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The Real Estate Locker Room Show with John Carney

Welcome to The Real Estate Locker Room Show with John Carney. Did you know that investing in Real Estate is a team sport? Join John and his guests as they explore the intersection of the business of real estate and athletic competition. The goal for this show is to grant you direct access to the real estate pros that are closing profitable deals and growing their businesses. On The Real Estate Locker Room Show we get in the ring with successful investors, developers and all of the industry professionals to learn what it takes to achieve ongoing success.Now it’s time to kick off and level up with new ways to grow your real estate business.
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Aug 30, 2017

Lauren is the property manager for two iconic, Downtown Cleveland apartment buildings; Bridgeview Apartments and Perry Payne Apartments. Her enthusiasm is infectious and if love your work then every day’s fun. Lauren believes in teamwork and strives to be the leader that inspires them to reach amazing goals.

 

Lauren’s philosophy is to position the people on her team for success. She believes in setting goals and having a game plan to achieving those goals. Lauren believes in giving her team the freedom to hit their targets without micro managing them. She learns what inspires each person in order to keep them properly motivated.

 

Hire positive people who are creative and solution oriented. These are traits that people already have and can’t be trained.

Solving problems is part of the job description for property managers, so showing up with enthusiasm and helping your tenants out is the job description. Lauren always remembers that these are people’s homes and her clients require a special kind of personalized customer service. Lauren gets to know her tenants on a personal level and understands that her job is to help them enjoy their home.

 

Lauren and her team also focus on building strong communities for their residents. This effort leads to high resident retention, which reduces expenses by lowering the need to continuously flip suits.

 

“The Customization Station” - Lauren’s company offers new residents the opportunity to choose their own finishes and upgrades to customize their apartment as if they owned it. Lauren was instrumental in creating this unique point of difference for The Landmark Companies and is stoked to offer her residents something extra special to make their apartment feel like home.

 

Lauren’s pro tip is to stay positive and solution oriented and set your teams up for success.

 

Lauren invites you to reach out by email at ltabor@landmarkmgt.com.

Check out Lauren’s communities;

  • Bridgeview Apartments - https://www.1300bridgeview.com/
  • Perry Payne Apartments - https://www.perrypayneapts.com/

 

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Thank you Lauren for taking time out of your day to share your leadership and property management tips with us.

 

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Aug 23, 2017

Every deal starts with a financial model. Brendon Bergen is the Director of Asset Management for Affirmed Housing Group in San Diego. He embraces the team aspect of the real estate game and is always on the lookout for the most efficient way to operate an asset and add value for the residents.

 

Brendon’s company looks after the environment and has implemented solar powered electrical systems at their properties in order to strive for Net Zero electric. Solar offers a triple win solution; the owner benefits, the city benefits and the tenants pay a fraction of “on grid” electrical prices. They install high efficiency water systems as well.

 

Brendan loves working on repositioning older, rundown assets. He tackles the challenge of each project head on and enjoys witnessing the tangible transformation of the renovations. Improving the asset and the tenant experience results in win, win.

 

Brendon moved from Cleveland to California to pursue his real estate career right at the beginning of ‘The Great Recession’ – the worst time to be knocking on doors to interview for a job in real estate. He relied on the grit that he developed on the wresting mat to manage the “no’s” that he received job prospecting. His perseverance paid off and Brendon landed a job as an analyst for a portfolio holding retail centers, office and industrial real estate.

 

Brendon’s number one tip for success in the real estate game is to be resilient. He highly recommends joining the Urban Land Institute as a networking platform and a way to learn who the players are in your market.

 

Thank you Brendon for taking time out of your busy day to share your success tips with us today.

 

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Aug 16, 2017

Riana King is an Arizona native with fourteen years of experience in the real estate industry. For the past seven years, she has worked for Real Property Management (RPM), which has locations in Scottsdale, AZ and Tucson, AZ. Riana manages residential long-term, short-term vacation, multi-family, and commercial properties and her clients range from accidental landlords to clients with much larger portfolios.

According to Riana, the most important thing to look for in a property management company is a solid foundation. She warns against part-time property managers and one-man shops that might not have the time or resources to fully devote themselves to each client. A sign of a good company, she says, is the ability to call them and get a real person on the phone right away. At RPM, Riana prides herself on her own communication and reachability.

Landlords don’t have to be local to Arizona to take advantage of Riana’s services. Riana uses technology to keep out-of-state and even overseas clients in the loop and acts as their eyes and ears. If her clients need someone to go in-person to check on their properties, Riana is the one to do it.

Investment property is a business, Riana says, and you have to be able to trust the other people on your team so that you can use your own time wisely. Riana works to keep her strategies in line with her what her clients want. She says that the key is to find a property manager with the resources of a large company, but who treats you as an individual and helps you reach your specific goals.

Property managers like Riana spend most of their day “putting out fires,” which can be stressful for some but which Riana finds exciting and motivating. She lives by the words of former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, “Discipline yourself so others won’t need to.”

Connect with Riana King and Real Property Management on Facebook or check out RPM’s Scottsdale and Tucson websites.

Thank you Riana for taking time out to share some great property management tips with us.

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Aug 9, 2017

Peter Nintcheff is the in-house legal counsel for The Goldberg Companies, a national multifamily real estate developer headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. GCI specializes in developing, owning and managing high-end apartment projects in Northeast Ohio, the Carolinas, Florida and Texas.

As general counsel, Peter is responsible for handling all legal matters for The Goldberg Companies.  His primary duties are preparing and negotiating all legal documents for the acquisition, development, financing and disposition of real property.  Peter also advises the company on leasing, zoning, tax and litigation matters and works closely with the executive team on all business aspects of property due diligence, financing and management of the company’s real estate assets. 

As in house counsel, Peter is involved in every step in the development, construction and management of each project. He’s a transaction attorney who writes fair and neutral contracts to get deals done.

Peter believes that in order to have a highly successful business, you must maintain a good reputation in the market and always be fair and honest in dealing with buyers and sellers.

Operating with integrity allows Peter to build teams in multiple markets to accomplish the mission. Working with a strong team that includes complementary skills sets and different approaches makes accomplishing the job fun.

Thank you Peter for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your insights with us today.

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Aug 2, 2017

Tom Charek offers his clients the knockout combination of his experience as a large-scale commercial builder and his training as an engineer. Tom is no stranger to large-scale projects and completed $400 million dollars of development in 18 months with the Geis Companies in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tom combines his experience on the construction and project management side of a deal with his knowledge of business structure and finance to deliver a total package to his clients who invest in a range of development from apartment buildings to hotels to office buildings. Tom will tell you if a deal is bad early on so that you don’t waste time and money and you can keep moving forward.

The three questions that you must ask when evaluating a development opportunity are:

1) is the land good?

2) is the city good?

3) is it easy to build?

Tom entered the real estate investing game when he was looking to own his first home. He fixed and flipped his way to success by purchasing and renovating a tri-plex, collecting the rent, managing the property and exiting for a profit. A few years of hard work and hustle will pay off if you are willing to make sacrifices and self-manage your investment properties.

Many investors hold onto properties for too long. Tom recommends selling an investment property after you renovate so that you maximize the improvement value and you do not have to spend time, effort and money a second time. Trends change so plan your exit and renovations accordingly.

Tom encourages investors to study their local market and determine where for the same rental rate you can purchase or build for the lowest cost.

Thank you Tom for taking some time out to share your business insights with us.

You may connect with Tom Charek direct on LinkedIn or you can reach Tom at Pride One Construction www.prideoneconstruction.com and “like” Pride One of Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/prideoneconstruction

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