Why The Yellow Vest Protests?

On today’s show I’m offering a perspective on the protests that we’re seeing paying out every weekend for the last several weeks in France. I managed a team of 110 employees in France for several years. In that time, I developed an understanding of French culture....

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NYC Market Softens

Recorded on location in New York City. The latest market statistics from NYC indicate a market that has peaked about a year ago and is now firmly in a downturn. We’ve gone through several years of high demand and short supply. Developers have responded with the...

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Earthquake! With Special Guest Keith Weinhold

Keith Weinhold is a repeat guest on the show. He's the host of the Get Rich Education podcast, and is a contributor on the Forbes Council for Real Estate. On today's show, he's giving a personal first hand account of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit his home town...

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Special Guest, Whitney Sewell

Whitney Sewell is the host of the Real Estate Syndication Show. He's a multi-family real estate investor who specializes in repositioning existing assets. Based in Northern Virginia, Whitney is part of a rare breed of folks who host a daily show. In this conversation...

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Purchasing Real Estate Could Be A Felony?

Amazon.com deal for a second headquarters in Long Island City, N.Y., has prompted NY State senator Michael Gianaris to draft legislation that would prohibit the buying or selling of real estate based on any nonpublic government action. The idea behind the legislation...

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Partnership Troubles

Partnerships can be difficult. Today's episode tells the story of a very public breakup of two very experienced business people that culminated in a $700 million dollar lawsuit after four years of work, but before the project broke ground.

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Taxes and The Flight of Capital

Some governments think that they can just increase taxes and more money will come flowing in. But when you have a situation where certain states and provinces have the need to raise more revenue, high net worth people can very easily relocate into a lower tax...

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Resilience in The Face of Community Opposition

Today's episode is a story of overcoming adversity when your neighbors try to block your project from coming to fruition. These types of things happen in the real world and are difficult to anticipate. They're even more difficult to overcome at times and can result in...

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Special Guest, Kathy Fettke

Today's conversation with Kathy Fettke is a first hand account of the evacuations from the wild fires in California. In this personal conversation, Kathy shares her perspective on what to do in an emergency.

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Live From the Money Raising Summit

The Money Raising Summit held each year in Denver is one of the premier capital conferences in the nation. We had 22 speakers from all over the country speaking on various aspects of syndication. My talk focuses on the 5 fundamental principles of raising money.

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Nomadic Worker Real Estate

On Today’s show we’re talking about a new type of nomadic worker. When we talk about nomadic workers, it conjures up an image of a hipster twenty something in shorts and a T-shirt drinking a cappuccino from an Internet café in Fiji. They are living the lifestyle. I am...

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Tip The Scale In Your Favour

If you’ve been a long-time listener to the show, you’ll know that I’m a big believer in the law of supply and demand. It’s one of those fundamental rules that you ignore at your peril. Like any market, hotel room prices, and short term rental revenue comes down to...

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The Residential Slowdown Is Here!

The residential market slowdown is here, and the signs are everywhere. Nowhere is this more evident than in the hottest markets in the country. We’re seeing the slowdown at the top end of the market, where the days on market have grown significantly, and price...

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What is Value?

On today’s show, we’re talking about the notion of value. The market definition is that value is what people are willing to pay. But that’s too simplistic. As investors we seek to make investment decisions that are on the right side of history. Buy low, sell high is...

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Monopoly for Millennials

Hasbro has introduced a new Monopoly game this year "Monopoly for Millennials". In this game, instead of collecting cash, the winner who collects the most experiences wins the game. Whether it's a night on a friend's couch, the hottest restaurant or the weeklong...

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EP312 Monopoly for Millennials

Hasbro has introduced a new Monopoly game this year "Monopoly for Millennials". In this game, instead of collecting cash, the winner who collects the most experiences wins the game. Whether it's a night on a friend's couch, the hottest restaurant or the weeklong...

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EP311 George Ross on Amazon Announcement

George Ross was executive Vice President of the Trump Organization where he was Donald’s right hand man for 37 years. To be clear, I'm not a Donald Trump supporter. I value the wisdom and insight from George who has been at the top of the industry for 60 years. He...

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EP310 Special Guest, Chris Martenson

Chris is a former corporate executive who uncovered a number of inconvenient truths about our economy, our energy policy, and our exploitation of the environment. This was the genesis of Peak Prosperity and a new way of life, based on a deeper understanding of the...

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EP309 Top 3 Employee Retention Mistakes

On today’s show we’re talking about the top 3 employee retention mistakes that I see employers make. It’s been said that people are the key to your business. That’s true of any business and Real estate is a business just like any other business. Employee turnover is...

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EP308 Sprint To The Finish Line

Happy Thanks giving to our listeners in the US. Whether you’ve traveled to celebrate thanksgiving with family, or if you’re taking a it easy at home. It’s a time to reflect upon the year to date, and recharge your personal batteries. Take the time to revisit your...

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EP307 What? Cash Flow During Construction?

This past weekend, I was in Denver speaking at an investment conference. I received the same question repeatedly from several attendees at the conference. Since this question comes up so frequently, I thought I would share the answer with our listeners. Many investors...

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EP306 Bubble Headed Thinking

We humans have an incredible inability to see bubbles when we’re in the middle of one. They seem to make rational sense in a strange sort of way. At least some highly educated people can speak at length about why the value should be so high. They can explain the...

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EP304 Special Guest Bob Burr

Bob Burr is the President and CEO of Panther Exploration, and oil exploration firm based in Bowling Green Kentucky. Bob explains many of the facets of the oil industry from a real estate perspective. In many ways, you can participate in the oil industry from a real...

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EP302 Partial Rent Control Relief

Yesterday the new Ontario conservative government issued their first fiscal update. Of interest to real estate investors, The government is also eliminating rent control on new rental units to increase housing supply across the province, but says rent control will...

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EP301 Amazon Comes to Crystal City

On today's show we are continuing our series on Amazon and the implications of the company's seemingly unstoppable growth. Yesterday we looked at Long Island city, an area of the Queens borough of NYC. Today, we talking about how Amazon also announced that Northern...

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EP300 Amazon in New York City

On today’s episode we are examining the larger implications of Amazons Second headquarters or HQ2 to the company's expansion plans. Last week Amazon announced that they plan to split their planned Technology hub expansion between two cities instead of one. Key to...

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EP298 AMA – Why Did You Choose to Eat Vegan?

Today is another AMA episode "Ask Me Anything". Adam from Riverside asks “You mentioned on previous shows that you are vegan. You seem passionate about it. Would you help us understand your rationale?” That's a great question Adam. In truth, it wasn't a single...

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EP297 Special Guest, Darren Doyle

Darren Doyle is the General Manager at Agronosotros, the parent company of International Coffee Farms. They specialize in agricultural real estate development where they own a total of 16 farms between Panama and Belize. In this wide ranging conversation, Darren...

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EP296 Special Guest, Keith Weinhold

Keith Weinhold is the host of the Get Rich Education Podcast and is a contributor to the Forbes Council on Real Estate. His new book is "7 Money Myths That Are Killing Your Wealth Potential". On today's show, we discuss two of the seven myths. Check it out....

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EP295 Weed Is Legal Now in Canada

Before we jump in, many of my friends outside Canada have asked me if I’ve gone out and bought some weed yet. Sorry to disappoint you. The answer is no. It’s just something I’m not that interested in. In spite of that, the investment community is very interested in...

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EP292 Building On Land You Don’t Own

On today's show we're showcasing a different way of developing through private public partnerships. Some transportation authorities have control over land without requiring the usual public consultation and zoning process for entitlements. If you have a dream of...

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EP291 Systems Thinking and The Zone of Denial

We all face choices. The decision to accept a problem is made in an instant. It’s an instinctive reflexive reaction usually made on the basis of an emotional response rather than a rational response. If you’ve chosen to downplay the problem, then chances are you won’t...

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EP290 Special Guest, Kyle Wilson

Kyle Wilson was the founder of Jim Rohn International and was Jim Rohn's business partner for 18 years. In this casual conversation, we're talking about the birth of an entire industry and some of the marketing fundamentals that today's technologies often...

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EP289 Special Guest, Dr. Forrest Bryant

Dr. Bryant took a departure from dentistry after selling his multi-location practice and ventured into the world of real estate investing and wealth management. The High Speed Alliance is a group of Doctors and Dentists who come together several times a year in exotic...

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EP288 Education Versus Sales Pitch

Generally speaking people are willing to be educated. They don’t want to be sold. They’re willing if its an area they’re interested in. If they’re not interested, it’s spam. In the movie star wars, Luke Skywalker is the hero of the story. But he needs a guide, in this...

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EP284 So You Want To Develop Real Estate?

I’ve been talking to a number of investors who are interested in getting into development. Today’s episode is an advisory talk on what you may want to consider before jumping into the world of development. The first thing is that you should avoid development if at all...

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EP283 George Ross on Stock Market Volatility

This week I spoke with George on a wide range of topics, starting with the stock market volatility. George was Executive Vice President in the Trump organization for over 30 years and he brings a unique perspective. He's been in business for over 60 years, taught...

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EP280 New Credit Scores Are Coming

Fair Isaac Corporation, the creator of the FICO score will introduce the Ultra-FICO score early in 2019. It's designed to make it possible for millions of borrowers who marginally don't qualify for loans today to have access to credit. The idea is that it will make...

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EP279 Rising Prices, Falling Asset Values

Could there be a situation where prices increase, but asset values decrease? On today’s episode we will examine this very question. In an inflationary environment, the cost of construction goes up. In fact we’ve seen very real increases in the cost of construction...

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EP278 AMA – How Much Passion Do You Need?

In celebration of 100,000 downloads, we're going to be giving away an autographed copy of Robert Kiyosaki's latest book "Second Chance". If you would like to enter to win, send an email to victor@victorjm.com and put 100,000 in the subject line. Today is another AMA...

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EP277 Four Headwinds Cause Housing Divergence

The broad economy seems to be performing strongly, but we are also seeing weakness in new home construction at the same time. At the root of this is money. On today’s episode we’re going to follow the trail of the money and see some of the factors that are influencing...

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EP275 Special Guest Russell Westcott

Russell Westcott is a Canadian from Western Canada who has built a reputation as an investor, an educator, and a specialist at raising capital. In today's episode we're talking about exploiting new zoning rules to attain higher density and lower the cost of...

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EP272 Deals Deals Deals

In the past couple of months I’ve seen a dramatic uptick in the number of deals that are coming into my email. I’m getting an average of 10 deals a day being offered to me. Most of these are not a fit. On today's episode we do a deep dive on two deals that we passed...

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EP271 When to Quit Your Job?

On today's show we are talking about making the transition from full time employee to full-time real estate investor. This is one of the most difficult pathways to navigate. Some people think that they will wait to accumulate enough real estate to replace their...

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EP269 Special Guest, Michael Blank

Michael is the host of the very popular Apartment Building Investing Podcast and he's just written a new book called "Financial Freedom With Real Estate Investing". Michael and I have developed a friendship over the past several years and it's great to have him...

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EP266 WeWork Reminds Me of Lehman Brothers

WeWork has grown from a single location in NYC 8 years ago to now being the largest single occupant of office space in New York with over 5.3 million square feet of office space. They have a massive enterprise valuation at $20B and they have yet to turn a profit. Even...

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EP264 A Rant on Bad Advice

Last week another podcast was advocating an approach that I consider to be truly dangerous. I'm not one to openly criticize others. But in this case, I felt strongly enough that novice investors should hear an alternate point of view.  

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EP261 Special Guest, Marco Santarelli

Marco Santarelli operates a turn-key investment business that spans 21 markets across the US. The focus is single family homes that provide both cash flow and growth. Check out this fascinating interview with my good friend Marco.  

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EP259 Deal Overload

I’m continually bombarded with offers to participate in deals. The vast majority make no sense. What’s more difficult is learning to say no when something is attractive enough to meet our criteria. It’s a little like the chipmunk with an acorn in each hand, an acorn...

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EP258 The Construction S Curve

Construction projects rarely complete in linear fashion. Sometimes, 2% of the effort can take more than 10% of the time. Modeling and predicting this project characteristic is difficult. The delays don't follow normal planning rules. On today's show we dig into a few...

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EP255 Why You Need A Coach

Coming to you live from Northern France today where we've been attending the sailing expo in La Rochelle. Today, I share who some of my coaches are and the reasons why you might want a coach to accelerate your business.  

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EP254 The I Gap

The regularly schedule interview this weekend isn't available due to a technical problem. Instead, today we're talking about the I Gap. This is the gap that exists between where you are now and becoming an effective real estate investor.  

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EP249 The Missing Chapter

I discovered that my book Magnetic Capital is missing a chapter. In discussion with several investors and syndicators over recent months, many are having trouble connecting with high net worth individuals who could eventually develop into meaningful funding...

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EP248 George Ross on China Trade Negotiations

George Ross wrote the textbook on negotiation. His book "Trump Style Negotiation" was the result of 37 years experience at the Trump Organization as a senior executive where he was responsible for major negotiations. Today he shares his perspective on the global trade...

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EP246 Newsletters Are Spam

Sadly, digital marketing techniques become so over-used that they very quickly fall into the spam category. Most newsletters have crossed the road and are now firmly in the spam category. How do you communicate with your customers in an effective way? How do you...

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EP245 How to Talk To Your Funding Partner

Today's episode is a continuation of yesterday. So if you missed yesterday’s show, I suggest you stop today’s episode and go listen to that one first. Today’s show will make so much more sense if you do. I outline a simple 3 step process for getting an invitation from...

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EP244 Don’t Be Creepy

This past weekend I was at a syndication conference in Dallas. I met one syndicator after another who were having trouble raising funds. After digging into it, I realized what the problem was. Far too many people have taken internet marketing courses. The approach you...

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EP243 Hurricane Edition

The impact of Hurricane Florence on homeowners in the Carolinas is immense with over 250,000 homes suffering damage or flooding. Flooding is widespread as some areas experienced more than 30 inches of rain. Sadly, about 10% of homes were insured near the coast, and...

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EP242 You Can Fight City Hall

The City of West Hollywood has stopped one of the world's most iconic and revered real estate firms from operating medium term corporate housing in a new apartment building that they just acquired for $188M. The city's ruling stands in stark contrast to their own...

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EP241 Special Guest, Ryan Wright

Ryan Wright is the founder and CEO of DoHardMoney.com. They specialize in commercial asset based lending for real estate investors. In today's episode he is discussing their lending criteria, and how they decide which projects they undertake....

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EP239 AMA – Where to Store Gold?

Adam from California asks a great question. What is your guidance for storing purchases of gold, silver and other precious metals? On today's show we talk about the different forms of precious metals investment and the benefits of one over the other.  

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EP237 AMA – How Much Sleep Do You Get?

Nela from California asks a great question. "Famous entrepreneurs like Donald Trump and Elon Musk are said to sleep less than the recommended 8 hours per night. How many hours do you sleep each night?" A discussion about sleep is really a discussion about how to...

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EP236 Tools to Cool an Overheated Economy

Traditionally, central bankers have used higher interest rates as a tool to cool an economy when it becomes overheated. They're trying to engineer the so-called soft landing and prevent the deep recessions that are reactions to oversupply. But these are not the only...

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EP235 Timing The Market

On today's show we're talking about how to assess whether you're out of step with the market cycle. If you are, there's a right way and a wrong way to adjust and correct for the mistake. This is a very important episode. Don't miss it.  

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EP234 Special Guest, Charlie Cichetti

Charlie Cichetti is a world leading specialist in energy efficient building design. His consulting firm based in Atlanta Georgia works on some of the most notable marquis properties in the US. Our conversation today went deep into some of the reasons why designing...

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EP233 Special Guest, Richard C Wilson

Richard Wilson is the founder and CEO of the Family Office Club. They have 20 events each year and specialize in everything having to do with family offices. Listen to this very informative conversation about high net worth money management.  

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EP232 AMA – Pay Yourself First

Adam asks a great question, "My grandmother taught me about the 'pay yourself first' philosophy. What are your thoughts on this approach to allotting money for investment purposes?" This is such a great question. In truth, it doesn't really mean "pay yourself first"....

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