I say it every time and will keep saying it. Real estate is not a lonely business, but so many novice investors have this idea in their head that they need to figure it out all on their own, take all of the risk, and make all of the mistakes on their own. The truth is that the largest, most complex deals are done through syndication, which is simply a collaboration of investors sharing in the deal. So if the biggest investors can make this a practice, why are we not doing so? Especially when we have marginalized, disinvested communities that need rapid scaling for redevelopment.
People ask me all the time how to get started or they say things like they want to invest but don’t have a lot of money. My response is always the same – find someone else to go in with you. Formalize it with the legal documents, and once that’s out of the way, make your first deal happen. You don’t need a lot of money to get started – usually just 10-20% of the total deal, but that’s more doable when you partner with someone else.
What we need now more than ever is the power of strategic collaborations.
I’m interested in connecting with investors whether to collaborate on a deal or to mastermind. I’m also available to take a beginner investor by the hand and mentor them through a deal as an equity partner. Pick and choose below how you’d like to connect with me and collaborate.
This is for investors who either have a deal to present to me for possible collaboration or want to participate in one of my deals. Every deal isn’t of interest to me, and I have very specific investing criteria, but I am always open to considering an opportunity. As a tip, I’m conservative with my valuation. I look for cash flow, appreciation, and local market stability, and prefer deals with scale.
Real estate investing is all about business strategy, deal analysis, and good financial acumen. So it’s important to keep the tools sharpened and mastermind with each other. This is a closed group for investors with at least 2 verifiable transactions within the past 3 years. The mastermind group will meet regularly to discuss challenges, opportunities, and share insights.
Doing your first deal is always the scariest and hardest, but once you do one, you can do more. I bought my first investment property at 24 based off of books that I read, but I wish I would’ve had mentors like I do now. This is for first-timers interested in having me mentor them through a deal, walk them through the process, and collaborate on the rehab, all for an equity position.