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Roman Viere manages and operates over 900 apartment units, and the majority of these units are in Austin. Austin is geographically Chicago’s largest neighborhood and offers everything from a 9-hole golf course to struggling store fronts. It takes a hands-on approach to analyze, screen and operate in a neighborhood like Austin, and Roman provides tactical insights and street-level knowledge useful to anyone looking to scale on Chicago’s West Side.
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Guest: Roman Viere from Urban AlternativesSponsor: Perry Farella of Prime Lending Sponsor: Appeal.tax
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Guest Intro 4:45
How did you get started in Austin? 5:16
What are the different pockets of Austin and what can it do for an investor? 7:09
Why are most opportunities on Washington Blvd? 9:14
Why is the cap rate in Austin higher? 9:56
What are red flags when screening C and D class incomes? 14:01
What vacancy factor should I use in Austin? 16:16
What maintenance factor should I use in Austin? 17:25
How do you handle chargebacks? 20:49
What is the price per door right now in Austin? 22:07
How have you adjusted your business based on the economy? 23:53
What is the upside to investing in Austin? 26:27
How have you become a part of the community in Austin? 31:11
What is the minimum amount of doors I need to be successful in Austin? 33:25
Why buy in Blue Island? 39:02
Wrap Up Questions
What’s your competitive advantage? 41:22
Advice for new investors? 42:08
What do you do for fun? 43:24
Self development activity? 44:03
Local network recommendation? 44:58
How can we learn more about you? 45:49
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