Category: Apartment Syndication

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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How To Create Your Real Estate Investment Criteria

Any experienced investor knows the importance of having and maintaining an investment criteria. If you ask ten people, they may have ten different metrics and even more variation among with regards to what is minimally acceptable.Even as as a working professional who seeks to passively invest in real estate opportunities, it is extremely important to […]


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The Passive Investor Startup Guide

I have been writing about multifamily investing for over a year. If you search this blog you will find plenty of content that can help anyone achieve the mindset that leads to financial growth, take the first step in real estate investing, become educated in the multifamily asset class and learn about apartment syndications. Many […]


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How Passive Investors in Apartment Syndications Receive Returns

Below outlines how passive investors, or Limited Partners (LP’s), in apartment syndications commonly receive returns. Cash Flow from Operations Distributions from Cash FlowAfter the passive investor agrees to join the deal as an LP, she will receive her representative portion of cash flow distributed as however outlined in the private placement memorandum (PPM). These can […]


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What Multi-Family Syndicators Look For In Passive Investors

If you are considering becoming a passive investor, it is relatively intuitive to determine how to find active syndicators, what to look for in sponsors and questions to ask during the start of the relationship. One lesser discussed topic is what sponsors are actually looking for when bringing in potential passive investors to investment opportunities. […]


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Featured Interview: The Real Estate Syndication Show with Whitney Sewell

I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to be a guest on The Real Estate Syndication Show with Whitney Sewell. What a great discussion! I was able to share my journey into multi-family investing as well as describe what I believe are critical mindset shifts that propel people to take massive action on […]


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Who Should Consider Being A Passive Investor?

Last year, I wrote an article called Active vs. Passive Investing and Which is Right for You, which focused on an explanation of the differences of each and considerations that one should make when exploring which is most fitting for himself or herself. Here, I would like to focus on and further expand upon passive […]


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Why People Choose Apartment Living Over Traditional Homes

Many people will ask, why would a future resident choose to rent an apartment over buying or renting a house. They believe that the average American wants his or her own home, plot of land and backyard. Especially if the rents are the same, people struggle to understand why apartment living would be the preferred […]


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Good Underwriting Beats Market Timing

Russell Gray from the Real Estate Guys Radio podcast said it very well when he stated that “Good Underwriting Beats Market Timing.” There are not too many people that can predict with consistent accuracy when the local or greater real estate market will “take off” or “slow down.” No one can, with 100% certainty or […]


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Freedom Through Passive Investing in Apartment Syndications

If my marketing is effective, you are a working professional who recently gained an interest in real estate and are trying to figure out what niche to follow and how to get in. Let’s get honest. Not everyone has the time or inclination to devote to being an active real estate investor. Let us remove […]


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What is Multifamily Syndication?

If you have listened to the lingo in the investing world, you likely have heard talk of real estate syndication. If you have never invested, the term can be even more intimidating. In this article, I provide an intro to the subject of syndication for simple understanding. To start, I will explain two ways to invest […]


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