94 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.

    How to Use Inflation to Your Advantage with Bronson Hill

    How to Use Inflation to Your Advantage with Bronson Hill

    Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Bronson Hill as he explains what real financial freedom looks like, how investing in multifamily reacts to inflation, and why you can't print your way to prosperity. During COVID, Bronson didn't know what to expect as an investor, but as the author of The Single Best Investment Strategy During (and After) a Pandemic, tune into Bronson as he speaks about why multifamily properties are the absolute best place to park your hard-earned cash in.


    In this episode you will learn:


    Bronson Hill – when is the right time to leave a great job?

    The Law of the First Deal and Its Influence

    Multifamily is a hedge against inflation!

    Why should you pay attention to inflation rates?

    What are the five (5) major benefits of investing in multifamily?


    About Bronson Hill:


    Bronson Hill bought his first rental house in 2006 and rented it out when he moved two years later.  After refinancing and getting $400 a month in cash flow, he was amazed. Later, Bronson started buying houses in Ohio, and his plan was to buy at least 30 homes, replace his income, and experience financial freedom. 


    He reconnected with a family member who owned many multifamily apartments who told him, "Your plan sounds like a lot of work!  Also, everyone I know that has done multifamily wishes that they started sooner. Why don't you just do multifamily?"


    That led to Bronson starting a multifamily meetup group in the city where he lives (Pasadena, CA) and partnering with an experienced syndicator (one who raises money to buy apartment buildings or other assets). He contributed with some of the diligence and raising capital.  Being a multifamily syndicator is something Bronson is proud of, and he loves helping others start investing in this asset class.


    The advantages of better returns, lower risk, tax advantages, and passive income make multifamily syndication the best investment available.


    Connect with Bronson Hill on:


    Website:              https://bronsonequity.com/


    Grab your FREE copy of The Single Best Investment Strategy During (and After) a Pandemic, Report by Bronson Hill:


    https://bronsonequity.com/report/


    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


     

    • 26 min
    Managing Your Real Estate Portfolio Like a Business with Whitney Elkins-Hutten

    Managing Your Real Estate Portfolio Like a Business with Whitney Elkins-Hutten

    Join Daniel Nickles with his guest Whitney Elkins-Hutten as she talks about the questions you need to ask yourself before investing in rentals, the mindset that helps you elevate yourself as an investor, and whether or not you can run a portfolio of passive investments like a business. For both Whitney and Daniel, letting go of control as an investor truly is a challenge. Although for Whitney, no matter how hard it is, what will help you invest passively with sound and informed decisions is the level of due diligence you're willing to take.


    In this episode you will learn:


    Whitney Elkins-Hutten – on discovering cash flow from rentals

    Three questions to get started on real estate investing

    What are strengths, and what are gifts?

    What a business owner essentially earns

    Can you manage passive investments like a business?


    About Whitney Elkins-Hutten:


    The beginning of Whitney's real estate career went better than most—her first-ever rental in 2002 was a huge success. It was on her second deal that she almost lost it all. Those two experiences shaped Whitney's real estate journey into what it is today. Knowing there had to be a right way and that success always leaves clues, she studied the greatest real estate juggernauts and replicated the personal finance and wealth creation strategies that they used to create financial freedom.


    Since that first rental, Whitney partnered in over $700M+ of real estate — including over 5000+ residential units (MF, MHP, SFR, and assisted living) and more than 1400+ self-storage units across 7 states — and experienced flipping over $3M in residential real estate. Still, reaping the rewards of her hard work isn't enough for her. Whitney wants to help people discover what she did—the real estate knowledge that will give them financial freedom.


    That's why Whitney started ASH Wealth (ashwealth.com) in 2018 and launched her real estate mentorship program, the Investor Accelerator Mentorship Program. Through the IAMP, she helps budding real estate investors develop a clear, workable plan that gives them the results they dream of, solves their startup or scaling issues, and drives massive progress towards not only their real estate and financial goals… but their lifestyle goals.


    Connect with Whitney Elkins-Hutten on:


    Website:              https://ashwealth.com/


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


    Instagram:          https://www.passiveinvesting.com/whitney/


    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

    • 31 min
    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

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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