BiggerPockets Podcast 214: Building a $30M Fund to Invest in Real Estate with Joel Sherlock
Some investors buy a single house. Some buy a small multifamily. But today on The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with someone who jumped into real estate in a much bigger way! Joel Sherlock is an investor from Canada who put together a $30 million dollar fund to buy real estate in America. You’ll learn why he went this route and how you can follow a similar strategy in your own business. You’ll also learn about Joel’s entrance into the world of commercial real estate, including the pros and cons of that niche.
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In This Episode We Cover:
- How Joel started real estate back in college
- Why he eventually moved his investing in Canada to America
- How he was able to come up with $32 million in funds
- What a “hurdle rate” is
- Why he considers his model to be conservative
- The kind of properties he’s buying
- Why he chose Scottsdale
- Innovative strategies for finding deals
- How he “trades deals“
- How to get fixed-priced bids from contractors
- Why he’s made the move to commercial real estate
- Why people avoid commercial real estate
- How to evaluate strip malls
- Tips for analyzing commercial deals
- Future plans for his business
- And SO much more!
Links from the Show
- We are hiring!
- BiggerPockets Forums
- BP Podcast 047: Apartment Complexes, NNN Leases, and Commercial Real Estate with Joel Owens
Books Mentioned in this Show
- The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller
- Shift by Gary Keller
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO by Robin Sharma
- “It’s exactly the same thing, there is just more zeroes.” (Tweet This!)
- “In the real estate sales world, as soon as you stop selling, you stop stop making money.” (Tweet This!)
- "Getting started is the key. You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great." (Tweet This!)
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