Real Estate Reckoning: Rate Increases, Inflation & The Threat to the Housing Factor

Mar 4, 2024

Neal Bawa
This podcast guesting of Neal Bawa is hosted by Chris Naugle of Money School Podcast.
In this episode, technologist, data scientist and CEO of UGro, Grocapitus & MultifamilyU Neal Bawa, joins me to talk about inflation post-covid, and the dichotomy between multi-family and single family homes. We also talk about what happens when there is a hint of recession and the predictability of the stock market.

In today’s economy, there’s a glaring divergence between multi-family and single-family. Unsurprisingly this has added another significant challenge for homeowners and investors alike. You can’t help but question the stability and future prospects of real estate.

With ridiculously high inflation rates in 2024, the situation has become even more dire.  It has pushed many individuals and families to the brink of financial instability.

The economy was more resilient than anybody gave it credit for. -Neal Bawa

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode

-Base assumptions

Can this mess with our cash flow and profit projections?

-Unemployment on the horizon

What is expected around the unemployment rate in the USA and what does this mean for us?

-Recession without inflation

Is inflation a necessary evil to stabilize our economy?

Guest Bio:

Neal Bawa is a technologist who is universally known in the real estate circles as the Mad Scientist of Multifamily. Besides being one of the most in-demand speakers in commercial real estate, Neal is a data guru, a process freak, and an outsourcing expert. Neal treats his $700M multifamily portfolio as an ongoing experiment in efficiency and optimization. The Mad Scientist lives by two mantras. His first mantra is, “We can only manage what we can measure”. His second mantra is that, “Data beats gut feel by a million miles“. These mantras and a dozen other disruptive beliefs drive profit for his 1000+ investors.


How do we navigate these turbulent economic waters in 2024? What does the stock market predict? What do rate increases mean for us?