On this episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Mark Spidell, an investor from the great state of Colorado, to discuss how he uses real estate to engineer his ideal lifestyle! We talk about partnering with family, investing out-of-state, buying small commercial buildings, owning vacation rentals, and much, much more! Not only will this episode entertain and inform you, it will also help you clarify your own investing plan so you can begin engineering your own perfect lifestyle!
In This Episode We Cover:How Mark got started through ADUWhy he went the vacation rental routeWhere he currently investsThe benefits of lifestyle-focused investingTips for people with familiesThe qualitative and quantitative parts of his investingWhat he’s learned from his first investmentsHow he weathered the market crashHow he was able to buy more after the crashTips for investing in commercial dealsHow he financed his commercial propertyA commercial banker’s perspective on applying for loanThe difference between commercial and residential financingHow to minimize risk on commercial propertyThe benefits of investing in commercial real estateWhy you should ask for help from attorneys when drawing up leases for commercial propertyThe ins and outs of being a landlord for commercial real estateHow to successfully mix commercial property and vacation rentals in your portfolioHow to find out what you’re good at and figure out which investing path to takeThe art of lifestyle engineeringAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets’ Rental Property Portfolio TrackerBP Podcast 076: Growing Your Real Estate Company Into a $30 Million Dollar Business with Brian BurkeBiggerPockets WebinarBiggerPockets CalculatorBP Podcast 152: Building Wealth and Passive Income with Rental Properties with Ben Leybovich, Brian Burke, and Serge ShukhatBe a guest on the podcastBooks Mentioned in this ShowRich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. KiyosakiRich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant by Robert T. KiyosakiSchweser Notes for the 2011 CFA Exam Level 1 Book 3: Financial Reporting and AnalysisTweetable Topics:“Commercial real estate is valued based on the income of the property.” (Tweet This!)“If you want the freedom, real estate could help you, but make sure you are doing it for the right reasons.” (Tweet This!)Connect with MarkMark’s BiggerPockets Profile