Episode 155: Nick Elder

Feb 22, 2024Podcast

Investing in multifamily properties in a high-interest rate market is like riding a wave of challenges and opportunities. On one hand, the elevated interest rates have increase the cost of financing, reducing the profitability of multifamily investments. Higher borrowing costs have also impacted property valuations, leading to tight profit margins, particularly for investors heavily reliant on leverage. However, this challenging environment also offers opportunities to investors, which we will discuss with Nick Elder in today’s show.

In the episode, Nick shares that strategic investing, partnering with the right investors, and asset management are the keys to growing your wealth and portfolio in real estate. Nick is a former pharmaceutical sales rep turned real estate investor whose journey is one of resilience and determination. He started investing in 2019 on the side but turned his real estate side hustle into a full-time gig after being laid off from his pharmaceutical sales job in August 2022.

Nick’s first investment was in a house hack (a 3-bed, 3-bath single-family property) in Denver that eliminated his rent, increased his income, and provided the foundation for growing his wealth through strategic real estate investments. Nick is also a partner at his own company, and his wisdom extends to investing in smaller syndications and out-of-state fix and flips. He’s also a limited partner in several private equity funds at Ironton Capital, where he has contributed significantly to raising $20M.

That is part of what Nick shares with Fuquan today. He emphasizes the importance of effective asset management and partnering with someone experienced and full cycle. Nick’s passion for real estate is evident, and he is committed to helping others grow their wealth through strategic real estate investments.

Tune in to get insight into Nick’s investment strategy and top tips on how to optimize your investment strategy and find opportunities to expand your real estate portfolio.



Highlights from the interview

  • A bit about Nick’s background and how he started out in real estate
  • Why Nick is passionate about real estate investing
  • Nick’s multifamily investment strategy and the deals size he’s focusing on
  • How Nick invests as a limited partner with developers and operators
  • How the housing market is affecting Nick’s business on the multifamily side
  • Holding period and how it has evolved in small and big development projects
  • Nick’s capital raising and why it has slowed down in the current market
  • Nick’s buy buck and the small and large opportunities they would take
  • Finding the right partners to partner with in deals

 

 

About Nick Elder

Nick Elder, a former pharmaceutical sales rep turned real estate investor, started his investing career house hacking in Denver, CO and transitioned to passive investing in multifamily syndications and private equity. Nick is a limited partner in several private equity funds at Ironton Capital where he also played a major contributing role in raising $20M.

Nick is also a partner at his own firm where he focuses on smaller syndications and out-of-state fix and flips. His passion lies in working with others to grow their wealth through passive investing.

To learn more about Nick, you can stay connected with him on LinkedIn.

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