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In this episode, we find out from real estate investor, author, neurosurgeon, Masaki Oishi, why it is still a good idea to invest in commercial real estate. Masaki is also the co-founder and chairman of MarketSpace Capital, where he is responsible for directing major capital transactions and manages the investment committee. Masaki says for you to be successful in commercial real estate investing, you must choose your properties and sub-markets well, and it helps to have a plan. He also gives guiding principles when looking for properties. Listen now and find out why commercial real estate is a good option for you to invest in now!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Masaki talks about his journey in real estate — he started as young as 15 years old.
- Masaki explains why it is important to start giving your child experience in business as early as their teenage years.
- Masaki talks about the current economy and how it affects the real estate industry.
- Masaki emphasizes looking for ways to take advantage of the current economic situation.
- How Masaki targets his market right now?
- Why targeting the middle-class renters an advantage right now?
- Masaki’s guiding principles when looking for properties — affordability of the housing, sustainability, and inclusivity.
- Some important metrics in real estate — location, local crime, education, and accessibility.
- Masaki’s predictions in the real estate market over the next six to twelve months.
- Why is it still prime time to invest in commercial real estate?
- How does the Central Bank affect real estate investors?
- What other asset classes do Masaki consider investing in?
- What is the biggest risk in investing in commercial real estate right now?
- How does Masaki prepare for a downturn?
- Masaki shares his best source of finding real estate deals and new investors.
- How does Masaki like to give back?
“I do try to get them some real-world experience, usually 14 or 15 years of age, I start them out. It doesn’t matter what kind of job or responsibility you give them, just as long as you make sure that they take them seriously.” [0:02:10]
“We look at properties with some guiding principles. One of course is the affordability of the housing that we intend to produce. But, also we look at other factors like sustainability and also we wanna make sure that it’s inclusive.” [0:05:52]
“Location is the most important metric in real estate.” [0:07:10]
“We want to make sure that we buy the property right.” [0:15:30]
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About Masaki Oishi
Masaki Oishi, MD, Ph.D. is a neurosurgeon in Houston. He received his medical degree from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience from The Rockefeller University.
Dr. Oishi has practiced medicine for decades and is currently a partner at the Kraus Back and Neck Institute. He is also the recipient of many awards and recognitions in the field of medicine and surgery.
Though Dr. Oishi is a trained neurosurgeon with decades of experience, his other passion is real estate, which is something he’s been involved in since he was 15-years old.
He has successfully invested and sold commercial properties over the last 30-years and has amassed a real estate investment portfolio of over $250 million in assets.
Additionally, Dr. Oishi is the co-founder and chairman of MarketSpace Capital, where he is responsible for directing major capital transactions and manages the investment committee.
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