Apartment Building Investing with Michael Blank Podcast

By Michael Blank: Commercial Real Estate Investor | Entrepreneur

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MB 197: Joint Venture to Accelerate Your Multifamily Success – With Brian Briscoe
50:23
Think you need to be a Lone Wolf on your first multifamily deal? Brian Briscoe was looking at 6- and 8-unit properties until he realized he could go bigger, faster if he had help. And he was right. Today, Brian joins me to explain how he leveraged a joint venture partnership to accelerate his success!
Jan 17, 2020
MB 196: How to Align with a Sponsor to Do Your First Multifamily Deal – With Anthony Metzger
49:41
So, you don’t have real estate investing experience. And you don’t have any resources of your own to invest. Today, Anthony Metzger joins me to explain how he partnered with Nighthawk Equity to close on his first deal, a 218-unit in Little Rock—without a track record and without using any of his own money!
Jan 10, 2020
MB 195: Retire WAY Early Via Passive Investing in Multifamily – With Travis Watts
40:36
Most of us dream of retirement because we’ll FINALLY have the time freedom to do things that interest us and spend time with the people we love. But what if you didn’t have to wait? Today, Travis Watts joins me to explain how he walked away from his W-2 via passive investing in multifamily syndications!
Jan 06, 2020
MB 194: How to Crush It in 2020: 6 Steps to Setting Goals You WILL Achieve
25:45
It’s that time of year again. Time to set goals for the year ahead and start working toward your dream of financial freedom with multifamily investing. Today, I’m sharing my top 6 tips for setting goals you CAN and WILL achieve, explaining how to avoid overwhelm, stay on track and absolutely crush it in 2020!
Dec 27, 2019
MB 193: World-Class Property Management for Multifamily – With Tony LeBlanc
48:09
Should you self-manage your multifamily portfolio? Or is it better to outsource to a third-party? If you do choose to outsource, what should you look for in a property management team? Today, Tony LeBlanc joins me to describe the ideal investor-property manager relationship and offer ideas for driving additional revenue while decreasing expenses.
Dec 23, 2019
MB 192: Crush Limiting Beliefs & Be a Multifamily Syndicator – With Sterling White
41:39
Are limiting beliefs stopping you from becoming a multifamily investor? When Sterling White got his start, he was crashing in a friend’s den. He had no money and zero credit. Today, he joins me to explain how he overcame a lack of capital and experience to build a portfolio of 587 single- and multifamily units!
Dec 16, 2019
MB 191: Raising Millions for Multifamily Deals—In Minutes! – With Josh Cantwell
55:36
If you want to raise money, I mean REALLY raise money, you need a thought leadership platform. Today, Josh Cantwell joins me to share his four steps to building an online community of investors and explain how he leverages digital marketing tactics to raise millions in capital for multifamily deals—in a matter of minutes!
Dec 04, 2019
MB 190: From VA Loan to Multifamily Investing Career – With Phil Capron
40:45
Going through special ops training for the US military, Phil Capron noticed that the recruits who made it to the end weren’t necessarily the strongest or the fastest or the smartest. Today, Phil joins me to explain how the grit that made him successful in the armed forces informs his multifamily investing career.
Nov 22, 2019
MB 189: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs & Real Estate Investors – With Olenka Cullinan
43:15
Why are there so few women playing in the multifamily space? And what can we do to encourage more women to become entrepreneurs and investors? Today, Olenka Cullinan joins me to discuss the limiting beliefs many women share and explain what she is doing to empower women to start or scale their businesses through #iStartFirst.
Nov 19, 2019
MB 188: STOP Saving Your Money & START Investing in Multifamily – With Grant Cardone
40:26
Do you have your money right? Or are you handing it over to Wall Street and hoping for the best? Today, Grant Cardone joins me to explain why the secret to true wealth is to STOP saving your money and START using it to invest in real assets—like multifamily real estate!
Nov 11, 2019
MB 187: Raise Capital for Real Estate Through Content Creation – With Hunter Thompson
44:23
Raising capital for multifamily real estate deals strikes fear in the heart of many an aspiring syndicator. But what if you didn’t have to chase leads? What if you could simply ATTRACT high-net-worth investors? Today, Hunter Thompson joins me to explain how he built a thought leadership platform that nurtures prospects through consistent content creation.
Nov 07, 2019
MB 186: The Predictability of Passive Investing in Multifamily – With Spencer Hilligoss
49:40
W-2 employment gives us a sense of security. But what happens if you lose your job or can’t work due to illness or injury? Today, Spencer Hilligoss joins me to explain what inspired him to pursue passive income through multifamily and why passive investing in apartment buildings is more predictable than you think!
Nov 04, 2019
MB 185: Creating an Uber-Like Resident Experience for Apartment Buildings – With Patrick Antrim
40:05
Technology has succeeded in disrupting several industries. Think about Uber’s impact on taxis. Or how Airbnb changed hotels. These innovations work because they create a frictionless experience for consumers. Today, Patrick Antrim joins me to explain how multifamily investors can leverage tech to better the resident experience and compete in the market of the future!
Oct 28, 2019
MB 184: Building a Platform to Market Your Multifamily Brand – With Kyle Wilson
55:02
So, you’re getting into the business of multifamily investing. Like it or not, you’re also getting into the business of marketing and promotions. Today, Kyle Wilson joins me to discuss his 18-year partnership with Jim Rohn and explain how to find your secret sauce, build a platform, and promote your real estate brand!
Oct 21, 2019
MB 183: Pursue a Meaningful Life Through Multifamily Investing – With Drew Whitson
39:10
Most of us would really like to live a life of purpose. Problem is, working a traditional W-2 job can take all the good out of you. Today, full-time real estate investor and multifamily mentor Drew Whitson joins me to describe how achieving financial freedom has given him the opportunity to pursue a meaningful life!
Oct 14, 2019
MB 182: An Action-Oriented Approach to Financial Freedom with Multifamily – With David Kamara
42:53
Real estate investors come in many different shapes and sizes, but the one thing they ALL have in common is hustle. They balance learning with DOING, taking action to achieve their dreams of financial freedom. Today, David Kamara joins me to explain how he replaced his income in just 12 months with apartment building investing!
Oct 07, 2019
MB 181: Double Your Money Through Passive Investing in Multifamily – With Jan Larson
27:30
What kind of returns can a passive multifamily real estate investor expect? What if you could double your money in just five or six years? And pay little or nothing in the way of taxes? Today, Jan Larson joins me to explain how he generated enough passive income to quit his stressful tech job!
Sep 30, 2019
MB 180: Adding Gold to Your Investment Portfolio – With Dana Samuelson & Brien Lundin
32:26
Multifamily investors are smart to put their money in real estate as a hedge against currency devaluation. But what else can we do to protect our wealth from the declining value of the US dollar? Today, Dana Samuelson and Brien Lundin join me to explain why you should add gold to your investment portfolio!
Sep 23, 2019
MB 179: Take the Next Step to Financial Freedom with Multifamily – With Mauricio Ramos
36:09
Too many aspiring real estate investors never take action because they’re waiting for the right time, or they’re holding off until they know EVERYTHING about multifamily. Today, Mauricio Ramos joins me to share his take-the-next-step approach to entrepreneurship and explain how he quit his job in construction management with apartment building investing!
Sep 16, 2019
MB 178: 10X Your Multifamily Income with an Extended-Stay STR Model – With Al Williamson
32:41
Real estate investors tend to be cautious about implementing a short-term rental strategy. But what if we could enjoy the benefits of an Airbnb model WITHOUT the regulatory uncertainty or the extra expense? Today, Al Williamson joins me to discuss the extended-stay STR model he used to quit his job with an 8-unit multifamily property!
Sep 09, 2019
MB 177: Tech Tools for Data-Driven Multifamily Investing – With Raj Tekchandani
30:25
Advancements in technology allow us to access and analyze an incredible amount of data. But what does this mean for multifamily investors? Today, Raj Tekchandani joins me to discuss the AI and machine learning tools geared toward real estate and explain how he quit his job in tech startups to become a data-driven, full-time investor!
Sep 04, 2019
MB 176: Hit Your Growth Zone & Quit Your 9-to-5 with Multifamily – With Andrew Kuhn
39:37
Are you settling for good enough? It’s easy to get comfortable with life and let complacency set in. But to achieve greatness, you’ve got to get comfortable being uncomfortable. Today, Andrew Kuhn joins me to explain how he got into the growth zone and quit his job to become a full-time multifamily mentor and investor!
Aug 29, 2019
MB 175: Leveraging Hustle & Heart to Find Off-Market Deals – With Logan Freeman
41:45
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
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!
Aug 15, 2019
MB 173: Real Estate Investing Across Asset Classes – With Adam the Brit
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!
Aug 08, 2019
MB 172: Building an Investor Pipeline for Multifamily Syndications – With Kyle Mitchell
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!
Aug 01, 2019
MB 171: Passive Investing in Today’s Market – With Bronson Hill
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!
Jul 25, 2019
MB 170: Maximizing ROI in Value-Add Multifamily Deals – With Ira Singer & Marc Rutzen
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.
Jul 18, 2019
MB 169: Burning the Boats to Go All-In on Multifamily – With Jerome Myers
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.
Jul 11, 2019
MB 168: MAKE the Time for Multifamily & Quit Your W-2 Job – With Anna Kelley
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!
Jul 04, 2019
MB 167: The Financial Freedom to Pursue a Greater Purpose – With Reed Goossens
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!
Jun 27, 2019
MB 166: Leveraging the Deferred Sales Trust to Defer Capital Gains – With Brett Swarts
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.
Jun 20, 2019
MB 165: The BE-DO-HAVE Model for Achieving Your Big Dreams – With Hal Elrod
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!
Jun 13, 2019
MB 164: The Doability of Real Estate Investing – With Bob Helms
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%.
Jun 06, 2019
MB 163: Discover Your Real Estate Sales Dog – With Blair Singer
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!
May 30, 2019
MB 162: Quit Your Job & Control Your Own Destiny with Multifamily – With Danny Randazzo
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!
May 23, 2019
MB 161: Break into the Multifamily Business with Joint Ventures – With Jens Nielsen
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!
May 16, 2019
MB 160: What’s Spirituality Got to Do with Real Estate Investing? – With Robert Kiyosaki
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.
May 10, 2019
MB 159: Work Less & Make More as a Passive Investor in Multifamily – With Paul Moore
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!
May 03, 2019
MB 158: The Danger in Using Your IRA to Invest in Multifamily – With Damion Lupo
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!
Apr 26, 2019
MB 157: Achieving Financial Freedom as a Passive Investor in Multifamily – With Doug Marshall
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 […]
Apr 19, 2019
MB 156: How the Broader Economy Impacts Your Multifamily Investments – With Robert Helms
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!
Apr 12, 2019
MB 155: Apply Real Estate Strategy to Generate Cashflow with Stocks – With Andy Tanner
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!
Apr 05, 2019
MB 154: Leveraging Content Creation to Connect with Passive Investors – With Annie Dickerson
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!
Mar 29, 2019
MB 153: The Now-or-Never Approach to Living an Intentional Life – With Paul Nagaoka
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!
Mar 22, 2019
MB 152: 4 Steps to Protect Your Personal & Real Estate Assets – With Garrett Sutton
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!
Mar 15, 2019
MB 151: Uncovering Off-Market Multifamily Opportunities for Unlimited Deal Flow – With Cory Boatright & Sean Terry
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!
Mar 08, 2019
MB 150: From Starving Artist to Financially-Free Multifamily Investor – With Mark Hentemann
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!
Mar 01, 2019
MB 149: How Real Estate Investing Can Save Your (Financial) Life – With AJ Osborne
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.
Feb 22, 2019
MB 148: Automating Investor Relations as You Scale Your Multifamily Business – With Josiah Mann
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!
Feb 15, 2019