Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing

When I got started in multifamily, I was much too hands-off with property managers. Yes, I reviewed the numbers, but otherwise, I stayed away and simply let them manage everything.

Then I realized that experienced syndicators are much more actively involved with their property management companies, and we started to build more collaborative relationships.

So, where is the sweet spot between too hands-off and too involved? What does a healthy relationship between property managers and ownership groups look like?

Nathan Ridgeway is Regional Vice President at First Communities, one of the nation’s most successful property management companies.

Founded in 1978, FCM has managed over 200K units in 100K communities, growing their market reach to include Washington DC, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Atlanta, Charlotte and Nashville.

On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Nathan joins Garrett and me to discuss the relationship between property management companies and ownership groups.

Nathan explains what differentiates FCM from other property management companies, describing his team’s approach to building a deep bench in a given market and managing expectations with ownership groups.

Listen in for Nathan's advice on vetting a property manager and learn how to strike the right balance between trusting your management team and verifying their performance.

For full episode show notes visit:

http://www.themichaelblank.com/session337/

Direct download: Financial_Freedom_with_Real_Estate_Investing_EP337.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Think you need an Ivy League education or 20 years of experience on Wall Street to set up a fund?

Think again!

Once you've done a handful of syndications, you can easily launch a fund of your own and simplify the process of raising money for multiple real estate deals.

Bridger Pennington is Cofounder and CEO of Fund Launch, an education platform that helps aspiring fund managers launch, build and scale a fund. Fund Launch has served more than 20K students with its hundreds of videos and dozens of downloadable assets.

Bridger also serves as Founder of Black Bridge Holdings, where he established multiple funds and facilitated more than 326 transactions across a variety of industries.

On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Bridger joins Garrett and me to discuss what differentiates a real estate syndication from a fund, describing when it's appropriate to start raising capital through a fund and how the process changes.

Bridger walks us through the pros and cons of raising money with a fund, explaining how it allows you to scale your business faster and close on a good deal more quickly.

Listen in for Bridger's insight on generating excitement around investing in a fund and find out how to launch a fund of your own and raise a huge pool of capital from investors for real estate deals!

For full episode show notes visit:

http://www.themichaelblank.com/session336/

Direct download: Financial_Freedom_with_Real_Estate_Investing_EP336.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Investor relations is not about selling a deal. It’s about getting to know individual investors and solving their problems.

But what does that look like in practice? How do you connect with potential LPs and educate them around the benefits of investing in multifamily syndications?

Travis Watts is Director of Investor Education at Ashcroft Capital. He got his start in real estate in 2009, investing in single family and short-term rentals.

Travis became a passive investor with Ashcroft several years ago and was so impressed with their performance that he offered to join the Investor Relations Team in 2019.

On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Travis joins Garrett and me to explain why he transitioned from active investing in single family to passive investing in syndications.

Travis describes how he attracts new investors at Ashcroft and walks us through the pros and cons of raising capital through a fund.

Listen in for Travis’ best practices for taking care of investors and learn how to serve your LPs and solve their problems to grow your syndication business.

For full episode show notes visit:

http://www.themichaelblank.com/session335/

Direct download: Financial_Freedom_with_Real_Estate_Investing_EP335_1.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 1:00am EST

Proximity is power. But how do you get in front of successful people when you're struggling yourself?

Sterling Griffin was homeless when he made the decision to surround himself with the people he wanted to become. Then he found creative ways to add value so they'd want to be friends.

And in just two years, Sterling went from living in his Honda Accord to making $1.68M.

Today, Sterling serves as Founder of Life Changer Academy and Sterling Capital, a real estate firm that provides high-net-worth individuals with access to tax-advantaged investments.

On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Sterling joins cohost Garrett Lynch to share his journey to becoming a millionaire, explaining how he borrowed money and sold his car to invest in a mentor and why he's committed to inspiring others to see more for themselves too.

Sterling describes his transition from fitness trainer to business coach to real estate investor, discussing his decision to focus on triple net lease investing and the tax advantages of accelerated depreciation.

Listen in for Sterling's insight on finding the right people to learn from and learn creative ways to add value to high-profile people who will help you grow to the next level of success!

For full episode show notes visit:

http://www.themichaelblank.com/session334/

Direct download: Financial_Freedom_with_Real_Estate_Investing_EP334_1.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 1:00am EST

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