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GI14: $100 Million in Multifamily via Japanese and U.S Investors with Yoshi Asano

Yoshi Asano has been investing in Commercial investments over the past 14 years. Today as founder and managing director of BCF America Investments, he has been involved in more than $100 million worth of multifamily investments as a GP/sponsor; helping hundreds of US and Japanese investors acquire multifamily investments. Watch The Episode Here: Listen To [...]

Industrial Investors Drive Cap Rates Lower in Secondary and Tertiary Markets

Going into smaller markets in search of yield, industrial investors are starting to cause cap rate compression in those areas. Investors don’t like the high pricing and low cap rates on industrial assets, especially since cap rates continue to compress in some markets. But they still want to invest in this asset class, because continued […]

The U.S. Commercial Real Estate Market Remains Strong Despite Global Economic Concerns

Many savvy investors thought the markets reached its cycle peak a few years ago. That turned out not to be the case. Ten years since the economic expansion started after the Great Recession, commercial real estate remains strong. Many real estate professionals and investors expected markets, including real estate, to contract sooner, entering hyper-supply. At […]

GI13: Selling $200 Million Worth of Multifamily in Florida to Int’l Investors with Joe LaFleur

Joe LaFleur, a multifamily investment advisor with, specializes in the representation of multifamily buyers and sellers throughout the Central Florida Market. Using his transaction expertise, he has helped clients successfully close over 150 transactions totaling over $200,000,000 in volume. Joe provides value to his clients with superior knowledge of the multifamily asset class. He [...]

How to Turn That Eye Sore Into a Business Opportunity

When you tell most people that you are a “real estate investor”, they probably reply something to the effect of “oh, you flip houses?”. Whether or not this assumption is true in your case, the fact remains that one of the most popular forms of real estate investment is house “flipping”. Flipping is a term [...]

Nearly half of Americans have anxiety over their debt

This is causing physical and mental distress Adults in the U.S. over the age of 18 say they have an average of $29,800 in personal debt (not including mortgages), and 15% of Americans say they think they will be in debt for the rest of their lives. According to Northwestern Mutual’s 2019 Planning and Progress […]

GI12: From Broke to Over 1000 Doors, Chinese Investors & Building a Real Estate Empire with Mike Ealy

Michael Ealy started real estate investing in 1999. He made crucial mistakes which led him to losing everything in the early 2000s. Learning from this, Mike has since acquired over 1,000 apartment units, and due to his success, he has recently attracted the attention of some Chinese investors. Watch The Episode Here: Listen To The [...]

Blackstone Is in Talks to Buy the Bellagio and MGM Grand

The private equity firm is negotiating to be the buyer in the sale leaseback of the two casinos. (Bloomberg)—Blackstone Group Inc. is in advanced talks to buy and lease back the iconic Bellagio and MGM Grand Las Vegas casinos from MGM Resorts International, according to people with knowledge of the matter. They have yet to […]

Lenders Won’t Cover Rising Construction Costs on Multifamily Projects

To make up for rising materials costs, apartment developers are being forced to put more equity into their projects. Low interest rates are not enough to make up for the rising cost of construction on new apartment building projects. “The drop in interest rates will not make a bad project look good,” says Matthew Swerdlow, […]

GI11: Syndication Strategies after 900 doors and $120 million with Whitney Sewell

Whitney Sewell is the founder of Life Bridge Capital and works with accredited investors to improve their investment returns via multifamily syndication. They have invested in over 900 doors valued at over $120 million. Whitney hosts The Real Estate Syndication Show, a daily podcast, interviewing experts providing cutting-edge tools and strategies of the syndication business. [...]
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