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103: From Engineer to Apartment Syndicator with James Kandasamy

James Kandasamy is an award winning multifamily deal syndicator. James has overseen the acquisition of 5 large apartment complexes totaling 800 Units in Central TX.  James started in investing in real estate with single family properties and now controls a portfolio valued at $56M. With a background in engineering, James takes us through his journey from an employee to apartment deal syndicator.

Key Points

  1. Double closing to pull out equity
  2. Starting with single family properties
  3. Transitioning into apartments
  4. Focusing on your legacy
  5. Measuring success

Lightning Questions

  1. What was your biggest hurdle getting started in real estate investing, and how did you overcome it?
  2. Do you have a personal habit that contributes to your success?
    • James wakes up early every morning and practices a morning routine.
  3. Do you have an online resource that you find valuable?
  4. What book would you recommend to the listeners and why?
  5. If you were to give advice to your 20 year old self to  get started in real estate investing, what would it be?
    • Buy sooner and hold.


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