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Remove the guesswork from real estate investing and establish a clear path for consistent returns. Here, building wealth is straightforward and fun.Discover how commercial real estate investors from all over the world got where they are today, how you too can generate truly passive, tax-efficient income, and confidently invest in real estate, even in the face of risks and unknowns.Real estate has made more people wealthy than any other form of investment. However, it can come with a steep learning curve and high risks if you don’t know what you’re doing.If you are a business owner who dabbles in real estate and wants to grow your portfolio or expand your network, you are in the right place.Welcome to How To Scale Commercial Real Estate. On the show, we expose the most important, needle-moving real estate investment strategies, leading you to maximize your returns. This is your friendly guide to getting past the roadblocks of investing in real estate so you can sail smoothly toward creating the financial and time freedom you’ve been wishing for.The best minds in real estate give you the tips and tricks to scale your real estate investment portfolio. Listen to industry professionals as they reveal insider secrets that helped them acquire multimillion-dollar assets in a strategic way.Hear details about the most crucial and painful mistakes they made in real estate so you know what to avoid and how to plan carefully throughout your real estate investing journey.Learn about leverage, real estate metrics that matter, and gain valuable resources, connections, and tips that will shift your mindset toward an immediately more prosperous, passive income-generating path.Discover how investors build high-performing teams and find the best deals and then implement their advice to build your own robust real estate portfolio. Your host, Sam Wilson, is passionate about helping you fully grasp real estate fundamentals and know what to look for in any real estate deal, whether residential, commercial, short-term or syndication. Real estate syndications are group investments in large commercial assets where you can invest your money passively, alongside dozens of others (including Sam!) and earn reliable passive income through distributions and equity. Sam Wilson is an active investor in self-storage, multi-family apartments, RV parks, laundry facilities and single-family homes, bringing vast industry knowledge from a diverse background to the show. Unlike other established real estate investors, Sam is in the middle of his own growth journey. He invites you to rise alongside him and his team members as, with each conversation, he’s learning too! Sam is the Founder of Bricken Investment Group, where he helps clients find commercial real estate syndication investments that align with their investing and lifestyle goals. Likewise, this podcast guides listeners through real estate’s steep learning curve to mitigate the risks. If you want to be a successful real estate investor without necessarily becoming a landlord, you need real estate syndication investments in your life. Growing and diversifying your portfolio and high-worth network boils down to making the right investing decisions and surrounding yourself with a like-minded, growth-pursuing community. It starts right here. Jump into the discussion of How To Scale Commercial Real Estate with Sam Wilson at https://brickeninvestmentgroup.com/podcast/. Together, we'll achieve life-changing growth and invest in commercial real estate assets ripe with strong fundamentals, leading to the financial and time freedom we’ve been dreaming of.

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Sam Wilson

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Remove the guesswork from real estate investing and establish a clear path for consistent returns. Here, building wealth is straightforward and fun.Discover how commercial real estate investors from all over the world got where they are today, how you too can generate truly passive, tax-efficient income, and confidently invest in real estate, even in the face of risks and unknowns.Real estate has made more people wealthy than any other form of investment. However, it can come with a steep learning curve and high risks if you don’t know what you’re doing.If you are a business owner who dabbles in real estate and wants to grow your portfolio or expand your network, you are in the right place.Welcome to How To Scale Commercial Real Estate. On the show, we expose the most important, needle-moving real estate investment strategies, leading you to maximize your returns. This is your friendly guide to getting past the roadblocks of investing in real estate so you can sail smoothly toward creating the financial and time freedom you’ve been wishing for.The best minds in real estate give you the tips and tricks to scale your real estate investment portfolio. Listen to industry professionals as they reveal insider secrets that helped them acquire multimillion-dollar assets in a strategic way.Hear details about the most crucial and painful mistakes they made in real estate so you know what to avoid and how to plan carefully throughout your real estate investing journey.Learn about leverage, real estate metrics that matter, and gain valuable resources, connections, and tips that will shift your mindset toward an immediately more prosperous, passive income-generating path.Discover how investors build high-performing teams and find the best deals and then implement their advice to build your own robust real estate portfolio. Your host, Sam Wilson, is passionate about helping you fully grasp real estate fundamentals and know what to look for in any real estate deal, whether residential, commercial, short-term or syndication. Real estate syndications are group investments in large commercial assets where you can invest your money passively, alongside dozens of others (including Sam!) and earn reliable passive income through distributions and equity. Sam Wilson is an active investor in self-storage, multi-family apartments, RV parks, laundry facilities and single-family homes, bringing vast industry knowledge from a diverse background to the show. Unlike other established real estate investors, Sam is in the middle of his own growth journey. He invites you to rise alongside him and his team members as, with each conversation, he’s learning too! Sam is the Founder of Bricken Investment Group, where he helps clients find commercial real estate syndication investments that align with their investing and lifestyle goals. Likewise, this podcast guides listeners through real estate’s steep learning curve to mitigate the risks. If you want to be a successful real estate investor without necessarily becoming a landlord, you need real estate syndication investments in your life. Growing and diversifying your portfolio and high-worth network boils down to making the right investing decisions and surrounding yourself with a like-minded, growth-pursuing community. It starts right here. Jump into the discussion of How To Scale Commercial Real Estate with Sam Wilson at https://brickeninvestmentgroup.com/podcast/. Together, we'll achieve life-changing growth and invest in commercial real estate assets ripe with strong fundamentals, leading to the financial and time freedom we’ve been dreaming of.

    Capitalizing on the Surging Demand of RVs

    Capitalizing on the Surging Demand of RVs

    Today’s Gust is Ben Spiegel.
     
    Ben is a experienced portfolio manager specializing in niche lower middle market commercial real estate opportunities.
     
    Show summary:
    In this episode, Ben Spiegel, founder of Redwood Capital, discusses his transition from investment banking to real estate private equity, focusing on niche lower middle market opportunities. He shares his "asset agnostic" investment philosophy, in-house property management strategy, and his goal to build a premier outdoor hospitality brand. Ben also talks about the benefits of diversifying asset classes, the growth potential in the outdoor hospitality industry, and his success in developing luxury RV resorts, leveraging USDA loans for financing. He offers insights into selecting locations for RV parks and encourages engagement with his firm.
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    Intro (00:00:00)
     
    Transition to Real Estate (00:00:57)
     
    Future Goals (00:02:25)
     
    Operating Different Asset Classes (00:04:09)
     
    Bullish on Outdoor Hospitality (00:05:14)
     
    Luxury Outdoor Hospitality (00:06:51)
     
    Financing and Development (00:10:51)
     
    Location Selection (00:18:38)
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    Connect with Ben:
     
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/redwoodcapital
     
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/redwoodcapitaladv
     
    Web: www.redwoodcapitaladvisors.com
     
    Connect with Sam:
    I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns.  
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HowtoscaleCRE/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samwilsonhowtoscalecre/
    Email me → sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com
     
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    Ben Spiegel (00:00:00) - I don't think that it is that difficult to specialize in more than one asset class. And I think that when you when you don't subject yourself to specializing in one asset class, it enables you to really have a much more robust deal pipeline that allows you to source many more opportunities and therefore deploy more capital.
     
    Sam Wilson (00:00:23) - Welcome to the how to Scale Commercial Real Estate show. Whether you are an active or passive investor. We'll teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big. Ben Spiegel is an experienced portfolio manager that specializes in niche, lower middle market commercial real estate opportunities. Ben, welcome to the show.
     
    Ben Spiegel (00:00:45) - Thanks so much for having me.
     
    Sam Wilson (00:00:47) - Absolutely. Ben. There are three questions I ask every guest who come to the show in 90s or less. Can you tell me where did you start? Where are you now and how did you get there?
     
    Ben Spiegel (00:00:57) - Yeah. So I started on the investment banking side of things at Barclays. I quickly moved to the buy side, working at, uh, several, uh, special situations, hedge funds, uh, investing in, uh, distressed and, uh, stress, special situations, bankruptcies and restructurings.
     
    Ben Spiegel (00:01:16) - Uh, I was there for about 4 or 5, six, seven years. And then when I, when I started working at those firms, I was smart enough to start taking half my bonus and buying real estate with that. And after being on the buy side for about 6 or 7 years, I was presented with an opportunity to buy a large non-performing loan, uh, and take it through bankruptcy and, uh, restructure it. And when I did that, I decided to leave the buy side, and that's when I started, uh,

    • 22 min
    Nomad Capital: Repurposing Retail for Premier Storage

    Nomad Capital: Repurposing Retail for Premier Storage

    Today’s guest is Clint Harris.
    Clint spent 16 years in medical sales, built a STR portfolio to replace that income, and a property management company. He made the jump to self storage conversion projects, and then syndication, and is now a General Partner with Nomad Capital, $120 million AUM.
    Show summary:
    In this episode, Clint Harris, a partner at Nomad Capital, shares his transition from medical sales to real estate investing, focusing on short-term rentals and self-storage conversions. He emphasizes financial independence and the value of time and location freedom. Clint discusses the slow but rewarding process of real estate investing, the balance between active and passive roles, and the importance of aligning strategies with personal goals. He also speaks on the power of partnerships and leveraging others' strengths.
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    Intro (00:00:00)
    Clint's journey in real estate (00:01:05)
    Lessons from early real estate investing (00:03:16)
    Transition to self-storage projects (00:09:39)
    Balancing financial and time independence (00:13:07)
    Challenges of managing multiple ventures (00:18:52)
    Operating Partner and Manager Selection (00:19:09)
    Nomad Capital Partnership (00:20:05)
    Contact Information (00:21:02)
    Podcast Wrap-up and Call to Action (00:21:19)
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    Connect with Clint:
    Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/clint-harris-543265139

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/clint.harris.3150?mibextid=LQQJ4d

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/clintstagram_nc/?utm_source=qr

    Web: https://nomadcapital.us/

    Connect with Sam:
    I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns.  

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HowtoscaleCRE/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samwilsonhowtoscalecre/
    Email me → sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com

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    Clint Harris (00:00:00) - Traditionally, we'll buy a building for a couple million bucks, put a couple million into it, and then stabilize. Value is usually between 13 to $17 million, which means we're sitting at around 30 to 35% loan to value when we are stabilized. So we can refi to 5,560%, pay our investors and ourselves when we do that, and we're paying people out by way of a refinance, it's a nontaxable event because it's not a capital gain. We didn't sell anything, so they're getting a nice return. We keep some money, keep the lights on here at Nomad, and then that gives us the ability to continue the scale.
    Intro (00:00:32) - Welcome to the how to Scale commercial real Estate show. Whether you are an active or passive investor. We'll teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big.
    Sam Wilson (00:00:45) - Glenn Harris has 16 years in medical sales. He has built a short term rental portfolio to replace his income. He has a property management company and now he's doing self-storage conversion projects and syndications. He's also a general partner now with Nomad Capital and has over $120 million in assets under management.
    Sam Wilson (00:01:04) - Clint, welcome to the show.
    Clint Harris (00:01:05) - Thank you. Sam, great to be here. Great to see you again.
    Sam Wilson (00:01:08) - Absolutely. Always good to see you, Clint. There are three questions I ask every guest who comes on the show in 90s or less. Can you tell me where did you start? Where are you now and how did you get there?
    Clint Harris (00:01:18) - I started building i

    • 21 min
    Optimizing Real Estate Portfolio Operations

    Optimizing Real Estate Portfolio Operations

    Today’s guest is Anton Ivanov.
     
    Anton Ivanov is a US Navy veteran, real estate investor, entrepreneur, and founder of RentCast.io and DealCheck.io.
     
    Show summary: 
     
    In this podcast episode, Anton Ivanov, a seasoned real estate investor, shares his expertise on optimizing real estate operations. He advises on the importance of delegation, professional property management, and maintaining a CEO mindset. Anton recounts his journey from house hacking to managing a diverse portfolio, emphasizing starting small and learning progressively. He highlights the need for efficient turnover processes, tenant retention, and aligning rental rates with market trends using tools like RentCasio. Anton's strategies have notably increased revenue without new acquisitions, showcasing the value of operational efficiency and cost management for sustainable growth. 
     
    Links: 
    https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/21693881
     
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    Delegating and Focusing on Improvement (00:00:00)
     
    Introduction and Background (00:00:26)
     
    Starting and Growing Real Estate Portfolio (00:01:18)
     
    Focusing on Improving Operations (00:02:48)
     
    Transitioning to CEO Role (00:03:35)
     
    Professional Property Management (00:04:50)
     
    Minimizing Vacancy and Tenant Retention (00:09:14)
     
    Implementing Systems with Property Managers (00:13:45)
     
    Lease Renewal and Rent Adjustment (00:18:14)
     
    Vacancy Minimization (00:20:36)
     
    Lease Renewal Strategy (00:22:13)
     
    Action Items for Revenue Growth (00:25:13)
     
    Expense Reduction (00:27:27)
     
    Contact Information (00:28:56)
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    Connect with Anton: 
     
    Email: anton@rentcast.io
     
    RentCast
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/RentCastApp
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/RentCastApp
    Web: https://rentcast.io 
     
    DealCheck
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/DealCheckApp
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/dealcheckapp
    Web: https://dealcheck.io
     
    Connect with Sam:
    I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns.  
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HowtoscaleCRE/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samwilsonhowtoscalecre/
    Email me → sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com
     
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    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-scale-commercial-real-estate/id1539979234
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    Anton Ivanov (00:00:00) - You know, ultimately you are in charge. It is your business, it is your assets. But you need to be able to delegate and kind of step back and focus more on areas that need improvement, as opposed to just doing everything yourself.
     
    Sam Wilson (00:00:13) - Welcome to the how to Scale Commercial Real Estate show. Whether you are an active or passive investor, we'll teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big.
     
    Sam Wilson (00:00:26) - Anton Ivanov is a US Navy veteran, a real estate investor, entrepreneur and founder of rent, Cascio and Diehl Checchio Anton, welcome back on the show.
     
    Anton Ivanov (00:00:36) - Thanks for having me, Sam. Great to be here as always.
     
    Sam Wilson (00:00:40) - Absolutely. The pleasure's mine. Anton. It, uh. I didn't look it up here ahead of time, I can't remember. It's been a couple of years since the last time you were on the show, so it's great. Great to have you come back on. I don't remember the episode number. So here, maybe we'll include that there in the show notes, in case you want to go back and kind of hear Anton's, uh, first podcast with us, where he breaks down a l

    • 30 min
    Unlocking Real Estate Wealth: Navigating SBA Opportunities

    Unlocking Real Estate Wealth: Navigating SBA Opportunities

    Today’s guest is Robert Withers.
     
    Robert is an Entrepreneur and Real Estate Finance professional with experience in Conventional , SBA & Private Equity CRE financing.
     
    Show summary:
     
    The conversation unfolds with an introduction to unconventional loans, followed by an exploration of the scale of real estate podcasts.The discussion touches upon selling brokerages, navigating agreements, and imparts valuable lessons on scaling a real estate business. Throughout the episode, the speakers candidly address challenges in scaling, regional business variations, the significance of relationships, and provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of commercial finance.
     
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    00:00 - Intro
    03:54 - Speaker, guest journey.
    06:48 - Guest's background, transition.
    09:31 - Selling brokerages, agreements.
    12:45 - Scaling business lessons.
    15:54 - Challenges in scaling.
    18:32 - Regional business differences.
    21:45 - Importance of relationships.
    24:50 - State of commercial finance.
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    Connect with Robert: 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/M1CapitalCorp
     
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-withers-602b16/
     
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/M1CapitalCorp
     
    Phone: (914) 490-8623
     
    Web: https://mortgageone.com/
     
    Connect with Sam:
    I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns.  
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HowtoscaleCRE/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samwilsonhowtoscalecre/
    Email me → sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com
     
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    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-scale-commercial-real-estate/id1539979234
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4m0NWYzSvznEIjRBFtCgEL?si=e10d8e039b99475f
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    00:00:00:01 - 00:00:36:12
    Robert Withers
    Why lock into a seven and a half percent, 3 to 5 year conventional loan with prepayment penalties when you can take interest only debt at a point they have a point and a half to two points over that. Okay. No prepayment penalty. And if it pencils, meaning if the numbers work, you'll have an opportunity in two years to hopefully lock into long term as cheap as possible interest rates going out for that, you know, for that either five or ten year term that you're looking for.
     
    00:00:36:23 - 00:00:58:16
    Sam Wilson
    Welcome to the How to Scale commercial Real Estate Show. Whether you are an active or passive investor, we'll teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big. Robert Withers is an investor, entrepreneur and real estate finance professional with experience in conventional SBA and private equity. Robert, welcome to the show.
     
    00:00:59:01 - 00:01:00:21
    Robert Withers
    Thank you, Sam. Great to be.
     
    00:01:01:03 - 00:01:09:21
    Sam Wilson
    Absolutely, Robert. The pleasure's mine. There are three questions I ask every guest who comes on the show in 90 seconds or less. Can you tell me, where did you start? Where are you now and how did you get there?
     
    00:01:10:21 - 00:01:42:18
    Robert Withers
    Well, okay. Where do I start? I started in the men's clothing business back in 1982. And basically what happened was I had was given an opportunity to be able to jump into the mortgage business because of the expensive men's clothing that I wore. Somebody took notice. So that was a sharp dresser. It gave me an opportunity to be able to get into sales in the mortgage industry in the early eighties and taught me the business.
     
    00:01:42:24 - 00:02:14:15
    Robert Withers
    Four years later, I went into my own business, started my own company

    • 27 min
    Should Commercial Property Owners Invest in Electric Vehicle Charging Stations?

    Should Commercial Property Owners Invest in Electric Vehicle Charging Stations?

    Today’s guests are Jeff Patterson and Matthew Bell.
     
    Show summary: 
    In this episode of the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Show, guests Jeff Patterson and Matthew Bell discuss the opportunities presented by electric vehicle charging stations for commercial property owners. They highlight the benefits of having charging stations, such as increased customer stay and revenue generation. They also discuss the potential costs and incentives of installing these stations, emphasizing the importance of taking advantage of current incentives. The guests also explore the marketing strategies for charging stations and the potential for partnering with the federal government in developing charging infrastructure.
     
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    Opportunity for Commercial Property Owners (00:00:00)



    Introduction of Matthew Bell (00:01:04)



    Monetization and Regulations of EV Charging Stations (00:06:11)



    The payback period and potential costs (00:09:51)



    Incentives for EV charging stations (00:11:17)



    Solar and EV charging possibilities (00:16:23)



    The Efficiency of Solar Power for EV Charging Stations (00:19:12)



    Opportunities for Commercial Property Owners (00:19:47)



    Marketing EV Charging Stations (00:21:51)
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    Connect with Jeff and Matthew: 
    Web: https://www.phoenixparkingsolutions.com/
     
    Connect with Sam:
    I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns.  
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HowtoscaleCRE/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samwilsonhowtoscalecre/
    Email me → sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com
     
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    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-scale-commercial-real-estate/id1539979234
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4m0NWYzSvznEIjRBFtCgEL?si=e10d8e039b99475f
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    Jeff Patterson (00:00:00) - There's a reason why, um, companies like Starbucks and, uh, waffle House, which I put in one of my recent LinkedIn. There's an article out there where they're looking at it because they want people to stop and stay longer at their business while their car charges, and they've ran the calculations on how they're going to make more money by people being longer inside their stores. So it's not just about the investment in getting the return of the chargers outside. It's about the additional money you could make inside your business. And depending on what your business model is, um, you know, that could turn out really favorable for you.
     
    Intro (00:00:36) - Welcome to the how to Scale Commercial real estate show. Whether you are an active or passive investor, we'll teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big.
     
    Sam Wilson (00:00:48) - For those of you that don't know, Jeff Patterson was on the show on November 6th, you should go back and check out that episode. That's episode number 866. Today we're here doing round two of the show with Jeff and also with Matthew Bell.
     
    Sam Wilson (00:01:04) - Matthew, welcome to the show. If you don't mind, you know, again, if you want to hear, just buy. I'll go back and hear that one. But, uh, we're introducing Matthew here to the show as well. We're going to do a two person or three person episode here today. So, Matthew, can you tell us, uh, just quickly what your background is? Actually what I normally ask Matthew, and I can't help but do it. I'm sorry. In 90s or less. You got to tell me. Matthew, where do you start? Where are you now? And how'd you get there?
     
    Matthew Bell (00:01:26) - Sure. Absolutely. Thank you, and thanks for having m

    • 26 min
    Valuing Land for Development: Andrew Brewer's Unique Approach

    Valuing Land for Development: Andrew Brewer's Unique Approach

    Today’s guest is Andrew Brewer.
     
    Andrew is a Real Estate Developer and a Buy & Hold Investor
     
    Show summary:
    In this episode real estate developer Andrew Brewer shares his journey from stationary engineering and facilities management to real estate development. He discusses how his background has equipped him with valuable skills and insights into asset management and construction. Brewer emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and understanding the concerns of property owners. He shares his strategy as a developer, the challenges of remodeling versus new construction, and his approach to valuing land for development projects. He also highlights the necessity of taking calculated risks for wealth building.
     
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    Stationary Engineering and Facilities Management (00:01:43)
    Experience Working on a High-Rise Building (00:04:13)
    Lessons Learned from Construction Defect Litigation (00:06:14)
    The skill set as an owner and investor (00:10:15)
    The difficulty of remodeling vs building new (00:11:21)
    Valuing shovel ready projects (00:18:28)
    The risk of investing (00:19:27)
    Valuing land and potential (00:20:20)
    Factors in determining offer price (00:22:09)
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    Connect with Andrew:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-brewer-b6b042125/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrew.brewer.irongall
    Web: www.irongallinvestments.com
    Web: www.distance3development.com
     
    Connect with Sam:
    I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns.  
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HowtoscaleCRE/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samwilsonhowtoscalecre/
    Email me → sam@brickeninvestmentgroup.com
     
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    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-scale-commercial-real-estate/id1539979234
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4m0NWYzSvznEIjRBFtCgEL?si=e10d8e039b99475f
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    Andrew Brewer (00:00:00) - What the owners look for. What do investors look for? What makes something a good investment, which is a different skill set to this is how you asset manage this facility. Um, and then I was able to use that knowledge and speaking with, you know, the HOA and the property owners at this facility because I'm starting to think like, okay, what are they thinking? You know, what are their concerns? They've bought this unit in this building. What are their concerns as an owner, which may be very different to my concerns as somebody that's trying to keep the lights on. And then how do you balance those two things? Um, so I think that, you know, that was really invaluable to, to starting my own company.
     
    Intro (00:00:35) - Welcome to the how to Scale commercial real estate show. Whether you are an active or passive investor, we'll teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big.
     
    Sam Wilson (00:00:48) - Andrew Brewer is a real estate developer and they buy and hold investor. Andrew.
     
    Sam Wilson (00:00:53) - Welcome to the show.
     
    Andrew Brewer (00:00:54) - Hey, thanks for having me. Absolutely.
     
    Sam Wilson (00:00:56) - The pleasure is mine. Andrew. There are three questions I ask every guest who comes on the show in 90s or less. Can you tell me where did you start? Where are you now and how did you get there?
     
    Andrew Brewer (00:01:05) - Um, so I started, uh, I grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, so I guess I started there. Um, I actually started my career as a butcher. Uh, I did that for eight years through high school and college. Uh, when I graduated college, I moved into stationary engineering, uh

    • 24 min

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Amazing Podcast

Quite an awesome real estate podcast! Super informative while not being too bogged down in vernacular. The episode with the public adjuster was really good, too! 5 stars!

JC - NYC CRE ,

A Guest and Follower

I was happy to join the show as a guest in late May 2023, and have found the variety of guests, and their stories fascinating. Now I am an avid listener as well. Keep it going!

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