Lane Kawaoka is a Licensed Professional (PE) with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Construction Management and a Bachelors in Industrial Engineering both from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. He currently owns 21 Apartments Buildings, 2 Manufactured Home developments, and an Assisted-Living Facility totalling 3,500+ units in 10 different states.
Lane Kawaoka started investing when he was 13 years old with the $2,000 he earned from the summer job picking Pineapples in Maui, he bought a $500 Ukulele and deposited the $1500 into a RothIRA via mutual funds. That Ukulele is featured in the SimplePassiveCashflow.com podcast’s theme song.
Lane started his venture in real estate investing in 2009 after living on the road for 5 years as a construction supervisor by purchasing an A-class rental in Seattle that rented $2200 per month.
Three years later he was able to acquire a duplex. While looking for a 3rd investment in 2012, the market was rebounding and he realized most investments would yield negative cashflow.
After this realization, Lane converted his portfolio to secondary markets with robust job markets and Rent-to-Value Ratios that would yield $250-$400 monthly profit between rents and allexpenses.
Lane’s passion project the Top-50 Investing podcast SimplePassiveCashflow.com , a free podcast and online learning resource in passive real estate investing.
Working as a high paid professional in Corporate America and frustrated by the traditional wealth building dogma, Lane
was compelled to inspire and mentor other working professionals on how to do real estate investing and build their own portfolios. Lane urges other working professionals just get started by utilizing their highest and best use (their day job) to save the for the 20% down payment for a conventional loan to acquire a single-family home rental. The Simple Passive Cashflow method is to only buy investments with a healthy cashflow buffer that can withstand a market downturn.
In addition to mentoring and mastermind group, Lane also partners with investors who want to build their portfolio, but are too busy to handle direct investments. He uses his engineering mind, investing knowledge, and network to optimize investment returns for others by operating
the Hui Deal Pipeline Club, a free investor club where he filters investments and underwrites the numbers and partners. Unlike other investor lists and groups, Lane’s investors have personal
access to him and know that Lane is personally investing alongside with his investors.
Today Lane lives in Honolulu, Hawaii where he is bringing solid investment opportunities and bridging the financial gap to the home where he grew up. There he operates ReiAloha: Hawaii’s
Passive Real Estate Investment Ohana .
He still works the day job as an engineer but more because he wants to with people he likes to be around and in a non-profit organization. In the grand scheme of things the day job is pretty “Simple Passive Cashflow” and allows him to operate his syndication and investing business property without having pressure to take unnecessary risks for his investors in order to put food on the table.
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