Year: 2021

Rodney Robinson’s Top Podcast Guest Interviews 2021

Since I embarked multifamily investing journey in mid-2020, it has been a wild ride. From forming Robinson Capital, writing over 240 blog posts about real estate investing, passive income and apartment syndication, making my own first passive investment and countless networking sessions, guest interviews and a conference, I am thankful for the traction and the […]


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Multifamily Market Summary: Fort Worth, TX

Commercial real estate brokerage Greysteel recently published a Spotlight on Downtown Fort Worth, TX, one of the hottest markets for multifamily real estate in the country. As you will see from the data below, there is reason for the immense interest in real assets in this market. Demand for Housing The demand for housing in […]


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Why I Prefer Passively Investing In Multifamily vs. Actively Investing In Single Families

We have written about Active vs. Passive investing and Single families vs. Multifamilies, but the choice between actively investing in single families and passively investing in multifamily can actually bring someone to a fork in the road. I have done each and both are great paths to wealth creation through real estate, but they are […]


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Economic Vacancy: The Silent Threat to Gross Potential Income

We tend to understand vacancy and how it negatively impacts the multifamily investment. For every unoccupied unit, there is a loss of revenue because that unit is not performing. Managers want to fill up their units and limit turnaround in order to avoid costly vacancies as well as the added cost of turnovers. There is […]


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Why is Commercial Real Estate Transaction Activity So Strong?

Both experienced and new investors are chasing the same thing, real and dependable returns that can beat the threat of inflation. With the increase of trillions of dollars in our money supply and inflation currently hovering at 6% this year, the trend continues to threaten the value of our dollars. This, compounded with the volatility […]


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How to Calculate Investment Targets Based on Your Passive Investment Goals

As a passive investor, it pays to know your goals. Without a goal, it is difficult to design a roadmap and it certainly is a challenge to stay motivated without a target for what you want to achieve in the first place.  By now, you should understand the value of passive income and you are […]


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How To Buy Multifamily Today With Downside Protection From Tomorrow’s Market

You have likely noticed the skyrocketing prices and “values” of real estate. Whether it is your personal single-family, your portfolio of rentals, or the multifamily asset class, especially in hot markets, things are through the roof. There are two schools of thoughts on how to navigate this situation. Some advise to sit out and not […]


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3 Metrics for Investment Returns in Apartment Syndication

As passive investors in real estate syndications, the amount of jargon can be overwhelming. Specifically, when it comes to investment returns, there are multiple ways to measure the potential wealth creation from an opportunity. Most commonly are three metrics: Cash on Cash Return (CoC), Average Annual Return (AAR) and the Internal Rate of Return (IRR). […]


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3 Great Benefits of Investing With Partners in Real Estate

Many individual investors struggle with the idea of partnering with others for real estate deals. They may have gotten into real estate as an alternative to stocks and with the same mindset of being an individual investor. For different reasons, they may oppose or may have never considered joining forces with a team to make […]


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The Resident Perspective On Improving Multifamily Properties

As an apartment investor, whether active or passive, it pays to know and understand where your capital expenditure dollars are best spent. Realistically, you want to make every investment yield the highest return. 1️⃣ Units Primarily, those dollars are best spent on units, because residents pay for important features that attribute to higher-quality living. These […]


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The Compounding Power of The Passive Investment Over Time

Have you ever played the game where you imagined what you would do with your next $100,000? If you are like me, the idea of a new car or material possession likely popped into your head. While those are great and fun to buy and own, the practical side of you likely responded with the […]


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How To Talk To Your Spouse About Passive Investing In Multifamily

Each of us have varying degrees of risk aversion and fears when it comes to learning a new topic or trying something new. Especially because of our backgrounds, education and childhood rearing much of who we are is ingrained within us and hard to change. When it comes to financial education, it is extremely difficult […]


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3 Multifamily Characteristics to Consider in Your Next Passive Investment

When seeking to passively invest in multifamily assets, one will have to pay special attention to the property characteristics. Recognize that not all multifamily properties are created equal, and as such, based on these characteristics, demand, improvement opportunities and future values will vary accordingly. Below are just three prominent features of multifamily housing that make […]


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The One Thing That Matters Most When Selecting Your Next Passive Real Estate Investment

Just as with any large or small decision in life, when it comes to investing, there are so many choices to choose from and variables to consider. Which asset class to choose; which type of asset within that class; what are your goals and strategies? The list of questions can seem daunting and never ending. […]


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Real Estate Investing For Working Professionals Pt. 2

I’m super blessed to have had the opportunity to be a guest for the second time on Advanta IRA’s webinar to talk about how working professionals can invest in real estate. For part 2 of the session, we switched it up and spent time to discuss something I know and love well: marketing. I gave […]


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3 Creative Funding Sources for First-Time Multifamily Passive Investors

A question that I usually get from new investors is how much cash is needed to invest. When investing passively with active syndicators, each will have their own minimums. Usually, the typical minimum is around $50,000. This article is written on the assumption that, as a working professional, liquid cash is not the option. Below […]


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The Most Important Personal Asset in Real Estate Investing

What does it take? What does it take to be truly successful in building lasting wealth from real estate investing? Is it finding great deals? What about having great partners? Is it access to capital? All of these are critical assets and resources, but even deeper is something more foundational, and the good news is […]


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3 Great Takeaways From My First In-Person Multifamily Investing Conference

This past weekend was insanely amazing! I attended the Jake and Gino Multifamily Mastery 4 conference in Orlando, FL, just an hour away from where I reside in Melbourne, FL. What a great treat it was! Actually, it was infinitely more rewarding than I could have imagined. Let me explain. Solidify Relationships For the last […]


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Valuable Lessons Learned From A Recent Apartment Tour

I recently had the chance to tour an Orlando apartment complex listed for sale for a team of investing partners looking for assets in Florida. I was hopeful that this 1975 property would be a great fit for their criteria, in wonderful condition and in a solid area. The marketing package mentioned how close this […]


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The Ultimate Multifamily Investors Conference In Orlando

Why I am excited for this weekend…. I am very excited for the upcoming Jake and Gino Multifamily Mastery 4 conference in Orlando. Since beginning this apartment investing journey, this will be my second conference and my first in-person conference. One of the unique characteristics of the pandemic was the ability to do many things […]


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What is Capex In Multifamily Investing?

Capital expenditures is as much a part of doing business as changing diapers is a part of being a parent. Capex, short for Capital Expenditures, are expenditures made are required to improve a property or maintain its useful life. They are different from operating expenses, which include maintenance and repairs. Whereas operating expenses can be […]


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The Greater Responsibility of MultiFamily Investing

We often talk about wealth building as the most attractive part of being a multifamily investor. But there is great responsibility in this business. As active syndicators, we serve two very important stakeholders: investors and residents. Unfortunately, most content is about the former, and not enough discussion exists about the wonderful service we get to […]


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3 Ways to Increase Occupancy In Multifamily Investing

When investing in apartments, the one thing that matters, after the health, safety and welfare of your residents, is income. Income is fundamental to multifamily investing and without it, there is no value or reason to own these types of assets. During the holding period, the ability to increase income through maximizing rental income and […]


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From Debt Snowball to Wealth Snowball

For anyone familiar with Dave Ramsey’s teachings, a very core area of his financial peace guidance is to get out of debt. The strategy and phenomenon he uses to describe this is the Debt Snowball. Here’s how it works. Debt Snowball When you commit to paying of your personal debt, start by paying the lowest […]


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The Best Investment Education You Can Get

I have interacted with many people who have been interested in learning about the wealth-building power of real estate and means by which they can invest. Since having begun my education journey in 2013, I have utilized various resources – 99% percent of them are free – to catapult my knowledge and allow me to […]


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