Mon, 18 May 2020
No good comes from making decisions out of panic or fear. So, what can multifamily syndicators do to navigate the next couple of months and cover the bills—even if our tenants can’t (or won’t) pay the rent on time? How can we reassure our investors that their money is safe and leverage the available safeguards to make it through the Coronavirus shutdown?
Jason Pero is the multifamily investor and syndicator behind Pero Real Estate, one of the leading real estate firms in Erie, Pennsylvania. Jason and his wife bought their first duplex in 2001 and continued to invest in small multifamily properties while he worked full-time in medical device sales. By 2012, Jason had built a 300-unit portfolio and was able to leave his 9-to-5 to pursue real estate full-time. He started syndicating deals in 2018, and today, Jason owns and self-manages 1K units in Erie County.
On this episode of the podcast, Jason joins me to discuss why he waited so long to get into syndication and why he self-manages his own portfolio. Jason explains how he is navigating the COVID-19 crisis, sharing the safeguards he has in place to get through the next few months and describing his approach to the situation as both a property manager and syndicator. Listen in for Jason’s insight on the buying opportunities coming on the market right now and find out why this is a good time to invest in yourself!
What inspired Jason to get into real estate
Why it took Jason so long to take action on syndication
How the Coronavirus crisis elevates Jason’s mission
The safeguards that are helping Jason navigate COVID-19
Jason’s take on the impact of the Coronavirus as a syndicator
Jason’s approach to the Coronavirus as a property manager
The buying opportunities coming available right now
What makes Jason successful in a rural area
Why Jason self-manages his own portfolio
Jason’s advice on navigating a difficult time
Jason’s advice for aspiring multifamily investors
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