The Commercial Investing Show

We've all heard about crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe, KickStarter, and IndieGoGo. Now, however, there's crowdfunding for real estate deals, and AlphaFlow is one of the leaders in the industry.

Jason Hartman talks with Ray Sturm, co-founder and CEO of AlphaFlow, about how it all works, what kinds of deals AlphaFlow is interested in, and why some deals just don't work.

Key Takeaways:

[1:59] What AlphaFlow is and how it works

[3:58] The regulations AlphaFlow has to follow

[6:43] In real estate crowdfunding you have to commit early

[10:47] Why AlphaFlow sticks with residential real estate

[13:58] The interest rates that borrowers are paying and how the loan breakdown works

[16:33] AlphaFlow stays away from refinancing deals


Direct download: CI_104_Ray_Sturm.mp3
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The SEC has a whole lot of rules about fundraising for specific ventures, both about WHO you can pursue and HOW you can pursue them. Jason Hartman talks with Amy Wan, Esq, founder (& Chief Legal Hacker) at Bootstrap Legal, about ways to hack the SEC when raising funds.

Key Takeaways:

[2:41] The primitive nature of law and why it doesn't advance very much

[6:43] What the SEC actually cares about when you raise money for securities

"Raising money is an art and not a science"

[10:18] How the Jobs Act changed the investors you can target and how

[16:53] The price structure of Bootstrap Legal

[21:03] Raising money isn't just putting something up on a website and waiting for the money to flow in


Direct download: CI_102_Amy_Wan.mp3
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Vinney Chopra came into the United States with $7 in his pockets, and a work ethic to take him far in life. From selling encyclopedias door to door for 80 hours a week to now buying $25+ million apartment complexes, Vinney hasn't let anything stand in his way.

Listen in as Vinney tells Jason Hartman the story of his immigration, and how his investment career has unfolded.

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] Vinney's immigration story

[4:31] Vinney first started earning his money by selling encyclopedias door to door

[8:18] The first home Vinney bought, and when he got into the rental property business

[11:53] Transitioning from single family homes to multifamily

[15:03] There are things you can do with multifamily investments that don't make sense for single family

[19:22] Portability has become the new norm for residents of apartments and single family homes


Direct download: CI_101_Vinney_Chopra.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT