Sustainability is a word that is being highlighted now more than ever. It is a fact that our planet faces the challenges of changing climate, extreme weather conditions, and natural phenomena, and we need to do something to address these. That’s why sustainable building products such as homes are proving to be helpful as no small act is ever small for the planet.
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Today, we speak to Johannes Urpelainen of Oasis Equities and he details how we can have sustainable multifamily development that will serve the community and society. He also talks about the market that he’s in, the reason why we should think about sustainability, and what 3D print housing is. Tune in now and learn about ways you can incorporate sustainability in your multifamily project today!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Johannes shares how he started investing in real estate multifamily syndication as a passive investor.
- How did Johannes transition to become an active investor?
- What kind of real estate investments does Johannes have?
- How did Johannes pick West Virginia and Arkansas as the two markets to invest in?
- Why did Johannes focus on hospitality?
- Johannes talks about sustainability in multifamily housing.
- Why do we need to think about sustainability in real estate?
- Johannes talks about what sustainable multifamily development looks like.
- What is a 3D print housing?
- How will 3D printing change the American housing market?
“So what’s great about both West Virginia and Arkansas is that real estate is still pretty cheap, unlike some other states, and you still have some good markets for tourism, vacations, destination markets, national parks, and so on.”
“The thing that I found attractive about hospitality is that, unlike multifamily, hospitality has been a buyers’ market now for a few years, because people really got scared after what happened with some hotels in COVID-19.”
“Sustainability really means the idea that we are facing all these environmental problems right now, most notably, our changing climate. So we have these extreme weather events, we have sea level rise, we have droughts, we have extreme heat. And that’s something that is starting to have an impact on real estate.”
“We need to find ways to make our buildings more resilient.”
“I would also say if you look at the sustainability and also that resilience side of multifamily, it would be things like energy efficiency, such as designing these things in a way that keeps the interior space cool during the summer and warm during the winter, installing things like solar panels, solar water heating, can be a very good base. You will also want to look into appliances, and how energy efficient those are, which can save you a lot of money down the road.”
“3D printing is a very promising technology.”
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About Johannes Urpelainen
Dr. Johannes Urpelainen is the Principal at Oasis Equities. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife.
Dr. Urpelainen is an experienced real estate and technology investor with a nationwide portfolio of multifamily, self-storage, industrial, mobile home, and hospitality assets.
He is a general partner on a 92-unit apartment complex in the Atlanta GA market and a 152-unit community in Tallahassee FL.
Using 3D printing technology, Dr. Urpelainen is developing a 44-unit build-to-rent community in the Houston TX metro area in partnership with Family Communities
He owns, manages, and operates a portfolio of short-term rentals in West Virginia.
Dr. Urpelainen’s passion is finding investment opportunities that generate competitive returns for Oasis investors and offer unique experiences for guests.
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