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Ep #88: Becoming a Successful Real Estate Syndicator – with Gene Trowbridge

September 28, 2015



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Our guest for this week’s show is Real Estate Attorney and securities & syndication expert, Gene Trowbridge.  In today’s show we’re going to speak with Gene about his experience as a real estate syndicator and how that led him into becoming a real estate and securities attorney who specializes in working with real estate investors like you and I who are looking to raise private capital to fund out deals.

Here’s What You’ll Learn

  • How he got his start in the business by first being a real estate syndicator that specialized in developing self-storage properties before deciding to venture off to law school at the age of 45.
  • How the JOBS act has made it less restrictive for syndicators to advertise and raise money for their deals.
  • Learn the 4 steps of the sales process for selling your investment offering to a prospective investor.
  • What you need to know before structuring your first syndication to ensure you are setting yourself up for success.
  • Why it’s absolutely critical to build some experience in the buy antibiotics to treat chlamydia particular asset class you want to invest in prior to raising private capital from investors.
  • How teaming or partnering with an experienced investor is a great way for first time syndicators to get their first deal done.
  • Why it always makes sense to have at least 1 partner in your syndication, even if you don’t feel you necessarily need a partner.
  • Learn the difference between a syndication and a JV partnership and why it’s critical to know which one is best suited for your particular structure.
  • Why you as the sponsor of the syndication should be prepared to have some of your own money/skin to put into the deal.
  • What kind of costs and expenses you can expect when forming your syndication.
  • What crowdfunding really is and how this term is commonly misused and widely misunderstood.
  • And much more…

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