What is MultifamilyCollective?

The Multifamily Collective (#MFC) is a place for industry professionals to engage in conversations about all aspects of the multifamily space. MFC is an idea incubator, a thought provoker, and a home for collaboration.  

The Multifamily Collective team is dedicated to producing engaging and thoughtful content for our members. The Multifamily Collective is filled with fresh content including blog posts, micro-vlog posts, and interviews with industry pros and influencers.  

Mike Brewer is the founder of The Multifamily Collective (fka Apartment Hacker). Mike shares his personal and professional thoughts and experiences with multifamily peers around the globe. His passion for people, technology, and real estate is at the heart of this space. Sharon Cauthen serves as a co-creator and editor for #MFC content.  

We hope you’ll check in regularly to read the latest and share your feedback. Welcome to the MULTIFAMILY COLLECTIVE! 

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4 Replies on “What is MultifamilyCollective?

  1. Mike , got any cabinet leads , I have a great product ready to ship. Priced competitively.

  2. Just curious how you went from selling single family homes to managing a portfolio of multifamily units? I made the move from selling residential real estate to managing residential real estate about a year ago. I am interested in getting into multifamily units but it's definitely a big jump from residential management to multifamily management. Any insight would be great.

    Thanks

    1. Tony –

      My apologies – not sure how I missed your comment.

      The reader's digest version is that I owned and operated a landscape business called the Lawn Ranger which exposed to me to a number of real estate agents in my market place. I happened across one that offered me a job managing 18 units for him. That quickly gave way to managing other buildings and eventually a residential sales license and ownership in a few deals. Then I got the wild idea to go back and finish my college degree in a different city so I sold everything and went for it.
      I got a job as a leasing consultant for EPT management company and learned everything I could about the business – in short, I went about falling in love with the business. I never did finish my college degree but rather poured my heart and soul into meeting all the right people, fostering great relationships with them and graduated through the ranks. Today – roughly 15 years later I have lived and worked with some over the top amazing people in Texas, Seattle, Portland and as of late Saint Louis.

      In short:

      1. Get humble and don't forget your family along the way
      2. Learn everything – and, get the understanding that the more you learn the more you don't know
      3. Practice everything and fail fast – do more of what works and less of what does not
      4. Become a servant – give without expecting in return
      5. Foster amazing relationships – understand that you become like the seven people you hang around most and the things you read and watch – take inventory often
      6. Work for love not money – the money will come in relation to the love that you give
      7. Enjoy every step of the journey as you cannot take one moment of it back

  3. Just curious how you went from selling single family homes to managing a portfolio of multifamily units? I made the move from selling residential real estate to managing residential real estate about a year ago. I am interested in getting into multifamily units but it's definitely a big jump from residential management to multifamily management. Any insight would be great.

    Thanks