The Investing Advantage

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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”…

Mindset. Today I talk to Rod Khleif, not about the strategy behind commercial real estate investment, but the foundational mindset you must have even before you begin. A mindset that can help earn you millions. Rod’s background of hand-me-down clothes and powdered milk (00:40), how Rod first learned about the importance of mindset and…
Today I map out the initial lessons from my 30 day challenge and why they are so important. In this episode: The biggest surprise (to me) about creating this program (1:42), two mistakes new investors make (4:10), why I don’t want to invest in cities too far away from home (10:15), investing criteria I use…
Best selling author of several books, host of the Family Office Podcast and founder of the Family Office Club, Richard C. Wilson, is my guest today.  Today, Richard and I will dive into trends that Family Offices are experiencing (4:13), why meeting in person is so important (7:13), what are the deal sizes Family Offices…
Last week I lost out on a pretty big deal in Phoenix, AZ. Yes, I was pretty mad, but after reflecting on the process, I realized what I did wrong, and what I did right. Today, I’m going to share both the bad and good with the hope you can avoid the mistakes that…
Where are you now? Where do you want to be? How are we going to get there? Today I tackle these three questions head-on in a 30-day challenge to help you finally get closer to the financial freedom you desire. The goal at the end of 30 days is to help you design your own…
Today, I want to share with you the 9 critical and short steps to become a programmatic buyer. I break down each step very simply and then go a bit more in-depth. I think you’ll really enjoy this value-packed episode.    Time Stamps:   (2:03) First Step – Clarity (3:18) Purchase Options (3:28) How Big?…
Today, I have my good friend Mark Owens on the podcast to discuss his story and evolution in the real estate investment world. He, like me, went from residential to commercial and is based out of Baltimore, Maryland. I really think you will enjoy this wide-ranging discussion.   Time Stamps:   (2:00) How Mark Began…
On today’s show, I want to talk about an aspect of commercial real estate I have not touched on yet and that is capital appreciation and how that can have a huge effect on an investment. I want to share with you what I consider the 5 wealth building principles and how they apply to…
A question I get often is, “Shane, I don’t have a ton of money but I want to start investing in commercial real estate. Where do I begin?” I wanted to take this episode and do a deep dive into how I would start investing on a small scale. Time Stamps:   (0:00) Intro (2:36)…
I wanted to bring you a special episode with an offer for you at the end. My good friend Erwin and I had a great conversation about how he thinks about investing, his strategies, early investing stories, and everything that is going on at the Wealth Hacker Conference in Toronto. This conference is on November…
I had a suggestion from my dad that I really liked for an episode so today I am going to break down step by step a current commercial real estate deal I am in the process of and explain my thoughts and action patterns throughout the deal.   Time Stamps:   (0:00) Intro (1:13) Breakdown…
I want to share with you a 13 million dollar mistake I made back in 2008 and I want to keep you from making a similar mistake if an opportunity like this would ever arise in your commercial real estate investing life.    Time Stamps:   (1:36) How I Remembered this Mistake (5:10) Partnerships (12:26) The…
On today’s show, I wanted to share the top 5 questions I received after a presentation I did a few weeks ago. I only had time to answer questions so I thought I would answer more on this platform because I know if multiple people are asking these questions, they will be helpful for you…
I want to take you into another syndication I did back in 2011 to 2015 and explain how it went, how I would do it differently, and what you can learn from it. I go into detail about types of debt in this episode that you won’t want to miss.   Time Stamps:   (0:00)…
I wanted to take you inside one of my deals I did that was inspired by my father-in-law and I think you will really get tangible value from this episode not only from the tactics I share but the mindset as well.   Time Stamps:   (0:00) The Intro (2:00) My Father in Law’s Suggestion…
One of the questions I received recently was around the topic of return expectations I have in commercial real estate. I wanted to break that down in this episode and I want to give you my initial 3 filters I use in reviewing a deal and the 6 steps I use to review a potential deal.…
Today I have the pleasure of having Marco Santerilli, host of Passive Real Estate Investing, on the podcast today to share his years of expertise and knowledge on investing. He has a slightly different approach to investing and I wanted to showcase that today.   Topics Covered:   Who Marco is and How He Started…
We are back for the 2nd part of my conversation with Tim Murphy. If you did not listen to part 1, I highly suggest you do before listening to this episode. We cover some additional questions Tim had and I think this will provide a lot of value to you if you are in a…
Today is Part 1 of a 2 part interview with my friend Tim Murphy. Tim had some great questions about passive investing and I wanted to share our conversation on this podcast. In part 1, we talk about the 3 factors to reduce risk, why a local Starbucks is generally a good sign for investing,…
A question I am asked often is where to find the best commercial properties to invest in so today, I want to take you through the 7 step framework and dive deep into the first 2 steps so you can start to understand my philosophy on location when choosing to invest.   Time Stamps:   (0:00)…
I want to share with you my 3 “back of the napkin” tips for evaluating a potential commercial real estate property. One of the biggest issues I see is individuals spending far too much time on properties that, if evaluated quickly, wouldn’t be considered and they can’t get that time back.    Time Stamps:  …
Branding yourself is becoming not only popular in every online space but necessary to separate yourself from the herd. On today’s episode, I want to share with you the 3 critical steps on how to create your own personal brand as a real estate investor to attract the right connections and deals.   (0:00) Intro…
Today’s episode is all about raising capital for your commercial real estate investment. In the past few episodes, I have discussed how to find a great property but I have been getting a lot of questions on how to raise the necessary capital to go after those ideal properties. I want to share with you…
I’ve been asked a few times from different people the same question: “Shane, I don’t have millions of dollars to invest but I want to start now. How do I do it?” Today, I will answer that question. I will share with you my 3 phases of investing and how you get from point A…
I get a lot of questions but one I am excited to answer today and that is once I find the right location, how do I find the right property? I share with you the 3 fundamental principles that I have in deciding on what properties I invest in and take you through a case study…
Today, I want to share with you the 3 advantages and the 7 key aspects on deciding on the location of your next commercial real estate property. I also share a few examples to show what sets one location apart from another.   Time Stamps:   (1:27) 7 Key Aspects to Deciding on Location (2:55)…
I think you are really going to enjoy today’s episode. I am going to give you the 5 step gameplan on how to start investing in commercial real estate. I want to show you how to start from scratch to create a 7 figure net worth and how to create $34,000 per month in passive income.…
  In this episode, I want to share with you my 5 steps to underwrite your next multifamily property in 5 minutes. For the full video of my presentation, make sure you are subscribed to the podcast and click here.    Time Stamps:   (0:00) Intro (3:10) Underwriting an Apartment Deal (3:47) But First, A Rant…
  On today’s episode, I want to share with you the 3 step process that I use in value add retail properties using a real life potential property I am looking at. I want to also share how I intend on both growing the income and reducing expenses. My intent with the plan I will…
  Like in sports, the individuals and teammates you rely on can make or break what you are trying to achieve. Commercial real estate is no different. Egos, agendas, and self-serving actions all happen within commercial real estate if you let them. This can be the difference in making or losing hundreds of thousands or…
  In this episode, I wanted to share with you a story of two clients I had that built massive wealth and it would not have been possible without commercial real estate investment. I want to also share with you my progression from residential to commercial real estate investing.   Time Stamps:   (0:00) Intro…
  I want to give you a macro view of why investing in commercial real estate is a must in my opinion. While stocks and residential real estate have their place, I want to share with you the benefits in investing in commercial real estate.    Time Stamps:   (0:00) Intro (1:03) Why I Like…
Welcome to The Investing Advantage Podcast. My goal with this podcast is to show you how to live life on your terms and to stop investing like a poor person. I want to share with you my 10+ years of experience in commercial real estate investing and how to find the right value add in commercial real…