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Commercial Real Estate Investing From A-Z

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Getting started with Commercial Real Estate Investing, or an experienced investor? This is a weekly podcast on the steps that I take to make my Commercial Real Estate investments (Retail, Office, Self Storage, etc) including successes and lessons learned. We cover advanced techniques for purchasing,… read more

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What is CMBS? What are the Delinquency Rates Today? What can Investors do to Take Advantage of Commercial Real Estate Deals in the Future?

July 30th, 2020


Today we learn what is CMBS, how are the delinquency rates of CMBS loans in each asset class, how does it differ from the 2008 rates, and what can investors do to prepare to take advantage of commercial real estate …

Live Real Estate Mastermind: How are Multiple Asset Classes Performing

July 23rd, 2020


For the first time ever, we recorded our monthly Mastermind Call with several experienced real estate investors across multiple asset classes. …

How To Invest in Land? Pros and Cons of Land Investing

July 16th, 2020


What does it entail to invest in land? Where are the opportunities and how can you monetize land investing? Today we are talking with Ryan Pettitt from Prosperity Aid.

You can read this interview here:

How to Evaluate a Self Storage Property? What do REIT's Look For When Buying Your Property?

July 7th, 2020


How to evaluate a self storage property? What do self storage REITs look for when buying new properties? Kris Benson, Chief Investment Officer for Reliant Investments shares some insights into this recession resistant …

8 Action Items to Take Today for Your Real Estate Investments

June 25th, 2020


Today we are recapping the highlights of a 3 day virtual conference that I attended recently. We'll cover:

  1. The state of this crisis and what the …

Step by Step Guide to Ride This Recession and What Asset Classes Could Thrive? Russell Gray Explains (Part 2)

June 16th, 2020


We continue our conversation with Russell Gray, the co-host of The Real Estate Guys Radio Show, he is a financial strategist with a background in financial services dating back to 1986.

You can read this entire …

Could This Downturn be Worse Than 2008? Russell Gray Explains Why (Part 1)

June 4th, 2020


Today we get insights from Russell Gray, one of the hosts of The Real Estate Guys Radio Show, he is a financial strategist with a background in financial services dating back to 1986.
You can read this entire interview …

Mastermind: What Are Top Investors Doing During This Crisis (Multiple Asset Classes)

May 26th, 2020


This is our second mastermind call with a group of experienced investors to understand where each investor is, and how they are dealing with the Covid-19 quarantine and its consequences on their properties. We had …

What are Delaware Statutory Trusts? (DST's)

May 14th, 2020


What are DST's and how are they different from other forms of real estate syndications? Can you 1031 exchange out of a DST? Jason Salmon, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Real Estate Analytics at Kay …

Which Areas Are Good to Invest in Real Estate Today?

May 5th, 2020


What is happening to retail during Covid-19? What is happening to offices? Which REITs could be good investments right now? Which areas are going to …

Is Now a Good Time to Buy Commercial Real Estate?

April 23rd, 2020


Today I am covering what I think is going to happen to the economy, which will inevitably affect real estate prices.

You can read this entire episode here:

New Lending Requirements with Covid-19 and What You Can Do About It

April 16th, 2020


Commercial loans are what brings your real estate deals to life, and given the fact that the Coronavirus has affected lending significantly, we are …

Step by Step Actions for Self Storage Operators to Take During This Downturn

April 9th, 2020


What is the state of the self storage market in this environment? What should operators prepare for? Where should you look for opportunities? We …

What Are Top Investors Doing During This Crisis (Multiple Asset Classes Mastermind)

April 2nd, 2020


With over 200 years of combined real estate investing experience in one call, we hosted a mastermind call with several highly experienced investors, …

State of Commercial Loans During the Coronavirus: What are the Available Options?

March 26th, 2020


What is happening with lending during these times? We are having a timely conversation with John Pascal, Managing Director of Paramount Capital Advisors a highly experienced professional that has been through a few …

How Will the Coronavirus Impact the Real Estate Market?

March 19th, 2020


The black swan has arrived in our economy, the Coronavirus has taken an unprecedented, unanticipated curve in our economy. What will the impacts be in the commercial real estate market? We talked with experienced real …

How to Overcome Paralysis by Analysis in Your Real Estate Investments

March 12th, 2020


What makes investing in commercial real estate attractive in the United States, how to get over paralysis by analysis and how to find a great business partner? We are interviewing Reed Goossens, author of Investing in …

Things to Do When You’re in Contract to Purchase a Commercial Property

March 5th, 2020


What happens as soon as you get in contract to purchase a property? What are some of the things that you need to keep in mind? What do you need to do and how do you need to organize yourself?

You can read this entire …

3 Tips for Hiring a Commercial Real Estate Photographer

February 27th, 2020


When you're ready to sell your commercial property, it is a wise idea to hire a professional photographer. What should you look for when hiring a …

300 Ways to Buy, Sell or Exchange Real Estate

February 20th, 2020


In his first podcast interview ever, Robert Steele, author of 300 Ways to Buy, Sell or Exchange Real Estate, shares some of his top tips for buying, selling and exchanging commercial real estate.

You can read this …

4 Steps for Community Engagement for Your Real Estate Project

February 13th, 2020


What are some key things you must do when doing community engagement for your real estate project? Ilana Lipsett details 4 steps that are a must for every development, in any community.

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How to Find & Analyze a Real Estate Market

February 6th, 2020


Learn how to find, analyze and learn more about micro markets for your real estate investments. Victor Menasce has been investing in real estate for the last nine years in both Canada and the United States, and has done …

How to Go From Residential to Commercial Properties

January 30th, 2020


In this episode we learn how to move from residential investing to commercial / mixed use investing. Hanna Azar has been an investor since 2012 and …

How to Find Great Leasing Agents

January 23rd, 2020


How to find the best retail leasing agents for your vacant space? What questions should you be asking them? Beth Azor has over thirty years of …

How to Analyze a Commercial Property

January 16th, 2020


In this analysis, I will be using a real property that I came across. It is a self-storage portfolio in Missouri. They had four properties and an …

What Are Entitlements?

January 9th, 2020


Devin Lewis is a California Licensed Architect that has spent the last 10 years working with real estate developers determining the highest and best use for properties across the country, and around the world.

You can …

Can You Avoid Paying Taxes - Legally - With Real Estate?

December 30th, 2019


Dave Zook, an experienced real estate investor and syndicator will talk about the tax benefits of investing in real estate, as well as self storage, and a different kind of investment: ATMs. He has acquired more than …

New Year, New Life: How to Make Your Real Estate Dreams Come True

December 19th, 2019


In the light of setting goals for the New Year, improving our personal lives, as well as our professional lives, we're going to talk about a course called the Landmark Forum that has had a huge impact in my life, as …

How to Deal With Politics & Problems in Real Estate Investing

December 12th, 2019


In this episode we will learn how to find out about the political environment of a city that you’re looking at purchasing,  How to deal with bank …

How to Go From 0 to $500M in Retail Real Estate Investments

December 5th, 2019


In this episode we will learn the story of how a successful retail real estate investor got into real estate, what was his first deal like, what has …

Top 3 Things to Know Before Investing in Hotels

November 21st, 2019


Today we’re learning what are the top things to watch out for when investing in hotels. We’re interviewing Jerome Yuan, CIO of ASAP Holdings. He has …

Pros and Cons of: Retail / Office / Self Storage / Mobile Home Parks

November 14th, 2019


In this episode we will learn the pros and cons of investing in a few asset classes: retail, office, self storage, and mobile home parks. We are …

5 Things Passive Investors Look For in a Syndication Deal and the Operator

November 7th, 2019


We will learn what do passive investors look for in an operator as well as in a deal. We are interviewing Jeremy Roll, a passive real estate investor …

From Food Stamps to Millionaire Real Estate Investor: How a Single Mother Did It

October 31st, 2019


Today we are interviewing an incredible woman, Heather Self, a multi-millionaire real estate investor that literally came from nothing. I am …

How You Can Lose 50% of Your Property Value in One Downturn: The Quadruple Whammy

October 24th, 2019


In today's episode I go over how you can potentially lose 50% of the value of your property in one economic downturn. You could potentially lose …

How to Invest in Mobile Home Parks

October 17th, 2019


In this episode we learn about mobile home parks: why are they a good asset class to invest in, how do you go about analyzing a mobile home park, how do you get rent comps when there are no parks near you, and how to …

Loans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Self Storage, Who is The Best Commercial Lender (Part 2)

October 10th, 2019


Today we cover self storage lending, how long should you stabilize a property before refinancing, and the best kept secret is out: who is the best …

Loans: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Office, Retail, Warehouse (Part 1)

October 3rd, 2019


Today we are learning what are the pros and cons of each asset class and their loans. In this post we are covering office, retail, and warehouses. You will also learn some strategies for selling your property, as well …

Commercial Loans: What is Debt Service Coverage Ratio, What Counts as Assets, What Are Deal Killers

September 26th, 2019


As we continue our conversation around commercial financing, will learn: how you can get a commercial loan as a first time buyer and operator, what is debt service coverage ratio, what counts as assets when you are …

8 Things You Should Know About Real Estate Financing

September 19th, 2019


Today we are continuing our conversation around commercial financing, we will learn how you can get a commercial real estate loan, ways to partner up with seasoned operators, how to find lenders that can make creative …

How to Apply for a Commercial Loan & How to Find the Best Lenders

September 12th, 2019


Today we're discussing commercial loans: how are they different from residential loans, how to find the best lenders, how to apply to these loans and present them to the lender, and what are some of the terms that we …

7 Tips to Improve Your Personal Finances (Before We Talk About Commercial Real Estate Lending)

September 5th, 2019


One of the most asked for podcasts has been on the financing side of real estate investing: do we need to be employed in order to get a commercial real estate loan? Does our credit score matter? How long are these loans …

What's The Future of Retail, How Should a Retail Investor Approach Their Investments in Today's World?

August 29th, 2019


Today we are reviewing where is retail going, how should a retail investor think and approach their investments in today's world, what are tenants …

What is Cash on Cash, IRR, and REIT's?

August 22nd, 2019


Today we are covering what is the difference between Cash on Cash and IRR, what are REIT's, and what are the pros and cons from an investor's perspective.

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Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in Commercial Real Estate

August 15th, 2019


In this episode we will learn what are some of the top 5 mistakes to avoid when investing in CRE.

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How to Prepare for a Possible Recession and How to Underwrite Deals With That in Mind 

August 8th, 2019


Today we are reviewing how to make investments with a possible recession coming up, and how do you underwrite deals with that in mind. We are interviewing Hunter Thompson, the founder and managing principal of Asym …

What is Due Diligence? What are Some Items You Should Cover When Purchasing a Property?

August 1st, 2019


In this episode, we will review what is due diligence, what types of questions you should be asking during the due diligence period, and what …

Should You Buy a Home or Invest in Commercial Real Estate? Project Updates and Lessons Learned

July 25th, 2019


Today we’re going to do a very basic analysis around the question: should you buy your own place, or should you invest in a commercial property? I’ll …

What is Cost Segregation, How Can it Help You Save Taxes, What’s Bonus Depreciation, and How Much Would a Cost Segregation Study Cost?

July 18th, 2019


In this episode you will learn a tip for tax deduction when you buy a property, it’s useful even if you have already bought some properties: cost …

Making a Case for Self Storage Investing

July 11th, 2019


In this episode we're learning  why you should invest in self storage, how to select the location to invest, what are the biggest challenges with …

Should You Invest in Silicon Valley? What Does the Future of Office Space Look Like? What Happened to Office Spaces During the Last Downturn?

June 27th, 2019


In this episode we'll learn if investing Silicon Valley could be a good idea, what happened to office spaces during the last downturn, things an …

What are Opportunities Zones, How to Hire the Best Team, What Types of Asset Classes to Invest in Today’s Market

June 20th, 2019


In this episode we’ll learn how to manage multiple companies at the same time, how to hire and inspire the best people, what types of asset classes …

How to Start Real Estate Investing With Zero Money

June 13th, 2019


In this episode you’re going to learn how to get started in real estate investing with zero money down. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the fact that you need a lot of money to get started in real estate …

What is a Syndication, How to Underwrite Deals for a Recession, What is Replacement Cost

June 6th, 2019


Today we'll learn what is a real estate syndication, what types of asset classes are safer so we can be prepared when we go into a recession, how do to underwrite and pick deals, as well as what does replacement cost …

Office Leases: Lease Negotiation Points, What Makes for a Good Landlord, What Does "Base Year" Mean on a Lease

May 30th, 2019


In this episode we cover what does the base year mean in office leasing, what are specific things that startups want to negotiate on a lease, what happens when a startup goes out of business, LOI’s, lease negotiation …

What Do Startups Need When Leasing an Office Space

May 23rd, 2019


In this episode, we interview Reuben Torenberg, a commercial real estate broker who specializes in helping startups, technology companies, and …

A Review of The Investor Summit at Sea & Lessons Learned

May 16th, 2019


Today we are reviewing the Investors Summit at Sea. I’ll also share a few lessons learned on this cruise that are simply invaluable.

You can read …

Retail Investing Strategy & Why Be Optimistic About Retail

May 10th, 2019


Today we interview Adam Carswell, a Director with Concordia Realty and a Business Development Manager with Asym Capital. He focuses on retail, mobile …

Lease Negotiation Points for National Tenants, LOI’s, What Happens When a Tenant Goes Dark (Part 2 of 2)

May 6th, 2019


Today we’re interviewing James Chung, he is the Executive Managing Director and Managing Principal for the Western US for Cushman & Wakefield's Retail platform. He has been with the company for 15 years and has …

Leasing Retail Property to National Tenants and What to Look for During Due Diligence (Part 1 of 2)

April 25th, 2019


Today we’re interviewing James Chung, he is the Executive Managing Director and Managing Principal for the Western US for Cushman & Wakefield's Retail platform. He has been with the company for 15 years and has …

My First Commercial Real Estate Offer: What Happened (Part 3 of 3)

April 18th, 2019


In this and final episode, I'll go over the financials and how I made the decision to move forward (or not!) with the purchase, and then we'll come to a conclusion at the end.

You can read the entire episode here:

My First Commercial Real Estate Offer: What Happened (Part 2 of 3)

April 12th, 2019


In this episode I'm going to share the things that we had to do on our own during the due diligence process of my first offer, as well as the things that our attorney looked at and objected to on the title report.

Read …

My First Commercial Real Estate Offer: What Happened (Part 1 of 3)

April 5th, 2019


In this episode I’ll go over my very first offer (which happened about 4 months into my real estate education).  You can read the process here:

Why Commercial Properties and Not Residential

March 28th, 2019


Today you will learn why I picked commercial properties for my real estate investments and not residential properties. But first, let’s learn what types of properties fall under “residential investments” and what types …

Questions You Should be Asking the Seller's Real Estate Agent When Interested in a Property

March 15th, 2019


Welcome back to Best Commercial Retail Real Estate Investing Advice Ever! Today we’re going to be learning the questions that I ask a seller’s real estate agent after I take a look at a property on Loopnet and think …

What is a CAP Rate and What Should You Be Looking at on Loopnet

March 7th, 2019


Welcome back to Best Commercial Retail Real Estate Investing Advice Ever! Here is the step-by-step guide for your homework in today's episode:

Commercial Real Estate Investing from A-Z. Start Here!

March 1st, 2019


The very first episode of Best Commercial Retail Real Estate Investing Advice Ever! Here is the step-by-step guide for your homework in today's episode:

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