20 episodes

At GowerCrowd, we take a realistic view of commercial real estate investing, providing pragmatic insights for passive investors who are looking for sponsors they can trust and opportunities they can invest in.

You’ll find no quick fixes or easy money ideas here, no sales pitches, big egos or hype.

Real estate investing for passive (accredited) investors is turning messy with vast swathes of loan maturities approaching which is going to send many sponsors into default causing their investors to lose capital.

While this is nothing to be celebrated, it will also bring in a period of wealth transfer and opportunistic investments.

We’re here to guide you by looking at the harsh realities of real estate investing, examining the risks and the rewards in conversations with some of the world’s top experts so you can make informed decisions.

You’ll learn how to build your wealth while protecting your capital investing as a limited partner in commercial real estate investments, even and especially during an economic downturn.

Each week we add new episodes that provide you with access to the foremost specialists in commercial real estate investing with a focus on discounted distressed real estate and the associated market dynamics.

We provide interviews and explainer videos that dive deep into the trends driving today's real estate industry, how the economy impacts returns, how to access and invest in distressed real estate deals, and how to protect your capital by mitigating downside risks.

There’s no doubt that it is a very challenging time right now for the average investor.

With the impact of COVID still being felt and the era of record low interest rates behind us, commercial real estate is experiencing severe headwinds.

This creates financial distress for many CRE owners who did not include contingencies in their original business plans and who now face dramatically increased debt costs, increased construction and maintenance costs due to inflation, and reduced revenues from rents as the economy slows down.

Is the commercial real estate world on the cusp of a major correction? Is it 2007 or 1989 all over again? Will passive investors (limited partners) who have invested in syndications (through crowdfunding or otherwise) see losses they had not predicted? How can you access discounted real estate opportunities this time around that were only available to a select few during prior downturns?

Let us help you prepare your real estate portfolio no matter what the future holds, whether it be business as usual for real estate investors or a period of wealth transfer where those less prudent during the good times, lose their assets to those who have sat on the sidelines, patiently waiting for a correction.

Be among the first to know of discounted investment opportunities as the market cycle plays out by subscribing to the GowerCrowd newsletter at https://gowercrowd.com/subscribe

Subscribe to our YouTube channel: ⁠⁠⁠ https://www.youtube.com/gowercrowd?sub_confirmation=1

Follow Adam on Twitter: ⁠⁠⁠ https://twitter.com/GowerCrowd

Join the conversation on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gowercrowd/

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: This audio/video content is for informational purposes only and should not be regarded as a recommendation, an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. Any investment information contained herein is strictly for educational purposes and GowerCrowd makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of such information and accepts no liability therefor. Real estate syndication investment opportunities are speculative and involve substantial risk. You should not invest unless you can sustain the risk of loss of capital, including the risk of total loss of capital. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. GowerCrowd is not a registered broker-dealer,

The Real Estate Reality Show Dr. Adam Gower

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

At GowerCrowd, we take a realistic view of commercial real estate investing, providing pragmatic insights for passive investors who are looking for sponsors they can trust and opportunities they can invest in.

You’ll find no quick fixes or easy money ideas here, no sales pitches, big egos or hype.

Real estate investing for passive (accredited) investors is turning messy with vast swathes of loan maturities approaching which is going to send many sponsors into default causing their investors to lose capital.

While this is nothing to be celebrated, it will also bring in a period of wealth transfer and opportunistic investments.

We’re here to guide you by looking at the harsh realities of real estate investing, examining the risks and the rewards in conversations with some of the world’s top experts so you can make informed decisions.

You’ll learn how to build your wealth while protecting your capital investing as a limited partner in commercial real estate investments, even and especially during an economic downturn.

Each week we add new episodes that provide you with access to the foremost specialists in commercial real estate investing with a focus on discounted distressed real estate and the associated market dynamics.

We provide interviews and explainer videos that dive deep into the trends driving today's real estate industry, how the economy impacts returns, how to access and invest in distressed real estate deals, and how to protect your capital by mitigating downside risks.

There’s no doubt that it is a very challenging time right now for the average investor.

With the impact of COVID still being felt and the era of record low interest rates behind us, commercial real estate is experiencing severe headwinds.

This creates financial distress for many CRE owners who did not include contingencies in their original business plans and who now face dramatically increased debt costs, increased construction and maintenance costs due to inflation, and reduced revenues from rents as the economy slows down.

Is the commercial real estate world on the cusp of a major correction? Is it 2007 or 1989 all over again? Will passive investors (limited partners) who have invested in syndications (through crowdfunding or otherwise) see losses they had not predicted? How can you access discounted real estate opportunities this time around that were only available to a select few during prior downturns?

Let us help you prepare your real estate portfolio no matter what the future holds, whether it be business as usual for real estate investors or a period of wealth transfer where those less prudent during the good times, lose their assets to those who have sat on the sidelines, patiently waiting for a correction.

Be among the first to know of discounted investment opportunities as the market cycle plays out by subscribing to the GowerCrowd newsletter at https://gowercrowd.com/subscribe

Subscribe to our YouTube channel: ⁠⁠⁠ https://www.youtube.com/gowercrowd?sub_confirmation=1

Follow Adam on Twitter: ⁠⁠⁠ https://twitter.com/GowerCrowd

Join the conversation on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gowercrowd/

Follow us on Facebook: ⁠⁠⁠ https://www.facebook.com/GowerCrowd/

***
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This audio/video content is for informational purposes only and should not be regarded as a recommendation, an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. Any investment information contained herein is strictly for educational purposes and GowerCrowd makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of such information and accepts no liability therefor. Real estate syndication investment opportunities are speculative and involve substantial risk. You should not invest unless you can sustain the risk of loss of capital, including the risk of total loss of capital. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. GowerCrowd is not a registered broker-dealer,

    A New York City real estate success story

    A New York City real estate success story

    My podcast guest today is New York City's top investment sales broker, Bob Knakal, a gentleman and scholar, who has sold 2,276 buildings in the city with value of over $21 billion, the most ever for an individual broker in the city’s history and guess what, as soon as we started talking I knew all I wanted to hear today was Bob’s inspirational story so we barely discuss real estate at all.
    Instead, you are going to be learning how this charming man built his company, Massey Knakal that he sold for some $100 million despite having gone through hard times when he had to run the business entirely on credit card debt. Bob discusses the secrets to his success; describing how to build strong, cooperative teams that drive profit, what to do when the economy goes sideways on you, how to hire, what to avoid, and how to keep people motivated and driven to succeed.
    Though the foundation upon which Bob's journey sits is New York real estate investment sales, and while it is easy to be awed by the scale of this success, his story is not just about numbers; it's a tale of strategic partnerships, the importance of neighborhood specialization, and a firm belief in servant leadership. He shares how a focus on information and relationships catapulted Massey Knakal to the top of NYC's real estate market.
    Bob also reflects upon a period of introspection after selling his company and he discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by technological advancements, his late but impactful entry into social media, and how traditional practices like direct mail remain relevant in a digital age.
    Join us for an insider's look at the story behind New York City’s most prolific real estate investment sales professional, with beneficial insights for investors or anyone in the field. A must-watch for anyone looking to learn the wisdom served up by one of the real estate industry's true legends.
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    In this brand new podcast series at GowerCrowd, The Real Estate Reality Show, we take a realistic view of commercial real estate investing, providing pragmatic insights for passive investors who are looking for sponsors they can trust and distressed opportunities they can invest in.
    You’ll find no quick fixes or easy money ideas here, no sales pitches, big egos or hype.
    You’ll learn how to build your wealth while protecting your capital investing as a limited partner in commercial real estate investments, even and especially during an economic downturn.

    Subscribe to our free newsletter here. 

    • 44 min
    How NOT to raise capital for real estate

    How NOT to raise capital for real estate

    Did you know a staggering 70% of real estate General Partners have less than three years of experience?
    So sayeth my guest, Mauricio Rauld, a securities and real estate attorney, expert in syndications and founder of Premier Law Group, while clarifying what lies beneath that statistic.  Specifically, and equally astonishing, is that Mauricio has seen syndications with dozens of co-general partners as a way of bypassing securities regulations which prohibit results based compensation for capital raisers.
    The guidelines for who can raise capital i.e. sell securities, are pretty clear and it seems that either some sponsors are unfamiliar with the regulations (no defense), don’t understand the regulations, (also no defense), or believe they have figured out ways of circumvent the rules while staying compliant (no excuse!)
    Our conversation also looks at how sponsors can raise red flags with their online marketing efforts and how to avoid these pitfalls, as well as what investors should keep in mind before placing investments, particularly with sponsors they have little or no prior experience working with.
    This episode is a detailed review of some of the biggest issues facing real estate capital formation and is a must watch for sponsors and investors alike.
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    In this brand new podcast series at GowerCrowd, The Real Estate Reality Show, we take a realistic view of commercial real estate investing, providing pragmatic insights for passive investors who are looking for sponsors they can trust and distressed opportunities they can invest in.
    You’ll find no quick fixes or easy money ideas here, no sales pitches, big egos or hype.
    You’ll learn how to build your wealth while protecting your capital investing as a limited partner in commercial real estate investments, even and especially during an economic downturn.

    Subscribe to our free newsletter here. 

    • 47 min
    Opportunity Zone tax incentives for real estate investors

    Opportunity Zone tax incentives for real estate investors

    Today we are continuing our series on the tax benefits of investing in real estate, with a focus on Opportunity Zones with guest Mike McVickar, general counsel at Origin Investments.
    Mike has encyclopedic knowledge of Opportunity Zone laws, regulations, and benefits. There wasn't a single question that I could put to him that stumped him. Not that I was trying, of course, but, having spoken to a lot of folk about Opportunity Zones already, I have come to realize that this particular topic does require a very high degree of knowledge and expertise and that is exactly what you’re getting with Mike today.
    Don’t worry though, our conversation starts at a high, general overview level and only then dives deep into the nuances of how to benefit investing in Opportunity Zones. Mike shares his insights on how investors can leverage the unique benefits of OZs to not only defer and potentially eliminate capital gains taxes but also make a meaningful impact on distressed communities across the United States.
    Born out of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, OZs offer a powerful incentive for investors to channel their capital gains into designated areas, spurring economic growth and revitalization. With over 8,760 zones nationwide, the potential for both financial returns and social good is immense.
    Mike breaks down the mechanics of OZ investing, highlighting the flexibility in investment options, from real estate developments to business ventures, and the importance of adhering to substantial local engagement and investment guidelines. He also shares examples of Origin Investments' successful OZ projects, demonstrating the tangible impact these investments can have on communities and investor portfolios alike.
    If you are interested in learning more about how Opportunity Zones can help you defer and potentially eliminate capital gains taxes while making a positive difference in communities across the country, this episode is a must-listen. Mike McVickar provides a comprehensive guide to unlocking the potential of OZs and offers valuable insights for investors looking to merge financial gains with social good.
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    In this brand new podcast series at GowerCrowd, The Real Estate Reality Show, we take a realistic view of commercial real estate investing, providing pragmatic insights for passive investors who are looking for sponsors they can trust and distressed opportunities they can invest in.
    You’ll find no quick fixes or easy money ideas here, no sales pitches, big egos or hype.
    You’ll learn how to build your wealth while protecting your capital investing as a limited partner in commercial real estate investments, even and especially during an economic downturn.

    Subscribe to our free newsletter here.

    • 43 min
    A deep dive into 1031 exchanges

    A deep dive into 1031 exchanges

    When properly utilized, 1030 exchanges can be an invaluable tool in the savvy real estate investor's arsenal. Joining me today are Amanda Han and Matt MacFarland, husband and wife team at Keystone CPA, who expertly break down the complex web of rules surrounding these tax-deferral strategies.
    Our conversation begins with the foundational principles of 1031 exchanges, where Amanda and Matt illustrate how this mechanism allows investors to sidestep immediate tax liabilities, fostering portfolio growth. They compare the process to a game of Monopoly - upgrading from green houses to a red hotel without the tax burden, a concept that's as strategic as it is financially beneficial.
    Yet, the devil is in the details, from the stringent monetary and timing requirements to the tactical deployment of depreciation and the nuanced approach to syndication investments, you’re getting some serious details on this important benefit afforded by the tax Code for real estate investors.
    You’ll hear about the pivotal role of strategic planning and will be guided through potential pitfalls, learning about common missteps that could jeopardize the tax-deferral benefits.
    Whether you're an experienced 1031er or contemplating your first, this episode is a detailed overview, not just about deferring taxes but about amplifying your investment potential through strategic, informed decisions.
    Join us as we unravel the complexities of 1031 exchanges and get the tools you need to harness their full potential.
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    In this brand new podcast series at GowerCrowd, The Real Estate Reality Show, we take a realistic view of commercial real estate investing, providing pragmatic insights for passive investors who are looking for sponsors they can trust and distressed opportunities they can invest in.
    You’ll find no quick fixes or easy money ideas here, no sales pitches, big egos or hype.
    You’ll learn how to build your wealth while protecting your capital investing as a limited partner in commercial real estate investments, even and especially during an economic downturn.

    Subscribe to our free newsletter here. 

    • 57 min
    The short term rental loophole revealed

    The short term rental loophole revealed

    What is the short-term rental loophole and how can investors benefit?
    In this, the next in our continuing series on tax benefits for real estate investors, guest Tom Castelli, CPA, partner at Hall CPA, explains the short term rental (STR) loophole and explains in detail how investors can leverage the rule to get advantageous tax treatments.
    What makes the STR rule so interesting is the ability to use cost segregation studies to get bonus depreciation creating paper losses that can offset other taxable income. It's a potent strategy that, when wielded correctly, can lead to substantial tax savings but it is not without its nuances, as you might expect, or its complications – all of which are explained in this episode.
    For example, record keeping is a consistent theme with these real estate related tax incentives, and Tom underscores the importance of maintaining detailed records to substantiate one's active involvement in property management, a critical defense should the IRS come knocking.
    If you are interested in learning more about the potential of STRs and want to learn more about how you can leverage investing in them to reduce you tax burden, this conversation provides a detailed guide. Tom doesn't just present the STR loophole; he offers a blueprint for real estate investors seeking to optimize their passive income using this corner of the Code.
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    In this brand new podcast series at GowerCrowd, The Real Estate Reality Show, we take a realistic view of commercial real estate investing, providing pragmatic insights for passive investors who are looking for sponsors they can trust and distressed opportunities they can invest in.
    You’ll find no quick fixes or easy money ideas here, no sales pitches, big egos or hype.
    You’ll learn how to build your wealth while protecting your capital investing as a limited partner in commercial real estate investments, even and especially during an economic downturn.

    Subscribe to our free newsletter here. 

    • 38 min
    Tax Efficient Strategies for the Real Asset Investor

    Tax Efficient Strategies for the Real Asset Investor

    Today's episode is the next in our series on tax incentives for real estate investors and my guest, Dave Zook of the Real Asset Investor is a true master of the art of minimizing taxes while maximizing passive income streams. His career started investing in multifamily real estate, but he has successfully migrated into other tax efficient asset classes.
    You're going to hear from Dave his personal experiences of how high-income earners can develop programs for themselves for investing and living life tax efficiently. Dave describes the specific investments he makes personally and, without making any recommendations (of course) he also provides direct access to resources for how you can research and do the same yourself.
    Specifically, Dave talks about the tax and income benefits of investing in multifamily real estate, car-washes, ATM machines, self-storage, gas and oil, and other asset classes you may have never thought about before or imagined were within your reach.
    Dave's approach stresses the significance of picking the right types of investments and collaborating with top-notch professionals for managing these investments effectively.
    Join me as Dave Zook lays out his blueprint for strategic investment—emphasizing tax smarts, diversifying assets wisely, and the essential practice of teaming up with the industry's best.
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    In this brand new podcast series at GowerCrowd, The Real Estate Reality Show, we take a realistic view of commercial real estate investing, providing pragmatic insights for passive investors who are looking for sponsors they can trust and distressed opportunities they can invest in.
    You’ll find no quick fixes or easy money ideas here, no sales pitches, big egos or hype.
    You’ll learn how to build your wealth while protecting your capital investing as a limited partner in commercial real estate investments, even and especially during an economic downturn.

    Subscribe to our free newsletter here. 

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Sher61584 ,

Very Informative

This is a great podcast that gives detailed, up-to-date and interesting information about the current state of the CRE market.

bradchandlercoaching ,

Great Podcast!!!

I recently had the pleasure of tuning into the Real Estate Crowdfunding show Podcast. This show is incredibly informative and provides great insight into the world of real estate crowdfunding. Hosts Mark and Tim are knowledgeable and engaging. Their guests provide a wealth of tips and advice on everything from the basics of real estate crowdfunding to in-depth strategies. The show also features interviews with industry experts that offer valuable perspective and insight into the industry. I highly recommend the Real Estate Crowdfunding show Podcast to anyone looking to explore this intriguing and potentially lucrative industry. Five stars!

Ghiga31 ,

Adam Gower shows is true colors

Adam was my landlord. He’s an awful guy, two-faces and a thief. Not just my experience but every tenant that has been unlucky to rent one of his properties. Unsure it makes sense to get any advice from him, no matter competence and experience he lacks integrity for sure.
Your choice.

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