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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.

    How to Invest in ANY Commercial Property with Ash Patel, Ep. 366

    How to Invest in ANY Commercial Property with Ash Patel, Ep. 366

    Ash Patel has been a full-time Commercial Real Estate Investor for over 10 years.  He is a value add investor and has purchased retail, warehouse, office, industrial, land, mixed-use, medical and restaurants.  From vacant buildings to net lease properties, the consistent theme is extraordinarily high returns.  He is a hands-on property manager and has never used a property management company.  His first purchase 10 years ago was a $200k mixed-use building and this year he will be purchasing over $10m of CRE.
     
    Let’s dive in to learn more about commercial real estate and mixed use.
     
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    [00:01 – 03:21] Opening Segment 
    Ash talks about his background. He talks about some of the companies he built in the past. Why he choose commercial real estate [03:21 – 13:04] Non-residential Commercial Real Estate
    Why commercial real estate stood out from all the other ventures. Ash talks about what makes the commercial tenants better.  Non-residential commercial tenants vs. Residential tenants The downsides of commercial real estate The importance of understanding the value add component of commercial real estate. What to look for when going over the leases in the commercial space. Why you need to evaluate leases on a case-by-case basis. [13:04 – 29:21] Mixed-Use and Other Spaces
    What holds some investors back from investing in mixed-use. Ash talks about some shortcuts when you are looking to invest in mixed-use. He talks about what to look for in some of the other spaces he has been investing in such as industrial real estate, medical real estate, retail, etc. Ash talks about why office buildings will come to suburban areas. The types of office buildings you should invest in. Passive vs. Active investing in commercial real estate. Ash talks about some ways to find good commercial deals.  
    [29:21 – 33:27] Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure:
    Buying a dozen buildings at auction in a drug driven town.
     
    Digital Resource:
    His executive assistant.
     
    Most Recommended Book:
    Who Not How
     
    Daily Habit: 
    Shooting from the hip
     
    Number One Insight for Investing
    Go bigger faster.
     
    Best Place to Grab a Bite in Cincinnati:
    Tony’s Steakhouse
     
    Contact Ash:
    You can find Ash on Linkedin, Facebook, Bigger Pockets or via email.
     
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “With mixed-use, apartment guys don’t want them because they don’t want the commercial part of it. The commercial guys don’t want them because they don’t want to deal with apartments. So they often fall through the cracks.” - Ash Patel
    “In mixed-use there is no exit that involves you not winning.” - Ash Patel
     
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    • 33 min
    What They Forgot to Teach You in School with Johnny Lynum Ep. 365

    What They Forgot to Teach You in School with Johnny Lynum Ep. 365

    Johnny Lynum is an active duty Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. He is a seasoned real estate investor, entrepreneur, and coach. Johnny started his real estate investing career in 2006 and actively buying and renovating homes in 2015. Since then, he has purchased and sold dozens of single-family properties and one apartment across four different markets. Currently, he has a real estate portfolio valued at over $4.7M. 
    Johnny’s first book, “Millionaire Real Estate Success Strategies: What They Forgot To Teach You In School'' was just recently published.
     
    Let’s dive in to learn more about Johnny’s journey as a real estate investor, how to get started, and keys to build a strong portfolio.
     
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    [00:01 – 03:57] Opening Segment 
    Johnny talks about his book. He talks about his background.  Lessons learned along the way. [03:57 – 08:57] Everyone Should Be An Investor
    Some of the lessons that Johnny learned were not taught in school. Why you need to have financial literacy to be successful.  Why Johnny believes that everyone should be an investor. Johnny talks about how he grew his small portfolio. What attracted Johnny to multifamily [08:57 – 22:36] How to Get Started and Ways to Invest 
    Johnny talks about who can benefit from his book. He breaks down what he talks about in his book and his approach when writing it. He talks about a deal that didn’t work out as he thought it would. The ways to get started in real estate. Johnny talks about the loan products that you can leverage from.  The importance of having systems and processes set to be able to work on your business. How long it took Johnny to build his team and get his processes going. How Johnny helps others by coaching them.  
    [22:36 – 27:16] Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure:
    A deal that didn’t work out as he imagined.
     
    Digital Resource:
    Canva
     
    Most Recommended Book:
    Rich Dad Poor Dad
     
    Daily Habit: 
    His morning ritual.
     
    #1 Insight for Real Estate Investing:
    Take action.
     
    Best Place to Grab a Bite in Virginia: 
    Eddie Merlot's
     
    Contact Johnny:
    To learn more about Johnny and his coaching go to his website. You can also reach him out via Linkedin. Don’t forget to check out his book “Millionaire Real Estate Success Strategies: What They Forgot to Teach You in School”
     
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “We consume so much content but at the end of the day you’ve got to take action.” - Johnny Lynum
     
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    • 27 min
    How to Crush Your 2022 Goals with Harlan Hammack, Ep. 364

    How to Crush Your 2022 Goals with Harlan Hammack, Ep. 364

    Harlan Hammack is an award-winning speaker, author, trainer, and business coach. For the past 5 years, Harlan has focused on Business and Leadership Coaching for executives, entrepreneurs, and small business professionals; helping good managers to become GREAT leaders. His programs help leaders develop “managerial courage” to have the difficult and sometimes dangerous conversations with employees that help transform their businesses and build world-class teams that ensure productivity and profitability.
     
    Let’s dive in to learn more about leadership and goal setting.
     
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    [00:01 – 05:03] Opening Segment 
    Harlan talks about his background. How he moved from the consulting space to coaching. Why he decided to be a business coach. [05:03 – 11:04] Delegation
    Harlan talks about how he helps entrepreneurs. He talks about the limiting beliefs that entrepreneurs have and how to overcome them. The importance of delegating work. What you should do to find the talent to delegate work to. The importance of focusing on employee engagement. Why having an apprentice means having a good employee.  [11:04 – 26:18] Harlan’s Framework for Goal Setting
    Harlan talks about his podcast “The Courage to Lead” and the idea behind it. Goal setting and being productive. Why it’s so important to move towards something rather than moving away when setting goals. Harlan talks about his RSSCO framework and what it stands for. Why you should have multiple strategies when setting goals. The importance of being specific when setting goals. Harlan talks about some of the unintended outcomes that entrepreneurs encounter.  
    [26:18 – 31:46] Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure:
    Declaring bankruptcy.
     
    Digital Resource:
    Acuity Scheduling.
     
    Most Recommended Book:
    Entrepreneurial Operating System
     
    Daily Habit: 
    Journaling
     
    #1 Insight for Leadership:
    You can’t quit. You’ve got to plough through.
     
    Best Place to Grab a Bite in Atlanta:
    Palmers
     
    Contact Harlan:
    To reach out to Harlan and learn more about his coaching services go to www.ib4e-coaching.com and don’t forget to check out his podcast “The Courage to Lead”.
     
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “To motivate an employee you can threaten them - that may get them to move right then but it’s not going to keep them motivated.” - Harlan Hammack
    “As a manager, as a leader, take that time to talk to your employees and engage with them.” - Harlan Hammack
    “All businesses need to set up their core values and make sure that their employees are trained up.” - Harlan Hammack
     
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    • 31 min
    Why New Construction Has Become Less Risky with Shannon Robnett, Ep. 363

    Why New Construction Has Become Less Risky with Shannon Robnett, Ep. 363

    Shannon has been in the real estate industry for over 40 years. He has been involved in over $250MM in construction projects covering the gamut from multi-family, office buildings, fire and police stations, schools, industrial, and self-storage.
    As a developer with over 25 years of personal and hands-on development and construction experience, Shannon is dedicated to delivering numerous passive income streams to their syndicate partners. Along with his knowledgeable and dedicated team, Shannon Robnett Industries (SRI) creates a second-to-none investor experience.
    Shannon shares why he breaks his deals into two parts to focus on both appreciation and cashflow for investors. Let’s dive in to learn more about ground up development and construction.
     
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    [00:01 – 04:45] Opening Segment 
    Shannon talks about his background. How he developed a very successful construction and development company. Why he preferred real estate investing instead of going to college. How he got involved in commercial real estate. [04:45– 14:53] The Builder, The Developer, and The Investor
    Shannon talks about the structure of his ground-up development business. Builder vs. Developer Shannon’s process for identifying what elements need to be in a specific property. The importance of increasing the quality of service at your apartments. The downsides of being a syndicator. [14:53 – 25:51] The Value in Construction
    The importance of surrounding yourself with experienced people. The reasons why there is more and more value in construction. The reasons they break their developments into two deals. Ways to attract residents to new construction buildings. Shannon talks about the amenities that he focuses on.  
    [25:51 – 32:36] Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure:
    Buying costly stainless steel appliances.
     
    Digital Resource:
    Zoom
     
    Most Recommended Book:
    Never Split the Difference
     
    Daily Habit: 
    Being thankful
     
    Best Place to Grab a Bite in Puerto Rico:
    Franco’s
     
    #1 Insight for Real Estate Investing:
    A little place on the beach.
     
     
    Contact Shannon:
    To learn more go to shannonrobnett.com.
     
     
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “When you come with an attitude of  ‘I don’t know everything’. There are a lot of people who will prudently tell you how to do it best.” - Shannon Robnett
     
    “As you learn to do it again, again and again - it becomes very easy” - Shannon Robnett
     
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    • 32 min
    Lessons from Being an Active and Passive Investor with Mark Cira, Ep. 362

    Lessons from Being an Active and Passive Investor with Mark Cira, Ep. 362

    Mark Cira is the co-founder of Cira Capital Group, a firm focused on curating diverse private real estate investments. As the CFO of a consulting firm and a registered CPA, Mark understands the difficulties that busy professionals face when seeking quality real estate operators and investment opportunities.
     
    Let’s dive in to learn more about passive investing and the important role the operators play in it.
     
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    [00:01 – 06:07] Opening Segment 
    Mark talks about his background. He talks about how he got started with real estate investing with his spouse. Why they leaned into passive investing. [06:07– 14:11] Long Term Vision
    The importance of understanding what the goals are when starting out. Why you should have a long-term vision. Why Mark switched to the passive side from being an active investor. The amount of work required to be an active investor. The downsides of being a syndicator. [14:11 – 25:34] Active to Passive Investing
    Top things to know about passive investing. Why the sponsor is very important in passive investing. Why you should calculate the risks when underwriting a deal. The importance of finding sponsors that you want to be partnered up with over an extended period of time. Why it’s less about the underwriting and more about the individual. Mark’s number one approach to finding great operators.  
    [25:34 – 29:33] Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure:
    Not investing passively from the get go.
     
    Digital Resource:
    Global Financiers Officers Association
     
    Most Recommended Book:
    Investing in Real Estate Private Equity
     
    Daily Habit: 
    Reading
     
    Best Place to Grab a Bite in Chicago:
    Franco’s
     
    #1 Insight for Multifamily Investing:
    Focus on the long term and diversify.
     
     
    Contact Mark:
    To learn more go to ciracapitalgroup.com and download the free book.
     
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “So as a passive investor it’s all about surviving a downturn in order to thrive in the long term” - Mark Cira
     
    “Focus on the long term and diversify” - Mark Cira
     
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    • 29 min
    How to Get Motivated Seller Leads with Chad Keller, Ep. 361

    How to Get Motivated Seller Leads with Chad Keller, Ep. 361

    Chad Keller is a real estate investor, a Facebook and marketing funnel expert, and the Co-Founder of Motivated Leads, a digital marketing agency that helps real estate investors expand their portfolios quickly by generating quality motivated seller leads.
    Chad has run Facebook marketing for both large and small companies, startups, and fortune 500 companies. In fact, Chad generates 3,000+ leads daily via Facebook across numerous verticals. 
     
    Let’s dive in to learn more about lead generation and ads.
     
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    [00:01 – 05:47] Opening Segment 
    Chad talks about his background. What he is doing for real estate investors He talks about what they call “Inbound Leads”. Why qualifying a lead first is so important. [05:47– 14:11] Lead Generation
    Chad walks us through his process of coming across a lead to having a conversation with them step by step. Why using digital ad platforms such as Facebook and Google are important to find leads. Chad talks about why they reach out to the prospects as soon as they can. The ways they choose to reach out to prospects.  
    [14:11 – 28:07] Ads and How to Approach Them
    Facebook Ads 101. Why you need to be very direct in your ads. The importance of following up with prospects with automations if you are a one-man show. The ideal client for Chad The biggest mistake people make when they are trying to implement a lead generation approach. Chad talks about the future opportunities moving forward with the Metaverse and the elimination of cookies.  
    [28:07 – 30:48] Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure:
    Going bankrupt at the age of 22
     
    Digital Resource:
    Loom
     
    Most Recommended Book:
    How to Win Friends & Influence People
     
    Daily Habit: 
    Working out.
     
    #1 Insight for Lead Generation
    Focus on quality not quantity.
     
    Best Place to Grab a Bite in Pittsburgh:
    DiAnoia’s
     
    Contact Chad:
    To learn more go to motivated-leads.com. 
     
    Tweetable Quotes:
    “Focus on quality not quantity” - Chad Keller
     
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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214 Ratings

214 Ratings

G4Rules2019 ,

Congratulations on 350+ Episodes!

Great podcast John! This is one of my favorites in the multifamily space. Your questions are unique and you bring out a lot of value from each guest. Thank you!

TrustGreene ,

High-Value Real Estate Insights in Every Episode

Multifamily Insights with John Casmon is my go-to listen every time I am looking to upgrade my investment journey. From John’s questioning to the quality of the guests, this podcast is a must-listen every episode. After months listening and learning, it was my honor to be a guest on Ep. 356. I can’t stress enough how this podcast cares about you as an investor and can take you to the next level by allowing you to just be a fly on the wall with John and his guests.

Brandon Wynn ,

It was great chatting with John!

John is a knowledgeable, charasmatic host that strives to bring TOP VALUE to his listeners.

If you want to learn and grow at any stage in life, John’s content is highly recommended!

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