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Each week, John Casmon speaks with real estate pros and marketing specialists to provide useful tips for multifamily investing. Listen and learn insights for market research, finding deals, attracting capital, and growing your portfolio.

Multifamily Insights John Casmon

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Each week, John Casmon speaks with real estate pros and marketing specialists to provide useful tips for multifamily investing. Listen and learn insights for market research, finding deals, attracting capital, and growing your portfolio.

    What Matters as a Multifamily Investor with Omar Khan, Ep. 402

    What Matters as a Multifamily Investor with Omar Khan, Ep. 402

    Omar is a CFA charterholder with 10 years of investing across real estate and commodities.
    He advised on $3.7 billion of capital financing and M&A transactions and syndicated large multi-million dollar deals across the US. He has advised high net-worth advisors and entrepreneurs on real estate portfolio allocations.

    We talked to Omar about the strategies he followed for his accelerated growth, what to look for when investing in a market, the Atlanta market and his take on coaching.

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    [00:01 – 04:08] Opening Segment 
    Omar talks about his background. He talks about what he did before moving to the US. He talks about a major tax problem he had and how he overcame it. [04:08 – 13:48] Atlanta Market
    Omar breaks down what real estate means. The importance of giving time to build your own business. He talks about the Georgia Market. Why he chose to invest in Atlanta. Why you should look at the long term trajectory when investing in a market. The things that make the Atlanta market great. [13:48 – 25:07] Lessons Learned 
    What Omar has learned from his first deal to now. Omar explains why some people call his ideas controversial. Omar’s take on coaching. He talks about how he keeps accelerating his growth. Why you should put in the reps to get better deals. The importance of having the right fundamentals to start. Omar talks about his values. Announcement: Download Our Sample Deal and Join Our Mailing List


     [25:07 – 31:07] Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure:
    Getting rejected by multiple girls.
     
    Digital Resource:
    Google
     
    Most Recommended Book:
    Who Not How
     
    Daily Habit:
    Sticking to his calendar.
     
    #1 Insight for Investing:
    Stop looking at the deal and start analyzing the quality and the character of the person, whoever you are investing with.
     
    Best Place to Grab a Bite in Dallas: 
    Texas Barbeque
     
    Contact Omar:
    To connect with Omar go to his website.


    Tweetable Quotes:
    “To me, real estate has always been a means to an end but not the end.”   - Omar Khan
    “Take care of the downside and the upside will take care of itself.” - Omar Khan
     
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    • 31 min
    How to Raise $100 Million with Dan Handford, Ep. 401

    How to Raise $100 Million with Dan Handford, Ep. 401

    Dan is one of the managing partners with PassiveInvesting.com which is a national passive real estate investment firm based in the Carolinas. He has led his real estate syndication company to acquire 4,200+ units with a portfolio valued at over $1 Billion with just over 1,750 investors active in those assets.
    Dan and his wife are also passive investors in 57 different passive real estate syndications located in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, and Idaho with 17 different operators.
    Dan is also the founder of the Multifamily Investor Nation (#MFIN) where he provides free multifamily education to a nationwide group of over 40,000 members. 
    We talked to Dan about the strategies he followed for the massive growth of his company, why delegating matters, and his upcoming in-person event MFINCON.
     
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    [00:01 – 04:46] Opening Segment 
    Dan talks about his background. He talks about how they have been able to grow tapping into different asset classes. Why you should go after the people who have a great track record. [04:46 – 14:14] The Magic of Raising Capital
    Dan breaks down how they have been able to grow massively since 2018. How they raised 4 mill in 2018 and got to the point where they raised 196 mill in 2021. How hiring the right person for investor relations helped him. The importance of figuring out what the best use of your time is. How having a direct phone call with your investors can help. [14:14 – 34:37] MFINCON
    He talks about why they built multifamilyinvestornation.com How they grow their investor list. He talks about the various things they do to connect with investors. Dan describes his ideal investor. He talks about the MFINCON that he will be hosting in person in Charlotte. He talks about some of the celebrities who will join MFINCON as speakers such as Shaquille O’Neal, Barbara Corcoran, and Jocko Willink.
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     [34:37 – 43:15] Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure:
    His first clinic failing after opening a second clinic.
     
    Digital Resource:
    Microsoft Teams
     
    Most Recommended Book:
    Influence
     
    Daily Habit:
    Spend time with his wife every morning.
     
    #1 Insight for Investing
    You’ve got to understand what you are looking for.
     
    Best Place to Grab a Bite in South Carolina: 
    Izakaya
     
    Contact Dan:
    Click here to register for the MFINCON. To connect with Dan go to linkwithdan.com, passiveinvesting.com, or multifamilyinvestornation.com.
     
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “You want to diversify into different asset classes.”   - Dan Handford
     
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    • 43 min
    From Flipping to Multifamily with Tom Shallcross, Ep. 400

    From Flipping to Multifamily with Tom Shallcross, Ep. 400

    Tom Shallcross is a born and raised Chicagoan specializing on the North and Northwest side of Chicago. Tom is director of Acquisitions and Operations at Drexel Properties, which owns and operates over 500 units on Chicago's Northside, a licensed realtor with Second City Real Estate, and an avid investor/flipper himself. Tom is also the co-host of the Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast and an active father of four. 
     
    We talked to Tom about his flipping strategies, and how he uses them to grow his multifamily portfolio, the importance of relationships, and his podcast “Straight Up Chicago Investor”.
     
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    [00:01 – 03:33] Opening Segment 
    Tom talks about his background. How he got into house hacking accidentally; And how he moved forward to private lending [03:33 – 11:12] Flipping to Grow
    He talks about why he chose the private lending space. Some of the six-figure flipping projects they worked on. He breaks down their flipping strategy. How Tom is using flipping to grow his multifamily portfolio. Some of the unique strategies Tom uses to find leads. The importance of relationships. How he chose his partner. [11:12 – 28:13] Building Relationships and Credibility 
    What to look for when acquiring. The importance of having credibility. Some of the lessons learned from buying a larger property. Tom talks about the value he found in his podcast. Some of the ways that Tom helps investors. How one deal can snowball into many.
     [28:13 – 33:38] Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure:
    Doing cold calls when he was in college.
     
    Digital Resource:
    AppFolio
     
    Most Recommended Book:
    Think and Grow Rich
     
    Daily Habit:
    Getting up early.
     
    #1 Insight for Investing
    You’ve got to understand what you are looking for.
     
    Best Place to Grab a Bite in Chicago: 
    The Gale Street Inn
     
    Contact Tom:
    Click here to get to check out his podcast “Straight Up Chicago Investor”.
     
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “If you want to vouch for it with your mouth, you need to really be able to see it with your eyes.”   - Tom Shallcross
     
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    • 33 min
    Loans for Commercial Real Estate with Terry Painter, Ep. 399

    Loans for Commercial Real Estate with Terry Painter, Ep. 399

    Terry Painter, is the author of "The Encyclopedia of Commercial Real Estate Advice"  – A Wiley Publication, and a Number 1, New Release on Amazon in 2020. He is also a contributing writer for Forbes.com. Terry is the founder of Apartment Loan Store and Business Loan Store - commercial mortgage banking and advisory firms that have closed over four billion dollars in commercial loans since 1997.
    We talked to Terry about the importance of understanding the submarkets, loans products and his book “The Encyclopedia of Commercial Real Estate Advice”.
     
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    [00:01 – 03:33] Opening Segment 
    Terry talks about his background. He talks about the changes in the market throughout the years. Why have the cap rates compressed over the years? [03:33 – 11:12] Long Shots
    The importance of understanding the submarkets. Why you should focus on the longer opportunities. Terry talks about the equity multiple How can you work out a B class property in an A class neighborhood? John and Terry talk about loans and prepayment penalties. [11:12 – 28:13] All About Loans 
    Terry talks about what loan product is right for your business plan. How credit unions can cut you a sweet loan deal. He talks about why bridge lenders are a good option. Some of the elements other than interest rates when looking at loan products. The impact of inflation in the real estate industry.  He talks about some of the lesser-discussed elements of a loan. Terry talks about his book.  [28:13 – 33:38] Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure:
    A small apartment complex he bought with his mother.
     
    Digital Resource:
    TEDx Lessons
     
    Most Recommended Book:
    Four Thousand Weeks
     
    Daily Habit:
    Focusing on the highest paying off activities first.
     
    #1 Insight for Investing
    Educate yourself and network.
     
    Best Place to Grab a Bite in the Dominican Republic: 
    The North
     
    Contact Terry:
    You can reach out to Terry by email  or on his website to learn more. Click here to get his book.
     
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “If you want to vouch for it with your mouth, you need to really be able to see it with your eyes.”   - Terry Painter
    “The price is just not as important as your business plan and your knowledge of the submarket” - Terry Painter
    “Do not fall in love at the first sight. Really get to know that property.” - Terry Painter
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    • 33 min
    From Losing $1.5 Million to Building a $220 Million Portfolio with Stas Grinberg, Ep. 398

    From Losing $1.5 Million to Building a $220 Million Portfolio with Stas Grinberg, Ep. 398

    As co-founder and managing principal of Vision & Beyond, Stas Grinberg leads with the intent of achieving success for both the company's investor-partners and the communities where Vision & Beyond operates.

    Prior to founding Vision & Beyond, he most recently worked for two Israeli investment firms that targeted and financed new construction opportunities in Birmingham, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, and Los Angeles, California. Stas and co-founder Peter Gizunterman have grown Vision & Beyond into a company with more than 2500 multifamily units and assets of $220 million in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
    Stas' personal business motto is to be bold and original.

    We spoke to Stas about the reasons why he started investing in the US market, how to deal with contractors, and what makes the Houston market great.


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    [00:01 – 07:19] Opening Segment 
    Stas talks about his background. He explains why he decided to invest in the US. How he and his partners managed to invest from a distance. How they decided that they needed to be in the US to be more effective with their investments. [07:19 – 14:43] Why He Moved to the US to Manage Investments
    Stas gets into more detail about the reasons he decided to invest in the US Market. What makes the US market so special. How he decided in which market to invest in the US. He talks about how they managed their growth and where they are today. [14:43 – 34:52] Dealing with Contractors
    He talks about losing $1.5 million in renovations and the hardships of managing contractors. Stas explains the ways to work with contractors in an efficient way. The importance of understanding the scope of work. The importance of having sub-contractors. He talks about the Houston market and what makes it great.

     [34:52 – 41:04] Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure:
    His last long-distance investment.
     
    Digital Resource:
    CoStar
     
    Most Recommended Book:
    The Fountainhead
     
    Daily Habit:
    Working out
     
    Best Place to Grab a Bite in Cincinnati: 
    Zula Bistro
     
    Contact Stas:
    You can reach out to Stas on his website to learn more.
     
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “If you want to vouch for it with your mouth, you need to really be able to see it with your eyes.”   - Stas Grinberg
    “My investors are not going to pay for my professional mistakes” - Stas Grinberg
    “Figure out a way to figure out what you are passionate about.” - Stas Grinberg
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    • 41 min
    Olympian, Retired at 23, Real Estate Entrepreneur with Sunitha Rao, Ep. 397

    Olympian, Retired at 23, Real Estate Entrepreneur with Sunitha Rao, Ep. 397

    At the age of 23, she retired from nearly a decade of playing tennis professionally and competing on the world's largest stages - including the 2008 Beijing Olympics -  with a sixth-grade education, quite literally no money, and very little knowledge of how the world worked outside of her sport.  

    Fast forward a little more than a decade, she has earned a bachelor's in business and finance and an MBA from Villanova University, has no student debt, a successful finance career, and a budding real estate business with eight doors in her portfolio.  Her goal is to achieve financial freedom while also having a positive impact on others lives through investing in real estate by purchasing distressed properties and repairing them to provide safer, cleaner, higher quality living environments for her tenants and guests.

    We spoke to Sunitha about her career as a professional athlete, her retirement at the age of 23, and her transformation into being a real estate investor and a part of the “Afford Anything Podcast”.


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    [00:01 – 04:06] Opening Segment 
    Sunitha talks about her background. She talks about what led her into investing in real estate. She talks about how she is a part of the “Afford Anything Podcast” [04:06 – 18:08] A Very Young Professional
    She talks about being a professional athlete at a very young age. Sunitha talks about her experience and what it’s like to be in the Olympics. How Sunitha felt when she retired at the age of 23. She talks about some humbling experiences she had after retirement. How she overcame hurdles after her retirement. [18:08 – 26:53] Wind of Change
    How Sunitha got into real estate investing. Why she left corporate. She talks about some of her investing strategies. Why she moved to Indianapolis from Boston. Sunitha talks about how she became a part of the team in the “Afford Anything Podcast”  [26:53 – 33:35] Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure:
    The second property that she bought.
     
    Digital Resource:
    Bigger Pockets
     
    Most Recommended Book:
    Tribe of Mentors
     
    Daily Habit:
    Meditation
     
    #1 Insight for Investing
    Educate yourself and network.
     
    Best Place to Grab a Bite in Indianapolis: 
    BlueBeard
     
    Contact Sunitha:
    You can reach out to Suni on her Instagram or you can go to her website to learn more. Click here to listen to the “Afford Anything Podcast”.
     
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “I can dream and I can make that dream a reality.”  - Sunitha Rao
    Thank you for joining us for another great episode! If you're enjoying the show, please LEAVE A RATING OR REVIEW,  and be sure to hit that subscribe button so you do not miss an episode.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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226 Ratings

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John is a great host

Not only are the guests on this podcast interesting, but John is an especially great interviewer. He gets past surface level conversations and really gets to the meat of his guests' stories. It makes for not only a fascinating listen, but a very informative one as well. High recommend!

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John’s podcast delivers as promised! It provides insightful information from guests that have experience in the multifamily investing space.

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I’ve had the pleasure of being interviewed on John’s show long after I became a listener. John does an excellent job of digging into the details of his guests specific skill set to glean concepts and strategies that help his listeners. It was a pleasure to be a guest and will continue to be an avid listener.

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