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Welcome to the Rental Property Owner and Real Estate Investor Podcast, Brought to you by the Rental Property Owner Association - providing benefits and services to real estate investors and rental property owners for over 45 years.
Hosted by Brian Hamrick from Hamrick Investment Group.
Every Monday Brian and his special guest will discuss topics, tips, and techniques Designed to make you a more confident and successful Rental Property Owner and Real Estate Investor

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast Rental Property Owners Association with Brian Hamrick

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Welcome to the Rental Property Owner and Real Estate Investor Podcast, Brought to you by the Rental Property Owner Association - providing benefits and services to real estate investors and rental property owners for over 45 years.
Hosted by Brian Hamrick from Hamrick Investment Group.
Every Monday Brian and his special guest will discuss topics, tips, and techniques Designed to make you a more confident and successful Rental Property Owner and Real Estate Investor

    EP235 Short Term Vacation Rentals RPOA Expert Panel 2020

    EP235 Short Term Vacation Rentals RPOA Expert Panel 2020

    One of the highlights of the RPOA's 2020 Annual Conference was the Expert Panel on Short Term Vacation Rentals, and today you get to listen to this Pre-Covid-19 Conversation.  We assembled an incredible group of experts and investors to help us understand the best practices for owning & operating short term vacation rentals, the biggest challenges facing the industry, and why its so important for the industry to professionalize and improve its perception in the community.
    Ed Bodman has over 7 years of experience owning & operating short term rentals.  Ed has become an expert in hospitality, hosting, maintenance, marketing, cleaning, staging, furnishing, buying right, and working with city government to promote his community.
    Kim Post has a House and 10 cabins in Cadillac Michigan that will all be converted to short-term vacation rentals by fall.  Currently the House and 6 cabins are online.  
    Kim’s been a real estate investor for over 30 years and is the owner of Post & Associates Appraisals and Next Door Properties, LLC
    You can hear Kim on Episode #28 of the podcast.
    Gary Hall is in his 4th season running an 11 unit as an airbnb motel.
    Gary is an entrepreneur, passive income strategist, and the operations manager of Westshore Property Management in Muskegon managing both short and long term rentals. 
    Gary was also a guest on the podcast – episode #89 and the Halloween episode
    If you're interested in investing in Short Term Vacation Rentals I know you're going to learn a lot from these experts.  You can still join as a charter member in the Short Term Vacation Rental Association for $49 a year by following this link:
    Become a Charter Member of the Short Term Rental Association

    • 50 min
    EP234 How to Increase Your Profits by Getting Control Over Your Utility Expenses with Scott Ringlein

    EP234 How to Increase Your Profits by Getting Control Over Your Utility Expenses with Scott Ringlein

    One of the best ways to increase your net operating income and cashflow is to get control over your utility expenses.  Whether it’s through improving your existing systems and mechanicals, adding renewable sources such as solar panels, or installing water saving aerators to your faucets, there are many ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your properties.
    However, this does require an investment of time and money. If you don’t have the funds to make this investment, you may be missing out on a huge profit opportunity.
    Today we’re going to be discussing some of the energy efficient and cost-saving changes you can make to your investment property and the different types of programs and loans available that will cover the costs.
    With us today is Scott Ringlein, the founder and CEO of The Energy Alliance Group of North America, who’s mission is to develop and deploy innovative solutions to energy, waste, and environmental challenges through the combination of technical and financial solutions.  Scott will be sharing his knowledge on funding sources and grants available for energy improvements, PACE Financing, Solar Power, and other tips that will save you money.
    You're definitely going to want to check out this episode and will likely benefit from Scott's information.  Scott can be reached through his website:  https://energyalliancegroup.org

    • 43 min
    EP233 Shopping Malls, Big Box Stores, and Strip Centers. How His $3 Billion Retail Portfolio is Holding Up in the Age of Amazon and Covid-19, with Chris Ressa

    EP233 Shopping Malls, Big Box Stores, and Strip Centers. How His $3 Billion Retail Portfolio is Holding Up in the Age of Amazon and Covid-19, with Chris Ressa

    You’re about to hear an incredibly informative conversation I had with Chris Ressa about Commercial Retail investing.  We recorded this on March 11th, just before our country went into lockdown, and as we all know, retail has taken quite a beating over these past months. 
    What I’d love for you to do is to listen through this conversation to get a detailed understanding of how retail investing works, and then at the very end you’ll hear my follow-up conversation with Chris that we recorded this past week. Chris is going to update us on how his $3 billion portfolio has survived during the past three months.  Definitely stick around to the end, because you won’t want to miss it!
    Every time I drive by a strip mall with a TJ-Maxx, or a ROSS Dress For Less, or a Burlington Coat Factory, I always wonder, “Who owns that property, and what does that investment actually look like?”  Today we’re going to talk about investing in retail. What are the factors that make this a profitable asset class, how do we value it, what are the risk factors, and in the age of amazon.com how will brick & mortar retail hold up in the future?
    Luckily, we have an expert with us today to answer these questions.  Chris Ressa is the Chief Operating Officer of DLC Management where he oversees an asset portfolio of $3 billion dollars and 18 million sq. ft. of retail space in 24 states.  Since its founding in 1991, DLC has been one of the nation’s preeminent owners, operators and managers of shopping centers across the country.
    Chris has been recognized by Chain Store Age and made their list of “10 Under 40: The Dazzling Dozen”.  He also hosts the “Retail Retold podcast”.  You can find out more about him through linkedin #RessaOnRealEstate, or by going to www.dlcmgmt.com

    • 1 hr 7 min
    EP232 Investing in Self-Storage on a Massive Scale and Structuring Your Fund with Kris Benson

    EP232 Investing in Self-Storage on a Massive Scale and Structuring Your Fund with Kris Benson

    One of the asset classes that’s expected to hold up well during this Coronavirus Pandemic is Self-Storage.  In fact, it tends to do well no matter how the economy is performing.  Today we’re going to take a look at the factors that make Self-Storage so attractive and help you understand how to successfully invest in this sector.
    And here to take a deep dive into this strategy is Kris Benson, the chief investment officer for Reliant Investments, a subsidiary of Reliant Real Estate Management, which is one of the top 25 commercial Self-Storage operators in the U.S.  Reliant has completed over $650 Million in Self-Storage acquisitions and dispositions in the past 5 years.
    We’ll also be discussing what it takes to put together a $50 Million fund, and Kris’ role in raising money for Reliant’s portfolio. For those of you who are syndicators or raising money for your own fund, you’ll definitely benefit from learning how Kris raises money from investors, how Reliant structures their investment opportunities, and the finer details of valuing every investor’s share in the fund.
    You can contact Kris through www.reliantinvestments.com or linkedin (Kris Benson)

    • 53 min
    EP231 How He Bought an Island and is Building a World-Class Resort with Dan Behm

    EP231 How He Bought an Island and is Building a World-Class Resort with Dan Behm

    My guest today made a lifestyle real estate investment in an asset class that most of us can only dream of. He bought an Island!  And he’s turning that island into the world’s sexiest off-the grid private luxury resort featuring over-water villas, treehouse jungle suites, and the world’s first over-water beach on stilts.
    You may know Dan Behm from his online blog called “Why I bought an Island”, and if you’re from the West Michigan area you may know him as the Founder and Past CEO & President of the wildly successful tech company ‘OST’, or Open Systems Technologies.
    Dan is also an entrepreneur and investor focusing on residential and commercial real estate, small businesses and international resorts. He’s received many awards over the years including the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the West Michigan MSU Business Person of the Year.
    And today, Dan is going to tell us why he bought this island in Panama, the engineering and structural challenges his team had to overcome to turn it into a world-class resort, how he’s maximizing profit, and the Return On Investment he’s targeting for investors.
    I know you’re going to enjoy this fun and inspiring conversation with Dan.   You should also check out the video version on youtube, where you’ll be able to see photos, renderings, and video from the project.
    You can find out more by going to https://bocasbali.com

    • 46 min
    EP230 How He Applies His Christian Principles to Real Life Real Estate Situations with Ellis Hammond

    EP230 How He Applies His Christian Principles to Real Life Real Estate Situations with Ellis Hammond

    Ellis Hammond is my guest today and he began investing in real estate while he was serving as a college pastor in San Diego.  While his goal was to create passive cash flow for his family, he realized that investing in Real Estate could be an incredible resource to help his family and many others achieve financial freedom.  He and his wife invested in a San Diego duplex in 2018 and 9 months later he became a Co-General Partner on a 144-unit apartment complex in Memphis TN.
    Ellis is the founder of Kingdom Capitalists, the #1 mastermind community for Christian real estate entrepreneurs.  He hosts a top-rated podcast called “Kingdom Capitalists” where he features other successful Christian entrepreneurs and business owners discussing their faith and success.
    Today Ellis shares how he grew his real estate portfolio and how he uses his evangelistic skills to network and create communities on linkedin and meetup groups.  He’ll break down his strategy for creating content that attracts opportunities and investors, and we’ll also discuss how his Christian Faith informs the decisions he makes as a landlord and entrepreneur.
    I know you’re going to enjoy this episode.  You can contact Ellis through linkedin, https://kingdomcapitalists.co or https://ellishammond.com
     

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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150 Ratings

150 Ratings

rastling1 ,

Thought Provoking

Brian brings on guests from all parts of the real estate industry. The real live stories and education are invaluable!

Jerome. M ,

Awesome show

There is a reason this podcast is still dropping weekly episodes after 4 years. I love hearing the guest Brian brings on to share their rental property ownership experience. Learning from others is a great opportunity and I am so grateful that we are able to learn from so many great resources on this platform. Not sure if you will see this review but Brian thanks so much!

Chris Pre ,

Host and material outstanding

Keeping a podcast active and fresh for this many episodes has been a pleasure to listen to. A must subscribe.

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