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  • Writer's pictureJohn Casmon

The Fastest Way to Stabilize Apartments with Mike Zlotnik

Currently CEO of TF Management Group LLC, Mike has been a real estate fund manager since 2009. Mike is a retired software executive who began investing in real estate in 2000. Today Mike manages a variety of funds, including the Tempo Growth Fund LLC and the Tempo Opportunity Fund LLC. Mike is known in real estate circles as “Big Mike” due to his stature, but more importantly, he is known for his personal integrity and for having a keen understanding of the financial aspects of successful real estate investing. Let’s dive in to learn more about real estate funds, and the benefits of hotel to multifamily conversion assets. LISTEN HERE:

Announcement: Download Our Sample Deal and Join Our Mailing List [00:01 – 05:13] Opening Segment

  • Mike talks about his background.

  • He explains why they call him “Big Mike”.

  • He talks about the funds he focuses on.

  • Investment opportunities in converting hotels into multifamily after Covid.

[05:13 – 21:21] Real Estate Funds

  • Mike breaks down how the growth fund compares to the income fund.

  • What makes them different from a REIT.

  • He explains Tempo Opportunity and Tempo Income Funds.

  • Passive allocational losses vs. Passive investment gains

  • How they choose which fund managers they partner up with.

[21:21 – 27:20] Hotels to Multifamily

  • Three ways to get into multifamily deals.

  • Why Mike and his team prefer conversion multifamily assets.

  • Mike explains why conversions get stability a lot faster than ground up and value add properties.

[27:20 – 31:30] Round of Insights Apparent Failure: Having some sponsors that weren’t so good. Digital Resource: Voxer Most Recommended Book: No B.S. Marketing To the Affluent Daily Habit: Driving kids to school. #1 Insight for Multifamily Investing: Focus on the most important metric and gain the highest confidence you can gain. Best Place to Grab a Bite in Brooklyn: Lemon Grass Contact Mike: Find Mike and more about funds go to To learn more about the types of funds go to Tweetable Quotes: “You learn a lot more from failures than successes.” - Mike Zlotnik “Focus on the most important metric and gain the highest confidence you can gain.” - Mike Zlotnik Thank you for joining us for another great episode! If you're enjoying the show, please LEAVE A RATING OR REVIEW, and be sure to hit that subscribe button so you do not miss an episode.


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