5 Talents Podcast - Passive Investing, Cashflow, & Wealth Creation in Commercial Real Estate

Buying the Whole Block with Kelvin Fu - $20-$50M Past Transactions, 300+ Units Today

October 22, 2020 Abel Pacheco Season 1 Episode 24
5 Talents Podcast - Passive Investing, Cashflow, & Wealth Creation in Commercial Real Estate
Buying the Whole Block with Kelvin Fu - $20-$50M Past Transactions, 300+ Units Today
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5 Talents Podcast - Passive Investing, Cashflow, & Wealth Creation in Commercial Real Estate
Buying the Whole Block with Kelvin Fu - $20-$50M Past Transactions, 300+ Units Today
Oct 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 24
Abel Pacheco

This episode will give you a glimpse into what happens when you pursue something without a backup plan. Today we’ll be talking with Kelvin Fu, a Partner for the firm GL Capital. Kelvin is a determined and strong global business leader with experience in private equity and venture capital who has traveled widely and worked on bridging East and West capital with global opportunities cutting across different industries. With all his experience, he started his own business, and today he helps build wealth for passive investors in commercial, multifamily, and single-family real estate.

 Let’s jump in and learn his strategy of controlling the narrative of a whole street rather than one building.


[00:01 - 07:50] Opening Segment

  • Let’s get to know Kelvin Fu
  • Kelvin gives us some background on his experience and how he started 

[07:51 - 14:17] The GL Value-Add Strategy 

  • Kelvin talks about his deal with the Brown’s Loft apartments
  • How Kelvin brings his past experience into real estate today 
  • The GL model 

[14:18 - 21:42] Owning the Asset and Yourself

  • Kelvin gives some insights into starting your own business 
  • Ad break 
  • Kelvin’s dream and goals for the future 

[21:43 - 25:03] Controlling the Narrative of the Whole Street

  • Kelvin talks about the value of owning multiple properties on a block 
  • Finding a mentor who can guide you and how to provide value back
  • Kelvin talks about not having any other option but to succeed

[25:04 - 30:29] No Back-Up Plan

  • Kelvin talks about not having any other option but to succeed
  • The value of pursuing education 
  • Kelvin’s advice about sourcing deals

[30:30 - 39:10] Closing Segment

  • Kelvin talks about the next steps of analyzing a property 
  • How to reach out to Kelvin - links below 
  • Reminder to get my free e-book - link below
  • Final words from Kelvin and Me


Tweetable Quotes:

“People underestimate our model… If you prefer the heavy value-add stuff you gotta take a little bit more risk. If you prefer a more stable one the returns are gonna be less but you don’t have to stress.” - Kelvin Fu 

“I started my entrepreneur journey because I wanted to do something for myself and my family. I wanted to be able to control my time, I wanted to be able to work with people that I enjoy… I think that you have to pick the industry that you enter.” - Kelvin Fu

“I think it’s about mindset, you know; Never say no. Keep learning. Go out and just learn.” - Kelvin Fu


Resources:


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Connect with Kelvin on LinkedIn. Visit https://www.glcapital.io/ to learn more.

Guest Email: [email protected]

Connect with me:

https://www.5tcre.com/

Facebook

LinkedIn

Instagram

Watch 5T CRE on YouTube

Leave us a review and receive your free ebook

Email us --> [email protected]

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/5Talents)

Show Notes

This episode will give you a glimpse into what happens when you pursue something without a backup plan. Today we’ll be talking with Kelvin Fu, a Partner for the firm GL Capital. Kelvin is a determined and strong global business leader with experience in private equity and venture capital who has traveled widely and worked on bridging East and West capital with global opportunities cutting across different industries. With all his experience, he started his own business, and today he helps build wealth for passive investors in commercial, multifamily, and single-family real estate.

 Let’s jump in and learn his strategy of controlling the narrative of a whole street rather than one building.


[00:01 - 07:50] Opening Segment

  • Let’s get to know Kelvin Fu
  • Kelvin gives us some background on his experience and how he started 

[07:51 - 14:17] The GL Value-Add Strategy 

  • Kelvin talks about his deal with the Brown’s Loft apartments
  • How Kelvin brings his past experience into real estate today 
  • The GL model 

[14:18 - 21:42] Owning the Asset and Yourself

  • Kelvin gives some insights into starting your own business 
  • Ad break 
  • Kelvin’s dream and goals for the future 

[21:43 - 25:03] Controlling the Narrative of the Whole Street

  • Kelvin talks about the value of owning multiple properties on a block 
  • Finding a mentor who can guide you and how to provide value back
  • Kelvin talks about not having any other option but to succeed

[25:04 - 30:29] No Back-Up Plan

  • Kelvin talks about not having any other option but to succeed
  • The value of pursuing education 
  • Kelvin’s advice about sourcing deals

[30:30 - 39:10] Closing Segment

  • Kelvin talks about the next steps of analyzing a property 
  • How to reach out to Kelvin - links below 
  • Reminder to get my free e-book - link below
  • Final words from Kelvin and Me


Tweetable Quotes:

“People underestimate our model… If you prefer the heavy value-add stuff you gotta take a little bit more risk. If you prefer a more stable one the returns are gonna be less but you don’t have to stress.” - Kelvin Fu 

“I started my entrepreneur journey because I wanted to do something for myself and my family. I wanted to be able to control my time, I wanted to be able to work with people that I enjoy… I think that you have to pick the industry that you enter.” - Kelvin Fu

“I think it’s about mindset, you know; Never say no. Keep learning. Go out and just learn.” - Kelvin Fu


Resources:


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Connect with Kelvin on LinkedIn. Visit https://www.glcapital.io/ to learn more.

Guest Email: [email protected]

Connect with me:

https://www.5tcre.com/

Facebook

LinkedIn

Instagram

Watch 5T CRE on YouTube

Leave us a review and receive your free ebook

Email us --> [email protected]

Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/5Talents)