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REIA 386 Pili Yarusi: Intimate Look at Investor Relations for the Busy Professional

Pili Yarusi loves to help people and “Lead with Aloha”. She is a founder and the Investor Education and Relations Director for Yarusi Holdings, a multifamily investment firm that has acquired over 3500 units since 2016. Pili is a co-founder and coach at 7 Figure Multifamily – focusing on Real Estate Syndication and Multifamily Investing and trains others on the success formula for buying apartment buildings Pili is a co-host of The Multifamily Live Podcast, providing actionable content and tools to build and strengthen your multifamily business.  

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Main point:

What is passive investing in real estate, and how does that differ from most people’s perceptions about real estate investing?

How does passive investing in a real estate syndication differ from investing in a single-family home?

What is the secret tool for using 401Ks and IRAs to build our retirement portfolios?

What are the major factors to consider before making any passive investment?

  • Investment goals
  • Risk Tolerance
  • Capital Commitment (how much capital do you have to commit)
  • Diversification – can act as a hedge against stock market volatility & offer portfolio stability
  • Tax implication

What common myths do we often hear regarding alternative investing, particularly passive real estate investing? 

  • Myth 1: alternative investments are only for the ultra-wealthy
  • Myth 2: Alternative investments are highly risky
  • Myth 3: Alternative investments lack transparency

Does Wall Street actually protect your investments?

  • Liability coverage
  • Property damage coverage
  • Business interruption insurance
  • Commercial Insurance for Assurance

How does an investor know when they are ready to become a passive real estate investor?

  • Have all the potential cash-needing situations in your life covered, you can invest with confidence
  • Okay, having someone else take the reins.  
  • You’re looking for a long-term investment
  • Sharing returns in exchange for less work is attractive to you

What are some ways to use passive real estate investing to diversify our investment portfolios?

  • Investment type – Wall Street & most wealth advisors tell us to allocate 60^ to stocks and 40% to bonds.  Not very diversified, and more stocks are more stocks, not diversification.  Investing in RE diversifies.
  • Different asset classes
  • Different locations
  • Invest in many opportunities

Why is the demand for apartment living growing?

  • Changing demographics: millennials – burdened with student loan debt and/or seeking flexibility.  Boomers are downsizing and seeking maintenance-free lifestyles and proximity to amenities
  • Flexibility and mobility
  • Lifestyle preferences
  • Affordability & cost of homeownership

What are some quick tips but often overlooked Investing tips for creating a brighter future?

  • Establish a financial plan based on where you are and on your goals.
  • Start saving and investing today
  • Build a diversified portfolio based on your tolerance for risk.
  • Evaluate your portfolio regularly
  • Ignore the noise

What is the most important stamp of approval provided to a syndicator that provides reassurance to a passive investor? Lender

What are the 5 primary investor metrics that passive investors need to know and understand?

  • Cash-on-cash
  • Average Annual Return
  • IRR
  • Equity multiplier
  • Cap rates

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