Posts tagged "investment"

JC 096: The Big Picture and Building Wealth with Hamza Ali

August 17th, 2020 | no comments

Seeing It Through

Hamza Ali is the Founder and CEO of Gray Spear Capital with an investment portfolio of over $50M multi family assets in Texas. His career spans 15 years in strategic investment, real estate development and mentoring.

Hamza immigrated to the United States from Dubai and started his real estate business in Houston, Texas. He started small and worked his way to the multi family asset class. Hamza is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with young entrepreneurs who are looking to get started in the real estate business.

Hamza Ali joins John Carney today in The Real Estate Locker Room to discuss networking and finding your solution with your team.

Key Points:

  1. Take action. This is how you will find your future partners.
  2. Network! Attend real estate industry events and talk to people in the business.
  3. Other investors will help you find your creative solutions. Your team will support you to help you achieve your goals.
  4. Meet the people you will require to build your professional team.
  5. Look at the bigger picture. Find your opportunity to make a name for yourself. Sometimes, that looks like a branding venture vs a profitable venture.

Favorite Athlete:

  • Soccer

Favorite Athlete:

  • Diego Maradona

Favorite Books:

Pro tip:

  • Surround yourself with the right people.

Reach Out to Hamza Ali

Thank you, Hamza, for taking the time to share how you discover opportunity with the audience.

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JC 094: Open Door Capital with Jens Nielsen

July 8th, 2020 | no comments

Return on Your Investment with Multifamily Syndication.

Originally from Denmark, Jens Nielsen has lived in the United States since 1996. After a successful career in telecommunications and IT, Jens shifted his focus from being an employee to becoming an entrepreneur. He was attracted to multifamily real estate due to the many benefits and began investing in his home state of Colorado where he is currently the key principal of an 82-unit apartment portfolio.

 

After achieving success as a Limited Partner (LP), Jens decided to raise money as the General Partner (GP) in real estate syndication and raised over $1M in 2019 alone. He has passively invested in 14 real estate syndications / private investments that include over 800 apartment units, 2,000 mobile park lots and over 6000 storage units as well as mortgage note funds and private money lending. Jens mission is to help more people invest in private placements for the strong cash flow and equity growth. His company’s mission is to “Open Doors to your secure financial future through multifamily investing.”

Jens Nielsen joins John Carney today in The Real Estate Locker Room to talk about the real estate syndication process.

Key Points:

  1. Attend industry events to grow your business.
  2. Network! Meet people who have similar goals. Real estate is a social business.
  3. Create a partnership; decide on the allocation of duties with the goal of generating profit.
  4. Syndication is a good way to receive tax benefits, deductions, and it’s a good way to break into the real estate market.

Favorite Sport:

  • Cycling – Road biking and mountain biking.

Favorite Books:

Pro tip:

  • Business: Spend some time doing things that will help get your business moving forward instead of reacting.
  • Cycling: Hours of training.

 Reach Out to Jens Nielsen

Thank you Jens for taking the time to share your syndication and networking experience with the audience.

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JC 091: Helping Each Other in Tough Times with Chris Prefontaine

May 29th, 2020 | no comments

What Investors Should Be Thinking About Today

Chris Prefontaine has been in the real estate game for 25+ years and is a two-time Amazon best-selling author of “Real Estate On Your Terms” and “The New Rules of Real Estate Investing”.

Chris is a big advocate of constant and continuing education. He participates annually in high-end mastermind groups and boot camps and invests in private mentors in order to stay competitive in the ever-changing real estate market.

Chris and his family/team have participated in over $80 million in real estate transactions as a group. The team currently focuses on purchasing homes via Lease/Purchase or Owner financing with sellers and helping buyers gain the time they need for credit enhancement, mortgage qualifying seasoning, or down payment build up. The team believes in win/win relationships and strives to structure deals for both seller and buyer to achieve favorable outcomes.

Chris Prefontaine joins John Carney today in The Real Estate Locker Room to talk about helping out, adding value, and solving problems.

Key Points:

  1. People need help right now and this is an opportunity for a win/win.
  2. Terms business: buy only lease purchase and owner financing. Terms means the buyer doesn’t need a bank right away.
  3. Success does not happen overnight. You have to work through hard times and change in order to find success on the other side.
  4. New investors: find someone who has gone through 1-2 economic cycles, is currently doing exactly what you want to do and start digging in for free before you decide to fully commit (YouTube, webinar).
  5. Know what your goals are and what you are willing to put in.

Favorite Sport:

  • Hockey

Favorite Books:

Pro tip:

  • Routine is good no matter what. Work out, meditate, or journal. Start your day intentionally.

Resources Mentioned:

Reach Out to Chris Prefontaine

Thank you Chris for taking the time to share how you navigate difficult times with the audience.

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JC 070: Looking Out to the Horizon with Ben Grey

July 3rd, 2019 | no comments

The Intersection on Technology and Real Estate

Ben Grey founded the New York based real estate investment company, American Properties International LLC, where he helped international investors capitalize on the subprime housing market crash. Ben works with some of the world’s biggest organizations and governments, solving business problems with technology and building his own personal real estate empire. He is one of the co-authors of the real estate investment book, 10,000 Miles to the American Dream.

Ben Grey joins John Carney today in The Real Estate Locker Room to share the story of how he moved from Australia to the USA to work as an IT tech specialist and how he became a successful real estate business owner.

Five Key Points:

  1. Real estate is not an easy business. There are always challenges and opportunities. You need to be active and on the ball.
  2. There are ways to “have your cake and eat it too”. You do not have to quit your day job; you can be a real estate enthusiast on the side with proper time management practices.
  3. There are options to purchase properties in great areas for short-term rentals or traditional rentals that will be cash flow positive.
  4. Look at different properties, figure out the market rents, and do your analysis.
  5. Any time you invest, think about what you want to achieve, the 25 year horizon, and how you are going to get there. Having a 25-30 year plan is a great asset that can produce income.

Favorite Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Australian Rules Football

Favorite Athlete:

  • Michael Jordan
  • Team: West Coast Eagles from Perth

Favorite Books:

  • F.A.C.E. technique to remembering names

Pro tip:

  • Learn how to use your time efficiently to fill it with the activities you want.

Reach Out to Ben Grey:

Thank you Ben for taking the time to talk with us about how you can have your cake and eat it too.

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© John Carney 2019