Sep 15, 2020
Developing a successful multifamily investing company starts with education and surrounding yourself with the right people. Buying and managing apartments is at the core of any integrated multifamily business, from there it can be expanded into complementary endeavors. Devin Elder understands this as much as anyone. Devin was a guest back on Episode 60, where he shared insights and key metrics for investing in the San Antonio market. Devin is the managing partner of DJE Texas Management Group.
Since we last spoke to Devin, he has elevated his portfolio, developed his own in-house management company, created his own podcast, and launched an apartment investing coaching business. His decision-making process to add these endeavors centered around solving pain points. The property management company was a desire to be more profitable and retain more control over his properties. The podcast allows him to connect with and learn from other investors and expand his perspective. The coaching program allows him to help individuals in a structured method beyond a coffee chat.
With all of these initiatives, Devin has created an integrated apartment investing company with complementary divisions. These business arms allow him to help more people, continue growing his business and still explore new opportunities. During our chat, Devin goes into more detail on building a complementary business, an update on the San Antonio market, and why he started investing in raw land - and buying pet zebras.
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Invested $100K hard earnest money on a deal that he had to walk away from because of COVID, but that set him up to be ruthless about their expenses
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Most Recommended Book:
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor (Gary Keller)
I write my thoughts down every day to clear my mind for the day.
Wish I Knew When I Was Starting Out:
It’s all going to be alright
Rural land business