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How You Know When It's Time to Vertically Integrate with Mark Updegraff

Journey to Multifamily Millions

As a broker and investor, Mark has been involved in over $200 million in real estate transactions.

In this episode, Mark shares his journey from traditional career advice to financial freedom through multifamily investing. Discover valuable insights on commercial and residential foreclosures, syndication, and the importance of networking and education.

Learn how Mark built a successful property management company and overcame industry challenges. Don't miss the discussion on how aligning with owners can improve tenant retention and lower costs.

May 18, 2023

High Yield Has Gotten Hard to Achieve, Even in Small Markets

Street Smart Success

Getting a high yield on cash flowing residential property has gotten harder, even in secondary and tertiary markets. Even with interest rates climbing over the past year, which makes properties hard to cash flow, sellers have not lowered expectations for what they think their properties are worth. As a result of this and a tighter lending environment, sales volume of commercial properties has contracted 70% in recent months. Mark Updegraff, CEO of Raze Capital, acquires, manages, and develops commercial properties in Rochester, New York where prices are still prohibitive. In order to expand, Mark is starting to raise capital for other asset classes in other markets with co-General Partners.

May 17, 2023

From Dunkin Donuts to Real Estate Entrepenuer

Break Your Golden Handcuffs

In today's competitive job market, many people start out working in entry-level positions in the service industry. But what if I told you that you could leverage that experience and turn it into a successful career as an entrepreneur?

In this episode, we explore the inspiring story of Mark Updegraff, a former Dunkin Donuts employee who became a real estate entrepreneur.

Mark is an avid entrepreneur and real estate professional who loves to give back to the community through charitable donations. Over his career, he has done everything from purchasing a small single-family rental to raising millions of dollars in equity to syndicate large assets that he operated with vertically integrated management.

April 11, 2023

Building a Vertically Integrated Real Estate Business

Invest Smarter Podcast

Simon Castillo is joined by Mark Updegraff to discuss: How to know when to pivot in your career, Building a business, Finding people that you resonate with and asking questions, Joining a mastermind and expanding your network, Scaling your growing real estate business , Gross Rent Multipliers, Shifts in the housing industry, Learning how to regain momentum in your career.

April 11, 2023

Brilliance in the Basics

Real Talk Podcast

Mark Updegraff (razecapital.com) Started his Real estate career in Rochester, New York without knowing anyone there, nor much of anything about selling real estate. He just knew how to invest in real estate and made it his mission to help would be real estate investors. His approach has paid off.

April 4, 2023

How Understanding the Math of Real Estate Will Help You Make More MONEY

Rental Property Owner & Real Estate Investor Podcast

Today Mark shares the metrics and ratios he uses to convert the MATH into MONEY. We’ll discuss gross rent multiplier (GRM) and price per foot and learn how Mark took those two simple ratios to help his clients and investors identify neighborhoods that were poised to appreciate at a much higher rate over a shorter time period.

March 27, 2023

Don't Sell: Listen and Educate

Interesting Stuff You Should Know

If you're a beginning business owner, this episode is for you.

Initially, he was full-time at Kodak but still pulled off $6 million in home sales, completed home renovations, and even mentored junior colleagues. But, of course, this was outside his college education and his stint at NASA. This episode is a fun journey of the unexpected and success!

March 6, 2023

A System For Targeting Short Term Appreciation

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Show Ever

In this episode, Mark discusses his tech background, how he follows local trends to position himself for short-term appreciation, and his approach to choosing and retaining employees and partners.

Feb 27, 2023

How to Figure it Out as You Go

Collecting Real Estate

In the hundred-and-twenty-fifth episode of Collecting Real Estate, we interviewed Mark Updegraff of Raze Capital.

Feb 13, 2023

Managing Rochester Real Estate

Mentis Capital Partners

Our guest Mark Updegraff joins us to discuss in-house management, construction, and asset management through his experience.

December 7, 2022

Little Old Lady House

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

On today’s show we talk with real estate investor and property manager Mark Updegraff about buying homes from little old ladies, managing tenants with less stress — and who has the bigger beard: Brandon or Mark. If you want to learn about developing a buying criteria, how to get great leads through BiggerPockets, the “extra step” you should most definitely take while screening tenants, and a whole lot more, then don’t miss out on this entertaining show!

March 2015

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