There’s a lot to be learned from working at a global industry-leading firm. These lessons are especially useful when you decide to take on a new challenge, and switch to a smaller, more agile company. This is the experience of today’s guest, Evan Curtis, who shares his decade-long journey from PIMCO, a major real estate firm, to leading multifamily investments as Executive Director at Vanamor.
“It's a tricky situation to balance; the availability and the willingness of equity with the opportunities that are out there.” — Evan Curtis [0:26:24]
Join us as we learn what it takes to transition from a large corporation to a nimble organization, and the essential lessons learned from an institutional background. We explore the strategic advantage of Vanamor’s size, and how they’re using relationship building, middle-market opportunities, and leveraging technology for a competitive edge.
Our conversation navigates key topics including present-day market concerns, investor psychology, and unique opportunities in the current economic landscape.
“The broader economy is doing well. But there's this huge divide between [the economy and] what's happening in the real estate market.” — Evan Curtis [0:29:44]
Tune in to learn about Evan’s journey and his understanding of real estate dynamics, finance strategies and navigating professional transitions.
KEY POINTS FROM THIS EPISODE:
Get to know today’s guest, Evan Curtis.
An overview of his time working at PIMCO.
His experience transitioning from a big real estate firm to a smaller company.
What it was like working at a large real estate firm during the financial crisis.
Building relationships and Vanamor’s multi-channel approach to investor outreach.
A breakdown of their typical timelines for building different types of relationships.
What it means to build programmatic relationships and why they are so beneficial.
Details on Vanamor’s approach to multi family real estate.
Reasons behind their focus on middle market opportunities.
How Vanamor is ensuring that they are strategically competitive.
Insight into how they are leveraging technology to set themselves apart.
A rundown of their buying process and how they go about acquisition.
Unpacking investor psychology and how it’s being affected by the current market.
Vanamor’s approach to raising funds, financial modeling, and more.
The dos and don’ts of building an investor deck.
Evan’s podcast, YouTube, and book recommendations.
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Please note that the information contained in this interview is not financial advice but for entertainment purposes. I am not a financial advisor and make no warranties or representations concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained in this interview. I recommend that any and all investment decisions be made with the advice of accredited investment advisors.