Category: Multifamily Investing

3 Clues On The Rent Roll For Every Apartment Investor

Along with the T-12, reviewing the rent roll is a great starting point at underwriting apartment investing opportunities. While information on the rent roll must be verified during due diligence, it makes for a great source of the following information. Upcoming Vacancies The rent roll should show the names of residents as well as their […]


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The Two Largest Operating Expenses In Apartment Ownership

If you are considering actively or passively investing in apartment syndications, it is probably a good thing to know the biggest drivers of operating expenses. Management, or mismanagement and lack of preparation, of these expenses can make, or break, your investment plan. So pay attention to these two top drivers of operating expenses in most […]


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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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3 Ways To Network With Other Apartment Investors

As busy professionals who aspire to grow passive income and wealth through real estate estate it can be difficult for us to become immersed in the world of apartment investing. With little available time, it becomes more consuming simply finding the resources to network, let alone making the time. Here are three ways any busy […]


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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 Powerful Advantages of Multifamily Real Estate Investing

Although I started my real estate investing journey in single family housing, I knew that the end goal would be to own multiple multifamily assets and apartments. I did not know that normal people can participate in these investments, but when I got educated, I was hooked. Now that I am focusing on multifamily assets, […]


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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 Concept of Risk in Investing

Risk is a word that is often associated with a negative meaning. It symbolizes something dangerous that should avoided because, like a poisonous snake, it is sure to harm you. However, risk is more like water. Whereas you do not have to live with poisonous snakes, you have to live with water. And like water, […]


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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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What Inflation Means for Working Professionals

The Labor Department recently stated that the Consumer Price Index jumped 7% last year. That is a 39-year high! While some say that the inflation will ease soon, we should all recognize it as a part of American life. Today we feel richer because of the greater money supply; but when prices catch up, the […]


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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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Pivoting Your Investment Strategy When The Market Changes

Today’s multifamily market is tough. The good assets are highly competitive amongst buyers and are bid up to exorbitant numbers that should not make sense from an investment standpoint. Because investors are chasing real assets, attempting dodge inflation and to get away from volatile stocks, they are now in the multifamily space, looking to get […]


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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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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 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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