#294: How to Leverage Commercial Real Estate Investments to Get You Out of Your Dreaded W2 Job – with Brian Hamrick

This week’s episode of the Real Estate Investing for Cashflow Podcast features Brian Hamrick. Brian Hamrick is the owner of Hamrick Investment Group, which controls over $32 Million in assets, including Multifamily and apartments, Self-Storage, Office, and performing and Non-Performing Notes. Brian currently asset manages 370 apartment units in Grand Rapids Michigan and successfully transitioned from his W-2 job to full-time real estate investing in 2014. In addition to his real estate endeavors, Brian also hosts a popular real estate investing podcast which can be found on iTunes and all other listening platforms.  


So, I had all this money that was sitting in a bank account and I realized; I don’t know what to do with this. I didn’t even know what a Mutual Fund was at the time and I was 30 years old. So, I just starting learning and investigating.”  

“So, automating it really just made things so much easier, streamlined everything, and now we don’t need to have anyone on-site except maybe a couple of times a week to make sure it’s clean and sweep out empty units.” 


:40- Brain’s background 

9:28- Brian tells us what his favorite market is 

15:27- Brian talks about if his new model is scalable and replicable  

22:11- Brain gives his opinion on foreclosures and non-performing notes skyrocketing as a result of the pandemic 

26:15- Brian tells us what asset classes he thinks will thrive in the pandemic  

30:53- Brian tells us about a bad deal he had and how he got through it 

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