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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.

    Land as an Investment Vehicle with Dan Haberkost

    Land as an Investment Vehicle with Dan Haberkost

    For the past episodes, we have been talking a lot about multi-family assets and all the types of housing you can think about in the real estate space. So let’s shift a bit and think about land as an investment opportunity. In this episode, we have Dan Haberkost who talks about utilizing land as a vehicle to other kinds of real estate opportunities and as an asset itself. He also discusses how purchasing land can be a cheaper alternative to housing investments.
    Let’s listen in and take notes as John and Dan explore land as an investment opportunity. Who knows, this might be the episode that gets your ball rolling in real estate!
     
    Episode Highlights:
    Types of Land Investments Purchasing Failed Projects Pursuing Opportunities by Mail Monetizing Land Cost of Colorado Lots Strategies for Growth Importance of an Acquisitions Manager  
    Connect with Reid:
    Dan Haberkost Website  Instagram  FaceBook  Email   
    About Our Guest:
    "At the age of 25, Dan Haberkost has managed to build an impressive real estate business & portfolio that allows him the freedom to live & work where he wants while spending a great deal of time pursuing his passions
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    6965 El Camino Real Suite 105-190
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    • 28 min
    Multi-Family Assets and Affordable Housing with Reid Bennett

    Multi-Family Assets and Affordable Housing with Reid Bennett

    The pandemic has affected the real estate space in more ways than one. Blueprints, schematics, and plans have been thrown out the window as no one was prepared for the impact of COVID19. Everyone had to regroup and ground themselves in order to keep moving forward. In this episode, John has Reid Bennett, a pro of over 20 years, talk about multi-family and affordable housing. He also discusses strategies and how these two assets could get you through these times of uncertainty in the market.
    Let’s tune in as John extracts “multi-million nuggets of knowledge” from the great, Reid Bennett.
     
    Episode Highlights:
    Approaches to underwriting Strategies During Inflation Trading Multi-Family Assets 1031 Exchange CCIM Institute Condominium Conversion Financing Parallels between 2008 and 2021  Affordable Housing Communities Section 42 Communities Re-syndication Internal Rate of Return  
    Connect with Reid:
    LinkedIn  Twitter  Email   
    About Our Guest:
    Reid Bennett, CCIM serves as National Council Chair of Multifamily Properties for SVN International and a Senior Vice President for SVN - Chicago Commercial. As a licensed managing broker, he focuses primarily on the sale of apartment communities across the Midwest and also teams up with members of his council to serve clients across the country in over 150 markets. Reid prides himself on understanding the nuances and analysis of multiple unit apartment dwellings & low-income Section 8 & Section 42 communities.
    In 2016, 2018 & 2021 Reid received the Partners Circle Award from SVN where he was ranked in the top .02% among all 1,200+ SVN advisors in the world for the third time.
    A graduate from the University of Iowa, Reid also has achieved the highly coveted designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).
    Also active in his community, Reid chaired the Development Committee for River North Residents Association (RNRA) where he worked in conjunction with developers and area residents to foster responsible development in one of Chicago’s most active and desirable neighborhoods.
    Prior to merging with SVN, Reid worked with condominium converters as well as large apartment complex buyers & sellers. He procured numerous multi-million dollar deals across the Midwest. Embodying the spirit of SVN, Reid fully utilizes the national platform and collaborative efforts to best perform for his clients on a global level.
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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

    • 56 min
    House Hacking and Remote Real Estate with Anthony Pinto

    House Hacking and Remote Real Estate with Anthony Pinto

    Stationed in Japan, a submarine officer, and owns about 360 units in the US? Yup. That’s our guest in this episode, Anthony Pinto. Like many investors and operators, Anthony started investing in the real estate business without any idea of how to do it. To make up for this, he read books like Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Set for Life by Scott Trench while working in a submarine. This opened up doors for him and with the help of an investor-friendly realtor, Anthony began his journey in real estate.
    Listen in as John and Anthony talk about the tricks of the trade as well as their experiences in multi-family real estate which you might, as a budding investor, find handy in your personal path to success.
     
    Episode Highlights:
    House Hacking Raising Capital Capital Raising Strategies Military Investor Standpoint Regulation A+ Fund Groundbreaker Remote Real Estate Investment  
    Connect with Anthony:
    FaceBook  LinkedIn  Pinto Capital Investments Website  Email   
    About Our Guest:
    Owns and manages Pinto Capital Investments (PCI), a real estate investment firm focused on acquiring affordable and workforce multifamily properties and apartment buildings through syndications. Since 2019, we have gone full cycle on 2 large apartment complexes (+100 units) with IRR in excess of 85%.
    Anthony partners with other like-minded syndicators and focus on apartment communities in desirable markets that show a predictable path of progress. We also offer our capital investors incredible, double-digit returns, equity ownership and tax benefits through our multifamily syndications.
     
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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

    • 58 min
    Financial Freedom through Real Estate with Timothy Lyons

    Financial Freedom through Real Estate with Timothy Lyons

    When you want to become a doctor you go to medical school. When you want to become a lawyer you go to law school. The road to become a professional can pretty much start from school. But what if you want to be an entrepreneur? No one really teaches how to be one at school. Tim, similar to a lot of entrepreneurs, learned the business by doing the work. He sought out mentors of the game and gained knowledge through their shared experiences. Each step and pitfalls he has taken has taught him something new.
    Being successful in anything you devote your time to requires repetition and consistency. So put in those “reps” by listening to the We Build Great Apartment Communities podcast and who knows, you might gain financial freedom like Tim!
     
    Episode Highlights
    Importance of Teams Seeking Mentors Leadership in Real Estate Becoming an Entrepreneur Data Analysis Raising Capital Syndication  
    Connect with Scott:
    LinkedIn  Cityside Capital Website  Email   
    About Our Guest:
    Tim is a 15 year veteran of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and currently serves as a lieutenant in the borough of Queens. Until recently, he also worked part-time as an emergency room RN at a level 1 trauma center. He brings years of real world management and leadership experience to his real estate investment career.
    Tim’s initial goal with real estate was to create passive income and in turn, be able to spend more time with his wife and three little girls. After partnering on a multifamily property he saw first-hand the power of real estate investing as an opportunity to create passive income and build wealth for his family.
    He started Cityside Capital with the goal of not only growing his own portfolio but also to help others realize the power that real estate investing can have on creating passive income and building wealth.
    Cityside Capital has $45 million of assets under management including 335 multifamily units. Tim has also invested as a limited partner in 256 multifamily units in Texas and in a large retail super center in Tennessee.
    He graduated from Providence College in 2005 and can often be spotted in the crowd when the Friars play in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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    Instagram @webuildgreatcommunities Facebook @buildingreatcommunities LinkedIn @brackettjohn Website www.fidelitybps.com  
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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

    • 37 min
    Real Estate Development with Scott Choppin

    Real Estate Development with Scott Choppin

    He’s back! In this episode of We Build Great Apartment Communities, the innovator of urban town houses graces the podcast once more! We have Scott Choppin, the CEO and Founder of The Urban Pacific Group of Companies, who started out as a real estate developer and project manager for various firms. White-knuckling it through adversity in the real estate space, Scott has paved the way for innovation and creativity that is currently challenging the traditional concept of housing.
    Keep an open mind and let’s listen in!
     
    Episode Highlights:
    Essentials of Deal-Making Real Estate Development Project Management Real Estate as a Framework of Knowledge Leadership and Teamwork Networking Urban Town House (UTH) House Renting Model Breaking Traditional Thinking  
    Connect with Scott:
    LinkedIn  FaceBook  Instagram  Twitter  Urban Pacific Website  Email   
    About Our Guest:
    Scott K. Choppin is the Founder of the Urban Pacific Group of Companies.
    Scott oversees all operations of the Urban Pacific family of companies, including business development, capital acquisition, and strategic planning. 
    Scott created Urban Pacific's new housing innovation called Urban Town House (UTH), which pairs private capital with middle income multi-generational rental housing,
    With over 35 years in the development business, Scott is a leader in the field, including a position on the Executive Committee of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. 
    Scott is a regular contributor to major media outlets throughout the nation, and has been published in Forbes Magazine, GlobeSt.com, the Los Angeles Times, Builder Magazine, Affordable Housing Finance, Affordable Housing News, and Multi-Family Executive Magazine. 
    Scott and his wife Becky have been together and happily married for 28 years. They are raising their three children, Sean Patrick 20, Dylan 17, and Jenna 13, who are the fourth generation in the Choppin family in their hometown of Long Beach, CA. 
    Scott holds a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo.
     
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    Instagram @webuildgreatcommunities Facebook @buildingreatcommunities LinkedIn @brackettjohn Website www.fidelitybps.com  
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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

    • 48 min
    Real Estate Business Management with Bob Lachance

    Real Estate Business Management with Bob Lachance

    “While we are learning, we are not dying.” After retiring from playing Hockey, Bob Lachance had two choices: go back to school and finish his studies, or venture into something new that would grant him financial stability. He chose to do the latter. Bob entered the real estate space knowing nothing about it. Determined to make it in real estate,  he started with a company as a “door-knocker” and started growing from there; learning and doing as he rose to the top.
    In this episode, Bob and John talk about the management side of real estate along with the details of creating a system for a successful business venture. Take notes! It’s about to get technical.
     
    Episode Highlights:
    Door-knocking Cycles of Real Estate Analysis and Acquisition of Property Due Diligence Real Estate Syndication Financial Investments Managing Assets Documenting Process Systems Assessing Market Conditions  
    Connect with Bob:
    LinkedIn  Reva Global Website  Email   
    About Our Guest:
    Bob Lachance has been an active business owner and real estate investor since 2004. Bob is an entrepreneur by nature and currently owns, operates and manages many different businesses around the world. Bob helped create one of the top Real Estate Coaching and Mentor programs in existence today and also created one of the premiere Virtual Assistants Staffing companies, REVA Global LLC. Bob is an expert in the real estate investing space and has an incredible reputation for creation, implementation, and execution.
    Bob is a sought-after mentor and industry expert, lending his voice to countless real estate investors, startups and entrepreneurs looking to take their businesses to the next level.
    Prior to getting into the business sector, Bob had a successful 8-year professional ice hockey career which allowed him the privilege of traveling and living all over the United States and Europe. Bob was also a member of the 1995 National Championship Boston University Ice Hockey Team.
     
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    Instagram @webuildgreatcommunities Facebook @buildingreatcommunities LinkedIn @brackettjohn Website www.fidelitybps.com  
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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

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Melanie M McDaniel ,

Engaging Host!

Listen and learn about commercial real estate! The host asks the hard questions, so you get past the fluff and into the nitty-gritty.

BossLady1972 ,

Outstanding host and engaged conversation

This is a great podcast driven by someone who not only cares about real estate - but also about community and people. It an essential combination but not at all common. It was a pleasure to participate on his show.

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.

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