Unveiling Real Estate Market Insights – The Mad Scientist of Multifamily, Neal Bawa, Shares Data Trends and Future Outlook!

Jun 1, 2023

Neal Bawa
This podcast guesting of Neal Bawa is hosted by Mark Ainley and Tom Shallcross of Straight Up Chicago Investor.
The Mad Scientist of Multifamily, Neal Bawa, returns to the show to share the latest data trends and his outlook on the Real Estate market!

Neal jumps right in by summarizing changes in the real estate market over the last 18 months. He explains how his underwriting has changed as a result of market conditions. Neal gives a warning to those investing in office-space and talks about the challenges of converting office-space to residential. Neal concludes by telling us why he’s putting his money into Build-to-Rent townhomes, the “next evolution of the Single Family Home!”

Guest Questions
02:32 Housing Provider Tip: Don’t forget to set time aside daily for personal growth!
04:04 Intro to our guest, Neal Bawa!
04:52 What has happened in the real estate market over the last 18 months?
14:32 Discussing previous high-inflation periods!
23:45 How has Neal’s underwriting changed given the market conditions?
29:28 Is it worth putting more money down to increase cash flow?
34:48 The future of office space!
43:18 Why Neal is bullish on Build-to-Rent!
52:22 Neal’s revised outlook on tokenization.
54:24 What is Neal’s competitive advantage?
54:56 One piece of advice for new investors.
55:54 What do you do for fun?
56:15 Good book, podcast, or self-development activity that you would recommend? 
57:24 Local Network Recommendation?
57:49 How can the listeners learn more about you and provide value to you?