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Anything you do for the first time can be scary! That goes for investing in real estate also. Syndication can be an intimidating word. It basically just means that a group of people come together to invest in a larger asset than one could invest in by themselves. Here you will find my five step process to passively investing in real estate. My hope for you is that this process will make investing in real estate much easier and kickstart your journey to wealth creation.
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About This Show.
I believe that many of you may relate to my story!
I've been very successful in several careers and was taught to always save a percentage of my income, put it into the stock market and it would grow exponentially over time. It did grow over time but nowhere near what I would have expected. In the back half of 2017, I went searching for another way and found a path to invest in real estate.
It's been quoted over and over, that 90% of millionaires obtain their wealth through real estate.
I just turned 50 in early May 2020. I wish I had learned this at an earlier age but I'm very thankful that I know now. Wealth creation through real estate provided me with a new passion to get the word out and let others know that they have an alternative to investing in the stock market.
If I can inspire and educate just one person to take action that results in life changing wealth creation then the work to launch and grow this podcast is well worth the effort.
I hope that you will join me on this journey as we learn from other successful real estate investors that have gone before us!
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September 26, 2023
In today’s episode, we have a special guest joining us: Ryan Dumas. Get ready to dive into a wealth of knowledge and insights as Ryan shares his experiences and expertise in the world of real estate investing. From the importance of building a solid team and loving what you do, to finding the right groups and rooms to connect with, Ryan provides invaluable advice on how to succeed in this industry. He delves into the intricacies of different investment opportunities, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on commercial financing, and emphasizes the need for balance between work and personal life. Ryan’s story is not only about real estate but also about being a better father, fostering personal growth, and giving back to the community.
September 19, 2023
Justin Dixon is a real estate investor who shares his journey and insights into the world of investing. In this episode, he dives into his experience finding deals that make financial sense and how he believes the current market presents great investment opportunities. He discusses the impact of interest rates and the parallel between the residential and commercial markets. Justin also shares his story of how he got started in real estate investing, from stumbling upon the book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” to making strategic decisions to build wealth. Throughout the conversation, Justin offers practical advice and tips for both passive and active investors. He emphasizes the importance of education and finding trustworthy individuals in the industry. Plus, he brings up various options for retirement savings and the benefits of investing in tangible assets like real estate. But that’s not all! Justin shares his thoughts on diversification, exploring short-term rentals, and his insights on the future of office spaces. He also opens up about making the decision to downsize their lifestyle and the challenges they faced among friends who followed a different path.
September 12, 2023
Welcome back to The Darin Batchelder Real Estate Investing Show, where today we’re joining our guest Jennings Smith in mastering the game of real estate investing. This episode is a journey into the heart of property investments, featuring firsthand experiences, priceless insights, and top insider tips. From structuring creative financing solutions to navigating multifamily, single family, and commercial properties, Jennings offers a roadmap to mastering the real estate game. Discover the importance of understanding your investments, embracing calculated risks, and executing strategies for maximum portfolio growth.
September 5, 2023
Today, we’re joined by real estate expert Brian Burke to analyze the current housing market and uncover leveraging points for savvy investors. From record-breaking family construction to localized housing booms, the realm of investment opportunities abounds. Factor in the fluctuations of interest rates and inflation, and we’re looking at an engrossing discussion on strategic investing. Tune in and let’s start the journey to informed real estate investments.
August 29, 2023
In today’s episode, we delve into the fascinating world of multigenerational living with our special guest, Scott Choppin. He reveals the strategies he uses to navigate through California’s complex entitlement process, serving as a gateway to his real estate successes in urban infill and family-oriented properties. From highlighting the compelling demand for five-bedroom homes to discussing the pressing need for affordable housing for middle-income families in California, Scott peppers invaluable insights throughout. He also introduces us to the concept of economic sharing and how Urban Townhome housing thrives during economic downturns. Stay tuned as Scott Choppin takes you on a riveting journey through the ins and outs of the real estate market!
August 22, 2023
Welcome back to another exciting episode of The Darin Batchelder Real Estate Investing Show! In today’s episode, Darin is joined by the incredible Angel Williams. Angel shares her personal journey of navigating the challenges of raising a child with a rare genetic condition called Duke 15Q. With expensive treatments and limited residential options available, Angel and her spouse turned to the world of real estate investing to find a solution. They discovered the potential of multifamily properties and connected with Joe Farrells, a seasoned investor with significant assets under management. Together, they ventured into the world of multifamily real estate, finding opportunities for big returns through rehabilitating properties and increasing the Net Operating Income (NOI). Angel also shares her experiences in residential real estate and highlights the tax benefits and potential for wealth-building in the industry. So, whether you’re a seasoned investor or just starting out, join us as we dive into the world of multifamily and residential real estate on this informative and inspiring episode of The Darin Batchelder Real Estate Investing Show!
August 15, 2023
Welcome to this episode of The Darin Batchelder Real Estate Investing Show where we discuss resilience in real estate investing. Our guest, Mike Morawski, shares valuable lessons on networking, dealing with challenges, and sustainable business growth. From losing everything to rebounding stronger, Mike demonstrates how resilience can define your journey. Listen as we explore smart business practices, the growth potential of Tulsa’s real estate market, and how one-on-one coaching can fuel your success. This power-packed episode isn’t just about resilient investing and coaching, it’s a masterclass of an individual’s journey from setbacks to success, demonstrating that your past doesn’t define your future. Tune in now to leverage Mike Morawski’s insights for your own real estate endeavor.
August 8, 2023
On this episode of The Darin Batchelder Real Estate Investing Show, we have Joseph Bramante sharing his captivating journey in the world of multifamily properties. From dealing with inexperienced property managers to discovering unexpected hurdles during renovations, Joseph’s story is full of twists and turns. Joseph’s optimism took a hit when he lost his job, putting a strain on the cash flow from his property. But he didn’t let that setback stop him. Working two jobs and utilizing platforms like LoopNet, Joseph hustled to find a great deal on a small apartment complex in a prime location in Houston. And guess what? He snagged it for a steal at $25,000 per unit! But the challenges didn’t end there. Joseph’s career aspirations took a positive turn after a life-changing encounter on a remote island in Papua New Guinea. Inspired by the advice he received, Joseph dove headfirst into real estate investing, devouring books like “Multifamily Millions” by David Lindahl. Armed with knowledge, Joseph purchased his first apartment complex while still living abroad. Now, you won’t believe this—Joseph closed the deal without even seeing the property in person! Talk about taking risks. With the guidance of his property management company, he invested more money from his 401K into the property and aimed to double the rents after renovation. So grab your headphones and tune in to this episode of The Darin Batchelder Real Estate Investing Show to hear more about Joseph Bramante’s remarkable journey and his valuable insights on the real estate market. It’s definitely a podcast episode you won’t want to miss!
August 1, 2023
On this inspiring journey told on The Darin Batchelder Real Estate Investing Show, Jonathan Nichols recounts how he transitioned from being an aerospace engineer to a successful real estate investor. Inspired as a child by the movie Apollo 13, Nichols found himself drawn to the complexities of aerospace engineering, earning a master’s degree in the discipline while working. However, dissatisfaction with the corporate world led him to the dynamic world of real estate investing. Jonathan Nichols shares valuable lessons from his active investment practice, emphasizing the importance of understanding your strengths, choosing complementary team members in the multifamily space, and paying attention to deal details. He also gives advice to passive investors to scrutinize the sponsor team’s roles, track record, and responsibilities. Additionally, Nichols discusses his venture into the industry with his spouse and their journey from house hacking to multifamily properties. The well-aligned investing philosophy and risk tolerance make their partnership work successfully.
July 25, 2023
On this episode of The Darin Batchelder Real Estate Investing Show, we’re joined by Dusten Hendrickson, a seasoned expert in the realm of apartments. Dusten offers insight on market trends while discussing his journey from overhead roofing to multifamily spaces. With a passion for passive income and a love for green building, he has even worked on the first certified Passive House in South Dakota. Dusten is a multifamily syndicator and the founder of Mailbox Money RE, helping others invest the way wealthy people do. Get ready to dive into an insightful conversation about real estate investing, passive income, and more.
July 18, 2023
In this episode of The Darin Batchelder Real Estate Investing Show, Darin is joined by Bikran Sandhu to take you through their unique journey of transitioning in-house in the realm of real estate investing. Bikran’s adeptness in underwriting asset management and delivering on financial numbers, coupled with his partner’s expertise in orchestrating renovations and site management, ensures an enriching discussion. Discover the strategies behind their successful rebranding from Summit Equity to Rise 48 Equity and how they managed to secure over 30 deals in Phoenix. Bikran elaborates on their transition to in-house property management, the challenges and successes they faced through the process, and how fundamental relations with the brokerage community are in this context. Listen and learn!
July 11, 2023
Darin talks with Seth Teagle, a real estate investor who buys existing properties to manage and improve them. They discuss various aspects of real estate investing such as finding good deals, building partnerships with experienced operators, and managing investments. The episode delves into the challenges associated with real estate investing, such as finding a reliable team, estimating expenses, and underwriting deals correctly.
July 4, 2023
Discover the power of passive investing and early retirement as Vinki Loomba shares her journey into real estate. Learn how she built a successful portfolio and overcame challenges along the way. Tune in for valuable insights and inspiration.
June 27, 2023
Today we have Peter Powers on the show! Have you ever been in a family office and want to learn more about real estate investments? Whether you’re managing the family office or trying to get into a family office, Peter Powers is your go-to source. With his experience with working and managing a real estate portfolio within his father’s family office, he knows how to leverage relationships for success. He established SP Venture Partners and now helps other family offices deploy their capital into sound real estate investments.
June 20, 2023
Today we have DJ Van Keuren on the show! Are you a wealthy family trying to preserve and responsibly grow your wealth? Join DJ Van Keuren as he talks about his experience and how family offices think. As someone who has been working in this space for years, DJ reveals the unique issues that arise and how real estate can be the solution for many families looking to protect their wealth.
June 13, 2023
Today we have Jeff Johnson on the show! Are you looking for ways to reduce the risk in your investments? Jeff Johnson is a GP and passive investor with extensive experience managing real estate investments. He’s realized great success through his disciplined approach to risk management, leveraging mentorships and building strong relationships with other investors. He can teach you how he’s achieved success by helping you minimize the risks from your own investments
June 6, 2023
Today we have J Scott on the show! How can you protect your finances in uncertain times? Join real estate investor J Scott as he dives into the topic of why real estate is an amazing inflation hedge! He’s completed over 450 single family flips and shares his transition from flipping to multifamily investing. In addition, J identifies three risks with current multifamily deals.
May 30, 2023
Today we have LIor Weinsteen on the show! Are you tired of the same boring tasks taking up all your time? AI is transforming how we work and think in Real Estate and in every industry – with amazing new tools being developed every day that allow you to take advantage of increased productivity. With Lior Weinstein’s expertise, learn about how AI can end tedious manual work while boosting business performance! Hear first-hand advice about why this technology should be part of every investor’s toolkit.
May 23, 2023
Today we have Greg Butcher on the show! Are you a veteran or in real estate investing and looking to take it up a notch? Take your real estate asset management game up with Greg Butcher. With 18 years of active duty military service, he’s seen the wealth building power of real estate first-hand. His current portfolio is greater than 1,000 doors! Learn from his extensive experience and insights into tracking KPI’s to optimize returns. Plus, pick up some expert advice on focusing on M3/C3 for better outcomes. Check out this episode on the Top 6 Real Estate Asset Management KPI’s with Greg Butcher to level up your investment strategy today!
May 16, 2023
Are you tired of working hard and not achieving the financial freedom you are searching for? Have you ever dreamed of being able to do anything you want with your finances and with your time? That’s what Emily Cortright and Adam Roberts were looking for when they took control of their own destiny. By investing in real estate, these two highly trained aerospace engineers found a way to reach true financial freedom. They want to pass on their knowledge and help people like you find the same financial freedom through smart investments.
May 9, 2023
Today we have Spencer Hilligoss on the show! Is your day-to-day job leaving you too little time to spend with family? Spencer Hilligoss was in the same boat and decided that it was time for a change – he started making investments that pay monthly, and changed his life forever. Spencer Hilligoss spent 13 years in Silicon Valley tech companies before he became invested and partnered in over 40 large real estate deals split between large apartment communities and self-storage facilities in the sunbelt of the United States. Despite growing up in a real estate household, with his dad as a broker who made him work open houses as a teenager, Spencer was initially scared off by the industry and opted for tech. But now, he is thriving as a successful real estate investor and is particularly fond of the Texas market. In this episode you will learn: the typical three phases real estate investors pass through, his experience investing seven figures into real estate, syndications focus on the “who”, what is the goal for the money, his seven-point investor guide
May 2, 2023
Want to keep more money and pay fewer taxes? Holly Williams is here to show you exactly how to do just that. She has mastered the art of investing in multifamily real estate, has saved thousands on her own taxes, and can teach you to do the same. Listen and learn!
April 25, 2023
Are you a doctor looking for smarter ways to build wealth? Dr. Lydia Essary is a doctor who found the power of investing in multifamily real estate. She now shares with others how they too can build wealth and save taxes. In this episode you will learn: Dr. Lydia’s journey investing both as an LP & GP, why a doctor believes investing in real estate is a smart strategy, how she is looking to bring financial literacy to the healthcare field.
April 18, 2023
Today we have Ed Sittler on the show! Do you want to learn more about why demographics are so important for success in the multifamily industry? Learn what it takes to succeed as a real estate investor from Ed Sittler, who traded being a paralegal in California and went ‘all-in’ on multifamily investing. Hear his story of how he ‘burned the boats’ and created success. In this episode you will learn; why demographics are so important for multifamily investing why having an accountability partner is a key to success why picking partners with complimentary skillsets creates such a strong team
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What Investors Are Saying
I look for good sponsors
As a passive, I look for good sponsors; I look for a person that is knowledgeable, 'feels' trustworthy, and has financial and managerial acumen. He had partnered with another excellent fellow, the deal looked good, Darin sounded excited. I jumped and I have been satisfied with the results. I actually use Darin as an example of a good neophyte sponsor when I describe MF RE and what I look for.
A Great Experience
Darin was an excellent guide when I wanted to make an investment in multifamily…..he showed his passion for the industry and was always willing to spend time with me to educate me as deep as I wanted on the process, opportunities, and risks…..he was a wonderful guide. And, since I have made the initial investment, he has been meticulous and communicative about the property and process, and been a very good steward of my capital. A great experience!
Takes care of employees and tenants like family
As a fellow student of a multifamily real estate program, I came to know Darin. As a multifamily syndicator, Darin took care of employees and tenants like family during the Covid-19 crisis and updated investors personally on the situation. I appreciate all his hard work and wish him the best.
Investor’s money as if it were his very own
I met Darin through an educational investment group based in Dallas, TX. I can honestly say working with, and investing with Darin has been a breath of fresh air. His work ethic is genuine, honest, diligent and effective. I can rest easy knowing he cares about each and every investor’s money as if it were his very own. I would not hesitate to invest over and over again with Darin at the helm!
Creative ideas to help our apartments do very well
I got to know Darin personally before we invested with him. He's an upstanding person, provides transparent communication on investments and plans ahead. Real leaders shine during difficult times and that was Darin during COVID-19. He personally called his investors to discuss the strategy, increased his written communication and had creative ideas to help our apartments do very well in trying times.
Able to answer all my questions
I have owned residential rent properties for over 10 years. During that time period I was always looking for real estate opportunities to help me diversify my investment portfolio. When Darin approached me with a multi-family investment opportunity, I quickly invested because it was exactly what I was looking for. Darin was well prepared with the information and was able to answer all my questions as we worked together. He was extremely helpful in making not only the investment details make sense but also in the administrative process. Since my initial investment was made, I have been extremely pleased with the results as well as Darin’s consistent communication as to how the project is progressing and would recommend participation in the next opportunity to anyone.
Work ethic, attention to detail and asset management skills
Darin and I joined forces to partner as co-sponsors for the Hampton Hollow acquisition back in 2018. His work ethic, attention to detail, asset management skills, and people skills have had a huge impact on the success of this deal, which has performed above expectations. Whether it's syndicating real estate deals, hosting a podcast, or being a dedicated family man...I know Darin is going to succeed in everything he puts his mind to.
Integrity and vast business knowledge
We first met Darin in February of 2018 at an investment event. A few months later we were given an opportunity to join him as passive investors. Darin has proven to be a remarkable and capable leader. Cheryl and I appreciate Darin’s integrity and vast business knowledge and look forward to many more opportunities to partner with him in the future.
Highly recommended deal sponsor
I know Darin ad his business partner through a mutual multifamily investor network where they are known and highly recommended as deal sponsors. Bottom line, Darin and his business partner are top notch and I would not hesitate to invest with them again.
Patient and competent leadership.
I have known Darin for over 10 years personally and 3 years professionally. Darin has incredible insight into both financial and professional matters that makes everyone immediately feel at home and in good hands. Darin's moral compass and ethical values shines through in every relationship. I am fortunate enough to be both his friend and investment partner, learning and journeying through good and bad financial environments with his patient and competent leadership.
My Five Step Process For Passively Investing in Real Estate
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About Darin Batchelder
What motivates me? What's my Why?
- I'm looking for Financial Freedom like many of you
- I'm looking to inspire others to go after their dreams
I started as a CPA with PriceWaterhouse and PepsiCo. I transitioned into sales selling software applications for several technology companies. I then transitioned to institutional loan trading with ABN AMRO, an international bank based in the Netherlands, with main focus on trading large jumbo residential portfolios and multifamily portfolios bank to bank. I then founded TZK Capital in 2007 focused on trading clean credit performing loans to include residential, multifamily and commercial real estate loans bank to bank. I've traded in excess of $4 billion in loans.
Real Estate Background
I decided to get involved purchasing real estate in the fourth quarter of 2017. I first purchased a new construction duplex. I then searched for a way to go after larger deals. I was very familiar with the multifamily asset class but wanted to learn how to purchase larger deals.
I joined a multifamily mentorship group in the Dallas area. At the beginning of 2018, I started to invest passively into other sponsors multifamily deals as well as started to underwrite and go after my own lead sponsor deal. I closed my first lead sponsor deal at the end of 2018 which was a 76 unit townhome community.
In total I'm invested in over 4,000 multifamily units. Seven deals passively with other sponsors, one deal as the lead sponsor and one deal I partnered with two well established general partners for a small minority stake in the deal.