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MB 174: Put Your Money in Motion with Passive Investing – With Ryan McKenna

Aug 15, 2019 37:41


If you make good money, and you want to make it work for you, passive investing in multifamily syndications may be a perfect fit. Today, Ryan McKenna joins me to explain how he achieved financial freedom as a passive investor and discuss how real estate outperforms other investment options—including the stock market!

MB 173: Real Estate Investing Across Asset Classes – With Adam the Brit

Aug 8, 2019 44:18


A jack of all trades is the master of none, right? We’re taught that it’s best to focus on one real estate investment strategy and beware of shiny objects. But Adam the Brit has a slightly different philosophy. Today, he joins me to share the benefit of establishing multiple income streams across different asset classes!

MB 172: Building an Investor Pipeline for Multifamily Syndications – With Kyle Mitchell

Aug 1, 2019 35:51


Once you get a multifamily deal under contract, the clock starts ticking. You have limited time to raise capital, so it’s super-important that you have a database of potential investors to call on. Today, Kyle Mitchell joins me to share the blueprint he used to raise $1M in 60 days for his first syndication!

MB 171: Passive Investing in Today’s Market – With Bronson Hill

Jul 25, 2019 26:58


If you’ve got money to invest, you’ve got a lot of options. Today, Bronson Hill is interviewing me about the pros and cons of the investing in the stock market, single-family homes and apartment syndications. I explain the difference between active and passive investing and share the current market outlook for multifamily!

MB 170: Maximizing ROI in Value-Add Multifamily Deals – With Ira Singer & Marc Rutzen

Jul 18, 2019 35:46


Adding value to a property is what allows you to raise rents and earn a solid ROI. Today, Ira Singer and Marc Rutzen join me to discuss the fundamentals of value-add multifamily deals. Listen in for insight on choosing the right contractor, overseeing large-scale renovations, and making decisions around amenities that work in your market.

MB 169: Burning the Boats to Go All-In on Multifamily – With Jerome Myers

Jul 11, 2019 41:53


Should you burn the boats and go all-in on multifamily? Today, Jerome Myers joins me to explain what motivated him to walk away from a six-figure engineering job and pursue real estate investing—before he’d done a single deal! Listen in for Jerome’s insight on leveraging partnerships and coaching to make your dreams real.

MB 168: MAKE the Time for Multifamily & Quit Your W-2 Job – With Anna Kelley

Jul 4, 2019 42:41


Don’t think you have the time to start investing in multifamily? Anna Kelley is a wife and mother of 4 who worked a demanding full-time job AND built a real estate portfolio on the side. Today, she joins me to explain how she took consistent action—and quit her job with apartment building investing!

MB 167: The Financial Freedom to Pursue a Greater Purpose – With Reed Goossens

Jun 27, 2019 33:50


The beautiful thing about achieving financial freedom is that it gives you the means to give back. Today, Reed Goossens joins me to share the #1 factor that helped him build an impressive 1,100-unit multifamily portfolio and explain how he is using real estate as a vehicle to pursue a greater purpose!

MB 166: Leveraging the Deferred Sales Trust to Defer Capital Gains – With Brett Swarts

Jun 20, 2019 41:24


The 1031 Exchange is the best-known way to defer capital gains on the sale of a property. But what do you do if several of your LPs want to cash out? Today, Brett Swarts joins me to share an alternative method for deferring taxes on your real estate portfolio, the Deferred Sales Trust.

MB 165: The BE-DO-HAVE Model for Achieving Your Big Dreams – With Hal Elrod

Jun 13, 2019 48:48


We want to be the best version of ourselves for the people we love and lead. But most of us don’t think we can BE happy or fulfilled until we HAVE the things we want. What if we’ve got it backwards? Today, Hal Elrod joins me to share his BE-DO-HAVE approach to achieving your dreams!

MB 164: The Doability of Real Estate Investing – With Bob Helms

Jun 6, 2019 39:02


Of all the people exposed to real estate on a regular basis, very few take action to become investors themselves. If awareness is not the problem, then what is? Today, Bob Helms (The Godfather of Real Estate) joins me to share the top takeaways from his new book, Be in the Top 1%.

MB 163: Discover Your Real Estate Sales Dog – With Blair Singer

May 30, 2019 31:19


Most of us real estate investors don’t see ourselves as salespeople. We believe you have to be an attack dog to do well in sales, and that’s just not us. Listen in as Rich Dad Advisor Blair Singer explains how to cultivate confidence, play to our strengths, and make money just being ourselves!

MB 162: Quit Your Job & Control Your Own Destiny with Multifamily – With Danny Randazzo

May 23, 2019 34:53


Imagine having the passive income to quit your job. Imagine having the freedom to control your own time—and financial destiny. Imagine having the means to build wealth for your family long-term. Today, Danny Randazzo joins me to explain how he is making the transition from employee to full-time investor with a robust multifamily portfolio!

MB 161: Break into the Multifamily Business with Joint Ventures – With Jens Nielsen

May 16, 2019 33:03


What’s the best way to break into multifamily? Active or passive investing? Go it alone or partner with a team? Raise capital or syndicate deals? Today, Jens Nielsen joins me to share the benefits of each strategy and explain how to leverage the power of joint ventures to invest in bigger deals early on!

MB 160: What’s Spirituality Got to Do with Real Estate Investing? – With Robert Kiyosaki

May 10, 2019 19:48


Robert Kiyosaki is a legend in the realm of financial literacy and real estate investing. But when he speaks live, Robert talks about pursuing a calling and doing what God wants. Today, he joins me to explain why spirituality is a priority in his life and share the themes of his new book, FAKE.

MB 159: Work Less & Make More as a Passive Investor in Multifamily – With Paul Moore

May 3, 2019 29:40


Are you a high-earner looking to get into the real estate game as an active investor? Why work harder than necessary to make less than you could? Today, Paul Moore joins me to discuss the advantages of passive investing in commercial real estate, including the tax benefits, consistent return, and minimal risk profile!

MB 158: The Danger in Using Your IRA to Invest in Multifamily – With Damion Lupo

Apr 26, 2019 28:19


Are you using your IRA to invest in a multifamily syndication? Then brace yourself for an unexpected tax bill when the asset sells. Today, Damion Lupo joins me to explain why the QRP is a better vehicle for real estate investors to avoid Unrelated Business Income Tax and regain control of your retirement savings!

MB 157: Achieving Financial Freedom as a Passive Investor in Multifamily – With Doug Marshall

Apr 19, 2019 31:34


So, you want to achieve financial freedom with real estate investing, but you’re a busy person with a demanding job and a lot of responsibility. You don’t have time to learn the ins and outs of putting together an advisory team, finding a good deal, or making decisions about the financing and management of a […]

MB 156: How the Broader Economy Impacts Your Multifamily Investments – With Robert Helms

Apr 12, 2019 28:27


With many economists warning that we’re headed toward another downturn, it is prudent for multifamily investors to expand our focus to the broader economic picture. Today, Robert Helms joins me to share an overview of The Real Estate Guys’ recent Summit at Sea and explain what market trends we should be looking out for!

MB 155: Apply Real Estate Strategy to Generate Cashflow with Stocks – With Andy Tanner

Apr 5, 2019 49:11


Multifamily investors tend to look down on paper assets, arguing that the stock market is an ill-advised place to keep your money. But what if it’s not so different after all? Today, Andy Tanner joins me to explain how to apply real estate strategies to stocks and generate additional cashflow!

MB 154: Leveraging Content Creation to Connect with Passive Investors – With Annie Dickerson

Mar 29, 2019 30:43


Raising capital is crucial in making a real estate syndication happen. But how do you go about connecting with high-net-worth individuals? Today, Annie Dickerson joins me to discuss how she leverages content creation to build trust with prospective passive investors and explain how she quit her job to raise money for multifamily full-time!

MB 153: The Now-or-Never Approach to Living an Intentional Life – With Paul Nagaoka

Mar 22, 2019 37:19


Are you willing to get off the sidelines and ‘get your jersey dirty’? Are you ready to put your time and energy into things that really make you come ALIVE? Today, Paul Nagaoka joins me to share his secrets to living an intentional life—with the resources provided by a career in multifamily real estate!

MB 152: 4 Steps to Protect Your Personal & Real Estate Assets – With Garrett Sutton

Mar 15, 2019 30:59


In a perfect world, honest multifamily investors would never have to deal with frivolous lawsuits. But we live in the real world where being sued is a very real possibility. Today, Rich Dad Advisor Garrett Sutton joins me to share his 4 steps to protecting your personal and real estate assets!

MB 151: Uncovering Off-Market Multifamily Opportunities for Unlimited Deal Flow – With Cory Boatright & Sean Terry

Mar 8, 2019 40:00


In a climate where good deals are hard to find, off-market opportunities are key for multifamily real estate investors. But how do you find property owners who might be willing to sell? Today, Cory Boatright and Sean Terry join me to share the resources and marketing strategies they use to source unlimited deal flow!

MB 150: From Starving Artist to Financially-Free Multifamily Investor – With Mark Hentemann

Mar 1, 2019 30:34


Imagine having the financial security to do what you love, even if that work happens to be in an unpredictable industry like entertainment. Today, Mark Hentemann joins me to explain how he went from starving artist to financially-free real estate investor, writing scripts for Family Guy while he built a 185-unit multifamily portfolio!

MB 149: How Real Estate Investing Can Save Your (Financial) Life – With AJ Osborne

Feb 22, 2019 32:46


18 months ago, AJ Osborne fell ill with a disease that left him completely paralyzed and comatose, and he spent several months on life support. Today, he joins me to explain how sustainable passive income from real estate investing allowed him to focus on healing and continue to support his family as he recovered.

MB 148: Automating Investor Relations as You Scale Your Multifamily Business – With Josiah Mann

Feb 15, 2019 25:44


As you scale your multifamily real estate business, it becomes increasingly challenging to communicate consistently and manage larger and larger numbers of investors. Today, Josiah Mann of Investor Deal Room joins me to explain how his platform can help you automate your workflow, track leads and build long-term trust with investors!

MB 147: The Unique Perspective of a Financial Planner Turned Multifamily Investor – With Jason Harris

Feb 8, 2019 35:11


As a financial planner, Jason Harris helped clients prepare for retirement. At the same time, he was building a multifamily real estate portfolio to replace his W-2 income. And last Thursday, he retired from financial planning (in his early 30’s!) to pursue investing full-time. Today, Jason joins me to share his journey to financial independence.

MB 146: What You Need to Know About Multifamily Financing – With John Brickson

Feb 1, 2019 32:47


Securing the financing you need can make or break a real estate deal. Today, John Brickson of Old Capital joins me to discuss the most common mistakes investors make when it comes to multifamily financing, the advantages of working with an intermediary, and the differences among Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and bridge loans.

MB 145: Luring Passive Investors to Raise Money for Multifamily – With Tim Bratz

Jan 25, 2019 34:22


Raising private money is a lot like fishing: You put a lure in the water and then wait for the investors to come to you. Today, multifamily investor Tim Bratz joins me to discuss the current opportunity around raising capital for apartment buildings and explain how he grew a 2K-unit portfolio in just 42 months!

MB 144: Building Multifamily Credibility with a Quality Website – With Todd Heitner

Jan 18, 2019 30:12


A quality website affords you instant credibility as a syndicator. But is there an easy way to build a good one without investing a lot of time or money in the process? Today, Todd Heitner joins me to explain how Apartment Investor Pro can help you build your multifamily website in just one day!

MB 143: Awakening to Your True Purpose & Potential – With Keith Elias

Jan 11, 2019 34:00


As aspiring multifamily investors, we’re all working toward financial freedom. But to what end? What is your true purpose? Why were you created? Today, former NFL player Keith Elias joins me to offer insight around defining your core values, awakening to your true potential, and building a life and legacy of significance!

MB 142: 3 Tips to Help You Crush It in 2019 – With Michael Blank

Jan 4, 2019 22:32


Is 2019 the year you finally get on the road to financial freedom with multifamily real estate? Today, I’m sharing my top 3 tips to crush it in 2019, from getting clear on your goals and scheduling intentional time to work toward them to taking tiny action and celebrating the small WINS along the way!

MB 141: Under the Hood of Asset Management for Multifamily Syndicators – With Drew Kniffin

Dec 28, 2018 38:13


In a perfect world, we could syndicate a multifamily property and then sit back and wait for the checks to roll in. But in the real world, we are responsible for asset management. Today, Drew Kniffin joins me to discuss the chief aspects of the job—overseeing the property manager and communicating with investors.

MB 140: Building ‘Wealth Unbroken’ Through Multifamily Real Estate – With Rebecca Walser

Dec 21, 2018 27:57


Are you counting on a 401(k) and investments in the stock market to sustain you through retirement? Today, Rebecca Walser joins me to discuss the danger in following the advice of traditional financial planners and share her strategy for building long-term wealth by investing in non-traditional asset classes—including multifamily real estate!

MB 139: Financial Independence Through Multifamily (One Rental at a Time) – With Michael Zuber

Dec 14, 2018 33:08


Real estate is a secure place to put your money. But your cashflow potential increases exponentially if you’re willing to invest in apartment buildings. Today, Michael Zuber joins me to explain how he opened his mind to multifamily and achieved financial freedom—One Rental at a Time!

MB 138: Syndication vs. Creative Financing for Multifamily Capital – With Jake Stenziano & Gino Barbaro

Dec 7, 2018 35:25


While syndication is the most popular way to raise money to fund a multifamily deal, it is not the only option. Today, Jake Stenziano and Gino Barbaro explain how they built an impressive portfolio by way of creative financing—and why they are adding syndication to their repertoire now!

MB 137: Attracting Real Estate Business with a Meaningful Mission – With Kent Clothier

Nov 30, 2018 36:21


To reach the highest levels of success in real estate, it’s important to have your mind—and heart—in the right place. So, what’s driving you? Today, Kent Clothier joins me to explain how shifting his focus from money to mission helps him attract clients and create a fulfilling business and family life.

MB 136: From Splitting Firewood to Full-Time Multifamily Investor in Under 2 Years – With Michael Beeman

Nov 23, 2018 37:19


Once upon a time, Michael Beeman was struggling. He had a blended family of seven kids, and his corporate salary of $60K was simply not enough. Today, he joins me to explain how he went from working a second job splitting firewood for extra cash to a 64-unit multifamily portfolio in just 18 months!

MB 135: How to Lead a Popular Multifamily Meetup & Raise $4.4M – With Adam Adams

Nov 15, 2018 38:22


So, you want to scale your multifamily business. What are your options? Adam Adams went the route of leading his own real estate investing meetup. Today, he joins me to explain how his group gained popularity FAST and how he leveraged the network to raise $4.4M and become a community leader in the space!

MB 134: From Zero to 112 Multifamily Units in 9 Months – With Kyle Collins

Nov 8, 2018 30:47


When you know, you know. Once Kyle Collins fell in love with multifamily as an asset class, he didn’t waste any time. Today, he joins me to explain how he went from zero to 112 units in just 9 months and quit his job to pursue real estate investing full time!

MB 133: Designing a Life of Balance – With Ken McElroy

Nov 1, 2018 29:11


If you ask people to reflect on their regrets, no one ever mentions money or work. Rather, their focus tends toward relationships. Today, Ken McElroy joins me to explain how he has designed a life of balance that allows him to scale a successful real estate business AND be fully present with his family.

MB 132: Leveraging a Multifamily Mentor for Wisdom Without the Wait – With Larry Goins

Oct 25, 2018 29:19


If you want to succeed as a multifamily investor, find someone you know, like and trust who is willing to mentor you—even if you have to buy your way in. Larry Goins joins me to discuss the value in paying somebody that’s been where you want to go for ‘wisdom without the wait.’

MB 131: Improve Your Memory & Grow Your Multifamily Business – With Ron White

Oct 18, 2018 22:47


Do you struggle to remember names at networking events? Do you rely on notes when giving a presentation? Do you invest in conferences—and promptly forget what you learned? Ron White joins me to share his system of visualization to improve your memory, enhance your relationships, and ultimately grow your multifamily business!

MB 130: Raising Private Capital to Grow Your Multifamily Portfolio – With Matt Faircloth

Oct 11, 2018 30:12


Are you still skeptical that you can build a real estate business using other people’s money? Or, maybe you don’t think your sphere of influence has access to that kind of capital. Matt Faircloth joins me to explain where to look for money within your network and how to grow a multifamily portfolio using private capital.

MB 129: Mitigate Your Risk with the Right Multifamily Insurance – With Bryan Shimeall

Oct 4, 2018 28:13


What could possibly go wrong? If you are the proud owner of a multifamily property, the answers range from minor falls to catastrophic weather events. Bryan Shimeall joins me to explain how to mitigate your risk and secure the best multifamily insurance coverage for those circumstances outside your control!

MB 128: Leveraging the Perpetual Wealth Strategy to Be Your Own Bank – With Patrick Donohoe

Sep 27, 2018 38:50


What if you could take the concept of financial freedom next level and essentially become your own bank? Patrick Donohoe joins me to discuss the Perpetual Wealth Strategy, explaining how you can leverage a particular kind of life insurance policy to facilitate real estate investment, secure retirement funds, and build a legacy for your children!

MB 127: How Multifamily Real Estate Investors WIN Under the New Tax Law – With Tom Wheelwright

Sep 20, 2018 41:17


Real estate was a big winner in the tax reform bill passed in December 2017. So, how exactly do the new laws impact us as passive investors and syndicators? Tom Wheelwright joins me to discuss how multifamily investors can use the available incentives to reduce the amount of money we owe the government!

MB 126: The BEST EVER Advanced Multifamily Strategies for Raising Money at Scale – With Joe Fairless

Sep 13, 2018 28:28


If you’re early in your career as a multifamily syndicator, aligning your interests with a qualified team is essential in overcoming your lack of experience to go after larger, more lucrative deals. Joe Fairless joins me to discuss his new book, Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book, and share his approach to money raising at scale.

MB 125: The 5 Pillars of Elevated Wealth – With Brian Fouts

Sep 6, 2018 31:29


How do the multimillionaires and billionaires among us create and grow their wealth? What strategies do they implement to generate multiple revenue streams? Brian Fouts joins me to share the 5 Pillars of Elevated Wealth, explaining how to shift your mindset away from trading time for money—and pursue portfolio and passive income!

MB 124: The Shortest Distance Between You + Financial Freedom = Multifamily – With Josh Eitingon

Aug 30, 2018 30:01


What is the quickest route to financial freedom through real estate? Josh Eitingon joins me to explain how a coach supported him in accelerating the timeline and jumping straight into multifamily investing. Listen in for Josh’s advice around investing in your own deals, optimizing each new property, and scaling up a multifamily business!

MB 123: Fostering an Abundance Mentality for Multifamily Success – With Jack Petrick

Aug 23, 2018 51:19


Spending a little more money up front on mentoring and devoting your time to the activities that grow your business result in higher revenue long-term. Jack Petrick learned this the hard way, and he joins me to discuss the benefits of coaching, outsourcing busy work, and fostering an abundance mentality!

MB 122: Becoming a Time-Wealthy Multifamily Investor – With Mark Dolfini

Aug 16, 2018 32:42


The vast majority of us get into multifamily investing because we are hungry for time freedom, yet many lose sight of that original goal in pursuit of financial wealth. Landlord Coach Mark Dolfini joins me to explain how to calculate the value of your time and return your focus to the things that matter most!

MB 121: Proactive Property Management in the 5 Phases of Multifamily – With Bryan Chavis

Aug 9, 2018 40:56


There are 5 phases in the multifamily investing process, and the property manager you hire plays a key role in nearly every stage. Bestselling author Bryan Chavis joins me to explain what to look for in a property management company as well as the Key Performance Indicators to use in assessing their performance.

MB 120: 20 Units to Financial Freedom with Multifamily – With Aaron Howell

Aug 2, 2018 26:29


Can you achieve financial freedom in just 20 units? Pharmacist and real estate investor Aaron Howell joins me to explain how he replaced his income with a modest multifamily portfolio and transitioned to a part-time role because he WANTS to keep working at the pharmacy—not because he HAS to!

MB 118: Investing in the Growing Cannabis Industry Through Real Estate – With Leslie Plettner

Jul 20, 2018 29:36


Cannabis is legal in nine states plus Washington, DC—but what does that mean for us as real estate investors? Leslie Plettner of BaseCanna joins me to explain how her team is working to develop an ecosystem for cannabis operators, providing them with the real estate necessary to grow, manufacture and sell their products.

MB 117: Pushing Your Limits to Strike Multifamily Gold – With Anna Simpson

Jul 13, 2018 35:36


Anna Simpson’s philosophy is you don’t make money in your comfort zone! She joins me to describe how she pushes limits to reach the next goal, learning from experience as a passive multifamily investor to become a syndicator, raising $1.4M for her first 70-unit deal—and landing a 76-unit property just two months later!

MB 119: Building Your Multifamily Resume Through Partnerships – With Danny Woodford

Jul 12, 2018 28:22


How do you build a multifamily resume without any experience or capital to speak of? The answer lies in partnering with someone who’s done it before. Danny Woodford of Mission Bay Investments joins me to discuss what he is looking for in aspiring syndicators and money raisers to add to his team!

MB 116: Reawakening, Reinvention & Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate – With Alan Schnur

Jul 6, 2018 48:06


Alan Schnur was away on a business trip during 9/11. He lost 40 of his 44 team members that day, but he gained the drive for continuous growth and think-big mindset that informs his real estate career. Alan joins me to share his incredible journey from single family rehabs to multifamily syndication to retail acquisitions.

MB 115: Enlisting an SEC Attorney to Protect Yourself & Ensure Compliance – With Mauricio Rauld

Jun 29, 2018 31:39


If you are new to the idea of raising money to invest in apartment buildings, the particulars of complying with SEC regulations may have you spooked. Mauricio Rauld joins me to explain his role as a syndication lawyer and walk us through the process of working with an attorney to ensure compliance with securities law!

MB 114: The Ten Commandments of Negotation – With Stefan Aarnio

Jun 22, 2018 40:46


Every human interaction is a negotiation. Stefan Aarnio joins me to walk us through his ten commandments of negotiation, from the importance of gathering information before you make an offer to establishing clear goals going into a real estate negotiation. Learn to make people work for concessions, get what you want—and get out!

MB 113: From Auto Mechanic to Self-Made Millionaire Through Multifamily – With Peter Conti

Jun 14, 2018 45:31


Courage is about feeling the fear but ‘saddling up anyway.’ Peter Conti joins me to explain how he was motivated to action despite his fear—and make the transition from auto mechanic to self-made millionaire in just over three years, using creative financing to invest in multifamily real estate!

MB 112: Scaling Up from a Duplex to 2,700 Multifamily Units – With Ivan Barratt

Jun 7, 2018 27:20


The journey to 10K units starts with a single step! Ivan Barratt joins me to explain how he went from a duplex to 2,700 units and $100M in assets under management. Listen in for the game changers that helped Ivan scale and learn how ‘the little things’ can prepare you for a career in multifamily.

MB 111: AirBnB for Apartments with Tim Hubbard

Jun 1, 2018 22:46


How did Tim Hubbard make a rundown 8-unit multifamily property in Memphis Airbnb-ready—and start earning $2,500 PER UNIT in revenue each month? Listen in as Tim explains how he manages the property remotely while he travels the world and learn what factors to consider in choosing real estate for short-term rental!

MB 110: Conservative Underwriting & Risk-Management in Multifamily Investing – With Omar Khan

May 29, 2018 42:39


Conservative underwriting is the key to a safe multifamily investment. But how can you tell if the numbers are too aggressive? Omar Khan joins me to explain what to watch out for in terms of revenue growth, reserves, loan terms and exit strategy. Listen in for insight on leveraging a sensitivity analysis to mitigate risk.

MB 109: Leveraging the Law of the First Deal to Quit Your Job with Multifamily – with Michael Blank

May 21, 2018 16:39


Once you truly DECIDE to pursue multifamily, it takes 3 to 5 years to replace your income—and the process is set in motion via the Law of the First Deal. Today, I’m unpacking the phenomenon, helping you develop a concrete plan for quitting your job with apartment building investing!

MB 108: Analyzing 100 Multifamily Deals to Find the ONE – With Andrew Cushman

May 14, 2018 35:33


Are you willing to analyze 100 deals to find ONE good one? Andrew Cushman sits down with me to discuss his first deal, a 92-unit property in Macon, Georgia, and share what he learned about vetting investors and estimating renovation costs. Listen in to understand why finding a good deal is challenging—but not impossible!

MB 107: The 3 Spiritual Lessons That Changed My Life as an Entrepreneur – With Michael Blank

May 4, 2018 23:38


At the heart of every successful entrepreneur is a deep sense of spirituality. Today, I’m sharing the three spiritual lessons that helped me realize an incredibly fulfilling life teaching multifamily investing. Listen in for insight on surrendering control, finding peace regardless of the circumstances, and shifting to a mindset of giving.

MB 106: Getting in the Multifamily Game, With or Without Syndication – With Mario Ortiz

Apr 26, 2018 46:49


Mario Ortiz’s first multifamily deal wasn’t a homerun. But Mario argues that ‘getting in the game’ is more important than the size or quality of the first deal. Listen in to understand how he used creative financing to build a thriving multifamily business without syndication—while working full-time as a mechanical engineer!

MB 105: How a Willingness to Fail Breeds Multifamily Success – With Todd Fox

Apr 26, 2018 43:34


What’s differentiates a successful real estate investor from someone who doesn’t take action? Todd Fox joins me to share his journey from bankruptcy to successful developer, explaining how a willingness to fail sets him apart. Learn how Todd scaled up from redeveloping a single duplex to a $37M student housing complex at Cornell University!

MB 104: Building Community is Good for the Soul AND the Bottom Line – With Pete Kelly

Apr 19, 2018 27:25


The two biggest issues multifamily owners face are turnover and resident satisfaction. How can you address both issues and create a community in your apartments that makes residents want to stay, even if the rents go up? Pete Kelly joins me to explain how Apartment Life positively impacts tenants’ lives— and your bottom line.

MB 103: Accelerate Your Real Estate Success with a High-Level Network – With Mike Hambright

Apr 12, 2018 25:18


Mike Hambright firmly believes that meaningful conversations with high-level investors can take your real estate game to the next level. He joins me to discuss his transition from the corporate world to full-time real estate, the resources available on his FlipNerd platform, and strategies for building your network.

MB 102: Curing Entrepreneurial ADD with a Focus on Multifamily – With Ben Risser

Apr 5, 2018 26:31


Ben Risser had a bad case of entrepreneurial ADD: He wanted to pursue real estate but couldn’t get focused on a single strategy. Today, Ben sits down with me to discuss his decision to do multifamily, his partnership with Matt Faircloth, and the 198-unit deal they closed in January!

MB 101: Living the ‘Sunsets and Palm Trees’ Lifestyle with Multifamily – With Corey Peterson

Mar 29, 2018 23:10


Want to save ten years or so and get right to the financial freedom part of real estate investing? Corey Peterson joins me to explain how he fell into the ‘hustle and grind’ of fix and flips for many years before finally making the transition to multifamily—and why you should skip that step!

MB 100: Reflection Inspires Action in Multifamily Investing – With Scott Price

Mar 22, 2018 34:26


Time spent in reflection often inspires ACTION among aspiring multifamily investors. This was true for Scott Price, who joins me to explain how he overcame his inexperience in multifamily, why a lack of awareness around syndication led to slow growth, and the path he took to quit his job and pursue real estate full time!

MB 099: Control Your Own Destiny Through Real Estate Investing – With Clayton Morris

Mar 15, 2018 46:16


We’ve been conditioned to believe that a steady paycheck is a safety net, but Clayton Morris contends that the opposite is true. Listen in to find out why he left a prestigious career in broadcasting to found Morris Invest and learn how establishing a strong WHY can set you up for success in real estate.

MB 098: Impact Investing to Change People’s Lives Where They Live – With Eddie Lorin

Mar 9, 2018 17:48


As multifamily investors, we sometimes forget that real people live in our apartments. Veteran investor Eddie Lorin joins me to explain the concept of impact investing. Listen in for his approach to taking care of working class tenants where they live, creating a sense of community so that renters stay, pay and refer their friends!

MB 097: Marketing, Lead Generation, and Requiring Your Own Success – Michael Quarles

Mar 2, 2018 51:56


What is secret sauce that makes a person successful? Accomplished real estate investor Michael Quarles says that you must REQUIRE yourself to take action every day in order to achieve. Listen in for Michael’s high-level strategies for lead generation, his criteria for choosing a market, and his ‘taste the caviar’ challenge for aspiring multifamily investors.

MB 096: Positioning Yourself as a Multifamily Leader, With or Without a Track Record- with Neal Bawa

Feb 23, 2018 43:47


Neal Bawa’s 3,600-member multifamily meetup is the largest in the US. But when he started the group, Neal had zero multifamily experience! Listen in to find out how he positioned himself as a leader, why telling the story of a deal is essential in raising money, and why NOW is the right time for multifamily.

MB 095: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You a Better Multifamily Investor With Nathan Tabor

Feb 16, 2018 41:04


The problem with things being too easy is that you don’t learn. Just ask Nathan Tabor: His first multifamily deal went so smoothly that he was blindsided when major setbacks threatened to derail his second and third investments. Listen in to learn from Nathan’s mistakes around vetting financials, verifying zoning regulations and establishing work-life balance.

MB 094: Addicted to Multifamily with Andrew Campbell

Feb 9, 2018 37:00


When his dad suffered a massive brain hemorrhage, Andrew Campbell reconsidered what he wanted out of life. The answer was flexibility and freedom, and real estate became the catalyst. Today Andrew joins me to offer his insight on leveraging an addiction to multifamily to live the life YOU design.

MB 093: Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Real Estate Investments – With Scott Smith

Feb 4, 2018 23:04


‘You’ve been served.’ Those are scary words for a real estate investor, but the truth is that you are likely to face a lawsuit at some point in your career. Attorney and real estate investor Scott Smith joins me to explain how to protect your assets and avoid litigation.

MB 092: From Teacher to Fulltime Multifamily Investor – with Todd Dexheimer

Jan 26, 2018 35:43


Todd Dexheimer always wanted to be a multifamily investor, but he got distracted by single-family rentals and flips. I’m on the line with Todd to learn how he went from high school teacher to real estate investor and get his take on how to go big quickly—rather than waiting to ‘graduate’ to multifamily!

MB 091: The Fast Track to Multifamily – With Josh Sterling

Jan 19, 2018 38:35


Josh Sterling’s advice to aspiring real estate investors? Get on the fast track to multifamily as soon as possible! Today Josh shares how he scaled up to 250 units and quit his job to pursue real-estate full-time. Listen in for Josh’s advice around taking massive action to build a reputation and work on your own terms.

MB 090: 3 Ways To Retire With Multifamily – Michael Blank

Jan 12, 2018 21:47


If 2018 is YOUR year, the year you do your first multifamily deal and get on the road to retirement, then the next step is to determine your route. Today I cover the four roles you can play in a general partnership: syndicator, passive investor, balance sheet guarantor, or money raiser.

MB 089: Increasing Your Productivity Through Purpose – With David Sweeney

Jan 5, 2018 34:32


How do you move from education into action? David Sweeney contends that the best way to pump up your productivity is through purpose. He is on the line to share his journey from Seattle PD veteran to real estate investor, explaining how he became the proud owner of a 24-unit property in just nine months!

MB 088: Goal-Setting to Crush It in 2018 – With Rod Khleif

Dec 29, 2017 36:40


What if you could overcome your limiting belief systems—otherwise known as BS—and totally crush it in 2018? Rod Khlief joins me to discuss his five-step goal-setting methodology and to offer his insight around overcoming fears and discouragement to take action on your goals.

MB 087: Considering Self-Storage as a Recession-Resistant Investment – With Hunter Thompson

Dec 22, 2017 26:54


Could self-storage be your niche in the commercial real estate space? I’m joined by Hunter Thompson of Cash Flow Connections to explore the benefits of this asset class, how to identify the best markets for self-storage, and what to look for in a sponsor. Listen in for Hunter’s take on what makes self-storage a recession-resistant investment!

MB 086 – Find Your Niche Raising Capital for Multi-Family Syndicators – With Lane Kawaoka

Dec 15, 2017 26:58


Interested in multifamily, but syndication is not for you? If your strengths lie in networking and raising money, you can get into apartment building investing as a general partner who specializes in soliciting capital. Today, I’m on the line with Lane Kawaoka, real estate entrepreneur and curator of Simple Passive Cashflow. Listen in for his unique approach to multi-family investing!

MB 085 – Leaning on the Credibility of Your Team to Jump-Start Your Multi-Family Business – With Devin Elder

Dec 8, 2017 30:23


If you want to invest in apartments but you are suffering from a crisis of confidence, successful multifamily syndicator Devin Elder feels your pain. After years of taking baby steps, he is finally doing 75- and 192-unit deals with the help of an experienced team. Learn how the right peer group and a ‘someday is now’ philosophy inspired him to pursue larger deals, and hear his advice around ‘borrowing credibility’ to jump-start your multi-family business!

MB 084: Taking ‘Massive Stinking Action’ to Reach Your Big Dreams – With Tamar Mar

Dec 1, 2017 29:32


“I had this moment where I realized, ‘No, I’m not going to be the CEO of somebody else’s dreams. I’m going to be the CEO of my own dreams.” Tamar Mar is a serial entrepreneur and investor with a background in the startup world. Today she shares the details of her recent shift into the multi-family space, discussing the moment she was inspired to take action and how the Law of the First Deal has her dreaming big.

MB 083: The Best Investments to Build Wealth – With The Cashflow Ninja M.C. Laubscher

Nov 17, 2017 42:15


What is your Stupid Human Trick? We all have a unique ability that seems incredible to others. The trick is figuring out what it is that you are particularly good at and using those strengths to craft the processes and systems that capture wealth. I’m on the line with Cashflow Ninja M.C. Laubscher to discuss the best investment opportunities out there, the reasons why people struggle financially, and his advice around collapsing your financial plan to achieve financial freedom through multifamily investing.

MB 082: Wealth Can’t Wait – With Paul Morris

Nov 10, 2017 39:42


Wealth is code for freedom. If you want to be a millionaire, it’s probably because you want control over your time and the freedom to spend it with the people you love. I road-tripped to LA for a conversation with Paul Morris, co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Wealth Can’t Wait, to discuss the 7 Wealth Traps that hold people back, the 3 Rules of Investing to avoid losing money, and how he achieved health, wealth and freedom through real estate investing!

MB 081 – The Passive Income Investor – With Tim & Tom Black

Nov 3, 2017 35:33


Becoming a syndicator is not the only way to achieve financial freedom through multifamily investing. Today I am joined by Tom and Tim Black of Napali Capital to discuss their journey in real estate, with a specific focus on the passive investor. Listen and learn why multifamily is the best choice for passive investors, the returns a passive investor can expect, and the staggering tax benefits of the platform.

MB 081 – The Passive Income Investor – With Tim & Tom Black

Nov 3, 2017 35:33


Becoming a syndicator is not the only way to achieve financial freedom through multifamily investing. Today I am joined by Tom and Tim Black of Napali Capital to discuss their journey in real estate, with a specific focus on the passive investor. Listen and learn why multifamily is the best choice for passive investors, the returns a passive investor can expect, and the staggering tax benefits of the platform.

MB 080: Nighthawk Equity: You Find the Deal, We Do The Rest – With Mark Kenney

Oct 27, 2017 28:42


Your chances of doing even a 60-unit multifamily deal on your own—with no track record—are very slim. But if you work with Nighthawk Equity, my partnership with Mark Kenney, you can leverage our reputation to secure that critical first deal. Today I am on the line with Mark to discuss what prompted his transition to full-time real estate investing, how his story is consistent with the ‘law of the first deal,’ and the process of working with Nighthawk.

MB 079: How ‘Walmart Shopping’ for My Team Cost Me $2M in Multifamily – With Damion Lupo

Oct 20, 2017 40:07


One of the big real estate rookie mistakes is to turn into a Walmart shopper as you build your team. But my guest today, Damion Lupo, can vouch for the fact that a quality team is an investment that will save you millions in the long run. He discusses his first multifamily deal, a 119-unit property in Memphis that resulted in a $2M loss, and the painful lessons he learned about failure, building a team, and the value of an experienced mentor.

MB 078: Never Give Up to Quit Your Job with Real Estate – With Joseph Gozlan

Oct 13, 2017 35:32


Joseph Gozlan’s story defines the word GRIT. Once he decided that multi-family was the route he wanted to take, Joseph committed to doing whatever it took to secure his first deal—despite the roadblocks he faced during that two-year journey. Today he shares why he chose real estate in the first place, the circumstances around his shift to multi-family, and how apartments have allowed him to consider quitting his job in IT to transition into full-time real estate.

MB 077: How We Took Down Our First Multi-Family Deal (94 Units!) – With Pili and Jason Yarusi

Oct 6, 2017 36:09


When it comes to multi-family real estate investment, putting the blinders on and jumping in may be the best strategy. Today I’m on the line with Jason and Pili Yarusi, a husband-wife team with experience in construction who recently made the leap from flipping to multi-family. They share valuable advice around overcoming the mindset challenges associated with apartments, reaching out to mentors, and learning as you go.

MB 076: Multifamily … Forever Cash Flow? – With Jack Bosch

Sep 29, 2017 35:02


For passive, everlasting cashflow, multi-family is the way to go. Today I am speaking with Jack Bosch, a real estate investor with a unique background in flipping land who eventually made his way to apartment building investing. Listen as he explains why he would have liked to get into multi-family sooner, and his best advice for breaking into the space with no prior experience.

MB 075: How to Harness the Power of Crowdfunding Even If You’re a Newbie – With Jilliene Helman, CEO of RealtyMogul

Sep 22, 2017 21:38


Crowdfunding platforms like Realty Mogul are looking for sponsors with a track record, so if you don’t have one—find someone who does. Today I’m on the line with Jilliene Hellman, CEO of Realty Mogul, to discuss what qualifies as a good deal and how aspiring syndicators might take advantage of partnering with a larger real estate company to secure capital via crowdfunding.

MB 074: How I Did My First (69-Unit) Deal Without Experience or My Own Money – With Patrick Duffy

Sep 15, 2017 26:26


What gives a 27-year-old with no experience in multi-family the audacity to swing for the fence? Listen in on my call with Patrick Duffy as he shares the steps he took to partner with me on a 69-unit property in Memphis, how he made use of the act ‘as if’ approach to secure a letter of intent, and his best advice for working with investors. Learn how doing his first deal has changed the game for Patrick, as he aspires to reach 1,000 units in the next 12 months!

MB 073: The Secret to Quitting Your Job With Real Estate – With Brad Tacia

Sep 8, 2017 29:58


Landing your first multi-family deal is much like pushing over the first in a series of dominoes: The second and third deals fall in rapid succession. Today I’m speaking with Brad Tacia, whose story adheres to the Law of the First Deal. He shares the details of his first three multi-family deals, his experience with syndication, and his secret to making every day feel like Saturday through apartment building investing.

MB 072: How to Overcome the Most Crippling Limiting Beliefs – With Tyler Sheff

Aug 31, 2017 33:44


What is stopping you from achieving financial freedom through apartment building investing? Listen to my conversation with Tyler Sheff of CashFlowGuys.com as he unpacks each of the limiting beliefs that held him back and reveals how he overcame ‘analysis paralysis’ to replace his six-figure income in 11 months through investments in 26 units – using none of his own money!

MB 071: Why it’s Patriotic to NOT Pay Taxes – With David Zook

Aug 25, 2017 37:28


Whether you’re a high net worth individual looking to reduce your tab with the IRS or a syndicator looking to raise money, listen in to my conversation with David Zook as we discuss why it’s patriotic to take advantage of available tax breaks, the AHA moment that initiated his transition from passive investor to real estate syndicator, and how he reduced his tax bill from $475K to nearly nada.

MB 070: How to Remotely Self-Manage Your Real Estate Portfolio – With Dana Dunford

Aug 18, 2017 32:06


Listen in on my call with Dana Dunford, CEO of Hemlane, a technology-enabled property management solution designed to support real estate investors in the remote management of their rentals. We cover the metrics you should be tracking as an owner, the processes that should be centralized across your portfolio, and how to work with a property manager while maintaining control of your investments.

MB 069: Why Women Need a Real Estate Portfolio – With Whitney Nicely

Aug 11, 2017 35:46


Join my conversation with Whitney Nicely, the queen of real estate investing in east Tennessee. Today we discuss the benefits of a bold, ‘throw spaghetti at the wall’ approach to investing, how Whitney finances deals with no money or credit, and the reasons why it’s advantageous for every woman to build a real estate portfolio of her own.

MB 068: Why Bigger is Better with Multi-Family Investing – With Kira Golden

Aug 4, 2017 45:19


Listen in to my conversation with Kira Golden, CEO of Direct Source Wealth, as she explains why bigger is better when it comes to multi-family investing. We cover her approach to seeking out big name investors, the mindset shift that prompted her to pursue multi-family properties, and her advice for aspiring real estate investors.

MB 067: The 5 Key Elements of Raising Capital – With Victor Menasce

Jul 21, 2017 43:53


Listen in on my conversation with expert real estate investor and author of Magnetic Capital, Victor Menasce. Today we discuss the five key elements of raising capital, why some repel the very money they’re trying to raise, and how to invest like a billionaire – even if you’re not.

MB 066: Find Off-Market Multifamily Deals – With Jason Lucchesi

Jul 8, 2017 31:21


Real estate’s #1 off-market property strategist, Jason Lucchesi, joins me to discuss how to leverage LinkedIn to connect with real estate professionals and land multifamily deals. Learn his game changing approach to scoring off-market assets.

MB 065: The 7-Hour Book – With Nick Raithel

Jun 23, 2017 25:56


We all have a story to tell, and we know that being a published author pays huge dividends in terms of credibility. Listen in to my interview with Nick Raithel of 7-Hour Book and learn how you can reap the benefits of publishing a book of your own!

MB 064: The Right Way to Work with Brokers to Find Off-Market Deals – With Michael Becker

Jun 9, 2017 31:56


As apartment building investors, we understand that brokers control the vast majority of real estate deals. Listen in as Michael Becker of SPI Advisory shares the secrets to building relationships with brokers and scoring those elusive off-market deals.

MB 063: Changing Your (Financial) Life as a Lifeonaire – With Steve Cook

Jun 2, 2017 38:21


Society teaches us that hard work leads to a great life, so we build a career first and try to fit life into what is left over. But perhaps there is a better approach… Listen in as Lifeonaire author and real estate investor Steve Cook outlines his approach to the pursuit of an abundant life!

MB 062: Is Now the Right Time to Invest in Real Estate? – With Jason Hartman

May 18, 2017 26:18


When is the ‘right time’ to invest in real estate? Listen to my interview with Jason Hartman and learn why it is always a good time to invest, as long as you understand the different types of real estate markets and choose slow, steady growth over a ‘home run.’

MB 061: Why We Don’t Take Action (And What to Do About It) – With Rob Dial

May 4, 2017 41:55


Listen in as I talk mindset with Rob Dial of MWFMotivation. If you know what you need to do to succeed, but can’t get motivated to take action, today’s interview will help you understand what is holding you back and provide the tools you need to take control of your life and become the best version of yourself.

MB 060: How to Survive (and Thrive) the Next Crash

Apr 20, 2017 15:37


What goes up must come down, and a number of experts predict an economic recession in the not-so-distant future. Listen in as I share insight from the recent Real Estate Guys 15th Annual Summit at Sea that will allow you to not only survive a would-be crash, but thrive and prosper despite it.

MB 059: The Future of Real Estate Financing – With Ross Hamilton

Apr 6, 2017 29:06


Securing financing can be difficult and pretty scary for a new investor. Listen in as Ross Hamilton, CEO of Connected Investors.com explains how his company is helping move real estate financing into the 21st century through connecting borrowers with verified lenders.

MB 058: Outlook Makes Multifamily the Perfect Real Estate Investment – With Paul Moore

Mar 18, 2017 36:20


Real Estate Investor and Author Paul Moore shares his story and the recipe for the “perfect" investment!

MB 057: 3 Ways to Partner To Achieve Massive Success in Multifamily Investing – With Joe Fairless

Mar 4, 2017 32:57


Listen to Joe Fairless as he describes 3 ways to partner so that you can accelerate your success as a multifamily investor. The sooner you do your first deal, the sooner you’ll become financially free!

MB 056: Do Whatever It Takes To Do Your First Multifamily Deal – With Jordan Madewell

Feb 16, 2017 49:58


Listen to Jordan Madewell talk about his journey to his first multifamily deal, a 23-unit unit in TX that he did with a partner. He’s another 2-3 deals away from replacing his income, demonstrating yet again, the power of the first deal.

MB 055: How I Replaced My Income With Multifamily in 2 Years – With Brad Tacia

Feb 2, 2017 50:02


Is it possible to replace your income with multifamily in just two years? Yup … Brad Tacia tells you how he did it. Listen and be inspired.

MB 054: Getting Started with Mobile Home Parks – With Kevin Bupp

Jan 19, 2017 44:20


Interested in finding out more about Mobile Home Parks? Then learn from Kevin Bupp, who has over 16 years of real estate investing experience and specializes in mobile home parks.

MB 053: Don’t Lose It All – With Bobby Casey

Jan 4, 2017 44:59


Bobby Casey is an entrepreneur and world traveler who specializes in helping people protect their assets and live off the grid. Listen to this episode and implement Bobby’s techniques NOW before you lose it all.

MB 052: Decide and Your Real Estate Success Will Follow (With Gino Barbaro)

Dec 21, 2016 47:46


Gino Barbaro chronicles his amazing journey from pizza guy to full time multifamily investor. Despite setbacks, a bad partnership and an all consuming day job at the restaurant, he and his partner Jake now own nearly 700 units.