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Imagine living your best life by your design! You can actually live it by learning to invest in real estate -- The Quattro Way. Real Estate Runway is all about sharing how to amplify wealth and amplify life through our four pillars:

  • Working with a strong team of people to make sure everyone wins.

  • Investing in property that people are happy to pay to call home.

  • Earning profits that real estate investments create.

  • And, converting income to impact through philanthropy.

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S1E23: The Chattanooga Deal: The Judge Picked Our Offer, Not the Seller's
with Brandon Thornberry
October 06, 2021  39 min

Sometimes you get those deals that are so colorful you can’t help but take away some golden lessons from them. In this episode, me and my buddy Brandon Thornberry are going to take a deeper look into one of those deals from our own experience. Brandon is the Owner/Operator of UrbanGate Capital, which focuses on identifying emerging markets and investing in the path of progress. Prior to starting UrbanGate Capital, he spent 13 years acquiring and renovating single family homes. The skills developed during this time have been brought forward into the multifamily space in finding opportunities, envisioning the value-add potential, and executing on the value-add plan.  Currently, UrbanGate is prioritizing the acquisition of properties in Middle, TN - Nashville, Chattanooga, and Clarksville.

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S1E22: How to Benefit from Inflation with Paul Moore
September 29, 2021  25 min

What comes to your mind when you hear inflation? Believe it or not, this doesn’t have to be a dirty word, and if you play your cards right, you may be able to leverage it to your benefit through real estate! As you may remember, Paul Moore is the manager of multiple commercial real estate funds at Wellings Capital. Paul's team works to provide an on-ramp for investors who want the wealth building power of commercial real estate and its tax benefits ... without the hassle and barriers to entry. He was a finalist for Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year two years straight before entering the real estate investment world over two decades ago. He is also the author of three real estate investment books and founder of Wellings Capital. His firm manages recession-resistant commercial real estate funds that provide an easy on-ramp for accredited investors looking for diversification, cash flow, and exceptional appreciation. 

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S1E21: Why You Should Pay Attention to the Sub 100 Unit Multifamily Space with Patrick Cosgrove
September 22, 2021  22 min

Maybe chasing down the giants to build your reputation isn’t the way to go. Why go big, when you go to a space that’s less crowded you can purchase at a better cap rate with more opportunity to grow? This is how Pat Cosgrove built his network and portfolio. Patrick is a multifamily specialist with Marcus & Millichap in the firm's Nashville office. As a Marcus & Millichap agent, Pat exclusively represents buyers and sellers of investment properties throughout the Southeast region of the United States. Pat is a member of the National Multi-Housing Group, and one of the top 3 Multifamily Brokers in Marcus & Millichap Mid-South Region over the last two years. Jump right into this episode and learn why you should pay attention to the sub 100 unit Multifamily Space.

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S1E20: How to Make Millions Without Losing Your Time Freedom 'The Big Kahuna' with Corey Peterson
September 15, 2021  37 min

Imagine making millions but losing time with your family in the process. There’s a better way and we’re going to learn about it in this episode as well as a unique way to structure deals, and what better way to learn than from someone who’s excelled in it themselves! Corey Peterson, ‘The Big Kahuna’, is the owner of Kahuna Investments. Corey has managed and acquired over $95 million in real estate across the country. He is the bestselling author of “Copy Your Way To Success – Standing on the shoulders of Giants” and host of the Multi-Family Legacy Podcast.  He speaks around the country on this subject to some of the biggest names, including at Harvard and Nasdaq. You don’t have to choose between time and money. Dive into the episode and learn from Corey how to make millions without losing your time freedom.

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S1E19: Making Life Better Through Multifamily Real Estate with Amy Sylvis
September 01, 2021  30 min

It’s incredible how opportunities open up to those who seek to help others and add value before making a profit. Prior to working in multi-family real estate, Amy Sylvis spent 13 years in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. She was originally drawn to the industry to be able to serve people while they battled serious health challenges having lived through the experience herself. She soon realized that her skillset could serve even MORE people through multifamily real estate by providing clean, safe, affordable housing to working-class families while giving her the freedom to look after herself. After several attempts to crack into the industry, Amy was presented with the opportunity to join us here at Quattro Capital. She is now active on the GP and LP side of apartments in Tennessee and Georgia and is continuing to grow her portfolio with a goal of achieving the 5 Freedoms in the next couple of years. 

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S1E18: How Water Conservation will Save You Millions on Deals with Anselmo Torres III and Kelly Stinson
August 25, 2021  31 min

Imagine the proceeds you could be giving or getting if you were saving thousands and even millions on something as simple as water consumption! Two for one special today folks; we have Anselmo Torres III and Kelly Stinson from SAS Conserve. Anselmo created a software program called LeakAware that helps multifamily properties monitor their water consumption & detect high consumption/leaks. He’s walked over 300 properties across 30,000+ units performing audits & collecting data. Kelly (The Potty Princess), is passionate about water & energy conservation and the influence we have to improve the environment. In 2019 alone she saved multifamily property owners over $2 MILLION on their water/sewer bills coupled with reducing water consumption by just over 200 million gallons!

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S1E17: How to Make Your Money Work for You with Vasu Kakarlapudi, MD
August 18, 2021  24 min

With taxes pitted against you, it’s time to stop trading your hours for dollars and start making money work for you! Vasu Kakarlapudi, MD was born in India, raised in Kansas City, and used his academic excellence to gain admission to an accelerated 6 year BA / MD program at the University of Missouri. He trained as an Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgeon and since has had a passion for bringing colleagues together. Dr. Vasu used his entrepreneurial skills as a founding board member of 50 plus physician-owned hospitals and also to create real estate opportunities for his partners through the development of multiple medical offices. In over 15 years of real estate investing, he has been successful in growing his passive income and net worth in retail, medical office, senior care, and multifamily. It is that passion to pay his knowledge and experience forward as Managing Partner of Apta Properties.

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S1E16: Mindset Mastery: A No-Nonsense Guide to Greatness with Eric Yusko
August 11, 2021  29 min

Sometimes you just need to consume no-nonsense, practical ways of learning how to level up and in this episode we’ll do just that. Eric Yusko is an Aerospace engineer turned coach, helping more people in a more effective way. Certified under the International Coaching Federation, as well as becoming an Energy Leadership Master Practitioner, Eric has been transforming men's lives through consistent and deliberate change. Leadership, culture, and management have been at the forefront of his coaching practice and what actually has defined his company, Man of Class - a community for men who are ready to make a change in their lives, a change. He is also the host of the podcast Man of Class.

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S1E15: Infinite Banking: Leveraging Life Insurance Policies as an Asset with David Zapata
August 4, 2021  30 min

When you think of ‘life insurance’ I want you to think in these terms: Personal Banking High Yield Account. In this episode we’re welcoming David Zapata back to the show to help us get into the meat of IBC. As a refresher, David, since discovering the Infinite Banking Concept (IBC), has been committed to sharing the value of controlling the financing function for individuals, families, and business owners. Through IBC, David has been able to finance hobbies, recapture non-productive debt, and build his investment portfolio. Like we said last time, those who are open to thinking creatively and are eager to take ownership of their financial futures are the ones who will thrive on IBC.  

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S1E14: The Law of the First Deal and the Power of Partnerships with Lee M. Fjord
July 28, 2021  24 min

Two for one special today! In this episode you’re going to learn how to win on your first deal AND how to maximize your potential by building powerful partnerships. Lee M. Fjord is a consummate real estate professional with almost a decade of experience managing, leasing, brokering, investing, and syndicating real estate properties. It’s unique to find someone who is both a broker and investor. Lee does it all by being results-driven, goal oriented professional real estate agent and investor focusing on value-add midsize apartments. With over 125 doors including a 76 unit syndication acquired in 2020, he excels by approaching each client with the goal of meeting or exceeding all of their expectations to ensure the creation of "long lasting" and trusted relationships.

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S1E13: Why You Need A Syndication Attorney with Mauricio Rauld
July 21, 2021  30 min

If you are investing in real estate, you NEED to listen to this episode. Mauricio Rauld (our chosen syndication attorney) is the Founder and CEO of Premier Law Group, a premier boutique securities law firm. As a nationally recognized expert on private placements, Mauricio works with elite entrepreneurs who seek to increase and protect their wealth through syndications. Mauricio specializes in educating investors from around the world on how to navigate the complex world of securities laws. Mauricio has previously been selected as a “Southern California Rising Star” by the Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, recognizing him as one of the top 2.5% up-and-coming lawyers in Southern California. 

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S1E12: Impact Real Estate: Make an Impact with Your Income with Evan Holladay
July 14, 2021  29 min

Building something with momentum and action can create something really powerful. Evan Holladay is the President and CEO of Holladay Ventures. They are focused on multi-family affordable workforce housing deals in the Southeast US. Evan has sourced and developed over $237 million, helping create 1300+ units of new affordable housing. He’s worked in innovative financing – introducing and utilizing the first PILOT (Payment In Lieu Of Taxes) in many jurisdictions, utilizing Renewable Energy Credits with LIHTC, and working with HOME, CDBG, Project Based Vouchers. Evan is an advocate for affordable housing and was recently featured in the book CRA at Forty: Views on the Present and Future of Community Reinvestment. He is also the host of the Monumental Podcast.

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S1E11: Mobile Home Parks - The New Multifamily Investment with Paul Moore
July  7, 2021  26 min

You may be overpaying on competition-rich multifamily assets. How do you go against the grain! Listen in and find out! Paul Moore is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wellings Capital. Paul entered the management development track at Ford Motor Company in Detroit and after five years, he departed to start a staffing company with a partner. They scaled and sold the company to a publicly traded firm five years later. He began investing in real estate in 2000 to protect and grow his own wealth. Paul completed over 85 real estate investments and exits, appeared on HGTV’s House Hunters, rehabbed and managed dozens of rental properties, and developed a subdivision. He is also the host of the podcast, How to Lose Money, and author of the book, The Perfect Investment.

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S1E10: Infinit Banking: A Paradigm Shift for Real Estate Investors with David Zapata
June 30, 2021  33 min

If you as an investor are not leveraging IBC, you may be doing yourself a big disservice. This is a process you’re going to want to learn! David Zapata was born and raised in Colombia, South America. He has lived in the United States since 2006 and has spent the last ten years as an engineer working in corporate America. Since discovering the Infinite Banking Concept (IBC), David has been committed to sharing the value of controlling the financing function for individuals, families, and business owners. The concept was coined as "Infinite" because it supports the realization of unique lifestyles through financial freedom and control. Through IBC, David has been able to finance hobbies, recapture non-productive debt, and build his investment portfolio. Those who are open to thinking creatively and are eager to take ownership of their financial futures are the ones who succeed.  IBC is for everyone willing to educate themselves about it, so let’s dive and learn more about How Infinite Banking is Shifting the Paradigm for Real Estate Investors.

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S1E9: Adopting Digital Transformation to Stay Competitive with TJ Lokboj
June 23, 2021  26 min

Ask yourself this: How much more effective could your business be if you adopted some technologies that could automate what you’re doing? TJ Lokboj is the co-founder of SyndicationPro, THE #1 syndication management SaaS solution in the market today. With this innovative software he serves the "jobs to be done" of syndicators and fund managers and provides institutional-level reporting. He has over 15 years of combined real estate investing experience and currently manages portfolios valued at more than $300M in total asset value which includes over 2,000 units as of January 2021. Let’s dive right in and learn from TJ Lokboj how to become a syndication pro yourself by adopting digital transformation to stay competitive in this ever changing industry.

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S1E8: Simple Things That Prevent Investors From Scaling In Real Estate with Trevor McGregor
June 16, 2021  24 min

Trevor McGregor is a High performance - Master Coach with over 25,000 hours of coaching experience under his belt. He has worked with clients from around the world including Fortune 500 executives, high-level real estate investors, entrepreneurs, world-class athletes, and business professionals and they all come to him for one reason: Life-Changing Transformation. IN addition to running his own private coaching practice, Trevor was a Master Platinum Coach with the Tony Robbins Group, offering elite coaching unlike any other program in the world. Coach Trevor and I are going to have a great conversation about the 5 things that are generally preventing entrepreneurs and high-performers from achieving what they want to achieve.

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S1E7: Live Uncontained: Luxury Container Homes As Turnkey Investment Properties with Ro Markevitch and Erin Hudson
June 9, 2021  23 min

Erin Hudson is a doctor, a mom, and a real estate investor, based in Texas. She owns several conventional and shipping container homes that she rents on Airbnb. Ro Markevitch is a former instructional designer and now full-time commercial and single family home investor. Ro is based in Atlanta, GA and is currently looking for land in the area to start a new container home project. Today we’re going to talk about a business that they’re pioneering in providing luxury shipping container homes as turnkey investment properties. A literal Airbnb in a box with a guaranteed 10% per year return! Want to know the secret? Then stay tuned!   

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S1E6: Creating Beneficial Terms with Cable Companies with Kevin J. Gardner
June 2, 2021  30min

Kevin spent nearly 20 years with Comcast, including time as the Midwest Division Vice President of Sales and Marketing and as an Area Vice President. Kevin was responsible for managing the team that negotiated telecommunications access agreements for cable companies with multifamily property owners throughout his career. For Multifamily Property Owners, Kevin’s experience has resulted in favorable contract terms related to their telecommunications agreements. Telecommunications Agreements are important even if Owners do not pay for their resident’s cable.

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S1E5: Create Successful Relationships Between Owners and Property Managers
May 26, 2021  40 min

Julie Griffin is the President of D & K Management, a family-owned property management company based in Tennessee. She is a dedicated property management professional who strives to ensure that her investors find success while her residents find great places to live. Listen in as we discuss what it takes to have a successful partnership between owners and property managers.

 

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S1E4: What It Takes To Survive And To Thrive with Kim Wendland
May 19, 2021  55 min

Welcome back to Real Estate Runway! In this episode, I am joined by Kim Wendland. She is my partner at The QuattroWay group and is a COVID survivor. She has some amazing stories to share with you today that you can use both in life and in business. Listen in as we dig deep into what takes to survive and to thrive even after dealing with the toughest challenges in life.

 

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S1E3: Building Your Micro Empire with Jennifer Grimson
May 17, 2021  29 min

“You don’t need to be wealthy to build wealth”. In this episode, I brought in my good friend Jennifer Ives Grimson. Jennifer was a single mother who lost everything...twice.  The second time, she rebuilt by creating small “empires” for financial independence.  She created over $1.4m in income-producing investments with nothing more than a W2 and grit.  In 2020, Jennifer created the Micro Empires Podcast to share her story and to pull back the curtain on the path to financial independence. Let’s jump right into Jennifer’s story and find out how she built her micro empire.

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S1E2: Building a Mobile Home Community with Peter Pratti
May 17, 2021  28 min

Most say that multifamily is the most ideal real estate investment you can have. But today, we will explore the world of mobile home communities with our guest, Peter Pratti. Welcome back to the Real Estate Runway podcast! In today’s show, I welcome real estate investor, commercial broker, and my co-investor, Peter Pratti to walk us through the world of mobile homes and how it can compete with the multifamily business. Peter started his career with single-family houses and transitioned to owning apartment buildings. In his transition to the mobile home community, he will share with us the ideal plans and tips for buying mobile homes.

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S1E1: Real Estate isn't Rainbows and Unicorns with Christy Keeton
May 4, 2021  28 min

Welcome to the first-ever episode of Real Estate Runway! I’m your host, Chad Sutton, and we’re here to talk with a fellow Quattro Capital member Christy Keeton on her journey to success in real estate investing. Christy Keeton is an oil and gas engineering technician turned real estate investor, networking professional, and underwriting expert. In this episode, she will share her ups and downs in her transition and how her talents and skills have helped her along the way. The world of real estate is filled with false promises and getting in is made to look like rainbows and butterflies. But Christy says otherwise. Let’s jump right in and find out how Christy’s life took a complete turn with just one deal!