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The Academy Presents podcast Angel Williams

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It is our desire to help others realize the benefits of investing in RE. We believe beginners will benefit more in the start as exponential gains are realized. However, seasoned investors will also benefit as well. I do want to give special consideration to teachers/educators.

    Real Estate Rescues: Navigating the Maze of Multifamily Investments with Alex Kingman

    Real Estate Rescues: Navigating the Maze of Multifamily Investments with Alex Kingman

    How can real estate investors navigate the complexities of distressed properties to not only salvage but significantly profit from their investments?



    Angel Williams and Alex Kingman delve into the intricate world of real estate investment, focusing on multifamily properties. They share invaluable insights on overcoming challenges related to distressed properties, loan modifications, and the strategic maneuvers required to secure and enhance the value of real estate investments. Through their discussion, listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the nuances of real estate negotiations, the importance of due diligence, and innovative strategies for ensuring investor returns even in the most daunting scenarios.
     
    Alex is the Director of Investor Relations at KGI Capital. Her company helps high-income and high-net-worth individuals invest passively in apartment buildings so that they can reduce their tax burden, grow passive wealth, and live life on their own terms. KGI capital invests in 20-100 unit distressed multifamily properties and redevelopment projects in the Southeast and Midwest. To date, they have acquired 253 multifamily units and have $30MM in assets under management. Before going full-time into real estate, Alex was one of the top Airstream salespersons in the country. She is located in the San Francisco bay area and is a mother of two girls.
    [00:00:00 - 00:03:00] Navigating Distressed Properties



    The significance of loan modifications in preventing property loss.
    Strategies for acquiring large equity pieces in complex deals.
    The role of syndicators and sponsors in renegotiating terms to safeguard investor interests.
    [00:03:00 - 00:06:00] Deciphering Loan Strategies



    The benefits of keeping loans in-house for flexibility in facing financial challenges.
    Understanding cap rates and their impact on loans.
    The importance of insurance in capping interest rates on loans.
    [00:06:00 - 00:09:00] Mastery in Property Management



    Identifying and addressing mismanagement in distressed properties.
    The critical role of a competent management team in turning around property fortunes.
    The complexities of managing properties with unknown status units.
    [00:09:00 - 00:12:00] The Road to Real Estate Expertise



    The value of mentorship and networking in real estate investment.
    Transitioning from residential to commercial multifamily investments.
    Learning from mistakes to become better stewards of investor capital.
     
    [00:12:00 - 00:15:00] Investor Relations and Negotiation Tactics



    Fiduciary responsibilities towards investors and ethical considerations.
    Approaching distressed deals as opportunities for win-win outcomes.
    The art of negotiation in real estate deals for optimal terms.
     
     Quote:
     
    "We learned most of our newbie mistakes on those little properties, before we went into bigger properties." - Alex Kingman
     
    Connect with Alex: 
     
    Website: https://www.investwithkgi.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-kingman-033815241/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexkingman/
     
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    LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode.
    Are you confused about where to start? Join our community and learn more about real estate investing. 
    Head over to our Facebook Page, Youtube Channel, or website 
    https://www.theacademypresents.com/jointhesummit36848306.
    Connect with Lorren Capital, LLC. for syndicated multifamily investments, https://lorrencapital.com/.
    To learn more about me, visit my LinkedIn profile

    • 18 min
    From House Hack to Syndication: A Real Estate Evolution with Alex Kingman

    From House Hack to Syndication: A Real Estate Evolution with Alex Kingman

    Have you ever wondered how a couple's journey in real estate investing led them from house hacking to multifamily syndication, transforming challenges into opportunities along the way?
    In this compelling episode, Angel Williams sits down with Alex Kingman, a seasoned real estate investor with a rich background in transforming properties and scaling investment ventures. From their initial house hack to venturing into multifamily properties and navigating the complexities of the real estate market, Alex shares invaluable insights and personal experiences. This episode is a treasure trove of strategies, lessons learned, and the power of teamwork in real estate investing.
    Alex is the Director of Investor Relations at KGI Capital. Her company helps high-income and high-net-worth individuals invest passively in apartment buildings so that they can reduce their tax burden, grow passive wealth, and live life on their own terms. KGI capital invests in 20-100 unit distressed multifamily properties and redevelopment projects in the Southeast and Midwest. To date, they have acquired 253 multifamily units and have $30MM in assets under management. Before going full-time into real estate, Alex was one of the top Airstream salespersons in the country. She is located in the San Francisco bay area and is a mother of two girls.
    [00:00:00 - 00:03:00] The Genesis of a Real Estate Journey: 
    The importance of leveraging personal skills in real estate.
    How house hacking can serve as an effective entry point into real estate investing.
    The role of creative problem-solving in property renovation.
    [00:03:00 - 00:06:00] Scaling Up: From House Hacks to Multifamily Investments: 
    The advantages of scaling to multifamily investments.
    Learning from early investments to make smarter future choices.
    The significance of partnerships and networking in real estate.
    [00:06:00 - 00:09:00] The Impact of Construction Expertise:
    The competitive edge of having construction expertise in real estate.
    How to scrutinize contractor bids effectively.
    Strategies for managing renovations and controlling costs.
    [00:09:00 - 00:12:00] Navigating Economic Fluctuations:
    The importance of resilience in the face of economic fluctuations.
    Strategies for maintaining property performance during downturns.
    The unexpected impacts of external events like fires on property management.
    [00:12:00 - 00:15:00] The Future of Real Estate Investing:
    Insights into investor behavior in changing markets.
    The importance of adaptability and forward-looking strategies.
    Predictions for the real estate market and investment opportunities.
    Quotes:
    "Our first foray into real estate was through a house hack, transforming a duplex into something more, all while navigating living in a tiny space. It was our hands-on introduction to the world of property investment." - Alex Kingman
    "Despite the economic uncertainties, our properties have shown remarkable resilience. This unexpected stability has been a testament to the robustness of our investment strategy and the hard work put into our properties." - Alex Kingman
     
    Connect with Alex Kingman:
    Website: https://www.investwithkgi.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-kingman-033815241/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexkingman/
     
     Visit sponsorcloud.io/contact today and unlock $2,000 of free services exclusively for REI Rocks community members! Get automated syndication and investor relationship management tools to save time and money. Mention your part of the REI Rocks community for exclusive offers. Help make affordable, low-cost education summits possible. Check out Sponsor Cloud today!
     
    LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode.
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    • 20 min
    Maximizing Investments: Cost Segregation and Real Estate Strategy with Gabriel Florentino

    Maximizing Investments: Cost Segregation and Real Estate Strategy with Gabriel Florentino

    Have you ever wondered how transforming a hotel into a multifamily property can unlock unique investment opportunities and challenges? Dive into the world of real estate conversions with us.



    In this enlightening episode, Angel Williams and Gabriel Florentino dive deep into the intricacies of hotel-to-family property conversions. They explore the financial and logistical considerations, including cost segregation, depreciation, and the impact of such investments on cash flow and tax savings. With practical insights and personal anecdotes, Angel and Gabriel unravel the complexities of real estate investing, offering valuable advice to both seasoned and aspiring investors. Whether you're curious about the potential of property conversions or seeking strategies to maximize your investment returns, this episode is a treasure trove of expertise.
     
    Gabriel Florentino is based in Houston TX and has joined ETS as Client Development Director under Kim Lochridge’s leadership. He’s a graduate from The University of Houston, with a degree in Public Relations and minor in Economics. He has three plus years of experience related to 179D consisting of Energy Modeling, Final Reports to Clients, and QC of client documentation. 
     
    [00:00:00 - 00:05:00] Converting Challenges to Opportunities:



    The unique aspects of hotel to multifamily conversions and their potential for investors.
    The importance of considering the local market and tenant needs in conversion projects.
    How adding modern amenities can significantly increase the value of converted units.
     
    [00:05:00 - 00:10:00] Navigating Financial Waters:



    The role of cost segregation studies in maximizing tax benefits.
    Understanding depreciation and its impact on investor returns.
    Strategies for managing expenses and enhancing property value through strategic upgrades.
     
    [00:10:00 - 00:15:00] Real Estate Investment Strategies:



    The benefits of 1031 exchanges for deferring tax liabilities.
    How to leverage depreciation for cash flow management.
    Angel and Gabriel’s personal experiences and lessons learned in real estate investing.
     
    [00:15:00 - 00:18:00] Building Wealth Through Real Estate:



    Comparing wealth building potential in multifamily vs. single-family investments.
    The significance of investment positioning for long-term success.
    Insights into managing and scaling a real estate investment portfolio.
     
    [00:18:00 - 00:21:00] The Future of Real Estate Investing:



    Predictions for the real estate market and investment trends.
    The importance of education and mentorship in real estate success.
    Practical advice for new investors entering the market.
     
    Quotes:
     
    "I've seen people be really successful with it and I've seen them not be as successful." - Angel Williams
     
    "It's not just about the numbers; it's about understanding the market, the people, and what they need." - Gabriel Florentino
     
    Connect with Gabriel:
     
    Website: https://engineeredtaxservices.com/
    Meet with Gabriel: https://calendly.com/gflorentino/30min?month=2024-01
     
    Visit sponsorcloud.io/contact today and unlock $2,000 of free services exclusively for REI Rocks community members! Get automated syndication and investor relationship management tools to save time and money. Mention your part of the REI Rocks community for exclusive offers. Help make affordable, low-cost education summits possible. Check out Sponsor Cloud today!
     
    LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode.
    Are you confused about where to start? Join our community and learn more about real estate investing. 
    Head over to our Facebook Page, Youtube Channel, or website 
    https://www.theacademypresents.com/jointhesummit36848306.
    Connect with Lorren Capital, LLC. for syndicated multifamily investments, https://lorrencapital.com/.
    To learn more about me, visit my LinkedIn profile, and connec

    • 21 min
    Cost Segregation: The Investor's Secret for Tax Savings with Gabriel Florentino

    Cost Segregation: The Investor's Secret for Tax Savings with Gabriel Florentino

    How can strategic investments in property not only transform your financial landscape but also significantly benefit from tax advantages? Dive into the world of real estate investment strategies that could potentially save you thousands in taxes. 
     
    What's the secret weapon savvy investors are using?
     
    Angel Williams and Gabriel Florentino dive deep into the nuances of real estate investment, focusing on cost segregation studies, tax benefits, and energy-efficient improvements. They share invaluable insights on how investors can maximize returns through strategic asset selection and management. From discussing the impacts of different insulation types in properties to exploring the intricacies of multifamily investments and tax-saving strategies, this episode is a treasure trove of knowledge for both seasoned and aspiring real estate investors. Listen as they easily unpack complex investment concepts, making them accessible to everyone.
     
    Gabriel Florentino is based in Houston TX and has joined ETS as Client Development Director under Kim Lochridge’s leadership. He’s a graduate from The University of Houston, with a degree in Public Relations and minor in Economics. He has three plus years of experience related to 179D consisting of Energy Modeling, Final Reports to Clients, and QC of client documentation. 



    [00:00:00 - 00:03:00] Insulation Insights: Cold Hard Cash Through Warm Walls



    Importance of selecting the right insulation for energy efficiency and cost savings.
    The role of geographical location in choosing insulation types.
    Federal credits available for energy-efficient home improvements.
     
    [00:04:00 - 00:07:00] Diving Deep into Diverse Assets: Beyond the Basics



    The advantages of diversifying investment portfolios across different asset classes.
    Insights into the unique benefits and challenges of investing in hotels, gas stations, and multifamily properties.
    The critical role of due diligence in exploring new investment avenues.
     
    [00:08:00 - 00:11:00] The Magic of Cost Segregation Studies



    Understanding how cost segregation studies can lead to significant tax savings.
    The process and importance of conducting a cost segregation study for real estate investments.
    Real-world examples of the financial impact of these studies on investment returns.
     
    [00:12:00 - 00:15:00] Strategic Tax Planning: Keeping More in Your Pocket



    How strategic tax planning can enhance investment profitability.
    The interplay between real estate investments and tax liabilities.
    Tips for navigating the complexities of tax laws to benefit investors.
     
    [00:16:00 - 00:18:00] Future-Proofing Investments: Looking Ahead



    The importance of considering future tax law changes in investment strategies.
    Strategies for maximizing depreciation benefits over the investment cycle.
    The potential return of 100% bonus depreciation and its impact on investment planning.
     
    Quotes:
    "Insulating better and doing things for higher efficiency means we're going to be able to better serve our own state." - Angel Williams



    "For those savvy investors, you guys know the true advantage of a cost seg study because you in the past have offset a high tax liability." - Gabriel Florentino
     
    Connect with Gabriel:
     
    Website: https://engineeredtaxservices.com/
    Meet with Gabriel: https://calendly.com/gflorentino/30min?month=2024-01
     
    Visit sponsorcloud.io/contact today and unlock $2,000 of free services exclusively for REI Rocks community members! Get automated syndication and investor relationship management tools to save time and money. Mention your part of the REI Rocks community for exclusive offers. Help make affordable, low-cost education summits possible. Check out Sponsor Cloud today!
     
    LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode.
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    • 19 min
    Maximizing Your Real Estate Investments Through Cost Segregation with Gabriel Florentino

    Maximizing Your Real Estate Investments Through Cost Segregation with Gabriel Florentino

    Have you ever wondered how real estate investors can maximize their tax benefits through strategies like cost segregation?



    In this enlightening episode, host Angel Williams sits down with Gabriel Florentino, a seasoned expert in cost segregation and client development director at Engineers Advisor. Together, they delve into the nuanced world of cost segregation, the benefits of energy-efficient building incentives, and the crucial role of mentorship in mastering real estate tax strategies. Gabriel shares insights from his journey, emphasizing the importance of continuous learning and the impact of specialized tax strategies on investors' bottom lines. Whether you're a seasoned investor or new to the real estate world, this episode is packed with valuable tips and strategies to enhance your investment approach and tax efficiency.
     
    Gabriel Florentino is based in Houston TX and has joined ETS as Client Development Director under Kim Lochridge’s leadership. He’s a graduate from The University of Houston, with a degree in Public Relations and minor in Economics. He has three plus years of experience related to 179D consisting of Energy Modeling, Final Reports to Clients, and QC of client documentation. 
     
    [00:00:00 - 00:05:00] Introduction to Cost Segregation: Angel and Gabriel discuss the basics of cost seg, Gabriel's background, and the focus of Engineers Advisor on midsize and small businesses.
     
    Gabriel's mentorship journey under Kim Lockridge highlights the value of continuous learning.
    Engineers Advisor specializes in tax strategies that benefit real estate investors directly.
    Cost segregation as a tool for accelerated depreciation and tax savings.
     
    [00:05:00 - 00:10:00] The Mechanics of Tax Incentives: Exploration of core services like R&D tax credits and energy incentives.



    Importance of R&D tax credits for various industries, including real estate.
    The role of energy incentives in promoting efficient building practices.
    Collaboration with CPA firms to enhance client tax strategies.
     
    [00:10:00 - 00:15:00] Leveraging Specialized Tax Strategies: Gabriel shares insights into additional services like ERTC and historic tax credits.



    Diverse tax strategies beyond cost seg offer significant savings.
    The strategic partnership between Engineers Advisor and CPA firms.
    The introduction of grant funding as a means to support real estate projects.
    [00:15:00 - 00:20:00] Real-World Applications of Tax Credits: Detailed examples of 179D and 45L energy incentives.



    Practical implications of energy-efficient building incentives for investors.
    The critical role of meeting specific criteria to maximize tax credits.
    The evolving landscape of tax incentives and their impact on investment strategies.
     
    [00:20:00 - 00:22:00] Innovative Approaches to Conservation and Efficiency



    Exploration of lesser-known tax credits for environmental conservation.
    The potential of hydroelectricity and other renewable energy sources in real estate.
    The importance of innovation in maximizing real estate investment efficiency and sustainability.
     
    Key Quotes:
     
    "The best thing that makes me good...is my mentor." - Gabriel Florentino
     
    "We don't file taxes, we just come in and we do the tax strategies." - Gabriel Florentino
     
    Connect with Gabriel:
     
    Website: https://engineeredtaxservices.com/
    Meet with Gabriel: https://calendly.com/gflorentino/30min?month=2024-01
     
    Visit sponsorcloud.io/contact today and unlock $2,000 of free services exclusively for REI Rocks community members! Get automated syndication and investor relationship management tools to save time and money. Mention your part of the REI Rocks community for exclusive offers. Help make affordable, low-cost education summits possible. Check out Sponsor Cloud today!
     
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    • 36 sec
    Innovating Capital Raising: A New Era with Jesse Witkowski

    Innovating Capital Raising: A New Era with Jesse Witkowski

    What if there was a way to democratize the capital-raising process, making it more accessible and efficient for everyone involved?



    In this insightful episode, we delve into the groundbreaking platform designed to transform how individuals and businesses raise capital. Through an in-depth conversation with the platform's creator, listeners are introduced to a world where raising funds is streamlined, transparent, and user-friendly. This platform not only bridges the gap between investors and those in need of funding but also introduces a novel approach to navigating the complexities of the financial world.
     
    With over a decade of dedicated involvement in the dynamic realm of startups, Jesse Witkowski has honed a multifaceted expertise that spans across diverse sectors, including technology, wealth management, and fintech. His journey is marked by a proven track record of effective leadership, where he has not only guided ventures but also contributed to their significant expansion and success. Jesse's strategic acumen and visionary approach are particularly noteworthy, consistently delivering exceptional results even in resource-constrained environments. His reputation as a seasoned professional underscores his ability to navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and drive sustained growth across various industries.



    [00:00:00 - 00:05:00] Unveiling the Platform
     
    The vision behind creating a user-centric fundraising tool.
    How the platform simplifies the capital-raising journey.
    The importance of accessibility in financial ventures.
     
    [00:05:00 - 00:10:00] Breaking Down Barriers
     
    Strategies for engaging with potential investors.
    The role of technology in enhancing fundraising efficiency.
    Features designed to support diverse fundraising goals.
     
    [00:10:00 - 00:15:00] Success Stories and Impact
     
    Testimonials from users who achieved their fundraising targets.
    The impact of the platform on small businesses and startups.
    Lessons learned and best practices for future fundraisers.
     
    [00:15:00 - 00:20:00] Navigating Regulatory Landscapes
     
    How the platform ensures regulatory compliance.
    The importance of transparency in financial transactions.
    Navigating the complexities of international fundraising.
    Expanding the platform's reach to new markets.
    Fostering a community of investors and fundraisers.





    Quotes
    "Our goal is to make fundraising as simple as sending an email." - Jesse Witkowski
     
    "We believe everyone deserves a chance to raise capital, no matter the size of their network." - 
    Jesse Witkowski
     
    Connect with Jesse:
     
    Website: www.dealflowxchange.com



    Visit sponsorcloud.io/contact today and unlock $2,000 of free services exclusively for REI Rocks community members! Get automated syndication and investor relationship management tools to save time and money. Mention your part of the REI Rocks community for exclusive offers. Help make affordable, low-cost education summits possible. Check out Sponsor Cloud today!
     
    LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode.
    Are you confused about where to start? Join our community and learn more about real estate investing. 
    Head over to our Facebook Page, Youtube Channel, or website 
    https://www.theacademypresents.com/jointhesummit36848306.
    Connect with Lorren Capital, LLC. for syndicated multifamily investments, https://lorrencapital.com/.
    To learn more about me, visit my LinkedIn profile, and connect with me.

    • 17 min

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