Mon, 19 August 2019
Advancements in technology allow us to access and analyze an incredible amount of data. But what does this mean for multifamily investors? Can we make use of tech tools to find off-market deals, for example? What if we could automate the underwriting process? How might machine learning facilitate market analysis?
Raj Tekchandani is the Founder and Managing Principal at Smart Capital Management, a real estate investment firm that focuses on the acquisition and management of value-add multifamily properties. Raj brings his significant experience in tech startups to his work as a full-time investor, leveraging data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence to identify strategic assets in emerging markets that provide high-yield returns.
Today, Raj joins me to explain how he got started in real estate, buying condos in Orlando to supplement his uncertain W-2 income. He discusses what inspired his transition to multifamily and shares his diverse experience as an active investor, passive investor, and capital raiser for syndication deals. Listen in for Raj’s assessment of the available tech tools for real estate and learn how he quit his job in startups to become a data-driven multifamily investor!
What inspired Raj’s interest in real estate
How Raj got started in real estate
Raj’s transition to multifamily
Raj’s first multifamily investment
How Raj got into passive investing in multifamily
Why Raj decided to quit his job and do real estate full-time
What Raj is working on now
The tech tools for real estate Raj is exploring
How Raj educates new real estate investors
What Raj looks for in a multifamily operator
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