• John Casmon

Real Estate Syndication Strategies with Mike Morawski



Over a 30 year investing career, Mike Morawski has scaled a multifamily portfolio across Alabama, Texas, and Ohio. He started off as an agent, before transitioning to real estate syndication. The biggest adjustment Mike had to make was locking in on his investment criteria and raising private equity from investors. Initially, Mike took a less conventional path to find private investors. He attended real estate seminars and paid a premium for a sponsorship booth.


Mike also credits his education and mentors as a major key to his success in multifamily syndication. He created My Core Intentions to help educate and mentor other investors looking to grow their own portfolios. In addition, Mike is hosting the first Multifamily Global Summit, a virtual apartment investing event.


In this episode, Mike shares how he made the transition into real estate investing, tips for market selection, raising private equity, and the difference between a mentor and a coach.


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Key Real Estate Syndication Strategy Takeaways

  • Switching from owning a general contracting business to real estate investing

  • Lessons learned from transitioning from real estate agent to syndication

Success leaves clues and if you follow and model successful people you will become successful
  • Starting out raising private equity

  • How to expand into other markets due to the price point

There's no difference between closing an 11 unit deal vs. closing a 150 unit deal
  • How a small unit deal is no different than a larger unit deal

  • The ramifications of not doing your due diligence on a deal

  • System and strategy tips to scale your business

  • The smart money is in Northern Alabama (Huntsville, Alabama market) other good markets include Dallas, TX, and Ohio Valley

  • The criteria you should analyze to select a good real estate market

  • How to use Building & Economic Departments to see the future of the city for smart investing decisions

  • A proven strategy for raising equity

When you truly come from a place of character, empathy, and integrity, that’s when organic growth happens
  • How having a booth at The Donald Trump Real Estate Seminar enabled profitable networking connections

  • What to expect from the Multifamily Global Summit (October 15-17, 2020). It’s about education and exposure

  • How and why Mike started a coaching business

My business increased 20% year after year as a direct result of personalized coaching
  • The differences between coaching, mentoring, and consulting

  • Tips on how to start your own coaching or mentoring business


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Bullseye Tips:


Resources:

CityFeet (commercial real estate research)

CityData (market research)

REIS (commercial real estate data)


Apparent Failure:

On his first deal, he didn’t do enough research and due diligence which taught him what not to do on his next deal.


Digital Resource:

Buildium (multifamily property management software)

Appfolio (multifamily property management software)


Most Recommended Book:

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor (Gary Keller)

How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)


Mike Morawski Book (Coming out late September 2020)

Exit Plan


Daily Habit:

Prayer in the morning.


Wish I Knew When I Was Starting Out:

The power of influence and relationships


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Contact Mike:

My Core Intentions

Mike@mycoreintentions.com (Email for a FREE 60-Minute Coaching Session!)

Multifamily Global Summit (October 15-17, 2020)