Episode 146 - Could you learn something from a guy that manages over 19,000 apartment units?

Ryan Wehner manages over 19,000 units in Texas and Oklahoma. His third-party property management company provides the day to day management of apartment properties. Ryan discusses the reasons to have a management company oversee your asset. Ryan then explores the state of the apartment market in annual rental growth and what to expect in the future. On the expense side, Ryan is seeing increased expenses in property taxes, insurance and employee costs. He gives an example on the benefit of being a landlord in Texas. The eviction process is much easier than many states. If you “don’t pay…you don’t stay”…it is one of the advantages of owning real estate in Texas. Ryan then explains the benefits that some property management company’s can offer…a master insurance policy. Michael uses a master insurance policy and the savings that can be achieved.
Ryan discusses the line item expense of water costs. Water cost can be a huge variable expense; from tenant usage and leaks. Carl Wehmeyer is with Niagara Water Conservation. Niagara fights the war against water waste. Carl explains how a simple phone app can save thousands of dollars in water waste on apartment properties. The on-going water monitoring has helped clients save money.
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ASK MIKE MONDAYS - Michael, I just scheduled an appointment with the listing agent to walk a multifamily property; what do I need to pay attention to?

After reviewing the initial underwriting and if you think it works for you and your investors…it becomes necessary to physically walk the property. Most listing agents require you to walk the property PRIOR to submitting a LETTER OF INTENT for purchase. The listing agent wants to make sure that you and your equity have had a chance to understand the physical needs of the property before they will consider LOI seriously. Michael discusses what you need to pay attention to when walking the property with the listing agent.

Episode 145 - Execution Certainty: What to ask your commercial mortgage loan officer BEFORE you hire them.

Not all commercial loan officers are created equal. One size does not fit all. You need to have the best advocate for your lending transaction. In the podcast today we have another episode of “Coaching and Counseling with James Eng.” James provides you with 10 questions that you MUST ASK your commercial mortgage loan officer BEFORE you engage with them. Your money and reputation are at risk if you choose the wrong loan officer. Here are a few questions that you must ask: 1) What is your background in financing apartments? 2) When will I receive approval? When can I lock the interest rate? 3) How many loans have you closed with this lender? 4) What happens if my loan is denied; what options will I have?
To receive our FREE 15 page WHITE PAPER REPORT on the 2018 FUNDAMENTALS OF MULTIFAMILY FINANCING 101 and to learn more about upcoming events at Old Capital Speaker Series please visit us at OldCapitalPodcast.com
Are you interested in learning more about how Multifamily Syndications work? Please visit www.spiadvisory.com to learn about Michael's Real Estate Syndication business with SPI Advisory LLC.

ASK MIKE MONDAYS - Can you unveil some common misconceptions when purchasing apartments? Should I consider owner financing? Should I send ‘I want to buy your apartment’ letters to the seller?

Wow! When trying to buy an apartment building… don’t fall into some rabbit holes. Pursuing single family MARKETING strategies do not typically work when trying to FIND a multifamily property. Michael explores some common marketing fallacies of transitioning from SINGLE FAMILY to MULTIFAMILY.

Episode 144 - Get Smart - 3rd Quarter Loan Officer Roundtable

Your lender brings a huge amount of capital to your transaction. They are a critical member of your success team. You need to understand what’s important to the lender and how they will structure your loan. In today’s podcast, we sit down with a few team members of Old Capital and discuss what’s new in the capital markets and what you need to know. Items discussed:


1. Fannie Mae Pricing Waivers- for the last few years, Fannie has been generous in reducing their posted interest rates to good clients. Today, Fannie Mae is not too anxious to offer lower interest rates to new and inexperienced borrowers at the highest loan leverage.


2. Term Sheets vs. Final Loan Commitment- Some lenders are not fully underwriting the loan transaction upfront and issuing false term sheets. They propose loan terms that are not even close to what the final loan commitment will eventually be. Don’t fall for that, always ask for your lenders underwriting analysis upfront and find out how they view the transaction. Fannie’s underwriting criteria is pretty much the same from DUS lender to DUS lender…so term sheets should be very similar. If not, then look into their underwriting.

3.During the loan process, be prepared to bring in additional equity if the seller does not increase the property’s NOI. Unfortunately, many sellers don’t realize that the buyer’s lender needs to see positive NOI during the loan process. Do not have the seller take their foot or the buyer will need to bring in additional equity to close.

4.Always ask for the sellers 5 YEARS- INSURANCE LOSS RUN upfront before you go hard with earnest money. You need to find out if the seller has filed any insurance claims against the subject property. One claim should not increase premiums…but several claims can push up insurance premiums and will reduce your loan amount significantly.


To receive our FREE 15 page WHITE PAPER REPORT on the 2018 FUNDAMENTALS OF MULTIFAMILY FINANCING 101 and to learn more about upcoming events at Old Capital Speaker Series please visit us at OldCapitalPodcast.com
Are you interested in learning more about how Multifamily Syndications work? Please visit www.spiadvisory.com to learn about Michael's Real Estate Syndication business with SPI Advisory LLC.

ASK MIKE MONDAYS - Mike, when considering at a possible apartment acquisition; what is the first thing you look at?

You may have to look at several apartment opportunities BEFORE you find the right one. The ability to underwrite a transaction quickly will help you make swift decisions on whether to pursue with additional analysis time or drop the deal. Mike discusses the specific documents the seller needs to provide you to analyze the transaction correctly.