ASK MIKE MONDAYS - Green Program

What is it and does every lender have that? Banks do not, Fannie and Freddie do! Freddie's is called Multifamily Green Advantage. Fannie's is called the Green Rewards Program. BOTTOM LINE. Older properties need to be more energy efficient; the agencies are incentivizing owners to change current usage by landlords and tenants of electric and/or water by 20%... if you are successful, your new loan may have a lower interest rate up to 33 basis points. Wow!!

Episode 88 - “I can handle things! I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb” – Fredo Corleone

My father would always say to me…Paul, there is a right way and the wrong way of doing things. Unfortunately, sometimes I would do the wrong thing and I would have to learn from my mistakes…the hard way. In this podcast, as you know…we try to discuss the right way and the wrong way of investing in and operating apartments…so you don’t have to learn the hard way.
We all have some degree of COMMON KNOWLEDGE…meaning we all know something on that topic. That something may be right or it could be wrong; BUT without having years of experience you have to listen to someone that has really done it…someone that has made those mistakes. Today, we don’t want to have COMMON KNOWLEDGE…we want SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE. Doing it the right way...in apartment ownership and management with BEST PRACTICES. In the podcast today we have the TEACHER of doing it the right way… Susan Weston. With over 40 years of apartment experience in operations, human resources, and learning and development, she has pretty much seen it all. 
Professional, knowledgeable site management has become more and more important in ensuring maximum returns to owners and investors. In 2017 and into 2018 this may become even more critical as markets may soften and concessions grow and occupancies waiver. 
Susan updates us on several topics that affect the apartment industry.
- Emotional support animals in apartment units
- Annual inspection fees by municipalities
- Fair Housing- some amazing data on claims
- Protected Classes & Litigious residents
- Applicant screening
- Social Media Marketing & Reputation risk
- Be Pro-active in education with CAMS or CAPS certification

Apartment ownership is a huge investment. On behalf of your investors, and your family, make sure that you have the best information and education on apartment management and ownership that is available. We don’t want you to wind up like Fredo.
Contact Susan Weston at Susan@SusanWeston.com
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Episode 87 - Paul Grimme bought a FRACTURED condo. Yikes!

Paul Grimme is originally from Nebraska. After 28 years in the hi-tech industry he retired in 2016. Paul explains what lead him to investing and buying apartments. Paul had not gone the typical route of investing in single family homes but he did passively invested in five multifamily partnership opportunities with over 1000 doors. On his first large real estate transaction, Paul bought a fractured condo. Paul and his wife, Julie, bought 76 out of 108 units in the Village Condominiums in Waco, Texas. He bought 70% of the total. One seller was selling a block of units that they owned. The remaining 32 units were owned by individuals and were not available for sale. A fractured condo can be an unusual investment. Unlike apartments, where you buy ALL the units at one time; a fractured condo acquisition is when you are buying a specific number of units in a condominium complex. Investing in a fractured condo comes with some unique challenges like “who controls the management of the homeowners association and where and how those dues going to be spent?” Paul reflects on the history of the condominiums and how it became a fractured condo. The investment strategy, over a period of time, is to purchase all the remaining condo units, crush the condo association and then operate the property like an apartment property.

Here is Paul’s contact info: paul@cherokeecreekinvestments.com
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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.


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ASK MIKE MONDAYS - When you ask “for the money” from your investors, what is important for your presentation ?

Typically on a capital raise you want to have a pre-existing relationship with your potential investor. The number one question that you must answer for the investor is A) How are they going to get their money back; B) What is the timeline going to be. Also, make sure that your debt lines up with a similar maturity as your investment strategy. Originating a new short term loan on a long term investment strategy is probably not going to work. Make sure that you contact a qualified attorney that can help you build a Private Placement Memorandum that discloses all potential risks an investor needs to know.

Episode 86 - This Buyer is a ‘Hands On & Bottom Line’ type of guy

Mike Spotts just closed on a stabilized 94 unit apartment building. Mike grew up in Plano and attended Texas State University. He was in the high technology business and wanted to transition into real estate. Mike started buying duplexes and single family homes. Mike was equity rich with a 13 homes, but was liquidity poor. He decided to sell his homes and raise liquidity to buy apartments. 
Mike is a big fan of multifamily education and mentoring. That was his first investment. He invested in himself with apartment education. Mike had passively invested in 3 separate apartment partnerships before he felt ready to ‘lead’ his own transaction. His first transaction is a property called Agave Villas Apartments in Irving, Texas. Mike liked the submarket and condition of the asset. The property is near a high school. During due diligence, Mike and his team found a huge water leak. Hundreds of gallons were flowing down the drain every day. When fixed, that one line expense item saved them thousands. Additionally, Mike explains the bottom line on getting higher rents after doing some moderate rehab on his asset. Amazing. 
Mike decided that he wanted to know more about repairs and maintenance to his property so went back to school to learn air conditioning and heating repair. He does not work on his own systems, BUT having 94 individual HVAC systems, he wanted to make sure he knew what the real costs were. It probably was a good investment. Ricardo explains how he was able to provide Fannie Mae financing for a first time apartment buyer. 
Here is Mike’s contact info: MSpotts@greystoneprop.com
To receive our FREE 15 page WHITE PAPER REPORT on the 2017 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.


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