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Welcome to Target Market Insights. A podcast to help real estate investors navigate neighborhoods through the lens of local experts. In each episode, we speak to local specialists to learn about their market, useful tips, and the latest trends and developments. This show is designed to help you with the insights you need to win your target market.

Sep 12, 2017

After deciding to leave his corporate job to leap into investing full-time, David Thompson struggled to find success until he decided to focus on a niche. He leveraged his corporate background and relationships to raise capital for a real estate syndication and managed to raise $1 million dollars in just two weeks on his first deal. Since then, he’s helped provide investor funds to purchase over 1,450 apartment units worth over $120 million. On today’s episode, David shares his top ten lessons learned and how he built credibility with investors despite having minimal real estate investing experience. 

Key Market Insights

  • How a coach can support your transition from full-time employee to full-time investor
  • Leveraging a team to gain real estate credibility and experience
  • How raising capital accelerates your understanding of multifamily properties
  • The top lessons David learned raising $1 million in two weeks for his first syndication deal
  • A simple approach to finding potential investors for syndication deals
  • The power of repeat investors and referrals for new deals
  • The #1 key to success in raising capital
  • What building a thought leadership platform can do for your business
  • Tips for talking to couples about investment opportunities
  • Learn about 506(b) and Private Placement Memorandum
  • How David stays on top of changes in his market? Focuses on niches in which he’s strongest
  • One thing that helps David stay focused on goals: morning routine




How I Raised $1 Million Dollars in 2 Weeks to Fund My First Deal by David Thompson

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath 

Essentialism by Greg McKeown 


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Tweet This:

“A student today could be an investor tomorrow.” – David Thompson

“My most important trick is to be yourself and be authentic.” – David Thompson


Places to Grab a Bite in Austin:

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