Bruce began mentoring others in the syndication, acquisition, operation, and disposition of multiple apartment complexes in 2014. Bruce’s passion is providing passive streams of income to investors by improving apartment complexes and creating communities residents love to call home.
The Apartment Guy℠, Bruce Petersen, is a serial syndicator of large multi-family properties throughout Central Texas ranging in size from 120-292 units. He was awarded the Austin Apartment Association’s Independent Rental Owner of the Year for 2016 and the National Apartment Association’s Independent Rental Owner of the Year for 2017. Bruce targets stabilized properties where he can buy a cash-flowing asset and drive value through improved operations. He is able to do this by implementing his proven systems and deploying his experienced staff to replicate his business model across the new acquisitions.
Stephanie Petersen has over 19 years of experience in owning and managing investment properties. She sits on the board of the Austin Apartment Association and the Texas Apartment Association. Her previous professional experience was as a certified public accountant with an emphasis in audit and tax preparation for apartment complexes.
Just like Bruce, Stephanie has a desire to help teach and inspire others with the experience and knowledge she possesses. Stephanie is in the process of bringing that desire into reality by launching her own brand, Accounting Pro, that will help teach others the ins-and-outs of the accounting side of real estate. With her wealth of knowledge and her approachability students will learn the right stuff in the right way.
Many people have dreams of owning large multifamily properties—but fail to get beyond small deals. Not today’s guest! Today, we sit down with Bruce Petersen, an investor from the Austin, TX area who started with a 48-unit syndication deal and hasn’t looked back! Bruce has some incredible stories and lessons from his time in the business, so if you ever plan to buy an apartment complex, this is one episode you need to pay close attention to!
The guys take a deep dive into that first deal and the strategies Bruce used to find his investors, finance the deal and running his own property management. At one point, he closed 4 deals totaling 860 units in 18 months. This episode is jam-packed full of ways to add value to your properties and involve your tenants suggestions and treat them well!
Bruce Petersen raises money for a living and so far has syndicated 1,100 multifamily units. In this episode he talks about raising capital, syndicating multifamily, the pitfalls of syndication and how to get his book for free.
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