Category: Apartment Syndication

3 Ways to Protect Yourself as a Passive Investor in a Real Estate Syndication

The idea of becoming a passive investor in a real estate syndication is attractive for many who seek to diversify, save on taxes, have more money than time and work in their professional job and have no desire to become full-time real estate investors. Many professionals are attracted to passively investing in syndications because of […]


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The Importance of the Exit Strategy in Real Estate Syndications

Real estate Syndications are the pooling of funds to buy real estate assets – in our case, our favorite is Multifamily – much larger than an individual can do on his or her own. Although all involved in the syndication, sponsors and limited partners, benefit from cash flow distributions, whether monthly, quarterly or semiannually, the […]


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What is Yield Maintenance in Apartment Investing?

As passive investors, it is important to know and familiarize yourself with the structure of the deal in which you are presented. One of the important areas to understand is within the financing terms. Financing, or leverage, creates additional risk for the investor and must be managed appropriately. One financial consideration is the terms associated […]


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The Importance of Alignment Of Interests When Passively Investing in Apartments

Apartment investing is a great way for working professionals to diversify, beat inflation and grow wealth. It is not as difficult to get into this realm or as exclusive as many like to think. (See ‘Do I have to be Accredited to Invest in Real Estate). What it does take is mindset, education and good […]


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What is Value-Add In Multi-Family Investing?

There are a 3 general business models to multi-family investing. One of which, Value-Add, is very popular for its ability to create great wealth for investors. What is Value-Add?Value-add describes methods used to create equity by improving a property’s income. In multi-family, unlike residential, a property’s value is based on the income it produces. So, […]


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What is An Asset Management Fee In A Real Estate Syndication?

When passive investors are seeking to invest in syndications, it helps to know how the deal is structured. After doing any sort of research or reviewing any investment opportunity offered by a syndicator, you will see a line item called “asset management fee.” What Is Asset Management?Asset management describes sponsor’s efforts in supporting the business […]


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The Value Of Trust In Apartment Syndications

I am excited to share that I will am participating in my first multi-family real estate investment as a Limited Partner in a Real Estate Fund. Investing as a passive investor is a great way to learn the apartment syndication business and grow wealth at the same time. After months of searching for the right […]


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Dumb Money and The Importance of Real Assets

Dumb Money?Forgive me for calling money dumb, but not all dollars are created equally. What am I talking about? Investing Without FundamentalsWhat I mean is even though each dollar is worth the same, how it is earned from “investing” can be very different with varying levels of risk and stability. Let me explain. Just because […]


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The Purpose of Property Managers In Multifamily Real Estate

Active and Passive Investors alike should understand the critical purpose and value proposition of property managers in commercial real estate. Recognizing the importance of a PM in single-family buy-and-hold rentals, they play an even more significant role as an extension of your team when dealing with apartments and large multifamilies. Below highlights three very important […]


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The Low-Risk Approach To Debt Financing An Apartment Syndication

When taking down an apartment investment, sponsors raise equity through their investor network and finance the majority. Because the cost of debt is lower than the cost of equity, the majority of the financing comes through debt. Usually, syndicators will raise at least 20% of the value of the asset with equity and finance no […]


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Why Should I Consider Apartment Syndications?

If you are new to apartment syndications, I recommend you check out What Is Multi-Family Syndication, which should be a helpful resource and introduction into how this niche works and how many have become financially free by investing in apartments. Now that you are somewhat familiar with how it works, why would any working professional […]


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What Is A Stabilized Multifamily Investment Property?

Passive investors may hear the team stabilized when investors are describing an apartment’s occupancy. Stabilized assets simply refers to the level of occupancy. Although lenders, brokers and syndicators may all have their own ideal for what is considered stabilized and that term can vary even further by the investment asset relative to the market for […]


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The Power of Forced Equity In Apartment Investing

Multifamily investments have insane scalability and raising net operating income through value-add activities can create immense value for investors. For illustration, I want to provide a hypothetical example. You become a passive investor in an apartment syndication for a 144-unit in a growing neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida. The average rents of $1,050 for the all-two […]


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The Importance of Unit Turns In Apartment Investing

When investing in apartment syndications, whether actively or passively as a limited partner (LP) it is important to know and understand the key successful factors from the property management team. First of all, the property management can make or break the investment opportunity by either underperforming to the plan or executing with solid performance. One […]


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5 Steps To Your First Passive Investment In An Apartment Syndication

1. Get Educated It pays dividends to invest in your thinking. What is financial freedom? How do the wealthy create their wealth? What is passive income? Is it possible for passive income to replace earned income? Reading and understand these concepts is a prerequisite to massive action in apartment investing. After creating the growth mindset, […]


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What is Not Considered in Stocks vs. Real Estate Comparisons

I noticed in the many stocks vs. real estate comparisons that I have reviewed as well as discussions that I held with others that there are a few very important considerations that are often overlooked. Below are just a few: 1️⃣ Leveraged Returns While stocks may afford the opportunity to leverage through options trading or […]


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Why Busy Professionals Should Consider Passively Investing in Apartment Syndications

We busy professionals may work in different fields and have varying degrees of studies and experience, but we have a few notable characteristics in common. We are good at what we do, We are known in our fields as professionals, we make good money doing it and there is something about our careers that we […]


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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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3 Reasons Real Estate Funds Are Great For Passive Investors

If you are not familiar with a real estate fund, it is a pool of investor capital collected by a sponsor to invest in real estate assets. Investors are Limited Partners in the fund and are incentivized by targeted returns and execution in accordance with the business plan for the real estate assets, very similar […]


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The Most Attractive Benefit of Being A Passive Investor In Real Estate

Half the planet wants to invest in real estate but does not know how. They think that to be a real estate investor you have to go out and get a license, or flip some homes, or come from an established family business with many resources. They approach the idea of wealth creation from real […]


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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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The Importance of Cash Flow on Day One

Multi-family investing is no easy feat, especially when investors are involved. Accounting for all the variables – market, location, property type, number of units, condition, and more – there are so many choices. Value-Add I previously the 3 Business Models of Multi-Family Investing and why value-add is my favorite. The primary reason is because value-add […]


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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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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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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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