Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow with Kevin Bupp
Ep #52: A candid conversation with Real Estate and Investment Expert – Jason Hartman

Our guest of honor for this week's show is real estate expert and fellow podcaster, Jason Hartman.  Jason is a full-time real estate investor specializing in both single family and multi-family investment properties and currently owns investment properties in 11 different states.

Jason is a highly sophisticated investor who has been at this for a number of years and shares a great deal of knowledge during our conversation today which I know you'll find highly valuable.


In this is interview with Jason, you will learn:

§  Why Jason loves the housing niche and stays away from the other common asset types (retail, office, industrial)

§  How he is able to successful operate in numerous markets across the US

§  Why it's always a good time to invest in real estate as long as you're buying right

§  What fundamentals he looks for within the target markets he invests in

§  Why he loves leveraged real estate acquisitions

§  Why he feels owning your own primary residence isn't the best use of your money

§  His thoughts on the future of our dollar and the US from an economic standpoint


§  and much more





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Our guest of honor for this week's show is Bill Ham.  Bill is a full-time real estate investor specializing in multi-family investment properties in the state of Georgia. Bill started out his professional life as a corporate pilot but soon discovered that there had to be a better way to create financial freedom for himself which is when he bought his first duplex and decided to quit his job and become a full-time real estate investor.

In a very short period of time, Bill was able to acquire hundreds of Multi-Family units and utilized forms of creative financing with most of them.  Bill shares with us how he started off buying that first duplex, and has quickly moved on to bigger and better properties and continues to implement creative financing techniques into his acquisitions.

If you are a new or experienced investor looking to grow your real estate business owning/operating multi-family properties, then listening to this interview with Bill will help put you onto the right path to achieve massive success!

In this is interview with Bill, you will learn:

§  Why he loves apartments and no longer has an interest in investing in Single family

§  How he used creative financing for most of the properties he's purchased and how you can do the same

§  The role a mentor played in his education and success as a RE investor

§  How even starting in one of the most depressed markets in the US (macon GA) Bill was still able to find deals that provided massive cash flow

§  Why he preferred to build his own management company to oversee his portfolio

§  Why he feels that building relationships with commercial brokers is key to finding great deals


§  and much more

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Ep #50: Learn how this apartment building investor went from zero to 1,200 doors in less than 2 years – with Michael Becker

Our guest of honor for this week's show is Michael Becker, senior director of lending for Old Capital lending and principle partner of SPI advisory which is a real estate investment firm specializing in multi-family investment properties in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

In less than 2 years, Michaels company has been aggressively buying apartment buildings and as of this interview has acquired 1,200 doors and had another 400 in escrow.  Michael shares with us how he started off buying single family homes, and has successfully transitioned into buying and syndicating large multifamily properties with other investors.

If you are a new or experienced investor looking to grow your real estate business owning/operating multi-family properties, then listening to this interview with Michael Becker will give you new ideas and inspiration as you continue on your journey.

In this interview with Michael, you will learn:

  •          Why he decided to transfer his primary focus from the lending side over to the investment side of the business
  •          How he and his team are financing their deals with HUD's 223(f) program which offers non-recourse debt
  •          The system they are using to source their deals and create a consistent pipeline of opportunities even in this highly competitive market
  •          Why his group prefers light value-add plays which are already stabilized
  •         The qualities he looks for in a property management company and how  he seeks them out
  •           and much more
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Ep #49: Successful Commercial Real Estate Investing – Matt Ricciardella

Matthew Ricciardella is the managing principal of Crystal View Capital. In the real estate community Matthew is widely renowned and for his deal structuring and deal making skills.  Matthew specializes in investments and management of mobile home communities, self storage facilities, office, and retail properties.

Over the last eight years, he has been involved in more than $50 million of property acquisitions and dispositions as a principal in shopping centers, business parks, office buildings, mobile home communities, and self storage properties. Matthew is knowledgeable about real estate brokerage, development, construction, financing, syndication, leasing and marketing.  He has also been a guest speaker at many prominent real estate industry symposiums.  


 In our interview with Matt you're going to learn:

§  Why he prefers to diversify into multiple different asset types of commercial investments

§  How he continually feeds new deals into his pipeline

§  How having a mentor proved vital to his overall success

§  Why he prefers off-market deals to working with listed properties and brokers

§  Why he loves Mobile Home Park properties


§  and much more

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Ep #48: The 5 ways to find the perfect mentor or partner for your RE business

It’s a fact that experience is by far the best teacher, but it is absolutely idiotic to go at it alone if you can find a mentor who has been there and done that to hold your hand and show you the way. My suggestion is to learn from those who do what you do (real estate investor) and who have been extremely successful. This same principal also applies to finding another investor to partner or JV with on a deal. If you can find someone who will compliment your skills and who already has a track record you’ll find that the process is much easier than working with someone who has zero experience.

This week’s show will outline the methods which I have personally used in my business to find both partners and mentors and with paired with the will to succeed and some good ol’ hard work I know these methods will also yield results for you if applied correctly.

In this show you’re going to learn:

·    How to build a database of all individuals who own the types of buildings you’d like to one day own

·    How to directly market to these owners through various methods

·     How to use Linkedin to find your ideal mentor or partner

·     Why you need to formulate a concise action plan - TODAY

·     How to use brokers to help you find and get  introductions to owners and potential partners


·     And much more…

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Ep #47: Raising Money for Real Estate Deals via Syndication – with Michael Blank
In today's show we have a candid conversation with Michael about his start in the software industry with a company that went public and then how he then took his skills and money and transitioned into real estate investing and owning multiple pizza franchises up to what he specializes in today which is syndicating apartment buildings and teaching others how to do the same.

Michael’s focus is buying apartment buildings by raising money from private individuals and he’s been investing in residential and multifamily real estate since 2005 and began syndicating deals in 2010 and shares with us the details of all his experiences along the way.

In this interview, Michael shares with us the skills necessary to raise money for your RE deals via syndication. Michael proves that with the proper education and guidance that anyone with a will to succeed can successfully syndicate Real Estate Investments.

In this interview with Michael you’re going to learn:


§  Why he decided to transition from SFR into MF real estate

§  How he successfully raised capital for his apartment building acquisition as well as his pizza restaurants via syndication

§  Learn how his partnerships with his investors is structured

§  He tells us his method for finding investors for his deals and gives advice on how you should do it

§  Hear him discuss some of the difficulties and challenges he experienced when looking for investors

§  Why if he could do it all over again he would have bypassed investing in SFR and started immediately in Multi-family

§  Learn his secret, but simple, method for getting things done and being productive on a daily basis


§  and much more

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Ep #46: The 4 steps to Performing Successful Due Diligence on an Income Producing Commercial Property

Due to a large amount of emails over the past few months from our listeners who have had questions regarding current commercial and multi-family deals they're working on and how to effectively determine if they should move forward or pass I thought it would be appropriate to cover the topic of due diligence and it how it plays into the acquisition process and how proper due diligence can be the difference of identifying and moving forward on a great deal or being able to avoid a lemon.

In being a real estate investor you must acknowledge the risks associated with purchasing income producing property; however, you must also devise a solid plan for identifying and minimizing those risks or you will be the guy that is struck with analysis paralysis that looks at everything but buys nothing.

The idea of the “perfect deal” that has zero risk doesn’t exist so you might as well stop wasting your time looking for it. In fact, the more problems associated with a particular property typically result in more reward per ones efforts – I said typically but not always!

We all make mistakes being a real estate investor, but if you do your homework and do a thorough job during the due diligence process then you’ll do just fine


In this show today you’re going to learn:

§  What due diligence is and why it’s some important in the acquisition process

§  How to effectively evaluate your competition during the due diligence process

§  Why sellers are liars until proven otherwise and why you need to verify every possible thing

§  How skipping environmental inspections on a property can put you in financial ruins


§  and much more

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Ep #45: How this self defense instructor went from Zero to 318 Multi-Family Units in less than 6 months – with Karma Senge

Karma Senge is the president of Karma Investment Properties. Karma Investment Properties is an active opportunistic and value-added real estate investment firm that is an investor, developer and asset manager of multifamily investment properties. The firm’s investment philosophy is to identify and capitalize on emerging real estate trends in growing markets before they become noticed by the broader investment market.

Karma Investment Properties uses a niche acquisition strategy that capitalizes on targeting a specific group of growing and underserved rental housing consumers and applies its lifestyle community approach to the investments.

In this interview, Karma shares with us the secrets to his success and how you can apply those same principles to your real estate business. Karma proves that with the proper focus and a strong will to succeed that anything is possible. His only regret – he wishes he would have started investing in Multi-Family properties a long time ago.

In this interview with Karma you’re going to learn:


§  How having a mentor and coach has been an integral part of his success in real estate

§  How he successfully transitioned from single family investments into his first apartment acquisition

§  Why he decided to focus his efforts on multifamily instead of the other commercial asset classes

§  How he was able to go from knowing "little to nothing" about commercial real estate to owning 318 MF units in less than 1 year

§  How he's able to continually achieve 10% and higher response rates on his direct mail campaigns

§  Why he prefers off-market deals to working with listed properties and brokers

§  Why if he could do it all over again he would have bypassed investing in SFR and started immediately in Multi-family


§  and much more

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Ep #44: Learn To Become a Giver and Watch Your RE Business Grow

We all know that it is more blessed to give than to receive, a particularly apt rule during the holiday season. But what you may not know is that people who are givers in both their personal and working lives — through mentoring, fundraising, monetary donations, volunteering time, making introductions and sharing their expertise — land at the top of the success ladder.


In today's show I provide my personal account of my experience as it pertains to charitable giving through the bike ride and and how it has helped my business grow.

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Ep #43: How to Make Your RE Business Explode by Becoming a Better Sales Person – Tom Hopkins

Tom Hopkins is world-renowned as The Builder of Sales Champions. His selling skills and sales strategies have helped millions of real estate & sales professionals serve more clients, make more sales and earn millions in income. Tom got his start in real estate sales when he was just 19 years of age. After an initial period of abject failure, he started learning the communication skills that made him the #1 real estate agent in the US within 7 years.

Since 1976 he has been teaching others his simple, yet powerful strategies and tactics through live events, books, CDs and video. Millions have turned their cars into classrooms, listening to Tom's advice on the way to appointments with potential new clients.

In this interview with Tom you’re going to learn:

§  How having a mentor and coach was integral to his success in real estate

§  Why he feels that anyone can become a great salesperson if they learn the basic principles  and apply them

§  Why you must continually work to increase your vocabulary and how he suggests you do this

§  What the most common traits found in top sales people are and how you can learn to adapt them

§  How to get passed the dreadful word "NO" and use it as a springboard to get you to the "YES" faster

§  Learn some of the top closing techniques which can be directly applied to your real estate business

§  How to properly handle and overcome objections


§  and much more

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Ep #42: My 10 Golden Rules for Successful Commercial Real Estate Investing

In the process of building your real estate investing business, it's important to have a route map along with a strong desire to succeed if you want to make it in this business. In this week’s show I share the 10 golden rules that I actively practice in my business each and every day. These 10 rules were derived from 15 years of active real estate investing and are part of the reason why I am where I am today.

You may have the greatest opportunity in the world but if you don't have the right plan to follow, it will be hard to ever build momentum and keep your business going.  It doesn't matter if you are just starting out, or if you're an experience investor raising money from Wall Street institutional investors, I truly believe that your business will benefit from these 10 golden rules.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

§  Why thinking big should be part of commercial real estate investing plan

§  Why having a set plan of action is the best way to gain clarity as you start your business

§  Why cash flow is king and appreciation should be considered icing on the cake

§  How getting the proper education and mastering the key financial evaluation metrics is critical to your overall success as a commercial real estate investor

§  Why your network and the relationships are so important in this industry

§   How buying properties on pro-forma numbers will sink your ship in no time flat

§  Why it's critical to build a sustainable system for find off-market deals and why it's something you need to be doing NOW


§  How the people and industry professionals you surround yourself with accelerate your success and help you reach higher in this business than you ever thought possible

Ep #41: A candid conversation with the Founder of American Eagle Capital Partners – Arndt Nicklisch

Our special guest this week is Arndt Nicklisch, Founder of American Eagle Capital Partners, headquartered in New York, NY.  American Eagle Capital Partners is a private real estate investment firm that acquires and operates suburban office properties in select major metropolitan markets throughout the United States.

Prior to forming American Eagle Capital Partners, Mr. Nicklisch served in many high-profile roles with both private and publically traded Real Estate Equity firms. His experience and high level of expertise in the commercial real estate space is unsurpassed and I'm positive you'll enjoy our candid conversation with Arndt as we uncover we he got his start and how he's made it to where he is today.

In this interview with Arndt you’re going to learn:

§  The reasons he chose to leave a large equity firm in order to start his own REI group and why he wished he would have done it sooner

§  Why he prefers property specific capital raises to doing blind pool offerings

§  Why his group is focused on the suburban office sector

§  Why he prefers outsourcing his leasing and management to 3rd party groups rather than having it in-house

§  Why "remaining nimble" is a key component of American Eagle's investment strategy

§  The advantages of creating relationships with brokers and other industry professionals to keep continual deal flow

§  The primary downsides of the suburban office niche and how his team identifies the risks and overcomes them


§  And much more...

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Ep #40: 5 steps to getting your first deal done – with Kevin Bupp

Do you feel like you’re continually running into road blocks on your way to doing your first RE deal?  Well, based on recent feedback from a bunch of our listeners it seems that you’re not alone. In this week’s show I’m going to cover the 5 key steps that all new investors must master in order to get their first deal done. These 5 steps based on the actions I would take if I were starting all over again.


Becoming a successful real estate investor doesn’t come natural for most; it’s a learned skill. If you implement the 5 steps I discuss in this week’s show, I promise that you will be on the right road to success as a real estate investor. My advice for you – TAKE ACTION AND IMPLEMENT THESE 5 STEPS!

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Ep #39: Building Massive Cash Flow with Raw Undeveloped Land – with Mark Podolsky

In 2001, Frontier Properties founder Mark Podolsky was an Investment banker with a crazy high-pressure lifestyle in Phoenix.

Like several of his colleagues, Mark liked the idea of investing in real estate. So the next time he earned a commission check, Mark went down to a tax sale auction at the county. He ended up buying a property with a commission from a big deal… and what’s more, Mark put everything he had into buying land in New Mexico.

“My wife thought I was crazy, he says, but I told her, ‘at least we own land.”Sure enough, Mark was able to sell all his New Mexico property at a profit. Even better, Mark was soon able to quit his job to go into the real estate business full-time.

Mark shares with us the steps he took to get to where he is today in having completed more than 5,000+ land transactions. Also, Mark walks us through a few of his most recent land acquisitions and speaks specifically to the step by step process of how he’s built his business.


In this interview with Mark you’re going to learn:

  •         How to buy raw vacant land in desirable areas for 10-20 cents on the dollar
  •          The reasons why sellers will let their land go for so cheap
  •         How he's been able to consistently get returns as high as 1,000% and won't even consider a deal unless he's set to make a minimum return of 300%
  •         How you can truly get started in this niche with very little money - seriously, this isn't BS.
  •          How to find the best end buyers for your raw land deals
  •          The biggest challenges with this strategy
  •          Why he offers easy no qualifying seller financing
  •          How he does all of his due diligence from his home in AZ and never visits a property in person


  •          And much more
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Ep #38: Value-Add Multifamily investor and syndicator shares how he built his portfolio to 2,000+ units – with Michal Ballard

In 2006, Michal transitioned from single family home investments into buying and syndicating value add multifamily properties in the Southeast U.S, where he has amassed a very impressive portfolio of 2,000+ Multifamily units and is adding on average 500 additional units each year.

Making the leap from single family into multifamily investments is a great way to grow your business and start building massive amounts of passive income.  Michal shares with us both the challenges and lessons he has learned through his path to success as a Multifamily REI expert.

Also, Michal walks us through one of his most recent value add multifamily acquisitions and speaks specifically to the step by step process of using as a source of acquiring undervalued commercial real estate investments. You're going to love Michal’s story.

In this interview with Michal you’re going to learn:

  •   How he successfully transitioned from single family investments into his first apartment acquisition
  •         Why he loves apartment buildings and stays away from other asset classes
  •          The steps you need to take in order to get investors begging you to invest their money in your deals
  •          Why he  thinks that the best opportunities in multi-family are the ones priced within the $4-10 million range
  •          Why he feels it's smart for first timers to buy a smaller 2-6 unit property for your first deal in order to help gain experience and build a track record
  •         How he bases his interest in a market by whether or not Fannie Mae is lending there and why you should do the same
  •          How to find hidden gems in the second tier markets
  •          The details on how his funding structure is setup with his money investors
  •          And much more…
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Ep #37: The secret behind making ultra-high returns by investing in Tax Liens Certificates and Tax Deeds - with Ross Budrakey

When a property owner fails to pay the taxes on his or her property, then the city or county in which the property is located has the authority to place a lien on the property to protect their interest. A lien is a legal claim against the property for the unpaid amount that is owed; property that has a lien attached to it cannot be sold or refinanced until the back taxes are paid and the lien is removed.

Ross Budrakey is a nationally recognized expert and educational trainer in the niche of investing in Tax Lien Certificates and Tax Deeds. Within a year of learning about tax liens and deeds, Ross tripled the value of his retirement account.  Through the application of his tax sale process and the application of his wealth philosophies, in less than 3 years, Ross has grown his real estate holdings to over a million dollars.  Ross believes anyone, even if they are working full time starting with little money or assets, can become wealthy within three to five years in their own business.  

Now, he is on a mission to help other individuals achieve their financial goals and more importantly stay wealthy by protecting their assets.   Ross shares his proven tax sale strategies to help people live the lifestyle of their dreams and hopes they will pass that knowledge on to their children.

In this interview with Ross you’re going to learn:

·         What is a tax lien and why you need to be investing in this lucrative investment vehicle

·         What attracted him to this somewhat secretive niche of real estate investing

·         How he transitioned from using his own money to purchase tax liens to raising private money to all his deals

·         How and where he networks to meet his private investors

·         The people you need on your team in order to scale your tax lien investing business throughout multiple counties and states

·         How he’s Earning as much as 24% in certain markets

·         Why tax liens have almost no risk

·         How to do your due diligence on a tax lien


·         And much more…

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Ep #36: How To Successfully Build a Multi-Million Dollar RE Portfolio While Working a Full-Time Job - with Kevin Young

Working a full time job while investing in real estate is not always an easy task – but as our guest today shows us, it’s very possible if you put your mind to it and take the right steps. On today’s show we speak with Kevin Young, a real estate investor who has built up an impressive Commercial Real Estate portfolio all while working a very demanding full time job.

Kevin’s story is proof that it’s possible to become a successful commercial real estate investor while working a full-time job as long as you’re willing to put in the time and get the proper education and align yourself with the proper people within the industry who can help you reach your financial goals. Oh, and if working a full-time job isn’t enough, Kevin is an Ironman Triathlete who trains on average 15-20 hours per week. The point I’m trying to make by telling you all of this is that there are no excuses of why YOU can’t build a CASH FLOWING commercial real estate portfolio while working your current job. The proof is right here ladies and gentleman!


In this episode, Kevin shares with us the processes and systems that he’s used to build his real estate portfolio and how anyone listening to this show can yield the same results if they take the proper steps.

In this interview with Kevin you’re going to learn:

  •       How he got started in the RE business
  •       His first steps to getting educated and why he feels the CCIM course are imperative to your success as an investor
  •       The big lessons he learned on his first deal
  •       The importance of surrounding yourself with a team of professionals who know the business
  •       Why sometimes it’s a bad idea to get family financially involved in your RE transactions
  •       How has learned how to successfully structured his life to allow him to work his full-time job, be a part-time investor, and also be involved in multiple other hobbies
  •       Why it’s important to learn how to talk the talk, before you walk the walk
  •       And much more…
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Ep #35:  The path to building a strong multi-million dollar rental portfolio – with Matt Faircloth

On today’s episode, we cover a wide range of really important topics with real estate investor Matt Faircloth, including his first real estate investment, raising capital for deals, dealing with tenants, moving up to larger multi-family and commercial properties, and a lot more.


Matt has invested in the Central NJ and Philadelphia markets for several years now, doing both single tenant and multi-family rentals as well as fix and flips, so he has a ton of insight for both those just getting started and for those with a lot of experience already.

This show has so much good information and helpful tips for any real estate investor.


In this interview with Matt you’re going to learn:

  •       The steps Matt took to buy his first investment property and how that first transaction helped built the foundation of his current success
  •       How he adds huge value in smaller multi-unit properties
  •       How he determines where the path of progress is going in a certain area and how he uses this info to make strategic acquisitions
  •       The steps he took to educate himself in the business and ultimately become the sophisticated investor he is today
  •       How we was able to successfully land a great deal on a property by calling for rent ads and asking the owner if he’s interested in selling
  •       How raising private money from investors has allowed them to scale their business and buy bigger deals
  •       Why it’s so vitally important to surround yourself with people smarter than yourself who can act as mentors or business advisors
  •       And much more…
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Ep #34: The Fast Track to Success in Multi-Family Investing – with Jonathan Twombly

Jonathan is President and Managing Member of Two Bridges Asset Management LLC. Before founding Two Bridges, he was a partner in the real estate investment firm TRB Investment Group LLC. He began his career as a lawyer and spent over a decade practicing in American Lawyer Top 100 firms, where he focused on real estate and hospitality matters. Jonathan holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a law degree from Columbia University School of Law. He currently serves as a vice president of the Harvard Real Estate Alumni Organization.

Although he only made his first apartment acquisition less than a year ago, Jonathan is already working on his third apartment deal and currently owns/manages 234 Multi-Family units in the Greenville-Spartanburg, SC area and has plans to build his portfolio up to 1000+ units within the next few years.

In this episode, Jonathan will speak with us candidly about his real estate investing business and how anyone listening to this show can yield the same results if they take the right path.

In this interview with Jonathan you’re going to learn:

  •         The roadblocks he ran into financing his first deal and how he overcame them
  •          What key indicators he looks for in a market which determine whether or not he’ll invest
  •          How finding an already experienced investor to partner with proved invaluable to his current success
  •          Why it’s so vitally important to get your first few deals done to create a track record for yourself
  •          Why he feels it’s imperative to build lasting relationships with brokers if you want to be successful in this business
  •          Why he prefers multi-family properties over the other asset classes
  •          Why he wholeheartedly believes in using 3rd party management companies to run your properties


  •          And much more…
Direct download: Jonathan_Twombly_Podcast_Episode_Final_Edit.mp3
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Ep #33: Building Massive Income Streams buying distressed Retail Shopping Centers – with Thomas Jorglewich

Commercial Real Estate Investment expert and the President of Toben Partners, Thomas Jorglewich, started out his real estate career as a sales broker with the Marcus and Millichap.  Within a few short years, Thomas realized that although he was making great money as a broker he would never reach the point of financial freedom he strived for unless he got on the other side of the table and started owning real estate versus just selling and making commissions.  


The next step Thomas took was quitting his job at Marcus and Millichap and taking a position with one of his previous clients, an investor who owned and operated over 1 million sq. ft. of retail space – this was how Thomas would learn the ropes. It wasn’t long before Thomas began building his own RE portfolio and making a name for himself in this industry niche. 

Thomas currently owns/operates over 100,000 sq ft of retail space, has completed multiple successful ground up developments as well as distressed turnaround deals, and has become quite successful in the opportunistic and value-add retail shopping center space. Toben Partners main focus is strip and neighborhood shopping centers from 10,000 to 50,000 square feet in size  in the Northern Atlanta Market

In this episode, Thomas will pull back the curtain and talk to us about investing in retail shopping centers and why he feels that any active investor looking for a “TRUE” passive income stream and secure returns should strongly consider adding this investment to their real estate portfolio.

In this interview with Thomas you’re going to learn:

·         Why Thomas prefers retail property types over the other asset classes like multi-family, office, industrial

·         How getting his start as a commercial RE broker has proven invaluable to his overall success in the industry

·         How his boots on the ground effort and personal connections with his tenants has resulted in high occupancies at his centers

·         His unique approach to pre-leasing his spaces and the strategy behind his method

·         The key components he looks for when considering a new shopping center investment opportunity

·         Why he prefers to invest in his local market rather than expanding his business into new areas.

·         And much more…  

Direct download: Thomas_Jorglewich_Podcast_Episode_Final_Edit.mp3
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Ep #32: Part 2 - The TOP 10 mistakes to avoid when investing in Mobile Home Parks – with Jefferson Lilly

Jefferson Lilly is a mobile home park investment expert, educator, and industry consultant who has been featured in the New York Times and Bloomberg Magazine.  Prior to co-founding Park Street Partners in 2013, Mr. Lilly spent seven years investing his own capital at Lilly & Company where he acquired and continues to operate mobile home parks in the Midwest, and consults to mobile home park owners in California.  

Prior to becoming an investor full-time, Jefferson spent 10 years in sales leadership roles with several venture-backed startup companies in Silicon Valley that were acquired by Openwave Systems and VeriSign.  Earlier in his career he held operational roles at Viacom and was a consultant with Bain & Company.  

In this episode, Jefferson shares with us the Top 10 mistakes he made when getting started in this business with the hopes that you can learn from his mishaps and avoid these same pitfalls


In this interview with Jefferson you’re going to learn:

·         The benefits of having a dedicated greeter at each one of your parks

·         Why you should never rely on mobile home park dealers to fill your parks with new residents

·         Why outsourcing key parts of your business is essential if you want to scale

·         Why you’re letting money walk out the door if you don’t have a website showing the amenities of your park and the available units

·         The benefits of using local banks on deal sizes of less than 1.5 million vs. the larger regional multi-state banks

·         How syndicating deals and raising private equity has allowed Jefferson to grow much faster than he would have doing it on his own money

Direct download: Jefferson_Lilly_Part_2_Podcast_Episide_Final_Edit.mp3
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Ep 31: Part 1 - The TOP 10 mistakes to avoid when investing in Mobile Home Parks – with Jefferson Lilly

Jefferson Lilly is a mobile home park investment expert, educator, and industry consultant who has been featured in the New York Times and Bloomberg Magazine.  Prior to co-founding Park Street Partners in 2013, Mr. Lilly spent seven years investing his own capital at Lilly & Company where he acquired and continues to operate mobile home parks in the Midwest, and consults to mobile home park owners in California.  

Prior to becoming an investor full-time, Jefferson spent 10 years in sales leadership roles with several venture-backed startup companies in Silicon Valley that were acquired by Openwave Systems and VeriSign.  Earlier in his career he held operational roles at Viacom and was a consultant with Bain & Company.  

In this episode, Jefferson shares with us the Top 10 mistakes he made when getting started in this business with the hopes that you can learn from his mishaps and avoid these same pitfalls


In this interview with Jefferson you’re going to learn:

·         Why building a team and surrounding yourself with other successful people in your niche is vital to your success

·         Why you need to be slow to hire and quick to fire with park employees and managers

·         How to dramatically increase your bottom line by buying 4 br MH’s instead of the common 3 bd units (almost the same price)

·         The dangers behind not being fully involved with your park i.e., working a full-time job and trying to manage a park in a different state

·         Why he loves tax season soooo much and looks forward to it every year

·         And much more… 

Direct download: Jefferson_Lilly_Part_1_Podcast_Episide_Final_Edit.mp3
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Danny would dream about one day owning and operating a successful commercial real estate investment firm.  In 2008, Danny and his co-founder, Chris Newberry finally got started by founding Value Investment Group which specializes in distressed and value-add commercial real estate investments with its core focus being multi-family and retail shopping centers.

Danny shares with us the steps he took to get to where he is today in owning/operating 200+ units of multi-family real estate. Also, Danny walks us through one of his most recent value add multifamily acquisitions and speaks specifically to the step by step process of adding massive value (forced equity) to this asset. You're going to love Danny’s story.

In this interview with Danny you’re going to learn:

·         How he uncovers hidden value in distressed and value-add projects

·         The big lessons he learned after doing his first few deals

·         Why learning how to raise money has helped his real estate business grow

·         The critical lessons he has learned along the way in his real estate journey

·         How his relationships with brokers has proven invaluable to finding great deals

·         And much more…

Direct download: Danny_Newberry_Podcast_Episode_Final_Edit.mp3
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Ep 29: Learn how this 36 year old investor built a portfolio of 4,500 units in just 7 years – with Carlos Vaz

Carlos has built his success from the ground up and is a true, rags to riches story that needs to be told. Carlos worked his way up the ranks and built skill by starting as a laborer for a construction firm and methodically working his way all the way to project manager before making a career jump into the mortgage industry which was the start of something really BIG!

Carlos worked in the mortgage industry only a short time before realizing that he could make way more money investing in real estate. So he began buying single family investment properties in the Boston area where he bought and sold over 34 houses in just 2 short years.  He moved to Dallas in 2008 and started the Conti Organization with few contacts, limited funds and little multifamily experience, but has his mind set on doing big things in his business.

His first multi-family acquisition was a  208-unit apartment building which he bought in March of 2008 and over the past 7 years has gone onto grow his apartment investment company to almost 4,500 units and $100+ million, all accomplished by the age of 36.

In this interview with Carlos you’re going to learn:

·         How he’s been able to realize so much success in such a short period of time

·         How his upbringing played a major role in his strong work ethic

·         Why networking with brokers & appraisers are critical to your success in the CRE industry

·         The 4 things you always need to be doing to grow your RE business

·         How to determine the correct target market

·         The essential steps to raising money for your deal

·         And much more

Direct download: Carlos_Vaz_Podcast_Episode_Final_Edit.mp3
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The most successful commercial real estate investors usually specialize in one asset class and don’t try to be a “jack of all asset types”. There are 5 primary asset types which include Office, Retail, Industrial, Multi-Family, and Land. Each of these different asset types have their fair share of pro’s and con’s which we’ll go into detail on with this show.

What you’ll come to quickly realize is that when you focus in on a specific asset type, you will become an expert in how this type of property is owned and operated. Being an expert in one particular property type is much better than being mediocre in many. You’ll see that you find your most successes when you deal within one specific property type and stay laser focused. Each one has its own pro’s and con’s which is what we’ll be covering in today’s show.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

·         Which asset type best fits your investment style

·         Which property types can provide 25 year leases - WOW!

·         How to determine the primary drivers for filling your specific property type

·         The different risks and rewards of owning the 5 different property types

·         Why multi-family is usually the best transition when moving from SFR investments

·         And much more…

Direct download: Which_Property_Type_Best_Fits_you-final_edit.mp3
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In our final episode of our 2 part series we will be providing you with what I feel are the best ways to qualify your Real Estate leads to increase the probability of your success.


Here’s what you’ll learn:

·                     How to systematically separate the good deals from the time wasters

·                     How to make money on deals that don’t meet your target investment criteria

·                     The 5 rules of building massive deal flow and why you need to follow them religiously.

·                     And much more

Probably one of the most common question we real estate investors (both new and experienced) want to know is; How do I find great properties and generate a steady stream of deal flow to my business in a consistent manner.

To be a successful RE investor, you need leads – a whole lot of them; in fact, the more leads you have coming in, the better chance you’ll find a great deal and succeed as a real estate investor. It’s as simple this equation; the more leads you have coming in will equate to more profitable opportunities that present themselves to you. Finding great investment properties is a numbers game and that “the quality is in the quantity.”

If you utilize the steps I discuss in this week’s show, I promise that you will find yourself in a situation where you’ll have many RE investment opportunities present themselves to you. In fact, if you do things right and follow my advice, you’ll be investing in only opportunities that meet your specific investment criteria – and will avoid the crap that doesn’t fit your target investment strategy.

In this week’s show you will learn the following:

·                     How to identify your target investment type (location, asset class, condition, size, construction type, amenities, target returns, etc)

·                     How to have brokers who specialize in your particular niche sending you deals (pocket listing are the best and you’ll only get these types of deals if you have a solid relationship with the broker)

·                     How to properly identify others who can help feed you deal flow (FSBO’s, asset managers, attorneys, auctions, etc)

·                     The different methods of prospecting and which ones are the best

·                     How to qualify your leads to determine which ones fit your investment criteria

·                     And much more

In the final part of our 3 part series we will end the show with the final 11 most costly mistakes and how to avoid them.

In this show you’re going to learn:

·         How to determine what a “good deal” means to you

·         Why it is imperative that you learn how to properly evaluate deals

·         How to avoid falling victim to a HOTT real estate market

·         Tips on accurately estimating your holding costs, repairs, financing costs, etc.

·         Why you can’t get rich treating your RE business like a hobby

·         Why it’s a terrible idea to take advice from friends and family who aren’t in the business

·         And much more…

Direct download: part3_Final_Edit.mp3
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In our second part of our 3 part series we will be diving in a little deeper and providing you with some great advice on how to avoid some common mistakes as a real estate investor

In this show you’re going to learn:

·         Why a cheap property doesn’t mean it’s a good deal

·         How to avoid being misled by Real Estate agents and brokers

·         Why being friends with your tenants can spell DISASTER

·         Why curb appeal should be your 1st priority

·         How to enforce a rent collection policy and ensure your tenants follow it

·         Why your family needs to always take precedence over your RE business…no matter what!

·         And much more…

Direct download: part2_Final_Edit.mp3
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It’s a fact that experience is by far the best teacher, but it is absolutely idiotic to reinvent the wheel. My suggestion is to learn from those who do what you do (real estate investor) and who have been extremely successful. The following 31mistakes come from a combination of my own personal experiences throughout my 14+ year investing career and from the most common responses I get from other successful investors when I ask them about their past and get the details on how they built their real estate business.

Learn from this series and avoid making these same mistakes.

In this show you’re going to learn:

·         Why it’s imperative that you have a game plan in place for your business

·         How to avoid the "tenant from hell"

·         Avoid being ripped off by contractors

·         Learn how to build your all-star team

·         Why cash flow should be your #1 priority

·         How to plan  so that you don’t run out of cash on your rehab or turnaround

·         How to ensure that you’ve properly protected your assets

·         And much more…

Direct download: Part_1_The_31_most_costly_mistakes_investors_make_Final_Edit.mp3
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Empty rental units mean empty bank accounts. There is no faster way to deplete your bank account or reserves than to have a vacant rental unit sitting, wasting away. In order to stop the bleeding and be successful in this business, you must have multiple surefire methods to fill your vacancies as fast as possible.

Becoming a leasing/marketing expert doesn't come natural for most; it’s a learned skill and one that takes time and testing to perfect. The methods I’m going to share with you today are methods that I’m either currently using in my business or have successfully used in the past to fill my own vacancies extremely FAST! These methods work on any type of rental unit (homes, apartments, trailers, condos, etc) and will work in most any area of the country, although it is up to use to test and find the ones that work best for your particular situation.

If you utilize the methods I discuss in this week’s show, I promise that you will fill your units faster than you ever have before, which means you’ll be filling your pockets with CASH. My advice for you – TAKE ACTION AND IMPLEMENT THESE TECHNIQUES and then send me a "Thank You" email once you find your tenant:)

In this show you’re going to learn:

  • How to fill your vacant rental units at lightening speeds
  • Why I feel that bandit signs are the best bang for your buck
  • How a $5 Glade plug-in can help you rent your units faster
  • The secret to attracting police and fire fighters as your tenants
  • How to secret shop your competition and get the inside scoop.
  • And much more...
Direct download: 29_Ways_to_fill_vacancies_Podcast_Episode_Final_Edit.mp3
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Al Roti is a nationally recognized author & expert in the niche of government assisted section 8 rentals. Al began his investing business more than 20 years ago working as an apprentice carpenter for another local investor who specialized in low-income section 8 rentals. Very quickly, Al realized that he wanted to become a property owner and investor so he did what any smart person would do, he went looking for a mentor. As luck would have it, Al worked out a deal with his current boss to show him the ropes and help him buy his first investment property, and in exchange Al would agree to work for free.

Fast forward twenty years; Al has built a very impressive rental portfolio consisting of 50+ single family homes in great neighborhoods that he rents to section 8 tenants that throw off a massive cash flow. His system of finding only the BEST tenants is so good that in his 20+ years of investing he’s never had to file a formal eviction.

In this interview, Al shares with us his secret sauce that has made him a multi-millionaire. Al opened my eyes to multiple things I never knew about the section 8 business and I’m positive that you’ll also gain a vast amount of powerful knowledge from this interview as well.


In this interview with Al you’re going to learn:

·         What section 8 is and how it works

·         How to get your rents guaranteed by the government using the voucher program

·         The process of finding extremely high quality section 8 tenants and filtering out the bad ones

·         Why Al prefers to buy in good areas vs. the more common crime ridden low-income section 8 areas

·         The benefit behind section 8’s yearly inspection process and how to use it to your advantage

·         How slow and steady investing has allowed Al to build a massive cash flow machine

·         And much more

Direct download: Al_Roti_Podcast_Episode_Final_Edit.mp3
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Ep #20: Using LinkedIn to supercharge your Real Estate business – with Donna Serdula

Donna Serdula is a nationally recognized speaker, accomplished author, and leading educational authority who works with companies and individuals to help them leverage the power of the world’s largest professional network – LinkedIn. With more than 187 million members across 200 countries, LinkedIn has changed the way real estate professionals do business. Initially viewed as an online resume, LinkedIn is now thought to be the online social site for business professionals to connect, network and engage.

In this interview, Donna walks us step by step through how we, the real estate investors, can leverage the massive power of LinkedIn to expand our network and put rocket fuel into our real estate business.  Donna opened my eyes to multiple strategies which I’m positive will grow my business, and I’m positive that you’ll also gain a vast amount of powerful knowledge from this interview that will help you take your business to the next level.


In this interview with Donna you’re going to learn:

·         How to use LinkedIn to brand yourself as an industry expert

·         How to optimize your profile so that it stands above all the rest

·         How to grow your network at lightening speeds by utilizing LION’s

·         The secrets to finding and connecting anyone and everyone

·         The power of LinkedIn groups and how they can fuel your business

·         The secret $7.99 premium account that LinkedIn doesn’t want you to know about

·         And much more

Direct download: Donna_Serdula_Podcast_Episode_Final_Edit.mp3
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In this episode, we are speaking with Richard Muhlebach, a 40-year commercial real estate broker and manager who is an expert at repositioning commercial real estate assets.  Richard teaches a course on this very topic entitled, Repositioning the Asset to Maximize Value, has co-authored 19 books on commercial real estate, and is a highly sought after international speaker and trainer. This interview with Richard will provide you an inside look at how to successfully reposition real estate investment property.

Whether you are planning on buying a property with value-add potential or you already own a property in your portfolio that needs to be repositioned to realize its highest yield, Richard pulls back the curtain and shares the key information that will help you have more success with your commercial property repositions. 

In this interview with Richard you’re going to learn:

  • What it means to reposition a property and how to do it successfully
  • The one most important item that will determine whether or not your property worthy of a reposition
  • The different types of reposition strategies
  • How to determine if a property is a candidate for a repositioning
  • The professionals and experts who are required on your team to ensure a successful reposition
  • How to determine the correct target market
  • How to properly assess the capital improvements needed
  • And much more


Direct download: Richard_Muhleback_Podcast_Episode_Final_Edit.mp3
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Ep #18: Commercial Mortgages 101 – with Michael Reinhard

Michael Reinhard is an independent commercial mortgage banker for Texas Commercial Mortgage and a Texas state licensed real estate broker based in Houston, Texas. Michael has 20 years experience in financing and brokering commercial real estate investment properties throughout Texas and surrounding states.

He began his commercial real estate career in Houston after earning a Masters degree in Land Economics & Real Estate from Texas A&M University in May 1989. He was formerly employed as a senior commercial real estate loan officer for Imperial Capital Bank and was responsible for underwriting and originating commercial real estate loans for both private and institutional investors and developers throughout the United States. He has originated and underwritten over $300 million in commercial real estate loans since 1995 for the acquisition and refinance of apartment buildings, retail centers, office buildings, industrial warehouses, hotels, medical facilities and mobile home parks.

Michael will share with us the in’s and out’s of financing your commercial investment property and navigating the sometimes turbulent waters of commercial real estate financing.

In this interview with Michael you’re going to learn:

·         What the primary differences are between a commercial mortgage and a residential mortgage

·         Learn the 7 primary sources of where the money is coming from to fund your deals

·         Learn the components of preparing a “kick ass” loan package

·         How to obtain a commercial loan, even if you have little to no track record

·         Learn why you have many more funding options when dealing with a broker vs. your local bank

·         Learn the difference between recourse and non-recourse debt

·         And much more

Direct download: Michael_Reinhard_Podcast_Episode_Final_Edit.mp3
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Ep #17: The ABC’s of personal credit – with Wayne the Credit Guy

Wayne Sanford, also known as “Wayne the Credit Guy“, is the owner of New Start Financial Corporation. With nearly a decade of experience working in the credit industry, Sanford has personally reviewed more than 13,000 consumer credit files for mortgage professionals, investment groups and consumers.


Labeled as the “Company with Credentials“, New Start Financial Corporation works with financial professionals and consumers across the country. Sanford and his staff offer “real world” advice and help layout the best course of action consumers need to follow in order for them to achieve their financial goals.


Wayne’s understanding of credit laws, how they function and the ways in which they are interpreted by credit bureaus, creditors and collection agencies is the key to his success.

Wayne is a regular credit advisor to radio news programs, has appeared on CBS news across the country and frequently contributes to several of the more renowned financial websites available on the internet such as AOL Finance, Yahoo Finance,, Money Magazine and Dun & Bradstreet. Wayne is also currently an instructor for Kaplan University and Ebby Halliday Realtors the # 8 independent owned R.E firm in the U.S for 2012 ranked by Real Trends in the Dallas Biz Journal. In addition Wayne is an educational provider for the Texas Real Estate Commission which is the division for the State of Texas that holds the Real Estate licenses for Texas Realtors.


Wayne brings “real world” applications to consumers who are searching for practical answers to their credit questions. As part of his quest to give mortgage professionals, realtors and consumers a better understanding of the complicated credit system, Sanford volunteers his time and knowledge to working with future homebuyers and victims of domestic abuse trying to restart their lives and create a better life for themselves and their families.

In this interview with Wayne you’re going to learn:

·         How credit scores are determined

·         Understand the viewpoint of how a mortgage underwriter looks at your credit and your ability to borrow

·         How to successfully boost your credit by 10-15 points in a very short period of time

·         Learn the common misnomers of the credit scoring system

·         The process needed to clean up your credit after a BK or foreclosure

·         How to protect yourself and your credit when going through a divorce

·         And much more…

Direct download: Wayne_Sanford_Podcast_Episode_Final_Edit.mp3
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The founder of Hassle-Free Cashflow Investing, David Campbell, started investing in real estate part-time while he was working as a full time high school band director with zero net worth.  Within six years and before the age of 30, David had become a financially independent millionaire through the vehicle of part-time real estate investing.  David left public school teaching in 2005 to focus on real estate development and commercial real estate investment brokerage. His company’s investing and advisory experience has included single-family houses, apartments, retail, office, medical, condo-conversion, net-leased properties, syndications, land development, production home building, private lending, and winery. 


David has been a featured guest on some of America’s top radio shows for investing.  His blog has been named one of the top 100 real estate blogs in America.  David is widely recognized as a cashflow real estate investing expert with real estate transactional experience well in excess of one hundred million dollars.  David currently serves as CEO alongside his wife Tamsyn as CFO of various development and asset management companies. 

In this episode, David will pull back the curtain and talk to us about NNN lease investments and why he feels that any active investor looking for a “TRUE” passive income stream and secure returns should strongly consider adding this investment to their real estate portfolio.

In this interview with David you’re going to learn:

·      *  How he went from being a high school band teach to more than $800 million in real estate transactions     in just 14 years

·       * How and why he became a specialist in NNN lease investments

·         * What a NNN investment is and why you should consider this type of investment if you enjoy passive income streams

·        * Why NNN investments are typically a very safe and low hassle type of real estate investment

·       *  How and why David selects the particular group of NNN tenants he invests in

·       *  How he identifies great NNN investment opportunities

·        * David will also share with us how to access his many hours of free training content that he has built of the years – and it’s incredibly valuable – no strings attached


Important links Discussed on the show:

Free 1 hour video on NNN lease investments:

Direct download: David_Campbell_Podcast_Episode_Final_Edit.mp3
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Ken McElroy oversees the Mc Companies asset portfolio and leads the day-to-day operations including financial and operating analysis, investor relations and business development. An industry veteran, Ken served in leadership roles in multi-family asset and property management for more than 20 years. He is also an expert in development, project/construction management, investment analysis and acquisitions/dispositions, as well as business development and client relations.

Ken is an advisor to Robert Kiyosaki of The Rich Dad Company, and wrote numerous books and audio programs, including How to Increase the Income from your Real Estate Investments, (available at Rich Dad). Ken also hosted WS Radio's weekly Entrepreneur Magazine's Real Estate Radio Program.

In 2004, Ken wrote his first best-selling book, The ABC's of Real Estate Investing. He recently published his second book about multi-family management and real estate investing, Rich Dad’s Advisors: The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing. For more information about Ken McElroy or his books, visit

Ken and his family live in Scottsdale, Arizona where they enjoy various sports and outdoor activities year round. Two of his favorite pastimes are coaching his children’s sports activities and golfing.

In this interview with Ken you’re going to learn:

·         How he built his company from one rental unit to over 9,000+

·         How transitioning into larger real estate deals has transformed his business

·         Why he feels bigger deals are just as easy, if not easier, than small deals

·         What key indicators he looks for in a new market before determining whether or not his company will invest there

·         What value creation opportunities he looks for in his deals

·         Why learning how to raise money is one of the most important things he has ever done for his business

·         And much more…

Direct download: Ken_McElroy_Podcast_Episode_Final_Edit.mp3
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Alan Cowgill is the owner of Colby Properties, LLC. and President of Integrity Home Buyers, Inc.  Alan is a full-time Real Estate Investor, investing in single family and small multi-family properties in Springfield, Ohio.


Since 1995, Alan has done hundreds of real estate transactions. Alan uses mainly Private Lenders, not banks; to fund his real estate purchases. By doing this, he has created his own private bank of private lender funds. Alan looks for "Win - Win" situations, where the seller, the lender, and the eventual homeowner can all "Win".


Alan has served as an elected official to the Board of Directors for the Clark County Property Management Association. He is an author, consultant and national speaker. He has been asked to speak on the topics of “Investing for the Beginning Investor.” and “Finding Private Lenders.” His home study system, “Private Lending Made Easy”, shows new and seasoned real estate investors how to find private lenders for their own real estate business.


In this interview with Alan you’re going to learn:

·         How to avoid banks altogether

·         How to build a database of private lenders who will be fighting to fund your deals

·         How he uses informational luncheons to pitch his investments to a large group of qualified private investors

·         How to stay out of the SEC’s radar by following the necessary rules for raising private funds

·         What a PPM is and how the big real estate players use it to fund their large deals

·         How to tap into others IRA’s to fund your deals

·         And much more…

Direct download: Alan_Cowgill_Podcast_Episode_Final_Edit.mp3
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Scott Carson is a nationally recognized distressed note investor & a leading educational authority in the niche of teaching how to investing in defaulted paper assets. Scott began his professional career back in 2001 working in the mortgage industry and has been an active real estate investor since 2002. Scott’s first brush with being a real estate investor didn’t come too easily and within a few short years his first few prized real estate purchases went belly up and back to the bank. Left with bad credit and no money, Scott began working odd jobs (bartending and other various work) to stay afloat.

Fast forward a few years; Scott knew at heart that he wanted to be a full-time real estate investor and knew that the crash in the real estate market would bring incredible opportunities for those who were armed with the wherewithal and knowledge to act on  them. Scott began learning all he could about investing in the default note buying business and within 2 years had built the foundation of his company inverse investments, which has grown into a multi-million dollar buyer of distressed mortgage notes.

In this interview, Scott walks us step by step through how he has built a small empire by carefully and methodically investing in distressed notes. Scott opened my eyes to multiple things I never knew about the note buying business and I’m positive that you’ll also gain a vast amount of powerful knowledge from this interview as well.


In this interview with Scott you’re going to learn:

·         Why he feels the next couple of years will be a tremendous opportunity to buy distressed notes

·         How to analyze opportunities using a few quick proven strategies

·         How he created constant deal flow from hedge fund and portfolio managers

·         How to find all the funding necessary to finance the acquisitions in your note buying business

·         With only a staff of 4, how he was able to purchase 50 million of distressed notes in the past 18 months

·         And much more…

Direct download: Scott_Carson_Podcast_Final_Edit.mp3
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Scott Meyers is a nationally recognized real estate investor & a leading authority in the niche of self storage properties. Scott began his investing career back in 1993 after watching a late night infomercial by purchasing the training program and putting it into immediate action. Within a short 6 years, he amassed a portfolio of 20 rental homes and was able to quit his full-time corporate gig and transition into a full-time real estate investor. A few short years thereafter, he built his rental portfolio to over 400 rentable units (primarily SFR’s and apartments), but then Sept 11th happened and his business went on a downward spiral.

To stave off financial ruin and financial recourse from his lenders, Scott proceeded to fire sale all of his struggling assets to avoid a massive personal financial catastrophe. Luckily, he was able to sell of everything before it was too late and now had the task of finding a new investment vehicle that would put food back onto his families table. The answer – Self Storage Facilities

In this interview, Scott gives us the nuts and bolts on how he has built a huge passive income stream by investing in self-storage facilities. Scott has successfully owned and operated self storage facilities across the US and will show us how you can do the same. If you ever wanted to know whether or not self storage might be a good investment vehicle for you, then you need to take an hour and listen to this incredible interview with Scott.


In this interview with Scott you’re going to learn:

·         How he got started in real estate and the valuable lessons he’s learned through his journey

·         Why he considers self storage to be one of the easiest commercial property types to manage

·         The strategy he uses to seek out the best markets to invest in

·         The system he personally uses to find, buy, finance, fix, and manage his self storage deals

·         Why he prefers self storage properties over all other asset types; Including retail, apartments, office, mobile home parks, etc

·         And much more…

Direct download: Scott_Meyers_Podcast_Final_Edit.mp3
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Joe Fairless is a real estate investor who specializes in multi-family apartments. Joe has a very unique story in that, he has only been investing in RE for a little over one year and prior to that he was a Ad man at a NYC ad agency.

He basically went from zero RE experience to owning/managing 172 units in less than one year. The most impressive part, is that with no prior syndication experience and none of his own money, he was able to raise the $1.3 million down payment needed to purchase a 168 unit apartment complex in OH.

In this interview, Joe shares with us the secrets to his success and how you can apply those same principles to your real estate business. Joe proves that it you don’t need your own large personal bankroll to get started nor do you need years and years of prior investing experience in order to move up to larger properties.

   In this interview with Joe you’re going to learn:

·         Why apartments are a much smarter play if your primary focus is monthly cash flow

·         His strategy for raising the necessary capital to do his big apartment deal

·         Why a mentor “someone who is already successful in this business” is so critical to your success

·         Why it’s sooooo important to get that first deal done and create a track record for yourself



·         And much more

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Joel Block is a nationally recognized real estate investor & syndication expert, internationally acclaimed speaker and business development authority, accomplished author and president of Bullseye Capital – a national advisory firm specializing in Real Estate syndication.

In this interview, Joel gives us the inside scoop on how the big-time real estate investors (think Trump) raise millions of dollars to fund their real estate ventures and how YOU can do the same. Joel has successfully syndicated $100’s of millions worth of real estate transactions and will talk with us about why both new and seasoned investors need to learn the art of syndication.

If you want to take your Real Estate business to the next level, then you absolutely need to listen to this interview with Joel.

In this interview with Joel you’re going to learn:

·         How to use syndication to raise all the capital you’ll need for just about any size RE deal

·         How the big boy investors utilize syndication in funding their deals

·         The step-by-step process of putting together syndication

·         The biggest mistakes new syndicators make and how to avoid them

·         How to get paid not only on the real estate, but also by being the promoter of the deal

·         The 10 different ways to get paid in a syndicated transaction

·         How to get started on your first syndication deal - NOW

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Frank Gallinelli is a nationally recognized real estate expert, bestselling author of multiple books on the subject of Real Estate, a professor in real estate analysis at the prestigious Columbia University and the founder of Real Data, Inc. – a software solutions provider to real estate investors and developers.

In this interview, Frank walks us methodically through the process of how to effectively analyze and evaluate your real estate deals with laser accuracy. And as an added bonus – Frank will be giving away an autographed copy of his bestselling book “What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow” to one very lucky listener. To find out how to enter into the contest, you’ll have to listen to our interview with Frank.

Here's what you'll learn in this interview with Frank:

  • The key financial meausres to accurately avaluate any real estate deal
  • How to gather are necessary market data to make an educated real estate acquisition
  • How to become a "financial detective" and uncover the truth behind what the seller is telling you
  • Wht the time value of money is so important in all real estate decisions
  • And much more...





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To provide insight on this little known capital source for real estate investors, we are speaking with Scott Maurer of Advanta IRA Services, a leading expert of self-directed retirement fund investing.  Scott is a frequent public speaker at many real estate investment groups and has helped thousands of people successfully self-direct their retirement savings.

With close to $18 trillion of retirement money in savings and only 3% of that in self-directed IRA accounts, real estate investors and syndicators have a huge opportunity to tap into this massive capital source to fund deals.

Learning how to leverage this rich pool of IRA funds is a great way to source capital for your deals, whether you’re buying 50k single family homes or multi-million dollar commercial properties.

In this interview with Scott, you will learn: 


  • The basics of using a self directed IRA to fund your real estate deals
  • The differences of a traditional IRA and Self Directed IRA
  • How to tap into this multi-trillion dollar resource to help fund your real estate deals
  • And much more
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Leonard is a frequent keynote speaker and an accredited course instructor on the subject of 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges. He has presented his popular real estate and tax workshops to over 12,000 people, and is the author of dozens of published 1031 Exchange related articles.

If your goal is paying fewer taxes on your real estate investments and maximizing your returns, then it’s imperative that you listen to this interview with Leonard Spoto.  Leonard gives us multiple strategies to using a 1031 exchange to build your wealth.

In this interview with Leonard, you will learn:

  • How the 1031 exchange can help you build and preserve your wealth
  • The basic structure and steps taken to perform a successful 1031 exchange
  • The biggest mistakes made by new investors when trying to execute their first 1031
  • The 4 different types of exchanges and detrmining which one is right for you
  • Why you’d be foolish not to roll your property into a 1031 exchange

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Charles Dobens is the founder of, an educational company with a primary focus on teaching people how to invest successfully in apartment buildings. Charles is also a practicing attorney and started Dobens Law, which offers dedicated legal services to multifamily real estate investors.

Charles dreamt of being a landlord as a small child, and since has owned and operated more than $20 million worth of income producing multifamily apartments. Charles currently owns 200+ apartment units with another 200 currently under contract.

In this interview, Charles walks us step-by-step through his investing career and what he’s learned along the way. This is an extra-long interview that is filled to the brim with loads and loads of great information relating to apartment investing.

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Ep #5: Learn how Mike went from zero real estate experience to building an 8-figure empire

Mike got into the real estate investing business in 2002 after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. He has since gone on to amass an impressive portfolio of multifamily and mobile home properties in Florida and North Carolina with an estimated value of $50 million.

Mike takes us step-by-step through real world examples of his deals from his very first one to his most recent acquisitions.  He also shares the BIG mistakes he’s made along the way as well as the lessons he’s learned while playing in the in the trenches. Whether you’re a new investor or a seasoned pro, I promise that you’ll walk away with chunks of real world advice which you can apply in your own business.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

·         Why mike loves mobile home parks

·         How he’s capitalizing on our down economy by focusing on the affordable housing niche

·         The big mistakes he’s made along the way and what he’s learned from them

·         How he made 1.5 million dollars on one deal in 15 months

·         How he was able to build his portfolio to over 2000 mobile home park units within 10 years

·         Why he describes himself as the “cash flow guy”

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David Lindahl is the founder of, an educational company with a primary focus on teaching people how to invest successfully in apartment buildings.

David started his life 10 years ago as a broke landscaper struggling to get by, and since has built a massive portfolio consisting of 7,000+ apartment units and multiple other commercial real estate holdings. David started his real estate investing career by having a desire to make a change and then taking MASSIVE action to make that change a reality.

In this interview, david pulls back the curtain and reveals the key ingredients that have led to this success. This is one interview when you'll definitely want to have a notepad and pen handy.

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Kevin answers a collection of great questions from the listeners! In this episode, we talk about, the best and fastest ways to find great commercial deals; How to find the capital or partnerships you'll need to close deals; The reality of zero down deals in commercial real estate; The best type of commercial real estate to invest in if you're new and just starting out; How to find great deals on popular sites like loopnet and costar. The Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow podcast provides real estate investing news, advice from top experts, and resources to help you succeed and create massive amounts of cash flow. Learn more and download my free report "The 7 habits of highly successful Multi-Family Investors" at 

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Jeremy Cyrier is the founder of CreInvestEd, an educational company with a focus on helping people get highly versed in the field of commercial real estate investing.

Not only that, but he has his PhD and is a CCIM instructor – one of just over 80 in the country! It’s clear that he has a vast array of knowledge when it comes to commercial real estate.

He found that most of the education out there was centered around single family homes and smaller investing and that it was near impossible to find quality information regarding high seven figure deals, dealing with quality investors, and other aspects of a successful commercial real estate career. On this episode, Jeremy shares his thoughts on why (and how) he chose this path.

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