The Hands-Off Investor

Finding an experienced syndication sponsor matters now more than ever. By learning to select the right sponsors and properties, you'll find the best deals and mitigate risk! 

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"I wish this book had been around ten years ago when I started syndicating. It would have saved me a lot of struggle! [This book] will no doubt help thousands of passive investors make better and more informed decisions on where to invest their hard-earned money."
―Kathy Fettke, Co-CEO of Real Wealth Network and host of The Real Wealth Show

Want to invest in real estate but don’t have the time? No matter your level of experience, real estate syndications provide an avenue to invest in real estate without tenants, toilets, or trash—and this comprehensive guide will teach you how to invest in these opportunities the right way.

Syndications are like the stock mutual funds of the real estate world—multiple investors passively invest into a fund, while a manager is responsible for picking the real estate and managing the portfolio. Author Brian Burke, a syndications insider with decades of experience in forming and managing syndication funds, will show you how to evaluate sponsors, opportunities, and offerings so you can pick the right sponsors and achieve the highest odds of a favorable outcome.

  • The practical skills you need to understand income, cash flow projections, and investor waterfalls
  • How to find syndication investment sponsors and how to evaluate them for the best possible opportunities
  • Red flags to avoid and tricks that syndication sponsors don’t want you to know
  • The biggest and most common underwriting mistakes that sponsors make
  • How various debt options affect risk and return
  • Typical sponsor fees and profit splits
  • The tax implications of syndication investments
  • How to measure alignment of interest, judge performance projections, and more!
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Esteban Ramirez
Syndication Essentials

This book does a good job of reviewing what goes into a syndication deal from the sponsor and the investor's side of things. I recommend it to anyone looking to gain more valuable insight into syndications.

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Denny Le

Excellent shipping time!

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Bob and Kris Daniels
Best book on the topic!

This book is so very thorough and put in understandable, relatable words. I am a full-time passive real estate investor in my financially-free retirement. I read everything I can get my hands on about the topic and Brian Burke has written a book that is a must for all passive investors.

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Adrian
Must-read! Very helpful and thorough!

As an active RE investor looking to get more passive, I found this book to be very informative and gave me confidence to invest in my first RE syndications in 2021.

About the Author

Brian Burke is CEO of Praxis Capital Inc., a vertically integrated real estate private equity investment firm. Brian has acquired over half a billion dollars’ worth of real estate over a 30-year career, including thousands of multifamily units and more than 700 single-family homes, with the assistance of proprietary software that he wrote himself. Though he prefers to reposition existing multifamily properties, he has also subdivided land, built homes, and constructed self-storage. Brian is a licensed pilot, so when he isn’t investing in real estate, he can be found, literally, in the clouds.