Episode 13 150 150 admin

Episode 13

GHAIN Edition: Investing in Apartment buildings

Investing in Apartment Buildings with Mark Baltazar

With 18 years of experience in business building and corporate consulting on the global stage, Mark brings a wealth of business management and operational expertise to real estate investing. Winner of the Real Estate Investment Network’s Top Player Award in 2017, Mark continues to build strong momentum in growing his real estate portfolio.

His strong analytical background enables him to bring a strategic rigor to portfolio expansion and the assessment of investment opportunities.

With 5 years of real estate investing experience across various strategies, Mark oversees Peak’s capital raising, client acquisition, partner relations, educational content development while ensuring the company delivers on it promise of helping others build generational wealth through apartment building investing.

With 22 doors in his buy & hold portfolio and over 20 flips successfully completed over the last 4 years with $5M worth of redevelopment projects currently underway in key Ontario growth markets, Mark currently leads a team of professionals in the acquisition of multi-family commercial properties to fuel long-term wealth, while continuing to operate a buy-fix-sell (flip) division that generates active income.

In addition to helping others build their real estate portfolio, Mark’s family life fuels his ‘why’ – he is a husband and father of 3 very active young boys.

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Underground Revelations

One of the common things you hear in this business is that we often can’t see whats behind the walls. In this case, it’s beneath the ground.

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Taking it back to the Studs

5 Reasons to Replace Drywall Even When In Repairable Condition.

When it comes to Investment Real Estate, choosing where to save money and where to spend it can be difficult for some people. You want to make sure your budget is going to last while not compromising the overall quality of the project. It is a common misconception that saving the existing drywall will save you time and money. Over our time working in these older homes we learned quickly that this is not the case. This video will show you the 5 top Reasons why you should always take it back to the studs

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Running your numbers

Determining Our MAO

Hey There Investors!! Moving on with our challenge of finding an off market deal and having it funded, 6 videos in and we are already on a good pace for the first step, finding the deal!! First however, we need to do our due diligence and make sure that we run our numbers properly. In this video we will work towards calculating our MAO (maximum Allowable Offer). Our formula is simple: MAO= (ARV x 70%) – construction costs Now yes, the formula is easy, but the tricky part is determining our variables (ARV and our construction costs). Those two aren’t always as straightforward as it seems. Check out the video on some tips and processes that we use to make sure that we are being as accurate as possible! Happy Investing! For more Information check us out at

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The First Challenge

Finding Properties

We are here with some more Canadian real estate investing content on how to prospect for homes! In this video we are showcasing how we went about creating a simple door knocking campaign. We will walk you through some simple scripts and some realities of what you might expect. And you’ll see us actually knocking on some doors! Door knocking can be really great way to prospect certain areas and promote yourself. And all for really cheap!! Check us out and let us know what you think.

For more info check out: www.palpropertysolutions.com

***DOOR KNOCKING RULES IN ONTARIO*** Below is a link on what is allowable and what is not when doing door-to-door sales. As of time of recording there are no issues doing what we do however I would always advise everyone to follow the rules of your local jurisdictions and see what you can and can’t do!


Happy Investing Friends! www.palpropertysolutions.com

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First Impressions

Property walk through.

Hey All! We’re back at it with another video. This one is walkthrough of a property that we set an appointment for, and it truly highlights the word “distressed” and puts it into a whole new context. For this video we weren’t able to showcase the conversation with the seller directly due to her not being comfortable, but she allowed us to film our walkthrough no problem. Now just as a side note. Not all properties look this bad! The circumstances vary from property to property. But in all of my real estate years I don’t think I’ve ever walked through a property that smelled this bad. Dog and Cat poop all over the floor, and smeared on the walls, wet and moldy drywall all over the place, leaks happening from all sides of the house including the roof, and that’s just the first few steps into the house. …Perfect for what we are looking for 🙂

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Dealing with Unforeseen Issues

What’s behind the walls

I’m sure many of you would agree that we would like nothing more than for every project to go exactly as planned. Unfortunately in this business we often can’t see whats behind the walls, and what kind of issues we may be faced with.

The signs of a good investor and project manager is not only in how we can foresee plausible issues, but how we deal with those issues when we are faced with them.

Here are a few of the issues we have faced in our latest project!

Happy Real Estate Investing!

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Cleansing a home for a fresh start

When things seem to be going wrong after every turn, we seek out alternate methods to get this project off the ground. Daniela Biagi Joins us in cleansing all the negative energy from this home for a fresh start!

The End Result Is A Unicorn

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A final review of the East 26th project What a cool project that is now just humming along. We get a lot of gratification from being able to convert properties that are in need of a facelift into something viable that people can call home. This is one of those projects! We had some really neat creative elements to this deal in my opinion. One major one was lowering the…

Another Home Saved.

Another Home Saved. 150 150 admin

A final look at the Garfield project So we are finally completed and I’m not going to lie, this property posed several challenges for us. Sometimes houses need saving and this one was in need of one big time. From changing out the led water line, to having to re-sister all of the joists because so many were completely compromised to our furnace giving up and the list goes on.…

Before And After

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To say this house has been a journey is putting it lightly. Buying a house like this is always a challenge but this one, in particular, came with a curse that required some literal spiritual cleansing (thanks Daniela!). Perseverance and patience is part of the game and, with plenty of both, we’ve come to a final product that we couldn’t be more proud of.

A big GLOW UP for a small property.

A big GLOW UP for a small property. 150 150 admin

That’s a wrap on Tate Ave This project was a quick turn over, which is ideal when it comes to investment real estate. While we tend to lean towards the buy and hold side of investment real estate this property checked all the boxes for a great flip! What started out as a 400 sq ft home has now been doubled to 800 sq ft, making the over all feel…

Doing things right.

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Protecting your Investment. It’s fair to say that protecting your investments are high priority to any investor. When it comes to real estate investment, protection can take many forms, of course a main one being insurance for the property. Most property will have one policy during construction, and another for when the property is complete and ready for tenants. The second major way to protect your investment is during the…

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