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Challenging Conventional ”Wisdom” with Non-Traditional Investment Alternatives with Jim Pfeifer

Challenging Conventional ”Wisdom” with Non-Traditional Investment Alternatives with Jim Pfeifer

January 19, 2022

Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Jim Pfeifer as they talk about what teaching finance taught him, his process of finding and screening sponsors, his take on the vitality of communication, and his thoughts on speculating vs. investing. As a rule of thumb, for Jim, 95% of any investor's resources should be invested in hard assets. As the discussion furthers, Jim also explains how diversification should be approached and how it is everyone’s entry into the whole ecosystem of real estate investing.

In this episode you will learn:

  • From paper assets to hard assets
  • Jim Pfeifer – on where you should be investing most of your resources
  • Sponsors are crucial to your network
  • You can still get involved even though its passive
  • Jim’s bad experiences with passive investments

About Jim Pfeifer:

Jim Pfeifer is one of the founders of Left Field Investors and the host of the Passive Investing from Left Field podcast. Left Field Investors is a group dedicated to educating and assisting like-minded investors negotiate the nuances of the passive investing landscape and world of syndications. Jim is a former financial advisor who became frustrated with the one-path-fits-all approach of the standard financial services industry.

Jim now concentrates on investing in real assets that produce cash flow and is committed to sharing his knowledge with others who are interested in learning a different way to grow wealth. Jim not only advises and helps people get started in passive real estate syndications, he also invests alongside them in small groups to allow for diversification among multiple investments and syndication sponsors.

Jim believes the most important factor in a successful syndication is finding a sponsor that he knows, likes, and trusts. He has invested in over 45 passive syndications including apartments, mobile homes, self-storage, private lending and notes, ATMs, commercial and industrial triple net leases, assisted living facilities, and international coffee farms and cacao producers.

Jim is constantly looking for new investment ideas that match his philosophy of real assets producing cash flow as well as looking for new sponsors with whom he can build quality, long-term relationships.

Connect with Jim Pfeifer on:

Website:              http://www.leftfieldinvestors.com/

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

Connect with Two Smart Assets on:

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Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/

Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/

YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw

 

✅ Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:

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📕 Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:

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Closing on 300+ Units From 4k Miles Away with Michael Barnhart & Suzy Sevier

Closing on 300+ Units From 4k Miles Away with Michael Barnhart & Suzy Sevier

January 12, 2022

Join Daniel Nickles with his guests Michael Barnhart & Suzy Sevier as they talk about how to be a successful long-distance real estate investor from 4k miles away, the challenge of understanding people and leveraging relationships, and their different version of ROI. Today, Michael and Suzy share how going virtual proved to be better for their business as real estate investors and how it helped them work on the business and not in the business. For them, when you start to think about people instead of profits, the way your mind wires becomes totally different.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Michael Barnhart & Suzy Sevier – what works for them in real estate investing
  • Self-coaching is a hard thing to do
  • Work on the business and not in the business
  • What is your return on impact?
  • Through connections comes deals!

About Michael Barnhart & Suzy Sevier:

Suzy and Michael are the Founders of Adventurous Real Estate Investors. They specialize in Return on Impact. Through real estate investing, they create immeasurable impacts; in their family, with their friends, in their community, with the families (residents) they serve, in the spaces where they want to be generous everywhere and anywhere. Suzy and Michael are triathletes, outdoor and adventure enthusiasts, and avid travelers.

Connect with Michael Barnhart & Suzy Sevier on:

Website:              https://adventurousrei.com/
Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/adventurous.rei/
Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/adventurousREI
LinkedIn:             https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbarnhartrei/
                                https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzysevier/

Connect with Two Smart Assets on:

Website:              https://twosmartassets.com/

Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/

Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/

YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw

 

✅ Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:

https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form

 

📕 Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:

https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form

 

 

How to Navigate Industrial Real Estate Investments with Neil Wahlgren

How to Navigate Industrial Real Estate Investments with Neil Wahlgren

January 5, 2022

Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Neil Wahlgren as he explains what industrial real estate is all about, what made his transition from airforce academy to being an industrial real estate investor, and what you need to know about property tax, insurance tax, and building maintenance—whether you're the owner or tenant—in industrial real estate properties. Here, Neil also helps us understand where the growth trajectory is taking the industry moving forward and how they counter probable speed bumps in Mag Capital Partners.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Neil Wahlgren – from airforce academy to real estate investing
  • What is industrial real estate?
  • What are triple net leases?
  • Industrial real estate is taking off!
  • How a rapid increase in interest rates might affect the industrial real estate industry

About Neil Wahlgren:

Neil Wahlgren raises capital for direct investments into cash-flowing NNN operational industrial real estate. He emphasizes mid-market, creditworthy manufacturing tenants. Sale-leaseback transactions create value through institutional leases and long-term alignment with proven tenants.

Neil operates from his core values of integrity, punctuality, and attention to detail derived through his background as a commissioned officer and pilot in the US Air Force & Navy.

His specialties include securitized commercial real estate investments with credit tenants through industrial sale-leaseback acquisitions.

Connect with Neil Wahlgren on:

Website:              https://magcp.com/home/

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

Connect with Two Smart Assets on:

Website:              https://twosmartassets.com/

Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/

Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/

YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw

 

✅ Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:

https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form

 

📕 Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:

https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form

 

How to Effectively Communicate with Your Investors with Lauren Brychell

How to Effectively Communicate with Your Investors with Lauren Brychell

December 29, 2021

Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Lauren Brychell as she talks about how Spartan Investment Group adds value to the properties they deal, the significance of educating investors, and her role as an Investor Relations Associate. As the point of contact for everything related to their investors, Lauren discusses how transparency always works in relationship building and why self-storage will always be an attractive asset class whether the economy is a boom or a bust.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What is investor relations all about?
  • How do you turn interested people into investing people?
  • The challenges to communicating with investors
  • Why self-storage?
  • The strategy for value-add units

About Lauren Brychell:

Lauren Brychell is the Investor Relations Associate for Spartan Investment Group, LLC. In this role, Lauren brings her skills in marketing and project management to assist the team with investor-facing collateral, communications, capital raise projects, and investor education.

Lauren graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a bachelor's degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Entrepreneurship.

Connect with Lauren Brychell on:

Website:              https://spartan-investors.com/

LinkedIn:             https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-brychell-a2114310a/

Connect with Two Smart Assets on:

Website:              https://twosmartassets.com/

Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/

Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/

YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw

 

✅ Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:

https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form

 

📕 Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:

https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form

 

From Engineer to Multifamily Syndicator with Jonathan Nichols

From Engineer to Multifamily Syndicator with Jonathan Nichols

December 21, 2021

Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Jonathan Nichols as he talks about Airbnbs compared to other assets, how people and systems make active investments a lot more passive, how investors overestimate the value they bring to the table, and the reason why you need to be super conservative when raising capital. As an engineer turned multifamily syndicator, Jonathan also explains what is active and what is passive on the spectrum of real estate investing.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Jonathan Nichols – on house hacking a property infront of the AT&T Stadium
  • Are short-term rentals a passive investment?
  • In real estate, it's so much about the persistence
  • Only 10% of the people who say "I'm interested in investing" actually will
  • What Apogee Capital is all about

About Jonathan Nichols:

Jonathan Nichols is a real estate investor local to the DFW metroplex. He began his REI career after having worked for six years in the aerospace engineering industry as a propulsion engineer, where he analyzes and integrates turboshaft engines on helicopter platforms. He holds a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M and Virginia Polytechnic Institute, respectively.

He is a member of the Michael Blank Investor Incubator Program and of the Deal Maker Mastermind. His past real estate projects include numerous residential real estate investments and a top-rated short-term rental business in the Arlington Entertainment District.

Known as a person with a high work ethic, Jonathan enjoys helping others to achieve their goals (financial or otherwise). Outside of work, he enjoys spending his time racing in triathlons and traveling with his wife.

Connect with Jonathan Nichols on:

Website:              https://www.apogeemfc.com/

LinkedIn:             https://www.linkedin.com/company/apogeemfc/

Connect with Two Smart Assets on:

Website:              https://twosmartassets.com/

Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/

Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/

YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw

 

✅ Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:

https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form

 

📕 Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:

https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form

Scaling to $500 Million in 10 Years with Chris Grenzig

Scaling to $500 Million in 10 Years with Chris Grenzig

December 15, 2021

Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Chris Grenzig as he talks about what a portfolio manager does at Toro and the giant leaps he had to take when starting his community managing business—JAG Communities. For Chris, his unique perspective on things pushed him past all the speed bumps and analysis paralysis when starting JAG. Hearing his journey, the main takeaway for entrepreneurs is that reinventing the wheel shouldn't always be the goal. Sometimes, you just have to remind yourself that what you're doing has already been successfully done. How you remake those successful results is the focus.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Chris Grenzig – getting commissions even if my client barely makes a penny seemed wrong
  • The experience of working in Toro as a portfolio manager
  • Starting JAG Communities – The speed bumps and hesitations
  • It's all about perspective and doing what's already been done
  • The kind of company JAG Communities aim to be

About Chris Grenzig:

Chris started JAG Communities in Nov of 2020 after moving from Long Island, NY to Jacksonville, FL. He created JAG to create not only the premier manager of apartment complexes in the country but also an unparalleled work environment for all JAG staff and partners.

Prior to forming JAG Communities, Chris worked for Toro Real Estate Partners for 4.5 years overseeing all of their Florida portfolios which consisted of 7 properties, totaling roughly 1,000 units worth $70m.

Connect with Chris Grenzig on:

Website:              http://jag-communities.com/

Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/chris.grenzig/?hl=en

Connect with Two Smart Assets on:

Website:              https://twosmartassets.com/

Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/

Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/

YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw

 

✅ Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:

https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form

 

📕 Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:

https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form

How to Use Inflation to Your Advantage with Bronson Hill

How to Use Inflation to Your Advantage with Bronson Hill

December 7, 2021

Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Bronson Hill as he explains what real financial freedom looks like, how investing in multifamily reacts to inflation, and why you can't print your way to prosperity. During COVID, Bronson didn't know what to expect as an investor, but as the author of The Single Best Investment Strategy During (and After) a Pandemic, tune into Bronson as he speaks about why multifamily properties are the absolute best place to park your hard-earned cash in.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Bronson Hill – when is the right time to leave a great job?
  • The Law of the First Deal and Its Influence
  • Multifamily is a hedge against inflation!
  • Why should you pay attention to inflation rates?
  • What are the five (5) major benefits of investing in multifamily?

About Bronson Hill:

Bronson Hill bought his first rental house in 2006 and rented it out when he moved two years later.  After refinancing and getting $400 a month in cash flow, he was amazed. Later, Bronson started buying houses in Ohio, and his plan was to buy at least 30 homes, replace his income, and experience financial freedom. 

He reconnected with a family member who owned many multifamily apartments who told him, "Your plan sounds like a lot of work!  Also, everyone I know that has done multifamily wishes that they started sooner. Why don't you just do multifamily?"

That led to Bronson starting a multifamily meetup group in the city where he lives (Pasadena, CA) and partnering with an experienced syndicator (one who raises money to buy apartment buildings or other assets). He contributed with some of the diligence and raising capital.  Being a multifamily syndicator is something Bronson is proud of, and he loves helping others start investing in this asset class.

The advantages of better returns, lower risk, tax advantages, and passive income make multifamily syndication the best investment available.

Connect with Bronson Hill on:

Website:              https://bronsonequity.com/

Grab your FREE copy of The Single Best Investment Strategy During (and After) a Pandemic, Report by Bronson Hill:

https://bronsonequity.com/report/

Connect with Two Smart Assets on:

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Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/

Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/

YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw

 

✅ Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:

https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form

 

📕 Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:

https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form

 

Managing Your Real Estate Portfolio Like a Business with Whitney Elkins-Hutten

Managing Your Real Estate Portfolio Like a Business with Whitney Elkins-Hutten

December 1, 2021

Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Whitney Elkins-Hutten as she talks about the questions you need to ask yourself before investing in rentals, the mindset that helps you elevate yourself as an investor, and whether or not you can run a portfolio of passive investments like a business. For both Whitney and Daniel, letting go of control as an investor truly is a challenge. Although for Whitney, no matter how hard it is, what will help you invest passively with sound and informed decisions is the level of due diligence you're willing to take.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Whitney Elkins-Hutten – on discovering cash flow from rentals
  • Three questions to get started on real estate investing
  • What are strengths, and what are gifts?
  • What a business owner essentially earns
  • Can you manage passive investments like a business?

About Whitney Elkins-Hutten:

The beginning of Whitney's real estate career went better than most—her first-ever rental in 2002 was a huge success. It was on her second deal that she almost lost it all. Those two experiences shaped Whitney's real estate journey into what it is today. Knowing there had to be a right way and that success always leaves clues, she studied the greatest real estate juggernauts and replicated the personal finance and wealth creation strategies that they used to create financial freedom.

Since that first rental, Whitney partnered in over $700M+ of real estate — including over 5000+ residential units (MF, MHP, SFR, and assisted living) and more than 1400+ self-storage units across 7 states — and experienced flipping over $3M in residential real estate. Still, reaping the rewards of her hard work isn't enough for her. Whitney wants to help people discover what she did—the real estate knowledge that will give them financial freedom.

That's why Whitney started ASH Wealth (ashwealth.com) in 2018 and launched her real estate mentorship program, the Investor Accelerator Mentorship Program. Through the IAMP, she helps budding real estate investors develop a clear, workable plan that gives them the results they dream of, solves their startup or scaling issues, and drives massive progress towards not only their real estate and financial goals… but their lifestyle goals.

Connect with Whitney Elkins-Hutten on:

Website:              https://ashwealth.com/

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

Instagram:          https://www.passiveinvesting.com/whitney/

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Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/

Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/

YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw

 

✅Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:

https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form

 

📕Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:

https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form

Getting Back Your Most Valuable Asset with Aileen Prak

Getting Back Your Most Valuable Asset with Aileen Prak

November 24, 2021

Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Aileen Prak as she speaks about the work behind building your investor mindset, the takeaways she utilized as a passive investor going to the active side, where she discovered the true meaning of passive income, and so much more. For Aileen, reputation is everything in real estate. And to build a reputation for yourself, education is one way. Education can't be taken away from you, she believes. And with a solid foundation for yourself, you can build value out of anything no matter what.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What is a better way to live a life for work and family?
  • What investors benefit from syndicating
  • You need to love what you're investing in!
  • Aileen Prak – on getting past the mindset that blocks you
  • The many areas that podcasting gives value to

About Aileen Prak:

Aileen Prak is one of the two managing partners of Bonavest Capital. Aileen has experience managing financial budgets for projects over $900M. She received her Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University.

In Bonavest Capital, their mission is to find value-add properties to provide above-average returns and help investors achieve financial freedom through passive investing. They believe that respect, transparency, and integrity are essential for a successful partnership.

Connect with Aileen Prak on:

Website:              https://bonavestcapital.com/

Connect with Two Smart Assets on:

Website:              https://twosmartassets.com/

Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/

Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/

YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw

 

✅Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:

https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form

 

📕Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:

https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form

 

 

Investing in Industrial Real Estate with Chad Griffiths

Investing in Industrial Real Estate with Chad Griffiths

November 17, 2021

Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Chad Griffiths as he speaks about the three subcategories of industrial real estate,  why industrial properties aren't as ubiquitous as apartment buildings, what fuels the industrial real estate market, and more. Before getting into industrial real estate, Chad first dabbled into residential, then commercial. Sure, multifamily isn't bad, but for Chad, it just isn't for him. For Chad, knowing where you want to be as an investor is always more important.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What comes to mind when people hear commercial and industrial
  • What industrial real estate consists of
  • Chad Griffiths – on dealing with industrial property tenants
  • How do you find the right tenant?
  • The effect of eCommerce on the industrial real estate market

About Chad Griffiths:

Chad entered the commercial real estate industry in 2004 and has completed over 500 transactions with clients ranging from local companies to large institutional owners. Chad has been a top 15 producer with NAI Canada-wide since 2013 and became a partner of the Edmonton office in 2015.

An active volunteer in the real estate and business community, Chad has previously served as Chair and board member of the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA), board member of NAIOP Edmonton, President of the South Edmonton Business Association, and member of the City of Edmonton Strathcona Junction Advisory Committee. Chad currently sits on the University of Alberta's Practice of Commercial Real Estate Course Advisory Committee.

Chad has SIOR and CCIM designations, a Diploma in Urban Land Economics from UBC, and an MBA from TRU.

Connect with Chad Griffiths on:

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

YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/c/ChadGriffithsCRE

Email:                    cgriffiths@naiedmonton.com

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Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/

Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/

YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw

 

✅Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:

https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form

 

📕Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:

https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form

 

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