The Perfect Investment Excerpt

The Perfect Investment is a book about multifamily real estate, written by our co-founder Paul Moore. We wanted to share the introduction with you. I never planned to be a commercial real estate investor. As a matter of fact, I hated the thought of it. I remember the first mall in my town growing up. It was a bustling hub …

Baby Boomers Are Renting Instead of Owning

The most significant factor for apartment investors is the Baby Boomer’s move from homeownership to renting. 2016 is the 70th birthday for the Baby Boomers as they continue to impact every facet of America’s economics. Boomers create lasting security for apartment investing Per CNN, by 2030, when all of the Baby Boomers turn 65 or older, they will make up …

2 Essential Multifamily Terms To Understand

Retaining and increasing the value of your apartment investment is fundamental to your long term survival. It is Warren Buffet’s number 1 rule: “First rule of investing..Don’t lose money” To follow that rule with apartment investments you need to focus on the two key pillars of value:   Capitalization Rate (Cap Rate) and Net Operating Income (NOI).   Capitalization Rate …

Texas Is the Best State for Multifamily Investing

Not All Lists are Created Equal If you want to be successful apartment investor, selecting the right market is one of the most crucial decisions you will make as you manage your portfolio. Each year, we see just about every major publication release it’s version of the 10 best cities for.. .(fill in the blank) and then watch as inexperienced …

There’s 80 Million of Them

The Other Side of the Coin If we had a nickel for every article written about the Baby Boomer generation, we would most likely be living in the Caribbean sipping umbrella drinks and thinking about an afternoon nap. The ubiquitous Boomers have influenced modern America like no other generation and continue to do so as they move into retirement. As …

How AMT (Alternative Minimum Tax) Affects Multifamily Investors

Disclaimer! I am not a tax professional nor do I claim to be. The commentary and opinion expressed in this article are to give you a baseline understanding of the issue and ways in which we think about it as active commercial real estate investors and educators. It is incumbent upon you to talk with your CPA, Registered Agent, or …

How to Make an Extra 20% or More on Every Commercial Real Estate Transaction

When T.J. Starker took on the IRS in the late 1970’s, he re-defined how investors could manage their portfolios and permanently changed the core strategies of commercial real estate investors. The resulting tax code modifications, commonly referred to as the 1031 Starker Exchange, allow commercial real estate investors to defer capital gains tax from the sale of a real estate …

From Poverty to Commercial Real Estate to Sports Empire?

Stories like this one inspire us, and hopefully can inspire you on your journey to financial freedom. Jerry Buss, the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, passed away in 2013. Many will focus on Dr. Buss’s success as a sports team owner. However, the career that led to his well-earned fame is worth a closer look. A Child Born in …

What is a Great Multifamily Market?

The market always wins. Always. You can invest in a great looking property run by an excellent management team, but if that asset is in a bad market, you will at best tread water. More often than not, you will lose money. While the multifamily sector is enjoying broad success across multiple markets, investors will find the best long-term returns …

How Neighborhoods Impact a Multifamily Investment

Today we want to dive into what makes a good submarket. Even when you have found a market with strong employment and population growth, you need to dig deeper and ensure you are investing in the right location. Every market has several submarkets, or neighborhoods. And while these neighborhoods might all be part of a thriving market, they also have …