Ep #213: Mike Zlotnik and Ryan Parson – Real Estate Syndications – What You Need to Know Before Investing

This episode is all about alternative investments, namely syndications. Here to help me cover what you need to know before you start investing are two people who are incredible in the industry, Mike Zlotnik and Ryan Parson. Mike serves as the Fund Manager at Tempo Opportunity Fund, while Ryan is the Chief Investment Officer of the Mile Marker Club and Heritage Capital.

Listen in to hear the three of us break down the basics of syndications, including the benefits and potential caveats of these investments. With their combined specialties of real estate debt and equity investments, investment analysis and portfolio management, risk management, acquisition of REOs, and lots more, Mike and Ryan share key insights you don’t want to miss.

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  • 3:10 – An overview of what syndications are and how they work.
  • 5:02 – What crowdfunding is and how it relates to syndications and specific funds.
  • 7:20 – The benefits of utilizing syndications as an investment vehicle.
  • 9:48 – Potential caveats of syndications.
  • 13:05 – The three core elements of any private investment.
  • 15:34 – What you need to know as an investor.
  • 18:31 – Defining “pref” from an investment standpoint.
  • 21:22 – An important note about cumulative non-compounded pref.
  • 22:38 – How the current marketplace has affected the overall alternative investment space in terms of syndications and funds.
  • 25:39 – The best strategy in a recessionary environment.
  • 30:50 – Benefits that Mike and Ryan see in collaboration.

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