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How To Buy Giant Apartment Buildings

How To Buy Giant Apartment Buildings

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What do the world's most savvy investors and real estate operators have to say? Join Mark Allen Kenny as he interviews top real estate experts every week. Get an inside look at apartment building investments.
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SPECIAL: How Cost Segregation Will Save You Millions

How To Buy Giant Apartment Buildings

Longterm Wealth With Real Estate
Jonathan Twombly is the President of Two Bridges Asset Management LLC, a syndication firm in Brooklyn, NY. He is also the founder and leader of the Multifamily education platform, Multifamily Launchpad.
July 14, 2021
Going 'All In' on Multifamily
Zach Haptonstall is the CEO and Co-Founder of Rise48 Equity.  He and his wife Grace co-founded the company which now has over $143MM in assets under management.  In addition, Zach also co-founded ZH Multifamily as a way to provide mentorship and educational resources about Apartment Investing.
June 23, 2021
Multifamily Wealth Secrets: Cable Contracts
Kevin Gardner, President of Multifamily Utility Solutions, helps multifamily property owners increase NOI through leveraging cable and internet access rights.  Kevin spent nearly 20 years with Comcast and today he helps owners increase their cash flow and the value of their properties.
June 9, 2021
Let's Build Wealth Together
Venkat Avasarala is a seasoned Real Estate professional. His main focus is ground-up development and acquiring value-add workforce housing.  Venkat has developed over 500 units and acquired over  3000 existing apartment units since 2016.  He has also raised over $85 Million from Individual Investors and manages assets valued at over $400 Million.
May 26, 2021
How Passion and Hard Work Translated Into $350 Million
John Cohen started investing in real estate in 2010. From there he went on to start Toro Real Estate Partners in 2015. Over the years John has been involved in over $350 million in various real estate transactions.
May 12, 2021
Taking Your Business to the Next Level
Sterling White, founder of Sonder Investment Group, is a multifamily investor specializing in value-add apartments in Indianapolis and other midwestern markets. With just over a decade of experience in the real estate industry, Sterling was involved with the management of over $10MM in capital, which is deployed across $18.9MM in multifamily assets.
April 28, 2021
Unlimited Upside...
Andrew Cushman is a principal at Vantage Point Acquisitions.  He started in real estate during the Great Recession with single-family house flips.  In 2011, Andrew transitioned into multifamily.  In total, Andrew and his team have acquired and repositioned over 1,800 multifamily units to date.
April 14, 2021
How To Thrive After a Market Crash
Mathew Owens is the owner and founder of OCG Properties, a company that specializes in value-add and multifamily real estate investments.  His company has purchased and renovated over 1000 properties in high cash flow markets around the country. Mathew also helps investors develop various cash-flow streams through syndications, promissory notes, and other real estate related assets.
April 7, 2021
Building Wealth With Multifamily
Prashant Kumar is the founder and managing partner of My Realty Gains.  His strategy is to acquire stable, income-producing apartment complexes in emerging U.S. markets.  Currently, he owns and manages over 1,200 units.  Prashant also runs several mastermind and meetup groups.  He is passionate about educating investors about building wealth with multifamily real estate.
March 31, 2021
A Billion Dollars of Real Estate Under Management
Michael Becker is a Principal at SPI Advisory LLC and heads up their office in Dallas. SPI Advisory specializes in repositioning multi-family assets. Under Michael's leadership, over the past 7 years, SPI Advisory has acquired approximately 10,000 units in the DFW & Austin markets.  He is also the host of the Multifamily Investing Show podcast.
March 24, 2021
Forward-Thinking Strategies in Multifamily...
Anna Myers, serves as Vice President at Grocapitus, a commercial real estate investment company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Grocapitus has a current portfolio of over 3,000 units for a total value of 345M.  As the lead underwriter for the company, Anna teaches deal analysis for MultifamilyU in quarterly Boot Camps. She is also a regular speaker on podcasts, webinars, and at conferences covering topics including Asset Management, Deal Analysis, Multifamily Syndication, and much more.
March 17, 2021
Investing for Growth in the U.S.
Reed Goossens is a real estate entrepreneur and Managing Partner of Wildhorn Capital. As a native Australian, Reed moved to the U.S. to pursue his investing career in early 2012.  Today Wildhorn Capital has a portfolio of over 1,800 units and a value of over $220M.
March 10, 2021
Financial Freedom and the Skill of Investing
Danny Randazzo is a managing partner at  His firm has acquired over 2600 units for a total portfolio value of $354M.  Danny is also an author, entrepreneur, mastermind host, national speaker, podcast host, and volunteer with The First Tee.
March 3, 2021
Giving Your Way to Success
Paul Moore is a managing partner at Wellings Capital.  His firm has invested in over 17,000 self-storage, mobile home park, and multifamily units across the US - for a total value of over $500 million.  Paul is also the host of the podcast How to Lose Money.
February 24, 2021
Business and Negotiation Insights With J Scott
J Scott is an entrepreneur, investor, and co-host of The BiggerPockets Business Podcast. In the past ten years, J and his wife have bought, built, rehabbed, sold, lent-on, and held over $70M in property all around the country. J holds advisory roles in several companies and is the author of four books on real estate investing, including the best-seller The Book on Flipping Houses.
February 17, 2021
Winning Retirement with eQRP
Damion has been a professional investor for more than 20 years starting with the purchase of his first rental house he charged on his VISA. That move snowballed into 150 rental houses in less than 5 years. In 2008 he lost the whole $20 million business only to bounce back and recreate his wealth in less than 5 years. Damion is on a mission to free 1 million people from financial bondage.
February 10, 2021
The Powers of Institutional Equity
Jon Heller, Vice President of Marc Belsky Limited, joins us today.  Marc Belsky Limited is a real estate equity broker focusing on raising single source equity checks of $10M to $50M for total deal sizes of $25M to 250M.  With over 20 years of experience and $10 billion in transactions, Marc Belsky Limited have established themselves as a market leader in the middle market real estate private equity space.
February 3, 2021
How to Build Generational Wealth at Scale
Drew Kniffin is the President of Nighthawk Equity.  Nighthawk Equity helps investors grow their cash flow and build generational wealth through practical education and high-quality investments.  Nighthawk Equity currently has over 1700 units and a portfolio valued at over $70Million.
January 27, 2021
4 Major Problems With Investing in Stocks
How does investing in the stock market compare with real estate?  Many investors would be shocked by how most financial advisors calculate "average returns."  Here are 4 major problems with investing in stocks...
January 20, 2021
To Educate, Empower, and Help People Grow
Eric Upchurch is a co-founder of Active Duty Passive Income.  He has a passion for educating the military community on how to create long term wealth through real estate investing.  Eric is a General Partner in 571 doors and a limited partner in 575 doors.  He is also the co-author of the Amazon bestseller "Military House Hacking."
January 13, 2021
An Insider's Guide To Real Estate Syndications...
Gene Trowbridge, founding partner of Trowbridge Law Group LLP, educates us on the complexities of real estate syndications.  Between Gene’s individual syndication practice and the firm’s legal practice, the partners in the firm have written offerings for more $5 billion.
January 6, 2021
Do You Run Your Real Estate Like A Business?
Dan Handford teaches us operating apartment buildings is like running a successful business.  Dan Handford is a managing partner with  He has led his apartment syndication company to acquire over 2,000 units with a portfolio valued at over $220mil in just under 24 months.  He also hosts the very popular podcast of the same name “Multifamily Investor Nation."
December 2, 2020
Why You Should Always Take the Long View...
Adam Adams started investing in real estate in 2005. After repositioning his first apartment community from a valuation of $1MM to $2MM as a property manager, Adam bought his first multifamily apartment building. Since then, Adam now has ownership in over $100 Million in apartment communities.  Adam also hosts the Creative Real Estate Podcast.
November 25, 2020
Preserving Your Family's Wealth With Direct RE Ownership
Brian C. Adams, President and Founder of Excelsior Capital, joins us today to talk about the many benefits of owning real estate.  Brian spearheads the investor relations and capital markets arms of his firm. He has 10 years of experience in real estate private equity and has advanced knowledge in best practices for strategic real estate investing. 
November 18, 2020
How To Close an $80 Million Deal During COVID-19
Ellie Perlman, Found and CEO of Blue Lake Capital, joins us to talk about mindset, building teams, and how her firm closed an $80M deal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Blue Lake Capital is a real estate investment firm specializing in multifamily acquisition and management of B class properties in TX, FL, and GA.  Ellie is also the host of the REady2Scale podcast.
November 11, 2020
Scaling Smart with Gino Barbaro
Gino Barbaro is an investor, business owner, best-selling author, and entrepreneur. He has grown his real estate portfolio to over 1400 multifamily units. He is the co-founder of Jake & Gino, a multifamily real estate education company that offers coaching and training in real estate.  He is also the co-host of the Wheelbarrow Profits Podcast.
November 4, 2020
3 Ways Joint Ventures Are a Powerful Tool for Building Wealth
Mark Allen Kenny presents 3 important reasons why joint ventures are a powerful tool for building your wealth.  Whether you're looking for more cash flow, higher returns, or slowly building your wealth over time, learn how joint ventures are the preferred choice of the ultra-rich.
October 28, 2020
Raising Capital and Finding Great Partners
David Thompson, founder of Thompson Investing, discusses raising capital and finding great partners.  Thompson Investing provides opportunities to invest with experienced operators in multifamily, self-storage, and manufactured home parks. As a general partner and sponsor in syndication deals, David has helped provide investor funds to purchase over 4500 apartment units worth over $400M.
October 21, 2020
How COVID-19 Is Affecting Where People Work and Live
Josh Bobrowsky, co-founder of a premier co-working space in NYC joins us today.  Josh and Mark discuss the macroeconomics of the real estate market as well as how COVID-19 has affected the values of multifamily, retail, and office space.  
October 14, 2020
Passive Investing With Good People
Julie, co-founder and CEO of Goodegg Investments, joins us this week.  Goodegg Investments has invested in over 8,400 units with a total portfolio value of over $870MM.  Julie is also the co-creator of the online course Passive Real Estate Investor Academy and co-host of the Investing For Good podcast.  Text "book" to 41404 for your FREE hardcover copy of Investing For Good.
October 7, 2020
Investing With a Self-Directed IRA
Bernard Reisz, founder of, explains the benefits of using self-directed accounts to invest in real estate.  Bernard provides an integrated approach. He gives investors direct control of their tax-sheltered funds for real estate equity and debt opportunities using Checkbook Control IRAs, QRPs, Solo 401(k)s, and Checkbook Life Insurance.
September 30, 2020
Do You Invest in the Operator First or the Deal?
Devin Elder, owner of DJE Texas Management Group LLC, joins us this week.  Devin has successfully completed over 200 Real Estate renovation projects since 2012.  He has ownership interest in over 1,400 units of multifamily in Central Texas valued at over $130MM.  Devin is also the host of the DJE Podcast, a weekly show interviewing the top commercial real estate experts in the world.
September 23, 2020
Why Asset Management Can Make or Break You
Kyle Mitchell speaks about the impact of asset management on investor returns.  Kyle is a Managing Partner of APT Capital Group and has been investing in income-producing real estate since 2010 with a focus on asset management. He currently manages and operates $17MM in multifamily assets in Arizona. Kyle is co-host of the Passive Income Through Multifamily Real Estate podcast. 
September 16, 2020
How to Control 100% of Your Capital Stack
A. Donahue Baker, founder of Baker Capital Partners, talks about how he went from Grammy-nominated producer to founding a chartered bank called Money Avenue.  Donahue also has 20+ years of multifamily real estate experience and his portfolio includes over 500 units of residential and commercial properties nationwide.
September 9, 2020
Low Volatility & Predictable Outcomes
Hunter Thompson, Founder of Asym Capital, joins us and shares invaluable insight into the capital markets, various RE asset classes, and how to properly raise money in today's market.  Hunter has raised more than $30MM with his company Asym Capital.  He is the author of Raising Capital for Real Estate and host of the Cash Flow Connections podcast.
September 2, 2020
Growing Family Capital With Strategic Partnerships
Adam Levine, founder of Levine Capital Management shares his insight on vetting sponsors and forming strategic partnerships.  Levine Capital manages family capital and invests with high quality, experienced sponsors in order to generate superior, risk-adjusted returns to preserve and grow his family capital.
August 26, 2020
Why Deal Structure Is Paramount To Wealth Creation
Today on the show Mark Allen Kenny discusses deal structures and the differences between being an active vs passive investor.  Whether you're looking to invest passively in syndications or have an active role in joint ventures, you won't want to miss this.
August 19, 2020
Scaling Fast With Passive Investments
Jens Nielsen, from Open Doors Capital, joins us today.  Jens has raised over $2M for 4 deals totaling over 775 units.  Jens has also invested passively in over 800 apartment units, 2,000 mobile home lots, 6000 storage units as well as mortgage note funds and private money lending.
August 12, 2020
The Power of Joint Ventures
Jerome Myers, Managing Director of The Myers Development group, brings insight and knowledge about deal structures and joint ventures - a powerful strategy for building true wealth.  The Myers Development Group was established with the mission of improving the world by developing places and people.  Jerome also hosts the Dreamcatchers podcast.
August 5, 2020
Growing Net Worth & Passive Cashflow
Lane Kawaoka shares some serious insight on investing passively and building net worth.  Lane is an experienced real estate investor who invests passively.  He also controls over 3,500 units across the U.S. and hosts the Simple Passive Cashflow podcast.
July 29, 2020
The Secrets of Asset Management and Increasing Returns
Daniel Simpson, asset manager at Nighthawk Equity, shares insights from over 25 years of asset management experience.  Daniel holds an exceptional record of acquiring and repositioning value-add properties in as little as 18 months.  Nighthawk Equity currently has over 1700 units under management and a portfolio valued at over $70 Million.
July 22, 2020
Construction Management Insights on Heavy-Lift Value-Adds
Maureen Miles, Founder of 4M Capital joins us today.  Maureen shares insights on everything from construction management to the secret "Pizza Test" she uses during due diligence.  Maureen has owned and managed nearly 3,100 units and done over $275 million in transactions.  
July 15, 2020
SPECIAL: How Cost Segregation Will Save You Millions
Yonah Weiss shares his secrets of how to use cost segregation and bonus depreciation to offset capital gains and pay less in taxes.  Yonah is Regional Business Director of Madison SPECS.  He is renowned for his knowledge in cost segregation and has saved his clients tens of millions of dollars in taxes.
July 8, 2020
The Secret To Finding Off-Market Deals In Today's Market
Jacob Blackett stops by and discusses everything from finding off-market deals to negotiating seller-financing.  Jacob is the founder of Holdfolio which currently owns and manages over 1,200 units.  Jacob also founded SyndicationPro, a software company that gives sponsors a fully integrated platform to raise capital and manage their investors online.  Here's a link to his guide for passive investors:
July 1, 2020
Mitigating Risk With B-class Assets In Texas
Andrew Campbell, managing partner at Wildhorn Capital, shares his story of how he went from one duplex to 1800 units.  Wildhorn Capital provides investors above-average returns by acquiring and repositioning value-add multifamily assets in Texas.  Their current portfolio is valued at over $220MM.
June 24, 2020
An Insider's Look At Passive Investing
Josh Whitinger is the founder and principal of Whitinger Capital.  Josh is currently invested in over 6000 multi‐family doors and various other real‐estate assets.  Today he joins us on the show and gives us an inside look at how he analyzes deals, vets operators and uncovers opportunities in today's market.
June 17, 2020
BAM! How House Hacking A Duplex Led To 3,000+ Units
Ivan Barratt discusses how he lost everything early in his career and went from delivering pizzas to raising nearly $80 million in equity.  He's acquired over 3,000 units with his best-in-class asset and property management firm Barratt Asset Management (BAM).
June 10, 2020
How To Disrupt Your Market And Get Deals Done
Feras Moussa, co-founder of Disrupt Equity, shares his insight on finding deals, broker relationships, and what types of apartment building deals make the most sense in today's market.  To date Disrupt Equity has acquired and managed thousands of apartment units.  Feras acquired over 800 units in his first year.
June 3, 2020
The Transformational Power of Mentorship
Michael Blank, bestselling author and founder of Nighthawk Equity, discusses how he got started in real estate and built a portfolio of $64MM in multifamily assets.  Michael's helped students purchase over 5,000 units valued at $215MM through his training programs and mentorship.
May 27, 2020
Why Are Teams So Important?
Brian Briscoe joins us this week and discusses his experience with finding partners, mentorships, and GIANT apartment buildings.  Brian is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps and brings years of leadership and management wisdom to today's episode.
May 20, 2020
How To Close On $32MM in Real Estate
Pancham Gupta joins us today to discuss everything from finding a mentor, choosing markets and even overcoming a mental block about cash-on-cash return.  Pancham is the host of The Gold Collar Investor podcast, as well as a full-time real estate syndicator & principal of Mesos Capital.
May 13, 2020
3 Things All Passive Investors Should Know
Alina Trigub, founder and partner of SAMO Financial, discusses how investment clubs provide an edge in the market.  Alina owns over 1100 units in multifamily. In addition, she also invests in mobile homes and self-storage.  She reveals the 3 things that passive investors should look for when evaluating a deal.
May 6, 2020
Secrets To A $250 Million Dollar Mindset
Greg Dickerson joins us today and reveals the mindset needed to accumulate wealth in a short period of time.  You'll learn how Greg started 12 companies from the ground up and developed/sold over $250 million in real estate.  He also coaches and mentors some of the top real estate entrepreneurs in the business.
April 29, 2020
The Hands-Off Investor: An Insider's Guide
Brian Burke discusses his brand new book, The Hands-Off Investor: An Insider's Guide To Investing In Passive Real Estate Syndications.  Learn the red flags to avoid and tricks that syndication sponsors don’t want you to know.
April 16, 2020
2,000+ Units In 24 Months
Dan Handford tells us how he was able to acquire 2,000+ units in 24 months.  He gives an inside look at how he vets sponsors and finds passive investments.  In addition to running his apartment syndication company, Dan has also invested in over 4,500 units as a passive investor.
April 13, 2020
How To Double IRR In A Police Stakeout
Jason Yarusi shares his story of a police stakeout and doubling IRR for his investors - even after one of his tenants got shot in the leg.  Here's how he turned a 7-year hold into a 2.5-year home run.
April 12, 2020
The 5 Ways Real Estate Investors Are Paid
Keith Weinhold drops some foundational lessons of real estate investing in this debut episode of How To Buy Giant Apartment Buildings.  Learn exactly how to stop working for money and ethically get other people's money working for you.
April 11, 2020