Category Archives for "Podcast"

November 13, 2019

Investing in the US: Interview with Reed Goossens

In 2012, Reed quit his job in Australia and moved halfway across the globe to the US to change his life, and to chase a dream. With limited funds, no investing experience, and no credit, Reed went from purchasing a small duplex to growing his own real estate investment firm, Wildhorn Capital. Reed now syndicates large multi-million dollar deals across the US. He has also achieved financial freedom and has taken control of life.

PODCAST HOST

Reed is also the host of the successful podcast, Investing in the U.S., wherein he invites other distinguished real estate investor s and entrepreneurs to speak with him about their success and help guide other investors who want to successfully invest in the U.S.!

BEST SELLING AUTHOR

Reed is also a best-selling author with two books now on Amazon: Investing in the US – The Ultimate Guide to US Real Estate, & 10,000 Miles to the American Dream.

 

www.reedgoossens.com
https://www.facebook.com/reed.goossens
www.instagram.com/reedgoossens
https://www.linkedin.com/in/reed-goossens-b2a6a933/

October 25, 2019

What is a Net Lease: Interview with Dwaine Clarke

Dwaine Clarke, AKA, The Mail Box Money Guy is a Real Estate Investor, Syndicator and Broker
specializing in Single Tenant Net Lease Properties nationwide. Dwaine has completed over $100M in
transactions since 2012. Dwaine is also the author of 3 Real Estate Investing Books and the host of the Wealth Through Real Estate Investing Podcast.

Dwaine’s Socials:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dwaineclarke/
https://www.facebook.com/DwaineClarkeOfficial
https://twitter.com/dwaineclarke
https://www.instagram.com/dwainelclarke/

October 15, 2019

Investing in Yourself: Interview with Tim Bratz

Tim Bratz is the CEO and founder of Legacy Wealth Holdings, a real estate investment company that acquires and transforms distressed commercial and apartment buildings into high-performance investment assets.

Tim began his real estate career in 2007 brokering commercial leases in the competitive NYC real estate market, where he saw the true potential of investment real estate to transform personal finances and provide financial freedom. He spent time reading, attending workshops, and networking with accomplished entrepreneurs. Tim’s resourcefulness helped him acquire his first investment property in Charleston, SC in 2009 by using his credit card to buy a duplex. Tim transformed the rundown duplex all on his own and turned a profit on his first deal. He reinvested those proceeds and began seeking private capital to expand his holdings. Today Tim follows a simple formula to buying real estate: only invest for cash flow, only buy at wholesale prices, and force (never speculate) appreciation through value-add improvements & sweat equity. Working in real estate, Tim has learned how to build a passive business and create a residual income that allows him to live the lifestyle of his choice.

Tim now focuses on educating and empowering active operators and passive investors to become financially free through commercial real estate. Tim’s investment companies own over 3,200 rental units across six states. Tim is a husband and proud father, graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, mentor for the Advisor’s Council mastermind, and active member of several other high-performance national entrepreneur & real estate masterminds.

Topics Tim enjoys speaking on –
• How I used a credit card to buy my first house at 23 years old
• The journey from flipping houses to owning a $250 Million real estate portfolio by the age of 34
• Building a business around your lifestyle
• Developing passive & residual income that allows you to do what you want, when you want, wherever you want
• How to passively invest in alternative assets like apartments
• Top 3 actions to be successful in commercial real estate investing

Links

Legacywealthholdings.com

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/timbratz/

October 10, 2019

Commercial Real Estate Lending: Interview with H. Jack Miller

Highlights of Career:

• Started with no money or credit and built a Real Estate and Mortgage Portfolio with a value in the Tens of Millions of Dollars.
• Real Estate Partnership formations, acquisitions, financings, capital formation turnarounds, and stabilizations real estate projects. Including multi-unit residential, retail, indusial, office and mixed-use properties
• Direct Lender overseeing almost 1 Billion in lending’s
• Architect of a real estate investor lending program where we lent the purchase price, rehab costs and closing costs to thousands of investors.
• Purchase of Public Savings Bank through an OTC holding company. Raised Equity and navigated 3 regulatory approvals
• Experienced in purchasing tax liens and equipment leasing,
• Purchasing and workout of distressed debt
• Started Financial Advisory firm, focusing on real estate investors and Mid-sized companies in financial duress. Bankruptcy court-approved financial advisor
• Partner in Firm that purchase minority interests in real estate partnerships on the secondary market, as well as preferred equity and mezzanine investor

Professional Experience:

1987 to Present: Real Estate Investor
Residential-Single, Multifamily, Industrial, Retail, Flex and Industrial, Retail Commercial, Office and credit tenant properties. Rehabbing of property for both flipping and holding, Warehouse to Office building conversions, Condominium Conversations.

Specializing in value-added properties and repositioning properties. Responsible for purchasing, financing and capital raising, partnerships, leasing and managing residential and commercial numerous real estate projects. Architect and oversaw the investor rehab partnership program and provided financing to thousands of investors to purchase rehab and flip investment properties.

2015 to Present: QuickLiquidly, LLC, is a leading national real estate private equity company investing in commercial real estate. Direct buyers and lenders of GP and LP interests on the secondary market and capital provider to CRE partnerships with Preferred Equity, Equity, and Mezzanine debt.

1989 to Present: President and Founder of Gelt Financial Corporation, a national mortgage-banking firm. In its lifetime acted as broker as well as portfolio lender specializing in commercial, residential investment mortgages, auto lending and accounts receivable financing. Responsible for marketing, secondary marketing, origination, underwriting, post-closing, servicing, legal, workouts, loss mitigation, real estate sales, distressed debt purchases (credit card, consumer discount, retail installment loans, residential first and second mortgages) Negotiated over 70 Million in financing and has handled all items dealing with bank financing and sub-debt. Since founding has made over 10,000 loans in excess of 1 Billion Dollars. Architect and oversaw the investor rehab financing program and provided financing to thousands of investors to purchase rehab and flip investment properties.

2011 to present Founder of GFCIB and Advisors, LLC
Financial advisory firm, focusing on the needs of commercial real estate investors as well as mid-sized businesses under stress or in need of financing. Bankruptcy court-approved financial advisor. Represented clients in over 75 matters.

2015- to Present: Host Jack Miller, Down to Business,
Started as a weekly radio show talking about business and turned into a video podcast. The show deals with political, news, pop culture and comedy and serious issues.

2006 to 2011: CEO and Chairman of the Board of Public Savings Bank, an OTS Holding Company, FDIC and Pennsylvania Department of Banking regulated. Personally negotiated Purchase of the Bank and its holding company. Obtained regulatory approval by the Office of Thrift Supervision, FDIC and the Pennsylvania Department of Banking. Was involved with strategic and operational duties of Public Savings Bank. Architect of business model of being a virtual bank from a single location reaching out to a customer base without borders with online applications. Products range from secured credit cards, payment solutions, and SBA Lending

1998 to 2000: President and Co-Founder of Sigma Funding, LLC a Portfolio equipment-leasing firm

1998 to 2005: Partner and Co-Founder of M Fabricant Fund Two which was a private firm that purchased tax liens. Personally handled negotiations and purchased tax lien portfolios on the secondary market as well as securing bank financing for these transactions.

Have invested and been a part of many other financial services companies such as title companies, appraisal companies, and Property Management Business.

www.Geltfinancial.com and www.quickliquidity.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hjackmiller1
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hjackmiller/

 

September 25, 2019

Active Duty Investors: Interview with Dan Wynn

Dan is a Husband, Father, Active Duty Army Officer, and Real Estate Entrepreneur. He’s been involved in over 10 fix and flip projects and has bought, renovated, and held a mix of single and multifamily homes over the last three years while serving on active duty. 

Dan is also the host of the Financial Freedom Journal Podcast and Youtube Channel where he interviews other successful real estate entrepreneurs and shares deal breakdowns and lessons learned from his personal financial freedom journey.

Dan and his partners are currently focused on acquiring commercial multifamily apartment buildings.

Dan Wynn Contacts and Social Media Links

Bigger Pockets- @DanW13

September 23, 2019

Become a Virtual Real Estate Investor: Interview with Matthew Baltzell

Matthew is the host of the podcast Real Estate Journeys and is a real estate investor who works as an analyst at Boardwalk Wealth a private equity company based in Dallas, Texas which specializes in acquiring large multi-family apartments in the US.

Website: www.matthewbaltzell.com

Social Media:

IG: @MatthewBaltzell
Twitter: @MatthewBaltzell
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-baltzell-56586721/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/thematthewbaltzell

September 10, 2019

Democratizing Real Estate Investing: Interview with Craig Cecilio

Craig Cecilio is the CEO and Founder of DiversyFund. Craig’s mission is to disrupt traditional alternative asset investing and empower the average investor by giving them the same wealth-building opportunities available to the 1%. Craig’s visionary approach to democratizing alternative asset investing combines the power of crowdfunding with cutting-edge technology through DiversyFund’s online platform.

Before founding DiversyFund in 2014, Craig worked for nearly 20 years as a joint venture equity partner, lender, and developer. A natural entrepreneur, Craig has utilized his networking skills to lead the development of over 1,000 single-family residences, financing more than $1 billion worth of real estate assets.

Craig Cecilio and his co-founder Alan Lewis combine nearly four decades of collective experience in the real estate investment industry. They bring the best of both real estate expertise and Wall Street experience to the company’s investors.

Craig Cecilio has set out to build a team of like-minded individuals who embraced his idea of how technology could transform the way people invest in real estate. Based out of “America’s Finest City” in San Diego, DiversyFund is driven by its passion for opening the world of real estate investing to the average investor.

The team Craig has developed at DiversyFund is incredibly passionate about their approach and mission of bringing wealth-building opportunities to the 99%.

With a focus on technology, Craig has broken down the barriers to invest in real estate, allowing all everyone to invest in that would otherwise only be accessible to the privileged and well-connected.

He is a frequent speaker on topics surrounding start-ups, crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, real estate syndication, capital raising, and leadership.

 

https://diversyfund.com/
https://linktr.ee/craigcecilio

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craigcecilio/

September 3, 2019

Partnering with Property Managers: Interview with Chris Bright

Company Bio:

Best Orlando Property Management specializes in day to day management of residential properties covering all of Central Florida. The company’s motto is “We Treat Your Property Like Our Own!”, and this is reflected on how the company takes pride in each property they serve.

What makes Best Orlando Property Management unique is it not only focuses on the owner of the property, but it also fosters great relationships with it’s tenants. This additional focus allows the company to keep vacancy rates low and rental rates high. The company’s top management team all come from the Corporate America world, so they run their business with the same financial and customer service as the top Fortune 500 companies.

Personal Bio:

Before Chris began his real estate career, he worked in corporate America for 10+ years. Throughout this time, he held management positions for one of the world’s largest marketing firms and one of the largest International Energy companies. He brings the same professionalism that he developed from corporate America to real estate. With a business background in negotiating large complex deals and an MBA from the University of Florida, he takes enjoyment in providing superior customer service.

Connect with Chris:

www.BestOrlandoPM.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-bright-34b93b3/

August 26, 2019

Flipping to Hedge Funds: Interview with Pat Flynn

OUR STORY

WE’RE NOT YOUR AVERAGE REAL ESTATE GUYS.

Although founded recently, YellowBird owners Kyle & Pat have been buying properties in Northeast Florida for over 15 years, operating the largest privately-owned home buying company is Northeast Florida. YellowBird purchases on average 30 homes per month, buying from sources including foreclosure auctions, tax deed auctions, MLS, agent & homeowner referrals, HUD, bank REO’s & outbound marketing. Their no-nonsense approach and true transparency allows them to be much more direct with their clients, both home sellers and investors.

OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE A PAINLESS HOME-SELLING EXPERIENCE FOR OUR SELLERS WHILE KEEPING THAT SMALL BUSINESS FEEL; FOCUSING ON OUR REPUTATION OF KINDNESS AND UNDERSTANDING OVER THE BOTTOM DOLLAR. OUR NEW CONSTRUCTION HOUSES AND RENOVATIONS WILL REVITALIZE NEIGHBORHOODS ATTRACTING MORE BUSINESSES, IMPROVING THE LOCAL ECONOMY, AND INCREASING THE STANDARDS OF LIVING IN JACKSONVILLE. AS THE REAL ESTATE MARKET EVOLVES AND AS CUSTOMERS DEMAND A HIGHER LEVEL OF TRANSPARENCY, YELLOWBIRD IS EXPECTED TO LEAD IN THE MARKET DISRUPTION.

About Pat

Pat directly manages and oversees property acquisitions and direct marketing. Starting his real estate career in 2017, Pat quickly became one of Jacksonville’s largest home buyers purchasing over 100 homes during his first year! Pat’s pure honesty and transparency and unique ability to listen to clients and find win-win solutions has elevated his success in a short period of time. Pat is often a featured speaker in local real estate groups and leads our networking group, YellowBird Connect. Pat earned his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. After graduation, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the USNR and sailed in the U.S Merchant Marine Fleet for 7 years traveling the world. Pat lives in Neptune Beach with his wife Jane & daughter Nora. Pat enjoys seasonal beer, creepy old hotels, stinky houses.

Pat’s Instagram is @patflynnhomes 
Real Estate Events in Jax https://yellowbirdhomebuyers.com/events/
August 22, 2019

Scaling Your Real Estate Investment Business: Interview with Brian Daly

How do you fit 15 years of business successes and failures in a few sentences? Brian Daly is an entrepreneur, real estate investor, strategic business investor, and advisor. He received a firehose of experience in real estate and asset management by overseeing over 2,000 REO sales for one of the big 4 banks between 2008-2011. In 2011 Brian left the corporate world to start a real estate investment company initially focused on rehabbing and selling single-family homes in San Diego. By 2016 (with too many bumps on the way to count) that company grew to almost $10m in revenue and 60 employees with 2 other business lines in commercial construction and multi-family syndication. But, by the end of 2016, Brian exited that company over partnership disagreements about the future direction of the company. He took 2 years off real estate and business ownership while he had the incredible fortune to work with Darren Hardy, one of the best business owner/CEO mentors in the world. In 2019, the entrepreneur itch became too strong, and Brian left to go back to the scary, thrilling world of investing and business building. Starting from a standstill, his new investment company, Blue Wave Investments, is on pace for over $800,000 in revenue in its first 12 months, while earning over 25% annualized ROI for its investors.

Blue Wave Investments Bio:

Blue Wave Investments is currently focused on short-term value add real estate investments in the San Diego market with plans to add longer-term value-add syndications in multi-family and self-storage properties in select emerging growth markets of the Southwest and Midwest regions of the country. Our mission of restoration and transformation is at the core of what we do and why we do it. We love taking something that has been ignored, mistreated, or mismanaged and bringing new life back into it…while earning healthy returns for our investors in the process. Whatever opportunity we choose to tackle under that mission, we first make sure it’s a smart, sophisticated investment decision backed by trustworthy data and conservative forecasting.

Blue Wave Investments LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blue-wave-investments/

Brian Daly’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briancdaly/

Brian Daly’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/briancdaly/

Brian Daly’s Instagram: @briancdaly