New Book Reveals: How To Create Passive Income For Your Retirement... Investing in Commercial Real Estate
My latest book shows you how you can start investing in commercial properties, like apartment buildings, retail shopping centers or industrial warehouses to create monthly passive income.
From the Desk of Shane Melanson
If you'd like to earn passive income investing in cash flowing commercial real estate, this may be one of the most important books you could read.
Now, your initial reaction is likely skepticism.
Which is why I want to make a few things clear upfront.
This is not a 'get rich quick' or way to invest in commercial real estate with little to no money. Maybe those systems work - but I've never seen it in the real world of investing.
Here's the deal.
The system I outline in the book is how I invest in 7 and 8 figure commercial properties. They all require money to invest in (but not all mine).
But first... A Disclaimer
Please understand the results I'm sharing with you are not typical. I'm not implying you'll duplicate them (or do anything for that matter).
I have the benefit of investing in commercial real estate and developing properties for the past 12 years. The average person buying 'how to' information gets little to no results. I'm only referencing my success and investments for example purposes only.
Your results will vary depending on several factors... including (and not limited to) your commitment to invest, your willingness to learn, your work ethic and your persistence.
All investing entails risk and anyone who talks about no money down or any of the other fast and easy ways to get rich investing in commercial real estate are people I stay away from.
This is about creating long term wealth through commitment and learning the strategies I've tested and refined to build tremendous wealth through owning commercial real estate.
It will require consistent action and effort.
If you're looking for the '1 magic secret' that turns $25,000 into $2,000,000 in 90 days, please Do Not Get this BOOK.
With that said... let me jump right in and show you...
Exactly What You're Getting
This book is dramatically different than anything you've ever read because it's more of a "field guide" to investing in commercial properties so you can replace your earned income with passive income.
This book is direct and straight to the point.
Most of investors I work with are successful, busy professionals and business owners. They don't have time to spend hours reading a book.
They want specific, tangible real world strategies to put into practice now to find the right commercial properties to buy.
These are the same lessons I learned from 12+ years as a commercial lender, investor, developer and agent working in commercial real estate full time.
I've had the luxury of being mentored and working with some of the wealthiest commercial real estate investors and developers in North America.
I'll show you exactly what I do today to find the right commercial properties and then, how I raise the money to close. Not having enough money to purchase million dollar properties is one of the biggest objections I get from new investors.
I explain in detail how that challenge is easily overcome (with the right properties).
Plus, the book is easy to read.
It's 52 pages and you can read it in an hour.
And you'll immediately 'get' the entire framework I use to earn 6+ figures/year for my investors and I on a single commercial property.
Here's just a fraction of what's inside and what you it might mean for your business:
Where to find the right commercial properties fast... even if you're completely new to the world of commercial real estate
What locations you should be investing in and where to stay away.
How to time the market so you're not stuck with the right property, at the wrong time.
How to raise money like the successful commercial real estate syndicators. I've only seen 1 other investor teach this style of raising capital.
Why you don't need millions to be able to invest in Commercial Real Estate. This is not about 'no money down' gimmicks. But has everything to do with Controlling a property vs. Owning it.
Why the wealthiest families in North America have upwards of 25% or more of their net worth invested in cash flowing commercial real estate.
The 3 very specific types of commercial real estate properties you should be focused on today and where I'm seeing the smartest investors put their money today (in 2019)
Understanding the difference between investing in Residential Real Estate compared to Commercial properties. There is very little cross over and why you don't need to start investing in residential to be a successful commercial investor.
You'll see exactly how I get paid 6 figures for closing deals (on day 1) and retaining 25-35% of the deal.
How to start investing in commercial real estate with very little experience. When I started, I had no idea what I was doing. But, if you understand this 1 critical piece of advice- you put yourself in the driver's seat of any deal.
How to structure your investments (syndications) with investors.
What 3 things every investors is looking for before investing their money.
Why the bank is your most important partner and how to leverage this going into every deal.
How to build the 'right' team around you so you don't need to be the expert in the deal. Think, you are the General Contractor employing others to help you with you due diligence.
Learn the #1 Strategy to investing in commercial real estate to build a multi-million dollar portfolio in a few years.
How to purchase your first commercial property (the right one) in 120 days or less.
I would argue that you can ignore many of what the so called 'real estate gurus' say... I have worked for and with some of the biggest Pension Funds, Hedge Funds, wealthiest families that control billions in commercial real estate.
In short, I have know what and why they invest in specific properties and what they stay away from.
These strategies and insights are not taught to outsiders.
If you've worked in commercial real estate for 10+ years for one of the top 3 investment shops in a major Canadian or US city- you probably understand the game.
But, for outsiders, it's highly unlikely you would truly understand how the big boys invest, partner, JV and trade commercial properties.
Those making millions and billions each year trading commercial properties, on the inside have no reasons to share these trade secrets with outsiders. They can make lucrative profits maintaining these trade secrets.
It's only in the last 3-4 years that crowdfunding for commercial properties has become more mainstream and opened the commercial market to a broader audience.
While a person can now invest $50,000 into a crowdfunded deal- it doesn't mean it's a good investment. And, you're still at the mercy of the person in charge- who you may not have any relationship with.
You'll see one of my fundamental rules for investing in commercial real estate is understanding and control.
It's for this reason, I want to get this book in the hands of anyone looking to invest in commercial real estate.
Whether you are investing actively (you find the property to purchase directly) or passively (you place your money with someone who has found a property), this book is meant to show you the pitfalls and how to protect your investment.
There are important rules for investing in the right property, person and structure.
This book is like having the ability to go for lunch with someone who's syndicated more than $65,000,000 in real estate deals and helped others with more than a $260,000,000 in sales.
But this is just the beginning of what I'm sharing with you because you're getting...
My System for Finding the Best Properties and How to Raise the Money required to Purchase a Commercial Property in as little as 120 Days.
As much as people would like to complicate the process of investing in commercial real estate, it's actually pretty straight forward.
Here's the formula:
Step 1. Find and Attract the best properties to you (that fit your investing plan)
Step 2. Fund/Raise the money (both debt and equity) required to close.
Step 3. Fix the properties - with the right team in place to manage and oversee the day-to-day operations.
You will be talking to commercial real estate brokers and sellers who have properties for sale. You just need to know what to say so they take you seriously (we cover that in the book too).
Establishing yourself as a credible buyer is probably one of the most important factors to get right. And, having been a commercial agent and lender for 10 years, it's very easy to spot a newbie.
Newbies are not taken seriously and rarely see the best deals.
Instead, they are sent the properties no professional investor would buy.
They are typically the 'bigger fool' in the deal.
Once you know how to conduct yourself when speaking to brokers- you'll see real properties that make sense. And, it's actually one of the easier things to master.
In my experience, the other big obstacle that holds many would be investors from taking the step into commercial investing is the Money.
How do you raise $1M, $2M, or $5M to buy a commercial property?
And, how do you do it multiple times in a year, so you can create enough passive income to replace your earned income?
There's a System for It- 60 Minutes of
In addition to this book, you're also getting a complete 60-minute Video walkthrough of the exact system I use to find deals and raise money... and how you can start implementing immediately.
It's not the overnight, late night TV get rich quick gimmicks.
See, 90% of my income is derived as an investor where I go out and find deals and syndicate them with my group of 28 limited partners (passive investors). So, everything I'm showing you is what I'm doing today, in 2020.
Last year, I closed 1 deal. Not 5 or 10. Just 1.
The last property I raised $2.7 Million and returned more than $1.3 Million in profits to my investors. My partner and I earned a healthy, mid-6 figures each just from this one property. *Results Not Typical
The second property, we are in the process of leasing up. I raised $2.1 Million in a week and was oversubscribed- which means, there were more investors who wanted to put money in the deal than I had room for.
Because when you find the right property with the right financial returns- investors are eager to invest with you.
You don't need to invest in or find a massive number of deals every year. This is about Scale and Quality not quantity.
When I started out as an investor, doing residential fixer uppers and long term rentals, and it turned into a full time job.
It's fine when you're in your 20's without a family.
Today, that model doesn't work for my lifestyle. I have 3 kids and my wife stays at home with them.
We want the freedom to travel and vacation when and where we want. I'm able to manage my properties with my laptop and cell phone. It's not 100% passive- because every month I want updates from my professional property managers.
But, it doesn't take more than a few hours a month to oversee tens of million of commercial properties.
This is why I want to share it with others.
There is no shortage of properties.
And, some of the readers of my book- actually send me deals they don't want to do (nice side benefit).
I was fortunate to have learned from my mentor (and now father-in-law) how to invest in commercial real estate. He showed me what was possible,.
With just one right property, I could earn a nice mid 6-figure income.
Here's what to do next
The 'cost' of this book is $6.95, and you can download it immediately.
In the past, I would give my book away for free. The challenge is, people generally pay attention to what they pay for.
So, for a modest investment, of $6.95 you can download my book and have access to a few additional bonuses.
If you're considering investing millions in a real estate deal- if you don't learn 1 or 2 takeaways that save you 100x the cost of the book, let me know and I'll refund you.
The goal is not to make money selling a book.
As soon as you place your order today, you'll be sent an email receipt, with access to pdf version of the book, video training and a few bonuses I'll mention shortly.
Oh, and in case you're wondering...
There is no catch
I know there are some websites out there that offer you a great deal on something and then stick you in some ongoing program that charges you every month.
This isn't one of them.
There's no hidden 'continuity program' you have to subscribe to.. or anything even remotely like that.
I'm giving you my book at my cost for the simple reason to 'put my best foot forward' and demonstrate real value to you.
With that said, there's ONE thing to keep in mind:
Time is of the essence
I take a loss selling my book at this price.
The reason why is because it costs me over $26.50 in advertising to sell 1 book.
Why would I do that?
I am playing the long game. In any business the hardest thing to do is to make the first sale- even if it's just $6.95. And I'm banking on the fact that if I over deliver and you get value from the book, that you'll do business with me again.
Yes, I have other products and services that you might be interested in down the road.
I'm hedging my bets that you'll enjoy the book so much, you'll ask to try other training and services I offer. My business model is pretty straight forward.
Deliver value to create a relationship.
Oh- and one more thing.
I alluded to extra video training earlier on the actual book. You're also getting a brand new video training on...
Bonus # 1. The 8 Non-Negotiables every commercial property must have before you invest
Let's be honest... Investing in the WRONG commercial property can be one of the scariest things for a new (or even seasoned) investor to do.
We've all heard the horror stories of buying a property to later find out that it's functionally obsolete.
There's a well known investor (and real estate guru) who invested an office building here in Calgary. The location was very good. And when he bought the property it was full of tenants paying rent.
There was only 1 problem.
The building didn't have enough parking.
So, as tenants left his building, he wasn't able to back fill with new tenants.
The parking was so bad, he bought neighboring properties for extra parking. But, it was confusing and inconvenient for tenants.
Today, this investor has been trying to sell the property now for 3+ years and he can't get out of it.
I'd estimate he's losing $25k/month (carrying costs + mortgage). If/when he sells, he'll take a loss of more than $2,500,000.
I tell you this because investing in commercial real estate is not something you can just dabble in. There are investing principles and fundamental rules to follow to keep you safe.
The list of 8 Non-Negotiables will prevent you from making some of the biggest mistakes when investing. And, if you follow Warren Buffet- he has 1 rule when investing.
Don't Lose Money.
How do you do that?
Well, there is a sequence of questions to ask before investing in any property. I'll give you those questions and expand on the 8 Non-Negotiables.
Just a few of the things you'll find in this specific bonus training:
What is the first question you must know before spending any time on a commercial property. This can be done in under a minute and can save you days of a working on the wrong property.
How to determine the best locations for a commercial property. This varies for each asset class- an apartment building will have different criteria than say a retail property. However, there is a simple strategy I use when looking at any new property. You'll be leveraging a strategy some of the wealthiest investors use and is rarely shared.
How much debt can you put on the property. One of the key attributes of investing in commercial real estate is the ability to leverage it. But, how much is too much? I'll give you a simple formula to use for any commercial property.
How to assess the health of a commercial property. Cash flow is the blood that keeps a property alive. How healthy is that cash flow? You need to be able to asses this quickly.
How to maintain Control when purchasing a commercial property and the different types of Control you need. This is often overlooked by new and seasoned investors.
Bonus #2. The Commercial Real Estate
This is a simple, yet very effective way to start investing in commercial real estate.
One of the biggest questions I get from new investors- is "How do I get Started Shane?"
This checklist will save you years of struggle.
Here are a few things you'll get in the Commercial Real Estate Property Scorecard...
How to start investing in commercial real estate. More than 80% of investing is psychological and many new investors get overwhelmed and confused because they don't take the time to get clear on what they want and why they want it.
What you need to get started investing and in what order. There are many moving parts to a commercial deal. When you have this clear checklist- you'll see what's needed and when.
The 3 Types of due diligence you'll need to do on every property and how you can outsource most of on to your team.
And much more...
The book is sound advice and you'll get everything I share with my private clients in a one-on-one meetings and my own family members who invest with me.
It's why I wrote the book.
I was having a conversation with a client on my investing philosophy, and he asked if I would put that into a document that I could share.
In the end, all of those notes, organized into a book.
I want to be sure that you have the same key insights professional commercial real estate investors have when looking at a property.
That's why I'm giving you additional bonus video training today. It's my way of ensuring that if all you do is read the book and watch the videos, that you should be able to avoid some of the biggest investing mistakes.
You'll also have a system for analyzing an commercial investment.
You become a strategic investors, vs. the speculators in the market chasing every deal pitched.
You Getting the Club Syndication Book,
The 8 Non-Negotiables for Investing in Commercial Real Estate & my Property Scorecard to kick-start your Investing in Commercial Properties for Just $6.95
But, if I can't make the numbers work for this test, I may pull the book down and raise the price.. so you should claim your copy now.
If I pull down the offer, you can still order the book on Amazon- but it's more expensive and doesn't include the bonus training.
And by the way, even though you're paying a ridiculously low price you're still protected by...
The Boldest Guarantee I Could think of
I 100% Guarantee you'll learn something valuable in the book and new video training, or I'll return your $6.95, let you keep the book and the video training anyway.
Just email me personally and I'll give you back your $6.95 with no questions asked.
This is Truly a Limited Time Offer
So Claim Your Copy Now
Thanks for taking the time to read this letter and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
P.S. In case you're someone (like me) who skips to the end of the letter, here's the deal:
You can instantly download a copy of my 52 page book that outlines the exact investing and capital raising strategies I've used to purchase more than $65 Million in Commercial Real Estate and helped clients purchase more than $260 Million.
All you pay is $6.95.
*****I'm also giving you a 60 minute video training where I walk you through key investing strategies from the book, showing you the 5 steps to investing in commercial real estate.
***** how you can find the right properties using my 8 Non-Negotiables for investing in commercial properties.
**** the 10 Step Action Plan to investing in Commercial Real Estate.
I'm giving it to you as a gift because I want you to have an actionable take away after reading the book. Knowledge is potential power. I want you to be able to take action after you go through the book and video training.
There's no "catch" to this offer. You will not be signed up for any "trial" to some monthly program or anything like that.
In fact, if you don't like the book let me know and I'll even give your $6.95 back.
Click below to claim your copy now. You won't regret it.
DISCLAIMER: The investments, income and revenue stated above are my personal figures. Please understand my results are not typical and I'm not implying you'll duplicate them (or do anything for that matter). I have the benefit of practicing commercial real estate marketing for 12+ years and have a solid network of as a result. The average person who buys any "how to" information gets little to no results. I'm using these references for example purposes only. Your results will vary and depend on many factors... including by not limited to your background, experience and work ethic. All business and investing entails risk as well as massive and consistent action and effort. If you're not willing to accept that, please DO NOT GET THIS BOOK.