Multi-Family/Commercial Investing Books

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I want to invest in multi-family & commercial property. I’m new to investing in real estate and would like to have a strong foundation before I start looking at property and investing. I figured the best way to learn and build the foundation was through books, podcasts, YouTube, and of course this amazing site! I’m currently putting a book list together. I was wondering if those of you that have read some of the books on my list could help me weed out the books not worth purchasing, so I can simplify my list. My thought process for picking out books is trying to find books that are more recent on multi-family investing, books that expand on specific topics like cashflow, financing etc. I tried to find books that were written by people who are investors or experts on the topic of the book.

Thank you for the help!


Wheelbarrow Profits: How To Create Passive Income, Build Wealth, And Take Control Of Your Destiny Through Multifamily Real Estate Investing

The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing: How to Identify the Hottest Markets and Secure the Best Deals

The ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss

How to Create Wealth Investing in Real Estate (I own this one)

Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing: The Blueprint To Quitting Your Job With Real Estate - Even Without Experience Or Cash

Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate: How a Small Investor Can Make It Big

Commercial Real Estate Investing For Dummies

Lifetime Cash Flow Through Real Estate Investing

The ABCs of Property Management: What You Need to Know to Maximize Your Money Now

Buy It, Rent It, Profit! (Updated Edition): Make Money as a Landlord in ANY Real Estate Market

Every Landlord's Legal Guide

The Property Management Tool Kit

The Book On Managing Rental Properties

Tax-Free Wealth: How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lowering Your Taxes

How To Read A Rent Roll: A Guide to Understanding Rental Income

The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs: The Investor's Guide to Defining Your Renovation Plan, Building Your Budget, and Knowing Exactly How Much It All Costs

Commercial Mortgages 101: Everything You Need to Know to Create a Winning Loan Request Package

The Due Diligence Handbook For Commercial Real Estate: A Proven System To Save Time, Money, Headaches And Create Value When Buying Commercial Real Estate

The How to Add Value Handbook for Commercial Real Estate: Generate More Income from Your Investment Property

What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow... And 36 Other Key Financial Measures, Updated Edition

Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book

Raising Private Capital

I’m currently listing to:

Apartment Building Investing with Michael Blank Podcast

Old Capital Podcast

The Bigger Pockets Real Estate Investing Podcast

The Lifetime Cashflow through Real Estate Podcast

Real Estate Investing Made Simple with Grant Cardone YouTube

 If you are looking to invest passively in multi family and commercial, then there is a single book that I recommend from Paul Kaseberg. He’s sat on both sides of the table on over $1.7 billion of real estate deals. And his book covers everything a newbie needs to understand: from asset selection, to evaluating sponsors, to capital structures. For pros, he challenges conventional wisdom and explodes sacred cows by exposing hidden conflicts of interests and mis-alignments that many in the industry won’t admit to. The book is called "Investing in Real Estate Private Equity: An Insider’s Guide to Real Estate Partnerships, Funds, Joint Ventures & Crowdfunding" (written under his pseudonym of Sean Cook).

Maybe the best book: Multi-Family Millions, by David Lindahl. His follow up, Emerging Markets is also decent. 

Originally posted by @Victor Fermin :
@Todd Dexheimer I had those on my list, but since it was published in 2007 & 2008 I thought it might only talk about strategies and concepts that wouldn't apply in today's market, but I'll give them another look. :)

 I would say they are just as relevant today. ABC's of RE (one of my favorites) was written in 2004 and is still relevant today. 

Hi Victor,

Getting educated is the first step towards launching a real estate investing business, so you are on the right track. Outside of books, I would also recommend reading the blogs of successful multifamily investors. 

@Victor Fermin One can never have a complete books list on any topic. But I wanted to add to your the book by Steve Berges on apartments investing. A great education read.

I would recommend the ABCs of Real Estate Investing and Multifamily Millions as two great ones to start with. The fundamental principles don't change, but the lending requirements and marketing strategies have certainly changed. For that info I would rely more on blogs and podcasts.