Category: Apartment Syndication

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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What Are Turnkey Rentals And Are They Good Passive Investments?

Many beginning or aspiring investors ask about the concept of buying a Turnkey Rental, which is just like it sounds: a rental property that is stabilized, or occupied by a tenant and needs (or should need) no work. The Appeal Turnkey rentals are appealing to many for obvious reasons: No work up front: the appeal […]


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Using Leading Indicators to Be Competitive In Multifamily Investing

Competition for Real Assets This is certainly a competitive time for multifamily investors. During this inflationary period where prices are rising on everything from groceries to used cars, investors are seeking assets that can beat inflation. As a result, the multifamily space is doused with competition from investors who want better returns and downside risk […]


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How Aggressive Underwriting Can Destroy Your Multifamily Investment

In today’s multifamily space, you have to look at twice as many apartment offerings to find one that pencils out. Whereas in the past where 1 out of a handful may check out, today, it could be 1 out of 100 deals and beyond that actually make sense. This is due to the competitiveness of […]


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How to Apply the Insurance Business Model To Multifamily Real Estate Investing

The insurance business is a great business model. In fact, it is so good from an investment standpoint that it is one of Warren Buffet’s favorite industries. Now, if the greatest investor of all time has a passionate favor of the insurance industry’s business model, then we should pay attention. And as I have studied […]


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5 Great Frequently Asked Questions About Apartment Investing

Check out these 5 top questions that I found are among the most frequent that working professionals ask when they learn about my addiction to apartment investing. How Can a “Regular Person” Invest in Apartments? Yes, it is very possible, even common, for “regular people” to invest in apartments. Read Do I Have To Be […]


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Ask an Expert – Guest Appearance on Diary of An Apartment Investor Podcast

I am super thankful to have had the opportunity to join Brian Briscoe and Guest Tim Bratz on the Diary of Investor podcast. This podcast is truly like no other. Brian, the host, brings an experienced apartment investor on the show and one with less experience to discuss the industry, lessons learned and the best […]


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Why Apartment Syndication is Not for Everyone

I recently read “Syndication is a B*tch – And Other Truths You Haven’t Been Told” by Bruce Peterson and it is a game changer. For anyone who wants to someday syndicate multi-family deals, this is a must read. Whereas other books and resources speak primarily about how the process of syndication and the the wealth […]


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Why People Choose to Rent Over Home Ownership

Why is it that someone would choose to rent versus own their home? After all, we have all heard that the American Dream is home ownership. Don’t people rent only because they have to, and not by choice? Not exactly… The “American Dream” Has Changed People’s preferences are changing. Here are a few characteristics of […]


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Networking With Other MultiFamily Real Estate Investors

Making Friends Online With the creation of the internet, a world of opportunity has been created for learning new topics, sharing ideas and meeting like-minded individuals. Especially when it comes to niches such as horse breeding, Mediterranean diets or multi-family real estate investing, the internet affords people opportunities that they would not have in real […]


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Financial Freedom vs. Debt Freedom

I like Robert Kiyosaki. I also like Dave Ramsey. Both want you to be successful, but share very different definitions and paths to that success. Most people need to hear Dave Ramsey’s message. It is one of discipline, getting out of debt and living life unconstrained to financial burden. To accomplish this is to live […]


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The Great Investment Alternative of Apartment Syndications

The Trade-Off With Stocks For those who invest in stocks, often in choosing your alternatives you are faced between a high-growth company and a mature company. The high growth company offers much upside potential at the price of a higher Price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple, whereas the mature company has less growth potential and its P/E multiple […]


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What is IRR and Why Is It Used In Apartment Investing?

What is the IRR? The Internal Rate of Return (IRR) is widely used as a metric in Apartment Syndications as a common way to describe the returns to both active and limited partner investors. Similar to the Average Annual Return (AAR), IRR takes into account the sale/refinance of the property asset and measures the return […]


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Marketing and Building Your Platform For Your Real Estate Investing Business

I was recently blessed with the opportunity to join Pinny Lubinsky on the Real Estate Ventures Podcast to discuss my apartment investing business and the importance of building a platform and marketing yourself wherever possible. You can check out the full interview here! For anyone who aspires to scale his or her real estate investment […]


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