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February 20, 2019

Hawaiian Style, with Lane Kawaoka

Episode 83:

Lane Kawaoka is Co-Owner at MFPE Investments LLC which controls 1,433+ units and where he is responsible for finding investment opportunities, analysis, and marketing. Mr. Kawaoka obtained a BS in Industrial Engineer and MS in Civil Engineering and Construction Management from the University of Washington. In addition to an analytical engineering background, Lane has real world experience in working as a project manager for over $220 million dollars of capital construction projects in both the public and private sector. Working as a high paid professional in Corporate America and frustrated by the traditional wealth building dogma, Lane was compelled to inspire and mentor other working professionals via his top rated podcast at SimplePassiveCashflow.com.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Lane’s career path led him to real estate investing, and how he structures his passive income business
  • Why Lane specializes in secondary and tertiary markets to maximize his passive cash flow income
  • Why Lane targets large metropolitan cities but avoids overloaded markets like New York and Los Angeles
  • Why Lane moved out of the single-family home market and moved to multifamily properties, and why he turns to third party property management
  • Why experience is critical if you want to be a general partner in multi-investor property deals
  • Why Lane believes that young investors should be starting out with conservative investments
  • How a rent-to-value ratio of greater than 1% is an important factor in the deals you should be doing
  • What big mistakes investors should be watching out for, and what advice Lane would give to avoid them
  • What daily activities Lane follows to be his best, what he’s working on next, and how to contact Lane

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