#199: Making The Move From Real Estate Broker To Multifamily Investor with Brenton Wickam

podcast Feb 08, 2023

Brenton is one of the top commercial real estate brokers in California. In today’s episode, we discuss his desire to switch to the multifamily space.

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Making The Move From Real Estate Broker To Multifamily Investor with Brenton Wickman

Brenton Wickam, the founder of Urban Rock Properties, has spent over 25 years as a top commercial real estate agent in San Mateo County completing OVER $1.5 BILLION IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS. He started his career in 1994 with a boutique commercial firm and joined Cornish & Carey Newmark Knight Frank in 2000.

He was the number one sales agent four times in the peninsula office and finished in the top 5 producers every year when he was with the firm. In 2011, he joined Coldwell Banker Commercial and finished in the top 10 nationally earning the prestigious...

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Why You Should Use a Public Insurance Adjuster as a Multifamily Owner

blog Feb 07, 2023

I recently conducted a podcast with Public insurance adjuster Andy Gurczak. You can check it out here

For those of you that don’t know, a public insurance adjuster can provide several benefits to a multifamily property owner when filing insurance claims, including:

  1. Expertise: Public insurance adjusters are trained to understand the complexities of insurance policies and claims. They can help ensure that the claim is filed correctly and that the owner receives the full amount they are entitled to.
  2. Time Savings: Filing an insurance claim can be time-consuming and complicated. A public insurance adjuster can handle the entire process on the owner's behalf, freeing up their time to focus on other important tasks.
  3. Negotiating Skills: Public insurance adjusters have experience negotiating with insurance companies. They can work to ensure that the owner receives a fair settlement for their claim.
  4. Independent Representation: Public insurance adjusters represent the interests...
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#198: How To Protect Yourself Before A Claim Happens with Andy Gurczak

podcast Feb 01, 2023

If you ever thought a podcast with a Polish public insurance adjuster would be a yawner, you are in for a treat. I had a lot of fun talking with Andy and giving personal firsthand knowledge of how important working with an insurance adjuster is to every Multifamily owner operator. And I had the opportunity to share with him my entire catalog of Polish Bobby Vinton lyrics!

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How To Protect Yourself Before A Claim Happens with Andy Gurczak

Andy Gurczak started in construction as a laborer and got his in as a public adjustor through a contractor he worked for.  Quickly climbing the ladder, he helped grow the business by attaining new clients and further building relationships with existing clients.

Andy started his own company, AllCity Adjusting, where he and his team process over 1000 claims per year.

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What Would Warren Buffet Do? How to Leverage Multifamily Mortgage Maturity Defaults to Make Investments in Multifamily Properties

blog Jan 31, 2023

Here’s the scenario. Everything’s on the way up. Prices. Occupancy. Rents. Investor Capital. All the right things are on the way down. Cap Rates. Expenses. Vacancies. Delinquencies. Multifamily investing has never looked better. 

Raising private money is easy. Everyone has it because the government has been giving it away like it isn't worth anything (Editor’s Note: Last statement to be read with sarcasm). So, investors are on a buying frenzy of historic proportions. Prices continue to rise, as do rents and dreams of massive paydays at the closing table; especially for those GPs who care more about acquisition fees than whether their syndication is a good deal or not. It feels like 2008 all over again.

And then cracks in the armor start to appear. The first of which is when the customer base (a/k/a tenants) start to wise up and say, ‘hey, we can’t afford to keep paying the next investor group a 9% preferred return like we have for the last...

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#197: How To Own 1,000 Units In Five Years

podcast Jan 25, 2023

 Attention new and experienced multifamily investors, do you want to learn how to own 1,000 units in five years? If so, then this week's podcast is a must-listen!

Presented by Charles Dobens, Esq. Multifamily Attorney, Coach, Mentor, and Author.

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How To Own 1,000 Units In Five Years

“Buy 20 units this year, and own 1,000 apartments in five years!”

Charles Dobens has been teaching how to do this for years!
Now it seems like every “guru” is taking a page out of his book. Well, this book needed to be updated, and Charles Dobens has done just that. If you want to find out the new way to get started – and thrive – in this business, come to our webinar- which just happens to be this week's podcast episode!

You will learn:
  How to identify your customers and find deals...

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#196: How To Overcome Inflation In Multifamily Investing with Ed Mathews

podcast Jan 18, 2023

I was thrilled to speak with Ed Mathews on his podcast, Real Estate Underground. Ed and I discuss how to overcome inflation in multifamily investing.

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How To Overcome Inflation In Multifamily Investing

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#195: My Interview - How To Be An Investor, Not A Spectator

podcast Jan 11, 2023

This is an interview I did with Peter Pomeroy on his podcast, Passive Income Through Multifamily Real Estate. Peter and I discuss how to be an investor, not a spectator.

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How To Be An Investor, Not A Spectator 

In the interview, Peter asks me about: 

  • How Charles began investing in multifamily units.
  • Why he ended up studying at law school.
  • When he decided it was time to start investing in property (and how he did it!).
  • The lessons Charles learned with his first investments.
  • Why and how you can take action.
  • ‘Go big or go home’ is not for everyone.
  • How to think about the market right now.
  • The difference between being an investor and a spectator.
  • The impact of the 2008 financial crisis.
  • Why you need to understand sales and marketing.
  • Noticeable attributes or characteristics of...
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#194: How To Make Your Multifamily Business Successful with David Hodges

podcast Jan 04, 2023

One of my successful clients, David Hodges also known as “The Million-Dollar Maintenance Man” walks you through how to make your multifamily business successful by teaching you how to increase your NOI.

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How To Make Your Multifamily Business Successful with David Hodges

In 1971 his first job in Multifamily was cleaning the swimming pool in the apartment complex where he lived. At 20 years old David was hired as onsite property maintenance staff at a Young Life Camp in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He was responsible to maintain 28 houses, a large swimming pool, the drinking/freshwater system that daily provided water for 500 people, and the sewage treatment plant for the same population.

At 21 David was hired to manage a 60-unit Class B property in Santa Barbara California and stayed for 12+ years....

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#193: The Differences Between An Active vs Passive Investor with Kevin Amolsch

podcast Dec 28, 2022

Kevin Amolsch has 20 years of investing and private lending experience with over 2,400 closed deals. His company has over $130 million in assets under management and helps investors fund their deals. Kevin and I discuss the differences between an active vs passive investor.

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The Differences Between An Active vs Passive Investor with Kevin Amolsch 

Kevin Amolsch is a successful real estate investor and private money lender. He earned his degree in Finance after serving four years in the US Army. After college, Kevin spent two years working with Wall Street as a Mortgage Bond Analyst before leaving to work in real estate financing for investors full time. He and his companies have closed on over 2,400 transactions as a buyer, seller or private money lender.

He has spent 2 decades as a real estate investor...

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The MultifamilyOS™ Program: An Investment Worth Making

blog Dec 21, 2022


With interest rates on the rise, multifamily investors and property owners alike are feeling the effects. This is why now more than ever, it’s important to make investments in yourself that will not only help you succeed in today’s market, but also help you prepare for a future of profitable investing. Enrolling in the MultifamilyOS mentoring program is one such investment that can have an immense impact on your success as a multifamily investor.



What Makes the MultifamilyOS Program Unique?

Charles Dobens, the Multifamily Attorney and founder of the Multifamily Investing Academy has developed a comprehensive mentorship program called “MultifamilyOS” that helps investors understand and navigate the multifamily asset class. There is no other multifamily mentorship program on the market that offers so much value for its price point. The MultifamilyOS offers access to experienced professionals who have been through the process...

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