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We Build Great Apartment Communities is dedicated to the process and strategies for transforming apartment buildings into thriving communities, and improving how people live.

We Build Great Apartment Communities John Brackett

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We Build Great Apartment Communities is dedicated to the process and strategies for transforming apartment buildings into thriving communities, and improving how people live.

    Building Your Real Estate Brand with John Casmon

    Building Your Real Estate Brand with John Casmon

    Having a brand helps deliver your message to your audience. It’s the who, what, how, why, and where of any company. When done right, it can help set your business apart from your competitors and attract ideal clients and investors.
    With proper marketing, you can bring your brand to a whole new level and bring in more opportunities for yourself and your business.
    Learn how you can build a brand as John Brackett interviews John Casmon, the host of Target Market Insights podcast!
    John is a Real Estate Entrepreneur and an expert in marketing. After realizing the value of real estate in helping him take control over his finances, he left his corporate 9 to 5 and dived into real estate. Now, he has integrated his marketing skills and expertise into his real estate brand in order to help busy professionals create wealth and passive income through multifamily investments!
    Leverage your business today as John talks about branding, raising capital, why it’s relevant to your business, and how to attract great investors through your brand!
     
    Episode Highlights:
    How John got into the field of marketing and why he shifted to real estate How took control over his future (career, finances, and business) John’s takeaway from the book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad Becoming a better marketer The value and power of constantly developing your skillset How and why branding is relevant to the real estate investing Debunking misconceptions about branding The 3 C’s to raising capital and building relationships Using branding to attract great investors How to become an effective marketer How to create a brand that communicates who you are  
    Where to reach John
    LinkedIn Twitter Casmon Capital Target Market Insights: Multifamily + Marketin‪g‬ Podcast


    About our Guest:
    John Casmon launched Casmon Capital Group to help busy professionals invest in real estate without taking on a second job. He and his team have helped families invest close to $90M in multifamily apartments to create passive income and generational wealth. 
    John hosts the Target Market Insights: Multifamily + Marketing podcast and is the co-founder of the Midwest Real Estate Networking Summit. As a former marketing executive, John oversaw marketing campaigns for General Motors, PepsiCo, and MillerCoors.
     
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    Instagram @webuildgreatcommunities Facebook @buildingreatcommunities LinkedIn @brackettjohn Website www.fidelitybps.com Subscribe to The We Build Great Apartment Communities
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    Fidelity Business Partners, Inc.
    6965 El Camino Real Suite 105-190
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    D: 760-301-5311
    F: 760-987-6065

    • 43 min
    The Dynamics of Partnerships for Multifamily Investments with Ashton and Chris Levarek

    The Dynamics of Partnerships for Multifamily Investments with Ashton and Chris Levarek

    Partnerships can be complicated when the distribution of power isn’t clear or talked about or -- but for brothers Chris and Ashton Levarek, they’ve managed to build a roadmap to success for their business.
    Join John Brackett in this episode as he interviews the Levarek brothers on how to navigate the complexities of partnerships in real estate!
    Make sure you stick to the end to get tips on how they're managing their employees and their 90-day sprint journey!
     
    Episode Highlights:
    How the Levarek Brothers started their partnership in real estate Ashton and Chris talks about when did their company start to pick up The book that Ashton and Chris used as a roadmap for business How the brothers divided the work between their partnership Partnering up with more firms for first projects How Ashton and Chris crafted their operating agreements Ashton and Chris share their vision and values The 90-day Sprint How the Levarek brothers funded one of their projects How Ashton and Chris manage their people Connect with Ashton:
    LinkedIn Connect with Chris:
    LinkedIn About the Guests:
    Chris was a former firefighter in the United States Airforce, he graduated from Arizona State University and holds an information technology leadership role in the banking industry.
    His brother, Ashton, was an Air Force Special Operations pararescue jumping with a Bachelors in Sports, Health, and Science. He currently works as a full-time real estate investor managing partner.
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    Valkere Investment Group  
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    Fidelity Business Partners, Inc.
    6965 El Camino Real Suite 105-190
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    D: 760-301-5311
    F: 760-987-6065

    • 50 min
    Humble Beginnings: How Small Investments can Work for You with Michael Ealy

    Humble Beginnings: How Small Investments can Work for You with Michael Ealy

    Not everyone has the privilege to start on stable ground, there will always be different factors that affect our situations. But even with this, the best we can do is learn from others and make informed investments to hopefully pull us up from where we started.
    Working from humble beginnings, one good investment was all it took for Michael Ealy to gain his footing and letting his money work for itself. Making his profit first on multifamily homes, Michael earned his fortune and has recently delved into the hospitality industry.
    Join John Brackett in this new episode as he interviews Michael Ealy on how small investments can be the stepping stone into a profitable multifamily and property portfolio!
    Listen in as Michael walks us through his thoughts and mindset when deciding where to put money into specific niches. There’s a lot to learn from him, so be sure to take notes and apply it in your own life and investments!
     
    Episode Highlights:
    How Michael started in the real estate industry Michael's first few investments Looking for new ventures in hospitality How Michael handles his investment allocation Michael's most profitable multifamily investments The biggest challenges Michael faced in the industry Connect with Michael Ealy:
    LinkedIn Instagram Nassau Investments About Our Guest:
    Michael Ealy founded and currently stands as the Chief Executive Officer of Nassau Investments operating in the Cincinnati area. With over 20-years experience, he has applied his knowledge in real estate and asset management to negotiate hundreds of real estate transactions.
     
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    Fidelity Business Partners, Inc.
    6965 El Camino Real Suite 105-190
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    D: 760-301-5311
    F: 760-987-6065

    • 38 min
    Finding Your Niche Till Your Rich! with Willi Mandrell

    Finding Your Niche Till Your Rich! with Willi Mandrell

    One of the common mistakes people in the rental property business make is not knowing what market to commit and focus on. After all, you as an entrepreneur and investor should thoroughly understand your product.
    Today's episode is about a successful real estate millionaire who has built a niche in the multifamily space, particularly in the Boston area.
    Join John Brackett and Willie Mandrell for another great episode packed with lessons and strategies that'll allow you to scale and leverage your business!
    Willie Mandrell is a self-made multi-millionaire real estate investor, broker, coach, lecturer & author! And he is going to talk about his real estate journey, how you can build a profitable rental portfolio that'll allow you to achieve financial freedom!
    Create your own path as Willie shares his expertise and experience on the beauty of niching down plus some dealmaking skills, I'm sure you don't want to miss!
     
    Episode Highlights:
    What inspired Willie to go into real estate? Financial freedom is different than what they teach you in school Going the opposite direction of masses Understanding economic cycles The greatest lesson that Willi learned inside and outside of academia Spend less time talking about yourself and more time on asking questions, and follow-ups Why your ego is your greatest enemy Sourcing and closing Treat your company like a company Leverage, network, and build relationships with like-minded people who wants the best for you and your business Construction, an area of complexity with a lot of opportunities Connect with Willie:
    LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Instagram Willie's Website About Our Guest:
    As a buyer, seller, and broker he's been involved with well over 200 million in real estate transactions. He has been featured in numerous trade magazines and he is a frequent guest on real estate and wealth-related podcast, television, & radios shows across the US. Willie is the author of Cash Flow Secrets, a book on real estate investing & finance tips most people are never taught but need to know.
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    Cash Flow Secrets: Real Estate, Investing & Wealth Management Principles They Failed To Teach ---
     
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    Instagram @webuildgreatcommunities Facebook @buildingreatcommunities LinkedIn @brackettjohn Website www.fidelitybps.com Subscribe to The We Build Great Apartment Communities
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    Fidelity Business Partners, Inc.
    6965 El Camino Real Suite 105-190
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    D: 760-301-5311
    F: 760-987-6065

    • 47 min
    Loving Chicago with Amy Duong Kim: Why you should consider Investing in Chicago's Real Estate Market

    Loving Chicago with Amy Duong Kim: Why you should consider Investing in Chicago's Real Estate Market

    Are you looking to invest in the Chicago real estate market? If you're wondering where to buy and look with Chicago's unique and diverse neighborhoods, today's episode is going to guide you to your answer!
    Join John Brackett, CEO – Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Business Partners and Host of We Build Great Apartment Communities Podcast as he interviews Amy Duong of the Kim Duong Kim Global at Compass!
    Amy Duong Kim is the Senior Broker and Founding Member at Compass Chicago, a technology-driven real estate company.
    You're definitely going to learn some really cool things about Chicago in this episode! Find your home, know where to invest and how as Amy shares how she got into real estate, built up her business, grow her portfolio, as well as the things you need to know when investing in Chicago!
    Episode Highlights:
    How Amy got rooted in Chicago and into the field of real estate? Finding your niche and understanding what your international client is looking as well as why they'd want to invest in the United States Diversifying your portfolio Why Chicagoans love Chicago Things to look for when investing in a metro like Chicago Investing trends in Chicago How COVID-19 changed the real estate investing landscape in Chicago Multifamily in Chicago Greystones and Brownstones in Chicago Places in Chicago that's attracting more investments  
    Connect with Amy:
    Instagram LinkedIn Duong Kim Group  
    About Our Guest:
    Amy is an alumna of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science. Prior to her real estate career, she worked as an actuarial consultant. 
    Her ability to adapt quickly to the real estate market has allowed her to take each opportunity as a learning moment--- ultimately creating a stepping stone that really helped accelerate her career. She has been able to help many people find and sell their homes, and is also extremely proficient on the commercial side.
    Amy’s expertise speaks for itself, as she’s received accolades from the Chicago Association of Realtors, Chicago Agent Magazine, Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, and five-star reviews on Yelp, Linkedin, and Zillow. She’s won two Chicago Agent’s Who’s Who Awards, and has been featured in TimeOut Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Curbed, Yahoo, Wall Street Journal, ABC News and The Today Show with NBC.
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson ---
     
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    Instagram @webuildgreatcommunities Facebook @buildingreatcommunities LinkedIn @brackettjohn Website www.fidelitybps.com Subscribe to The We Build Great Apartment Communities
    Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Do you think you would be a great fit for the show? Apply to be a guest by clicking .
    Fidelity Business Partners, Inc.
    6965 El Camino Real Suite 105-190
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    D: 760-301-5311
    F: 760-987-6065

    • 28 min
    Scaling Real Estate Deals & Adding Value In It Through Technology with Feras Moussa

    Scaling Real Estate Deals & Adding Value In It Through Technology with Feras Moussa

    Technology has definitely shaped and transformed the way we do business today. 
    From automated underwritings to social media, technology now is evolving and looking for more ways to create and add value to companies.
    Today’s guest is an entrepreneur at heart with a background in tech.
    On this episode John Brackett, CEO – Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Business Partners and Host of We Build Great Apartment Communities Podcast interviews Feras Moussa on how he utilizes technology to add and create more value in real estate and how he is scaling it!
    Find out how Feras is helping investors like you achieve passive income through real estate investments, and how he found his passion in the industry!
     
    Episode Highlights:
    How Feras found his passion in real estate How Feras found a way to add systems into his business and create a greater layer of visibility How Feras scaled his investments Feras acquisition process Don’t be a time vampire The criteria that Feras use from the initial discovery phase of whether or not a deal advances to underwriting How to leverage your VAs to help you underweight right The challenge when you focus on efficiency Is fresh capital healthy or not? How Feras is capitalizing assets and financing it How Feras utilizes technology to create and add more value  
    Where to reach Feras
    LinkedIn Twitter Instagram Disrupt Equity Twitter Instagram  
    About our Guest:
    Feras is an entrepreneur at heart with a tech background. Feras graduated from the University of Texas with a Computer Science degree, and worked at Microsoft straight from college. Feras later resigned from Microsoft to ‘bring tech to industries that lack it’, where he later found his passion for real estate. Feras quickly built a portfolio of rentals, completing 9 closings in his first 12 months.  After having seen the results of rentals, Feras later decided to scale up into apartment complexes, where he met Ben and started Disrupt Equity, a company focused on multi-family acquisition and investments for investors, and in doing so, help leverage his strengths in tech to better identify quality investments for investors. Feras has helped raise millions of dollars for multifamily syndication.
     
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    Instagram @webuildgreatcommunities Facebook @buildingreatcommunities LinkedIn @brackettjohn Website www.fidelitybps.com Subscribe to The We Build Great Apartment Communities
    Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Do you think you would be a great fit for the show? Apply to be a guest by clicking .
    Fidelity Business Partners, Inc.
    6965 El Camino Real Suite 105-190
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    D: 760-301-5311
    F: 760-987-6065

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

TexasAggie05 ,

Fantastic Podcast

John is a fantastic host and is a ball of energy. He provides his guests and listeners engaging content to learn and grow in real estate.

Ima listener ,

AWESOME!

John is an awesome host and wealth of knowledge! I highly recommend the listen!

MAW8863 ,

Fantastic show!

John does an excellent job at engaging his guests and asking detailed questions. He tries to understand their business as if it were his own and applies his own knowledge to the discussion. Very insightful and a good listen for anyone trying to enter or already active in the MF investing space.

- Michael Wayne

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