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Why Student Housing Could Be A Powerful Growth Investment

Especially after the pandemic, investors were very wary of student housing, a unique niche within the multifamily asset class. Aside from many students going home during the pandemic and the newfound question of the future of college campuses, there are a few challenges to student housing that keeps investors away. ⚠️ Student Housing Disadvantages First, […]


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The True Goal of The Learn To Invest Blog

People that know me closely know that I write articles on real estate investing topics each day. I started writing in July 2020 and now, as part of growing Robinson Capital and acquiring more real estate writing is a regular activity. Especially having gone from weekly article releases to twice weekly, the question that I […]


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How To Measure Your Personal Financial Wealth

Financial wealth is not everything. In fact, it should be a means to an end and not the end itself. Unfortunately, many people make it their end, and, even worse, do not know how to measure whether they are winning in their wealth-building journey or not. Rather than be like them, I encourage you to […]


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The Importance of Trustworthy Investment Firms for Your Passive Investment

For those who are new to private investing and passive investing in syndications, it can be overwhelming to consider each of the steps to position yourself to make your first investment: the mindset shift to passive income, getting educated on diversification and the attraction to multifamily real estate, networking with others in the space, lining […]


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Solve for X – An Investor’s Relentless Pursuit of Problem-Solving

On this investment journey, we encounter many obstacles, ranging from speed bumps to mountains. To overcome takes knowledge and experience, a good network and most importantly, a persistent approach to problem-solving. In the multifamily investment business active investors must wear many hats: The list goes on. Any firm that actively syndicates great multifamily investments needs […]


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Operational Value Add In Multifamily Investing

One of the most attractive aspects of the multifamily asset class is the ability to grow the value of the property by improving net operating income, which is the result of improved performance. Physical Value-Add The value-add strategy grows the value of the property by making improvements that does any combination of increasing income and […]


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The Attractiveness of Class C Multifamily Properties

In the multifamily investing world, there are various classes of assets that are subjectively categorized based on the following characteristics: age, condition, demographic, etc. We wrote a blog post explaining each of the asset classes. Check it out here. One of the most attractive multifamily classes is Class C assets. These are characterized as older, […]


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What Every Passive Investor Needs To Know About Good Money Managers

As passive investors, it pays to know what to expect from a high performing private equity firm. When placing your hard-earned capital into an investment opportunity, you are essentially trusting that the firm will manage the money and the asset well in order to achieve the desired results. Not all investments or money managers are […]


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Improving Apartment Safety and Tenant Quality

The subject of resident safety and welfare is not often discussed in the apartment investing community. Here at Robinson Capital, improving communities in which we invest is a core piece of our mission, so we ensure to discuss our strategies for communities to win alongside us. A big piece of safety and tenant quality is […]


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How the 4-Hour Work Week Helped My Real Estate Business

I read Tim Ferris’ 4-Hour Work Week around the same year I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad, which consistently receives the number one spot for top influence by many investors. While Rich Dad, Poor Dad moved me and changed my mindset, the 4-Hour Work Week planted seeds that I did not even know existed until […]


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Why Do I Write So Many Blog Posts on Real Estate Investing?

If you stuck with me this long, you’d see that I have over a hundred articles about real estate investing and the multifamily asset class. Why do I spend so much time thinking of topics and putting the information in word format for readers? Solidify The Investment Mindset The truth is, I want others to […]


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Pivoting My Personal Investment Strategy in 2022

We each see various aspects of the world differently. But one thing we may all agree on is that change is constant. Times change, situations change and people change. Dynamics and flexibility is a key to success. For the last two years I have been on a very focused mission to scale from my single […]


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What Is Driving Inflation? Marcus and Millichap’s Latest Report

Friends, check out this video from Marcus and Millichap. Inflation, measured using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is up 7.1% from last year. This is the greatest gain since 1982! According to Marcus and Millichap, the following are the top 3 drivers for inflation: 1️⃣ Supply Chain Problem The global supply chain problem is not […]


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How I Find Quality Information On Existing Apartment Management

Buying apartments is risky. Perhaps, slightly riskier than buying a house or a car. But similar to those purchases, good investors looks for hints and red flags. Aside from due diligence, which happens after an asset is under contract, there is one very simple thing that I do after I have underwritten, toured and/or begun […]


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Podcast Appearance – Apartment Investing For Real Estate Professionals

Hello, Friends. I am super thankful to have had another great opportunity to be interviewed on a podcast dedicated to help educate others on investing. This time, I joined Allen Lomax on the Real Estate Investing Abundance podcast. What a pleasure it was speaking with Allen and his audience on the what it looks like […]


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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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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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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 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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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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Guest Appearance on Make It Rain Podcast

I had the privilege to join all-stars Daisy and Luc Serrano on the Make It Rain podcast. Their podcast is aimed at educating millennials on financial growth, wealth building and of course, apartment investing. The show, titled “Family, Faith and Financial Freedom,” centers around just that. My mindset is focussed on these three important areas […]


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