Passive Syndication Investing w/ Lane Kawaoka

Passive Syndication Investing w/ Lane Kawaoka

This week’s guest is an engineer turned real estate investor. Lane Kawaoka is now living the dream in Hawaii, and doing what he loves thanks in part to the passive portfolio he’s been able to build over the years. He sits down with me for this episode of Skyline Views to discuss his investing strategy, analyzing deals, and analyzing markets.

Key Points:

How Lane got his start in real estate (0:22)

The first and sometimes biggest stumbling block for investors (1:07)

The role of the 1% rule (2:14)

What KPI does Lane take into account when first considering a new MSA? (3:01)

Safety in how you buy and how you run your numbers up front (6:23)

Lane’s systems for organization and management (8:48)

Emergency fund 2.0 (10:42)

What attracts Lane to a syndication deal (13:47)

How is Lane structuring his portfolio these days (15:14)

The new asset class Lane is looking at in 2021 (17:52)

What markets is Lane looking at in 2021? (20:18)


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Passion is an understatement when it comes to Christopher Mills and his desire to help families and family owned businesses. Chris has over 15 years of real estate experience as an investor, and has experience as a loan originator, property manager, and an agent. At The Haney Company, Chris specializes in working with individuals and organizations who have or desire real estate holdings and helping them map out and achieve their financial goals. His real estate experience helps him address the complexities and opportunities unique to real estate investors. His specialties include alternative investments, 1031 Exchanges, and liquidity solutions. Working closely with members of The Haney Company, attorneys, and CPAs, his clients are able to benefit from a comprehensive approach to each individual situation. Chris is the author of Legacy 101: A Practical Guide. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and 3 children. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, hiking, cooking, and classical music.