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The Real Estate Syndication Show is a 7-day-a-week podcast where Whitney Sewell interviews the most successful entrepreneurs in the commercial real estate business. The show was created to help every active investor learn how the syndication business works, improve their business and help passive investors understand where to invest when wanting to diversify into real estate.

The Real Estate Syndication Show Whitney Sewell

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    • 4.9 • 276 Ratings

The Real Estate Syndication Show is a 7-day-a-week podcast where Whitney Sewell interviews the most successful entrepreneurs in the commercial real estate business. The show was created to help every active investor learn how the syndication business works, improve their business and help passive investors understand where to invest when wanting to diversify into real estate.

    WS1503: Learning Better Marketing Skills | Andy Hagans

    WS1503: Learning Better Marketing Skills | Andy Hagans

    For accredited investors, marketing is what they try to get better at. In today’s episode, Andy Hagans explains to us, in-depth, his personal marketing strategies and how he’s still able to attract numerous accredited investors. He gives off the right amount of value we need to learn better marketing skills we can apply to our business.

    But what is interesting about this episode is when he details his six-step process as a sponsor and guides us on how to do it as well. He even elaborated on the further importance of niching down, identifying your strengths, and crafting a concise brand story. Catch us now and also find out how to stand out in a crowded market and how to know your way around consistent content marketing that’ll scale up the marketing side of your business!

    • 40 min
    WS1502: How To Improve Your Renewal Rates | Sandhya Seshadri

    WS1502: How To Improve Your Renewal Rates | Sandhya Seshadri

    How do measure the success of your multifamily syndication business? Is it by the number of investors you were able to get, or is it by the number of tenants, or the low vacancy rate? There are different factors to consider to gauge the success of a multifamily deal, but Sandhya Seshadri measures it through their renewal rates.
    Sandhya is a returning guest on the show and today she talks about how you can improve your renewal rates. For Sandhya, making your tenants happy can give you advantages in many ways than you could ever think of. She emphasizes that for an operator to be successful, you have to consider what your tenants think of the property and it doesn't have to cost you much. Tune in now and find out how you can improve your renewal rates today!

    Key Points From This Episode: 
    Sandhya talks about her journey into commercial real estate.Sandhya shares she realized early on that it's always the business folks who have the say on what to do and engineers just follow.Sandhya’s big passion is to improve the communities that they built by hosting different activities.How does Sandhya improve the renewal rates in her apartments?How often does Sandhya hold events in her community and how involved is she with the planning?Sandhya’s personal favorite event that they did in the community.What are the ways in which Sandhya and her team are finding ways to drive value to their investors?Sandhya gives emphasis on maximizing your in-house capabilities.The importance of asset managers paying close attention to the needs of the tenants.Sandhya shares that they are still able to get their pro forma rents across their properties.Where is the opportunity for growth in the next six to twelve months?Sandhya talks about the bridge loans that they have and her plans around them.Persistence led Snadhya to success in the commercial real estate space.Tweetables:
    “Once I became an investor, rather than just a W2 employee, that's when I really started seeing my money multiply.”
    “I stayed away from the 4 Ts (of real estate) – the tenants’ toilets, trash, and termites of single-family rentals. And I heard about multifamily, like really large-scale 100-doors kind of deals, where you could employ third-party property management to do all the work for you. And that just made a lot of sense.”
    “Find ways to add value to residents and what they're willing to pay for.”
    “There's always a path. And if someone else's path doesn't work for you, you carve your own.”
    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Sandhya Seshadri on LinkedIn
    Multifamily For You website
    WS411: Why Mindset Matters with Sandhya Seshadri
    About Sandhya Seshadri
    Sandhya Seshadri is an experienced general partner in all aspects of multifamily from broker relationships, underwriting, analysis, and raising capital to closing syndication deals without delays.
    Sandhya is a hands-on Operator with a strong focus on asset management after the honeymoon is over to add value to the two different customers in apartment investing who are the Limited Partners as well as Multifamily residents.  Sandhya is invested in 4000+ doors with $140MM+ AUM.
    In her former life, Sandhya used to actively trade stocks and she has worked for 12+ years at a Fortune 500 company in Dallas, managing $80M projects with budgets in excess of $28M.  Sandhya holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering as well as an MBA.

    • 22 min
    WS1501: Life Bridge Capital’s ‘Spreadsheet Guy’ | Luke Hall

    WS1501: Life Bridge Capital’s ‘Spreadsheet Guy’ | Luke Hall

    Business growth entails more work and hiring more people to handle the change and do the job better. In another segment of Life Bridge Capital’s team series, find out the main functions of the ‘spreadsheet guy’ of the team, Luke Hall. He talks about how he’s constantly analyzing deals and mastered figuring out those spreadsheets and numbers.

    As an analyst, part of Luke’s job is to pick deals in the market, dive deeper into them, and make those models work for Life Bridge. And today, Luke shares with us how to do them and how he does the underwriting for Life Bridge. Catch us now and find out Luke’s recent research about the market and why your acquisition area has to be creative. 

    • 29 min
    WS1500: Starting A Debt Fund | Ruben Izgelov

    WS1500: Starting A Debt Fund | Ruben Izgelov

    Real estate debt funds have grown in popularity since the 2008 financial crisis offering smaller investors an alternative source of funding apart from banks with more stringent loan requirements. Not only have debt funds risen in popularity among borrowers but they have also become a favored form of investment for investors with the steady returns that they provide. But, how does one start a private debt fund?
    Ruben Izgelov of We Lend, LLC enlightens us about real estate debt funds in today’s episode. With decades of experience in real estate investing, Ruben saw the need to step up the private lending space and decided to put up his own private lending platform. Achieving major success funding a thousand loans worth $400 million in just a few years, Ruben has now shifted to debt funds. Find out what prompted the shift, what makes debt funds different from private lending, and why investors should take notice.

    Key Points From This Episode: 
    How Ruben was introduced to real estate at the age of 10.How his family became a private lender for real estate developers and flippers.Dropping out of junior high school, how did Ruben manage to buy and flip houses?Why did Ruben eventually decide to go back to school?How has Ruben started and grown their private lending business?How does the debt fund operate differently from the loans they offer?Ruben compares the economic and market conditions of 2008 with that of today and how he plans to navigate uncertain periods.With the benefit of hindsight, what would Ruben do differently in his real estate career?Ruben’s predictions on the economy for the next six to twelve months and how he prepares for a downturn.How does Ruben find top talent and source new investors?The metrics that Ruben tracks and habits that have produced the highest return for him.The biggest contributor to Ruben’s success, his way of giving back, and his contact information.Tweetables:
    “One lesson that I would take back from my early real estate career is to learn how to bring investors together.”
    "You can hit similar returns being a lender as you could being a landlord. The only difference is the fact that you don't have to work as hard."
    "Just like there's a lot to learn in buying real estate, there's a lot to learn in lending against real estate."

    Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
    Ruben Izgelov on LinkedIn
    We Lend, LLC Nationwide Private Lending
    Send an email to Ruben
    We Lend on LinkedIn
    We Lend on Twitter

    About Ruben Izgelov
    With over a decade in the real estate industry – acquiring, flipping, developing, and financing over $500 million worth in real estate – Ruben has quickly become a renowned real estate expert, speaker, and guide for many professionals in the industry. The most successful time in Ruben’s career was during the 2009 financial crisis; during this time, he bought, fixed, and sold distressed properties, which showed his determination in both bullish and bearish markets. After using private money financing himself, he quickly saw the innovation desperately needed in the private lending space and decided to spearhead it by co-founding We Lend, LLC (a private lending platform).

    Ruben originally, however, started as a hard-working eight-year-old boy distributing flyers on the streets of New York, and to this day still takes that work ethic with him everywhere he goes. He is a graduate of St. Johns University and Touro School of Law, where he earned a BS in legal studies and his JD, finishing cum laude and magna cum laude.

    • 33 min
    WS1499: Taking Care of Your People as Their Leader | Whitney Sewell

    WS1499: Taking Care of Your People as Their Leader | Whitney Sewell

    Taking care of your people is one of the keys to great leadership. It’s the secret sauce that fosters healthy relationships and holds organizations together. But how can leaders invest in their biggest asset in the organization to empower them?

    In today’s episode, Life Bridge Capital founder Whitney Sewell shares his experience with what it means to genuinely take care of people. Listen as Whitney reveals nuggets of leadership wisdom that both young and old enterprise leaders can learn from.

    • 18 min
    WS1498: Successful Mobile Home Park Investing | #Highlights

    WS1498: Successful Mobile Home Park Investing | #Highlights

    The mobile home park is described as a unique real estate asset class. What makes it unique and attractive? We find out in this #Highlights episode with successful mobile home parks entrepreneurs Ryan Groene and Charlie Ansanelli.

    Ryan talks about his journey in the industry, his success with mobile home investing, and why this asset class is so unique. Meanwhile, Charlie says mobile park homes are not pandemic proof – nothing is, but he says it is pandemic resistant. Listen now and learn how you can seal your success in this asset class!

    • 16 min

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276 Ratings

276 Ratings

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I love this show because of the interesting guests that Steven brings on. Often times they are some of the leaders in their respective concentrations so I find it very helpful to listen to and learn from them. Would recommend this show to anyone looking to broaden their knowledge on CRE and CRE investing.

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Whitney Sewell is the truth! A true journalist in real estate bringing great guests to his audience. Real value and real information. Highly recommended show.

Clayton Hep ,

Whitney Sewell has an amazing podcast!

Not only does Whitney have great guests, but his heart is gold. Many of his proceeds go to helping orphans with his Lifebridge foundation!

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