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Author: Sakar Kawle

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A podcast for entreprenuers, investors and aspiring young professionals looking to grow their vision and adopt best practices. Each week Sakar Kawle interviews esteemed experts, industry leaders and entreprenuers in the real estate field sharing their experiences, best practices about how to grow wealth, achieve financial freedom and scale businesses.
Sakar Kawle came with no money to study MS and now owns over 200 houses and apartments and has controlling interest in 500m worth of multifamily assets. With sheer grit and determination, Sakar scaled his business methodically and has done thousands of high-quality renovations and value-add projects over time. They own/manage their entire portfolio using their inhouse internal property management company, keeping occupancies up at a record high levels.
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He has focused the past 9 years of his professional life on real estate investment. This started locally in Canada, and moved quickly into the US markets as the opportunities for great investments presented themselves. This was a right hand turn his my career. He spent the first 25 years of his career in the high tech industry. His past roles include, Vice President of Engineering at Wavesat, a developer of chips for wireless networks, and Chief Technical Officer at Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, a Silicon Valley based public company that develops processors for use in numerous consumer products including televisions and gaming. He was founder and Chief Operating Officer at Somerset Technologies. He also held several senior roles in marketing and engineering with Tundra Semiconductor. He started his career at Bell Northern Research and Nortel where he designed chips that were used to control the telephone network. For approximately a decade, 54% of the phone calls in North America were routed by a chip that he designed.
After 12 years as a Licensed Professional (PE) Civil/Industrial Engineer, He fired the boss and began to focus 100% of my time on my investing and helping others in my Passive Investor Accelerator & Mastermind. He began investing in 2009 in rainy Seattle, being a ramen eating cheapo he was able to buy a property early right after college. After discovering the difference between ‘Cashflow Investing’ and ‘appreciation investing (gambling/speculating)’… He moved his portfolio into 11 single family rentals in Birmingham, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Pennsylvania. Today, he is investing in syndications which invest in Class C & B Multi-Family Apartment, RV Parks, mobile homes, and assisted living facilities because of this Nation’s demand for affordable housing – not rich people Class-A assets. His mission is to help regular people into good deals that were once only accessible to the rich. The passive income from investing in stabilized rental properties made it possible for him to move back home to Hawaii where the cost of paradise is 10%+ cost of living and -30% less pay for comparable jobs in the US mainland. There he was able to live a lifestyle where I was able to bike to work. It did not take him long however to finally quit the day job and ditch the e-bike for a Mercedes.
He started out in the United States. He was born in India, so he came here at the age of 22. He went to the University of Alabama and got his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He couldn’t land a job in electrical engineering, so he settled for IT. He worked for companies like ADP, T-Mobile, Pepsi Co. His last employment was with the Bank of America. He was with them for six years. For fourteen years, He worked in corporate IT. July 16th, 2018 was when he resigned from his IT job and started doing this full-time. He did start my real estate career back in 2007 with single-family homes. He bought about twenty single-family homes, all with his own money, over a period of three, four years. He still has about half of them and in the process of selling them as the tenants move out because his focus is 110% on multifamily. He’s no longer on single-family. He started single-families in 2007 all the way into 2015. 2016 was when he started multifamily. He is doing this all alongside his day job. 2016 is when he syndicated his first property along with my business partner, Ramana, and after that they did nine more. It finally brought them where they are now.
David Lindahl, who also goes by Dave, is a real estate coach who started out with no real estate experience and became a multi-millionaire in real estate within three years. Dave and his team from Creative Success Alliance offers coaching for those who are ready and impatient enough to make their own real estate business explode. Dave was born in Abington, Massachusetts in 1963. Surprisingly he started out as a rock-band singer and struggling landscaper with no experience in construction. During a winter in Boston, when there was no landscaping work to do, Dave accepted an opportunity to renovate a foreclosed house for a local bank. After completing one, he did another and soon enough he started to buy and hold commercial properties and other types of real estate for himself. Over the next 21 years, he has owned or been a partner of 11 businesses in both the “bricks and mortar” and the information-marketing variety and his info-products business quickly became a seven-figure second income. He also teaches people on how to grow a successful online business. David has been featured in different magazines and media such as Reader’s Digest, Creative Real Estate Lifestyles, AOL and Kiplinger Magazine. He has written two #1 bestselling books, Emerging Real Estate Markets, and Multi-Family Millions. He also has an E-book PDF called Real Estate Investing.
Chris Grenzig focuses on managing, sourcing, evaluating, and acquiring new assets for Toro’s Multifamily Portfolio. Also, he contributes substantially to capital raising, negotiating joint ventures, financings, and dispositions. Chris has been with Toro since 2016 and has contributed to over 2600 units acquired worth over $155 mil. Before joining Toro Real Estate Partners, Chris worked in finance at a small boutique firm in Rockville Centre, NY. Chris graduated Hofstra University where he earned his Bachelor’s in Business Management, and played Division 1 soccer for 4 years on scholarship.
Jerome Myers (a/k/a “J”) is a developer of people and places. He is the founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of Dream Catchers and The Myers Development Group. Through these entities he gets to live out his childhood dreams of helping people manifest the things they imagine and create social proof that dreams should be real. Since leaving corporate America after building a 20MM division, J has become one of the most sought after thought leaders in the multifamily development space. His company, The Myers Development Group, built a multi-million-dollar portfolio following the principles of Myers Methods. This success has led to him being featured on top podcasts such as Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever with Joe Fairless, Apartment Investing with Michael Blank, Multifamily Investor Nation with Dan Hanford, Target Market Insights with John Casmon, and at least two dozen others. Although he’s often told that he makes investing look easy, the people closest to him know the road wasn’t without challenges. So, he created Myers Methods, a real estate education company, to dispel many of the myths related to the industry and educate investors on his 4-step process to owning and operating apartments.
Mauricio Ramos and Adrian Salazar are from Texas and both have a background with de’ Medici Group and Optimum Buyers respectively. Adrian Salazar started in real estate when he was just 17 years old and Mauricio Ramos, Adrian’s partner who had worked as Civil Engineer in construction for 10 years before getting introduced into real estate by Adrian. Their team purchases apartment buildings in emerging markets that have value-add potential in order to maximize their investor’s returns and are focused over Syndications and Multi-Family Investments.
Raj Tekchandani is the founder of Smart Capital (, a real estate investment firm that helps you diversify your investment portfolio through investing in recession-resilient commercial real estate. Leveraging his expertise in both technology and real estate, Smart Capital curates an exclusive collection of investment opportunities that allow you to passively build wealth for your families while also making an impact on communities and the environment. He has now over 1200 units in his General Partnership portfolio. Prior to starting Smart Capital, he spent over 3 decades with tech companies in the field of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. He started investing in real estate in 2012 with purchase of single condo in Orlando, FL. Bought his first small Multifamily in 2016. In 2018 he left his W2 after 5 years with a firm in Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to pursue his interests in real estate. After an year of more learning it was clear that he’d focus on large multifamily (aka Apartment) Investing and started building the processes and systems for his company, Smart Capital, with a vision of helping other busy professionals diversify their investment portfolio by passively investing in real estate syndication.
Lee was practicing as a physical therapist when he realized his true passion was building his own business and investing in real estate. He has taken this passion and considerable action to quickly build a portfolio with several small apartment buildings. Lee is the founder and visionary behind Threefold Real Estate Investing, and he’s committed to forging a path that will generate incredible wealth and opportunity for all involved. His focus is driving the business forward by forging new relationships with top-notch professionals in the real estate world and bringing on more partners to invest alongside Threefold. Lee also hosts an exciting new podcast, Threefold Real Estate Investing, which focuses on multifamily real estate investing while also focusing on pursuing better relationships with family and a better walk with Christ.
Leo HornBuckle is co-founder at GoodHorn Capital, an equity firm focused on private placements in recession resistant real assets. He is also CEO at Sage Oak Assisted Living and Memory Care. Leo is Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. He is skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Coaching, Retail, Sales. He is a Strong business development professional graduated from The University of Texas at Austin.
Vanessa Peters, founder of VMD Investing has been investing in real estate for 10 years in single-family homes, commercial retail, apartment communities, self-storage and manufactured home parks. She has invested in over 2500 units across 5 properties and 3 funds. She earned her medical degree at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She also has a thriving full-time family practice in Escondido, California, and is Chief Physician Officer for her medical group. She is involved in her community and volunteers at Interfaith Community Services. She lives in Escondido with her husband and son. She enjoys travel, nature, aviation, and cooking.
Whitney help women buy investment houses and apartments FAST... without a license or a bank. She went from no passive income to $25k per month in less than 3 years. Now she on a mission to help as many women as possible achieve financial freedom through real estate investing. Whitney teaches hundreds of women how they can use no money down, no credit and no banks to finance real estate deals. In less than three years, she’s negotiated nearly 60 real estate deals and generated more than $25,000 in passive income each month. In less than three years, she’s negotiated nearly 60 real estate deals and generated more than $25,000 in passive income each month.
Reed Goossens started his career as a civil and structural engineer, working on projects around the world. In addition to assisting in infrastructure development in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, he has also lent his expertise on jobs in Australia, Fiji, Europe, New York City and Los Angeles. When he picked up Rich Dad, Poor Dad back in 2009, Reed know things were about to change for him, launching his career as a successful investor, real estate guru and entrepreneur. In 2012 Reed quit his job in Australia and Moved to the US in pursuit of a dream. With limit funds, no credit, no established network Reed went from buying small duplexes to now controlling over $120mill in commercial real estate here in the US. In 7 short years Reed has achieved financial freedom and he now writes, speaks and teaches about U.S. investment. If Reed can move half way across the globe in order to achieve financial freedom then so can the average American!
Kevin's overall understanding of business needs is unique. He spent nearly 20 years with Comcast and was responsible for managing the team that negotiated telecommunications access agreements with multifamily property owners. This understanding of businesses of all sizes enables Kevin to identify the right solution to any business challenge. In 2007, Kevin started Telecom Marketing Strategies (Parent company of Multifamily Utility Solutions). In 2017, Multifamily Utility Solutions became its own entity to better serve the needs of Multifamily Property Owners. For Multifamily Property Owners, Kevin’s experience has resulted in favorable contract terms related to their telecommunications agreements which are important even if Owners do not pay for their residents’ cable. At the request of clients, MUS expanded their services to include electric and gas utilities. Now MUS clients can benefit from improved Net Operating Income in multiple utility services. MUS serves clients across the country with as few units as a hundred to ones with thousands.
John Cohen is a Managing Partner at Toro REP. He co-Founded Toro Real Estate Partners in 2015. John focus is the strategic direction of the company, formulation of investment strategy, investor development, and acquisition & dispositions. He has been investing in real estate since 2010. John’s understanding of deep value investing in the real estate space started by buying tax deeds and tax liens. Since starting in real estate, he has been involved in over $250 million in various real estate transactions, spanning tax liens, rental/sale transactions in Manhattan, and his own personal investments. John worked at Marcus & Millichap and focused on the multifamily investment sales in the Brooklyn and Queens market. When John left Marcus & Millichap, it was to focus 100% of his time on the growth of his real estate investment company. John played baseball at Queens College where he graduated with a degree in Economics.
Zach Haptonstall is a Multifamily Sponsor and Syndicator in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a Commercial Real Estate Agent in Arizona, specializing in Commercial Medical space in real estate transactions. He is a former live television news anchor and sports reporter for Arizona PBS and Fox Sports Network Arizona. From 2013-2018, Mr. Haptonstall worked as Director of Business Development and Public Relations for Sage Hospice and Palliative Care in Scottsdale, Arizona. He became a Partner in Sage Palliative Care in 2015. During this time, he managed a team of marketers and clinicians, analyzed financial projections and market trends, coordinated partnerships with various physicians and healthcare organizations, and personally generated several millions of dollars in sales. Zach and his partners sold Sage Palliative Care in 2018. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. He holds a Master of Business Administration, MBA from the Colangelo College of Business at Grand Canyon University.
Dave Spooner is a co-founder of Innago, a free property management platform designed to simplify life for small to mid-sized landlords. He has been involved in the real estate technology space for the last six years, working to enhance the way landlords and tenants communicate. In addition to his expertise in content marketing, Dave utilizes his experience with entrepreneurship and management to help landlords achieve sustained success.
Chris Prefontaine is a 3-time best-selling author of Real Estate on Your Terms, The New Rules of Real Estate Investing, and Moneeka Sawyer’s Real Estate Investing for Women. He’s also the Founder and CEO of and host of the Smart Real Estate Coach Podcast. Chris has been in real estate for almost 30 years. His experience ranges from constructing new homes in the ’90s and owning a Realty Executive Franchise to running his own investments (commercial & residential) and coaching clients throughout North America. Today, Chris runs his own buying and selling businesses with his family team, which purchases 2-5 properties monthly. They also help their Associates and students do the exact same thing all across North America, working together on another 10-15 properties every month.
Danny Randazzo is head of acquisitions at Randazzo Capital and controls over $8,000,000 in commercial and residential real estate. In the summer of 2016, Danny and his wife sold everything they owned and moved to Charleston, South Carolina to build a real estate portfolio. Randazzo Capital made its first investment purchase in the winter of 2016, buying two commercial buildings for $1,000,000. Since then, the firm has utilized strong investor and lender relationships to purchase another $1,000,000 commercial building, a short sale renovation project, a four-unit residential rental, a two-unit residential rental, and two beachfront foreclosures. Danny has been a speaker at The Best Ever Real Estate Conference in Denver, and a guest on many real estate podcasts released worldwide. He is the host of a local real estate meet-up in Charleston that helps local investors build networks and improve their business. Danny also volunteers with The First Tee of Greater Charleston, where he teaches kids about honesty, integrity, respect, and life on and off the golf course.
Dr. Jeff Anzalone is a periodontist in Louisiana, and the founder of He used to work those long hours not knowing that there was a better way out there. That’s when he discovered passive investing through real estate syndications (group investments), which has allowed him to stop trading his time for money and start focusing on the things and the people he loves most. He started his blog after paying off close to $300K in student loan debt in order to share his investing strategies to other doctors and high-income professionals to achieve their financial freedom by building multiple streams of passive income through real estate.