Category: Passive Investing

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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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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Recession-Proof Investing And Why It Works

There are so many ways to build wealth – certainly some are much riskier than others. The best type of investments are those that can withstand the cyclical nature of economics, those that do not take rare genius and impeccable timing and those whose returns are based on proven models and a track record of […]


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The Most Important Lesson I Learned from Real Estate Investing

I want to share with you the most imporant lesson, one that caused me to rethink my approach to real estate and wealth building altogether. Next Level Investing Involves Teamwork To get to the next level, in addition to creating systems, planning for scale and working through the discomfort, I learned that I must stop […]


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The Mindset of a Successful Investor

What does it take to invest well and achieve great wealth? Talent, know-how, resources? Of course. However, my argument is that more critical to investment success is mindset. Mindset governs everything else.Mindset governs the behaviors that lead to believing bigger, deciding to invest, and maintaining discipline. Believes Bigger Any entrepreneur or wealth builder eventually comes […]


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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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The Importance of Cash Flow In Wealth Building

Cash We have often heard it stated that “Cash is King.” This is logical thinking in that cash is a resource that allows us to obtain other resources that are essential for life: food, shelter and other needs. Without this liquid resource, we cannot quickly trade for other important life essentials. If all of our […]


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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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The Low-Risk Approach To Acquiring Multi-Family Assets

Multi-family assets cover a wide spectrum of niches, such as apartments and mobile home parks, and investment strategies, such as new development, acquiring stabilized assets, seeking value-add opportunities, or repositioning of highly distressed assets. Each niche has its own unique characteristics and each strategy has its own risk factors. Balance of Risk and Reward One […]


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How to Conservatively Underwrite Multifamily Investments

Especially in this economic cycle, the assumptions we make in our underwriting can lead to very critical miscalculations if we are not prudent and conservative. Below are two very important considerations in conservatively underwriting multifamily investments. Rent Growth Both experienced and inexperienced investors alike may be inclined to project rent growth in year one. While […]


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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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The Importance of Protecting Investment Capital

The primary focus for every investor should be capital preservation: protecting the principal investment funds. This is significantly more essential when using other people’s investment funds. After first protecting principal, then an investor’s second priority is capital appreciation. Many times these priorities get confused; appreciation becomes the top goal and protection of principal is put […]


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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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5 Great Questions Every Passive Investor Should Ask Multi-Family Syndicators

In separate posts, I discussed how to find active syndicators as well as what to look for in a syndicator. After having met a sponsor, passive investors should set up an initial call to better familiarize themselves with that sponsor and his or her team. Here, I summarize five basic questions every passive investor should […]


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Why I am Richer in 2021

If you think this is about money, read on. Every year I want to improve. I want to be stronger, smarter, more impactful and better balanced. I can look back on each year of the last five and easily characterize my life and happiness based upon those attributes. 2020 for me, just like many, was […]


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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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The Difference in Investing in Multi-Family vs. Single-Family Real Estate

Many investors someday aspire to grow from their single family rental portfolio to owning many multi-family assets. Mistakenly, they may assume that what is necessary to be successful in multi-family real estate is identical to that of single-family investing. There is one fundamental difference in investing in the multi-family versus single-family real estate assets. One […]


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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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3 Steps To Prepare Your Finances for Passive Investing in Real Estate

Wealth building is a marathon, and it takes much time and preparation to be in shape to compete. Many people do not consider the steps that are necessary to take in order to achieve their wealth building goals. Below are three very simple steps to prepare your finances for passive investing in real estate. Eliminate […]


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The Most Valuable Asset in Your Wealth Portfolio

There are various asset classes in which to invest as part of your wealth-building. Aside from stocks and bonds, there is real estate (my favorite), cryptocurrencies, precious metals and more. But there is something more valuable than these. An asset so finite that its massive global undervaluation baffles me. We all have this asset but […]


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Infinite Banking Strategies with M.C. Laubscher

I am a repeat listener of The Passive Investor Show, hosted by John Fortes. I was privileged to write a guest blog post on episode 129, where guest M.C. Laubscher discussed Infinite Banking Strategies. Whether you are new or seasoned to real estate investing, you may find this content insightful and helpful towards your very […]


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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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Identifying Your Why and Gaining Your Support System

I was blessed with the privilege of speaking with Martynas Fedotovas on his awesome podcast, Beating Alpha, where I shared my journey into multi-family, what drives me, and the mission of Robinson Capital. In the interview, I discussed my journey into multi-family investing, investing fundamentals, the goals of Robinson Capital and passive investing. Each of […]


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