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Lance Edwards

Becoming financially independent through real estate investing isn’t an elite act. Anyone can do it, at any time—and more of us could be doing it than are, says best-selling author Lance Edwards, creator of the Multifamily Success and Raising Private Money systems. Over the last seven years, he’s taught hundreds of students how they too can build wealth with investments in small apartment complexes and multifamily housing. His book, How to Make Big Money in Small Apartments couldn’t have come at a better time. With hedge funds buying up large, full apartment complexes because they must move huge chunks of money—anywhere from $3 million to those costing hundreds of millions— small and mid-sized apartments are gold mines gone untouched. In between those million dollar deals and large apartment complexes, there is a revolving door of small and mid-size apartments available for investors just like you.

Outsourcing may ease the burden of finding the right personnel. By Dino Iuliano (MultiFamilyExecutive.com Article)  —  The people a property is staffed with directly impacts the life, values, and experience of the residents. From the security guard to the janitor to the front desk, each individual has the opportunity to positively or negatively affect the...Continue reading »

The law makes it harder to substantially raise rents or move apartments from the rent regulation program. By Bendix Anderson (NREI Online Article)  —  Lawmakers just re-wrote the rulebook for rent regulation in New York State. “It will affect values,” says Shimon Shkury, president of Ariel Property Advisors, a commercial real estate advisory firm....Continue reading »

Today’s apartment property managers would do well to focus on offering residents in-demand services. By Scott Wickman (NREI Online Article)  —  For the last several years, developers have been pushing the envelope in terms of physical amenities and coming up with new and innovative features that make their communities stand out amongst the competition....Continue reading »

In spite of fears of a slowdown, apartment rentals will continue to see outsized demand for a long time. By Robert Brunswick (NREI Online Article)  —  Apartments have been the darling of real estate capital markets for the past seven-eight years. This deep into an outstanding run, some investors have begun to worry if the clock is approaching midnight...Continue reading »

While the package signed into law by Governor Cuomo will surely help tenants, it is a critical game changer for landlords, according to JLJ Capital’s Jonathan Lewis.     By Johnathon Lewis (MultiHousingNews.com Article)  —  The law of unintended consequences is that actions of people, and governments, have results that were never considered....Continue reading »

An individual earning the federal minimum wage must work 103 hours a week to afford a one-bedroom rental home. By Christine Serlin (MultiFamilyExecutive.com Article)  —  The cost of a modest rental home is unattainable for many low-wage workers and extremely low-income renters, according to the 2019 Out of Reach report by the National Low Income Housing...Continue reading »

Having a plan in place and doing a practice run can help deal with natural disasters.   By Joshua M. Atlas (MultiFamilyExecutive.com Article)  —  For most people, the return of summer typically brings to mind days at the beach, holiday barbecues, and family vacations. For those contractors and developers along the East Coast and Gulf Coast, it also potentially...Continue reading »

Janover Ventures is a highly-experienced, hands-on, capital markets advisory firm with nearly two decades of expertise sourcing debt for multifamily and commercial properties across the United States. Founder and CEO Blake Janover explains how our firm doesn’t simply broker loans– it advises borrowers on every part of the CRE investment process, from acquisition...Continue reading »

Borrowers today can expect more favorable terms from banks and life companies as these lenders compete heavily for business that is typically the territory of Fannie and Freddie, says Draper & Kramer’s Matthew Wurtzebach.   By Matthew Wurtzebach (MultiHousingNews.com Article)  —  In top-tier markets, banks and life insurance companies are...Continue reading »

Bringing in new team members is a critical opportunity to educate employees on their roles, impart corporate culture and begin building, according to Jennifer Henderson of The Bainbridge Cos.   By Jennifer Henderson (MultiHousingNews.com Article)  —  Never underestimate the importance of properly onboarding new associates. Of course, it’s easy to...Continue reading »