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Find new ideas in this Investor Resources department to grow and improve your real estate syndication investment business.

You will find an extensive library of resources to choose from on a broad range of topics.  Find information on running a real estate company, sourcing and analyzing deals, equity fund raising, financing, loan workouts, accounting and taxes, construction, management, becoming a Wealthy Syndicator yourself and many other related topics.

Whether you're a first time or a seasoned syndicator, you'll find the resources on this website a handy reference and support system that offers new ideas and strategies to grow your transform your real estate syndication business. You will find information on a variety of real estate investment and management topics.

Here's a small sample of topics:

  • Capitalizing on the distressed market
  • Little known ways to increase NOI growth in a down economy
  • How to find hidden value that others don't see
  • Grow your real estate investment business using strategic investment groups
  • How to capitalize on the next big transfer of wealth; the coming real estate boom
  • Negotiating the right deal with your equity partners
  • How to manage distressed properties
  • How to use creative financing when conventional loans are not available
  • How to restructure and workout a troubled loan

Remember to check back often as we are constantly adding to our growing library.

Get Ready For Transformative Change Get Ready For Transformative Change
Christopher E. Lee, CEL & Assoc.
The road to recurring success is not without challenges, setbacks and the unexpected. Many moment-in-time victories, while feeling good when they occur, can be difficult to replicate and even more difficult to sustain. In 1978, American historian and authority on leadership studies James MacGregor Burns introduced transformational leadership. This leadership style emphasizes the need for a leader's personality to make change through example and, more importantly, through the articulation of a clear and engaging vision and challenging goals. Within the real estate industry, becoming transformational will alter the status quo to being successful. more >>

VIDEO TRAINING: Syndication Case Study VIDEO TRAINING: Syndication Case Study
VIDEO TRAINING: In Part 6 of this 7-part training video series on Syndication Basics, we are going to go over an syndication case study to show you how a syndication actually works. more >>

SPECIAL REPORT: The 6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Apartment Building SPECIAL REPORT: The 6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Apartment Building
Craig Haskell
Since success of an apartment investment is based on its current and future income stream, you must avoid the 6 biggest and most costly mistakes when buying an apartment investment (and other types of investment property) that dramatically impacts the income of an investment. Losers in the real estate investment game regularly commit any combinations of these 6 mistakes with no favoritism given to the size of an investor. more >>

TURNING POINT: Broker Makes Investor $1 Million in 90 Days, Gets Stiffed on Commission and Then Turns to Syndicating His Own Deals TURNING POINT: Broker Makes Investor $1 Million in 90 Days, Gets Stiffed on Commission and Then Turns to Syndicating His Own Deals
Craig Haskell
Like many syndicators, we all reach a turning point in our careers that ultimately leads us to syndicating our own deals, just like Value Hound Bill Shopoff. Bill reached his turning point after making an investor a lot of money in a very short period of time, and then, didn't get paid for his work. As he will tell you, it was the best thing that ever happened to him because it was his turning point to finally deciding to do his own deals. more >>

Strategies to Create Value: 8 Value Creation Investment Strategies that Generate Big Profits Strategies to Create Value: 8 Value Creation Investment Strategies that Generate Big Profits
Craig Haskell
We are at a fantastic time in the real estate cycle to be executing real estate value investment strategies. It's time to get off the sidelines and get in the game. There are 8 value creation strategies you can use to generate big profits in today's favorable market for real estate value investors. more >>

6 Value Strategies to Creating Value Using the Forced Appreciation Approach 6 Value Strategies to Creating Value Using the Forced Appreciation Approach
Craig Haskell
Real estate value investors that use the forced appreciation approach like to take control of their investments, not waiting for outside occurrences to happen. The old saying, "If it's to be, it's up to me," is a hands-on approach many investors use to create their own appreciation. These types of investors can create large returns through their expertise, hard work, market intelligence, shrewd observations, relationships and unique strategies. more >>

2 Key Questions Real Estate Investors Must Answer 2 Key Questions Real Estate Investors Must Answer
Craig Haskell
When you're looking at potential deals, there are two very important questions that you must answer before pursing a deal. Answering these questions will keep you focused on making more money with your investments. So, think about it? When you're looking at a deal, how do you know if it's a property that you want to pursue? more >>

The Millennials Will Have A Dramatic Impact On Real Estate The Millennials Will Have A Dramatic Impact On Real Estate
Christopher E. Lee
One of the most important things we teach here at the Value Hound Academy is to come up with a great investment strategy that focuses on solving a Big Problem in a Big Market. And we have been saying for a while now that one of these big problems are these underserved Millennials that are hitting the marketplace. more >>

Do You Really Understand What You're Looking For? Do You Really Understand What You're Looking For?
Craig Haskell
When you're searching for a new acquisition, do you really understand the type of deal you're looking for? Can you explain your acquisition criteria in two quick sentences? Do you have a clear investment strategy? Too many times real estate investors are searching for properties to buy without a clearly defined investment strategy. They are searching everywhere, for everything and usually find nothing. more >>

Mezzanine Debt Explained in Plain English by Bruce Kirsch Mezzanine Debt Explained in Plain English by Bruce Kirsch
Mezzanine financing is a sometimes confusing part of the capital structure in a real estate transaction. Part of the reason for this is that the term mezzanine is really a catch-all for an entire category of non-senior mortgage debt, non-common equity instruments that can fill a capitalization gap between them. more >>

The Biggest Mistake New Real Estate Syndicators Make and How to Avoid it The Biggest Mistake New Real Estate Syndicators Make and How to Avoid it
Craig Haskell
I can't tell you how many times new syndicators will chase properties all over the place, like chasing rabbits. Then they get tired and overpay for a property just to get a deal under contract. Then they scramble to try to find investors for a deal that really is not that exciting. more >>

Are you offending brokers and sellers with your purchase offers? Are you offending brokers and sellers with your purchase offers?
Craig Haskell
Don't be bashful when submitting offers to buy underperforming assets. Read this fun story by Chad Carpenter of REVEN Capital from an interview I did with him, How to Buy and Sell Opportunistic and Value Add Deals for High Returns. more >>

The 10-year Treasury Cap Rate Risk Premium Spread is Flashing a Green Light Special The 10-year Treasury Cap Rate Risk Premium Spread is Flashing a Green Light Special
Craig Haskell
Another statistical comparison to support a great buying opportunity is the risk premium spread between the 10-year Treasury and capitalization rate (Cap Rate). Today's great buying opportunity is flashing a green light for investors to be active buyers of real estate because of the high risk premium. more >>

The Syndication Time-Line The Syndication Time-Line
Craig Haskell
Understanding the time period needed to successfully complete your syndication will help you organize your deal progress so that it runs smoother and gets done on time. The ideal time period for a group investment purchase is 120 days. more >>

5 Rules New Syndicators Must Follow to Overcome the Problem of No Track Record When Syndicating Their First Deal 5 Rules New Syndicators Must Follow to Overcome the Problem of No Track Record When Syndicating Their First Deal
Craig Haskell
One of the biggest obstacles for new syndicators to overcome is lack of a track record when syndicating their first deal. While this may seem like a high hurdle to overcome, there are 5 simple things you can do when packaging yourself up to investors. more >>

Most Important Building Block to Raising Equity Capital for Your Real Estate Investments Most Important Building Block to Raising Equity Capital for Your Real Estate Investments
Craig Haskell
In the process of raising money, what is the most important component to attract equity funds? A great deal is the most component you need in your arsenal when approaching investors for money. Did you find a great real estate investment? more >>

VIDEO TRAINING: How Value Creators are Playing MoneyBall for BIG Real Estate Profits VIDEO TRAINING: How Value Creators are Playing MoneyBall for BIG Real Estate Profits
Craig Haskell
Learn the one secret Value Creator Warren Buffet has used for over 5 decades to become one of the wealthiest people in the world. Warren plays MoneyBall. more >>

How New Syndicators Attract Lenders to Finance their Deals How New Syndicators Attract Lenders to Finance their Deals
Craig Haskell
You're syndicating your first deal, afraid you'll have a hard time attracting new financing. Have you ever had this thought? Well, I'm going to show you 5 things you need to do so that you can attract all the financing you need from lenders - and investors - even in today's tight capital market. more >>

4-Step Process to Building Your Pool of Investors 4-Step Process to Building Your Pool of Investors
Craig Haskell
The biggest mistakes new real estate syndicators make is not having a ready pool of investors to approach before looking for a deal to buy. Are you making this mistake? I can't tell you how many times new syndicators chase properties all over the place, like chasing rabbits. more >>

How This Real Estate Broker Became a Wealthy Syndicator How This Real Estate Broker Became a Wealthy Syndicator
Craig Haskell
Like many real estate professionals, my friend Gary Sabin got started syndicating his own deals working as a commercial real estate broker. Since the early days in 1978, he has gone from brokering deals to building multiple real estate investment companies, including Excel Trust, where he's been involved in over $3 billion of deals. more >>

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