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Welcome to the world's longest-running, DAILY commercial real estate investing podcast hosted by Joe Fairless. Joe went from buying $35,000 single-family homes to controlling over $1,900,000,000 worth of large apartment communities in under a decade.

Commercial real estate is a compelling investment option, but knowing where to look and who to listen to can be overwhelming — especially when your money and legacy are on the line. The Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Show provides commercial real estate expert insights, education, and timely information to our community of active and passive investors looking to succeed in commercial real estate. Build wealth, build a legacy, and do more good in the world.

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Joe Fairless

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Welcome to the world's longest-running, DAILY commercial real estate investing podcast hosted by Joe Fairless. Joe went from buying $35,000 single-family homes to controlling over $1,900,000,000 worth of large apartment communities in under a decade.

Commercial real estate is a compelling investment option, but knowing where to look and who to listen to can be overwhelming — especially when your money and legacy are on the line. The Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever Show provides commercial real estate expert insights, education, and timely information to our community of active and passive investors looking to succeed in commercial real estate. Build wealth, build a legacy, and do more good in the world.

    JF2948: Gaining Leverage as a Passive Investor ft. Dr. Pranay Parikh

    JF2948: Gaining Leverage as a Passive Investor ft. Dr. Pranay Parikh

    Dr. Pranay Parikh is a medical doctor who began investing in real estate to grow his income. He bought a four-unit multifamily property but soon realized his time would be better spent focusing on his full-time career and investing 100% passively. He decided to help other doctors, dentists, and healthcare professionals do the same. 
    Today, Pranay is the president of Ascent Equity Group, which helps individuals build wealth through low-risk, high-growth multifamily investments in strong markets throughout the U.S. with a focus on healthcare professionals. He owns $200M in CRE, 1,200 units, and four properties as a JV, and is also an LP of over $1B in investments. In this episode, he shares why he believes in managing the manager, his criteria for vetting sponsors and deals, and how he gains leverage with operators. 
     
    1. Managing the Manager Ever the actively passive real estate investor, Pranay has weekly phone calls with property management. “Anytime there’s more than $1,000 spent, we want to know why,” Pranay says. “And we always compare that to pro forma.” He tasks himself with maximizing the profit for his investors by ensuring that the sponsor or operator is sticking to the plan.
     
    3. Vetting Sponsors and Deals When vetting a sponsor, Pranay looks at their track record first. He prefers sponsors who have been through a recession and who have been working together for at least five years. He likes to meet them face to face and walk the properties as well. Reputation is also a major factor. “It’s a really small world in real estate,” Pranay says. “You’d be surprised.” 
    When it comes to deal selection, Ascent employs its own asset manager. “Usually allocators like us don't have their own asset management, but we really believe in managing the manager,” Pranay says. “So we are very selective with the deals we look at.” They underwrite each deal from scratch, then have their asset manager examine it as well before signing on. 
     
    3. Gaining Leverage with Operators Ascent typically brings anywhere from 90% to 97.5% of the equity to a joint venture deal. This gives them major decision rights. They have institutional-level oversight over the properties, which allows them to visit sites as often as every other week. 
    The number-one priority, Pranay says, is always to make sure the business plan is getting taken care of. “We have investor overrides for the decisions, buy/sell rights — we have all of that,” he says. “We really want the power to make sure our investor is taken care of.” 
     
    Dr. Pranay Parikh | Real Estate Background President of Ascent Equity Group, which helps individuals build wealth through low-risk, high-growth multifamily investments in strong markets throughout the U.S. with a focus on healthcare professionals (doctors, dentists, etc). They do joint ventures with operators to buy value-add multifamily properties. Portfolio: Joint venture $200M in CRE 1,200 units Four properties LP of over $1B investments Based in: Los Angeles, CA Say hi to him at: ascentequitygroup.com Facebook LinkedIn Best Ever Book: Farewell, Godspeed by Cyrus M. Copeland Greatest Lesson: If you are honest and transparent with your investors, they will give you the benefit of the doubt. With how turbulent the debt market has been, on our last deal, they tried to change the terms the day before closing. We had to go back and offer our investors the chance to back out (only one did that out of 300 investors). Join the newsletter for the expert tips & investing content.  
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    • 23 min
    JF2947: Should I Be an Active or Passive Investor? | Passive Investor Tips ft. Travis Watts

    JF2947: Should I Be an Active or Passive Investor? | Passive Investor Tips ft. Travis Watts

    Passive Investor Tips is a weekly series hosted by full-time passive investor and Best Ever Show host, Travis Watts. In each bite-sized episode, Travis breaks down passive investor topics, simplifying the philosophy and mindset while providing tactical, valuable information on how to be a passive investor.
    In this episode, Travis discusses both active and passive investing strategies and how to decide which is best for you. Deciding factors include the skill sets required and motivation behind each strategy, plus some scenarios where using both strategies might be the best choice. 
     
    Active Investing Active investing means having an active involvement in the actual business itself for the real estate that you’re acquiring. 
     
    Required Skill Sets The ability to understand and underwrite properties, and to understand the analysis that comes with that.  The ability to find deals off-market that give you your competitive edge.  The ability to assemble teams and manage people.  A conservative and realistic approach to project future and current expenses and potential returns for the deals that you’re doing.  The ability to follow through on a business plan.  Having the time to be able to dedicate to all of this.   
    Motivating Factors You might be doing an active deal because you want to learn the foundation of real estate, or you may simply enjoy work that involves repairs and renovations. Active investors also earn higher profits on return than passive investors. 
     
    Passive Investing As a passive investor, you do not have material participation in the business or deal itself. You are effectively investing in someone else’s deal or someone else’s business as a hands-off investor.
     
    Required Skill Sets  A basic understanding of property analysis and how real estate works fundamentally.  The ability to network and find deals.  The ability to manage your finances and personal budget.  The ability to identify conservative underwriting when you’re vetting deals and doing your due diligence. The ability to relinquish control and just simply let others run the deal, make the big decisions, and do what they do best.   
    Motivating Factors Passive investing might be for you if you want to free up your time. You may have another career or other professional interest that you focus on full-time, and investing passively would allow you to continue focusing on those interests. It’s a way to build up supplemental income without sacrificing more of your time. 
     
    Why Not Both?  Many investors choose some combination of active and passive investing. For example, active investors often invest passively as well in order to diversify their portfolios.
    Additionally, commercial real estate beginners without much capital to invest often choose to start out as active investors. This strategy allows them to build up their “nest egg” in order to accumulate enough capital to create significant returns once they decide to invest passively.
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    • 12 min
    JF2946: Why Systems Are the Secret to Scaling ft. Rohun Jauhar

    JF2946: Why Systems Are the Secret to Scaling ft. Rohun Jauhar

    Rohun Jauhar began his career in corporate finance, working for General Electric and Facebook before deciding he wanted to branch out on his own. After considering several paths — including running Domino’s franchises — he found multifamily real estate. 
    Today, Rohun is the founding partner of JT Capital, which focuses on 120- to 400-unit apartment complexes that have below-market rents in Florida. He is a GP of 5,000 units as well as an LP in a few multifamily, self-storage, industrial, and short-term rental deals. In this episode, Rohun tells us how he got started in multifamily by underwriting 100 deals in 30 days, his thoughts on rising interest rates, and how systems have helped him to scale his business. 
     
    Rohun Jauhar | Real Estate Background Founding partner of JT Capital, which focuses on 120- to 400-unit apartment complexes that have below-market rents in Florida. Portfolio: GP of 5,000 units LP in a few deals that span multifamily, self-storage, industrial, and short-term rentals. Based in: Austin, TX Say hi to him at: jtcapitalgroup.com Twitter Greatest Lesson: The fundamental lesson that underpins everything we do was something I heard from Bill Ackman, which was that "while everyone else is thinking in years, you can set yourself apart by thinking in decades.” This underpins everything we do from our business to friendships, to health and fitness. Join the newsletter for the expert tips & investing content.  
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    • 34 min
    JF2945: Syndication Success Starts with Making Noise ft. Morgan Henry

    JF2945: Syndication Success Starts with Making Noise ft. Morgan Henry

    Morgan Henry is a civil engineering inspector who began investing in the stock market in 2019. She quickly realized she loved researching and working to seek out the best opportunities but craved a more exciting asset class. In 2021, she decided to cash out of the stock market and use that money to get a real estate mentor — and she hasn’t looked back since. 
    Today, Morgan is the founder of Cassini Capital Investments, which focuses on multifamily syndication. She is a GP of 404 units and asset manager of 428 units. In this episode, she shares the biggest lessons she took away from her mentorship program, how she found her current partner through Facebook, and her networking tips for CRE beginners. 
     
    Morgan Henry | Real Estate Background Founder of Cassini Capital Investments, which focuses on multifamily syndication. Portfolio: GP of 404 units Asset manager of 428 units Works full-time in construction management in Civil Engineering. Based in: Dallas, TX Say hi to her at: Facebook LinkedIn Greatest lesson: There are a million ways to make money. I found a lot of my recent success by staying open-minded and taking on any challenge where I can learn and grow my business while providing value for someone else. I’m not caught up in the shiny object syndrome or obsessed with getting a slice of the GP. There are different roads you can take to be successful. Recognize your strengths and weaknesses early on and find someone to compliment them. Join the newsletter for the expert tips & investing content.  
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    • 24 min
    JF2944: What If You Had to Start Over With Nothing? | Round Table

    JF2944: What If You Had to Start Over With Nothing? | Round Table

    Each week for the Best Ever Round Table, the three Best Ever Show hosts — Ash Patel, Slocomb Reed, and Travis Watts — come together for a deep dive into a commercial real estate investing topic.
    In this episode, Ash, Slocomb, and Travis discuss a hypothetical scenario: If they had to start over today with no money, no assets, and no network — but still having all of their current experience in real estate investing — how would they begin engaging in real estate investing again today?
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    • 28 min
    JF2943: Common Financial Pitfalls Investors Overlook ft. David Richter

    JF2943: Common Financial Pitfalls Investors Overlook ft. David Richter

    David Richter has 10 years of real estate experience with a background in acquisitions, disposition, property management, transaction coordination, marketing, and CFO. Through that experience, he realized he wanted to help real estate investors learn how to take control of their finances. After reading Profit First by Mike Michalowicz, he knew he had the perfect framework to help real estate entrepreneurs manage the cash in their businesses. 
    Today, David is the owner and founder of Simple CFO Solutions, which matches real estate investors with a fractional CFO to grow their bottom line profit and decrease financial stress. He is also the author of Profit First for Real Estate Investing.
    In this episode, he discusses common financial pitfalls he sees real estate investors experience, why he recommends entrepreneurs set up at least four bank accounts to manage their finances, and the services he offers real estate professionals through Simple CFO Solutions and the Profit First System. 
     
    David Richter | Real Estate Background Owner and founder of Simple CFO Solutions, which matches real estate investors with a fractional CFO to grow their bottom line profit and decrease financial stress. 10 years of real estate experience, including acquisitions, dispositions, property management, transaction coordination, marketing, and CFO. Author of Profit First for Real Estate Investing Based in: St. Cloud, FL Say hi to him at: simplecfo.com Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Greatest Lesson: Make sure to make profit a habit in your business and pay yourself first. Join the newsletter for the expert tips & investing content.  
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    • 23 min

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Best Real Estate Podcast

You guys are amazing! Love the podcast. Ash please keep the “beyond multifamily” series coming. Travis I love the actively passive show. Slocomb, Travis, Ash please continue the round table talks. I’ve been listening, learning and sharing. God bless you guys.

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Really great podcast I’ve learned so much and I keep learning every single episode which is great because they have an episode every single day

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This show is chalk full of insights and provides top notch investing education from professionals from all sides of the industry. One of my go-to shows for learning from the best of the best in real estate. A must listen.

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