The Investing Advantage
In today’s episode of The Investing Advantage Podcast, I will be answering something that I have been asked quite often. And that is how I find deals and opportunities even when the market is super competitive. So in this episode, I thought of giving you a framework to refer to that will help you with your real estate journey. Let’s dive in!
Welcome to another episode of The Investing Advantage Podcast. Today’s episode is going to be short, but I do think that these kinds of concepts need to be shared. So, I will be sharing with you the things that I have learned from one of my mentors, Jim and the importance of asking the right questions as a real estate investor in order to gain trust in a partnership. Let’s dive in!
In this week’s episode, I am going to answer one of the things that new real estate investors who are looking to get into commercial real estate have been asking me quite frequently.
And this question is, “Shane, why am I having a really hard time finding new deals?” So for this episode, we will do a little recap and dive deep into the 3 strategies that will help you find great deals in the market. Let’s dive in!
Welcome to the second part of the interview with Jose and Joel. In this episode, we are going to continue the conversation about how these action takers closed their first Multifamily and how having the proper mindset led them to gaining investors’ trust and eventually closing deals. Let’s dive in!
We have an exciting episode in store for you today as we welcome two action takers on the show! We have Joel Labonte and Jose Jafferji talk about how they started their journey in Multifamily investing and how being open-minded to different markets and deals is important when you get into Real Estate. Let’s dive in!
This week’s episode is different from what you’ve heard on this show. Inspired by recent events that have occurred around me, this is a good opportunity to discuss time, priorities and distractions. I talk about realizing what’s really important to you, what are your priorities and what distracts you from living in the moment. Sometimes we are not aware that we have limited time on this planet and the importance of how and who we spend our time with can skip through our day to day. I’m holding on deals, underwriting and other real estate items to discuss deeper topics, tune in!
In today’s episode, I’m going to talk about a concept that I read from MJ Demarco’s book called The Great Rat-Race Escape where he said that easy is hard and hard is easy. This is an exciting topic because I found out that there is a bit of a disconnect if you have invested in residential real estate versus investing in commercial real estate. I will also be sharing a few suggestions for new realtors, so make sure to tune in!
In today’s episode, I’m going to share a conversation that I had with a new commercial real estate investor as well as my takeaways from that conversation. Make sure to stay tuned ‘til the end because I will be sharing some key considerations that you have to factor in when you’re just getting started. Let’s dive in!
In today’s episode, I will share with you some pros and joes when investing in commercial real estate. I have prepared 3 case studies that we will talk about, and I’ll also be touching on the importance of being an expert in your location. Make sure to stay 'til the end because I will be sharing my key learnings from these experiences.
Curious about the #1 biggest challenge new commercial investors face? Stay tuned, because in this episode, we will talk all about this and I’ll share how you can overcome it as a new commercial investor!
Welcome back! Today I’m gonna go over the big idea of replacing a 6-figure income with just 1 Commercial Property! It may sound outrageous and somewhat of a clickbait for some, but I’m going to show you why commercial real estate is different.
Want to learn how to Underwrite an Industrial Property? Stay Tuned! Because in this episode I’ll run through a deal I’m working on and discuss how I analyze and underwrite a deal in just 5 minutes!
We have an exciting episode in store for you today as we welcome Bradley Watson to the show. Bradley is the Founder of Watson Estates. He is a real estate broker, agent, and Strategic JV specialist. He prides himself on his signature Mac & Cheese and will talk your ears off about real estate if you aren’t careful. He also has a great podcast called “Toronto’s #1 Real Estate Podcast”. In this episode, we go over the Impacts of the Stay At Home setup on the Real Estate Market.
Joe Mendoza has been involved in real estate for over 21 years. He has been a Real Estate Broker, Investor, Consultant, Mentor, Managing Partner, Acquisitions Manager, and a Worldwide Coach.
Joe has a long track record of success. While at Prudential California Realty, he ranked as high as the Top 1% in the nation and was number 7 in all of San Diego County. Joe has participated in several different projects including a 10 unit condo conversion in El Cajon, CA; a raw land development in Spring Valley, CA; and many other rehabilitation projects, ‘fix and lips’, and demolitions.
In this episode, I want to talk about Defining your specific investing criteria, how to think about investing in various asset classes, three types of investment options, and the three ways you make money when investing.
In this episode, we’re joined by Cody Yeh. We talk about how he found success in stock options trading.
When he was 18, he came to Canada with a student visa. He had no clue about any income and wealth creation skills. Over the past 11 years, he has transitioned from being a student, a full-time project manager to a financial coach, real estate investor, and stock options investor. The skills he acquired have allowed him to quit his job at the beginning of 2020.
Welcome back! For this episode I’ll be discussing some tips, as well as some frameworks in relation to finding deals and putting them under contract.
Todd is the Founder and CEO of Apartment Investor Pro, which specializes in building websites for syndication and other multifamily investing. For 15 years, Todd has been helping real estate investors set up a professional online presence.
Today, we discuss the ins and outs of their business and how they help investors elevate and improve their real estate investing experience.
In this episode, I go over the 1 and 100 Rule to Investing in Real Estate and share some lessons I’ve learned from my real estate investing experience.
Get excited! Because in this episode, I’ll be sharing something that I’ve really only ever shared with my private clients. That is, what I call the Club Syndication commercial real estate 1 page blueprint.
Welcome back to The Investing Advantage Podcast! On today’s episode, I’m going to discuss strategies for Creating a Clear Real Estate Investing Blueprint.
Welcome back to The Investing Advantage Podcast. Today I’m going to talk to you about how my friend broke into the “Old Boys” Club of Commercial Real Estate Investing. I also go over topics as well as tips/tricks on passive and active investing in real estate.
Adam Joseph Carswell is a real estate entrepreneur, LinkedIn Power-Networker, New Media Marketing Maverick, and known as the “Voice of Liberty” for his work hosting the Liberland Show, Liberland 5th Anniversary, and the Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective. His expertise in Social Marketing and network management set him apart from the crowd. Adam is also a Co-Founder of the Next Level Mastermind, an exclusive commercial real estate group of the industry’s top capital raisers.
Whitney Sewell is the Founder and CEO of Life Bridge Capital LLC. He began his real estate investing career in 2009. Whitney’s passion is working with investors, helping them secure financial security via the exceptional opportunities that multifamily syndication offers. Whitney hosts The Real Estate Syndication Show, a daily podcast where he has now interviewed over 600 experts providing cutting-edge tools and strategies of the syndication business.
We talk about his real estate investing journey, and how he was able to raise $35M in the last 12 months.
In this episode, I’m going to give you a behind the scenes of some of the private training that I do with clients, specifically as it relates to investing in industrial real estate, with the growing trend of online shopping and e-commerce. If you’re considering investing in warehouses or industrial real estate, this will be a great episode.
In this episode, I am joined by a very special guest, Jeff Bermant. He is an accomplished and very successful real estate investor and developer based out of Santa Barbara, California.
We talk about the Game of Investing in Commercial Real Estate. How to deal with the brokers, how to start researching, and where to start when you’re just getting into the business.
Welcome back to The Investing Advantage Podcast. In this episode, I’ll be sharing my takeaways from a recent discussion with one of my coaches in terms of raising capital.
Welcome to the 100th episode of The Investing Advantage Podcast. I wanna talk about the 3 Biggest Challenges and Problems that New Real Estate Investors have in terms of Scaling their portfolio into Commercial Real Estate.
Welcome Back! Today I am joined by a very special guest, David Emmons. He is the Founder of Artist Marketing Formula. David has been an artist for decades, selling his copper and stained glass hanging water gardens at the most prestigious Art Festivals in the country. He spent over 30 years of his life setting up and tearing down more shows than he can count.
Being a self-employed artist/crafts-person should mean having MORE free time, no less. It should mean having a greater quality of life - Having the ability to chase your dreams.
In this episode, I will talk about some of the common struggle and question I’ve been getting from new investors that have just entered the commercial real estate world. Join me today as we discuss the three steps to start investing in commercial real estate.
For Episode 97, which is also day 72 of my 75 Hard, I want to share with everyone a little bit of “behind the scenes” of the coaching that I do with my clients.
For this week I’ll do something a little bit different. I’ll be taking you behind the scenes of what I’ve been doing in my personal life. I’ll be talking about my journey of 75 Hard and how it goes deeper than just fitness.
Domenic Rinaldi, CBI is the President and Managing Partner of Sun Acquisitions. He was awarded the professional designation of Certified Business Intermediary from the International Business Brokers Association and is considered an expert in the field of business brokerage. He is a seasoned executive who brings over 30 years of proven experience in merger/acquisition, sales, service, marketing, and operations to the business brokerage arena.
Arturo Borges is the Vice President of Propfolio Management, a vertically integrated property, and asset management firm with $800 M in AUM. He has been directly involved in the raise and placement of $80MM of equity encompassing 1,700 residential units and over $350MM worth of real estate acquisitions over his career. He is also the co-host of the first-ever real estate show in Spanish, focused on educating the Hispanic community on how to invest in US Real Estate.
Planning and preparing for something is essentially one of the most important steps you must take when you want to succeed at something, especially in commercial real estate. For this episode, I wanna share with you some of the lessons that I took away from a recent interview Tim Ferriss had with Jerry Seinfeld.
In life, we all have our own set of beliefs. These beliefs can be the greatest contributing factor to our success in both our careers and life in general. When investing in Real Estate, it not only depends on what state the market is in. Your mindset and belief can determine whether you win or lose in an investment.
In times of uncertainty, challenges and struggles are sure to come. And when it comes to investing, it is important to have a survivor mindset. This mindset is the key for you to keep grinding and working hard to weather whatever challenge that awaits you.
Veena Jetti is the Founding Partner at Vive Funds. She is a Real-estate developer and Philanthropist with 10+ years of real estate experience including overseeing management of $1B+ in real estate assets. Her expertise includes driving corporate growth strategy, asset management, and business development derived from working for multiple Fortune 500 companies. Her background includes acquisition, syndication, and growth strategy for multifamily assets.
For this episode, I was joined by Omar Khan, the Co-Founder of Theta Trading. Omar holds a BA in Economics from the University of Toronto. His career spans more than 15 years in financial services. Starting out in the brokerage arm of a Big five Canadian bank, he quickly rose through the ranks of the industry to AVP in a widely known mutual fund company. He then shifted his focus, becoming a full-time real estate investor and a derivatives trader.
In this episode, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with a real estate expert, peak-performance executive coach, and consultant for real estate investors, Tyler Chesser. Tyler is the Founder of The Chesser Companies where he works with real estate investor clients as a peak-performance coach and world-class consultant. Tyler is also the Co-Founder of CF Capital, a real estate private equity firm.
Having the weekend alone with my little munchkins, we had the chance to watch Ironman. And rewatching it after a long time, I realized some teachable moments. The movie reminded me that it’s important to have a backstory because it explains why you do what you do. Specifically, today’s episode is about a capital raising lesson from the movie Iron Man.
Trevor is a Master Platinum Coach with over 20,000 hours of coaching experience. He's worked with clients worldwide, including Fortune 500 executives, high-level real estate investors, entrepreneurs, world-class athletes, and professionals. They all seek him for one reason: life-changing transformation.
Today I’m going to talk about a common question I’ve been getting more and more frequently from investors considering getting into real estate or that are thinking whether they should be buying or selling assets. Join me today as we tackle these questions and the steps and processes that I make when developing my business plans.
Being young with an insatiable drive for success, Darius Mirshahzadeh ventured into the world of entrepreneurship. When he was 25, he started his company, and at that time, made a bet with his brother that he’ll someday make more money than him. He added that as motivation to fuel his drive that led him to where he is now today.
Darius is a firm believer that your core values are among the most valuable assets you can have. In today’s episode, we detail how he applies his values and principles to both business and family life.
Scott Smith, the founder of Royal Legal Solutions, was an aggressive litigator. He has first-hand knowledge and experience against tactics of plaintiff’s attorneys that wins them lawsuits. He uses this knowledge to help you set up your business and protect your assets.
Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Neal Bawa. Neal is the Founder and CEO of Grocapitus Investments, a commercial real estate investment company. Neal sources, negotiates, and acquires commercial properties across the U.S. He is a sought-after speaker for Multifamily webinars, podcasts, events, IRA events & MeetUps across the country.
I had the pleasure of speaking with the real estate investor and CEO & Founder of Wealth Research Group, Lior Gantz. With Wealth Research Group, Lior allows readers access into the world of the few who beat the markets consistently for decades, thus leveling the playing field of the investment industry. With immense passion and full-force devotion to the readers, Lior’s purpose is to publish content that will have life-long value and allow readers to approach investing with methodic precision and a well-thought-out game plan.
Let’s dive into Lior’s story of why time is of the essence when it comes to investing.
Today we continue to part two of last week’s episode where I share my interview on The Everyday Millionaire Podcast. Everyday Millionaire is hosted by Patrick Francey, an accomplished speaker, facilitator, and host.
In this episode, we dig deeper into tips and strategies that I’ve used and still use in my career. We also get into personal topics and talk about clarity and commitment.
If you haven’t taken a chance to listen to part one titled “My Real Estate Journey,” please do check it out for some context going into this episode.
A few months ago, I had the chance to be guested on The Everyday Millionaire podcast. And for today’s episode, I will be sharing my interview on that show. Everyday Millionaire is hosted by Patrick Francey, an accomplished speaker, facilitator, and host. Over the last two decades, Patrick has taught and presented to thousands of real estate investing entrepreneurs across Canada, both live and online.
For part one of this two-part episode, I share my journey and the foundations of my real estate career.
Sam Zell is the founder and chairman of Equity Group Investments. He was ranked last year as the 379th richest person in the world with a fortune of $4.4 billion. I heard Mr. Zell on a recent podcast and couldn’t help but jot down some notes. I ended up with 8 pages that I’d like…
Today I’m going to be very open about a recent lost deal in Phoenix. They are lessons I learned the hard way that will benefit the way you approach future investments. If you’re not seasoned in commercial real estate investing, I’m going to give you a heavy dose of reality to what could happen during…
One of the biggest mistakes new investors make is the lack of understanding when it comes to control. This mistake has cost me in the past so in today’s podcast, control is the topic — how to gain it, lose it, and the considerations I look for when I’m a limited partner looking to invest…
Today, I’m going to let you into my world through a coaching call with a friend who is thinking about an investment with a master lease option. Is this a good idea? I walk him through it – the good, the bad and the ugly. This podcast has been completely unedited. You hear the complete…
Today I use an example of a phone call and investment opportunity to walk you through how I consider whether these opportunities are worth looking into. I’m going to give you the 4 questions I ask that allow me to either end the call or move forward. 2:23 What the opportunity was (and why I…
I recently appeared on Darren Cabral’s podcast, Obscurity to Authority, to introduce his audience to commercial real estate investment. It was a great conversation that I know you’ll enjoy. Here’s how he described my appearance on his show: In today’s episode, I sit down with Shane Melanson, a professional real estate investor in Calgary. Shane…
Happy New Year! It’s the time of year we reflect on hits and misses from 2019, as well as plan achievable goals for 2020. In today’s episode, I lay out where I succeeded and failed in 2019, and how I’m planning out 2020. I also pass along a free framework so you can plan your…
Is there really a way you can finance your own real estate investments? Yes. You will learn how in this episode with my guest Mark Willis. Why you’re working too much for your bank (2:30), How bank on yourself works (5:11), planning for the day when the income will stop, but the expenses don’t (10:00),…
Today I’m talking to Taylor Hill and Michael Ware from Berkadia in Dallas, TX, to understand the world of commercial real estate through the eyes of a broker. Even though the audio is not ideal, it’s still important to hear their valuable lessons for new investors: Why it’s important to start small (5:00), why face…
Today I want to tell you about a client’s first deal. We’ll walk through the specifics of that deal and why I like it so much, and how I handled the first call with the agent representing the property. Highlights: Why you should always be looking at properties (1:50), how to sound like a real…
Today I breakdown the valuable lessons offered by some of the world’s top real estate investors. I have taken a deep dive into not only advice that has been offered during personal conversations, but lessons from investors that make their strategies very public, like Grant Cardone. What do they all have in common? Fundamentals. So…
Kris Heron talks about what you need to have in place before and during the process of funding your commercial property. In this episode, you’ll learn What you should have in place before you think about putting a deal together (5:00), when experience helps you get funding (9:20), fees to expect with a broker (20:30),…
In episode 35 of the Investor’s Advantage Podcast, I sit down with Justin Smith, President of Hawkeye Wealth. Justin is a great guy that helps high net worth individuals invest in commercial real estate. Today you’ll learn: Justin’s 3 step process getting into an investment (:55), how Netflix and his wife motivated his path to…
Yes, today I go old school and teach you the very basics about the function, purpose, and flow of money. Why? It’s essential to know the basics of money before you start investing in commercial real estate. Today you’ll learn why I feel so confident when it comes to investing (3:10), why money is “trust”…