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S1E36: Asset Management Done Right with Mike Taravella
January 12, 2022 28min

Episode Description

It’s time to nerd out with one of the best asset managers in real estate, Mike Taravella, CPA. Mike started at Ernst & Young in public accounting and then transitioned into Detroit’s startup community at Rock Ventures. He then began his real estate investing career owning and self-managing investments in Michigan. He also took an interest in real estate development before joining Rand Partners in 2019. Mike is currently the Asset Manager that is responsible for underwriting deals, investor relations, and asset management with an acquisition of over $31M!

Dive into the episode and grab a ton of wisdom and resources that will help you do asset management right!

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Getting to know Mike Taravella - [00:01 – 04:03]

  • I introduce to the show

  • Bio

  • Mike shares a bit of his background

  • Started out as a teacher
    Transitioned into accounting
    Helped launch several organizations in joint ventures
    Got educated in real estate

Asset Management Done Right - [04:04 – 17:16]

  • What to do with an asset after buying

  • Collaborating with the property managers
    Layers of accountability
    You need to come up with creative solutions
    Breakdown of the accountability

  • Ways to keep the team on Capx budget

  • When it’s time to let people go
    Create a templated term so you don’t have to guest

  • Understanding how you need to be different in your systems when you scale

  • Use resources as much as possible to not lose track
    How turn expenses come into play
    L10 meetings - Traction, Principles, Never Split the Difference

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How NOT to do Asset Management - [17:17 – 22:30]

  • Mike talks about a misstep he experienced in asset management

  • Being too aggressive with a budget
    Turnover not going well
    Make sure to keep your A-players in as you grow

  • Think through why a deal WON’T work

  • It takes years to get traction, don’t give up

The Quattro Trio - [22:31 - 27:31]

  • What is your superpower?

  • Seeing a T12 and knowing what’s going on
    Numbers tell a story

  • What is your biggest failure?

  • Not believing in himself
    Don’t compare yourself to anyone else - grow at your own pace

  • How Mike is giving back to the world

  • Second Harvest Food Bank

  • How to connect with Mike

  • Links below

  • Final words

Tweetable Quotes:

“The more you systematize it, the easier it is.” - Mike Taravella

“As you grow your business, people are a huge component of it… As you grow and scale make sure to keep that level of A-players in.” - Mike Taravella

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Want to connect with Mike? You can reach out at and find him on LinkedInInstagram, and Twitter. Buy, finance, and manage the right way at

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