Apartment Building Investing with Michael Blank Podcast

By Michael Blank: Commercial Real Estate Investor | Entrepreneur

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MB 175: Leveraging Hustle & Heart to Find Off-Market Deals – With Logan Freeman
Good deals are so hard to find right now! That’s become a common complaint among real estate investors in recent months, but I’m not convinced it’s true. Today, Logan Freeman joins me to explain how cultivating an abundance mentality and hustling to build relationships with brokers gives him access to off-market multifamily deals.
Aug 22, 2019
MB 174: Put Your Money in Motion with Passive Investing – With Ryan McKenna
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!
Aug 15, 2019
MB 173: Real Estate Investing Across Asset Classes – With Adam the Brit
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!
Aug 08, 2019
MB 172: Building an Investor Pipeline for Multifamily Syndications – With Kyle Mitchell
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!
Aug 01, 2019
MB 171: Passive Investing in Today’s Market – With Bronson Hill
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!
Jul 25, 2019
MB 170: Maximizing ROI in Value-Add Multifamily Deals – With Ira Singer & Marc Rutzen
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.
Jul 18, 2019
MB 169: Burning the Boats to Go All-In on Multifamily – With Jerome Myers
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.
Jul 11, 2019
MB 168: MAKE the Time for Multifamily & Quit Your W-2 Job – With Anna Kelley
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!
Jul 04, 2019
MB 167: The Financial Freedom to Pursue a Greater Purpose – With Reed Goossens
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!
Jun 27, 2019
MB 166: Leveraging the Deferred Sales Trust to Defer Capital Gains – With Brett Swarts
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.
Jun 20, 2019
MB 165: The BE-DO-HAVE Model for Achieving Your Big Dreams – With Hal Elrod
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!
Jun 13, 2019
MB 164: The Doability of Real Estate Investing – With Bob Helms
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%.
Jun 06, 2019
MB 163: Discover Your Real Estate Sales Dog – With Blair Singer
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!
May 30, 2019
MB 162: Quit Your Job & Control Your Own Destiny with Multifamily – With Danny Randazzo
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!
May 23, 2019
MB 161: Break into the Multifamily Business with Joint Ventures – With Jens Nielsen
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!
May 16, 2019
MB 160: What’s Spirituality Got to Do with Real Estate Investing? – With Robert Kiyosaki
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.
May 10, 2019
MB 159: Work Less & Make More as a Passive Investor in Multifamily – With Paul Moore
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!
May 03, 2019
MB 158: The Danger in Using Your IRA to Invest in Multifamily – With Damion Lupo
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!
Apr 26, 2019
MB 157: Achieving Financial Freedom as a Passive Investor in Multifamily – With Doug Marshall
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 […]
Apr 19, 2019
MB 156: How the Broader Economy Impacts Your Multifamily Investments – With Robert Helms
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!
Apr 12, 2019
MB 155: Apply Real Estate Strategy to Generate Cashflow with Stocks – With Andy Tanner
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!
Apr 05, 2019
MB 154: Leveraging Content Creation to Connect with Passive Investors – With Annie Dickerson
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!
Mar 29, 2019
MB 153: The Now-or-Never Approach to Living an Intentional Life – With Paul Nagaoka
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!
Mar 22, 2019
MB 152: 4 Steps to Protect Your Personal & Real Estate Assets – With Garrett Sutton
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!
Mar 15, 2019
MB 151: Uncovering Off-Market Multifamily Opportunities for Unlimited Deal Flow – With Cory Boatright & Sean Terry
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!
Mar 08, 2019
MB 150: From Starving Artist to Financially-Free Multifamily Investor – With Mark Hentemann
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!
Mar 01, 2019
MB 149: How Real Estate Investing Can Save Your (Financial) Life – With AJ Osborne
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.
Feb 22, 2019
MB 148: Automating Investor Relations as You Scale Your Multifamily Business – With Josiah Mann
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!
Feb 15, 2019
MB 147: The Unique Perspective of a Financial Planner Turned Multifamily Investor – With Jason Harris
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.
Feb 08, 2019
MB 146: What You Need to Know About Multifamily Financing – With John Brickson
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.
Feb 01, 2019
MB 145: Luring Passive Investors to Raise Money for Multifamily – With Tim Bratz
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!
Jan 25, 2019
MB 144: Building Multifamily Credibility with a Quality Website – With Todd Heitner
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!
Jan 18, 2019
MB 143: Awakening to Your True Purpose & Potential – With Keith Elias
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!
Jan 11, 2019
MB 142: 3 Tips to Help You Crush It in 2019 – With Michael Blank
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!
Jan 04, 2019
MB 141: Under the Hood of Asset Management for Multifamily Syndicators – With Drew Kniffin
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.
Dec 28, 2018
MB 140: Building ‘Wealth Unbroken’ Through Multifamily Real Estate – With Rebecca Walser
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!
Dec 21, 2018
MB 139: Financial Independence Through Multifamily (One Rental at a Time) – With Michael Zuber
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!
Dec 14, 2018
MB 138: Syndication vs. Creative Financing for Multifamily Capital – With Jake Stenziano & Gino Barbaro
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!
Dec 07, 2018
MB 137: Attracting Real Estate Business with a Meaningful Mission – With Kent Clothier
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.
Nov 30, 2018
MB 136: From Splitting Firewood to Full-Time Multifamily Investor in Under 2 Years – With Michael Beeman
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!
Nov 23, 2018
MB 135: How to Lead a Popular Multifamily Meetup & Raise $4.4M – With Adam Adams
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!
Nov 15, 2018
MB 134: From Zero to 112 Multifamily Units in 9 Months – With Kyle Collins
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!
Nov 08, 2018
MB 133: Designing a Life of Balance – With Ken McElroy
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.
Nov 01, 2018
MB 132: Leveraging a Multifamily Mentor for Wisdom Without the Wait – With Larry Goins
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.’
Oct 25, 2018
MB 131: Improve Your Memory & Grow Your Multifamily Business – With Ron White
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!
Oct 18, 2018
MB 130: Raising Private Capital to Grow Your Multifamily Portfolio – With Matt Faircloth
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.
Oct 11, 2018
MB 129: Mitigate Your Risk with the Right Multifamily Insurance – With Bryan Shimeall
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!
Oct 04, 2018
MB 128: Leveraging the Perpetual Wealth Strategy to Be Your Own Bank – With Patrick Donohoe
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!
Sep 27, 2018
MB 127: How Multifamily Real Estate Investors WIN Under the New Tax Law – With Tom Wheelwright
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!
Sep 20, 2018
MB 126: The BEST EVER Advanced Multifamily Strategies for Raising Money at Scale – With Joe Fairless
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.
Sep 13, 2018