Tue, 25 July 2017
More money, more problems.
One of the major pain points for high net worth individuals involves taxes. Today’s guest was hit hard with a $497K bill in 2010, and that’s when he decided stop giving his money away to the IRS and start investing in multi-family properties!
David Zook is a wildly successful entrepreneur and experienced investor in the multi-family space who has syndicated over $50M worth of real estate in his career. His portfolio includes 3,000 apartment units in several states as well as Ambergris Caye, the largest resort in Belize. David has entered the ATM market as well, capitalizing on another investment that offers tax-advantage cashflow.
David is also a sought-after speaker and published author who has presented at venues such as the International Business Conference, The Jason Hartman Real Estate Mastermind, and The Cash Flow Wealth Summit. He credits his success to working with world-class teams, and today he discusses why it’s patriotic to take advantage of available tax breaks, the AHA moment that initiated his transition from passive investor to real estate syndicator, and how multi-family investing has evolved over time. Whether you’re a high net worth individual looking to reduce your tab with the IRS or a syndicator looking to raise money, this episode is for you. Listen in as David shares how he leverages paper loss and cost segregation to reduce his tax bill from $475K to nearly zero.
[5:43] Why it’s patriotic to take advantage of tax breaks
[7:27] The tax benefits associated with multi-family investing
[10:49] How to exercise cost segregation
[13:07] David’s advice around choosing syndicator (as a passive investor)
[15:08] How David transitioned from passive investor to syndicator
[18:02] David’s approach to passive investing
[20:24] How David raised money for his first deals as a syndicator
[24:51] How David structures a deal
[26:28] How multi-family investing has evolved
[29:52] David’s ATM investing opportunity
Connect with David
Direct download: MB_071_-_Why_its_Patriotic_to_NOT_Pay_Taxes__with_David_Zook.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT
Tue, 25 July 2017
Real estate is no longer a local game, and smart apartment building investors have properties all over the country. The tricky part is finding a way to consolidate the data so that you can manage and analyze your portfolio all in one place. Is it possible to streamline the important property management processes when your investments are operated by different property managers using different software in different states? Today’s guest says, ‘Yes, you can,’ as she reveals how to remotely self-manage your real estate portfolio.
Dana Dunford is a real estate management specialist, licensed agent, and technology guru out of San Francisco. After earning her MBA from Harvard Business School in 2015, Dana co-founded Hemlane, a technology-enabled property management solution designed to support real estate investors in the remote management of their rentals. As CEO of the company, Dana understands that the best investments may not be in your backyard, and she is on a mission to provide investors with a single platform that consolidates and manages properties using intelligent software, virtual maintenance coordinators and local support.
Dana’s impressive resume includes positions at Apple, where she was a part of the worldwide financial planning and analysis team, and tech startup Nest, which was acquired by Google for $3.2 billion in 2014. Today she shares her expertise with the Apartment Building Investing audience, discussing the role of a property manager and the pros and cons of self-management. She covers the metrics you should be tracking as an owner, the benefits of property management software, and the processes that should be centralized across your portfolio. If you have between two and fifty properties, this is a must-listen interview that uncovers the tools available to help you remotely manage your investments.
[3:25] The costliest expense in the property management space
[4:39] How to avoid the expenses associated with turnover
[6:28] The pros and cons of self-management vs. hiring a property manager
[8:23] The role of a property manager
[10:17] Dana’s guidance around making property managers ‘offensive players’
[11:41] Dana’s advice about interacting with your property manager
[13:18] The benefits of property management software
[14:28] The metrics owners should be tracking
[16:17] The processes an owner should prioritize
[17:39] How to incentivize tenants to pay on time
[19:34] The processes Dana recommends centralizing across your portfolio
[21:15] How to consolidate your records
[24:45] The free tools Dana recommends for managing your portfolio
[25:59] The fundamentals of Hemlane software
Connect with Dana
Direct download: MB_070_-_How_to_Remotely_Self-Manage_Your_Real_Estate_Portfolio__With_Dana_Dunford.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT
Tue, 18 July 2017
‘When others are fearful, be greedy. When others are greedy, be fearful.’ Today’s guest took Warren Buffet’s advice to heart, moving past her fear and reaching out to investors at the top of their game to ask for guidance as she shifted from single-family fix and flips to 300-plus unit multi-family properties. Her bigger-is-better philosophy has led to a love of investing in sizable unloved properties and performing a full-gut rehab to revitalize the property – and the community.
Kira Golden is the CEO of Direct Source Wealth, a real estate development company out of Denver that does direct deals and serves as a platform for new and experienced investors. By the time she was 18, Kira had holdings in both the real estate and stock market. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from George Washington University with a master’s in public administration, Kira worked as a financial advisor at Edward Jones until she was in a position to live off her investment income. She currently owns properties in Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Puerto Rico and France.
Kira is on a mission to bring high-quality deals to Main Street, providing clients with the financial freedom she has earned through investment in real estate. Today she shares how she financed her first deals, what prompted her shift from single- to multi-family properties, and why she reaches out to big name investors at the top of their game. Listen in to understand how to choose the right equity partners and why Kira recommends investing in apartments – the sooner the better!
[2:25] How Kira got her start in real estate investing
[5:13] How Kira financed her first deals
[9:14] Kira’s minimalist philosophy
[10:56] Kira’s shift from single- to multi-family investments
[15:07] Kira’s intent behind reaching out to potential partners
[16:56] Kira’s first 30-unit multi-family deal
[19:19] How Kira attracts investors
[23:12] What Kira learned from reaching out to sought-after investors
[27:34] The importance of alignment in selecting an equity partner
[30:47] How Kira would approach raising money for 30-unit deal without equity partner
[31:56] Kira’s 315-unit full gut rehab
[34:16] Why Kira wishes she had done multi-family sooner
[37:21] Kira’s advice for aspiring real estate investors
[39:15] What’s next for Kira and Direct Source Wealth
Connect with Kira
Direct download: MB_068_-_Why_Bigger_is_Better_With_Multifamily_Investing_-_With_Kara_Golden.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT
Fri, 14 July 2017
The vast majority of women perform a number of unpaid jobs every day, from childcare to housekeeping to food preparation. There is simply no time to pick up another job! But today’s guest argues that there is a way for women to generate substantial income that doesn’t require a lot of time and energy – apartment building investing.
Whitney Nicely believes that every woman should control her own destiny by investing in real estate as soon and as much as possible. Born into a family of entrepreneurs, Whitney was inspired to invest in real estate as a creative outlet that would allow her the freedom to be her own boss. She flipped her first house in 2009, and has since grown her portfolio to include 17 residential houses, 19 apartment units and seven chunks of vacant land across east Tennessee.
Whitney’s philosophy is to take action first and figure it out as she goes. Her bold, ‘throw spaghetti at the wall’ strategy has proven successful, and now she teaches women how to invest in real estate with no money, no credit and no bank necessary. Listen in as she shares why she prefers apartments to single family homes, how she landed and financed her multi-family properties, and her advice around building a reputation as a local real estate authority. Learn why women need to start building a portfolio – today!
[2:27] How Whitney got her start in real estate
[5:38] Whitney’s experience with single family homes
[6:38] Why Whitney quit the family business to do real estate
[7:29] The advantages of apartments (vs. single family homes)
[12:30] How Whitney landed her three multi-family units
[15:58] The cashflow on Whitney’s current multi-family properties
[16:52] The other expenses associated with owning apartments
[17:51] What’s next for Whitney
[19:04] Whitney’s early real estate misstep
[21:50] Whitney’s philosophy around taking action
[24:27] How Whitney chooses people to do deals with
[25:45] What sets Whitney apart from other investors
[28:14] Why Whitney believes all women need a real estate portfolio
[30:03] How Whitney’s family reacted to her real estate investments
[32:34] Whitney’s advice for aspiring apartment building investors
Connect with Whitney
Whitney Buys Houses on Facebook
Direct download: MB_069_-_Why_Women_Need_a_Real_Estate_Portfolio__With_Whitney_Nicely.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 1:23pm EDT