BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

BiggerPockets Podcast 219: Private Lending, Turnkey Investing, and Crowdfunding Real Estate with Dr. Kenyon Meadows

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Many people invest in real estate hoping to make “passive income” but instead find they work more than they would at a day job! But not all real estate niches require a lot of time—and today’s show proves that! Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Dr Kenyon Meadows, a real estate investor who chooses to invest his money using a variety of passive real estate vehicles, including funding other real estate investors, investing out of state through several turnkey companies, and investing in over 30 crowdfunding deals! If you are looking to make your real estate more passive, this is one show you can’t afford to miss!

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • Who Kenyon Meadows is
  • What you should know about alternative assets
  • How he got into real estate
  • How he structures his private money lending
  • Whether track records matter to him
  • How to impress a private money lender
  • Tips for building permanent wealth
  • How he got into turnkey properties
  • Advice on finding the right turnkey property provider
  • A look at the numbers for a turnkey property
  • How he structures his deals
  • How real estate crowdfunding deals work
  • Kenyon’s future plans
  • What he would tell someone starting out
  • A discussion on investments outside real estate
  • And SO much more!

Links from the Show

Books Mentioned in this Show

Tweetable Topics:

  • “I don’t think you should invest in anything unless you really know the ins and outs of it.” (Tweet This!)
  • “Loaning is great, but if you want to build permanent wealth, then you’ve got to own this stuff.” (Tweet This!)

Connect with Kenyon

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Real strategies that work for real people seeking to build wealth through real estate investments. Co-hosted by Brandon Turner and David Greene, this podcast provides actionable advice from investors and other real estate professionals, who chat about failures, successes, motivations, and lessons learned.
    NA C. Cruz from Detroit, Michigan
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Josh & Brandon – “Kenyon’s Personal Website” points to Erik Stark’s website…
    Jeff Limp from Frankfort, Illinois
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Kenyon’s website is still pointing to Stark’s website – March 25
    Jenkins Ramon from Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    I agree with Lue C.
    Robert Fiorillo from Smithfield, North Carolina
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Are there any real estate crowdfunding sites that don’t require someone to be a credited investor? I have a fair amount of capital but don’t meet the requirements for the title.
    Itiel Latova from Hillside, New Jersey
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Hey, PM me I have a site for you.
    Itiel Latova from Hillside, New Jersey
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Hey, PM me I have a site for you.
    Rimma Siefert from Gainesville, Florida
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Hey Brandon! I just recently bought Rav4 Hybrid Limited. Love it! It was between that and CRV. The price was the same, but you get more features and better milage. My best so far is 43 mpg ( short trip in the city, but still pretty great). Cheers!
    Kevin Mitchell from Levittown, Pennsylvania
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    I Love my RAV4! We bought it certified preowned with 80k miles. Whoever owned it previously took great care of it. Practically like a new vehicle! It’s now got 122k and no issues so far. In much better shape at 122k than my Ford Focus was at 50k.
    Chatree C. Real Estate Investor from San Francisco Bay Area, California
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Is there anyway we could know what turnkey company Dr Kenyon is using?
    Bryan Wilson from Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    @Brandon Turner I’ve owned Toyotas my entire life. 2002 Tacoma that I have literally driven through ponds up to the windows and still works at mile 175,000. Recently bought a 2011 RAV4 that is just amazing to drive. Would purchase again and again.
    Ryan Antista from Los Angeles, California
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    – I would also love to know what turnkey company Kenyon is using. – The link to Kenyon’s personal website appears to be incorrect. It links out to The Real Eric Stark (
    Bryce Moore from Kansas City, Missouri
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    “I’ve always shied away from connecting people out of fear that i would piss everybody off.” Josh Dorkin – creator of the most successful real estate “connection” website on earth… that’s a bit ironic lol
    Eric Lasley from Fort Worth, Texas
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Also, wondering what crowdfunding sites are out there for those of us that aren’t accredited investors. Would like to start out doing the low capital $500-1000 investments to start.
    Kenyon Meadows Investor from Saint Simons Island, GA
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Try for non accredited crowdfunding but you have to live in the 8 states they are specifically active in at this time.
    Eric Lasley from Fort Worth, Texas
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Thanks Kenyon
    Kenyon Meadows Investor from Saint Simons Island, GA
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    I guess there was some issues with the website link…..I dont know if I am allowed to post links but its
    Carolyn Morales Investor from Jacksonville, FL
    Replied almost 4 years ago
    Kenyon Meadows. What site do we use to apply for private lending on our RE projects from your sources?