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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.

    From Skepticism to Syndications with Igor Shaltanov, Ep. 626

    From Skepticism to Syndications with Igor Shaltanov, Ep. 626

    Igor Shaltanov, founder and managing partner of Avista Fund, is a former professional athlete who transitioned into successful entrepreneurship and real estate investment. Guided by discipline and a relentless drive for excellence, Igor has founded and managed thriving companies in Southern California. 
    In 2015, he ventured into real estate, establishing Avista Fund in 2020. This privately held firm focuses on raising capital from investors and investing in income-generating, value-add multifamily properties. Currently, Avista Fund serves as a limited partner in 20 real estate deals, encompassing over 3,200 multifamily units valued at over $500 million. Igor's values-driven approach prioritizes conservative underwriting and meticulous due diligence, empowering investors and positively impacting communities.
     
    In this episode, we talked to Igor about his real estate journey, his current stance on the syndication model and how his perspective changed over time, his current business and his e-book, and much more.
     
    Announcement: Learn about our Apartment Investing Mastermind here.
     
    Syndication Investment;
     
    02:22 Igor's background;
    11:32 His journey in real estate investing;
    25:47 The perspective change on the syndication model;
    29:48 About his e-book;
    31:33 Round of insights
     
     
     
    Announcement: Download our Sample Deal package here.
     
    Round of Insights
     
    Apparent Failure: As some deals & projects may go wrong, Igor learned to stay focused and stick to the plan.
    Most Recommended Book: Think and Grow Rich.
    Digital Resource: CoStar & Slack.
     
    Daily Habit: Working out & journaling.
    #1 Insight for investing in syndications: Forming the right team with the right people.
    Best place to grab a bite in Los Angeles, CA: Palmeri.
     
    Contact Igor:
    Website: https://avistafund.com/
    E-book: https://winrealestategame.com/
     
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    • 36 min
    How to Live Off Short Term Rentals with Kirby Atwell, Ep. 625

    How to Live Off Short Term Rentals with Kirby Atwell, Ep. 625

    After growing up in the south suburbs of Chicago, Kirby Atwell served 11 years on active duty in the U.S. military, first attending the United States Military Academy at West Point and then traveling the world as an officer in the Army. In 2011, he left the service and earned his MBA with a focus on real estate finance. While attending graduate school, he started his first real estate investment company, rehabbing over 100 properties either to flip or keep as rentals in the Chicago area.
    Kirby, primarily focuses on investing in high-cash-flowing vacation rental properties. He owns a portfolio of vacation rentals in northern Indiana, where he lives on a 45-acre farm with his wife and young kids. He also helps others who work a full-time job to buy and set up their first high-cash-flowing vacation rental through his signature program called Your First Vacation Rental Investment Blueprint. Ten percent of all profits that he earns are donated to support veterans in need.
    Kirby is the host of the Living Off Rentals podcast and YouTube channel, where he and other subject matter experts help equip listeners to achieve financial freedom through rental property investing.
     
    In this episode, we talked to Kirby about his background and the differences between partnerships and joint ventures. He explains how he got started in short term rentals and the strategies he used to scale his business. Kirby also offers tips on managing short term rentals effectively. He describes how he helps others navigate the complexities of short term rentals and outlines his buying criteria in Michigan. Additionally, Kirby talks about his podcast, "Living Off Rentals".
     
    Announcement: Learn more about the apartment investing mastermind here.
     
     Insights into Short Term Rentals
    02:33 Kirby talks about his background;
    02:55 Partnership VS. Joint venture;
    05:05 How he got into short term rentals;
    08:29 Scaling in short term rentals;
    10:53 Managing short term rentals;
    15:08 How Kirby helps people with ins and outs of short term rentals;
    18:28 Kirby’s buying criterias in Michigan;
    23:54 Kirby talks about his podcast  “Living Off Rentals”;
    26:28 Round of insights;
     
    Announcement: Download our Sample Deal Package here.
     
    Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure: Being naive with contractors in the beginning.
    Digital Resource: Turno
    Most Recommended Book: Effortless and Profit First for Real Estate Investing
    Daily Habit: Fitness
    #1 Insight for scaling a short term rental business: Get really clear on the outcome and make sure that the properties you are purchasing are the absolute best to achieve that clear outcome.
    Best place to grab a bite in Valparaiso, Indiana: Stacks
     
    Contact Kirby:
    Visit www.livingoffrentals.com, www.dunedwellings.com, or www.greenvethomes.com for more info.
     
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    • 33 min
    Staying Resilient After 9 Deals Fell Through with Lindsay Sharma, Ep. 624

    Staying Resilient After 9 Deals Fell Through with Lindsay Sharma, Ep. 624

    Lindsay Sharma is the founder of Lindsay Sharma Property Buyers. Before starting this company, she worked for a real estate investor, where she gained valuable experience. Lindsay has been actively involved in the Little Rock, Arkansas area with real estate investing. Her mission is to provide quality housing for quality tenants while ensuring an above-average return on investment (R.O.I) for investor partners and the company itself. She believes this approach creates a win-win-win situation for all parties involved. The most important aspect of her business is building relationships, which means getting to know one another. She also donates 5% of her profits to support Women and Children First.
    In this episode, we chat with Lindsay about her journey from a graphic artist to real estate investor, why she made the switch, and her first big investment opportunity. She opens up about handling nine deals that fell through, her current projects, balancing day-to-day tasks while scaling, running a side business, managing her team, and her passion for supporting a cause.
     
    Announcement: Learn more about the apartment investing mastermind here.
     
    Graphic Artist to Real Estate Investor;
    01:41 Lindsay talks about her background;
    02:55 Graphic artist to real estate investor;
    06:58 Why she stepped down from her business to get into real estate;
    09:44 Lindsay talks about her first investment opportunity;
    13:16 Nine deals that fell out of contract and how Lindsay took it;
    15:04 Lindsay’s focus today;
    17:10 Balancing the day to day and scaling;
    18:36 A side business in conjunction with real estate investing;
    20:46 Managing your team;
    22:14 Supporting a cause;
    24:28 Round of insights;
     
    Announcement: Download our Sample Deal Package here.
     
    Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure: Scaling her business too fast from the beginning.
    Digital Resource: Audible
    Most Recommended Book: We Should All Be Millionaires
    Daily Habit: Meditation
    #1 Insight for transitioning into real estate and building a portfolio: Start surrounding yourself with people who are already doing it.
    Best place to grab a bite in Little Rock, Arkansas: The Fold
     
    Contact Lindsay:
    Website: https://lindsaysharmaproperties.com
     
    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.

    • 28 min
    From Maxing Out Credit Cards to Owning 300 Units with Steven Andrews, Ep. 623

    From Maxing Out Credit Cards to Owning 300 Units with Steven Andrews, Ep. 623

    Steven Andrews is a real estate investor, business coach, and author with nearly a decade’s experience working in the real estate rental market. He founded SOARX Consulting in 2023 to empower individuals to turn their real estate dreams into reality.
    Within nine years, Steven went from buying properties to supplement his income to pursuing real estate full-time. Today, he owns and manages hundreds of properties through his virtual property management company, Realty Management Group.
    Remembering how hard it was to overcome his own doubts and insecurities at the beginning of his investment career, Steven is now on a mission to empower others to achieve their own goals in real estate. 
    In addition to writing his new book, The New American Dream: A Simple Roadmap to Purchasing Investment Properties, Steven established SOARX Consulting, where he provides an eleven-week course outlining the same process he used to create his rental property company. 
    In this episode, we explored Steven's journey from limited resources to owning 300 units, the influence of his entrepreneurial parents, his initial challenges in real estate, the role of mentorship, the complexities of property management and scaling, and insights from his book on investment properties.
     
    Announcement: Learn more about the apartment investing mastermind here.
     
    Becoming a Student of Real Estate;
    01:46 Little money - 0 to 300 units in 10 years;
    05:16 Having entrepreneur parents growing up;
    07:53 Overcoming doubts with your first property;
    13:33 Becoming a student of real estate (Mentorship);
    15:44The dynamics of scaling, owning and managing;
    23:28 “The New American Dream: A Simple Roadmap to Purchasing Investment Properties”
    28:02 Round of insights;
     
    Announcement: Download our Sample Deal Package here.
     
    Round of Insights
    Apparent Failure: Making mistakes with the maintenance team and losing money in his first deal.
    Digital Resource: RentReady
    Most Recommended Book: Building Wealth
    Daily Habit: Be organised.
    #1 Insight for scaling a real estate portfolio: Doing it as conservative as  you can.
    Best place to grab a bite in Elon, North Carolina: The Cutting Board
     
    Contact Steven:
    Website: https://www.soarxconsulting.com/
    You can find Steven’s book “The New American Dream: A Simple Roadmap to Purchasing Investment Properties” here.
     
    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.

    • 35 min
    $60,000 in Monthly Cashflow from Just 26 Units with Barbara Isabel, Ep. 622

    $60,000 in Monthly Cashflow from Just 26 Units with Barbara Isabel, Ep. 622

    Barbara Isabel, raised in Spain by a family of developers, was destined for a career in real estate. Growing up, she shadowed her father as he built luxurious condominiums and single-family homes worldwide. Barbara graduated from ICADE's prestigious School of Law, passed the bar, and later earned a Master's in Dispute Resolution and Advanced Negotiation from Pepperdine. Now with The Agency Beverly Hills, she focuses on residential properties, known for her personable, honest, and confident demeanor. Highly skilled in negotiating, Barbara always prioritizes her clients' interests, embodying her belief: "Let me help you."
     
    In this episode, we talked to Isabel about the Los Angeles real estate market, her audience, common mistakes, networking, tips for new investors in the LA market, finding the right management for assets, and much more.
     
    Announcement: Learn about our Apartment Investing Mastermind here.
     
    Investment in LA;
     
    01:53 Barbara's background;
    03:24 An insight into the Los Angeles real estate market;
    08:50 Barbara's investment audience;
    10:46 Common mistakes made regarding development in Los Angeles;
    13:18 The importance of networking;
    15:06 Real estate development meeting multifamily investment;
    17:26 Tips on the Los Angeles market for new investors;
    27:32 Her approach on finding the right management;
    29:29 Round of insights
     
     
     
    Announcement: Download our Sample Deal package here.
     
    Round of Insights
     
    Apparent Failure: Learning to work hard with the way she’s raised.
    Digital Resource: Redfin.
    Daily Habit: Working out.
    #1 Insight for investing in Los Angeles: Surrounding yourself with the right people.
    Best place to grab a bite in Los Angeles, CA: Steak 48.
     
    Contact Barbara:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barbaraisabelre 
     
    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
    How to Land Big Investors with Frank Hanna, Ep. 621

    How to Land Big Investors with Frank Hanna, Ep. 621

    Frank B. Hanna, Jr., ChFC®, Private Wealth Advisor has a passion for helping individuals build wealth. After running successful family establishments in the restaurant / hospitality industry, he made a bold transition into finance, driven by a desire for fulfillment and a recognized gap in the industry.
    With his unique perspective as an entrepreneur, Frank brings captivating storytelling and expertise in real estate development, tax management, and private investment. His insights on 1031 exchanges and Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) offer a fresh perspective for sophisticated real estate investors seeking to navigate these lesser-known concepts. As the founder of Revolution Xchange, Frank leads a team that provides comprehensive analysis, tailored programs, and turnkey solutions for tax-free exchanges. Their vast inventory of preferred listings, corporate partnerships, and experienced financial management team offer real estate investors unparalleled convenience and efficiency.
    From estate planning to business succession and wealth management, Frank's captivating presence, deep industry knowledge, and commitment to improving clients' financial well-being make him an engaging podcast guest who leaves a lasting impact.
     
    In this episode, we talked to Frank about his business, strategies to maximize wealth, his profound advice on minimizing tax liability, especially for entrepreneurs, investing in real estate in general, “whale hunting” as a marketing method and how to apply it, and much more.
     
    Announcement: Learn about our Apartment Investing Mastermind here.
     
    Wealth Planning;
     
    02:22 Frank's background;
    10:41 Strategies to maximize wealth;
    12:32 Advice on minimizing tax liability;
    17:22 An insight into investing in real estate;
    22:09 "Whale hunting" and how to do it;
    25:48 Round of insights
     
     
     
    Announcement: Download our Sample Deal package here.
     
    Round of Insights
     
    Apparent Failure: Not acting on an opportunity at the right time.
    Digital Resource: Any kind of reverse white pages database that one can find.
    Most Recommended Book: Any book from Grant Cardone.
    Daily Habit: Taking notes of the daily goals, and what you’re grateful for to keep the energy up.
    #1 Insight for wealth planning: Without thinking of the size, start investing today if you haven’t done so.
    Best place to grab a bite in Philadelphia, PA: Jim’s South St. & Angelo’s Pizzeria
     
    Contact Frank:
    Website: https://revxwealth.com
     
    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.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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261 Ratings

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Multifamily investing

Multifamily Insights podcast is the best podcast for multi family,
John does a great job interviewing and asks all the right questions. His success shines through and lights the way for other investors thanks again John PS over 600 episodes bravo.

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Fantastic Podcast

John provides genuine value about investing in multifamily and the less talked about but more important aspects of the business… the mindset and business. Fantastic host!

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I love this podcast!!

I really enjoy listening to this podcast while I’m on the go. I learn a lot about multi-family investing and John is a great host!!

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