WS56: Networking, Capital Raising and Property Management Tips for First Time Syndicators with John Cohen

Real Estate Syndication and Real estate Investing

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In this episode, Whitney interviews John Cohen, President of JC Property Group, Inc. John is a part of an investment group that has closed more than $70 million worth of transactions. John reveals some great tips that will help inexperienced syndicators kickstart their own business. Why is multifamily syndication more viable than other businesses? What are some ways you can find network and find buy in with potential investors? And what are the differences between agency debt and bridge debt? John states why opting for the former can reduce your liability tremendously. This show is loaded with some great Tips and Tricks to help you and your business. Tune in now!

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:28 – Whitney introduces John to listeners
  • 00:59 – How did John transition to the real estate syndication business?
  • 01:55 – How did John educate himself before venturing into the syndication business?
  • 04:10 – Why does John feel that multifamily investing is a more viable business?
  • 05:28 – How did John find and acquire his first syndication deal
  • 07:33 – Networking Tips and Tricks which will help you raise capital for your syndication deal
  • 09:08 – How did John present himself as an expert to potential investors
  • 10:08 – How to find a target area, and find buy in with investors
  • 10:54 – Andrew shares the lessons he learnt from the mistakes made in the first deal; discussing the importance of properly managing contractors
  • 13:46 – What is the hardest thing about the syndication business?
  • 15:22 – Expert Tips to ensure you end up buying a good deal
  • 17:27 – Andrew shares the rationale for investing in the 120 unit property in Ohio
  • 19:38 – Agency debt vs. bridge debt – which is the less risky option?
  • 22:00 – Top reason why syndicators fail; discussing the need for persevering and constantly educating yourself
  • 23:33 – What is the #1 thing that has contributed to John’s success?
  • 25:18 – How is John improving his business?
  • 26:46 – John shares his contact information
  • 27:35 – Share, review and subscribe to the Real Estate Syndication Show
  • [spp-timestamp time=”27:51″] – A special thanks to our sponsor, Life Bridge Capital

In this episode, you will learn:

  1. Tips and Tricks for finding and acquiring your first syndication deal
  2. Networking Tips that will help your raise capital for your first syndication deal
  3. Reasons why agency debt is less risky compared to bridge debt


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