It’s the final week of our three-week Back-to-Basics program, and we’re excited to bring you part two of our exclusive Masterclass on passive investing. In partnership with Tribevest and their Chief Storyteller, Julian McClurkin, we’re here to share everything you need to know about building wealth through passive investing. Last week, we discussed the basics of passive investing, including what is a syndication, the pros and cons of passive syndications, and the crucial topic of how to choose a sponsor.
About Julian McClurkin
Julian McClurkin has literally traveled the world throughout his professional basketball career supporting and entertaining families and communities. Leveraging his engagement and relationship-building skills, Julian now joins Vision Realty, having built a diverse portfolio in real estate sales, investing, and renovations.
Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
- [07:11] The safest class to invest in
- [09:48] How to pick a syndicator
- [15:41] How to choose a deal you want to invest in
- [17:30] How to analyze a deal
- [23:28] The process of investing in a syndication
- [26:39] What to do during the syndication process
- [31:44] How tribes work and why they work
- [40:27] The process of forming a tribe
[07:11] What is the Safest Class to Invest In?
A common phrase you often hear is that everyone needs a place to live, right? So investing in multifamily apartments or mobile homes where there’s always a demand for housing might seem like the safest option. However, it’s important to remember that all of these are tangible assets, not just pieces of paper. Real estate and most of these assets generally carry less risk than other types of investments, but that doesn’t mean there’s no risk involved. For instance, resort investing, retail, and office space immediately after the pandemic may be riskier, while assisted living facilities may require waiting for demographic changes to make them profitable. It’s crucial to conduct thorough research and invest in what you’re comfortable with. Start there and then slowly branch out as you gain more knowledge and experience.
[09:48] How to Pick a Syndicator
When selecting a syndicator, it’s crucial to align your investment strategy with the asset class you choose. If you’re aiming for significant tax write-offs, investing in ATMs might be a good option, while others may not yield the same benefits. As you gain more knowledge and experience in the syndication space, you’ll discover various asset classes that you didn’t know about before, enabling you to select the right one for your current strategy. Always figure out what you’re looking for and diversify your portfolio accordingly, but don’t diversify for the sake of it. Ensure that you have a sound strategy in place for accumulating your assets and how they all work together to achieve your goals.
[17:30] Metrics to Look For When Evaluating a Deal
To analyze a deal, you need to ensure that you have the right sponsor, asset class, and market. These are the crucial aspects that can make or break an investment. At Left Field Investors, we’ve created a deal analyzer tool that considers 30 different metrics and turns green if the deal meets our parameters or red if it doesn’t. Red flags don’t necessarily mean you should avoid the deal, but they do generate questions that you should bring up with the sponsor. This is another way to assess their responsiveness and ability to provide detailed answers, which can indicate how well they will handle the investment. For example, if you get five red flags, contact the sponsor and ask questions. Pay attention to their response time and level of detail. A good sponsor will give you detailed answers and be responsive, which can help build trust and confidence in the deal. By focusing on the metrics of the deal analyzer and checking on the sponsor, you can effectively vet the deal and make an informed investment decision.
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