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The Alternative Investor

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Today is an incredibly big day! Grayson may be closing on a huge deal tonight. It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally happening! He quit his last job about 3+ years ago and since then he’s been looking to buy a business and has gone thro
et’s say you find yourself in the fortunate position to have a wonderful asset that you’ve operated for a number of years — whether it’s real estate or an operating business — and you’re ready to sell it. And now, you’re faced with the decision
After 2 ½ years of looking for a software business to buy with my partner, I think we’re finally getting towards the end! And at the end of the due diligence process when you’re going to buy a company… you’ve got to sign a purchase agreement. T
Today is going to be our all-encompassing, definitive episode all about on cap rates! What are they? How they are used? What’s the whole deal here? Tune in to find out!We discuss how they relate to interest rates, what they indicate, what they’
In this episode we’re going to be talking about investor relations — i.e. staying in touch with your investors and maintaining good relationships with them. Investors are people too, y’know! Just like your friends or spouse, they want to be kep
Today’s episode is all about taxes! Specifically, we’re going to be talking about K-1s. A K-1 is a tax form that you get from private investment (typically an LLC.) on an investment you’ve made. This is the tax form you’re going to get yearly f
Productivity and how you get things done on a day-to-day basis is an ever-present issue for most everyone — including those in investing and alternative investing. There’s lots to do on a daily basis and you’ve got lots to juggle, so we want to
We’ve talked about finding deals, sourcing deals, putting a pitch deck together, raising money, and all that stuff — but we haven’t yet talked about how to go about raising debt for a real estate project.So today, we’re going to outline how to
We’re getting technical today — so fasten your seatbelts, buckle up, take an extra sip of coffee and get ready for today’s show. We’re going to be diving into the topic of the three most important investment metric:; NPV (Net Present Value), IR
We’ve talked about sourcing and analyzing deals — but, we’ve yet to really get into the details of what goes into the pitch deck. The pitch deck is the document you’re going to send out to your investors to let them know about the deal, market
This week on the show, we’ve invite on a real estate expert: Moses Kagan! Moses is a partner of Adaptive Realty — a property management company in Los Angeles.Adaptive Realty has a unique strategy with apartment buildings; instead of simply buy
We’ve spent a lot of time on this podcast telling you how to find alternative investments — how to buy them, how to raise money for them, and more — but we haven’t talked a lot about what to do after you close. It’s really no exaggeration to sa
Just as this title says, we talk to guy who bought a business with an SBA loan! Nick Haschka is an entrepreneur and investor who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, with his wife and two kids. He owns a small business called The Wright Gardner
We often get emailed by 25-35 year olds interested in getting into private equity, venture capital, or real estate private equity, wondering if it’s worth it or not to go get an MBA. Both Brad and I have our MBAs (which serve us well) — but the
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Today’s going to be a fun episode because we’re really excited to talk about today’s topic: SBA loans.If you think you need $1 million to get started in buying a company then this episode is for you. You don’t always need to have the capital or
In this episode, we’ll take you below the surface for a much deeper analysis on all the variables you need to take a look at before closing the deal.Key Takeaways:[:13] You’ve been running a great piece of real estate for the last two years and
oday’s episode is about Covered Land Plays! A Covered Land Play is when you buy a property based on the existing use of that asset… but, what you’re really buying for is the land (in the hopes that someday it’s going to be redeveloped by you, o
Today we’re talking about an incredibly important topic: the dangers of mistaking EBITDA with Cash Flow.It’s so tempting when you’re looking at a lot of these small businesses to buy and you see this metric called EBITDA and you think, “Hey, th
In this week’s episode, Brad and I discuss search funds! We explain what a search fund is (and who’s funding them), the four main steps, how they originally got started, who they’re great for, and why you should use one. We also talk about how
In today’s episode we answer one of the questions that we probably get most frequently from people looking to break into the industry, and that is: ‘Once I’ve found the deal, how do I make it happen?’ Using the example of discovering a $10 mill
Today’s episode may not be about the happiest of topics — but it’s definitely a necessity. So today, we’re discussing all things retrade. We’re going to explain the ins and outs, give some examples, explain how we handle them, and give you some
When I was on the other side of private equity (i.e. operating businesses), I always thought those in investing were out there counting money, doing deals, and going home at 4 p.m. … but now that I’m doing deals, I realize the reality is a lot
In today’s episode we thought it would be fun if we did something a little bit different! We want to share with you some of our favorite tools that we use in our jobs everyday — from software and technology, to resources and newsletters.A lot o
Today’s show is going to be all about asset prices and what we’ve been seeing lately. Don’t lose hope — it’s not all bad! Things may seem expensive right now (and are expensive!) but there are some things you can do to to ensure you’re investin
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