These are properties that the majority of investors would avoid like the plague. However, for Bruce, doing this heavy lifting, as he calls it, is not only financially rewarding but also hugely impactful to the community. Many of these buildings are in disrepair and hotspots for crime, but through hard work and effort, the space changes significantly. At the core of Bruce’s work is the desire to create safe, functional communities, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. These foundational values, along with his great track record is what he attributes to continual investment, despite the high risk. When buying a property that requires a lot of work, it is important that you have a strong vision for what it can be and keep focused on that throughout the project. To learn more, join us today!
Key Points From This Episode:
- The asset class that Bakerson is currently focused on and why they have chosen it.
- How Bakerson added value to the 74-unit asset that they currently own.
- Why Bruce chooses properties that require such a large amount of work.
- The financial motivation behind buying a C class property.
- Some things to keep in mind when buying a property that requires a great deal of work.
- How Bruce plans and underwrites for this kind of property.
- What the plans for this building moving forward are.
- How to pitch a unit that is high risk, such as this one, to investors.
- What the initial financing of the property looked like.
- The most valuable thing that Bruce has recently done for his business.
- Why continual communication with investors is so important.
- The two things which have most greatly contributed to Bruce’s success.
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