Ep. 16: The Power of Diversification, with Mike Zlotnik

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Lance is the Founder and Managing Partner of Verivest, an end-to-end real estate investment platform designed to bring transparency and trust to middle-market investing, and a Principal in Fairway America, a real estate private equity firm in Portland, Oregon.

Is diversification simply a vehicle for the investor who can’t make a decision? Not so fast. Lance talks to Mike Zlotnik of TF Management Group, who manages several diversified investment funds. They discuss the inherent risks, like assessing the amount of leverage in a deal, analyzing the credibility and character of the sponsor, and seeing past the “shiny object syndrome” of IRR.

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Mike Zlotnik has been a debt and equity investor in real estate for since 2000.  He started his career and had spent nearly 15 years in the information technology field managing Risk, Business Intelligence and Quality of complex systems, software and processes.  While building a successful carrier in IT, Mike’s passion has always been real estate investing because of its predictability of outcome and well understood risks. In 2009, Mike joined Tempo Funding, LLC (Mortgage Pool Fund) as a managing partner, and Vice President of funding operations.  Starting from January 2014, Mike has assumed the responsibility of a CEO and has since founded TF Management Group, LLC, launching 3 new real estate investment funds, TF Investment Fund II LLC (Income Fund), Tempo Opportunity Fund LLC (Growth & Income Fund) and Tempo Growth Fund LLC (Growth Fund).

Under Mike’s Leadership, the company has seen transformation & growth, delivering strong returns for the fund investors. Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Binghamton University.  Mike is a member of multiple real estate and investor mastermind groups such as Collective Genius, Freedom Founders, Venture Alliance, CA Investors (Private).

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