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We read a book a week and then Interview the Author on topics such as Business, Real Estate, and Life.

The Book Club Interview Scott Hollister

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We read a book a week and then Interview the Author on topics such as Business, Real Estate, and Life.

    The Hands-Off Investor by Brian Burke

    The Hands-Off Investor by Brian Burke

    Brian Burke is CEO of Praxis Capital Inc., a vertically integrated real estate private equity investment firm. Brian has acquired over half a billion dollars’ worth of real estate over a 30-year career, including thousands of multifamily units and more than 700 single-family homes, with the assistance of proprietary software that he wrote himself. Though he prefers to reposition existing multifamily properties, he has also subdivided land, built homes, and constructed self-storage. Brian is a licensed pilot, so when he isn’t investing in real estate, he can be found, literally, in the clouds.


     


    Inside, you'll discover:


    The practical skills you need to understand income, cash flow projections, and investor waterfalls

    How to find syndication investment sponsors and how to evaluate them for the best possible opportunities

    Red flags to avoid and tricks that syndication sponsors don’t want you to know

    The biggest and most common underwriting mistakes that sponsors make

    How various debt options affect risk and return

    Typical sponsor fees and profit splits

    The tax implications of syndication investments

    How to measure alignment of interest, judge performance projections, and more!


     


    Website: https://praxcap.com

    • 32 min
    Adapt with Blaine Strickland

    Adapt with Blaine Strickland

    Blaine Strickland is a lifetime veteran of the commercial real estate industry. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in real restate from the University of Florida, Blaine launched a career that has spanned forty years. He has played many roles along the way, including broker, manager, owner, investor, professor, syndicator, and developer. He became a CCIM designee in 1987 and a CCIM senior instructor in 2008. 


    Adapt invites the consideration of everyone who touches the commercial real estate brokerage industry. Real-estate owners, property managers, investors, lenders, users, venture capitalists, academic institutions, and all the peripheral vendors who interact with commercial real estate agents will benefit from thinking about the future of those agents. Many of these allied groups will be affected by—or potentially advance—the imminent disruption of the industry. The future that I examine will affect all these stakeholders.


    Where Thrive is written as a how-to book, this book has a what-if


    message and preparing for the future. Adapt explores an entirely


    new set of questions of what lies ahead, changes that are coming, and how we can adapt to the reshaping of the industry. 


     


    In the book Adapt, Blaine organizes the 9 forces into three groups:


    The transformation of our clients


    The activities of the biggest players in the arena


    The demographic evolution of our work force


     


    Blaine Strickland website: https://www.hbs-resources.com


    Book release: 3/20/2020


     

    • 38 min
    The New Rules of Real Estate Investing

    The New Rules of Real Estate Investing

    The New Rules of Real Estate Investing provides both aspiring and current real estate investors with the hard-won lessons and wisdom of successful real estate investors. These accomplished entrepreneurs openly share their biggest wins and failures, their daily productivity habits, and what they would do over again if they could. This book provides a shortcut for those who want to avoid common mistakes and fast-forward their success. Chris Prefontaine, an industry leader in the lease-purchase, owner financing, and subject-to-terms business, shares his secrets from 25+ years in real estate that can be applied to any niche. From simple yet life-changing insights like starting your day with meditation and exercise to the admonishment of "stick to the scripts" when calling prospective buyers and sellers, Chris, along with his son Nick Prefontaine and son-in-law Zach Beach, offers easy-to-follow advice for starting or scaling your real estate business. Fitting with the family's core business value's, they offer blunt, transparent experience for you to learn from. The entrepreneur's entrepreneur Joe Fairless, AirBnB innovator Brian Page, tech pioneer Dan Schwartz, Little Things Matter author Todd Smith and a slew of other industry leaders also share their wisdom, compassion, and even kick you in the pants with their proven formulas for success in business and in life. Learn how to build your day with discipline and positivity, choose the right mentor, turn mistakes into opportunity, and achieve an income well beyond your expectations. This is the book that will change how you see real estate investing, and put you on a path to your dreams. Get all of the free resources at http://www.thenewrulesbook.com


     


    The New Rules of Real Estate Investing provides both aspiring and current real estate investors with the hard-won lessons and wisdom of successful real estate investors. These accomplished entrepreneurs openly share their biggest wins and failures, their daily productivity habits, and what they would do over again if they could. This book provides a shortcut for those who want to avoid common mistakes and fast-forward their success. Chris Prefontaine, an industry leader in the lease-purchase, owner financing, and subject-to-terms business, shares his secrets from 25+ years in real estate that can be applied to any niche. From simple yet life-changing insights like starting your day with meditation and exercise to the admonishment of "stick to the scripts" when calling prospective buyers and sellers, Chris, along with his son Nick Prefontaine and son-in-law Zach Beach, offers easy-to-follow advice for starting or scaling your real estate business. Fitting with the family's core business value's, they offer blunt, transparent experience for you to learn from. The entrepreneur's entrepreneur Joe Fairless, AirBnB innovator Brian Page, tech pioneer Dan Schwartz, Little Things Matter author Todd Smith and a slew of other industry leaders also share their wisdom, compassion, and even kick you in the pants with their proven formulas for success in business and in life. Learn how to build your day with discipline and positivity, choose the right mentor, turn mistakes into opportunity, and achieve an income well beyond your expectations. This is the book that will change how you see real estate investing, and put you on a path to your dreams. Get all of the free resources at http://www.thenewrulesbook.com


     


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    • 33 min
    Vivid Vision with Cameron Herold

    Vivid Vision with Cameron Herold

    Cameron Herold is a top business consultant, best-selling author, and speaker. He’s the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth and he’s touched thousands of businesses indirectly through his work.


    At age 21, he had 14 employees. By 35, he’d helped build his first two 100 Million Dollar companies. By the age of 42, Cameron had engineered 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s spectacular growth from $2
    Million to $106 Million in revenue in just six years.


    His companies landed over 5,200 media placements in those same six years, including coverage on Oprah.


    Not simply a theory guy, Cameron teaches what he knows from experience and is passionate about sharing his expertise with 
    today’s most dynamic business leaders.


    This is a great podcast from Cameron, we talk about how his father was a big influence at a young age and how he groomed him to become an entrepreneur. When you tune in you will hear great stories from his father and how he was able to teach him to accomplish his dreams, despite not being able to focus in school.


    This book will remain on my bookshelf as one of my favorite business books. It will help you provide you clarity within your life or business, while leaning out 3 years in the future, and being able to describe the business as if you were walking around it. This will help create your vision, so you can share it with the people in your culture to help you accomplish your goals. “When everyone can see what you can see, they’ll help conspire to make that come true.”


    Also when you have an extra 20 minutes, check out his TED Talk. Especially if you have ever felt like you didn’t belong in school, or couldn’t focus, or felt like you didn’t belong.  https://www.ted.com/talks/cameron_herold_let_s_raise_kids_to_be_entrepreneurs


     


    Listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-book-club-interview/id1370130445


    Website: https://www.cameronherold.com


    His Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/second-in-command-the-chief-behind-the-chief/id1368800817


     


    Other books Cameron has written to add to your library:


    The Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs


    Double Double


    Meetings Suck


    Free PR


     


     


     

    • 33 min
    Being Chief with Rick Miller

    Being Chief with Rick Miller

    Rick Miller is an unconventional turnaround specialist, a servant leader, and a go-to Chief. He is also a business coach, an author, a speaker, and an expert at driving sustainable growth.


     


    Over 30 years, Rick served as a successful business executive in roles including President or CEO in a Fortune 10 (AT&T), a Fortune 30 (Lucent), a startup, and a non-profit. In each case, he was recruited from the outside to turn around poor performance in difficult times.


     


    Rick currently serves as an Executive Coach in a company he founded 10 years ago. He is extensively connected within the global business and leadership communities. Rick helps senior leaders ask the right questions.


     


    He offers tips and tactics in the recently released book Be Chief: It’s a Choice, Not a Title, named an Amazon #1 new release in both Leadership Training and Business Management categories.


     


    Rick has earned a BA from Bentley University and a MBA from Columbia University.


     


    I also recommend that you take the survey that Rick has on his site. The Power Compass Survey with help you gain clarity to become your own chief. I always find it valuable to keep our values in the forefront of our mind and business. “The real power comes from when we connect what we do to who we are.”


    Take it for free here: https://beingchief.com/compass/


     


    Website: https://beingchief.com/rick-miller/


    Listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-book-club-interview/id1370130445

    • 28 min
    Passive Investing In Commercial Real Estate with James Kandasamy

    Passive Investing In Commercial Real Estate with James Kandasamy

     


    “Passive Investing in Commercial Real Estate: The Insider Secrets to Achieve Financial Independence is a must-read book for any passive investors who desire to be a smarter passive investor in syndicated commercial real estate investments specifically multifamily real estate. This book breaks down barriers of knowledge "cocoon" in different groups while revealing hidden secrets on how to achieve massive success in commercial real estate investment. If you are planning to invest passively or have been investing in commercial real estate, then the insider secrets laid out in this book will open your eyes to the nuances of getting started, aspects of different deals , choosing the right deal sponsors, risk management, market cycles, investment process, investment metrics and capital sources while shortening your learning curve.” 


    James Kandasamy is the principal in Achieve Investment Group - a vertically-integrated real estate company, actively engaged in multifamily acquisition, asset management, property, and construction management. 

    A well-known multifamily operator, James has over 4 years of multifamily experience, and 6+ years of experience in real estate overall. In addition, through his work, James has built a reputation for creative marketing tactics to find motivated sellers and unlock hidden value in multifamily operations.  

    As for his specific accomplishments, James has identified, underwritten and overseen the acquisition process of over $65m of quality multifamily investments (a total of 6 assets). He’s also routinely led passive investors to an average IRR of more than 20% in past deals.  

    Prior to real estate investing, James pursued a career in engineering - having earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering(Hons) and MBA from reputable Universities

    For more information on James Kandasamy - visit www.AchieveInvestmentGroup.com


     


    Listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-book-club-interview/id1370130445

    • 26 min

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