Investing in Hotels with Mike Stohler
Guest: Investing in hotels with Mike Stohler. Mike is a former commercial airline pilot, Navy veteran, and co-founder at Gateway Private Equity Group. Including apartment complexes, houses, and hotels, Mike has owned or operated over 1300 units. Seeking value-add opportunities and higher returns, Mike pivoted from multi-family to hotels and now focuses exclusively in this niche.
Big Idea: Investing in Hotels is really a two-fold investment. First you’re investing in the real estate where the hotel is located. Second, you’re investing in the business of running that hotel successfully. Because of this dual nature, hotel investing can be riskier than other real estate investments while offering larger & faster returns when executed properly
Episode 241: A Deep Dive into Real Estate with Wyatt Simon
Guest: Wyatt Simon is a seasoned real estate investor renowned for his transformative approach to achieving financial freedom through strategic property investments. With a background rooted in leveraging the power of real estate assets, Wyatt has successfully built a remarkable portfolio, starting from humble beginnings. Through innovative strategies like the Burr method (Buy, Renovate, Rent, Refinance, Repeat), Wyatt has demonstrated a knack for maximizing returns while minimizing initial capital investment. His dedication to empowering others and sharing valuable insights has made him a sought-after figure in the world of real estate investing.
Big Idea: In this podcast is the transformative power of real estate investing in achieving financial freedom. Wyatt Simon emphasizes the importance of aligning investments with personal goals and values, leveraging the right strategies, and adopting a growth mindset to succeed in the competitive real estate market.
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Wyatt Simon & I Discuss Empowering Wealth Creation:
• Wyatt and I discuss Rental Market Trends, Growth, and Regional Market Conditions (7:13): Explore current rental market trends and factors, including interest rates, driving rent growth for strategic real estate investment decisions in the Sunbelt and Midwest regions.
• The Importance of Resilience in Omaha’s Housing Market (00:11:39): Analyze the factors contributing to Omaha’s housing market resilience during economic downturns for insights into market stability.
• The Direct-to-Seller Approach (00:17:55): Learn about strategies for building relationships with property owners and negotiating deals outside traditional market channels in real estate acquisitions.
• House Hacking and FHA Loans (00:34:50): Explore how to leverage FHA loans for house hacking, a strategy for reducing living expenses through rental income.
• Scaling to Multifamily Properties (00:35:21): Discover insights on transitioning from single-family homes to multifamily properties for increased scalability in real estate investments.
• Tax Benefits and Depreciation (00:42:32): We delve into tax benefits and cost segregation in real estate deals, with approximately 35% of the purchase price returned to investors in depreciation in year one. Discuss the allocation of depreciation and alignment of interests between investors and operators.
Dan Breslin: Today’s guest, Mike Stohler, is a former commercial airline pilot, Navy veteran, and co-founder at Gateway Private Equity Group. Including apartment complexes, houses, and hotels, Mike has owned or operated over 13,000 units. Seeking value-add opportunities and higher returns, Mike then pivoted from multifamily to hotels and now focuses exclusively on this niche. Investing in hotels is really a two-fold investment. First, you’re investing in the real estate where the hotel is located. Second and maybe more importantly, you’re investing in the business that is running that hotel successfully. Because of this dual nature, hotel investing can be riskier than other real estate investments but at the same time offer larger and faster returns when executed properly.
Dan: All right. To give some background, maybe you just want to start with the evolution of your real estate career and what your business looks like today.
Mike: Sure. Yeah. I’ll try to keep it quick. I’m a little bit older. I got started, I caught the PG days, the pre-Google days, and absolutely failed. I did probably what a lot of you did is I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad, got excited, bought some tickets to seminar land, and then bam! Okay. I’m in small-town Indiana at the time. Buying was the easy part and then I didn’t know how to be Atlanta[?]. I’m like, “Okay, wait, there’s the paperwork? What’s the least- get out. Oh, I need a 5-day notice[?]. I didn’t know anything, right? I couldn’t google anything. I failed and failed miserably just because I just didn’t know what to do. We don’t have podcasts. We don’t have mentoring. We didn’t have any of that back in the days.
If I needed a tenant, it’s like, what do I do? Put an ad in the newspaper, and it’s the old day of doing things old way. Fast forward, now, what I did is I learned. I was like, “Man, this is the way that I need to do it. This is how you make money. Real estate is it.” I actually went to work for a property management group because I was like, that’s the part that- the buying was the easy part, but how do I get experience? How do I get a mentor? I actually went and worked for them and I learned that end of it.
I learned how to be a landlord because there are two parts of [inaudible]. You’re an investor, but then once you get the asset, how do you become the landlord of someone who wants to stay in your asset? You have to learn both sides of it. That’s what I did. Then I started in 20- about ten years later, this is probably 20- during the recession time period. I started getting back into it because I was like, “Okay, there’s going to be some deals. I now have money. I have some cash. I have a good job. Let’s get back into it.”
Fast forward, I went from fourplex to 2 hotels, to 20 homes. I owned, managed around 1300 units of multifamily, and I did that within about a 7, 8 year time period.
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Mike & I Discuss Hotel Investment:
Repositioning Hotels while Enjoying Cash Flow
Site Selection-Finding the Right Location
Recognizing Profitable Hotels Post-Covid
Outsize Returns from Investing in Hotel Deals
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