Nizan Mosery Workshop

Earlier this month we were excited to have Nizan Mosery be the keynote speaker at our Multifamily Intensive Workshop. You can watch his presentation below as well as download the slides. Downloads All About Market Cycles All About Sponsorship Sample Deal...

Lessons from Naval Ravikant

Everyone wants to be wealthy, but few understand how. Our schools are no help. They teach us how to fit in and occasionally some specific skills, but they fail at teaching us how to think about money. I don’t really blame schools for this. After all, most...
The Real Estate Deal Machine

The Real Estate Deal Machine

When I tell people I do real estate investing, the first thing they ask is “do you flip houses?” Which makes sense because for most people “real estate” is the same thing as “single family homes.” I always answer: “No,...
REI Insider Series: Susan Aubin of Merchants Mortgage

REI Insider Series: Susan Aubin of Merchants Mortgage

Our REI Insider Series profiles movers and shakers in the world of REI. About Susan Susan Aubin is vice president of Merchants Mortgage Trust Company, where Susan has worked for 13 years. Prior to joining Merchants Susan’s career had been with traditional retail...

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Banking Is Only The Beginning: 36 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform Banks tend to downplay the risk of cryptocurrencies to their business models but they really should be nervous. In my presentation at CrowdConverge I pointed out that, historically speaking,...
Multifamily is a Team Sport

Multifamily is a Team Sport

When a deal promoter brings you a property, they often focus on the cash flow, or the market, or the value-add upside, but in my opinion those are literally the least important parts of a deal. Of course the financials matter, but the question you need to ask is, “who...

Why Multifamily? Six Pros and Four Cons

There are literally dozens of way to invest in real estate: fix & flip, single family rentals, multifamily, retail, self-storage and even paper-only approaches like notes and liens. And they all have lengthy pros and cons. So when BlueSpruce was deciding where to...
Burned Out

Burned Out

In 2015 I was stressed, anxious and burned out, which in the tech startup world is known as “just another day at the office.” Over the course of 20 years I had founded a half-dozen companies. They all had three things in common: 1. They made software 2....

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1. The 45 Qualities Every True Leader Must Have One area I am lacking: Manual Dexterity and Skill. The man who can do things is admired. The applicatory system of training and instruction is based initially upon demonstration, which requires that an example be set...