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...

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The WeWork Report – As a veteran of tech startups, I personally think WeWork is pulling a bait & switch to get valued much higher than they would as a real estate company. This report does a good job of showing the upside potential. I’m surprised...

CrowdConverge presentation

In February I had the privilege of speaking at CrowdConverge about Bitcoin, Ethereum, blockchains and how they will impact real estate investing. Don’t get distracted by the daily sturm und drang around crypto prices. The underlying technology is what’s...

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The Future of Work is Workflows – I spend a LOT of time thinking about how we can automate our business. Real estate investing is 10 years behind current technology. How to Win with Automation (Hint: It’s Not Chasing Efficiency) – Or why Amazon launched a...

A-Rod the Tenant God

This is a fascinating interview. Who knew Alex Rodriguez owns several thousand doors?! I especially like these strategies he uses to add value for his tenants. A Rod gives free rent to one nurse in the community, in exchange for that nurse giving their phone number to...
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