Triple Net, Modified Gross, and Gross Leases Explained

Monday, March 09

Commercial real estate has a variety of lease types; each variation has their merits. I’ll summarize three common types of leases you’ll see when negotiating with commercial tenants. It’s important to note, that several variations of each lease type can be negotiated, and you should always hire...


IRA Real Estate Investing, It's Easy!

Friday, February 14

IRA Real Estate Investing, It’s Easy! No one tells you that converting an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) into a Self-Directed IRA (SDIRA), to invest in real estate is easy, but it is! You just need to be careful to follow the rules and understand how money can flow in and out of the investm...


Investment Waterfall Structure

Monday, February 03

You've probably heard the term waterfall, when someone was talking about an investment.  In this article, I'm going to outline how they can be structured.  Syndications typically have a waterfall structure when it comes to distributions. Since every sponsor is different, it’s important to unders...


How to Vet a Syndication Sponsor

Thursday, January 23

Syndication sponsors come in all shapes and sizes, so do their structures.  In this article, I'm going to outline a few key questions to ask when considering a passive investment with a sponsor you may not know. 1. Sponsor Criteria - Experience: I want to understand the sponsor's background in ...


Using Margin Loans for Real Estate Investing

Thursday, January 16

Using Margin Loans for Real Estate Investing In this article, I’m going to outline how you can use margin loans to buy and invest in real estate. We have had savvy investors utilize margin loans to take advantage of historically low interest rates to place cash with our investment fund. I co-fo...


Due Diligence is Key to Good Investments

Thursday, January 09

Due Diligence is Key to Good Investments If you want to make a bad real estate investment, purchase your property without getting into the nitty gritty of the deal’s details. If you own your home, you’ve likely had a professional perform a home inspection to make sure the house is in good order....