100 episodes

Real estate is the most proven way to build wealth. But learning how to invest in real estate is not easy. You need a blueprint from other successful investors. That is what this podcast is all about.

In each episode, join Drew Breneman, a real estate investor who owns more than $200M in property, as he and his guests teach you what you actually need to know to be a successful investor. Whether you are a full-time active investor, a passive investor, close to retiring, just starting out, or simply looking for an alternative to the stock market, this podcast is for you.

Breneman Blueprint: Real Estate and Entrepreneurship Podcast Drew Breneman

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Real estate is the most proven way to build wealth. But learning how to invest in real estate is not easy. You need a blueprint from other successful investors. That is what this podcast is all about.

In each episode, join Drew Breneman, a real estate investor who owns more than $200M in property, as he and his guests teach you what you actually need to know to be a successful investor. Whether you are a full-time active investor, a passive investor, close to retiring, just starting out, or simply looking for an alternative to the stock market, this podcast is for you.

    Insurance Q&A: Coverage Gaps, Coinsurance, Ordinance & Law, Worker’s Comp, and More | Tom Panos

    Insurance Q&A: Coverage Gaps, Coinsurance, Ordinance & Law, Worker’s Comp, and More | Tom Panos

    In this episode, we sit down with Tom Panos, an experienced insurance agent, to dive into the critical aspects of commercial property insurance.
     
    We'll explore a range of important topics, including common policy missteps, such as underestimating building values or falling into coinsurance traps, and how to spot and fill coverage gaps. From the benefits of ordinance or law coverage and the necessity for equipment breakdown insurance to the advantages of having a public adjuster by your side during significant claims, we cover it all.
     
    Tom also explains the impact of construction types on premiums and the essentials of hiring contractors with the right insurance coverages. Plus, we'll discuss how to avoid potential liabilities with uninsured subcontractors, and Drew will break down an insurance contract exhibit he has developed for use with contractors/vendors. Join us for a comprehensive guide to the complexities of commercial property insurance.
     
    Highlights:
    00:53 Introduction to Tom Panos, insurance agent
    03:25 Common insurance coverage mistakes
    11:03 Making claims for smaller amounts
    13:33 What is an insurance adjuster?
    21:30 Construction types in insurance rates
    27:58 Getting a loss run from a current owner
    30:00 Basics of ordinance or law coverage
    32:27 Insurance payout for a non-conforming building
    36:29 Stab-Lok panels and uninsurable buildings
    41:33 The proper way to get an insurance certificate
    49:00 The importance of having a workers’ comp


    Get in touch with Tom Panos
    Email: tom.panos@bks-partners.com
    Direct line: 847-940-4228
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-panos-340ab99/
    Breneman Capital: https://www.breneman.com
     
    Investor List: https://www.breneman.com/invest
     
    Passive RE Investor Guidebook: https://www.breneman.com/downloads
     
    Connect with Drew: https://linktr.ee/drewbreneman

    • 55 min
    How to Evaluate Deals, Partners, and Property Managers | Dan Brisse

    How to Evaluate Deals, Partners, and Property Managers | Dan Brisse

    In this episode, Dan Brisse shares his journey for success from pro snowboarder to multimillion-dollar real estate investor and his top strategies for success.
     
    Learn how grit and passion helped him transition careers, scale up through strategic partnerships, and take advantage of today's buying opportunities. Dan provides insider tips for passive investors to do their due diligence on general partners and deals.
     
    Discover how he approached real estate with an athlete's competitive mindset to build an impressive portfolio. Tune in now!
     
    Highlights:
    00:13 Ten years of professional snowboarding career
    03:12 Chasing the snow around the world
    04:20 Action is easy when a desire is strong
    06:54 Getting into the real estate with baby steps
    10:02 The books that influenced Dan
    11:33 Transitioning into bigger deals
    14:58 Real estate investing, buying deals, and market conditions
    21:23 Real estate deals in submarkets and investing strategies
    28:04 Finding a reliable property manager
    30:20 Things to consider when hiring a property manager
    32:48 Four steps to successful passive investing e-book
    34:06 The most important things to consider when investing
     
    Connect with Dan: https://www.granitetowersequitygroup.com/

    • 39 min
    Today's Insurance Market: Premium Hikes and Replacement Cost Increases | Tom Panos

    Today's Insurance Market: Premium Hikes and Replacement Cost Increases | Tom Panos

    Today we have a special guest who understands the complexities of the commercial insurance market from all angles. Tom Panos has been a leading commercial insurance broker for over 20 years, protecting the assets of real estate investors across property types and geographies.
     
    Tom also keeps a close eye on the ever-changing insurance landscape. From evaluating loss ratios to analyzing the impacts of weather events and legal trends, Tom has an in-depth grasp of the factors driving carrier decisions. Tom's expertise and creative solutions have been invaluable for clients facing restricted underwriting and rising costs in this challenging market.
     
    Tune in for more and learn how to make informed choices in this complex insurance landscape.
     
    Highlights:
    00:00 Intro
    00:53 Who is Tom Panos?
    03:18 The state of the insurance market
    07:34 The rate increase trend and changes in coverage
    12:53 The percentage of building limit
    15:30 Things to consider when you’re choosing a lender
    18:05 Self-insuring and builders risk
    21:06 Wind hail deductibles change
    26:04 Managing risk through reinsurance
    31:22 Lender requirements and casualty insurance increases
    35:28 Increased rates and limited options for building owners
    37:35 The risk of podium-style construction
    43:15 Understanding your options
    47:15 How to get in touch with Tom
     
     
    Get in touch with Tom Panos:
    Email: tom.panos@bks-partners.com
    Direct line: 847-940-4228
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-panos-340ab99/ 

    • 48 min
    Financing, Chicago, and How To Win Deals w/ Steve Kundert, Jordan Gottlieb, and James Nelson

    Financing, Chicago, and How To Win Deals w/ Steve Kundert, Jordan Gottlieb, and James Nelson

    In today's episode, we're taking a look back at some of the most influential conversations from the early days of our podcast.
     
    Steve Kundert, Senior Vice President at CBRE, shares his vast experience in originating over $10 billion in commercial real estate loans, offering key advice on securing debt from diverse capital sources for a competitive edge. 
     
    Next, James Nelson, a leading New York City broker with $2.5 billion in deals and a bestselling investment book, provides proven strategies for identifying motivated sellers and enhancing property value in tough times. 
     
    Finally, Jordan Gottlieb, a top multifamily broker in Chicago, brings insights into the city's booming rental market, highlighting the potential for profit in a landscape characterized by high rent growth and low supply, perfect for hands-on investors.
     
    Tune in to gain invaluable insights from these industry leaders and take your real estate investment strategies to the next level.
     
    Highlights:
    00:00 Intro
    00:53 Steve Kundert, a debt and equity intermediary at CBRE
    01:37 What is Senior President of Debt and Structured Finance?
    02:12 Pullback in liquidity from the middle market banks
    08:01 General landing options for multifamily properties
    13:50 Debt fund market is almost non-existent
    17:35 James Nelson, one of New York City's top investment sales brokers
    19:52 Real estate strategies in a competitive market
    21:42 Lessons on specialization and expertise
    25:31 Challenges can be opportunities 
    27:46 Understanding trends in real estate
    31:38 Jordan Gottlieb, multifamily broker from Essex Realty in Chicago
    32:06 Chicago - highest rent growth, highest demand, low supply
    35:36 Real estate investing in Chicago and Sunbelt states
    39:26 Real estate taxes and the challenges of investing
    44:49 Rent and property taxes in Chicago
     
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    Breneman Capital: https://www.breneman.com
     
    Investor List: https://www.breneman.com/invest
     
    Passive RE Investor Guidebook: https://www.breneman.com/downloads
     
    Connect with Drew: https://linktr.ee/drewbreneman

    • 50 min
    From Corporate Finance to Commercial Real Estate - Tyler Lyons, Asym Capital

    From Corporate Finance to Commercial Real Estate - Tyler Lyons, Asym Capital

    Tired of the nine-to-five grind, Tyler Lyons made a bold move - he left behind a successful corporate accounting career to break into commercial real estate. Now he shares the story of his journey, along with insider tips for navigating today's shifting market. 

    And learn why his firm, Asym Capital, invests exclusively in Phoenix multifamily. 
     
    Highlights:
    00:00 Intro
    01:00 Speaking at RaiseFest in Phoenix
    05:27 The benefits of starting a podcast
    08:49 How did Tyler get into real estate
    19:50 Deals before the Asym
    21:07 A decision to invest in multifamily spaces in Phoenix
    31:53 Breaking into the new market
    42:20 Real estate investing today – cash flow and value add
    47:59 The changing market and risk profile
    54:43 Focusing on broker relationships 
     
     
    Connect with Tyler Lyons  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyler-lyons-realestate/

    • 55 min
    Unveiling Real Estate Wisdom: Insights from Industry Experts: Bob Knakal, Jim Vozza, and Tyler Hague

    Unveiling Real Estate Wisdom: Insights from Industry Experts: Bob Knakal, Jim Vozza, and Tyler Hague

    In today's episode, we're revisiting some pivotal conversations from some of our top episodes in 2023.

    First up is an insightful discussion with Jim Vozza from CBRE, where we delve deep into the world of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae small balance loans for multifamily properties. Although aired some time ago, this episode remains incredibly relevant in today's evolving real estate landscape.

    Next, get ready to meet Tyler Hague, a multifamily investment sales broker from Colliers. Tyler brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, as he shares insights from overseeing Colliers' Midwestern apartment practice, covering over a dozen markets across the country. With a track record of over 3 billion dollars in sales over the past 15 months, Tyler's insights offer a comprehensive view of the multifamily market landscape.

    And last, but certainly not the least, we are joined by Bob Knakal, a legendary broker from New York City. With a career spanning nearly four decades in brokerage, Bob brings unparalleled expertise and insights to the table. As one of the foremost commercial real estate brokers specializing in selling buildings in New York City, Bob's journey is a testament to dedication, hard work, and a passion for the industry.

    Tune in now to gain invaluable insights from industry experts and elevate your real estate investment strategies to new heights!

    Highlights:

    00:00 Intro
    00:51 Jim Vozza from CBRE Business Lending
    01:55 Market trends and investing strategies
    05:13 Multifamily and access to Freddie and Fannie loans
    08:23 The small balance program
    09:48 Special rates for affordable properties
    15:08 Tyler Haeg Multifamily Investment Sales Brokers from Colliers
    17:06 Real estate market changes and equity investment
    22:31 Real estate problems no one talks about
    28:16 Different markets and investing strategies
    33:35 Bob Knakal, legendary broker from New York City
    37:00 Passion and hard work in real estate
    38:33 Growing strategies in real estate
    41:48 The importance of market presence
    46:49 Investing strategies and ompetitors 

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    Breneman Capital: https://www.breneman.com
     
    Investor List: https://www.breneman.com/invest
     
    Passive RE Investor Guidebook: https://www.breneman.com/downloads
     
    Connect with Drew: https://linktr.ee/drewbreneman

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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108 Ratings

108 Ratings

Thechillywater ,

Awesome

Can’t wait for every new ep. Most informative real estate pod I’ve found.

yukabsbsjs ,

Practical Everyday Knowledge

Drew provides a refreshing outlook alongside his wealth of knowledge that you can put to use day one.

There isn’t much fluff or redundancy about miscellaneous information. He goes into the details of his investments and addresses questions that new and experienced investors have.

I highly recommend his podcast and have already shared it.

dolas ,

Love this podcast

I can not recommend the Breneman Blueprint with Drew enough. It’s a unique combination of entrepreneurship and real restate investing. I have learned a ton! No courses or anything behind sold on it. Just experts sharing their path to success and how they did it.

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