Spotting New Investment Opportunities in the US & Canada
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“You've got to actually go in and see it, there's no deal that we would ever do without actually taking a look and seeing the property.” — Ben Zlotnick

Today on Sync or Swim, we interrupt Ben Zlotnick’s family vacation to talk to him about his prolific career as a serial entrepreneur. Ben is the co-founder of Alexandra Capital, founder of Eden App, and founder of BTB Investments. In our conversation, he fills us in on how he merged his service and technology knowledge, and experience to launch Eden App, and shares its use case opportunity in terms of real estate. The topic of real estate investment swings to the fore and we go on to discuss Ben’s modus operandi when it comes to choosing where to invest, and what property types to invest in! We find out which US cities and states Ben has identified as exponential growth markets and how to recognize an investment opportunity. Ben generously shares some of the exciting projects he’s working on and emphasizes the importance of finding a suitable broker to work with. Tune in to discover why you should never make a deal without viewing a property, and why you should always work with a local third-party manager! Key points from this episode:

  • How Ben merged his service experience and his technology experience to launch Eden App
  • Ben shares the use case opportunity for Eden App in terms of real estate.
  • He summarizes what’s happening in PropTech and the current market.
  • What property management software Ben finds useful.
  • Ben explains his opportunistic approach to real estate, commercial and otherwise.
  • How he is converting a hotel in Vegas into a multifamily property!
  • The US states and cities Ben has identified as growth markets
  • Why Ben will never make deals without seeing a property
  • The growth opportunities in Canada versus the US.
  • How to identify an investment opportunity
  • Ben fills us in on some of the exciting projects he’s working on!
  • Why it’s important to find a suitable broker to work with.
  • How Ben approaches marketing and management to fill his properties with tenants
  • Why he only works with local third-party managers
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