Mark RoderickListen as Adam Hooper and Todd Laurie discuss the inner workings of a real estate sponsor.

Todd Laurie s a Partner at Baceline Investments. He is responsible for meeting the capital needs for acquisitions activities, overseeing due diligence activities for institutional investors, managing human resources for the firm and plays a key role in the formation of new investments.

Mr. Laurie has a strong background in leadership, relationship building and operations, with over 20 years of experience in these areas. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, where he was inducted into Psi Chi, Mr. Laurie established himself as a leader in the staffing industry by successfully turning around underperforming branches for several publicly traded firms.

In 2008, Mr. Laurie became a Director of Corporate Development with a private bank/wealth management firm, where he spearheaded merger and acquisitions efforts, played a key role in the launching of new lines of business, contributed to relationship management, business development and commercial banking activities and was responsible for the recruitment of key, executive positions for the firm.

Since joining Baceline, Mr. Laurie has been integral to growing the firm’s assets under management by playing a direct role in the capitalization and acquisition of over 30 properties valued at over $115 million.


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Mark RoderickListen as Adam Hooper and Mark Roderick discuss operating agreements and waterfalls.

Mark Roderick is a very boring corporate and securities lawyer. Since the JOBS Act of 2012, he has spent all of his time in the Crowdfunding space and today is one of the leading Crowdfunding and Fintech lawyers in the United States. He writes a widely-read blog, www.CrowdfundAttny.com, with a wealth of legal and practical information for portals and issuers. He also speaks at Crowdfunding events across the country, and represents industry participants across the country and around the world. He can be reached at (856) 661-2265 or mark.roderick@flastergreenberg.com.


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Mike HuListen as Adam Hooper and Mike Hu go in-depth on the key fundamentals of hospitality investing.

Mike Hu is a Senior Vice President at Gaw Capital and he leads the Capital Markets team in the US. Mr. Hu is based in Los Angeles, our US headquarters, and is responsible for capital formation, co-investments, separate account investments, investor relations and marketing.

Mr. Hu joined Gaw Capital in 2011 and was previously a member of Gaw Capital’s acquisitions and investment team based in Hong Kong, our global headquarters. In December 2014, Mr. Hu was relocated to Los Angeles to help grow our US business.

Before joining Gaw Capital, Mr. Hu was with Tishman Speyer in London and New York, where he as part of their Leadership Development Program. While at Tishman Speyer, he completed rotations in acquisitions, debt financing/restructuring, property and asset management, and design & construction.


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Mark RoderickListen as Adam Hooper and Mark Roderick discuss crowdfunding for real estate and the legal documents investors sign when investing in a real estate deal.

Mark Roderick is a very boring corporate and securities lawyer. Since the JOBS Act of 2012, he has spent all of his time in the Crowdfunding space and today is one of the leading Crowdfunding and Fintech lawyers in the United States. He writes a widely-read blog, www.CrowdfundAttny.com, with a wealth of legal and practical information for portals and issuers. He also speaks at Crowdfunding events across the country, and represents industry participants across the country and around the world. He can be reached at (856) 661-2265 or mark.roderick@flastergreenberg.com.


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Paul KaseburgEpisode 9 of the Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate Investing is now available on your favorite podcast listening platform. In this episode, RealCrowd Co-Founder & CEO, Adam Hooper, discusses how to evaluate a real estate sponsor’s investment opportunity with Paul Kaseburg, Chief Investment Officer at MG Properties Group.

Paul Kaseburg joined MG Properties Group in 2010 and is responsible for the firm’s acquisition, disposition, and capital markets activities. At MG, he has been involved with the purchase of approximately 12,000 units totaling $1.7 billion in total consideration. Paul has 17 years of experience in real estate private equity investment, capital markets, and corporate M&A. Prior to joining MG, he held various roles in commercial real estate debt and equity acquisitions, development, and financing. He has a background in corporate M&A and venture capital investing at Northrop Grumman (NOC). Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Paul is also the author of the book: Investing in Real Estate Private Equity: An Insiders Guide to Real Estate Partnerships, Funds, Joint Ventures & Crowdfunding (available on Amazon).


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