WS29: How Impact Investing Can Drive Commercial and Social Value to Create a Win-Win for Everyone with Eddie Lorin

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In this episode, Whitney interviews Eddie Lorin, founder, Impact Housing REIT and Strategic Realty Holdings. Eddie shares how investing in affordable housing can prove to be a great value proposition for real estate investors. Can you really benefit from investing in affordable housing for the homeless? What is the typical holding period for a real estate syndicator? Eddie also reveals how he has managed to build up a well-qualified and motivated team over the years. Tune in to this very special show.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:27 –  Whitney introduces Eddie to listeners
  • 01:10 – How did Eddie transition to real estate syndication?
  • 02:22 –  Benefit of real estate investing
  • 03:13 –  Eddie’s sole focus is value added affordable housing
  • 03:48 – What is impact investing?
  • 04:17 –  Learn how Eddie managed to procure tax abatement in exchange for providing shelter to the homeless
  • 05:22 – How does Eddie scout our properties with hidden and unlocked value?
  • 05:59 –  Upgrading amenities can help unlock value in a property
  • 06:55 – How long does Eddie typically hold a property?
  • 08:26 –  How can an inexperienced syndicator venture into the syndication business
  • 10:37 –  The importance of collaborating with the right partner
  • 11:57 – What is the #1 thing that has contributed to Eddie’s success?
  • 12:20 – Why do you most syndicators fail?
  • 12:31 –  Common mistakes that syndicators make
  • 12:51 –  How to build a great team and keep them motivated
  • 14:01 –  Eddie shares his contact information
  • [spp-timestamp time=”14:35″] – A special thanks to our sponsor, Life Bridge Capital

In this episode, you will learn:

  1. Why impact investing makes great commercial sense
  2. Factors that determine the length of your holding in real estate investing
  3. The importance of collaborating with the right partners


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