How will you invest in multifamily real estate this year?

Multifamily real estate is going to be in big demand this year. It’s one of the few investments that is expected to hold and grow in value, deliver appealing yields, provide tax benefits, and throw off cash flow. How will you do it?

  1. Buy An Apartment Building To Flip Or Hold For Cash Flow

There are plenty of apartment buildings in America. They range from small five unit properties to hundreds of units spread across multiple buildings in entire complexes.

You can buy recently renovated ones which already have a track record of performance for cash flow. Or you can acquire dated and distressed multifamily properties and rehab them yourself. Then hold and manage them for cash flow or flip them for lump sums of cash to other investors.

  1. Build Your Own Multifamily Inventory

Where inventory is lean or too competitive and expensive, you can always develop your own. Find the land, complete the plans, get permits, and hire a builder to finish it. Then keep it or resell it. It’s a longer process, but if the market changes, you can also always convert it into condos and cash out.

  1. Invest In Commercial Mortgage Debt

If hands-on property management or learning the construction business isn’t for you, then consider becoming a note investor or lender. Invest in commercial mortgage debt backed exclusively by multifamily properties. Bid on existing notes and note pools, or originate your own loan notes which can be held or sold.

  1. House Hack

This may also be a great year to buy your first house. If you don’t own one yet, then purchasing a small 2-4 unit property can be a great way to hack your way into homeownership and real estate investing. Live in one unit. Rent the others out. Then you can live for free, and maybe even make a little extra cash too.

  1. Invest Through Real Estate Syndications

Syndications allow you to partner up with others and buy the best properties, even if you don’t have all the cash to buy an entire complex yourself or want to spread your capital around. This also partners you with experienced operators who will handle everything while you sit back and share in the profits. Let them do all the hard work of finding and negotiating the best deals, leasing and managing tenants and maintenance, and get on with what you love doing most in life.


Bill Zahller is the President of Park Capital Properties and resides in Asheville, NC. As a Multifamily Real Estate Investor and Syndicator, he founded Park Capital Properties in 2016 after 14 years involvement in real estate investment. He works with accredited investors and professionals who are interested in real estate investment, diversification, and financial freedom.

Bill has been flying since high school. His father was a Naval Aviator and Captain for TWA. Bill has been flying professionally for over 25 years, 23 of those at his current company. He has accumulated over 12,000 hours and 7 Jet type ratings. He has also held Instructor, IOE Instructor and NRFO pilot positions with a large fractional flight company. He is currently flying the Global 6000 in a long range mission capacity. This keeps it interesting – one week its Beijing or Sydney; the next Rio or Rome.

Bill is also the founder of the Asheville Multifamily Investor Club. Visit for more information.

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