220 episodes

We are building a community of investors who are interested in acquiring real assets that produce real cash flow. Our community is focused on networking and education to help people invest passively and think differently. We will be interviewing syndication sponsors, passive investors and others who will share their passive investing journey as they pursue financial freedom.

Passive Investing from Left Field Jim Pfeifer & Left Field Investors

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We are building a community of investors who are interested in acquiring real assets that produce real cash flow. Our community is focused on networking and education to help people invest passively and think differently. We will be interviewing syndication sponsors, passive investors and others who will share their passive investing journey as they pursue financial freedom.

    170: The Art of Multifamily Investments: Predictions and Strategies with Ken McElroy

    170: The Art of Multifamily Investments: Predictions and Strategies with Ken McElroy

    Join us on the latest episode of the "Passive Investing from Left Field" podcast where our host, Jim Pfeifer, sits down with real estate mogul Ken McElroy. Dive deep into the complexities of property management, the effects of economic shifts on real estate, and Ken’s expert strategies for building and maintaining a successful investment portfolio. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just starting out, this episode offers valuable insights into the world of real estate investing.  


    About Ken McElroy 
    Ken McElroy is a seasoned real estate investor, podcast host and the co-founder and CEO of MC Companies (MC), a national multifamily investment company out of Scottsdale, Arizona. MC’s growing portfolio spans 9000 units across Arizona, Texas, and Oklahoma, worth more than $2 billion in real estate assets. MC Companies’ active philanthropy arm, Sharing the Good Life Foundation, supports local and national charities such as Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Autism Speaks Arizona, Hydrocephalus Association, The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and many more.Ken uses his KenMcElroy.com site, YouTube, and podcast platforms to educate and discuss numerous topics connected to real estate, investing, personal finance, budgeting, the entrepreneur mindset and has hosted more than 268 episodes of real estate strategy-related podcasts.He is also the author of the best selling ABCs of Real Estate Investing, ABCs of Advanced Real Estate Investing, ABCs of Property Management, ABCs of Buying Rental Property, his upcoming ABCs of Raising Capital as well as The Sleeping Giant and Return to Orchard Canyon. He is also a contributor to The Real Book of Real Estate by Robert Kiyosaki and Midas Touch by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki. Ken is the founder of The Collective Advisors Mastermind Group and regularly shares his knowledge through live public speaking engagements and personal appearances.Ken is passionate about educating others so that they too can experience financial freedom through real estate investing.
      


    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
    2:08 His background
    04:33 Vertical integration  
    08:05 Questions an LP can ask  
    13:00 Why cut interest rates when inflation is high?
    18:23 How he views inflation?
    29:46 As an LP looking at deals what kind of debt should we be looking for?
    35:05 How to vet a trusted proven operator who is struggling?39:51 How to know when to start investing again?
    43:44 What he learned from the mistakes he made
    47:00 Podcast Recommendations
    47:55 Contact 


     

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    Podcast Recommendations:Joe Rogan: https://open.spotify.com/show/4rOoJ6Egrf8K2IrywzwOMk
    Resources Mentioned:
    Contact the guest:LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenmcelroyofficial/ 
    Tiktok https://www.tiktok.com/@kenmcelroyofficialis_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc 
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kenmcelroyoffici 
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kenmcelroyofficial 
    YouTube   https://www.youtube.com/@KenMcElroy 
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    Left Field Investors:https://www.leftfieldinvestors.com/
    Rust Belt Capitalhttps://rustbeltcapital.com/
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    • 49 min
    169: Unlocking Financial Freedom: Bala Krishnan’s Investment Journey

    169: Unlocking Financial Freedom: Bala Krishnan’s Investment Journey

    Join us as we delve into the fascinating journey of Bala Krishnan, a tech entrepreneur turned real estate investor. Bala shares his insights on creating exponential wealth through his disciplined 10Y investment model. Learn how he transitioned from tech to ground-up build-to-rent real estate investing, achieving financial independence faster than expected. Tune in to understand the power of wealth multiplication over cash flow and why disciplined investing is crucial in today's market!  


    About Bala Krishnan 
    Bala founded the tech start-up – Peel, based in Silicon Valley, California. He raised $96 Million from Top-Tier Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists – Harrison Metal, Redpoint Ventures, Lightspeed Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Alibaba Investments.Peel launched in the Apple App Store and Sold in the Apple Store. Peel software and reference design ships on all major android phones – Samsung, LG, HTC, Lenovo, Motorola, Huawei, Oppo, Sharp and Panasonic.Bala has been investing in Real Estate deals with a focus on ground-up new construction, land development and heavy-lift value-add and repositioning. With extensive experience in land development, entitlement, stabilization and operations, Bala is a full 360 degree developer with real-life first hand experience in all aspects of the deal life cycle. Bala operates in the Real Estate markets of Silicon Valley (CA), Phoenix (AZ) and Dallas / Fort Worth (TX). Bala’s current focus is in building ground-up, Build-toRent Communities and Land Development in the Phoenix MSA market.In 2017, Bala started the “Engineering Entrepreneurship” program at the University of Arizona and designed the course curriculum as a hybrid program developed in collaboration between the Eller School of Business and the University of Arizona Engineering School. This program was further developed and is currently being offered as an elective minor to undergraduate engineering students with courses to choose from for every semester of their study.   


    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
    01:55 His background 
    18:55 What sparked 10y?
    21:55 Has the model worked through the post-COVID economy?
    26:30 3 phrases to 10y 
    31:06 Wealth gain vs cashflow
    37:31 Build to rent
    42:09 Contact Bala42:46 Podcast recommendation


     

    This show is for entertainment purposes only. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. Before making any decisions, consult a professional. This show is copyrighted by Passive Investing from Left Field and Left Field Investors. Written permissions must be granted before syndication or rebroadcasting.    


       
    Resources Mentioned:
    Podcast Recommendation: 
    Dr. Huberman Podcast: https://www.hubermanlab.com/podcast
    Tosh Show:  @toshshow  Joe Rogan: https://www.joerogan.com/
    Contact the guest:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/balavkrishnan 
    Advertising Partners:
    Vyzer:https://vyzer.co/
    Midloch:https://midloch.com/
    Left Field Investors:https://www.leftfieldinvestors.com/
    Rust Belt Capitalhttps://rustbeltcapital.com/
    Tribevest: https://www.tribevest.com/
    Avoiding Rookie Errors as a Left Field Investor: 20 Lessons Learned From 14 Years of Passive Investing in Private Syndications by Steve Suhhttps://www.leftfieldinvestors.com/books/

    • 49 min
    168: The Future of Storage: How Automation is Changing the Game with Cliff Minsley

    168: The Future of Storage: How Automation is Changing the Game with Cliff Minsley

    Join us on the "Passive Investing from Left Field" podcast as we dive deep into the world of real estate with Cliff Minsley, co-founder of Ten Federal. Discover how transitioning from multifamily to self-storage, embracing technology, and innovative strategies have shaped his successful investment approach. Tune in to gain valuable insights on navigating the real estate market and leveraging technology for business growth.  


    About Cliff Minsley 
    Partner & Co-Founder of the 10 Federal Companies, Clifton is responsible for leading corporate strategy, capital raising, finance, technology development, and business development, including the real estate development and construction divisions within 10 Federal. Having been active in real estate for nearly 20 years, Cliff has been directly involved in over $700 million of real estate development and acquisitions within the multi-family and self-storage sectors. More recently, Cliff has taken the lead in raising and deploying capital for 10 Federal's self-storage acquisition funds and multi-family developments, having successfully raised over $225 million in equity to date.In addition to co-founding the 10 Federal Companies, Cliff co-founded DaVinci Lock Self Storage, Inc., which enables self-storage owners to automate functions related to the management of their self-storage assets via several, now patented, proprietary methods and products. Under Clifton’s leadership, that company has grown to a team of 13, landed the 2nd largest operator in the industry for a national roll-out in 2024, and achieved an 18.0% market penetration into the self-storage industry in just over 3 years.Cliff holds a BSBA from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School along with a Minor in Environmental Sciences. Additional credentials include holding Broker-in-Charge real estate licenses in NC, SC, and GA, a NC Unlimited General Contractor license, and a private pilot’s license.    


    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
    01:55 His background
    08:39 Are their other asset classes that are fragmented and unsophisticated?
    10:55 His debt strategies 
    17:04  How debt affects investor returns
    20:17 Automation and technology to boost returns
    28:33 His marketing strategies33:21 How should LPs be analyzing self-storage funds?36:18 Podcast recommendations36:41 Contact Cliff


     

    This show is for entertainment purposes only. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. Before making any decisions, consult a professional. This show is copyrighted by Passive Investing from Left Field and Left Field Investors. Written permissions must be granted before syndication or rebroadcasting.    


       
    Resources Mentioned:
    Podcasts Recommendations: All In Podcast: https://www.allinpodcast.co/
    Resources Mentioned:
    Contact the guest:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clifton-minsley-44ab197
    Advertising Partners:
    Left Field Investors:https://www.leftfieldinvestors.com/
    Rust Belt Capitalhttps://rustbeltcapital.com/
    Tribevest: https://www.tribevest.com/
    Avoiding Rookie Errors as a Left Field Investor: 20 Lessons Learned From 14 Years of Passive Investing in Private Syndications by Steve Suhhttps://www.leftfieldinvestors.com/books/

    • 42 min
    167: Money Myths Busted with a Smile: The Garrett Gunderson Story

    167: Money Myths Busted with a Smile: The Garrett Gunderson Story

    Join us in this insightful episode of "Passive Investing from Left Field" where our host Jim Pfeifer sits down with Garrett Gunderson, an author and financial philosopher, to dismantle the scarcity mindset and explore how adopting an abundance mentality can lead to wealth creation. Dive into discussions on innovative wealth strategies, real estate investments, and the profound impact of thinking beyond traditional financial myths. Don't miss out on this transformative conversation!  


    About Garrett Gunderson 
    Garrett Gunderson is the author of ten books, including multiple Wall Street Journal bestsellers, with Killing Sacred Cows hitting number 1 and making the New York Times Best Sellers list.This book, originally titled “What Would the Rockefellers Do?” has been consistently among the top 5 titles in Amazon’s Wealth Management category since its publication.Garrett is a speaker who uses entertainment to educate and is also a stand-up comedian. Garrett’s comedy special, the American Ream, produced by Emmy-winner Marty Callner, breaks down all the myths about money through an original stand-up show he performs for corporate events.Garrett enjoys time at his cabin, especially one-on-one through “Cash Cabin” immersions with clients where he builds their Family Office, Family Constitution, and teaches them how to create their richest life.You can follow his blog (like it’s 2006) at GarrettGunderson.com/musings or watch videos and interact with him on Instagram @garrettbgunderson   


    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
    01:42 His real estate journey
    05:48 How did he get started as a teenager?
    10:33 Abundance mindset vs. scarcity mindset
    13:30 Why cash flow?
    17:30 Acceleration velocity and building cashflow
    23:01 Cashflow opportunities
    26:10 Finding passive cashflow opportunities30:33 Whole life insurance
    34:02 Stand up comedian 
    36:32 Podcast recommendation
    37:58 Contact Garrett 


     

    This show is for entertainment purposes only. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. Before making any decisions, consult a professional. This show is copyrighted by Passive Investing from Left Field and Left Field Investors. Written permissions must be granted before syndication or rebroadcasting.    


       
    Resources Mentioned:
    Rewatchables: https://www.theringer.com/the-rewatchablesTosh Show:  @toshshow  Joe Rogan: https://www.joerogan.com/
    Contact the guest:Tiktok: garrettgunderson_ Instagram: garrettbgunderson Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/garrettbgunderson YouTube:  garrett.live 
    Advertising Partners:
    Left Field Investors:https://www.leftfieldinvestors.com/
    Rust Belt Capitalhttps://rustbeltcapital.com/
    Tribevest: https://www.tribevest.com/
    Avoiding Rookie Errors as a Left Field Investor: 20 Lessons Learned From 14 Years of Passive Investing in Private Syndications by Steve Suhhttps://www.leftfieldinvestors.com/books/s/

    • 44 min
    Spotlight: Economic Update with J Scott

    Spotlight: Economic Update with J Scott

    Join us on this spotlight episode of the Passive Investing from Left Field podcast, where our guest J Scott, a seasoned real estate investor and author, shares his valuable insights on the current economic climate, the impact of interest rates, and strategies for navigating the volatile commercial real estate market. Whether you're an experienced investor or just starting, this episode is packed with actionable advice to help you make informed decisions.  


    About J Scott 
    Entrepreneur with 30 years experience in the consumer software, electronics, service and real estate industries. Former Director of Product for several Fortune 100 technology companies and current roles of Founder, Partner and Advisor in several businesses/organizations. Multifamily investor with $140M AUM. Early stage angel investor. Author of five investment books, with sales of over 450,000 copies.  


    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
    2:16 2024 Economic Update3:52 Data vs. Sentiment in the Economy5:40 Outlook for LP Investors13:58 Closing comments


     

    This show is for entertainment purposes only. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. Before making any decisions, consult a professional. This show is copyrighted by Passive Investing from Left Field and Left Field Investors. Written permissions must be granted before syndication or rebroadcasting.    


       
    Resources Mentioned:
    Contact the guest:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jscottinvestor/
    Advertising Partners:
    Left Field Investors:https://www.leftfieldinvestors.com/

    • 16 min
    166: Unlocking Financial Freedom Exploring Unique Investment Niches with MC Laubscher

    166: Unlocking Financial Freedom Exploring Unique Investment Niches with MC Laubscher

    Join us on this episode of the Passive Investing from Left Field podcast as we delve deep into the world of alternative wealth strategies with our special guest, MC Laubscher. Discover how to navigate beyond mainstream investments into unique niches like laundromats, fine whiskey, and even strategic metals. Learn from MC's vast experience on managing risk, diversifying portfolios, and generating passive income through innovative avenues. Whether you're an experienced investor or just starting out, this episode will open your eyes to new possibilities for building and securing your financial future. Don't miss out on this insightful journey into alternative investments and strategies that could redefine the way you think about wealth. Subscribe now and step into the world of alternative investing with confidence!  


    About M.C. Laubscher 
    M.C. Laubscher is a husband, father, business owner, investor, podcaster, and author.As one of the leading voices in alternative wealth strategies and alternative asset investing, M.C.’s passion -is helping business owners achieve more freedom and sovereignty and live and leave a legacy for their families.Having figured out how to escape the rat race and matrix by implementing alternative cash flow strategies and replacing his income through cashflow investing in alternative assets, he shares how business owners can do the same.M.C. is the creator & host of the top-rated business and investing podcasts Cashflow Ninja, Cashflow Investing Secrets, and Cashflow Ninja Banking.The Cashflow Ninja podcast has been featured by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 48 podcasts for entrepreneurs and is regularly featured as one of the top 100 business podcasts by Apple Podcasts. It has been downloaded millions of times in over 180 countries.M.C. is a best-selling author and has written The 21 Best Cashflow Niches™, The 21 Most Unique Cashflow Niches™, The 21 Best Cash Growth Niches™ and Get Wealthy for Sure™.M.C. is a member of the Forbes Finance Council and The Million Dollar Round Table, a peer group for the top 1% of financial professionals in the world. He is regularly featured on business and investing podcasts and is a sought-after speaker at business and investing conferences.   


    Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
    2:51 His real estate journey
    10:19 Alternative wealth strategies and assets
    17:06 Wealth map
    24:36 His 3 books
    26:01 Cashflow niches
    30:34 Unique cashflow niches35:25 Cash growth niches40:52 How to get his books?42:44 Can the niches be passive?45:19 Podcast recommendations


     

    This show is for entertainment purposes only. Nothing said on the show should be considered financial advice. Before making any decisions, consult a professional. This show is copyrighted by Passive Investing from Left Field and Left Field Investors. Written permissions must be granted before syndication or rebroadcasting.    


       
    Resources Mentioned:
    Capital hacking: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/capital-hacking/id1453040812
    Resources Mentioned:
    Contact the guest:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mclaubscher/Website: https://accountableequity.com/education/m-c-laubscher/
    Advertising Partners:
    Left Field Investors:https://www.leftfieldinvestors.com/
    Rust Belt Capitalhttps://rustbeltcapital.com/
    Left Field Investors - BEChttps://www.leftfieldinvestors.com/bec/
    Midloch:https://midloch.com/
    Avoiding Rookie Errors as a Left Field Investor: 20 Lessons Learned From 14 Years of Passive Investing in Private Syndications by Steve Suhhttps://www.leftfieldinvestors.com/books/

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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109 Ratings

109 Ratings

The Daly Coach ,

Great host! Great Value! Great Show

Jim is the real deal and wants to bring genuine value to his listeners. The Left Field investors are a great community to be a part of if you want to be surrounded by people who know how to build wealth!!

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Great podcast for investors at any level

The team at Left Field Investors is unique in that they strive to teach others in an altruistic and community based way. There is no shortage of podcasts for investors that want to get into real estate. Quite a few are nothing more than a lead generator to someone’s program. These guys take a different and refreshing approach.

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My Go To Passive Investing Podcast

Jim provides great guest speakers that are focused on the passive investor and then asks great questions to make sure they provide valuable and actionable information!

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