Michael MadsenEpisode 6 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, goes even deeper on the current economic climate and how it will impact real estate investing with Michael Madsen, Economics Director at RealSource.

In this episode listeners will learn about:
– How rising household income impacts multifamily investments 
– How property tax factors into decision making
– Where to access data on real estate markets
– What asset class RealSource is pursuing in this current economic climate 

Michael Madsen, a Client Services representative since 2005, has participated in workshops around the nation in the National Association of Real Estate Investors, as well as analyzing multi-family properties and doing market due diligence for RealSource.

RealSource was established in 1989 with the central focus of putting our investor clients in the right place, at the right time, to help insure their maximum profitability. Putting the investor in the right geographical location in the right economic conditions is the heart of location investing and what we call “Prime Time Investing.”

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Michael MadsenEpisode 5 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 the current economic climate and how it will impact real estate investing with Michael Madsen, Economics Director at RealSource.

In this episode listeners will learn about:
– The impact of rising interest rates 
– Market timing and execution
– Fundamentals that help to minimize risk and maximize reward
– Where the market is headed 

Michael Madsen, a Client Services representative since 2005, has participated in workshops around the nation in the National Association of Real Estate Investors, as well as analyzing multi-family properties and doing market due diligence for RealSource.

RealSource was established in 1989 with the central focus of putting our investor clients in the right place, at the right time, to help insure their maximum profitability. Putting the investor in the right geographical location in the right economic conditions is the heart of location investing and what we call “Prime Time Investing.”

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Paul KaseburgEpisode 4 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 real estate sponsors with Paul Kaseburg at MG Properties Group.

In this episode listeners will learn about:
– How to evaluate the executive team 
– Is there a point where a good deal outweighs in-experienced sponsorship?
– The importance of local market knowledge and relationships
– What to look for in a sponsors track record 

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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Michael EpiscopeEpisode 3 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 fees that investors will come across when investing in commercial real estate with Michael Episcope at Origin Investments.

In this episode listeners will learn about:
– Real estate fee terminology
– The quickest way to analyze the impact of fees
– Fee structures that provide incentive for sponsors to work for investors
– The market rate for various fees

Michael Episcope co-chairs the Investment Committee and oversees capital raising efforts and company operations at Origin Investments. He has been an active real estate investor for more than 15 years and has overseen the acquisition and disposition of more than $1 billion of commercial real estate. He cofounded Origin Investments in 2007 as a vehicle to invest his personal capital in private real estate. He has helped Origin become an industry leader through his 25 years of risk management and investment experience.

Before forming Origin, Michael spent 15 years trading interest rate derivatives. He had a prolific career and was twice named one of the top 100 traders in the world by Trader Monthly Magazine. In 2005, he retired from trading with the intention of focusing full-time on real estate investing.

Origin Investments is currently offering Origin Fund III to accredited investors on RealCrowd.

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PolingEpisode 2 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 the ins and outs of self directed IRA investing with leading expert, Mat Sorensen.

Mat Sorensen is a partner at KKOS Lawyers in its Phoenix, AZ office. KKOS Lawyers assists clients nationwide from its offices in Arizona, Utah, and California. Mat’s practice has a particular emphasis on self directed retirement plan law. Mat has assisted over 1,000 clients with self directed retirement plan investments and has established IRA/LLCs, partnerships, private offerings, corporations, and other investment structures with self directed IRAs and 401(k)s. In addition to his legal practice, Mat also serves as an instructor for the Retirement Industry Trust Association’s (“RITA”) Self Directed IRA Professional certification program. RITA is the premier national association representing the self directed retirement plan industry.

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