CI 179: Opportunity Zones, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly by Mauricio Rauld, Esq

Jason Hartman talks with Mauricio Rauld, Esq, attorney who specializes in syndications, about what Opportunity Zones can mean for investorsJason Hartman talks with Mauricio Rauld, Esq, attorney who specializes in syndications, about what Opportunity Zones can mean for investors. Mauricio breaks down the tax incentives that have been presented, but also why you may not want to invest in them.

Key Takeaways:

[1:17] What’s the deal with Opportunity Zones?

[3:14] The 2 things you need to do to invest in Opportunity Zones

[7:32] The 4 tax incentives of Opportunity Zones

[11:43] Will a mass of properties from Opportunity Zones hit the market in 10 years?


CI 178: Why Modern Monetary Theory Matters to Investors by Professor Dr. Randy Wray, Levy Economics

Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Randy Wray, one of the foremost experts in Modern Monetary Theory, about why Minsky the philosopher is important, what exactly MMT is and why it’s relevant in today’s monetary society. They especially tackle the job guarantee program that MMT espouses and what’s coming up for the US in the economy for the next few years.

Key Takeaways:

[1:33] Who is Minsky and why is he someone we should concern ourselves with?

[4:50] What is Modern Monetary Theory and why is it applicable?

[10:38] The governments going back to the colonies spends money into existence and then taxes it back to avoid causing inflation

[13:45] Has all the money that was put into the economy during Obama’s term been taken back out by taxes or is it causing inflation?

[17:58] The test you need to use to discover if you’re doing monetary policy correct

[21:55] Spending during The New Deal greatly helped move our nation forward and allowed us to become the richest, most developed nation on Earth

[25:56] The job guarantee that Dr Wray is focusing on now would involve a lot of care work, and it would be decentralized

[29:05] What’s coming up, economically, for the United States


CI 177: Self-Storage & Apartments with Shane Connor, Red Rock Capital Group

Jason Hartman talks with Shane Connor, founder of Red Rock Capital Group, about sourcing and vetting commercial deals.Jason Hartman talks with Shane Connor, founder of Red Rock Capital Group, about sourcing and vetting commercial deals. Jason has Shane break down the process to help new investors figure out their way down the path.

Key Takeaways:

[1:10] How much upside does the multifamily sector have with renters?

[4:22] Is the multifamily inventory improving?

[7:05] Where is Shane finding the deals?

[10:28] How to vet a potential deal


CI 176: 1,000 Units, Multi-Family Success by Gino Barbaro

Jason Hartman talks with Gino Barbaro, co-founder of Jake & Gino, about his investing journey to over 1,000 units owned. Gino and Jason discuss the ways you can increase the revenue of your multi-family units while reducing vacancy. Gino exited the rate race in March 2016 and wants to help as many people as he can to never go back.

Key Takeaways:

[1:56] Gino’s investing journey

[4:45] How hard is managing your properties

[8:49] It’s harder to increase the income from a single family home as opposed to a commercial property

[13:58] How Gino has increased revenues on his apartment complexes

[19:45] An explanation of Surety Bonds

[22:41] Offering storage facilities at your property can help retain tenants

[24:43] Pet rent needs to become standard practice


CI 175: Multifamily Investor Nation, Tough Decisions Network for Entrepreneurs by Dr Dan Handford

Jason Hartman talks with Dr Dan Handford, founder of Multifamily Investor Nation and host of Tough Decisions Network for Entrepreneurs podcast, about his journey from doctor to real estate professional. Jason and Dan delve into the shortage of apartment construction that’s prevalent around our country, as well as best practices for raising money if you’re trying to be a syndicator.

Key Takeaways:

[2:21] How Dan came to be a multifamily real estate investor

[4:58] In 2019 the United States is facing a shortage of apartments

[8:47] How Dan generally structures his deals

[14:48] Some best practices for raising money

[18:54] Why multifamily?


CI 173: Data Science for Real Estate Investors with Anna Myers, Grocapitus

Jason Hartman talks with Anna Myers, Vice President of Grocapitus, about how to analyze deals, specifically for multifamily. Anna’s group is all about finding the right deals in the right market, and she talks with Jason about which markets are looking good and which are past their peak, along with why the demographics for real estate investors is still incredibly bullish.

Key Takeaways:

[1:20] What is Anna’s definition of “data driven real estate investing”?

[6:35] How can you know when the supply of starts is going to meet the demand for jobs?

[10:03] Things you need to be looking for at the neighborhood level of your market

[15:48] Anna’s team is looking at approximately 80 markets a quarter

[19:40] What kind of properties does Anna have in her portfolio?

[21:49] The stigma of renting is gone as Millennials and Baby Boomers are now renting


CI 172: Improve Returns with Tax Liens & Deeds

Jason Hartman talks with Julia, who will be speaking at the event in Savannah, GA about tax liens and deeds. She gives a brief intro to what they are and what she’ll be discussing at the event.

Key Takeaways:

[2:19] An intro to tax liens and tax deeds

[3:17] How Julia was able to buy a house in Savannah for simply paying back taxes

[5:46] Julia will be teaching how to avoid problem properties and how she evaluates deals


CI 171: Evaluating Real Estate Deals with DealCheck’s Anton Ivanov

Jason Hartman talks with Anton Ivanov, founder of, about his real estate journey and what made him create his deal evaluating software. The two also explore what metrics real estate investors can use to best evaluate deals and where to get numbers that will actually give you accurate results.

Key Takeaways:

[1:24] How Anton became an accidental landlord and started his real estate journey

[4:34] How the need to evaluate deals led to Anton’s technology, and how to evaluate deals in general

[7:52] The only sure way to get accurate numbers in cash flow or profit equations

[10:40] Some of the metrics Anton loves to use

[15:02] Is the future for landlords as good as Jason believes?

[21:38] You can buy in blighted areas if you want, but know that they can take a REALLY long time to turn, if ever.

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CI 170: Robert Greene on the Laws of Human Nature

Jason Hartman talks with Robert Greene, author of the new book The Laws of Human Nature as well as New York Times bestsellers like The 48 Laws of Power and The 33 Strategies of War, about how to approach people to put yourself in the best position for success as well as how to best change your life and circumstances. Robert goes over a few of his 18 laws to help you on your way.

Key Takeaways:

[5:08] Misjudging people is extremely expensive, and it’s getting even harder to do with everything becoming virtual

[8:07] Thinking about what other people need or are going through is one of the most important life skills you can develop

[11:42] When you ask someone for anything, they are naturally going to be resistant

[14:47] We are emotional creatures, largely governed by our emotions

[26:20] You can change your own life and circumstances by working on your attitude

[29:56] The biggest impediment in people’s lives is the inability to affect or influence the people around them


CI 169: Maintaining Leverage in Your Investments to Beat Inflation with Jason Franciosa

Jason Hartman talks with Jason Franciosa, CEO & co-founder of Element 26, about the time value of money. Both Jason’s are concerned about inflation, and the two look at ways you can maintain your leverage so your returns can beat inflation, as well as how you can utilize your home loans to house hack (especially if you’re in the military).

Key Takeaways:

[5:33] Jason’s 6 ways governments can get out of debt

[8:05] The time value of money

[12:44] You have to have a way to maintain the leverage you have

[17:28] How you can utilize house hacking