Mon, 30 November 2020
What is the key to scaling a real estate investing business? Growing your investor database? Raising more and more capital for deals? Putting together and training a capable team? Yes, all of those things are absolutely necessary. And they all require that you build out systems. Systems that allow the business to run on its own.
Jorge Abreu is the Cofounder and CEO of Elevate Commercial Investment Group, a Dallas real estate firm focused on the acquisition of value-add multifamily assets. In his 15-year career, Jorge has flipped 200-plus houses, wholesaled another 100 properties and done $8M in ground-up construction. Since his introduction to multifamily four years ago, Jorge has built a portfolio of 1,700 units worth $125M.
On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, Jorge joins cohost Garrett Lynch and I to share the challenges of scaling a single family investing business and discuss what inspired his transition to apartment buildings. He weighs in on the value of networking (online and in-person) to forge new partnerships and build a solid team. Listen in for insight on building systems to grow your business and learn why Jorge recommends skipping single family and getting right into multifamily investing!
What inspired Jorge’s interest in real estate
The challenges of scaling a single family business
How Jorge started over in Dallas after 2008
The value of finding a good partnership
The benefits of multifamily investing
How Jorge attracts and retains team members
When to bring property management in house
Why Jorge runs his own construction company
Jorge’s insight on raising capital for multifamily
What Jorge does to market his syndications
How Jorge manages his investor lists
What’s next for Jorge and the Elevate team
What Jorge would tell his younger self
Connect with Jorge Abreu