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: 210, Dave Foster on Avoiding Taxes Using 1031 Exchange Real Estate Investing
Guest: Dave Foster is a 25-year real estate veteran and coach who has used 1031 exchanges to increase his buying power while minimizing his tax obligations. He has a keen understanding of how to use this under-utilized tax provision to create wealth in real estate.
Big Idea: 1031 exchanges can be used to defer taxes and leverage capital when transitioning from one real estate investment to another. With the right strategy, investors can keep their own tax dollars working for them, creating more buying power and limiting their tax obligations. Dave Foster can show you how to unlock the benefits of 1031 exchange real estate investing.
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Dan Breslin: Welcome to the REI Diamond Show. I’m your host, Dan Breslin, and this is episode 210 on 1031 Exchange Real Estate Investing to Avoid Taxes with Dave Foster. If you’re in building wealth through real estate investing, you are in the right place. My goal is to identify high-caliber real estate investors, and other industry service providers. Invite them on the show and then draw out the jewels of wisdom.
Those tactics, mindsets, and methods are used to create millions of dollars and more in the business of the real estate. Dave Foster is an expert in 1031 exchanges. Real estate investors who have mastered the use of 1031 exchanges avoid their investment gains from being taxed heavily at each transaction. The 1031 exchange allows investors to postpone paying income taxes on large real estate profits. This keeps your gains compounding over time, leading to more substantial wealth over time. Think Warren Buffet, who has been a master at Tax Advantage Investing.
Dave Foster & I Discuss 1031 Exchange Real Estate Investing:
● What are 1031 Exchanges
● How to Use 1031 Exchanges
● Trends and Strategies of 1031 Exchanges
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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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