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  • Writer's pictureJohn Casmon

Expanding Beyond Your Personal Network with Jonathan Barr

Today’s guest is Jonathan Barr started in acquisitions of single-family higher-end flips. Eventually, he got into ground-up developments and repositioning of multifamily buildings. Jonathan has been involved in 400+ projects during that period. When it comes to multifamily, he has been involved in property management, leasing, and construction and has a good grasp of the business as a whole.

Let’s listen to Jonathan to learn more about multifamily and expanding your network.


[00:01 – 07:01] Opening Segment

  • Let’s get to know Jonathan Barr

  • Jonathan talks about his background

    • Grew up in a real estate family

  • Why he did not want to work with his parents in real estate at first

  • The reason he wanted to join real estate and do it differently than his parent

    • Scaling in multifamily

[07:02 – 16:20] Multifamily Investing in Kansas City

  • Advice for investors to scale in multifamily and take the leap of faith.

    • Find a good mentor or coaching program.

  • What’s appealing about the MidWest and especially Kansas City

  • What is the practical difference between owning the 1920s property vs. owning a 1970s property?

  • The considerations and factors that are influencing the decision-making process of investing in the area.

  • The essential aspects of long-distance investing.

  • The downside of not being close with your investment property.

  • If you are interested in multifamily and want to review a sample deal, check out our special download of a sample deal package on, and join our mailing list to get tips and exclusive investment opportunities.

[16:21 – 29:50] Expanding Beyond Your Personal Network

  • Jonathan shares some tips to identify your market and go through the screening process to find the right team members.

  • Jonathan talks about the process of building a multifamily company with his brother and bring it on another investor in Oklahoma City.

  • Overcoming the challenge of building a new network.

  • Jonathan talks about the future goals of his company.

  • The key insight of building rapport to convince other future investors and partners.

  • How to connect with Jonathan

    • See links below

[29:51 – 35:49] The Bullseye Round

  • Apparent Failure:

    • “Be disciplined and have the checklist for everything, so you don’t miss anything.”

  • Digital Resource:

    • Twitter and CRM

  • Most Recommended Book:

    • The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

  • Daily Habit:

    • Walking to clear his mind

  • Current Curiosity:

    • Finding a new location to invest

  • Wish I Knew When I Was Starting Out:

    • I wish I went larger sooner and not being in fear of that

  • Best Place to Grab a Bite in LA

    • Mariscos

  • How to connect with Jonathan.

    • See links below

Tweetable Quotes:

“The people that are actually working on your property have to be high quality even if you need to pay them a little bit more; it’s worth it.” – Jonathan Barr

“To vet team members, you just need to talk to at least 3 PM, contractors. Vendors to get references and connect to a network with other investors that are in the area that not only can they refer people to you but they could also be potential partners..” – Jonathan Barr

“Just think outside of the box and see what the opportunities are available for us.” – Jonathan Barr

You can connect with Jonathan on Twitter, Linkedin or shoot him an email to You can also download his ebook at

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