The Commercial Investing Show

Rod Khleif is a passionate real estate investor who has personally owned and managed over 2000 apartments and homes. As an accomplished entrepreneur, Rod has built several successful multi-million dollar businesses. Khleif has combined his passion for real estate investing with his personal philosophy of goal setting, envisioning, and manifesting success to become one of America’s top real estate investment professionals.

As Director of Investments at REM Real Estate and Management, Khleif uses his expertise to guide the firm in identifying and acquiring undervalued apartment complexes and mobile home parks. Khleif specializes in implementing efficient management and communication to ensure profitability.

Giving back to the community is a major passion for Khleif. He is founder and long-serving president of the Tiny Hands Foundation, a children’s charitable foundation that leads several annual community charitable initiatives including: Back-to-School Backpack Brigade; provides thousands of new Backpacks filled with school supplies to community school children in need. Teddy Bear Brigade; provides thousands of Teddy Bears for community police department patrol cars to be given out by police officers to comfort children in distress. Holiday Basket Brigade; provides thousands of Holiday Gift Baskets filled with food and Christmas toys to community children and families in need.

Key Takeaways:

[3:11] The origins of Rod's real estate investing and lessons learned in 2008

[7:44] The possibility of a contraction coming in the real estate market

[10:54] The kinds of investors who will get clobbered in a contraction

[13:05] The struggles of owning a whole lot of single family houses

[16:20] What size apartment complex you need to get for on-site management to be plausible

[17:40] The class of apartments Rod is looking at and what cities he likes

[19:45] Finding a good multifamily deal (and a tip from Rod about how to go a step farther than everyone else and find a seller that other people won't)

[22:55] Rod's advice for a brand new investor with a long term hold strategy

Website Mentioned:

Direct download: CI_57_Rod_Khleif.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Kenneth Brown has been a real estate broker for the past 25 years and his team has bought and sold over $1 Billion Dollar in Commercial Real Estate. Ken holds the prestigious CCIM designation (Certified Commercial Investment Member), the highest designation in commercial real estate one can achieve.

Key Takeaways:

[2:45] The start of Ken's real estate journey

[5:08] Ken walks you through his first commercial transaction

[7:32] How Ken found his first deal (and it wasn't through a listing)

[9:04] How little Ken had to raise rent on his storage units to drastically increase the value of the facility

[11:57] Whether there are still deals for the mom and pop investor in storage facilities

[14:12] The word that best describes the search for a storage unit deal

[15:32] What you should know about triple net leases and why it would be attractive to investors

[17:45] How you can use triple net deals to make 12-18% cash on cash return

[20:20] Where a new investor without much money can find investors rather easily

[21:15] Where you can find triple net deals

[23:27] The typical structure of a triple net deal

[25:44] Picking which asset class to be in

[28:08] What happens with your triple net lease if the big companies (like Circuit City and Barnes & Noble) go under

Websites Mentioned:

Direct download: CI_56_Ken_Brown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT

Jason Hartman talks about the current state of the American economy, stock market and housing market with Megan Greene, Chief Economist of Manulife & John Hancock Asset Management.

Key Takeaways:

[4:06] If high frequency traders really bring liquidity into the market

[10:57] The cure all for our economic inequalities, and why you'll never see it come to fruition

[13:10] Why we may not want to be relying on housing for our economic revival

Website Mentioned:

Direct download: CI_55_Megan_Greene.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35am EDT