In today's climate of supply chain issues and labor cost hikes, being vertically integrated is a one-way ticket to being successful in a time that can be devastating to smaller businesses. Today on the show we have real estate powerhouse Steven Ludwig, who's vertically integrated and has purchased over 1.2 billion dollars worth of real estate in Southern California. In this conversation, Steven shares his top renovation strategies and details the most important things he looks for, as well as some interesting insider perspectives on the current and future state of the market. The listener will also hear the tantalizing story of some unexpected windfalls around two value add pieces in his developer's journey, plus some strong advice that he gives to his clients: preplanning may not always be easy, but it's your number one risk mitigation tool right now. Tune in now to hear it all from the man with the asset management superpower of vertical integration!

Key Points From This Episode:

  • We kick off with a brief introduction to Steven and his impressive career.
  • Hear an inspiring story about the power of a can-do attitude to propel you forward. 
  • Renovation strategies; what are the most important factors to look for in an opportunity.
  • The 3 D's, and why he prefers spending more money on the interior. 
  • Hear how Steven mitigates supply chain and labor cost issues.
  • The importance of proactive preplanning in the current climate.
  • Hear the story of how he backed into both of his developments almost unknowingly.
  • Steven shares his hard-won asset management superpower!


“We have a unique operational capability that most of our competitors don’t have and we keep that machine doing what it does best.” — @StevenLudwig31 [07:07]

“Having multiple businesses, we pay the price and we receive the benefit.” — @StevenLudwig31 [07:27]

“The blessing is to wake up in the morning and love what you do.” — @StevenLudwig31 [15:43]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Steven Ludwig on LinkedIn

Steven Ludwig on Twitter

Coastline Real Estate Advisors

Turnaround Solutions

TASORO Products 

Steven Ludwig email

Best in Class: How to Manage Your Multi-Family Asset, Avoid Mistakes and Build Wealth Through Real Estate. 

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