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REIA 305 Brennen Degner: Leveraging Your Network to Build a Vertically Integrated Operating Platform

Brennen Degner is a 33-year-old multifamily investor with over $1 Billion in transaction experience. Currently, he owns and operates over 3,000 units across five states. He built an operating platform that includes in-house construction and property management joint ventures. 

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Main Points:

  • Where and how did you start your real estate investing journey?
  • Given the current market volatility describe your last deal and how getting it closed differed from what you were seeing in early 2022 and 2021? 
  • How did you go about setting up a vertically integrated platform and why? 
  • How do you currently capitalize your deals and how has that changed since you started investing? 
  • Based on the success you have had in your investing journey what are some recommendations for investors first starting out?               
  • BONUS: Why is being a real estate operator, specifically in multifamily, an efficient strategy in building wealth?

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Biography of Brennen Degner:

Brennen is a Co-Founder and CEO of DB Capital. He leads the strategic direction, vision, and growth of DB Capital. His focus is on directing a team of investment professionals that emphasize maximizing asset value through a hands-on approach to asset, property, and construction management.  Prior to his role with DB Capital, Brennen was COO and Director of Asset Management for MJW Investments, Inc. where he oversaw the operation and management of an approximately $1 Billion diversified real estate portfolio. He has broad experience in the acquisition and repositioning of underperforming projects in multifamily and student housing investments.   Brennen is a graduate of the prestigious Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development program at the University of Southern California, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona, and has received a certificate in Real Estate Investments from the University of California, Los Angeles.