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Harnessing the Power of AI in Multifamily Marketing

As a seasoned marketing expert with over two decades of experience, Maribeth Ross, the CMO of Perk, has a deep understanding of marketing technologies and their evolution across various industries. Recently, she has focused her expertise on marketing technology for the multifamily industry. In this blog post, I share the insights from my recent podcast ... Read more

Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Real Estate

Building a Community and Personal Brand on Social Media As the host of this podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing Manicia Reneus, the co-founder of Your Social. Manicia has carved a niche for herself in the digital marketing world by focusing on real estate agents. Her lifelong interest in residential properties and the need ... Read more

Leveraging KPIs for Successful Asset Management

The Power of KPIs in Asset Management   I recently had the opportunity to host an enlightening session where we delved into the world of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in asset management. I have emphasized the critical role of KPIs in making informed decisions, optimizing operations, and ensuring the success of multifamily investments.   The ... Read more

From Wall Street to Real Estate: A Conversation with Ted Patel

Subtitle: The Journey to Real Estate Investing Hello everyone! I recently had the pleasure of hosting Ted Patel, the founder and CEO of Astre Capital, on my podcast. Ted is not only a successful real estate investor but also the host of the Decoding Cash Flow podcast. He has helped many people achieve their dreams ... Read more

Harnessing the Power of Infinite Banking and Real Estate Syndications with Madhavi Jain

Subtitle: A Journey from Tech to Real Estate As the host of this podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing Madhavi Jain, the president and wealth strategist at Think Outside the Stocks. Madhavi, with her background in tech and experience working for a top consulting company, made a successful transition to real estate. Her motivation? ... Read more

Transforming Small Real Estate Assets into Modern Portfolios: A Conversation with Ray Heimann

As a podcast host, I recently had the pleasure of welcoming Ray Heimann, co-founder of Terra Capital, onto my show. Ray is an investor who has made a name for himself by focusing on strategies that drive strong risk-adjusted returns. He has helped build an investment engine that transforms small, outdated residential real estate assets ... Read more

From Real Estate Investing to Philanthropy: A Conversation with Rod Khleif.

In a recent episode of my podcast, I had the pleasure of hosting Rod Khleif, a renowned real estate investor, entrepreneur, author, mentor, and philanthropist. Rod’s journey, which spans over four decades, is a testament to the power of mindset, resilience, and the pursuit of passion. The Journey of a Lifetime Rod’s journey began when ... Read more

From 0 to 70 Units: Building a Life Worth Living with Kyle Root

I hope you’re all doing well and staying motivated on your journey towards success. Today, I have an incredible episode to share with you that will inspire and empower you to take control of your life and build a fulfilling future. The subject line for this episode is “From 0 to 70 Units: Building a ... Read more

Building Strong Partnerships and Finding Alternate Ways to Insure

Are you looking for ways to navigate the current insurance market? Look no further than my latest podcast episode with Matthew Sutika, an award-winning entrepreneur and business owner in the insurance tech sector. Matthew shares his experiences in the insurance industry over the past 18 months, noting the shift from a bull market to a ... Read more

Why a Deferred Sales Trust Might Be a Game-Changer for Your Investments

Are you tired of paying high capital gains taxes every time you sell a property? Well, I have some great news for you! In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Brett Swarts, founder of Capital Gains Tax Solutions, who is considered one of the most well-rounded capital gains tax deferral experts in ... Read more

Investing in Real Estate: Single Assets vs. Diversified Funds

Are you looking to invest in real estate but not sure whether to go for single assets or diversified funds? Annie Dickerson from Good Egg Investments shares her experience with both approaches in the latest podcast episode. According to Annie, single asset deals can be enjoyable and offer a personal connection to the investment, similar ... Read more

Lessons from a Commercial Real Estate Investor – Insights on Due Diligence and Building a Quality Team

Are you thinking of investing in commercial real estate? Look no further than Jeff Greenberg, a seasoned investor with over 12 years of experience in multi-family, student housing, and senior housing acquisitions. In a recent podcast episode, Jeff shared valuable insights on adding value to a property, ensuring sufficient funding, and conducting adequate due diligence. ... Read more

How is Mike Kaeding’s Norhart Revolutionizing Apartment Construction and Management?

Are you tired of the high cost of housing? Well, in this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mike Kaeding, founder of Norhart, a company that designs, builds, and rents apartments using technology and efficiencies to reduce construction costs and solve America’s housing affordability crisis. Mike explains that there is no one magic ... Read more

Analyzing Risk and Investing Prudently in Real Estate

Are you interested in real estate investing? If so, you’re in for a treat! In this episode of Multi-Family AP 360, I had the pleasure of interviewing Vessi Kapoulian, a real estate investor with experience in both residential and multi-family properties. Vessi has 18 years of business experience, including 14 years of commercial lending and ... Read more

5 Tips for Successful Real Estate Investing

Real estate investing can be a lucrative way to build wealth, but it’s important to approach it with the right mindset and strategies. After listening to a recent podcast episode, I’ve gathered some tips from a  real estate investor, David Morgia, that can help you succeed in multi-family real estate investing. Build Strong Broker Relationships: ... Read more

Diversifying Your Portfolio with Note Investing

Are you looking for alternative sources of income? In this episode of MultiFamily AP360, I interview Fred Moskowitz, an expert in note investing. Fred is an educator, bestselling author, and fund manager in the note investing arena. Fred shares his background and how he got into note investing. He explains that note investing involves investing ... Read more

How Earnestly is Revolutionizing Real Estate Investing

Are you interested in real estate investments but find it challenging to secure contracts due to liquidity issues? Then you’re in luck because in this episode of MultiFamily AP 360, I interview Zalman, the founder and CEO of Earnestly. Zalman shares his background and the story behind starting Earnestly, a company that funds earnest money ... Read more

Long-Distance Real Estate Investing: Building a Strong Team for Success

Are you feeling stuck in your current situation? Do you feel like you need a fresh perspective to approach problems and solutions? In this episode of “MultiFamily AP360,” I interview Billy Keels, a seasoned traveler who has visited 86 different countries. Keels shares how his travels changed his perspective and helped him develop a “beginner’s ... Read more

5 Lessons You Can Learn on Overcoming Challenges and Succeeding in Real Estate

Pancham Gupta, co-founder and principal of Mesos Capital, has faced many challenges in his personal and business life. From quitting his high-paying job to dealing with a challenging property during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gupta believes that challenges make us better individuals and syndicators. Here are five lessons you can learn from him on overcoming challenges ... Read more

Simplify, Optimize, and Scale: The Key to Successful Sales and Marketing

Are you looking for ways to improve your business strategies and increase your revenue? Then you’re in for a treat! In this episode of MultiFamily AP360, I had the pleasure of speaking with Simon Severino, founder of Strategy Sprints, who has worked with big brands such as Google, Roche, and Airbnb. Simon has created the ... Read more

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs to Attract High-Net-Worth Investors Online

Are you an entrepreneur struggling to find passive investors? Do you want to learn how to stand out to potential investors online and on social media? If so, you’re in the right place! In this episode of Multi-Family AP 360, we have a special guest, Yakov Smart, who is an expert in attracting high net ... Read more

Outlook on the current economy on how it’ll affecting the multifamily space

Kathy Fettke the co-founder of RealWealth joins me on today’s episode of the MultifamilyAP360 podcast.  Check out the full episode here. Outlook on the current economy on how it’ll affecting the multifamily space? Kathy Fettke: Well, the biggest word for 2022 was inflation. That was the keyword. Very shocking that the people who sort of run our economy, the ... Read more

Impact of economic shifts on the current market trend

The world that we live in has seen major changes over the past two years. The post-covid era has made a shift in the lives of people and perspectives of investors in terms of the way the workforce operates, government policies, and the Fed pumping cash into the economy. With these changes in the economy, ... Read more

Facts over Feelings

It is rightly said – The happiest days of a boat owner are when he buys and sells a boat. Money is made when you buy. To make the money math work, Neal Bawa, Founder & CEO Grocapitus, ‘The Mad Scientist’, as he is lovingly called in the real estate space, leverages big data & ... Read more

How Build to Rent has become a New Cash Cow

What is build-to-rent? For multi-family real estate investors looking for a profitable investment strategy, investing in Built-to-Rent properties is the best strategy. Build-to-rent properties are specifically designed for renting out rather than selling. They attract longer tenancy agreements and they are professionally managed by either the real estate investor or a reputable property manager. The ... Read more

How to Legally Raise Private Money; Legal Advice for Investors

Are you a real estate investor in the US looking for ideas on how you can raise private money to fund your investment projects? We have prepared this article to give you tips on how you can legally raise funds from private investors. How can you market your offer legally to private investors? The rule ... Read more


Investing in real estate is a great way to build wealth. However, most people don’t have the time or money to buy a home and fix it up themselves. That’s where syndication comes into play. Syndication allows you to be involved in a real estate deal without having to put in any of your own ... Read more

What Increase in Interest Rates Really Mean For Housing

The real estate market has been hot for the last two years due to historically low mortgage rates. In an effort to curb the increasing home prices and shield the economy from the negative impact of rising inflation, the federal government has decided to gradually increase the key lending interest rates. The increase in interest ... Read more

Personal Finance

What is personal finance? The term personal finance can be defined as the act of personal financial management best practices. It encompasses all the strategies that one uses to manage and account for all their personal finances to achieve both short-term and long-term financial goals. Personal finance involves managing your finances through budgeting, savings and ... Read more

Cost Segregation Benefits

Investing in commercial real estate comes with a number of advantages and one of them is significant tax savings. Real estate investors are able to reduce their tax burden through the depreciation maximization concept known as cost segregation. In this article, we shall define what cost segregation is and the potential benefits that real estate ... Read more

5 Reasons Why Multifamily Will Perform Better In the Next Five Years

If you are looking for the best option to diversify your real estate investments, investing in multifamily properties is one of the best decisions that can guarantee you higher returns.  A multifamily property refers to multiple residential units that are contained in one building or group of buildings. The most common types of multifamily housing ... Read more

Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Commercial Real Estate

The automation wave is bringing new disruption across industries and commercial real estate has not been left behind. Today’s commercial real estate investors, brokers, agents, and appraisers are relying on the power of artificial intelligence to transform their conventional ways of conducting business into smart automation. By adopting modern technology and combining it with the ... Read more

Syndication VS Fund model

As a real estate investor, is it better to invest in a real estate syndication or a real estate fund? Both real estate syndication and funds are great investment vehicles that a new investor can use to venture into the field of real estate investment. But how do real estate syndications differ from funds? Which ... Read more

Return on capital Vs Return of Capital

As a passive real estate investor, one of the factors that you consider when choosing your investment strategy is the return on investment (ROI). The terms “Return of capital” and “Return on capital” are two often confusing words that you will come across when evaluating your investment returns. The truth of the matter is that ... Read more

Investing using SD-IRA or 401 k

If you are looking for ways to build wealth for your retirement, investing using SD-IRA or 401(k) is one of the best decisions you can ever make. The Self-Directed Individual Retirement Account (SDIRA) differs from the conventional IRA in the sense that it’s for investors who are willing and ready to go beyond the usual ... Read more

How 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing the Real Estate Industry

Are 3D printed homes the future of real estate?  There has been a growing need for affordable homes across the globe but the main inhibiting factor to this great achievement has been high construction costs and time. Luckily, after years of trials and error, the 3D printing or additive manufacturing concept has finally been unveiled ... Read more

Capital Stack Structure in Real Estate

If you are an investor who is interested in commercial real estate, one of the important concepts that you need to understand is the capital stake structure. It helps you assess a real estate investment project’s risks and expected rate of return. But what is capital stack in real estate? Capital stack structure in real ... Read more

Bonus Depreciation in Real Estate

As a real estate investor, bonus depreciation is an effective tax-saving strategy that you can take advantage of and considerably reduce your taxable net income. Bonus depreciation in real estate gives real estate investors a leeway to fully deduct the 100% cost of capital improvement in the same tax year when the expenditure was incurred. ... Read more

Blockchain and Tokenization Impact on Real Estate

Blockchain technology has continued to transform different sectors of the economy like the financial sector and the real estate industry is not being left behind. The combination of blockchain technology and real estate through tokenization is poised to bring a tremendous impact on the real estate industry. Although the real estate industry is one of ... Read more

Leveraging Tech to Increase Net Operating Income (NOI)

In real estate, a Net Operating Income (NOI) is a formula used to evaluate the profitability of an income-generating real estate investment project. Real estate investors and property managers use NOI (Total revenue- Operating expenses) as a key performance indicator to showcase the revenue sources and the operating expenses. The results of NOI help them ... Read more

Agency Vs Bridge Debt Loans Terms

If you want to buy a new home, refinance your existing home, or you are a real estate investor who is in need of quick cash, seeking a loan is the first thing that comes to your mind. Bridge loans and agency loans are two types of loans that are popular in the real estate ... Read more

1031 Exchanges in Multi-Family

As a savvy real estate investor, one of the best ways of building wealth is to diversify your investment portfolio. If you have an investment property that you are planning to sell and buy another property, you should consider taking advantage of the 1031 exchange. If you have no idea what 1031 exchanges are, you ... Read more

Recession Indicators and What They Will Tell Us In The Future

The state of the US economy has been subject for debate for the last few weeks. Economists are warning that there is a high likelihood of a recession hitting the US economy in 2022. Although we have recorded varying opinions from different quarters concerning recession fears, it’s clearly evident that all recession indicators such as ... Read more

Why Is The Demand For Build-To-Rent Homes Rising?

The build-to-rent (BTR) home model has been on an upward trajectory for the past few years and it has proven to be one of the fastest-growing sectors in the U.S housing market. The build-to-rent concept remained resilient during the Covid-19 period and it’s destined for huge growth in 2022 and beyond. But what is causing ... Read more

How Inflation and Rising Interest Rates Affect Multi-Family Investments

How Inflation and Rising Interest Rates Affect Multi-Family Investments For the longest time, the Federal Reserve has maintained the inflation rate at nearly zero until April of 2020 when the global economy was affected by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. By December 2021, inflation rose to a record high of 7%. In 2022, we ... Read more

Tax Benefits of Investing in Multifamily Real Estate

Tax Benefits of Investing in Multifamily Real Estate Investing in real estate is one of the best methods of generating passive income. There are different asset classes that one can invest in such as single-family, townhouse, and multifamily homes. If you are looking to maximize profits by paying fewer property taxes, consider investing in multifamily ... Read more

US Population Migration Trends 2020-2021

US Population Migration Trends 2020-2021 US Population Migration Trends 2020-2021 Where are Americans moving to in 2021? The year 2020 was a challenging year for most Americans and other populations around the world due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic drastically changed how Americans live and work. Moving into 2021, there is a high ... Read more

Passive Apartment Investing Checklist

Passive Apartment Investing Checklist Have you been looking for the best real estate investment option that can work for you and you have finally settled on passive apartment investment through apartment syndication? I know it always feels amazing to let your money work for you while you are not actively involved. What is apartment syndication? ... Read more

Why Apartment Investing In the USA?

Why Apartment Investing In the USA? Investing in real estate is one of the best strategies for growing long-term wealth. As a real estate investor, you can choose to invest either in single-family or multifamily homes. Multifamily homes or apartments are properties that have more than one rental unit. Apartment investing comes with several benefits ... Read more