Interview with Gabe Petersen from Kaizen Properties

Episode 96 February 01, 2023 00:33:18
Interview with Gabe Petersen from Kaizen Properties
Passive Mobile Home Park Investing
Interview with Gabe Petersen from Kaizen Properties

Feb 01 2023 | 00:33:18

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Show Notes

Welcome back to the Passive Mobile Home Park Investing Podcast, hosted by Andrew Keel. On this episode of the Passive Mobile Home Park Investing Podcast, Andrew talks with Gabe Petersen from Kaizen Properties. Gabe and Andrew discuss utility infrastructure in Gabe's 1st mobile home park and how Gabe got educated on due diligence within the mobile home park space. Gabe also shares what he would have done differently before buying a mobile home park and his take on how the impending recession will affect mobile home parks and self-storage.

Gabe Petersen is the founder of Kaizen Properties and the host of The Real Estate Investing Club podcast. Gabe started his career as a management consultant for Fortune 500 companies in Seattle, Washington, he soon realized the corporate world did not fit the vision he had for his life. It wasn't until he bought his first broken-down triplex in Tacoma, Washington that he truly found his path in real estate. He now repositions commercial real estate across the United States - with a special focus on RV and Mobile home parks.

 

***Andrew Keel and Keel Team Real Estate Investments (Keel Team, LLC) do not endorse any interviewee. This interview is for informational purposes only and should not be depended upon for investment purposes. ***

 

Andrew Keel is the owner of Keel Team, LLC, a Top 100 Owner of Manufactured Housing Communities with over 2,000 lots under management. His team currently manages over 30 manufactured housing communities across more than ten states. His expertise is in turning around under-managed manufactured housing communities by utilizing proven systems to maximize the occupancy while reducing operating costs. He specializes in bringing in homes to fill vacant lots, implementing utility bill back programs, and improving overall management and operating efficiencies, all of which significantly boost the asset value and net operating income of the communities.

Andrew has been featured on some of the Top Podcasts in the manufactured housing space, click here to listen to his most recent interviews: https://www.keelteam.com/podcast-links. In order to successfully implement his management strategy Andrew's team usually moves on location during the first several months of ownership. Find out more about Andrew's story at AndrewKeel.com.

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Talking Points:

00:21 - Welcome to the Passive Mobile Home Park Investing Podcast

01:23 - How Gabe Petersen got started in real estate

04:18 - Gabe's first mobile home park purchase

08:48 - Gabe's current portfolio

10:42 - Education on mobile home parks and RV parks

12:40 - Gabe's move to Self-Storage

13:25 - The hardest part of the business

16:35 - Self-Storage versus Mobile Home Parks

21:56 - The most important things that passive investors need to look out for before investing in mobile home parks

27:49 - The impending recession and mobile home parks

29:07 - "Your tenant base is the most fragile"

31:15 - Gabe's perfect mobile home park

32:07 - Getting a hold of Gabe Petersen

32:26 - Conclusion

 

Links & Mentions from This Episode:

The Real Estate Investing Club: https://www.therealestateinvestingclub.com/?r_done=1

Gabe's Email: [email protected]

Keel Team's official website: https://www.keelteam.com/

Andrew Keel's official website: https://www.andrewkeel.com/

Andrew Keel LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewkeel

Andrew Keel Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PassiveMHPinvestingPodcast

Andrew Keel Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/passivemhpinvesting/

Twitter: @MHPinvestors

 

Quotes:

"[Self-education on MHPs] was really just looking online and reading about people who have gone through it." - Gabe Petersen

"I really liked self storage just because it's very easy to automate, so I jumped in." - Gabe Petersen

"I'm doing my first syndication with an 80,000 square foot self storage facility coming up here soon." - Gabe Petersen

"The problem with self storage is, first of all, you have way more people than you do with mobile home parks." - Gabe Petersen

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