As a Certified Financial Planner (Lake Growth Financial Services in Chicago), Mark Willis has been helping people get a handle on their financial future and build their businesses with proven, tax-efficient financial solutions. He specializes in building custom-tailored financial strategies that are unknown to typical stock-jockeys, attorneys, or other financial gurus. Mark co-hosts the popular “Not Your Average Financial Podcast™”, where he offers up strategies for everything from real estate investing to paying for college. He’s a huge proponent of “Self-Banking,” and today he gives Michael an introduction to that idea, and how to get started with financing real estate investments.

Released weekly on Mondays, The Executive Real Estate Investing Show is hosted by Michael Holman. Michael is an extremely passionate real estate investor who has quickly become one of the most respected real estate development syndicators in the industry. He is now committed to teaching you everything you need to know to succeed in the world of real estate investing. Check out our previous episodes below and subscribe to the podcast


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This week on the show, host Michael Holman goes into detail about the main legal documents that are required for people who are wanting to passively invest in real estate syndications. Most people investing in real estate don’t understand the legal documents like they should. You don’t have to be an attorney, but you need to have some knowledge about these items. Listen as he explains why reading the documents can help you avoid bad situations. You want to understand what you are getting yourself into. You don’t want to get into a bad investment, or be with someone who doesn't understand what they are doing or who you don’t trust. As always Michael gives his executive tip of the week. You don’t want to miss this episode!

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Do you want to gain new ideas, new possibilities, and new ways of thinking in real estate investing? Surrounding yourself with other people in the real estate industry will both help and benefit you. Relationships are the key. Michael goes beyond the business and shares why it is important to network and establish relationships with other key real estate professionals. Do not miss this information packed episode that will help you to succeed, thrive, and propel you forward in real estate investing.

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This week on the show, host Michael Holman shares the power of real estate investing. He breaks down with simple math and example how anyone can take $50,000 into $1,600,000 million dollars as well how this 1.6 million will become passive cashflow for you down the road. Listen and watch the YouTube video for the visual representation of this concept. He discusses the value of investing in smart real estate and what return numbers should be targeted and the exact timeline to follow so listeners understand how to make this happen. As always, Michael gives his executive tip and gives relevant real estate advice and information.

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Listen this week as host Michael Holman does another Executive Questions episode. This week Michael answers listeners questions in regard to real estate investing. He covers topics of why he focuses on development. Gives tips about other investing strategies within real estate, analyzing markets, syndications and what an accredited investor is, how to become one, and why you should. If you have questions for Michael with real estate investing, please feel free to email us directly at You can also contact us on any of our social media platforms or LinkedIn group. 

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This week on the show, host Michael Holman goes into his specialty—real estate investment returns. Because of his background as a CPA and financial guy, Michael breaks down why not all returns are created equal and are as good as they look on paper. He encourages listeners to do their own research and that data can always be twisted to make any investment look like a “good deal”. This episode is great for the financially illiterate or expert. He goes into high level and basic overview, most common returns you find in investing, how to compare projects and offerings, and how to understand the calculations made, so you can make your most informed decision.

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This week on the show host, Michael Holman breaks down how to understand the basics as well as the nuance parts of real estate syndication investments. Listen as he goes into detail of the differences of 506B and 506C syndications and what the pros and cons are on each one. He cautions on taking information about each syndication at face value and encourages and also educates listeners on how to do their own research on investments syndications. As always Michael gives his executive tip of the week, and you won’t want to miss this one!

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This week on the show, host, Michael Holman interviews Collin Dean, who has not only a wealth of business knowledge from his various roles in his career, but years of investing experience and he is willing to share all his experience. They dive into the importance of networking and relationships as it applies to business and real estate. Collin dives into why and how he got started into real estate investing and the reasons he got started and continues to invest in real estate. Some of the mistake or pitfalls that he had when he first started in real estate and some adjustments he has made or makes now for smarter investments. They discuss the value of building experience and when it is a “good time” to get into the real estate investing realm. Covers topics of getting started, learning, and growing as one learns the process and opportunities. They discuss ins and outs of syndications the pros, the scalability of them, and what to look for.

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This week on the show, host, Michael does his first “Executive Questions” segment. Michael answers questions sent in by listeners and breaks down his reasoning behind them. If you want to have a question answered on the show, email us at You can also contact us on any of our social media platforms or LinkedIn group. Michael answers questions regarding how to get started in real estate, the future of multifamily properties, location development, construction cost, build and sell strategy, and investing in real estate through a self-directed IRA. Listen, subscribe, like review and share the show. As always, Michael shares his executive tip which is all about understanding your limitations and how to turn them into know-hows to gain and maintain success.

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This week on the Executive Real Estate Investing Show, Host Michael Holman talks all about the benefits of leveraging in real estate. He dives into why he is a proponent of debt when it is the right kind of debt--consumer debt not good. Listen and learn as Michael walks you through three key ways leverage will propel you into better investing. (1) Amps up returns on investments (2) Ability to scale and build portfolio much quicker (3)Reduces risk. In addition he discusses purchasing power of the dollar and how to use other people’s money to work to your advantage today.

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This week on the podcast, host, Michael Holman interviews Jordan Spencer Partner at Red Canyon Financial about his out-of-the box career path to where he is now, and ways he seized opportunities to grow and change in this industry. They also discuss the debate of the real estate bubble and Jordan tells his story of the best business advice he ever received.

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This week Michael Holman dives into the advantages of in investing in what you know. Also find out what he considers the gate way advice to real estate investing. Michael gives the pros and cons to the 6 Types of commercial real estate. (1) Apartments/Multifamily (2) Industrial (3) Office (4) Retail (5) Hospitality (6) Specialty And takes these types of real estate investments further by speaking on the differences and pros and cons of core investments, value-add investments, opportunistic investments and development investments.

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This week on the second episode of the executive REI Show, podcast host, Michael Holman discusses the direct benefits of learning the real estate markets as a whole and specifically which market one may want to direct his or her focus. He breaks the importance of focused attention on the data of the markets and what investors should be looking for in certain reports and trends. Studying the data and letting the data drive one’s decisions is key to successful real estate investments.

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This week on the first episode of the executive REI Show, podcast host, Michael Holman covers extremely simple but also extremely powerful components when investing in real estate. He breaks down the 7 benefits of investing real estate as opposed to some other investment options. This information is helpful for the new real estate investor or a great reminder to the seasoned ones.

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At The Executive Real Estate Investing Show, we will help you passively increase your wealth allowing you more freedom of time, more assurance going into retirement, and more wealth to pass on to the next generation. We bring you guests who will show you the road map to your goals.


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