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Multifamily Investing: Tips to Break Into the Market with Little Experience, with Michael Blank Ep #18

When you think about real estate investing, do you think of multifamily investing? Many think of single-family homes. Their minds jump to flipping homes to sell or to keep as rentals. BUT, what about apartments? On this episode, Michael Blank shares why multifamily investing is often easier for investors and more profitable. He demonstrates that it can be very profitable, even without previous experience. Listen to this episode and hear Michael explain how to break into the market of...


Commercial Loans: From Obtaining to Exiting a Loan, and Everywhere in Between, with Will Oldham, Ep #17

In order to invest in commercial real estate, you need to have a basic understanding of commercial loans. Do you want to know more but don’t know where to start? Join us for this week’s episode! Will Oldham, show host Jonathan Twombly’s own commercial mortgage banker, explains commercial loans. He breaks down the process of obtaining a commercial loan, different types of commercial loans, how he advocates for his borrowers and more! He provides a wealth of knowledge on commercial lending...


Commercial Real Estate Investing: How To Go From Zero to Millions, with Reed Goossens, Ep #16

Commercial Real Estate Investing: How To Go From Zero to Millions, with Reed Goossens, Ep #16 Have you ever thought about commercial real estate investing, but you have no experience? You will want to pay close attention to this episode. Reed Goossens, a structural engineer from Australia came to the United States with no commercial real estate experience. In five short years he has an investor list of thousands of clients and control over 70 million dollars in real estate. In this...


Commercial Property Insurance: How To Get The Best Deal For Your Investments, with J. Darrin Gross, Ep #15

One of the many places where beginning AND experienced real estate investors can make a colossal error is in estimating the cost of commercial property insurance for their deals. It’s quite common for due diligence to be done, a deal to be finalized, and then for the actual insurance costs to come in much higher than anticipated. There are many reasons for it, and Jonathan’s guest on this episode, J. Darrin Gross explains. You’ll learn what insurers are thinking as they evaluate an...


Entirely Passive Real Estate Investing Is For Real, with Julie Lam and Annie Dickerson Of Good Egg Investments, Ep #14

Passive real estate investing may sound like something that doesn’t really exist, like a unicorn or mermaid. But it’s not. If you are a person with money to invest and are interested in putting your funds to work for you, passive investing in real estate syndications may be the way for you to get the returns you’re looking for. Jonathan’s guests on this episode are a dynamic team - Julie Lam and Annie Dickerson, co-founders of Good Egg Investments. These two ladies have come on the real...


Looking For Real Estate Investors? Here’s How To Build Your Network, with Michael Roderick, Ep #13

All of us in the real estate industry have experienced the following: We are diligently working, looking for real estate investors, but for the life of us seem unable to find them. In this episode of Real Estate Launchpad, Jonathan speaks with Michael Roderick, a guy who is not working in the real estate investing field but who knows what it takes to build the kind of relationships that lead to investments in his projects. Michael is a high school teacher turned Broadway producer and in...


How To Kill Fear And Take Action In An Uncertain Real Estate Market with Peter Shallard, Ep #12

Every real estate investor wants to take action in ways that produce great returns. But how many are really doing that, or even trying? Jonathan’s guest on this episode is not a real estate investor, he’s a psychologist. Peter Shallard is known as the "Shrink For Entrepreneurs" and Jonathan invited him to have a conversation about the fears behind inaction, the reality of analysis paralysis, strategies to prepare for moments of decision, and more. Those are topics every real estate...


From Restaurants to Multifamily Properties with Gino Barbaro, Ep #11

Owning multifamily properties and running a successful real estate investment company were not things Gino Barbaro ever thought would be in his future. He was actively working long hours in his family’s restaurant business and expected that was his lot in life. But when he recognized that he wasn’t doing anything of lasting value and decided it was time for a change, he looked to real estate investing - and after 2 years of educating himself, Gino quickly became prominent as a multifamily...


How Turnkey Properties Opened The Door to Multifamily Investing with Lane Kawaoka, Ep #10

Investing in turnkey properties is not the typical way you hear of successful investors getting into real estate investing. But for Lane Kawaoka, it was what fit his circumstance at the time. More importantly, turnkey property investing enabled Lane to get his hands dirty with the real work of investing, to understand the terminology, activities, and deal structures that investors often employ, and build a portfolio of single-family properties that could financially open the door to bigger...


3 Steps to Rapidly Scaling a Real Estate Investment Company with Joe Fairless, Ep #9

You’re likely listening to this podcast because you are at least toying with the idea of starting your own real estate investment company. Jonathan’s guest on this episode is one of the most well-known investors who has done so from the ground up. Joe Fairless tells the story of how he switched from working in a New York Ad Agency to finding his first real estate deal, and how he quickly moved into multifamily syndications and scaled his investment portfolio to over $40M dollars in assets...


How To Build A Real Estate Network That Funds Every Deal with Adam “Triple A” Adams, Ep #8

You’ve likely heard it said that “Your net worth is in your network,” and nowhere is it truer than in building a powerful and profitable real estate network. In case you are confused by the term, a “network” is nothing more than the people you know who are interested in the same business topics you are. In this case, real estate investing. Jonathan’s guest on this episode is a master at building a real estate network of interested investors and potential partners - his name is Adam Adams....


Mobile Home Parks: An Amazing and Profitable Asset Class with Kevin Bupp, Ep #7

The stereotype commonly held of mobile home parks and the types of residents who live there has created a strange phenomenon in the world of real estate assets: the inventory of mobile home parks is diminishing, which makes the opportunity all the more inviting to Kevin Bupp. Kevin has experienced it all in the real estate investing space - single family homes, multifamily syndications, and now mobile home parks, which has captured his attention more than any other asset class. In this...


The Journey From Fix and Flips to Mortgage Note Investing, with Tyler Sheff, Ep #6

Mortgage note investing is not as sexy a topic as multifamily investments or fix and flips, but it’s one of the most lucrative real estate investing options Tyler Sheff has discovered. In this conversation, Tyler shares a wealth of insight from his long and multi-faceted career as a real estate investor. You’ll hear how Tyler got started doing fix and flips, transitioned to investing in multifamily buildings, and has built a mortgage note portfolio of over 200 notes. But you’ll also hear...


How to Become a Successful Property Investor Through Mindset and Systems, with Rod Khleif, Ep #5

Many people these days are becoming property investors - for a very good reason. Real Estate is one of the most historically stable investment classes in existence. But there are many pieces to the property investment puzzle that have to be learned and applied correctly in order for a person to be successful. Rod Khleif is one of the guys who has become a master at assembling the puzzle in a way that makes sense and generates revenue. In this conversation, Rod joins Jonathan to discuss...


From Fix and Flips To Multifamily Syndication: The Inspiring Story of Jason Yarusi, Ep #4

The road to successful real estate investing can be long and hard, so it’s encouraging to hear real-life stories that demonstrate how it can be done. On this episode of Real Estate Launchpad, you’ll hear the story of Jason Yarusi, a hard-working, regular guy who has diligently and patiently built a real estate investing business that started out with fix and flips and has scaled to the point of successfully completing its first multifamily syndication - and he’s got dreams of taking it...


Multifamily Syndication Real Estate: How To Create Successful Deals and Attract Investors, with Brian Burke, Ep #3

There is a lot of noise in the real estate investing community these days surrounding the topic of multifamily syndications. It’s made to sound like something anyone can do. While that statement might be true, it’s also true that it takes lots of hard work, time, and the right connections to truly be successful syndicating investment deals. In this conversation, Jonathan speaks with Brian Burke, a 30 year veteran of Real Estate Investing who has taken every bit of that time to build a...


Recurring Revenue With No Headaches Through Investing In Land, with Mark Podolsky, Ep #2

Investing in land is not the sexy kind of real estate investing you hear about on HGTV. But it’s a viable and much less competitive way to earn substantial income that can change your life. On this episode you’re going to hear how Mark Podolsky does it, step by step, and how he’s turned it into a recurring revenue machine. Welcome to The Real Estate Launchpad podcast - today’s guest, Mark Podolsky is affectionately known as “The Land Geek” and he’s developed an amazing system of investing...


NOT Your Average Real Estate Investing Podcast: The Real Estate Launchpad, Ep #1

All right, here we are. This is our introductory episode for The Real Estate Launchpad podcast. YOUR HOST: Jonathan Twombly is the owner of Two Bridges Asset Management, LLC in New York City, which invests in multifamily apartment communities across the southeast United States on behalf passive investor clients. Jonathan is also a real estate writer and educator providing multifamily real estate investment programs aimed at highly skilled, sophisticated professionals who want to learn...