The February 2022 Commercial Real Estate Investing Newsletter

How A Single 25-Space Mobile Home Park Compares To Amazon Stock

Amazon has become one of the gold standards for the modern stock market investor, who marvels at their retail dominance and future-thinking. But how does Amazon stock actually compare to an investment of the same amount in a mobile home park? Here’s how it stacks up.

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Self Storage University Podcast: Episode 46 - More Bad News For Urban Storage Owners

Although urban storage owners are broadcasting positive spins on their current occupancy, there are some very bad trends ahead for this segment of the storage industry. In this Self-Storage University podcast we’re going to identify some of the pending issues for owners in dense urban centers and contrast that with what’s trending in suburban and exurban markets.

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Billboard Mastery Podcast: Episode 42 - Carving An Old-Fashioned Niche In A Technology World

In a world of internet and SEO, it may seem that the only form of advertising for business today is through advanced technology. But there are some things that the new tech age just can’t match. In this Billboard Mastery podcast we’re going to review the old-fashioned strengths of billboard advertising that reign supreme over all competitors.

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RV Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 48 - Growing Your Business – Literally

The turn-around plan to maximize most RV parks is to increase occupancy and rents. But there’s another component that more and more RV park owners are considering. In this RV Park Mastery podcast we’re going to address the issue of physically expanding the number of lots in your RV park. These expansions can be very profitable, but also come with some pitfalls that must be considered.

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When In Doubt, Press Farther Out: Finding Good Storage Deals

There are a finite number of good storage deals to buy in any given market in the U.S. And because of this restricted supply, many markets can appear “stale” after your initial efforts, as you have no control over what’s available and may have to wait for a mom and pop seller to make the decision to move forward. Since the more deals you look at, the better your odds of success, what do you do when you can’t find any good storage targets to buy in your market?

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 234 - Motivating Managers

The performance of your community manager will have a huge impact on your park’s profitability. So how can you maximize that performance? That’s the topic of this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast in which we’ll look at the key building blocks to motivation and how to elevate those to the next level. Since much of these steps have little or no cost, there’s no reason why every mobile home park owner is not focused on this concept.

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Sam Zell Is Now Betting On The Macro Mobile Home Park Industry Going Mainstream

We all know that Zell’s REIT Equity Lifestyle is the largest mobile home park owner in the U.S. with over 160,000 lots. But now he appears to be investing in the macro industry itself. Sam Zell has announced that he is buying MHVillage (the largest website selling mobile homes) and Datacomp (who supplies mobile home park market data) What does this mean for the mobile home park industry?

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RV Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 47 - Understanding Payroll

RV park owners often have the wrong numbers in their payroll category – and it can be a big cost that can skew the numbers either more or less attractive than they actually should be. In this RV Park Mastery podcast we’re going to review what should and shouldn’t be in the P&L regarding labor cost and why so many moms and pops get this number wrong.

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Self Storage University Podcast: Episode 45 - Can I Get Pre-Approved?

Self-storage investing typically requires getting a loan on the property, with the buyer paying the required down-payment and the bank extending credit on the rest. But is it possible to get pre-approved for this type of loan? That the topic of this Self-Storage University podcase, where we’ll go over this concept and its ramifications.

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Billboard Mastery Podcast: Episode 41 - Closing Deals

No matter how good you are at putting deals together, it won’t do you any good unless you get them signed up and finished. In this Billboard Mastery podcast we’re going to review the tricks and concepts that will help you have a higher rate of closing on your billboard deals.

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 233 - The Evolving Role of Community Managers

In the old days, the typical mobile home park manager was tasked with a wide range of roles – and with these came considerable risk to the property owner. In this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast we’re going to review the ever-changing role of the community manager and how it’s a win/win/win for the residents, the employee and the owner.

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The Very Serious Business of Refinancing Mobile Home Parks

Would you be better off selling your mobile home park or keeping it through a “cash out” refinancing? How does that process even work? That’s the topic in this case study in which M.J. Vukovich of Bellwether goes step-by-step though the process of refinancing mobile home parks, as gives numerous case studies of how these deals work and the amount of money that was available for “cash out”.

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Mobile Home Park Mastery Podcast: Episode 232 - Dumb And Dumber

The Federal government does some things well – but one of the big exceptions is sponsoring initiatives to aid in the American need for affordable housing. Over and over they put up unnecessary hurdles to reduce the ability of the average consumer to buy a mobile home. But the latest push for energy efficiency in mobile homes may be the dumbest yet. In this Mobile Home Park Mastery podcast we’re going to discuss this latest HUD initiative and why it will only serve to destroy the access to affordable housing for millions of Americans.

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How To Overcome Your Fear of RV Park Purchase Contracts?

Some buyers can’t move beyond the idea of buying an RV park simply because they have “paralysis by analysis” on how to write a contract. To top it off, they won’t seek legal counsel because of the cost, so they end up never acting on their dream of RV park ownership. Since that’s a terrible ending to your investment options, here’s a quick guide to try and illustrate the basic parts of a contract, not from the perspective of an attorney, but simply an observant RV park buyer.

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Young And Retired: The Story of Chris & Jan

Chris and Jan from Louisiana had very definite ideas of what they wanted in a mobile home park investment. And they stuck with those criteria until they found the right parks – and what a great decision that turned out to be.

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