In this episode, Todd talks with Ryan McKenna about how he started by cultivating relationships to build his $1 billion real estate portfolio mainly through syndication.

Ryan McKenna, founder of McKenna Capital is a real estate syndicator active in the multifamily apartment space and is a current investor in 40+ real estate syndications, totaling 10,000+ units across the United States with a portfolio value over $1 billion. Real estate investing has always been a passion of his as he’s fascinated by the concept of creating passive income to achieve financial freedom and wants to help others do the same. At McKenna Capital, Ryan oversees all due diligence/acquisitions, capital raising efforts, investor relations and asset management for his firm.

Ryan also enjoys investing into other alternative niches, and as a member of IrishAngels, he’s an active angel investor in many early-stage ventures. ​Ryan earned his MBA at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and is a former student-athlete of Arizona State University, having played baseball for the Sun Devils (2001-2004) and graduating Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Communications.

3 Pillars

  1. Cash flow
  2. Value-add upside
  3. Tax benefits

Books: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Essentialism by Greg McKeown

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