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Passive Real Estate Investing with Mavericks

May 22, 2023

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Navigate the complexities of real estate lending and financing options with today’s guest Michael Balan who shares insider tips on finding the right lender for your business needs. Tune in and equip yourself with his expertise to uncover more opportunities and profit for your property investments.


Key Takeaways From This Episode

  • Differences between bank and life insurance loans 
  • Risks and opportunities associated with borrowing funds for your business 
  • Factors influencing rental increases and how lenders evaluate them 
  • The value of disciplined lending and not overanalyzing deals 
  • Expert tips to maximize investment returns for property investors  


About Michael Balan

Michael has been in the commercial real estate industry since 1997, closing over $1 billion in loans. He joined Thomas D. Wood and Company after working at NorthMarq's Miami office, where he assisted clients with various capital stack options. In 2021, he founded Asset Resolution Trust to help lenders sell non-performing notes discreetly and profitably. Michael has experience in traditional banking, franchise finance, and CMBS lending. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and has held leadership positions in Business Networking International. He is a licensed real estate sales associate in Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Management from the University of Maryland. He is involved in various organizations, including the University of Maryland South Florida Alumni Association, Miami Beach Police Athletic League, and Boy Scout Troop 65.


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About Neil Timmins

Having completed hundreds of Fix & Flips, Wholesales, Wholetails, Novations, and Owner-Financed deals, Neil longed to quit forfeiting time for dollars. After building a portfolio of single-family rentals to produce passive income, he found the strategy to be anything but passive. 

Neil didn’t go looking for his first commercial deal—he stumbled into it. Since then, he has refined the process of analyzing and buying commercial properties that produce stellar cash flow. 

Neil has been involved in over $300,000,000 in real estate transactions. While his holdings in commercial assets include apartments, offices, mobile home parks, and self-storage units, his passion is industrial property. Neil now has verticals in residential real estate, multiple commercial asset classes, brokerage, publishing, and a successful podcast.


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