Investing in land development can have its pros and cons and it is very much a team sport. People may even have limiting beliefs that you have to start small in real estate all the time. However, this week’s guest, Jaime Sanchez, Real Estate Investor, provides insights and advice on how to scale from the duplexes to 60-unit apartment buildings. The biggest takeaway is that knowledge and relationships are key for successful land development deals.

Guest: Jaime Sanchez, Real Estate Investor

Jaime Sanchez is a real estate entrepreneur. He has done over $1 Billion in real estate development throughout Los Angeles, California over the last 10 years. He also has extensive real estate finance experience having worked both in corporate real estate finance and in real estate private equity.

Most recently, Jaime is an equity member on the Angels Landing Development project, a $1.28 Billion mixed-use, high-rise in Downtown LA. Jaime led the development team’s efforts in the submission of the RFQ phases with the City of Los Angeles and is now leading the environmental impact report (EIR) phase of the project. 

Jaime has built several successful real estate ventures including a real estate development company focused on mixed-use projects in the Log Angeles region and a real estate acquisitions company focused on purchasing multifamily assets in Texas. 

Jaime earned his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and holds a BS in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo.

In this episode you will learn about:
– How the shares are split between the partnerships
– Key tips to get into real estate development 
– Size of the projects
– What are the exit strategies and is there cash flow
– What to look for in land or a property
– Defining “Mixed Use” and what the ideal mix is

Get in touch with Jaime:
Instagram: 
https://www.instagram.com/thejaimeosanchez/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaimeosanchez/

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Hans Struzyna with Sarah Larbi

Recently I was a guest on the Another Way to Play podcast with Hans Struzyna

Here is what Hans says about the show  – I believe that if you trade hours for dollars, you’ll never achieve true freedom in your life. That’s a nice thought but how is someone supposed to do anything with it? Well, that’s exactly what I talk to my guests about. Through their journeys, we offer practical advice and inspiration to you about how to make critical decisions, build relationships and learn the skills that will set you on your path towards freedom.

Listen to the full episode here https://hansstruzyna.com/sarah-larbi/

Jon Schoeller is a serial entrepreneur and is currently living in Charleston, West Virginia. He is the sole owner of Jon Schoeller Consulting, where his mission is to help both businesses and individuals with strategy and money management. He is also a partner at an investment firm where they have flipped 110 properties in the last 3 years. 

Guest: Jon Schoeller, Real Estate Investor

Jon Schoeller is a serial entrepreneur and is currently living in Charleston, West Virginia. He is the sole owner of Jon Schoeller Consulting, where his mission is to help both businesses and individuals with strategy and money management. He is also a partner at an investment firm where they have flipped 110 properties in the last 3 years. 

Known as The Frugal Investor, Jon has been in business for himself since the tender age of 20 years old and over the last 12 years, he has developed his business and financial skills through both success and failure. He became financially free in his late 20s and has been debt-free for over 10 years. Jon’s passion is to teach others how to do the same. 

Jon also owns a Crossfit Gym in Charleston where he lives with his wife and a foster daughter, a Jack Russell named Beamer. There are always a few foster animals running around as well. 

In this episode you will learn about:
– West Virginia market fundamentals- Vacancy rates, Taxes and general differences
– Tenant management
– Cash for Keys
– Risks for new and experienced investors

Get in touch with Jon:
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/thefrugalinvestor/ &  https://www.instagram.com/shotsbyschoeller/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Jon+Schoeller

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Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages – click here for more details

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White Elm Design Build Inc – click here for more details

Complete Properties – click here for more details

Inspired to become a real estate investor by his grandpa who had bought 3 properties in the Bay area in California, Ryan Chaw saw that his grandpa’s rental income covered all his expenses and allowed him to retire early. He was even able to use that rental income to help cover his grandchildren’s’ college tuition.

Guest: Ryan Chaw, Real Estate Investor & Pharmacist

Inspired to become a real estate investor by his grandpa who had bought 3 properties in the Bay area in California, Ryan Chaw saw that his grandpa’s rental income covered all his expenses and allowed him to retire early. He was even able to use that rental income to help cover his grandchildren’s’ college tuition.

A graduate of Doctor of Pharmacy in 2015 at age 23. Ryan loves his job but knew he wanted to do something more in life, not wanting to become just “that pharmacist” who worked at his job until he retired at 65.

Ryan bought his first property in 2016 a single-family home close to a college in Stockton. He rented out the home per bedroom to college students and renovated to add extra bedrooms to increase rental profit. He repeated the same process, buying a new property each year. 

He then created a system for getting consistent high-quality tenants, self-managing the property and decreasing expenses through preventative maintenance. Knowing he had his pharmacy income Ryan has approached his investing focus on 15-year mortgages versus 30 and he now makes $10,755 per month in rental income and could retire by the age of 31.

Ryan is now teaching others his system on how to find a college town to invest in, analyzing a deal, generating tenant leads through strong marketing tactics and how to self-manage college tenants so everything is hands-off and automated.

You will learn about:
– Benefits of investing in college towns
– Best types of student tenants to look for and tenant empowerment
– Maximizing the rooms in a property for rental
– Establishing systems and hands-off management.
– Lessons from mistakes made as a new investor
– Tips and why is it important to have a preventative maintenance

Get in touch with Ryan:
Email: rchaw@newbierealestateinvesting.com
Website: www.newbierealestateinvesting.com

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Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages – click here for more details

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Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – click here for more details

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DJ Hume is an expert Real Estate Investor out of Cincinnati, Ohio and the expert part took him a while to acquire. He has been investing in Real Estate for just over 4 years and owns $5 million worth of assets at the tender age of 27. And he was able to acquire about $3.5 million worth of his portfolio in the last 12 months.

Guest: DJ Hume, Real Estate Investor

DJ Hume is an expert Real Estate Investor out of Cincinnati, Ohio and the expert part took him a while to acquire. He has been investing in Real Estate for just over 4 years and owns $5 million worth of assets at the tender age of 27. And he was able to acquire about $3.5 million worth of his portfolio in the last 12 months.

He has been featured in the Top 100 People in Real Estate and has set a challenging goal of wanting to acquire $100 million worth of assets by 2023. 

DJ embarked on this journey for the freedom more than anything, and now he wants to share his knowledge with others by starting the Real Estate University and offering courses on real estate investing. 

In this episode you will learn about:
– Real Estate pandemic concerns & opportunities 
– Different market insights
– Why invest in multifamily vs. single-family homes 
– Tips finding Investors 

Get in touch with DJ:
Website: 
https://www.djhumeofficial.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djhumeofficial/

Thank You to Our Sponsors

“Where Should I Invest” is brought to you in part through the sponsorship and support of the following;

Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages – click here for more details

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Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – click here for more details

White Elm Design Build Inc – click here for more details

Monica Liscano is a self taught DIY renovator. She purchased her first house 5 years ago and rented out the rooms to cover the mortgage and renovated the house over 2.5 years. Monica then sold that property to purchase the next house which was converted to a duplex. She then refinanced the duplex to purchase a single home, fixed up the home and rented it out.

Guest: Monica Liscano, Real Estate Investor 

Monica Liscano is a self taught DIY renovator. She purchased her first house 5 years ago and rented out the rooms to cover the mortgage and renovated the house over 2.5 years. Monica then sold that property to purchase the next house which was converted to a duplex. She then refinanced the duplex to purchase a single home, fixed up the home and rented it out.

In this episode, various topics are discussed including the advantages and disadvantages of doing renovations yourself vs. contracting the work out, going through various project financials, the legalities of managing AirBnb’s in Ottawa, is it better to have short term tenants vs. long term tenants and thoughts on the current real estate market.  

Monica shares the progress on her renovation projects on Instagram to her large fan base. 

You will learn about:
– DIY projects
– Project financials
– Managing Airbnbs in Ottawa
– Current real estate market insights

Get in touch with Monica:
Instagram:
 @momos_home_
LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/monica-liscano-7ba63867/

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages – click here for more details

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Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – click here for more details

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Along with my fellow Real Estate Empresses, we were recently interviewed by Gary Hibbert for a special pandemic episode of his podcast.

The Real Estate Empresses are Sarah Larbi, Gabrielle Campbell, Jenn Richter, Jessica-Ann Buchta. This podcast was recorded in May, & while they were speculating about what might happen in the market due to COVID, a lot of it has come true.

They discussed how they have shifted their investments since the pandemic began; also about whether a second wave would happen & its effects; censorship; the narrative that the mainstream media is telling; how to pandemic proof your life!

You can listen here

Tunes – https://apple.co/2UvRI3s  

Spotify – https://spoti.fi/2MIl63X 

Stitcher – https://bit.ly/2HRHSr8

Or watch on YouTube

Embed YouTube video https://youtu.be/T4ve8vxsRR4

Discussion

On this special edition of the Where Should I Invest? Podcast, Matt McKeever and Sarah Larbi have an unscripted, sharing of opinions chat on the strategies for social media branding if you really want to scale your business and the continued impact of COVID-19 on the real estate market and the economy. 

Guest: Matt McKeever, Real Estate Investor and CPA

On this special edition of the Where Should I Invest? Podcast, Matt McKeever and Sarah Larbi have an unscripted, sharing of opinions chat on the strategies for social media branding if you really want to scale your business and the continued impact of COVID-19 on the real estate market and the economy. 

Various topics and opinions are discussed including tips for becoming successful on You Tube and Matt shares his own story of utilizing You Tube successfully, the social media branding strategies and the importance of picking one or two platforms to really dominate on, the ways to have multiple streams of income for your business, how to attract investors using social media, insights on the future for commercial real estate  specially office real estate and economic insights and updates.  

Feel free to agree or disagree with the thoughts and opinions discussed in this episode. This is for the purposes of sharing information during these unusual times.  

In this episode you will learn about:
– Tips for You Tube Success
– Social media branding strategies
– Ways to monetize your business 
– How to attract investors with social media 
– Insights on the future for commercial real estate 
– Economic insights and updates 

Get in touch with Matt:
You Tube:
http://www.YouTube.com/MattMcKeever,
Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/mattmckeever85
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Mattamatics

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I was recently interviewed by Mandy Branham on The Full Time Investor Show – watch it here

On this special edition of the Where Should I Invest? Podcast, Sarah Eder, Justin Michel and Sarah Larbi have an unscripted, sharing of opinions chat on the continued impact of COVID-19 on the real estate market and how relationships have been impacted. Sarah provides insights into the real estate market side and as a therapist, Justin provides advice on how to maintain healthy relationships during these times. 

Guest: Sarah Eder, Real Estate Investor & Justin Michel, Registered Psychotherapist

On this special edition of the Where Should I Invest? Podcast, Sarah Eder, Justin Michel and Sarah Larbi have an unscripted, sharing of opinions chat on the continued impact of COVID-19 on the real estate market and how relationships have been impacted. Sarah provides insights into the real estate market side and as a therapist, Justin provides advice on how to maintain healthy relationships during these times. 

Various topics and opinions are discussed including strategies on talking to your spouse about your passions and particularly the ones they are not on board with, recommendations for splitting things such as bank accounts, how couples are coping during these times, tips on a better way of fighting and still be able to get along, how JV partners have been coping and things you can do to calm them down, how to get more comfortable with networking and tips for communicating with tenants.  

Feel free to agree or disagree with the thoughts and opinions discussed in this episode. This is for the purposes of sharing information during these unusual times.  

In this episode you will learn about:
– Strategies for talking to your spouse about your passions 
– Recommendations for splitting things 
– How couples are coping 
– Healthier ways of fighting 
– How JV partners have been coping
– Networking tips  
– Tips for communicating with tenants 

Get in touch with Sarah & Justin:
Sarah’s Website: 
https://www.saraheder.com/
Sarah’s Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/sarahederinvest/
Sarah’s Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/sarah.eder.5070
Sarah’s You Tube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLrKCdPezd_aaqQs0Z9ijPw
Justin’s Website: https://www.justinthetherapist.com/
Justin’s Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/justinthetherapist/
Justin’s Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/JustinTheRP
Justin’s LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinthetherapist/

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages – click here for more details

Jon TenBrinke of Black Jack Contracting Inc – click here for more details

Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – click here for more details

White Elm Design Build Inc – click here for more details

Complete Properties is a Real Estate Investment Services Company that specializes in property management, leasing and property maintenance led by Susan Corcoran and Sue Ore. Using industry leading technology, comprehensive tenant screening and creating exceptional experiences for owners and tenants, Complete Properties focus is to provide valuable services to like minded people who are committed to their real estate investment. 

Guest: Susan Corcoran, CEO & Sue Ore, COO Complete Properties

Complete Properties is a Real Estate Investment Services Company that specializes in property management, leasing and property maintenance led by Susan Corcoran and Sue Ore. Using industry leading technology, comprehensive tenant screening and creating exceptional experiences for owners and tenants, Complete Properties focus is to provide valuable services to like minded people who are committed to their real estate investment. 

Susan Corcoran is a leading John Maxwell certified business coach, mentor, and transformational leader to entrepreneurs and business owners across Canada. Her proven and highly acclaimed methods have helped small and medium business owners accomplish extraordinary growth in their business. Along with her husband and business partner Susan’s real estate portfolio consists of 4 residential properties and 2 commercial properties. She is also the co-founder of Keller Williams Complete Realty in Hamilton and Keller Williams Complete Niagara Realty in St. Catharines.

Sue Ore has been investing in residential real estate since 2008 with a portfolio consisting solely of multi-unit properties in the Hamilton area. She is responsible for the operations of Complete Properties. Sue specializes in building thorough systems and consulting real estate investment clients to ensure maximum profitability. With professional experience in leasing, property maintenance, sales and operations she has been a key player in growing businesses from the ground up. 

You will learn about:
– Self managing vs. hiring a property management company
– Common mistakes investors make
– Who are the key team members
– 3 key points for self managing
– Tenant screening process
– What happens when a tenant doesn’t pay

Get in touch with Susan & Sue:
Website:
https://www.completepropertiesinc.com/
Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/completeproperties
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/completepropertiesinc/
Susan’s Email: 
susan@completePMinc.com
Sue’s Email:sue@completePMinc.com

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Dalia Barsoum of Streetwise Mortgages – click here for more details

Jon TenBrinke of Black Jack Contracting Inc – click here for more details

Dylan Suitor of Elevation Realty – click here for more details

White Elm Design Build Inc – click here for more details

Check out my latest investment project, I really like how this all turned out.

This kind of project and success is within reach for you too through my coaching and online programs, like the RISE program https://sarahlarbi.com/rise/