Real Estate Underground
Welcome to the Real Estate Underground podcast! This podcast is dedicated to serving all real estate investors to help them achieve the lifestyle they deserve through knowledge, education, experience, and our rapidly growing community.
Show #16 - Luke Florian
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #16! Luke Florian grew up watching his parents build their real estate business. He then jumped into wholesaling and flipping single-family homes. A graduate of the CTREIA Coaching Program, Luke is growing a multi-family portfolio and, now, also getting into the self-storage space. His focus has gone from cash position to building generational wealth. Listen in to this show to hear from one of Connecticut's most active and successful investors.
May 10, 2022
Show #15 - Ahmed Khan
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #15 Ahmed Khan is a residential buy and hold investor, who sprinkled in a little bit of rehabbing on the side. Ahmed is an experienced entrepreneur who uses his experience as a technical Project Manager to accumulate an impressive portfolio in a short period of time. Ahmed began his investing career acquiring and flipping gas stations with a family member when he recognized the opportunity in residential real estate. Ahmed brings his unique perspective to this episode. He will tell you how he looks at a deal, how he breaks down the numbers and how he delivers results.
April 05, 2022
Show #14 - Julie Greco
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #14. The one...the only...Julie Greco! This #ctreia veteran joins the Real Estate Underground crew for an interesting and fun exploration of the real estate investing world. Julie is an entrepreneur, corporate rat trace escapee, and actress turned real estate investor who brought her big brain, tenacious networking prowess, and sparkling personality to master several different asset classes. From tax notes, to flips to multi-family, Julie has crushed it across several areas within the real estate investing world. Join us if you want to learn how a seasoned pro built her impressive portfolio.
March 29, 2022
Show #13 - Tom & Kevin Williams
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #13 Tom and Kevin Williams are a father and son team using their extensive legal, accounting, and digital marketing expertise to build a broad portfolio across multiple asset classes. From notes to multifamily to mobile home parks, this duo is well on their way to growing a substantial portfolio. This episode is for anyone who wants to learn how this high-performing team executes their unique approach to real estate investment.
March 22, 2022
Show #12 - Dave Devito
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #12 Dave Devito is a real estate entrepreneur's entrepreneur. He is an investor, wholesaler, realtor, and mortgage broker. He is a walking one-stop-shop of creative real estate deal-making. Here at the Underground, we're pretty sure the guy never sleeps. Dave is one of those special people you come across who is good at everything, hard-working, honest, and on top of it all, a really good dude. Dave is a wealth of information and a networking dynamo. Listen in to this episode to learn how he approaches his deal-making, hear about some of his successes, a new venture he's creating and how he overcame a property fire early in his career. You'll also hear how this deal machine is building a thriving and interconnected real estate juggernaut.
March 14, 2022
Show #11 - Mark Goux
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #11 Mark Goux is a professional rehabber, student housing maven, and all-around rental property rock star! In this week's episode, Mark joins Ed and Rich from Clark St Holdings' worldwide headquarters! Mark spent more than a decade in the restaurant business building struggling locations back into becoming profit centers, again, for his partner company. Like many of us here in the Underground, Mark made the leap into real estate after he realized his bosses were never going to compensate him in line with the value he delivered. So he took his considerable talents and his no BS mindset to the real estate world and has been crushing it ever since. Mark has led a truly interesting life...from the restaurant world to the professional wrestling ring, to the Jerry Springer Show, and now, to real estate. Listen in to one of our most interesting, eclectic, and information-packed episodes yet!
March 01, 2022
Show #10 - Risby Drayton
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #10! Creative financing is in our next guest's DNA. Risby Drayton is rapidly building an impressive portfolio of residential properties throughout Connecticut. Risby has mastered the use of personal and business credit as well as how to acquire properties 'subject to' current financing. Listen in if you're low on funds and full of motivation to break free from the corporate rat race. Risby Drayton has it figured out and he's dropping gold nuggets throughout this interview.
February 22, 2022
Show #9 - Linda Baumgarten
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #9! Linda Baumgarten is back! Linda is the co-founder of the Connecticut Real Estate Investors Association and a successful real estate investor in her own rite. A mentor to so many of us, Linda has generously offered her experience and expertise to thousands of real estate investors over the past 15+ years, and now she's back for more! Listen in if you want to learn about wholesaling, buying, and selling multi-families or rehabbing condos, we cover a ton of ground with Linda. She is a wealth of knowledge.
February 15, 2022
Show #8 - Adam Bonoff
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #8! Adam Bonoff is a Stock Broker, Trader, and Sales Executive turned real estate investor. He is the Managing Member of Long Hill Partners LLC, a buy and hold and student housing investment firm. Needless to say, with his vast investing experience, Adam has his expert fingers in a whole bunch of asset classes. Listen in if you want to learn about his unique perspective on the market both here in Connecticut and elsewhere.
February 11, 2022
Show # 7 - Attorney Timothy Goetz
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #7 As you build your team, a BIG key to success is working with professionals who speaks "real estate investor". Attorney Timothy Goetz is certainly one of those professionals. Not only does Tim run one of the fastest-growing firms in Connecticut, but he and his wife also own a portfolio of properties here in Connecticut. Time brings over ten years of experience representing buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions. He also provides legal assistance for business owners in a variety of commercial transactions and he handles estate planning matters of all degrees for clients in both Connecticut and Massachusetts, where he is licensed at both the state and federal levels. If you're looking to learn how an investor looks at deals with the trained eye of an attorney, you don't want to miss this episode.
February 02, 2022
Show # 6 - Paul Finck
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #6 Negotiation is the foundation of any good real estate deal. Paul Finck, The Maverick Millionaire, is the best of the best. He is bringing his unique Negotiation Mastery strategies to this show, and the upcoming CTREIA meetings in Central CT (January 17) and Fairfield Co (January 18), as well as an all day workshop on Negotiation Mastery, on Saturday January 22, at the CTREIA Training Center. Paul is the father of not one...not two...but THREE sets of twins! Needless to say, he is highly motivated to make it happen in all that he does. He is one of the foremost authorities in business and personal development today. His mission is to guide you to reach YOUR ultimate goals and dreams by sharing his vast array of skill sets acquired over 30 years of sales, marketing and entrepreneurial experience so you can become all your were always meant to be.
January 14, 2022
Show #5 - Rob Makas
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #5! Think realtors don't understand how investing works...think again. Rob Makas is a realtor, a flipper, a buy and hold investor, and, now, a vacation rental SuperHost! Rob has been in the Real Estate Industry for over 10 years. Along with his wife and business partner, Rebecca, they run Flip It Good. Flip It Real Good. They are also one of the top realtor teams working for the Miale Team, a Keller Williams powerhouse, right here in Connecticut. In 2021, the Miale Team sold more than 800 properties. Rob Makas is one of the rainmakers who made that happen. Listen in to how Rob got his start. Hear how he approaches different opportunities, how he manages growth, and what drives him to be one of CTREIA's most successful investors and deal makers.
January 11, 2022
Show #4 - Oz Pariser
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #4! On this week's show, we talk with family man, Realtor, wholesaler, multi-family investor, and jujitsu badass, Oz Pariser! Learn how he approaches the Connecticut market from multiple perspectives to create and take down the deals to grow his ever-expanding rental property portfolio. You'll also hear about how he uses the power of habit to discipline his life and his business, leading him to the entrepreneurial success he has already achieved in his exciting career.
December 21, 2021
Show #3 - Stephanie Cabral
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #3! Stephanie Cabral is the founder of Sunrise Real Estate, LLC. A native to Connecticut, Stephanie offers a local, personable contact in the cash buyers world. She is a lawyer by trade, so she stands out against other investors by leveraging her problem-solving skills to achieve win-win situations for her clients. Compassion and a desire to help good people out of bad real estate situations drives her to help homeowners no matter what their situation is. Financial woes, bad tenants, poor property condition, life changes…she’s seen it all. Listen to how Stephanie got into this business, what drives her and how she uses creative tax strategies to grow her business even faster!
December 14, 2021
Show #2 - Melissa Shea
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #2! Don't think you have enough time to invest in real estate? Listen how Melissa Shea, President of the Long Island REIA, as well as CEO at Everyday Funding Services, Everyday Capital LLC, EXiT Realty Long Island/Connecticut/Rhode Island, Meeting of The Minds, Mentoring Masterminds and Clear The Way Supportive Housing Corp...Oh and she's the mother of 8 beautiful children and has an equally amazing husband. Melissa has been a small business owner since 1996 and a real estate investor since 2004. She's seen it all. Melissa is active in the real estate educational world outside of the LIREIA, as well, hosting educational seminars on how to structure and finance deals and rehabbing distressed properties as well as financial education for both adults and children. As the lead instructor of Mentoring Masterminds, her goal is to motivate individuals to attain financial freedom through real estate investing. She is a licensed NY Real Estate Broker and has experience in negotiating short sales and working with homeowners facing foreclosure and assisting homeowners to stay in their homes. Needless to say, Melissa is a force of nature full of wisdom and experience. You definitely don't want to miss this episode.
December 07, 2021
Show #1 - David Haberfeld
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #1! David Haberfeld is an entrepreneur's entrepreneur. He is the President of Landlord Solutions LLC. Landlord Solutions is a small business focused on personalizing its clients' search for their next home. They take their time to find the perfect neighbors and tenants for their properties. Whether a client is looking for an apartment, a house, or a commercial space to grow your business, Landlord Solutions have a great fit. In addition to his extensive real estate business, David owns multiple business operations across restaurants, auto dealerships and others. Listen to how David got his start, approaches his opportunities, manages and grows his various business and gives back to his community.
December 04, 2021