Invest Florida - A Real Estate Podcast
Ep 17 - Chris Urso: How One Investor Segued from Single Family Homes to Multi-Family Investing

Christopher Urso began his investing career at 21 years old with the acquisition of his first investment property in Paterson, NJ. His real estate investment company, URS Capital Partners, now controls over $50,000,000 of multifamily assets throughout the Midwest and Southeast United States.

In addition to actively managing URS Capital Partners, Christopher is passionate about helping individual investors achieve their personal goals through apartment investing.

 

Christopher has been invited to speak on stages nationwide and he has been featured in Co-Star, Yahoo Finance and Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine. Chris discusses the power of multifamily investing.

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS17_Chris_Urso.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

Ep 16 - Is Jacksonville a City for Millennials?

Tim Becker discusses the Jacksonville real estate market.  What it does well….areas it needs to improve.  The topic of making the city friendly to young professionals is covered extensively.  This is the 4th of 4 in our series with Tim, the Director of the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate at the University of Florida.

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Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

EP 15 - How One Investor Acquired 9 Apartment Complexes with Great Mortgages in Only 18 MONTHS!

Michael Becker is a career lender, first for a large national bank and later with Old Capital Lending in Texas.  Michael used his experience as a banker to acquire over 1600 units in less than 18 months with superior agency debt.  Michael talks about the advantage of agency mortgages, how to acquire agency debt and also so some tricks of the trade in purchasing a shocking number of complexes in a surprisingly short time..how to manage the properties...how to find the deals. Multifamily Real Estate Investing.

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS15_Michael_Becker.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

EP 14 - Tampa Real Estate Market: a Florida Economic Enigma?

The Tampa Market marches to the beat of its own drum.  While the beach communities follow the State’s tourist market, Hillsborough and Polk Counties have a solid industrial and transit base.. Tampa International Airport is the largest in the area and Ports Manatee and Tampa are significant players in the bulk and container maritime markets.  Tampa, however, was slow to emerge from the real estate downturn and has had a history of surges followed by uneven growth.  Tim Becker, Director of the Bergstrom Center at the University of Florida, talks about the economic base in Tampa and what the future holds for the Tampa market for 2015 and beyond.

Tim Becker, Director, Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, is our special guest for this third of a four part series of the State of Florida’s major real estate markets, in preparation for the Center’s Trends and Strategies Conference February 26-27 in Orlando, Fl.

 

If you are an active or aspiring real estate investor in the Florida markets, you will definitely want to catch all four parts of the series.

Commercial Property Management

 

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS14_Tim_Becker-Tampa.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Ep 13 - Wondering When to Start Investing in Real Estate?

Tony Muniz is one of Tampa’s most successful real estate investors.  At the ripe old age of 18, he bought his first house, not long after buying his first car.  Tony has owned hundreds of millions of dollars of real estate over the years and currently owns a large portfolio of single family homes and retail centers. If you are interested in what makes a successful real estate entrepreneur tick, you will not want to miss this interview.  Tony manages to balance personal family life and business, as well as giving back to the community, serving as the Chairman of the Tampa Sports Authority.

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS13_Tony_Muniz.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

EP 12 - Orlando Real Estate Market Overview

Tim Becker, Director of the Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Florida talks Orlando in the 2nd of 4 part series, covering the major real estate markets in the State of Florida.  In anticipation of the Bergstrom Center’s Trends and Strategies conference February 26-27 in Orlando. Real Estate Investing in Orlando

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS12_Tim_Becker_ORLANDO.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Ep 11 - How One Pinellas Investor Overcomes Poor Credit to Own over $1m in Real Estate

Tony Montanez was stuck in the daily grind of his carpentry and handyman business, but he dreamed of taking control of his professional life and longed for financial freedom. He saw real estate ownership as the potential solution.  The problem, however, was the downturn in the market had hurt his credit and it was challenging for him to acquire the debt necessary to make ownership of real estate in critical mass a realistic possibility. But, Tony did not let his dream die quietly. Armed with the skills he had learned as a tradesman and the willingness to network whenever and wherever, Tony set the wheels in motion.  

Listen to how Tony overcame his personal obstacles to put him on the path to realizing his goals and dreams.

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS11_Tony_Montanez.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Ep 10 Miami Real Estate Market Overview

The Miami real estate market is one of the most resilient markets in the world and certainly the strongest market in the State of Florida.  It was left for dead after the 2008 market downturn and even optimistic projects estimated it would take at least a decade to rebound.  Fast forward to 2015 and the Miami market is seeing eye-popping growth, not only in construction starts, but also a rebound in prices.

Tim Becker, Director, Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, is our special guest for this first of a four part series of the State of Florida’s major real estate markets, in preparation for the Center’s Trends and Strategies Conference February 26-27 in Orlando, Fl.

In this part of the series Tim gives a brief overview of what is moving and shaking in Miami and some areas of potential concern.  If you are an active or aspiring real estate investor in the Florida markets, you will definitely want to catch all four parts of the series.

 

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS10_Becker_Miami.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

Ep 9 Todd Jones : Yes!  You Too Can Reduce Your Property Tax Bill!

Todd Jones is an MAI appraiser and President of the Florida Association of Property Tax Professionals.  He helps guide us through the sometimes mysterious ways of how property assessors determine value of your real estate and subsequently, the taxes you pay.  Florida is not an income tax state, so property taxes are critical to funding the operations of local government. It also means, property tax bills are more than likely the single biggest expense a tenant or real estate investor will face on an annual base.  It is not as hard to challenge your assessment as many seem to think. Todd explains how AND gives a bonus discussion on what he believes is the hottest market to invest in the State.

Check out the complete site on Florida investment property discussion!

 

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS09_Todd_Jones.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

EP 8 - Some Quick Facts About Flood Insurance Law Changes

The recent changes to insurance rules sent the Florida real estate market into a tizzy.  As soon as the Biggart-Waters laws were passed, there was a public outcry about the changes.  Florida was hit harder than most  states in terms of insurance rate increases and the law threw ice water on a market that was just starting to emerge from one of the worst downturns in history.  But, seemingly, as soon as the law was passed, it went away...or did it?  Chris Coleman of the Coleman Insurance Agency in Dunedin, Florida join us to discuss how the law will affect the market and what investors can expect for the future.   This is a show you will not want to miss as making a mistake on calculating flood insurance for the future could prove to hazardous to your bottomline on your real estate investments.

Direct download: FINAL_IFP_EPS08_Coleman_Insurance.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investment -- posted at: 5:01am EDT