Today, I’m excited to introduce Ava Benesocky & August Biniaz, two of my Canadian friends who are helping investors from Canada to invest in US projects. They founded a firm called CPI Capital, which is a Canadian based real estate investment firm in the business of discovering, acquiring, improving and actively managing US Multifamily Rental Value.
Ava’s greatest asset is her ability to cultivate long lasting, trusting relationships with clients and investors. Putting people before profits is a model that has helped Ava be successful and appreciated. With almost a decade of experience in real estate, Ava brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to CPI.
August is a real estate investment professional with a passion for sharing his knowledge and helping others reach their financial goals. He is the co-founder of Canadian Passive Investing, where he enables clients to earn substantial returns by investing in multifamily properties in the hottest US markets.
Let’s tap into understanding what the investment insight is from one of our foreign counterparts!
Getting to know Ava and August - [00:01 – 08:10]
I introduce Ava and August to the show
Ava and August share a bit of their background and work.
Discovering US Multifamily Real Estate assets.
Educate Canadian fellows on how to invest in the US.
Provide clash flow and appreciation to the investors.
Canadian Real Estate.
US Multifamily Rental Value [08:11 – 23:50]
Ava and August talk about the investment culture in Canada.
Rely on continuous appreciation: not sustainable.
Immigration: demand in the major cities.
The appreciation game: negative cash flow.
Help Canadians invest in value-add multifamily projects.
Solve the problem of cash flow.
Comparing the opportunities in the US with Canadian opportunities.
Migrating money to the US to invest in these assets.
Combine compliance with laws of another country.
Understand the market in the US.
August explains the process to select partners they want to work with in the US.
Follow the numbers: job growth, population growth, income, growth, rent growth and crime reduction.
American mindset in business.
Ava shares what CPI Capital is looking for.
Less risk and less return vs more risk and higher return.
Luxury product vs equity creation.
Strong relationships with investors.
Educate investors with the value add opportunity component.
Why as a Canadian investor should I choose to take my money to US Real Estate instead of Canadian Real Estate?
The Quattro Trio - [19:48 - 24:25]
What is your superpower?
Ava: Creating strong relationships with people.
August: Being creative and open minded to exploring new ideas.
What is your biggest failure?
Ava: Being distracted.
August: Hiring the wrong man for the job.
How to connect with Ava and August.
“ But keeping in mind, we've created a really strong relationships with our investors, and we've educated them and with this value, add opportunity component as well.” - Ava Benesocky
“So when I was introduced to us multifamily value add I fell in love with it, because it's an already built asset. So you just going in there adding some sort of value.” - August Biniaz
“ As long as there's consistent job growth, population growth, income, growth, rent growth, you know, growth metrics available in the market, and crime reduction. These are great markets to invest in.” - August Biniaz
Don’t forget to check out CPI Capital Website and learn more about the value add opportunity in the US!
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