Thanks for tuning in to another episode of the Real Estate Asset Management Podcast! Today we welcome Juan Vargas, a multi-family investor with over five years of experience under his belt. During our conversation, we ask him about the most important factors he looks for in an investment opportunity, why he is moving his focus to A and B products instead of C, and what his rule of thumb is when it comes to numbers. He tells us why he has chosen to focus on Houston and Austin, how the markets differ, and what he likes about DFW. We get into some of the biggest asset management challenges he has had to face, and he tells us how important it is to assign different tasks to different team members. Can you guess what his asset management superpower is? Communication! Thanks for tuning in.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • An introduction to today’s guest, Juan Vargas, a multi-family investor since 2016.
  • The most important factors he looks for in an investment opportunity.
  • Why he is trying to push away from the C product to focus on A and B.
  • How there isn’t a certain number he looks for because each deal is different.
  • The general rule of thumb of three to five cap.
  • Why he has chosen to focus on Houston and Austin and how the markets differ.
  • What he likes about DFW and his perception of the market over there.
  • The biggest asset management challenges he has had to face: communication and software.
  • How important it is to assign different tasks to different team members.
  • His asset management superpower: communication and construction.

Tweetables:

“There’s always surprises, right? Sometimes they’re good surprises and you’ll take them and sometimes there are tough surprises, but you just got to navigate around it and find a solution, right? That’s all you can do.” — @thejuanvargas [08:01]

“For our dealers, we have multiple partners and so we’ll have two or three guys that are on the asset management team. You’ve got to make sure that you have a specific person that’s assigned to a specific duty or task or roles.” — @thejuanvargas [09:30]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Juan Vargas on Email

Juan Vargas on Twitter

Juan Vargas on Facebook

Juan Vargas on Instagram

Asset Management Mastery Facebook Group

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Gary Lipsky on LinkedInGarzella Group

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