NLI 012 - Financially Free with Lane Kawaoka

Lane Kawaoka was a Licensed Professional Engineer managing over $230M in construction projects. He's now a full-time multifamily investor with over 2,100 units. His platform SimplePassiveCashflow documents his journey of becoming an investor. There he educates both accredited and non accredited investors about investing.

In this episode Lane explains how he became financially free because of real estate, why he scaled into multifamily, and the lessons he has learned being a passive investor.

1. What is your Next Level Goal?

  • Build that part of his website where he’s educating people more on basic personal finances.

2. What advice helped you level up?

  • Don't take advice from people who are not financially free. Find people who are your pedigree who will be your model for 10-20 years ahead. Follow what they do.

3. Favorite tool that helped you level up?

4. Most recent book that helped you level up?

  • " The Millionaire Real Estate Agent" by Gary Keller

5. How can you be reached?

NLI 011 - Educating and Empowering Passive Investors with Annie Dickerson

Annie Dickerson is a co-founder and managing partner at Goodegg Investments, a company that helps people learn about and invest passively in real estate syndications. To date, Goodegg Investments has co-syndicated over $400 million of real estate assets in multifamily, self storage, and manufactured home parks.

In this episode Annie discusses how her journey from an active investor with out-of-state rentals. to focusing on syndications. She discusses the importance of investor communication, education, and vetting partners to being a successful real estate investor. Annie also discusses her mission to educate and empower women to invest in real estate.

Join Goodegg’s Passive Investor Academy with the following link:

https://www.passiveinvestoracademy.com/a/12042/suidNXkK

Level Up Lightning Round

1. What is your Next Level Goal?

  • Push forward Real Estate syndicating in the forefront of investing.

2. What advice helped you level up?

  • "Fail Faster". It doesn't have to be perfect when you first start. Don't be afraid to make mistakes and learn from those mistakes.

3. Favorite tool that helped you level up?

4. Most recent book that helped you level up?

  • Building a StoryBrand" by Donald Miller

5. How can you be reached?

NLI 010 - 340 Units in Year 1 with Marjeanne Fields

Marjeanne Fields is an apartment syndicator for AZ Wealth Builders. She is a marketing professional, a former flipper, and now owner of 340 units throughout Texas and Louisiana. 

In today's episode, she shares her transition from working 80 hours weeks flipping houses to syndicating apartments. As a syndicator, she emphasizes the importance of finding investor commitments, writing offers, and building relationships. She also talks about building trust with brokers by being very specific with your goals and expectations.  

Level Up Lightning Round 

1. What is your Next Level Goal? 

  • Hit 800 units by the end of the year

2. What advice helped you level up?

3. Favorite tool that helped you level up?

4. Most recent book that helped you level up?

·         "Capital Raising" by Richard Wilson

5. How can you be reached?

 

 

NLI 009 - Mobile Home Park Investing with Roman

Roman is a large multifamily and mobile home park investor.

In today's episode, Roman shares his entrepreneurial journey started because of Tony Robbins. He met his business partner at the Unleash the Power Within and learned to conquer by taking action! Roman explains the unique niche of mobile home parks. Mobile home parks have a growing demand, but no increased supply. He also discusses the misconceptions and challenges that come with mobile home parks.

Level Up Lightning Round

1. What is your Next Level Goal?

  •   Stabilizing his current mobile home park in North Carolina.

2. What advice helped you level up?

  •  Being more open-minded, sharing and reaching out, and being not afraid to talk to people. You never know who knows somebody that can close that deal.

3. Favorite tool that helped you level up?

  •  Building quality relationships. This takes following up with people, adding value to relationships, not expecting in return when helping out, and educating self about the business.

4. Most recent book that helped you level up?

  • "The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results" by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan

5. How can you be reached?

 

 

NLI 008 - Investing in Businesses with Jasmine & Joseph

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Jasmine Tucker and Joseph Mims, of Abundant Culture, are a power couple that invests in businesses and real estate!

In today's episode, they are happy to share their journey from serving in the military to becoming successful investors. Jasmine and Joseph share how they evaluate a business and real estate deals, where to find information on businesses, and the risks involved with investing in businesses. Their keys for a successful business are having a good management team, develop strong partnerships, and market effectively.

Level Up Lightning Round

1. What is your Next Level Goal?

  • Buy 2 salons, additional 3 coffee shops, and a gym franchise

  • Get more deals with Real Estate partners

2. What advice helped you level up?

  • Looking outward more towards people. There's somebody who already has the talent, abilities, and great ideas you need in your business.

  • All the resources that you need are already in your circle. Go deeper into the relationships rather than wider.

3. Favorite tool that helped you level up?

4. Most recent book that helped you level up?

  • "Start with Why" Simon Sinek

  • "Destiny" by T.D. Jakes

5. How can you be reached?

NLI 007 - Creative Seller Financing Apartments with Paul Barbeau

Paul Barbeau is a multifamily investor in the Nashville, Tennessee with 2 apartment complexes totaling 89 units. He acquired these with creative financing techniques and raising investor capital.

In this episode we discuss Paul's start in real estate with his first duplex needing to be sold and from there snowballing to a 32-unit apartment and currently to 89 units. All these through real estate syndication as well as creative financing and investor partnerships. His success took a lot of hard work, phone calls, talking with brokers, looking at deals, and getting better informed about real estate.

Level Up Lightning Round

  1. What is your Next Level Goal?

    • 1,000 units of apartment complexes

  2. What advice helped you level up?

    • Educating yourself prior to taking action by listening to podcasts/webinars, reading books, and talking to experienced syndicators.

  3. Favorite tool that helped you level up?

    • Podcasts to help learn and take nuggets from each episode and put them to use by taking action.

  4. Most recent book that helped you level up?

    • Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur: What It Takes to Win in High-Stakes Commercial Real Estate” by James A. Randel

  5. How can you be reached?

NLI 006 - Preserving Wealth Passively with Alina Trigub

Alina Trigub is the founder and Managing Partner of SAMO Financial, a boutique private equity firm specializing in helping a select group of people passively invest in the commercial real estate. She's also the founder of 2 meetups, “The Power of Passive Investing through Real Estate”, which gather in New York and New Jersey. She has helped her clients to acquire and invest in over:

  • 1187 apartment doors

  • 500 storage units

  • 5MM fund focused on mobile home parks

In this episode, Alina talks about how as a former tax accountant she was always searching for a way to minimize her taxes—which then lead her to go into syndication as an equity partner. This experience was how her business was born. Her company's sole mission is to help other people preserve their wealth and build passive income while utilizing tax-saving strategies. She specifically talks about investing in syndications by using funds in Solo 401k or self-directed IRAs.

Level Up Lightning Round

  1. What is your Next Level Goal?

    • Research residential assisted living

  2. What advice helped you level up?

    • Educating yourself prior to taking action by listening to podcasts/webinars, reading books, and talking to experienced syndicators.

  3. Favorite tool that helped you level up?

  4. Most recent book that helped you level up?

    • “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy

  5. How can you be reached?

NLI 005 - Real Estate Developments with Evan Holladay

Evan Holladay is a real estate developer and investor with over $146 million and over 1000 units of multifamily real estate developed and invested. At LDG Development, Evan and his team specialize in create workforce, affordable and mixed-income communities in revitalizing parts of town, and utilize tax credits to do this. Evan is the host of the top-rated business and real estate Monumental podcast. His mission is to be a catalyst for other's success, financial freedom and help them reach their monumental goals!

In this episode Evan discusses how he got started in real estate development by helping getting 100 people to a groundbreaking event, how tax credits can help the community and investor returns, how to be a visionary for the community and investors, and how a development investment makes investors’ money.

Level Up Lightning Round

  1. What is your Next Level Goal?

    • Close 1,000 units in new construction or value add

    • Build a team of people to help source deals

  2. What advice helped you level up?

    • Moving the needle one inch everyday

  3. Favorite tool that helped you level up?

  4. Most recent book that helped you level up?

    • Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson

    • 5 am Club by Robin Sharma

  5. How can you be reached?


NLI 004 - Leveling Up in Chicago with Ibn Abney

Ibn Abney is a buy and hold real estate investor in Chicago and is the host of the fastest growing real estate meetup in South Chicago (South East Chicago Real Estate Club).

In this episode Ibn discusses how his tax bill motivated him to get started investing in real estate, how he leveraged live-in flips to grow his portfolio AND lower his living costs, and how he makes his real estate meetup stand out.

Level Up Lightning Round

  1. What is your Next Level Goal?

    • Looking to invest in a 20-60 unit apartments

  2. What advice helped you level up?

    • Keep your eye on expenses

  3. Favorite tool that helped you level up?

    • Quickbooks Mileage Tracker

  4. Most recent book that helped you level up?

    • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

  5. How can you be reached?

NLI 003 - Note Investing & Learning From Failure with Scott Carson

Scott Carson is the Founder and CEO of We Close Notes. Scott has raised over $50M in capital, executed over 1,000 deals, and is a true educator within the real estate space. Scott primarily focuses on buying distressed mortgages from banks and funds and creating “win-win-win” scenarios with the bank, his company, and the tenant.

In this episode we discuss Scott’s start in real estate with his 6 single-family properties having to be sold due to a key employer downsizing in Ingleside, Texas. We then discuss what are notes, how Scott got introduced into notes , and the due diligence and processes required for to execute on a note.

Level Up Lightening Round:

What is your Next Level Goal?

Creating a Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) for a Regulation A for a $25M Fund.

What advice helped you level up?

Just be focused. Leverage the 80/20 rule to figure out where your money is coming from and key in on that

Favorite tool that helped you level up?

Time blocking

Most recent book that helped you level up?

Evergreen Profits by Matt Wolfe and Joe Fier

Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill

How can you be reached?

www.weclosenotes.com

The Note Closer Show (Podcast)

Scott@weclosenotes.com

NLI 002 - Single Family to Multifamily Investing with Michael Ablan

 Episode 002 features Michael Ablan, a real estate broker, investor, property manager, and owns his own construction company in Watertown, NY. Michael has over 19 buy and hold properties and has more to come in 2019!

Michael tells his story on how he started into the single family but now is working on converting an inn into an apartment! Michael keys his success to having open communication and to have partners with different skill sets.

Level up round:

  1. What is your Next Level Goal?

    • Acquire a 50 unit property

  2. What advice helped you level up?

    • Stick to what you are good at and delegate the rest

  3. Favorite tool that has helped you level up?

  4. Most recent book that helped you level up?

    1. Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins

  5. How can you be reached?
    Michael's Website
    Michael's Biggerpockets
    marbelkeyrealty@gmail.com

NLI 001 - The Beginning

NLI 001- The Beginning Show Notes

We Introduce the host Mike Taravella. He discusses his beginning in real estate, his goal to focus on multifamily investing, and get to know him through the level up lightening round.

  1. What is your Next Level Goal?

    • Close on my first apartment syndication of over 50 units

  2. What advice helped you level up?

    • Develop Standard Operating Procedures from J Martin

  3. Favorite tool that helped you level up?

    • Google Doc & Sheets

    • Trello

  4. Most recent book that helped you level up?

    • Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book by Joe Fairless and Theo Hicks

  5. Question 5: How can you be reached?

    • mike@nlinvesting.com