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Ep #79: Valuable lessons learned from a 30+ year industry veteran & commercial real estate investor – with Bruce Stein

July 20, 2015



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This week we’re going to be speaking with commercial real estate expert and 30+ year industry veteran, Bruce Stein. Bruce has experience throughout many different sectors of real estate including hotels, office,  multifamily, industrial, retail and single-family residential. He has managed portfolios valued in excess of $850 million, brokered transactions of more than $1 billion, and raised hundreds of millions of equity for various projects – to put it short, he’s a big time player who has a lot of valuable firsthand experience to share with us today.

Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • How he got his start in the real estate industry being an asset manager
  • How his consulting firm helps investors find, evaluate, and source multi-family and retail investments
  • What typical bridge loan terms look like and when it makes sense to use this type of loan for an acquisition
  • When it makes sense for someone who has zero track record to bring in an experienced sponsor to get a deal done and how to structure the partnership
  • How Bruce identifies and qualifies new potential markets to invest in
  • Why he thinks Iowa is a great state to consider investing in
  • Why he suggests that you become laser focused on the type of asset you want to invest in as well as the markets where you’ll prospect for these properties.
  • The mistakes he’s made during his career and what he learned from them
  • How timing the market is critical and how the wrong timing affected him during the recession of 2008
  • The suggestions he has for those who are putting together an investor presentation for raising capital.
  • And much more

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