Episode 139 - From corporate jobs to real estate investors; Bonnie & Kerry purchased over 700 units

Today we revisit with Bonnie & Kerry Staples. Bonnie & Kerry loved their corporate jobs.
They were well respected within their companies, but knew they were building someone else’s dream and not working on their own. They were originally drawn to real estate through single family investing, but after seeing the bigger picture on scalability, they wanted to invest into apartments. They hired a mentor/educator to accelerate their specific knowledge of apartment investing.
We originally spoke with them 2 years ago after they purchased their first building. They bought of a 106 unit apartment building called Casa Flores. After 18 months of rehabbing and making it into a “community”…they sold that building and rewarded their investors with a huge return.
Now, they own 3 large apartment buildings; Bella Vida with 255 units, Fairmeadows with 200 units, and Spanish Timbers with 160 units. They quit their jobs in the last 2 years and work on real estate investing full time. They have the passion to make older apartments into better communities.
Today, they are in charge of their own apartment business and working on their dream.

To contact Bonnie Staples: bonniestaples.mf@gmail.com

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ASK MIKE MONDAYS - 1) Mike, when buying a CLASS C apartment, what is the largest CAP X expenditures you can expect? 2) What are the biggest mistakes when buying older apartments?


Upfront physical due diligence is critical when purchasing any apartment building. Have your engineer/ general contractor review all components to the apartment. Not reviewing deficiencies with your electrical, plumbing and sewer, foundation and roof can be the iceberg that sinks the investor’s ship.

Episode 138 - New Construction - This family BUILT over 800 apartment units. Learn how they did it

Can’t find the RIGHT apartment building to buy today?
Did you every consider BUILDING a new apartment?

Vino & Mangesh Patel build apartments in Texas. Listen to this father and son team explain how they went from owning hotels in the 1980’s, then acquiring and rehabbing value add multifamily properties in the late 1990’s and 2000’s and now, BUILD ground-up new construction apartment structures for the last few years. Today, the Patel’s build large 150-200 unit, Class A- apartments in in-fill locations in DFW.
Their competitive advantage is their cost savings that they create in building smaller properties. They buy the land at the right price, negotiate with their construction materials vendors hard, and are usually the general contractor overseeing the entire job. By coordinating all aspects of construction, they are able to build a better product in the market place at a lower price.
Today, they are also building senior housing.
Listen to this podcast to discover what is important in building a new apartment building.

To contact Vino Patel:
vino@mphpartners.com

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ASK MIKE MONDAYS - 2 questions: 1) How do you figure out how much you pay your investors? 2) It seems that most syndication structures use a 5-7 year sale.Why not refinance and keep the property?

Structuring the right payout back to investors is critically important. Mike describes what waterfall criteria he uses to attract capital. Mike then discusses different exit strategies that many syndication investors can normally expect. It’s hard to “keep the band together” for an extended period; so most syndicator’s use the 5-7 year sale timeframe.

Episode 137 - Coaching and Counseling: Answering the SELLERS questions correctly

Having the highest offer price doesn’t always get you the deal. The seller needs “execution certainty”. Can the BUYER actually close on the proposed sales price? That’s the sellers worst fear that a buyer cannot close or will re-trade the original terms of the sale transaction. Yikes!!
The seller needs to pick the right buyer and take the RISK OUT. The seller doesn’t want to end up with egg on their face by failing to pick the right buyer.
But BEFORE a buyer is chosen, the seller needs to analyze and understand the strengths and weakness of every potential buyer.
During the ‘best and final’ the seller will need for you to complete the BUYERS INVESTMENT FORM. This document gives the seller a chance to ask you (the buyer) questions about your underwriting, how are you financing, what capital improvements will you make, have you underwritten to higher property taxes, and is the equity already raised. These are critical questions that the seller needs to know. The seller wants to know that the buyer has done their homework and won’t put the deal into the ditch and NOT CLOSE.
In the podcast today, we review sellers questions and handle potential answers.

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Episode 136 - TOP PRODUCING D/FW agents share their insight into the apartment market.

To be competitive in apartment investing you need great information. The top producing agents at ARA- DALLAS have great information on what is happening around the state. They discuss the current state of the apartment market, amenity trends and how to win a deal. Being well prepared in presenting an offer and having your team (Key Principal’s, real estate attorney, MF general contractor, lender, etc.) positioned together is critical in winning a deal. It may not always be the highest offer that wins a deal...BUT ALL sellers want to see execution certainty. Having a team formed before you offer… certainly will help your story.

The ARA- DALLAS office will close over $1.5 billion in apartment transactions in 2018. They know the market.

Jakob Andersen jandersen@aranewmark.com
Richard Furr rfurr@aranewmark.com
Bart Wickard bwickard@aranewmark.com

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