Supply Chain Investing

On today’s show we’re talking about some of the excellent global research performed by accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers. They recently published their latest prediction reports for a number of geographies around the world.  Yesterday we talked about the worst...

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The Worst Investment Asset Class in 2019

On today’s show we’re talking about some of the excellent global research performed by accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers. They recently published their latest prediction reports for a number of geographies around the world.  The data reflects the views of...

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More Rent Control Insanity

I personally don’t have a political affiliation. Politics in both Canada and the US have become increasingly polarized in recent years. If you’re like me, where I’m fiscally conservative, and socially liberal on some items, but not all, there’s no political party that...

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What Softwood Lumber Crisis?

On today’s show we’re examining the price volatility of a critical building material and the impact that it can have on the cost of both construction and renovation projects.  In March of 2018, the White House imposed tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber. Overnight,...

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Cell Tower Assets With Mark Roscioli

Mark Roscioli is the CEO of 17 Mile, LLC. His company specializes in buying and selling assets that have cellular towers as part of their makeup. This is one of the most fascinating ways to invest in real estate. It's highly specialized, but also one of the few truly...

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Student Housing with Nick Legault

Nick got his start in development with student housing. His very first project generated enough cash flow to enable him to transition from an employment situation to full-time investor in less than one year. Nick's story is not typical, but is a powerful example of...

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Save Money By Spending Extra

On today’s show we are talking about how a more expensive product can often be the least expensive solution. There’s so many examples when people try to save money they actually don’t succeed in the end. This is one of those counterintuitive situation.  On today’s...

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What If You Made a New Sale Each Month?

Today’s episode is the story of how you may consider collecting rent each new month.  Rental income is much like the income a grocery store receives from its clients. Client goes to the grocery store and buys fruits and vegetables, maybe some bread and butter. It is...

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Unfair Government Rules

On today’s show we’re talking about the challenges that governments face in creating rules that are appropriate and fair.  One view of the world is that rules should be uniform. One set of rules for everyone. That way, nobody can claim they were unfairly harmed by a...

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What? Rent Control on Commercial Property?

We typically think of rent controls being imposed for residential leases. Housing affordability is a real issue. Access to housing is considered by many to be a basic human right. Landlord tenant laws all over North America have been enacted to protect both the rights...

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A New Doorbell Could Rent Your Property

Customer perceptions about a rental property are formed in the first few seconds of viewing a property. Increasingly, today’s customer looks online before committing to drive to a location and view a model suite. Everyone has walked into an apartment with an old...

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The Magical Town of Springfield

Today show is about a magical market that doesn't exist in reality. It’s the real estate market in the Town of Springfield. Springfield much like in the TV show The Simpsons is virtually any town, but nowhere at the same time. This imaginary town of Springfield is an...

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Turnkey Investing With Tom Olson and Josh Culler

On today's show I'm talking with two investors who live in a suburb of Chicago, but on the Indiana side of the border. They're built incredibly strong systems to manage thousands of transactions. These folks have a strong set of core values that enable them to make...

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A Demographic Shift That Few Are Talking About

 I predict that this current generation of home buyers will be significantly delayed buying homes compared with previous generations. Many will be so late into the home buying cycle that they will become lifelong renters. In fact, the traditional early home buyers...

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Residual Income Versus Earned Income

On today’s show we’re talking about automating systems in your business so that you the business owner can start to reap the benefits of the business.  We’re also going to explore the differences between earned income, passive income and residual income. These are...

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The Trailing Spouse

On today’s episode we’re talking about making sure your spouse or partner is on board with your business goals.  One of the greatest sources of stress in a relationship is when business goals are at odds with family goals.  How do I know about this? My wife is a...

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New Year Predictions

2018 saw a large number of unpredictable events. Many of them were politically originated, whether it’s a steel tariff, a partial government shutdown, a regulatory change. Any time there is a change, there are winners and losers. Some are positively affected and...

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Scaling your team with Jack Gibson

Jack's company has added 400 properties under management and renovated over 100 homes in the past year. Doing this successfully requires a strong team and a disciplined approach to management. I loved this conversation about how to scale your business in a short time...

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Event Based Marketing with Adam Adams

This episode was recorded live at the Family Office Summit in Miami with Adam Adams. Adam has hosted nearly 300 events in the past two years and is a huge believer in live events. This is an approach that has attracted a large following and a significant amount of...

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Resilience in Real Estate

 Today’s episode is about the resilience of real estate. This is the real life story of a vacant lot in what was once a bad area. I’m telling the story of a single property, but quite frankly this story has repeated itself numerous times, and I could give half a dozen...

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Bonus Book Review “The 12 Week Year”

 Today’s book is “The 12 week year” by Brian Moran and Micheal Lennington.  The 12 week year is a planning book on a new method for setting and achieving goals. The 12 week year redefines a year as being 12 weeks long and with each year you get a a fresh start. That’s...

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How to Spend Time During The Holidays

 On today’s show we’re talking about what to do during this holiday period. If you’re like most people, you are hitting the shops to take advantage of the post Christmas sales. But you’re not like most people, that’s why you listen to this podcast. You know that...

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Special Guest, My Wife

My wife is amazing. Apart from that, she's a therapist, a marriage counsellor, a frequent guest on radio and TV on all things personal. Today's show is about managing holiday stress and establishing the mindset to have a great holiday.  Have a blessed day.

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Naughty or Nice

Today’s episode is focused on four items in the investment world that have been either naughty or nice. The naughty or nice list is pretty long this year, and even a small fraction would not fit in your morning espresso cup. So we’re only going to talk about 4 today....

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Turnkey Investing with Jeff Schechter

Jeff Schechter runs a large scale turnkey investment business in Indianapolis. He defies some of the conventional "wisdom" regarding the benefits of multi-family over single family investing. In the dynamics of his market, his approach is the most successful and the...

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Private Lending with Keith Baker

Keith Baker is the host of the Private Lending Podcast. He's based in Houston Texas where he invests, lends, and works with multiple borrowers to redevelop properties. Private lending is a semi-passive business that relies upon strong systems for loan origination, and...

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Go West, Uh, I Mean East!

On today’s show we’re talking about a new report that was issued in the past week by Spectrum Location Solutions that examined the departure of more than 13,000 companies from California over the past decade. Many real estate investors look at data from U-haul to see...

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Fed Increases Short Term Rates Again

Today we're talking about the latest interest rate increase announced by the US federal reserve. Fed chairman Jerome Powell announced a quarter point increase in the benchmark rate. This is despite the fact that the economic data could just have easily supported no...

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This 911 Call Is Not An Emergency

On today’s show we are talking about the use of the 911 database. When a new property is developed, a municipal address is registered with the city or the county. Usually, that address is generated when the building permit is issued. Somehow, through a magical process...

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Investors Hate Uncertainty

We can all agree that not everything in life is predictable. Life is full of surprises, some of the pleasant, and some of them not. It’s been said that a confused mind doesn’t buy. That’s particularly true in the world of investing. Investors seek clarity. Things that...

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Opportunity Zones with Eddie Lorin

Eddie Lorin has been investing in workforce housing for most of his career and has developed close to 40,000 units so far. One of the newest innovations in the tax code, creates significant incentive for investing in areas that have been neglected. Eddie gives a...

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Affordable Housing with Marie Josee Houle

On today's show, I'm speaking with the executive director of an affordable housing and tenants rights advocacy group. She is someone who was invited by CBC News to be my "adversary" on a news story regarding rent control. Surprisingly, the host of the news show didn't...

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Profitability is a Decision

Today and tomorrow are a two for one AMA episode. That is Ask me anything. I love to answer your questions, if you have a question, send it in, I’ll answer it live on the air. David from Pittsburgh has a great two-part question. His question is about the number of...

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Patience

I’m coming to you live from Miami Florida. This week I’m at The Family Office Club Super Summit, which attracts some of the most accomplished private wealth managers in the industry. We spent several days in a large conference setting and in one on one conversation...

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Why The Yellow Vest Protests?

On today’s show I’m offering a perspective on the protests that we’re seeing playing 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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