155 - Apartment Outlook: The view from 30,000 feet, 10,000 feet…and 1 foot

A coaching and counseling session with James Eng. James gives listeners an overview of the macro-economic assessment of what is happening in today’s apartment & capital markets. He references Howard Marks most current investor memo called: The Seven Worst Words in the World. Mr. Marks is the Co-Chairman of Oaktree Capital Management. Oaktree Capital manages over a $122 Billion in assets. Warren Buffett always looks forward to reading his investor memos. You want to read this...


Episode 154 - BE CAREFUL OUT THERE: Why rising interest rates matter when applying for an apartment loan

A special loan officer roundtable discussing the recent impact on borrowers, loan amounts, and additional equity needed when interest rates rise quickly. When interest rates rise during the 45-60 loan approval process it can have a dramatic impact on the final loan amount. Interest rates rise…loan amounts fall…significantly. James Eng & Dave Walls explain what can happen on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans and what you should know. To receive our FREE 15 page WHITE PAPER REPORT on the 2018...


Episode 153 - Multifamily Story Time: Darwin German shares some wacky stories in owning and managing apartments

Over the last 28 years, Darwin German has owned and managed thousands of apartments. Darwin discusses the crazy stories of tenants, drug dealers, sellers, fires, and surviving in apartment ownership. After you purchase your first transaction… you will have a few stories yourself to share to investors and friends. To contact Darwin German: invest@darwingerman.con To receive our FREE 15 page WHITE PAPER REPORT on the 2018 FUNDAMENTALS OF MULTIFAMILY FINANCING 101 and to learn more about...


Episode 152 - EMPOWERING WOMEN into Real Estate - October 25 San Mateo, CA YOU ARE INVITED!

You’re invited to our next NorCal Apartment Investor Network! HIGH POWERED WOMEN BLAZING NEW TRAILS in REAL ESTATE. Are you a high powered woman in real estate? Or maybe a proud husband, father, friend, or family member? Or perhaps you're a super star in the making and looking for a little inspiration? Then you don't want to miss our next NorCal AIN meeting featuring a guest panel of some of the biggest and baddest women we know who are blazing new trails in the multifamily industry. Hear...


ASK MIKE MONDAYS - Michael, you mention that on half of the deals you see, you do a BACK OF THE NAPKIN ANALYSIS to see if a deal fits; can you explain your process?

Michael gives a high level breakdown on what you should focus on when presented with a potential real estate opportunity. Do not go into great analysis on every deal…you are just wasting precious time. Listen to what is important on the initial deal review.


Episode 151 - Silicon Valley Engineers have transitioned into Apartment Moguls

Boris, Oshi, Albert and Leonid are business partners and have been buying apartment buildings for the last few years. By the end of the month, they will own almost 800 doors. They first started off buying single family homes in 2010, but felt drawn into apartments because of scalability. As you can hear, these guys were not born in the United States; they came to Silicon Valley less than 20 years ago. Today, two of the partners, have decided to retire from the high tech industry and are...


ASK MIKE MONDAYS - Michael, we are a week away from closing and the seller is asking for an extension for “internal legal issues.” Have you ever had a deal not close because of the seller? How did you handle it?

Every buyer’s worst nightmare is a seller unable or unwilling to close AFTER you have spent thousands in pursuit costs. Michael discusses what remedies could be used for seller defaults.


ASK MIKE MONDAY - We are thinking of REBRANDING our property and changing its name; any pitfalls?

Perhaps, on purchase, you should consider changing the name of the property. Michael discusses some of the reasons why he has rebranded some of his assets.


Episode 150 - Meet 2017 National Apartment Association Winner: John Ridgway

John Ridgway and his Celtic Realty Advisors won the 2017 National Apartment Association award for BEST APARTMENT IN THE COUNTRY for his Grove on Gladstell Apartments. This 52-unit apartment building in Conroe, Texas beat out thousands of apartment ownership groups throughout the country. He transformed a 1972 dilapidated class C- property to an updated B with contemporary charm. Could you do what John did? John began his career in apartment management 30 years ago. After making other folks...


ASK MIKE MONDAYS - Michael, I am thinking of buying a $1 million apartment building and should I put on PERMANENT DEBT?

Michael gives an example on apartment loan structuring and what you should consider BEFORE you lock yourself in with a future large prepayment penalty. When you are buying your first apartment building and it qualifies for a long term Freddie Mac loan, you may want to consider additional financing options if you are thinking of selling within the next 5-7 years.