WS58: How to Profitably Start and Scale up Your Real Estate Business with Gino Barbaro

Real estate syndication and real estate investing

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In this episode, Whitney interviews Gino Barbaro, Founder, Jake and Gino, LLC. Jake has been investing in real estate for 15 years and has managed to grow his multifamily portfolio to 900 units in 5 years. He has founded the real estate education company, Jake and Gino LLC along with Jake Stenziano. Gino reveals the various business philosophies which has allowed him to start and grow his real estate business. What are some pros and cons of multifamily syndication? What are some ways of managing investor relations and expectations? Gino also shares some great tips for improving your deal flow in a hot market. Tune in for some great advice!

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:29 – Whitney introduces Gino to listeners
  • 01:57 – Gino shares his background information
  • 02:46 – A need for a better work-life balance led Gino to multifamily investing
  • 03:11 – How did Gino acquire his first multifamily property?
  • 04:14 –Jake & Gino have managed to scale up to 900 units without any syndication
  • 05:21 – Pros (and cons) of multifamily syndication
  • 06:31 – Jake & Gino are involved in different facets of real estate investing
  • 07:10 – What is Gino’s game plan for extracting value from his last deal?
  • 08:27 – What is the most important part about real estate syndication?
  • 09:13 – Importance of managing investor relations and expectations in real estate syndication
  • 10:17 – Learn how Jake and Gino have structured their recent 150-unit Knoxville
  • 10:55 – How scalability in multifamily syndication affords wider and better deal selection
  • 11:55 – Why do so many people fail to muster up the courage to venture into real estate syndication?
  • 14:09 – Tips and Tricks for improved deal flow in real estate syndication
  • 15:09 – What is the #1 thing that has contributed to Gino’s success?
  • 16:39 – Focusing on VALUE and not money is key for finding success in real estate syndication
  • 17:26 – How to profitably scale up your real estate business to the next level
  • 19:28 – What is the #1 reason that syndicators tend to fail?
  • 20:48 – What steps is Gino taking to grow his business?
  • 22:22 – How to analyze and filter real estate deals
  • 23:25 – Gino shares his contact information
  • 23:53 – Share, review and subscribe to the Real Estate Syndication Show
  • 24:09 – A special thanks to our sponsor, Life Bridge Capital

In this episode, you will learn:

  1. Pros and Cons of Multifamily syndication
  2. The ART of managing investor expectations and relations in real estate syndication
  3. How to profitably scale up your real estate business to the next level


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