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Oct 12, 2015
National publications about rent growth, vacancy rates and appreciation can make the news about Multifamily sound GREAT all over.  The truth is; all Real Estate is local; the news in San Francisco, is not the same experience in Topeka. Understanding the market; demographics & characteristics of the neighborhoods are essential to any predictable outcome when investing in real estate.   John Wilhoit has held positions with Maryland Housing Fund, AIMCO and HUD which provide him a tremendous background from which to draw from when assessing the different market tiers and their unique characteristics. “Who” are the people in the market? Primary Markets What is population size of a Primary Market?What is the Median Income?How many Primary Markets are there?Where are the Primary Markets?What features in an MSA define a Primary Market?Return on Investment expectations in a Primary Market Where are the 24 Hour Cities? Secondary Markets How far is a Secondary market from a Primary Market?What population size determines a Secondary Market?What is the employment picture?Is there an Airport or Sports Team in a Secondary City?What is the growth pattern like? Tertiary Markets How far is it from a Secondary Market?  How many people live in the MSA?Does rent increase in a Tertiary Market?Is there a Walmart in a Tertiary Market? Exclusive for our listeners!  Listen to receive a free full-length eBook from our guest and best-selling Author John Wilhoit.  No strings attached.
Sep 11, 2015
If you live/work in/on a building with a Fire Sprinkler System, you want to hear my interview with Matt Scarpuzzi, creater & owner of QuickStop Fire Sprinkler Tools.   Since the mid 1940’s buildings of size and particular use have been built with an Automatic Fire Suppression System, or Sprinkler System.  Early on, building owners found that the cost of installing a sprinkler system was off set with substantial discounts on Fire Insurance.  Systems have proven over time to save lives and property from significant damage.   Sprinkler heads deliver between 30 -100 gallons of water per minute.  When putting out a fire, this is great.  Once a fire is out, the system will continue to run until the supply line is drained, which can create an expensive mess to clean up.   That’s what led San Diego Fireman Matt Scarpuzzi to develop the QuickStop Fire Sprinkler Tool. The QuickStop Fire Sprinkler Tool has been used and tested by firemen worldwide and saved property owners and insurance companies thousands in fire sprinkler damage avoided.  In April 2014, Matt appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank.   To learn more about Matt and the development of the QuickStop Fire Sprinkler Tool, check out my interview. Matt has generously provided an EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT to our listeners.  Listen and learn how you can save on your QuickStop Fire Sprinkler Tool purchase.   For more information go to QuickStopTool.com  
Sep 4, 2015

Goal setting is such an important element of success.  Sometimes life gets in the way and can derail you from your track towards success.  If this is where you find yourself, it's not too late.  Positive results are still attainable.  I interviewed business coach and mentor Gary Furr, to learn more about what to do when you realize that the year is in the final stretch and you have lost your way.  Do you abandon the plan?  Go to plan B?  Revise the plan?   Gary shares the importance of writing your goals down, and reviewing daily to develop an unapologetic focus to achieve your goals.   Give it a listen, and let me know what you think. Unfortunately, there was some technical issues with the audio near the end, and some was lost, but is on the video.  If you would like to hear & see the entire interview, please check out the video: https://youtu.be/cUrVa_LYr9w To contact Gary Furr, email him at: garyfurr@thegrowthcoachportland.com             

Aug 10, 2015
From a post in the Facebook Group, Commercial Real Estate Network regarding a refinance of a 400 unit apartment complex, I learned about Darryl Dahlen & his company Global Solutions. FREE CRE Finance Worksheet http://bit.ly/CREPN-DarrylDahlenCREFinanceWS We will dive into various topics with Darryl regarding:Current Marketplace Opportunities for Investors:Areas of the country where undervalued opportunities still existRates of appreciation year over yearTypes of financingPurchasePurchase & RehabRefinance / Cash OutLength of ownership operating required for consideration Global Solutions is an experienced commercial brokerage with years of experience that specializes in funding commercial real estate loans for domestic and international clients. Our business model is based on leveraging our strong lender relationships that have been formed over many years to bring our clients the best terms possible. Using a "square peg square hole" approach we use our 10 years of lending experience to match a loan with appropriate lender. We have an array of loan products which allows us to be extremely flexible and competitive. We can arrange financing using SBA, USDA, HUD, Fannie/Freddie, bank loans, CMBS lenders, bridge loans, and hard money or private money. While our focus in multifamily properties, we are well-versed in many asset classes and welcome any owner-occupied or non-owner occupied properties that are: Assisted LivingOffice/MedicalOffice flexLight IndustrialManufacturingSelf-StorageStrip malls/Shopping CentersStabilized Hotels
Jul 9, 2015
Earthquakes are a constant real concern in the Western US and along the Pacific Ring of Fire. If you are not aware, the standard property insurance policy EXCLUDES “Earth Movement” which includes: Earthquake Tremors & AftershocksLandslide & SinkingMine SubsidenceGround Rising or Shifting However the resulting fire or explosion is covered.   With this in mind, I sought out a local Earthquake retrofit professional, Steve Gemmell with Earthquake Tech.  I was able to go out into the field and visit a job site where I got a tour of a job they were actively working on was able to see and have a Q & A session.   Steve Gemmell’s background in Earthquake / Seismic Retrofit Inspected thousands of buildings and installed hundreds of seismic retrofits.Consulted with several professional structural engineers and have developed a seismic retrofit method for each foundation type, including an unreinforced masonry design that meets current building codes.Consulted with City of Portland Bureau Development Services regarding their Residential Seismic Strengthening Program effective April 2011.Developed a program for individual & group DIY(do-it-yourself) classes and have consulted with Real Estate agents, Home Inspectors and Insurance agents. For more info: www.Earthquaketech.com
Jun 11, 2015
The news about Cyber/ Data Breaches tend to focus on big companies / governments that have been attacked by foreign cyber thieves.  The reality is that most small businesses have a direct threat inside their organization.   Chuck Palmer is the President of Covalent Business Consulting, an IT consultant that works with customers network security for the twenty first century.   We dive into topics including: How to secure your network Threats External vs Internal  Physical SecurityEmployeesClient InfoCompany Data PCI Compliant Credit Cards rule; what are your obligations?Keeping the info separateStorage requirementsNew cards coming to increase security Directors & Officers responsibilities: Negligence claims against Board Members, owners, and managers. Small Company list of concerns and what they should do: Data SecurityOnline BackupProceduresDocumented ProceduresInsuranceReview on a regular basis For more information, please contact Chuck Palmer at: / 612-201-9090 (Mobile).
May 21, 2015
Guest Susan Barilich is an experienced trial attorney, who has been licensed to practice law since 1981. Ms. Barilich is the principal and founder of Susan Barilich, P.C., a law firm specializing in trial work, with an emphasis on business and commercial litigation, including simple and complex contract disputes, business torts, such as fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, and collection matters, including judgment collection, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and fraudulent transfer cases. Ms. Barilich’s cases also cover a broad range of disputes involving real estate litigation, including land use disputes, covenants and restrictions, homeowners’ association issues, construction litigation and arbitration, title and boundary claims, commercial and residential real estate foreclosure disputes, commercial and residential landlord-tenant issues, and real estate contract disputes involving specific performance, breach, broker commissions, and other enforcement matters. Ms. Barilich is licensed to practice law in California and in Texas, as well as in multiple U.S. District Courts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts sitting in both States. Ms. Barilich is also an American Arbitration Association arbitrator. Susan Barilich was born in South Bend, Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University, magna cum laude, and her law degree from the University of Houston Law School. FREE Arbitration Forms: http://bit.ly/CREPN-SampleArbitrationForms
May 18, 2015
Property Crime can be a real problem, from graffiti to unwanted visitors to violent crime. Guest Clayton Burnett with Watchtower Security discuss the problem and what can be done with Video Surveillance.   Clayton’s background: Watchtower Security for five years and will serves Watchtower as the West Coast Business Development / Project Manager.   Serves as a project manager for Watchtower, with more than 12 years of project management experience.   Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design specialist.   Speaks regularly conferences and workshops and his experience lends itself well towards the design of each of the communities we serve.   Actively involved with the Apartment Association of Kansas City, and is currently serving his first term on the board.   Chairman for several apartment association committees.   Prior to Watchtower Security, Clayton served as a consultant to the banking and credit union industries.   Actively involved with Kansas City’s chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. FREE Video Surveillance Buyers Guide    
May 7, 2015

ABOUT OUR GUEST: James R. Patterson is the Western Region Network Security & Privacy Specialist for AIG.  In this role Jim is focused on educating clients and insurance brokers on cyber exposures, losses that insureds are experiencing, and loss prevention methods.  Prior to assuming his current role, Jim served as Senior Underwriter in AIG’s San Francisco Region, specializing in cyber and technology coverages for AIG’s Professional Liability Division. Before joining AIG in 2009, Jim spent six years as an Account Executive with Bollinger Insurance in New York City specializing in Lawyers’ Professional Liability insurance.  Jim is a graduate of the University of Miami. FREE Cyber Resilience Plan: http://bit.ly/CREPN-CyberResiliencePlan

Apr 30, 2015
Guest Ali Ryan is the Earth Science Information Officer for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, known as DOGAMI. She leads the Agency’s efforts to connect Oregonians with information about the state’s spectacularly geology, as well as geologic hazards, and can frequently be found speaking at events, organizing outreach, and talking with local communities. A former journalist, Ryan is also the Agency’s spokesperson. She has been with DOGAMI since 2013. Her personal preparedness challenge is finding room in a tiny 1890s house to store two weeks of water for two people and a dog. Challenges and lessons learned in Nepal Listen and learn the predictions and how you can prepare.
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