How to Scale Commercial Real Estate

Engineering His way to Multi-Family with Jonathan Nichols

September 04, 2021 Sam Wilson Episode 279
How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
Engineering His way to Multi-Family with Jonathan Nichols
Show Notes

How can engineers make their way in real estate?  In today’s episode, we’re going to dive into them!  Jonathan Nichols is a real estate investor local to the DFW Metroplex.  He began his real estate investing career after having worked for six years in the aerial space engineering industry as a propulsion engineer.  His fast real estate projects include numerous residential real estate investments and a top-rated short-term rental business in the Arlington Entertainment District.  Currently, Jonathan and his wife, Paula, co-founded Apagee Capital, a multi-family real estate investing firm where they syndicate apartments in Texas, Oklahoma.

[00:01 - 02:46] Opening Segment

  • Let’s get to know today’s guest, Jonathan Nichols
  • A Business like a Marriage
  • Getting into real estate and scaling their business through multi-family

[02:47 - 14:41] Engineering His way to Multi-Family

  • Why Jonathan still invests in short-term alongside multi-family
  • Ten to Eleven Months and a Lot of Disappointments 
  • Using broker relationships to find deals
  • Jonathan shares about his different life relationships 
  • How to Educate Prospective Investors with a Story
  • “You can’t do this.”
  • Jonathan talks about his engineering education

[14:42 - 19:09] Final Four Segment

  • What Jonathan would invest in with only $20,000 
    • House hack
  • How Jonathan would help in a real estate mistake
    • “Never make decisions based on emotions.”
  • Jonathan’s way to make the world a better place
    • Pseudo-member for a veterans’ organization
  • Reach out to our guest - see links below 
  • Final words

Resources Mentioned

Tweetable Quotes

“It’s a business that works with persistence.” - Jonathan Nichols

“It’s about the story behind the property.” - Jonathan Nichols

“Be realistic but also really push yourself to do your best.” - Jonathan Nichols


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