Fri, 11 May 2018
Would you be willing to make 4,500 agonizing phone calls to land your first property? How about going to the trouble of analyzing 100 deals to find one good one? It goes without saying that we have unparalleled opportunities here in the US, but success is unlikely to fall into your lap. So, if you are looking to become a successful multifamily investor, you have to START: Learn to analyze deals properly and get one done.
Andrew Cushman is the principal of Vantage Point Acquisitions, a multifamily investment firm out of Southern California. Andrew has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and he worked for a Cargill Foods for seven years before leaving the corporate world for real estate investment. He completed 24 profitable single family flips before making the transition to apartment building acquisitions in 2010. Since then, Andrew has successfully syndicated 1,800 units that continue to provide investors with strong returns.
Today, Andrew joins me to share his story, explaining how an article in the Wall Street Journal inspired his real estate career and why he made the transition from pre-foreclosure flips to multifamily. He walks us through his first deal, a 92-unit property in Macon, Georgia, discussing his mistakes around failing to vet investors and underestimating renovation costs. Andrew offers advice for aspiring investors on beginning with the end in mind, building a network of investors, and partnering for instant legitimacy. Listen in for Andrew’s insight into the benefits of B properties and learn why finding a good deal in the current climate is challenging—but not impossible!
How Andrew got into real estate
Andrew’s shift to multifamily
Andrew’s first multifamily deal
How Andrew financed his first deal
What Andrew learned from his first deal
Andrew’s advice around doing your first deal
Andrew’s take on the challenge of finding a great deal
Andrew’s insight for aspiring investors who lack capital
The value in partnering
Andrew’s advice to his 22-year-old self
Andrew’s perfect day
What Andrew is looking forward to
Connect with Andrew
Direct download: MB_108-_Analyzing_100_Multifamily_Deals_to_Find_the_ONE__With_Andrew_Cushman.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 5:07pm EDT