Navigating Multi-Family Investing, with Darin Batchelder

Navigating Multi-Family Investing, with Darin Batchelder

Episode 399:

Darin Batchelder started as a CPA with PriceWaterhouse and PepsiCo. He transitioned into sales selling software applications for several technology companies. Darin then transitioned to institutional loan trading with ABN AMRO, an international bank based in the Netherlands, with a main focus on trading large jumbo residential portfolios and multi-family portfolios bank to bank. He then founded TZK Capital in 2007 focused on trading clean credit performing loans to include residential, multi-family and commercial real estate loans bank to bank. Darin has traded in excess of $4 billion in loans.


He decided to get involved purchasing real estate in the fourth quarter of 2017. Darin first purchased a new construction duplex. He then searched for a way to go after larger deals.


He joined a multi-family mentorship group in the Dallas area. At the beginning of 2018, he started to invest passively into other sponsors' multi-family deals as well as started to underwrite and go after his own lead sponsor deal. He closed his first lead sponsor deal at the end of 2018 which was a 76 unit townhome community.


In total Darin has invested in over 4,000 multi-family units.


What you will learn in this episode:

  • How your mindset is keeping you from scaling
  • The benefits of investing in multi-family properties
  • Why it’s essential to surround yourself with people who have done what you want to do
  • Why real estate is a solid investment for appreciating beyond the inflation rate
  • What factors Darin is looking for in multi-family markets to combat volatility concerns
  • Darin’s advice on financing and what it could look like over the next few years




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