One of the best ways to increase your net operating income and cashflow is to get control over your utility expenses. Whether it’s through improving your existing systems and mechanicals, adding renewable sources such as solar panels, or installing water saving aerators to your faucets, there are many ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your properties.
However, this does require an investment of time and money. If you don’t have the funds to make this investment, you may be missing out on a huge profit opportunity.
Today we’re going to be discussing some of the energy efficient and cost-saving changes you can make to your investment property and the different types of programs and loans available that will cover the costs.
With us today is Scott Ringlein, the founder and CEO of The Energy Alliance Group of North America, who’s mission is to develop and deploy innovative solutions to energy, waste, and environmental challenges through the combination of technical and financial solutions. Scott will be sharing his knowledge on funding sources and grants available for energy improvements, PACE Financing, Solar Power, and other tips that will save you money.
You're definitely going to want to check out this episode and will likely benefit from Scott's information. Scott can be reached through his website: https://energyalliancegroup.org
You’re about to hear an incredibly informative conversation I had with Chris Ressa about Commercial Retail investing. We recorded this on March 11th, just before our country went into lockdown, and as we all know, retail has taken quite a beating over these past months.
What I’d love for you to do is to listen through this conversation to get a detailed understanding of how retail investing works, and then at the very end you’ll hear my follow-up conversation with Chris that we recorded this past week. Chris is going to update us on how his $3 billion portfolio has survived during the past three months. Definitely stick around to the end, because you won’t want to miss it!
Every time I drive by a strip mall with a TJ-Maxx, or a ROSS Dress For Less, or a Burlington Coat Factory, I always wonder, “Who owns that property, and what does that investment actually look like?” Today we’re going to talk about investing in retail. What are the factors that make this a profitable asset class, how do we value it, what are the risk factors, and in the age of amazon.com how will brick & mortar retail hold up in the future?
Luckily, we have an expert with us today to answer these questions. Chris Ressa is the Chief Operating Officer of DLC Management where he oversees an asset portfolio of $3 billion dollars and 18 million sq. ft. of retail space in 24 states. Since its founding in 1991, DLC has been one of the nation’s preeminent owners, operators and managers of shopping centers across the country.
Chris has been recognized by Chain Store Age and made their list of “10 Under 40: The Dazzling Dozen”. He also hosts the “Retail Retold podcast”. You can find out more about him through linkedin #RessaOnRealEstate, or by going to www.dlcmgmt.com
One of the asset classes that’s expected to hold up well during this Coronavirus Pandemic is Self-Storage. In fact, it tends to do well no matter how the economy is performing. Today we’re going to take a look at the factors that make Self-Storage so attractive and help you understand how to successfully invest in this sector.
And here to take a deep dive into this strategy is Kris Benson, the chief investment officer for Reliant Investments, a subsidiary of Reliant Real Estate Management, which is one of the top 25 commercial Self-Storage operators in the U.S. Reliant has completed over $650 Million in Self-Storage acquisitions and dispositions in the past 5 years.
We’ll also be discussing what it takes to put together a $50 Million fund, and Kris’ role in raising money for Reliant’s portfolio. For those of you who are syndicators or raising money for your own fund, you’ll definitely benefit from learning how Kris raises money from investors, how Reliant structures their investment opportunities, and the finer details of valuing every investor’s share in the fund.
You can contact Kris through www.reliantinvestments.com or linkedin (Kris Benson)
My guest today made a lifestyle real estate investment in an asset class that most of us can only dream of. He bought an Island! And he’s turning that island into the world’s sexiest off-the grid private luxury resort featuring over-water villas, treehouse jungle suites, and the world’s first over-water beach on stilts.
You may know Dan Behm from his online blog called “Why I bought an Island”, and if you’re from the West Michigan area you may know him as the Founder and Past CEO & President of the wildly successful tech company ‘OST’, or Open Systems Technologies.
Dan is also an entrepreneur and investor focusing on residential and commercial real estate, small businesses and international resorts. He’s received many awards over the years including the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year and the West Michigan MSU Business Person of the Year.
And today, Dan is going to tell us why he bought this island in Panama, the engineering and structural challenges his team had to overcome to turn it into a world-class resort, how he’s maximizing profit, and the Return On Investment he’s targeting for investors.
I know you’re going to enjoy this fun and inspiring conversation with Dan. You should also check out the video version on youtube, where you’ll be able to see photos, renderings, and video from the project.
You can find out more by going to https://bocasbali.com
Ellis Hammond is my guest today and he began investing in real estate while he was serving as a college pastor in San Diego. While his goal was to create passive cash flow for his family, he realized that investing in Real Estate could be an incredible resource to help his family and many others achieve financial freedom. He and his wife invested in a San Diego duplex in 2018 and 9 months later he became a Co-General Partner on a 144-unit apartment complex in Memphis TN.
Ellis is the founder of Kingdom Capitalists, the #1 mastermind community for Christian real estate entrepreneurs. He hosts a top-rated podcast called “Kingdom Capitalists” where he features other successful Christian entrepreneurs and business owners discussing their faith and success.
Today Ellis shares how he grew his real estate portfolio and how he uses his evangelistic skills to network and create communities on linkedin and meetup groups. He’ll break down his strategy for creating content that attracts opportunities and investors, and we’ll also discuss how his Christian Faith informs the decisions he makes as a landlord and entrepreneur.