Mon, 28 September 2020
Trading time for money has a ceiling. There are only so many hours in the day, and eventually, we run out. And those of us who work 80 hours a week (or more!) to make ends meet simply can’t be a good partner or parent. So, what can we do to get out of this broken system and achieve financial freedom?
Dave Seymour is the Cofounder and CEO of Freedom Venture Management, a results-driven investing firm that focuses on multifamily and commercial real estate. After 16 years as a Boston firefighter and paramedic, Dave discovered real estate and quickly became one of the nation’s top investors. His passion for the business and propensity to tell it like it is landed Dave his own real estate reality series on A&E, and he has also appeared on CBS, ABC and CNBC, among many other national media outlets.
On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, Dave joins me to explain how he went from working 120 hours a week as a firefighter and paramedic to starring in Flipping Boston on A&E. He describes how real estate saved his financial life and weighs in on what multifamily assets his team is buying now to generate cashflow right away. Listen in for Dave’s insight on building a platform by being yourself and learn to replace fear with faith and say YES to the opportunities that come your way!
How Dave got his own show on A&E
What Dave was doing before real estate
What inspired Dave to pursue financial freedom
How Dave got into real estate
What Dave is good at
How Dave makes up for his weaknesses
How Dave built a platform for raising money
Dave’s biggest challenges right now
What assets Dave’s team is buying
What’s next for Dave and Freedom Venture
Dave’s definition of success
Connect with Dave Seymour
Mon, 21 September 2020
The F.I.R.E. movement challenges us to achieve financial independence and retire early by saving and investing aggressively. And by aggressively, I mean anywhere between 50% and 70% of your income. Rajneesh Jha was following the F.I.R.E. method, putting his money in Wall Street investments—until he realized he could fast-track his timeline with multifamily real estate!
Raj spent 20 years working as an engineer for Fortune 500 companies. An avid student of the stock market and personal finance, he started investing in safe, low-cost mutual funds with the goal of achieving financial freedom in about 10 years. Then he discovered real estate and shifted his strategy, building a portfolio of small multifamily properties. Earlier this year, he quit his 9-to-5 to build Big League Capital, a multifamily syndication firm that helps other investors turbocharge their journey with real estate.
On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, Raj joins me to explain how shifting from F.I.R.E. to multifamily accelerated his journey to financial freedom. He offers his take on the stock market as an investment class, describing how the returns pale in comparison to real estate. Listen in for insight around transitioning from landlording to syndication and find out how Raj’s life has changed since he quit his corporate job!
How Raj’s journey to financial freedom began
What the F.I.R.E. method teaches
How Raj was able to save a lot of money with F.I.R.E.
What Raj was trying to accomplish through F.I.R.E.
Raj’s take on the stock market as an investment class
How Raj discovered the world of real estate investing
How Raj differs from the average stock market investor
Raj’s first real estate investment
How Raj’s long-term plan shifted once he found real estate
How Raj’s life is different after quitting his job
What’s next for Raj and his investing partners
What Raj would do differently if he could go back
Raj’s advice for achieving financial freedom
Connect with Rajneesh Jha
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Mon, 14 September 2020
2020 has been a tough year for finding deals—even for us. In fact, the Nighthawk Equity team is currently in the process of closing on our first and only deal of the year (so far). But that’s not for lack of trying! So, what are we looking for in a deal right now? How have we changed our underwriting criteria in the age of COVID? And how do we recover from the disappointment of losing a deal?
Garrett Lynch is the Director of Acquisitions at Nighthawk Equity, the investing arm of the Michael Blank organization. Garrett has been in the multifamily space since 2011, cofounding a firm that grew from zero to 3,400 units before successfully exiting that venture. Since taking on his role with us at Nighthawk in 2018, Garrett has built a portfolio that includes at 218-unit property in Little Rock, Arkansas a 276-unit in Huntsville, Alabama, and a 130-unit deal in Atlanta, Georgia.
On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, Garrett joins me to explain how his strategy for finding multifamily deals has evolved over the years and what we look for in a deal at Nighthawk Equity. He describes what he does to build rapport with brokers and stay in touch, sharing how strong broker relationships helped us land our current deal in Atlanta. Listen in for Garrett’s insight on recovering from the disappointment of losing a deal and learn how to adjust your underwriting to find good multifamily deals in the COVID era.
How Garrett’s strategy for finding deals has evolved over the years
How we dialed in our criteria for deals at Nighthawk Equity
The benefits of collocating deals in just a few markets
How we select markets at Nighthawk Equity
How Garrett builds rapport with brokers
How Garrett recovers from the disappointment of losing a deal
How we landed our current deal in Atlanta
Garrett’s system for staying in touch with brokers
How we have adjusted our underwriting at Nighthawk in the COVID era
Connect with Garrett Lynch
Mon, 7 September 2020
If you knew you only had six months to live, what would you do differently? Who would you spend time with? Who would you reconcile with? How would you spend your days?
On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, I’m describing the health crisis that landed me in the ER at the end of July. I explain how the experience forced me to rethink my priorities and reaffirmed my mission to help people to achieve financial freedom through multifamily investing!
Listen in for insight on how to get clarity in your life and take on the challenge to get your affairs in order and start living your best life NOW.
My recent experience with a health crisis
How the health emergency forced me to rethink my priorities
My advice on getting your affairs in order NOW
Two powerful exercises for getting clarity in your life