The Future of Real Estate with Neal Bawa

Dec 23, 2021

Neal Bawa
This podcast guesting of Neal Bawa is hosted by Mark Ainley and Tom Shallcross of Straight Up Chicago Investor

Regardless of which real estate assets you fancy, you are about to experience massive disruption in the upcoming years. That’s according to the mad scientist of multifamily and returning guest Neal Bawa (previously on episode 26). 

Neal drops a fascinating outlook on the retail sector, particularly shopping malls and their post-COVID recovery. He also shares why he believes cap rates will continue to compress, and the drastic effects of tokenization and 3D printing will have on REI. 
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Guest Questions

  • 02:38 Use technology and other resources to improve efficiencies and recapture time in your business!
  • 06:35 What are Neal’s top disruptive trends in multi-family and his take on retail?
  • 16:03 What is the final reason why most retail malls are not going out of business?
  • 17:22 What is the future for small mixed-use buildings in typical neighborhoods?
  • 20:32 Which sector is Neal focusing on?
  • 22:55 How is the industrial/e-commerce sector projected to grow compared to multi-family?
  • 24:30 How does Neal incorporate interest rate increases when underwriting? Neal debunks the myth of the relationship between cap rates and interest rates.
  • 29:51 What does the future hold as cap rates continue to compress and how do cap rates in the United States compare to other developed economies in the world?
  • 32:49 Will wages keep up with inflation and how this impacts rent increases?
  • 37:20 Will the amount of people renting increase and how home affordability has changed?
  • 38:42 What is tokenization in real estate and which players are leading the charge of tokenization?
  • 49:35 How will 3D printing change real estate investing?

Wrap Up Questions

  • 54:18 What is Neal’s competitive advantage? 
  • 55:09 One piece of advice for new investors.
  • 56:10 What do you do for fun?
  • 57:17 Good book, podcast, or self-development activity that you would recommend? 
  • 57:47 Local Network Recommendation? 

That’s our show! Thanks for listening!