#624 An Interview with the “Apartment Guru” — with Derek Lobo

Derek Lobo is currently the Broker of Record and CEO of SVN Rock Advisors, an Ontario-based boutique commercial real estate and consulting company with an exclusive focus on the apartment sector. In the professional world, Derek is known as the “Apartment Guru” as a result of his decades of speaking, writing, consulting, brokerage transactions, relationships, amortized knowledge, and overall industry wisdom.

To date, he has authored eighteen books and is the visionary behind the Apartment University online learning portal and The Self Funding House™. Now in his fifth decade of business, Derek continues to be an “Apartment Collaborator,” by bringing together like-minded, talented individuals to solve business challenges and create opportunities. His keen insight and strategies have allowed him to broker some of the nation’s largest and most complex real estate transactions.


“The danger is not recession; the danger is overbuilding.”


5:30: Why are people afraid to have tenants rent their homes?

9:00: Using equity from your first rental home to create a portfolio – Derek explains the strategy

12:35: Derek’s discovery of his skills as a broker and journey into opening his brokerage firm

21:00: Price rates, transaction volumes – what’s going on in the multifamily world?

Guest Website: https://svnrock.ca

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