92 episodes

It’s no secret that real estate is one of the best investment vehicles out there.

But with all the current uncertainty how do we know when and where to put our hard earned money to work for us?

It’s easy to become distracted by that shiny object or the ”next best thing.”

So how can we determine which strategies will best align with our financial goals?

Whether you’re an active real estate entrepreneur, a passive investor, or looking to get in to real estate investing, our goal is to provide investors with the insights and strategies to build our portfolios all while protecting our capital.

Two Smart Assets Daniel Nickles & Christopher Thompson

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

It’s no secret that real estate is one of the best investment vehicles out there.

But with all the current uncertainty how do we know when and where to put our hard earned money to work for us?

It’s easy to become distracted by that shiny object or the ”next best thing.”

So how can we determine which strategies will best align with our financial goals?

Whether you’re an active real estate entrepreneur, a passive investor, or looking to get in to real estate investing, our goal is to provide investors with the insights and strategies to build our portfolios all while protecting our capital.

    Getting Back Your Most Valuable Asset with Aileen Prak

    Getting Back Your Most Valuable Asset with Aileen Prak

    Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Aileen Prak as she speaks about the work behind building your investor mindset, the takeaways she utilized as a passive investor going to the active side, where she discovered the true meaning of passive income, and so much more. For Aileen, reputation is everything in real estate. And to build a reputation for yourself, education is one way. Education can't be taken away from you, she believes. And with a solid foundation for yourself, you can build value out of anything no matter what.


    In this episode you will learn:


    What is a better way to live a life for work and family?

    What investors benefit from syndicating

    You need to love what you're investing in!

    Aileen Prak – on getting past the mindset that blocks you

    The many areas that podcasting gives value to


    About Aileen Prak:


    Aileen Prak is one of the two managing partners of Bonavest Capital. Aileen has experience managing financial budgets for projects over $900M. She received her Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University.


    In Bonavest Capital, their mission is to find value-add properties to provide above-average returns and help investors achieve financial freedom through passive investing. They believe that respect, transparency, and integrity are essential for a successful partnership.


    Connect with Aileen Prak on:


    Website:              https://bonavestcapital.com/


    Connect with Two Smart Assets on:


    Website:              https://twosmartassets.com/


    Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/


    Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/


    YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw


     


    ✅Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:


    https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form


     


    📕Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:


    https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form


     


     

    • 27 min
    Investing in Industrial Real Estate with Chad Griffiths

    Investing in Industrial Real Estate with Chad Griffiths

    Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Chad Griffiths as he speaks about the three subcategories of industrial real estate,  why industrial properties aren't as ubiquitous as apartment buildings, what fuels the industrial real estate market, and more. Before getting into industrial real estate, Chad first dabbled into residential, then commercial. Sure, multifamily isn't bad, but for Chad, it just isn't for him. For Chad, knowing where you want to be as an investor is always more important.


    In this episode you will learn:


    What comes to mind when people hear commercial and industrial

    What industrial real estate consists of

    Chad Griffiths – on dealing with industrial property tenants

    How do you find the right tenant?

    The effect of eCommerce on the industrial real estate market


    About Chad Griffiths:


    Chad entered the commercial real estate industry in 2004 and has completed over 500 transactions with clients ranging from local companies to large institutional owners. Chad has been a top 15 producer with NAI Canada-wide since 2013 and became a partner of the Edmonton office in 2015.


    An active volunteer in the real estate and business community, Chad has previously served as Chair and board member of the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA), board member of NAIOP Edmonton, President of the South Edmonton Business Association, and member of the City of Edmonton Strathcona Junction Advisory Committee. Chad currently sits on the University of Alberta's Practice of Commercial Real Estate Course Advisory Committee.


    Chad has SIOR and CCIM designations, a Diploma in Urban Land Economics from UBC, and an MBA from TRU.


    Connect with Chad Griffiths on:


    LinkedIn:             https://www.linkedin.com/in/chadgriffiths/


    YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/c/ChadGriffithsCRE


    Email:                    cgriffiths@naiedmonton.com


    Connect with Two Smart Assets on:


    Website:              https://twosmartassets.com/


    Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/


    Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/


    YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw


     


    ✅Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:


    https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form


     


    📕Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:


    https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form


     

    • 30 min
    Finding Overlooked Opportunities and Seizing Them with Mason Moreland

    Finding Overlooked Opportunities and Seizing Them with Mason Moreland

    Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Mason Moreland as he talks about the perks of having a diverse background, the experience of running a vineyard business, and Texas Vine Country's journey on putting the wine-producing state of Texas on the bigger map. For Mason, having multiple skills is like neuroplasticity. The more you have, the more connections you get to make that create more possibilities.


    In this episode you will learn:


    Mason Moreland – on coming from distinct and varying fields

    The role curiosity plays in finding opportunities

    Does having many skills benefit you as an investor?

    On applying the methods of syndication to a winery

    Is vineyard development for you or not for you?


    About Mason Moreland:


    Mason is responsible for growth, process improvement, and finance/risk management at TVC. His superpower is underwriting unique assets, and his passion is finding overlooked opportunities and seizing them. Though he focuses on the Texas vineyard niche currently, throughout his career, he has worked in residential real estate investing, oil and gas, and environmental consulting.


    He is a herpetologist and is an alumnus of Texas Tech University. He likes to spend his time with his growing family and do anything that is challenging.


    Connect with Mason Moreland on:


    Website:              https://www.texasvinecountry.com/


    LinkedIn:             https://www.linkedin.com/in/mason-moreland


    Connect with Two Smart Assets on:


    Website:              https://twosmartassets.com/


    Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/


    Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/


    YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw


     


    ✅Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:


    https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form


     


    📕Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:


    https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form


     

    • 28 min
    Networking Your Way to Success with Esther Reizes-Lowenbein

    Networking Your Way to Success with Esther Reizes-Lowenbein

    Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Esther Reizes-Lowenbein as she talks about why she transitioned from speech pathology to real estate, what one can expect from residential and commercial real estate markets, and how she incredibly raised thirty million dollars of equity in just eight months. When asked about how she joggles multiple big-time deals with multiple kids, for Esther, it's all about hard work, prioritization, delegation, calendar management, and non-stop learning.


    In this episode you will learn:


    How Esther transitioned from speech pathology to real estate

    Why do most people start with residential?

    It's all about making connections, sharing, and being transparent!

    What is a fund?

    A crazy career in real estate and eight kids – how?


    About Esther Reizes-Lowenbein:


    Esther Reizes-Lowenbein has redefined the face of real estate by offering professional and on-demand service. Esther services the commercial real estate market as a realtor, investor, and syndicator. She has successfully closed over 300 million dollars in commercial transactions thus far. She is recognized as a "serial net-worker" and has a knack for connecting buyers, sellers, and investors.


    Esther holds a master's degree from Adelphi University. She is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. She takes great pride in her wonderful children. Additionally, Esther, together with her husband, is extremely active in their community and runs a not-for-profit, providing relief for underprivileged individuals.


    In just 8 months, Esther has successfully raised over 30 million dollars from coGP and JV investors.


    Connect with Esther Reizes-Lowenbein on:


    Website:              https://estherreizes.com/


    LinkedIn:              https://www.linkedin.com/in/esther-reizes-lowenbein-34992096/


    Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/estilowenbein/


    Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/Esther-Reizes-Lowenbein-at-EXP-Realty-205433843491193


    Email:                   Er@estherreizes.com


    Connect with Two Smart Assets on:


    Website:              https://twosmartassets.com/


    Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/


    Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/


    YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw


     


    ✅Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:


    https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form


     


    📕Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:


    https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form

    • 25 min
    Secrets of Achieving Financial Freedom with Eric Martel

    Secrets of Achieving Financial Freedom with Eric Martel

    Join Daniel Nickles with guest Eric Martel, the Founder of MartelTurnkey, as he talks about how different investment vehicles fit each individual differently, the everyday challenges of financial freedom to people, how beginners can find mentors, and about his book, Stop Trading Your Time for Money. When Eric was in college, he was amazed how his regular community college teacher could own a 36-unit apartment building and plan on building a shopping mall. Having that kind of testament in front of him, Eric knew there was something to passive investing. 


    In this episode you will learn: 


    Finding Mentors: First, look close and near. 


    Converting corporate pension plans to retirement saving plans 


    The Strategy Alignment Triangle 


    The Investment Quadrant 


    About the company Martel Turnkey 


    About Eric Martel: 


    Eric Martel is a Real Estate Investor, Entrepreneur,  Author, and Speaker. He has purchased his first apartment building at just 18 years of age while still at university. After graduation, in his position as an actuary, Eric was dismayed to see hundreds of company pension plans being rolled over into 401(k)s, shifting the retirement risk to employees.  


    This made him reconsider traditional beliefs about retirement savings. It also made him question his role as an actuary, so he joined the lucrative technology industry. A few years later, he lost a fortune during the dot-com crash of 2001, and he started looking for ways to earn passive income and stop trading time for money.  


    Eric started various businesses, including a gourmet sauce company, but eventually returned to his first love of real estate investing and formed MartelTurnkey. After just four years of rapid success, he was able to retire from his day job. Now Eric wants to share what he's learned, so people don't make the same mistakes he did. 


    Connect with Eric Martel on: 


    Website: https://marteleric.com/ 


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martele/ 


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHF0Ulr3iVPopnd_zaCp_4A/videos 


    Connect with Two Smart Assets on: 


    Website: https://twosmartassets.com/ 


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/ 


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/ 


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw 


     


    ✅Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal: 


    https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form 


     


    📕Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications: 


    https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form 

    • 28 min
    Create a Automatic 6-Figure Real Estate Investing Business with Dustin Heiner

    Create a Automatic 6-Figure Real Estate Investing Business with Dustin Heiner

    Join Daniel Nickles in this episode with Dustin Heiner, the Founder of Successfully Unemployed. Growing up, Dustin experienced multiple businesses as a natural active earner. But that was until corporate laid him off. In this discussion, Dustin talks about what lay-off taught him, how you should value yourself as a professional, how he approaches every business and investment, and what makes passive income really passive. For Dustin, corporate is only willing to pay you enough to keep you. Sometimes, by staying – you're actually losing money.


    In this episode you will learn:


    Dustin Heiner on growing up entrepreneurial

    The lessons of getting laid off from a government office

    How does Dustin approach residential real estate?

    Build the business first!

    The purpose of putting systems and rules


    About Dustin Heiner:


    Dustin is the founder and host of Successfully Unemployed, a Blog and Podcast about investing, entrepreneurship, and building your own dream life. His desire is to help people succeed in never working a job again.


    Successfully Unemployed is committed to helping people on their business journey by sharing insights on how to successfully create businesses and never work a job again. Successfully Unemployed values the story of each business owner and does not hide away from failures; instead, shares them openly.


    Connect with Dustin Heiner on:


    Website:              https://successfullyunemployed.co/


    https://www.masterpassiveincome.com/


    Podcast:              https://successfullyunemployed.co/podcast


    Connect with Two Smart Assets on:


    Website:              https://twosmartassets.com/


    Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/TwoSmartAssets/


    Instagram:          https://www.instagram.com/twosmartassets/


    YouTube:             https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5b8x2o3ByaPBcz5Lkev7uw


     


    ✅Check out our free apartment syndication sample deal:


    https://twosmartassets.com/sample-deal-form


     


    📕Don't forget to grab our free passive investing guide for apartment syndications:


    https://twosmartassets.com/investing-guide-form


     


     

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

BikingDane ,

Great podcast that provides a lot of value

Daniel and Chris have great guests on their podcast with a wide range of experience in the real estate field. I highly recommend listening to them if you want to accelerate your knowledge in the multifamily business.

Abailes ,

Great stuff!

Danny and Chris are doing a great job providing lots of valuable information for anyone interested in passive investing. Their guests cover a wide variety of topics in this space and are all very inspiring to anybody looking for financial success & freedom!

Bailey Kramer ,

Great Podcast!!

Daniel and Chris continue to create great podcasts! There conversations are insightful and the guests they bring on are high quality!!

I can’t wait for the next episode!

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