Skyline Views

Skyline Views

Skyline Views is a podcast for real estate investors, both passive and active. Chris Mills covers various markets around the US, talking with experts about their respective specialties and strategies.

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April 12, 2021 28 min

Military families have unique opportunities, as well as unique challenges, surrounding investing and retirement. Real estate investing while on active duty takes finesse, in addition to raising capital, especially when you’re doing it from the other side of the world.

 

My guest today is Mr. Anthony Pinto. He is the Chief Operations Officer for Mission First Capital and the founder of Pinto Capital Investments. Anthony specializes ...

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If we know each other as real estate investors and I have not introduced you to Matthew Drane, I sincerely apologize. Matt is a great guest for Skyline Views (or for any podcast, for that matter) because he is a highly skilled and seasoned investor. He loves to share knowledge and ideas, and he does so in spades in this episode. Matt is a broker with Marcus & Millichap in Columbus, Ohio, and he’s one of the smartest multifamily...

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If you’re listening to this podcast on a regular basis you’re probably an advanced and experienced investor. Skyline Views covers various markets and areas of expertise for folks who invest nationally. However, how often do you revisit your mindset as an investor? Maybe you’re a successful businessperson who invests passively through partnerships all over the country. This episode addresses both the mindset of the investor, as well...

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Many of us invest in real estate for the freedom and relative control that it provides. What if you could build a lifestyle that allows you to live wherever you want, invest wherever you want, and experience that freedom on your own terms? My guest this week is doing exactly that. Billy Keels is a fellow problem-solver, international real estate entrepreneur, author, mentor, and host of the Going Long Podcast.

 

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Miami real estate is flying off the shelves right now. Asset classes are not only recovering strong from 2020, but Miami as a whole proved a lot more resilient than in past downturns. In a market that is white hot, sometimes it takes creative commercial strategies to get the deal done. In this episode of Skyline views we dive into the numbers of how Miami fared in 2020 and why. If you are interested in Miami real estate investment ...

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Why would you pull your capital and deploy it in a different country? Why Ottawa? Canada, our neighbors to the north, have a lot of opportunities presenting themselves in 2021. My guest this week is Nick Kyte of Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty. We discuss the Canada markets, the differences in the process, short term rentals, and second/retirement homes. Nick is a great resource for anyone looking into the possibility of invest...

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Savvy investors use 1031 Exchanges on a regular basis as a part of their overall investment strategy. A bit more complex are techniques like Construction Exchanges and Reverse Exchanges. The way these advanced 1031 Exchange techniques can play in and be taken advantage of will definitely take your investing game to another level. Today’s guest shares invaluable insights into these Exchanges, their history, and the role they play in...

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February 9, 2021 25 min

Pooling capital is a long-standing way of making your money go further in investing. However, it’s not as simple as it sounds. There are a lot of things that you should be aware of going into a partnership. There are also a lot of logistics regarding making it work smoothly.

 

My guest today founded Tribevest after an unfortunate experience trying to get into real estate with his brothers. Now he is on a mission to help others avoi...

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This week’s guest is an engineer turned real estate investor. Lane Kawaoka is now living the dream in Hawaii, and doing what he loves thanks in part to the passive portfolio he’s been able to build over the years. He sits down with me for this episode of Skyline Views to discuss his investing strategy, analyzing deals, and analyzing markets.

 

Key Points:

How Lane got his start in real estate (0:22)

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One silver lining from the COVID pandemic is that both families and companies were forced to explore new ways to innovate and become far more efficient than they have in the past. Unimportant meetings became the emails they should have been in the first place. Commutes went away for most of the US. Eventually, after a couple quarters of this, companies all over the country last year were taking a good long look at all the overhead ...

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For those who are in the know, Cincinatti is a very exciting market for certain real estate asset classes. This week’s guest gives his views on the Cincinatti MSA, as well as very helpful insights into the office asset class and how the pandemic of last year has changed things going forward. We talk numbers, market dynamics, and best practices around real estate sponsors.

 

My guest is the President and founder of Excelsior Capital...

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Our guest today is real estate entrepreneur Gabe Petersen. Gabe is host of the podcast and YouTube show, the Real Estate Investing Club. In this episode, we talk about how he got into real estate, and more importantly, why he chose the niche he did. If you have ever wondered about investing in mobile home parks and why investors choose this asset class, look no further. You’ll get a lot out of this episode, and Gabe’s website has a...

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If you’ve spoken with me for any length of time, you probably know my views on retirement. The traditional view on retirement hasn’t ever sat well with me, and my views are sometimes seen as contrarian. Imagine my intrigue when I met John Blanton as he was launching his podcast, Contrarian Cashflow. In this episode, John and I discuss Fayetteville, NC, as well as other markets in North Carolina that he has his eye on. We also discu...

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You don’t have to be a seasoned veteran in real estate to know that credit plays a large role in the game. Whether you are a buy and hold investor, a fix and flip investor, or something else, credit comes into play. The sooner you start paying attention to your credit, the better. My guest George Boley Jr. is a long-time real estate investor, entrepreneur, and lifelong martial artist. He’s also co-host of the podcast Real Talk with...

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There are a lot of benefits available to real estate investors, both foreign and domestic, through the 1031 Exchange. The ability to defer all taxes in real estate transactions is a gift from the IRS. What happens when one party in the transaction is a not a US Citizen? How does that affect the transaction? How does that affect the 1031 Exchange?

The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) states that if you pu...

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Yonah is a powerhouse with property owners' tax savings. As Business Director at Madison SPECS, a national Cost Segregation leader, he has assisted clients in saving tens of millions of dollars on taxes through cost segregation. He has a background in teaching and a passion for real estate and helping others. He’s a real estate investor and host of the new podcast Weiss Advice.

 

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We all would love to retire before the gray hair starts showing up. As you probably know, there’s no one path to retirement. Everyone’s plan is going to look different based on our various backgrounds, skillsets, experience, income levels, risk tolerance, familial status, lifestyle, ancillary goals, and the list goes on. I have always believed building streams of income is a far superior philosophy to building up a savings nest egg...

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November 23, 2020 33 min

Investing together as a couple can either be heaven or hell. Each of you have your strengths and weaknesses. Combined, your strengths can cover each other’s weaknesses and make you a power couple, or your weaknesses can cause division and brood resentment. Investing effectively as a couple takes work, but in the end the results can be powerful. My guest today brings a lot of experience and practical wisdom to the table to equip you...

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My guest for this episode has been an attorney for over 25 years. During that time, he has worked for an international bank, traditional law firms and private business. In addition to practicing law, Neil Greenbaum has started a number of businesses, developed commercial real estate, and, during the original dot-com boom, co-founded an online financial administration platform that still thrives today, some 20 years later. 

 

Neil a...

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Cindy Byler is a military Army spouse of 7 years to her high school sweetheart, Jonas. After their first change of duty station, she found herself needing to put her career as a music teacher on hold to move three times in three years. During that season of not working, she grew bitter toward the lifestyle- she had much value to add but felt unable. Through much reflection and improvements in personal finances, Cindy realized the b...

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