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Skyline Views is a podcast for real estate investors, both passive and active. Chris Mills covers various markets around the US, talking with experts about their respective specialties and strategies.

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Skyline Views is a podcast for real estate investors, both passive and active. Chris Mills covers various markets around the US, talking with experts about their respective specialties and strategies.

    SV42: Active Duty Real Estate Investing w/ Anthony Pinto

    SV42: Active Duty Real Estate Investing w/ Anthony Pinto

    Military families have unique opportunities, as well as unique challenges, surrounding investing and retirement. Real estate investing while on active duty takes finesse, in addition to raising capital, especially when you’re doing it from the other side of the world.
     
    My guest today is Mr. Anthony Pinto. He is the Chief Operations Officer for Mission First Capital and the founder of Pinto Capital Investments. Anthony specializes in investing in commercial real estate and apartment buildings. Specifically, he seeks out and acquire B to C class apartment buildings as value-add acquisitions. Working with experienced syndicators and partners, Anthony continues to acquire larger apartment buildings across the Southeast US, focusing on the Hampton Roads, VA and Georgia markets. Across the Hampton Roads MSA, Anthony has $20M in AUM and controls more than 300 units, all acquired in 2020.
     
    Key Points:
    Anthony shares his start into real estate (1:10)
    What’s the best way to make the jump from small deals to larger deals? (5:36)
    Building a team to support your investing career (9:44)
    Why invest in real estate in 2021? (13:50)
    Benefits available to military real estate investors (21:01)
     
    Resources:
    Mission First Capital – https://missionfirstcapital.co/
     
    Anthony’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-pinto/
     
    What It Takes - https://www.amazon.com/What-Takes-Lessons-Pursuit-Excellence/dp/1501158147/
     
    Is your real estate portfolio running like a well-oiled machine? Do you know how you stack up? Find helpful resources here – http://mrcdmills.com/resources/
     
    Learn more about The Haney Company here – https://www.thehaneycompany.com/
     
    Know any new parents? Order them a copy of Legacy 101 here – https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-101-Practical-Christopher-Mills/dp/0692684050
     
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    • 28 min
    SV41: Columbus and Multifamily w/ Matthew Drane

    SV41: Columbus and Multifamily w/ Matthew Drane

    If we know each other as real estate investors and I have not introduced you to Matthew Drane, I sincerely apologize. Matt is a great guest for Skyline Views (or for any podcast, for that matter) because he is a highly skilled and seasoned investor. He loves to share knowledge and ideas, and he does so in spades in this episode. Matt is a broker with Marcus & Millichap in Columbus, Ohio, and he’s one of the smartest multifamily real estate investors you could hope to meet. I’m excited to share this episode with you as we discuss Columbus, Ohio, multifamily apartment investing in 2020 vs 2021, and investing for your legacy.
     
    Key Points:
    Matt shares his background and his start in real estate (0:35)
    Columbus, Ohio market 2020 year recap (1:31)
    Sentiment among buyers, sellers, and lenders entering into 2021 (4:13)
    Why invest in Columbus vs other metros? (4:46)
    Lending trends in stabilized assets and new construction (6:22)
    Market trends within the multifamily asset class (9:33)
    Where have all the Class B properties gone? (11:22)
    Matt and I talk Legacy and personal projects (12:50)
    Matt’s personal thoughts on where to put capital right now (16:57)
    Matt shares expert principles for brokers for 2021 (21:40)
     
    Resources:
    Matt’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdrane/
     
    Matt’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mdrane1911/
     
    Schedule a call w/ Matt - https://calendly.com/matthew-drane
     
    Is your real estate portfolio running like a well-oiled machine? Do you know how you stack up? Find helpful resources here – http://mrcdmills.com/resources/
     
    Learn more about The Haney Company here – https://www.thehaneycompany.com/
     
    Know any new parents? Order them a copy of Legacy 101 here – https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-101-Practical-Christopher-Mills/dp/0692684050
     
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    • 26 min
    SV40: Denver and Investor Mindset w/ Steven Pesavento

    SV40: Denver and Investor Mindset w/ Steven Pesavento

    If you’re listening to this podcast on a regular basis you’re probably an advanced and experienced investor. Skyline Views covers various markets and areas of expertise for folks who invest nationally. However, how often do you revisit your mindset as an investor? Maybe you’re a successful businessperson who invests passively through partnerships all over the country. This episode addresses both the mindset of the investor, as well as what to look for in a partner. We also examine Denver as an MSA and why we like it. My guest is a real estate entrepreneur and host of the Investor Mindset Podcast, Mr. Steven Pesavento. Steven is also Managing Partner of VonFinch Capital. Between VonFinch and the podcast, Steven has interviewed and worked with some of the best investors in the business. He shares with us in this show what makes a great investor, what makes a great partner, and the roles you can play as your real estate investing path progresses.
     
    Key Points:
    Steven explains his start and how he stumbled upon real estate (0:34)
    What should a new passive investor expect, from their first email to their first check? (2:12)
    How Steven works with people who are figuring out what they want out of investments (7:12)
    Steven discusses his favorite asset class, spreading out risk, and predictability (9:20)
    Denver as an MSA, the numbers, the sweet spot, and the economics (11:32)
    Due diligence on multifamily syndication sponsors, and the deals themselves (16:52)
    The Ultimate Passive Investor Playbook (20:33)
     
    Resources:
    The Investor Mindset Podcast - https://www.stevenpesavento.com/podcast/
     
    VonFinch Capital - https://www.vonfinch.com/
     
    The Ultimate Passive Investor Playbook - https://action.theinvestormindset.com/passive-investor-playbook
     
    Is your real estate portfolio running like a well-oiled machine? Do you know how you stack up? Find helpful resources here – http://mrcdmills.com/resources/
     
    Learn more about The Haney Company here – https://www.thehaneycompany.com/
     
    Know any new parents? Order them a copy of Legacy 101 here – https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-101-Practical-Christopher-Mills/dp/0692684050
     
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    • 23 min
    SV39: Charlotte and Alternative Investments w/ Billy Keels

    SV39: Charlotte and Alternative Investments w/ Billy Keels

    Many of us invest in real estate for the freedom and relative control that it provides. What if you could build a lifestyle that allows you to live wherever you want, invest wherever you want, and experience that freedom on your own terms? My guest this week is doing exactly that. Billy Keels is a fellow problem-solver, international real estate entrepreneur, author, mentor, and host of the Going Long Podcast.
     
    Alternative Investments are a great compliment to your overall portfolio. Billy and I discuss some of the opportunities he’s found to compliment his real asset investing. We also discuss the Charlotte, NC MSA and what led Billy to invest there.
     
    Key Points:
    Billy shares his background and how he got into real estate (0:37)
    How and why Billy selected the Charlotte, NC MSA (5:07)
    Billy’s top two criteria for choosing a market (9:01)
    Should you invest where you live, or choose a market strictly on investment criteria? (10:59)
    If you are considering moving from part-time into full-time real estate, what is the best time to make that move? (14:15)
    Billy shares his thoughts on what opportunities 2021 will bring and the investment landscape moving forward (15:57)
    Opportunities in the energy sector for accredited investors (18:24)
    Why types of underlying assets are in these energy investments? (21:35)
    Thoughts around ESG investing and voting with your dollars (23:21)
    How and why Billy got his capital working through ATM machines (24:10)
    Billy Keels shares his thoughts on what is more important than money (27:22)
    How to choose complimentary investments to benefit your real estate portfolio (28:43)
     
    Resources:
    Billy’s website - http://billykeels.com/
     
    Billy’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/billykeels/
     
    Is your real estate portfolio running like a well-oiled machine? Do you know how you stack up? Find helpful resources here – http://mrcdmills.com/resources/
     
    Learn more about The Haney Company here – https://www.thehaneycompany.com/
     
    Know any new parents? Order them a copy of Legacy 101 here – https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-101-Practical-Christopher-Mills/dp/0692684050
     
    Subscribe on Spotify, Apple, Google, Stitcher, iHeart.  

    • 34 min
    SV38: Miami and Creative Commercial Strategies w/ Kristine Flook

    SV38: Miami and Creative Commercial Strategies w/ Kristine Flook

    Miami real estate is flying off the shelves right now. Asset classes are not only recovering strong from 2020, but Miami as a whole proved a lot more resilient than in past downturns. In a market that is white hot, sometimes it takes creative commercial strategies to get the deal done. In this episode of Skyline views we dive into the numbers of how Miami fared in 2020 and why. If you are interested in Miami real estate investment in 2021, whether it’s in multifamily, retail, luxury SFH, especially on the development side, this episode is for you.
     
    My guest today is Kristine Flook of Urbanize properties, a boutique South Florida brokerage team. She represents buyers and sellers of multifamily and commercial properties. Kristine will source cash flowing properties for investors through networking, hustle, and proven investment skills. In this episode, we also discuss opportunities surrounding dark properties, off-market properties, and how important it is to know the right people. 
     
    Key Points:
    Kristine explains how she got her start (0:31)
    Kristine and I discuss the numbers and how Miami fared in 2020 (1:44)
    Drivers behind different asset classes in Miami (3:33)
    Tax benefits behind being a Florida resident (5:18)
    Little know nuggets about Miami neighborhoods (6:03)
    Dark property conversions (9:01)
    Finding off-market properties  (10:45)
    Coming opportunities and opportunistic areas in Miami in 2021 (11:55)
    What should investors be looking for when they’re looking online at Miami? (13:30)
    Resources that Kristine uses to stay on top of things (15:12)
    Kristine shares what she does in her free time (15:55)
     
     
    Resources:
     
    Kristine’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristineflook/
     
    Urbanize Properties – https://urbanizeproperties.com/
     
    Is your real estate portfolio running like a well-oiled machine? Do you know how you stack up? Find helpful resources here – http://mrcdmills.com/resources/
     
    Learn more about The Haney Company here – https://www.thehaneycompany.com/
     
    Know any new parents? Order them a copy of Legacy 101 here – https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-101-Practical-Christopher-Mills/dp/0692684050
     
    Subscribe on Spotify, Apple, Google, Stitcher, iHeart.  

    • 19 min
    SV37: Ottawa and SFH Investing w/ Nick Kyte

    SV37: Ottawa and SFH Investing w/ Nick Kyte

    Why would you pull your capital and deploy it in a different country? Why Ottawa? Canada, our neighbors to the north, have a lot of opportunities presenting themselves in 2021. My guest this week is Nick Kyte of Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty. We discuss the Canada markets, the differences in the process, short term rentals, and second/retirement homes. Nick is a great resource for anyone looking into the possibility of investing in Ottawa or Canada.
     
    Key Points:
    Nick’s background (0:40)
    Canada as a safe haven, and the 3 major centers of influence (1:37)
    What’s unique about luxury real estate in Canada? (4:55)
    Nick explains the differences in the process for foreign investors (6:25)
    There are some differences in the process between purchasing in the US and purchasing in Canada (8:29)
    Commercial purchases in Ottawa (10:43)
    Short term rental market update (11:39)
    Are secondary properties more risk or more opportunity? (12:59)
    Landlord tenant laws in Canada (15:36)
    Resources for researching investing in Canadian markets (17:39)
    How Canadians stand out (23:02)
     
    Resources:
    Nick’s website - https://nickkyte.com/main
     
    Nick’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickjkyte/
     
    Is your real estate portfolio running like a well-oiled machine? Do you know how you stack up? Find helpful resources here – http://mrcdmills.com/resources/
     
    Learn more about The Haney Company here – https://www.thehaneycompany.com/
     
    Know any new parents? Order them a copy of Legacy 101 here – https://www.amazon.com/Legacy-101-Practical-Christopher-Mills/dp/0692684050
     
    Subscribe on Spotify, Apple, Google, Stitcher, iHeart.  

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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bKbcn ,

Intelligent Insights

Chris does an amazing job of asking the questions that his audience wants to know in order to grow effectively as investors! A must listen to podcast...

Kristine -Miami ,

Miami #38

📌Christopher and I recently connected on social media and his questions and our discussion on this podcast flowed with ease! We are both in real estate investing and hope this podcast brought value to your audience. Happy to be of help in Miami/Surrounding ☀️areas of Florida!

Thank you Christopher 👏🏻

Jerome. M ,

Chris brings it

It is so rare to find a host with such intelligent questions. Skyline views is a must for investors in the real estate space

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