Category: Passive 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 […]


Continue Reading 3 Clues On The Rent Roll For Every Apartment Investor

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 […]


Continue Reading The Two Largest Operating Expenses In Apartment Ownership

How To Overcome The Fear of Risk

Today, on the video channel, I discuss how to creat habits that allow us to overcome our inherent and paralyzing fear of risk. SHORT SUMMARY: 1️⃣ Most of us see risk as a bad thing, but it is simply something to be managed. 2️⃣ Without even realizing it, we deal with risk in most of […]


Continue Reading How To Overcome The Fear of Risk

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 […]


Continue Reading The Importance of Unit Turns In Apartment Investing

Why Real Estate Is The Best Asset Class on The Planet

Today, on the video channel, I talk about the four reasons that I believe real estate is the best asset class on the planet. SHORT SUMMARY: 1️⃣ Builds Equity: Over time, as values increase in line or above the rate of inflation, owner equity increases. 2️⃣ Debt Pay-Down: Each month, the paying tenant makes a […]


Continue Reading Why Real Estate Is The Best Asset Class on The Planet

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, […]


Continue Reading 5 Steps To Your First Passive Investment In An Apartment Syndication

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 […]


Continue Reading 3 Ways To Network With Other Apartment Investors

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 […]


Continue Reading Why Busy Professionals Should Consider Passively Investing in Apartment Syndications

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 […]


Continue Reading Why Do I Write So Many Blog Posts on Real Estate Investing?

2 Practical Takeaways About Inflation for the Working Professional

I have been writing and talking about inflation increasingly more during these uncertain times. As stated in this earlier post, recent inflation reports to be 7%, and some estimate true inflation to be in the double digits. Regardless of actual inflation numbers, one thing can be sure, and that is the inflation will continue to […]


Continue Reading 2 Practical Takeaways About Inflation for the Working Professional

Assessing Risk vs. Reward in The Investment Decision 💡

Risk ⚠️ Every decision we make involves risk. Often we subconsciously base our decisions upon the associated risks. For example, you would likely not choose to run the red light because of the risk of getting in a car accident (or at least a ticket). Reward 🎁 Using the red light example, just as you […]


Continue Reading Assessing Risk vs. Reward in The Investment Decision 💡

How Real Estate Experience Helps My Broader Investment Strategy 💡

I began my investing journey in the stock market. I read lots of books and followed lots of content. No matter how smart I believed I was, my biggest flaw was impatience and short-sightedness. The long-term mindset is always best. I knew that, but no matter how hard I tried, I could not shake the […]


Continue Reading How Real Estate Experience Helps My Broader Investment Strategy 💡

Understanding Real Assets vs. Financial Assets in Passive Investing

In a world where there are millions of different strategies to investing, it pays to have a simple approach. One way to further simplify the various options is to understand the difference between financial and real assets. Both have their places in a portfolio. 1️⃣ Financial Assets Most people tend to own only financial assets. […]


Continue Reading Understanding Real Assets vs. Financial Assets in Passive Investing

I Sold My First Rental (For Double What I Paid) ‼️

We did it! It is 2022 and after six years of owning this house, we have sold it. It was our first ever house, one we lived in for four years, and our second rental. Although I intended to hold this property for decades, back in November, after review of the current market conditions, we […]


Continue Reading I Sold My First Rental (For Double What I Paid) ‼️

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 […]


Continue Reading 3 Reasons Real Estate Funds Are Great For Passive Investors

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 […]


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

The Best Way for Real Estate Investors to Adapt to Rising Interest Rates

The Fed has recently announced plans to raise interest rates. The stock market reacted with horror. There was a significant drop across the board as unfavorable interest rate increases threaten the speed of the economic growth. Inflation must be managed, but rising interest rates do have effects on the commercial real estate world. What Rising […]


Continue Reading The Best Way for Real Estate Investors to Adapt to Rising Interest Rates

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, […]


Continue Reading The Concept of Risk in Investing

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 […]


Continue Reading The Importance of Cash Flow on Day One

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 […]


Continue Reading What Inflation Means for Working Professionals

Investing Using The Principles of Supply and Demand

Investing is not difficult to learn. Actually, I believe it involves unlearning behaviors. Unlearning to use emotions to make financial decisions. We, including myself, struggle with this regularly, both in our personal finances and investments. But it simply really is about the discipline to think objectively, choosing the factual side versus the emotional side, or […]


Continue Reading Investing Using The Principles of Supply and Demand

Podcast Guest Appearance: How To Scale Commercial Real Estate

I am ecstatic to have had the chance to join Sam Wilson on the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Podcast. On the show we discussed a few things every passive investor should know. Here are the cliff notes: 1️⃣ Delay instant gratification and put your extra money to work We all want things now. […]


Continue Reading Podcast Guest Appearance: How To Scale Commercial Real Estate

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 […]


Continue Reading Pivoting Your Investment Strategy When The Market Changes

The Two Goals of Money Management

Whether you are an apartment operator or a passive investor, it is wise to know the basic two goals of money management. Such an understanding should allow for more effective decision making and identification of risk. 1️⃣ Capital Preservation Capital Preservation simply refers to protection of capital. This identifies the goal of protecting principal and […]


Continue Reading The Two Goals of Money Management

How Working Professionals Achieve Financial Peace

We work very hard at our jobs. Some of us are engineers, project managers, accountants, corporate lawyers, IT specialists, the list goes on. My LinkedIn network includes thousands of professionals who fit these categories. What we have in common are the desires to grow in our careers, add value to the world and achieve financial […]


Continue Reading How Working Professionals Achieve Financial Peace