Switching Careers – Syndicating Real Estate!

Syndicating Real Estate

Yep – your read that right…I am switching careers.  I will still be in Real Estate, but I am significantly changing my profile…


My concept of the power of investment real estate has always been relative to its capacity to produce passive income, with passive being the operative word.  Why – because I don’t think that generating an income by trading services or time for money is the wisest thing in the world.  Thus, my focus over the past decade was to use income-producing real estate to position myself in a way that pays my family’s living expenses without reliance on either W2 or 1099 income.

I own 28 units, all of which I purchased with close to $0 out of pocket (I had to bring $5,300 to the Symphony Deal).  Because of these units, I have not had a traditional job in 2 years.  I’ve followed the best advice I ever received relative to success – to make sure that every deal I do is better and bigger than the one before.  This perspective has served me well indeed, and I am taking a huge next step as we speak…


I have decided to become a syndicator – someone who pulls investment capital together to acquire much bigger assets, a process otherwise known as syndicating real estate.  I am in the opening minutes of the first quarter of this game, having made my final decision to pursue syndication just a few days ago.  This decision was not an easy one and required some soul.  But, as of this writing I am all in – as they say.

I have decided to chronicle my experiences on this journey, and considering my love affair with the written word I think it’s not unreasonable to assume that my thoughts will eventually find their way into a book.  For now, I am going to put my experiences into articles both here and on the BiggerPockets blog where I am a featured writer.

Don’t worry, not every article over the next year will be concerning syndication; I am sure that I’ll run into things on the forums that will be appropriate to address.


I mentioned above that I’ve just recently and upon doing a lot of should searching have committed myself to the syndication game – the operative words being soul searching.  I’d like to let you in on some realities that exist in this world of which I did not realize and you likely do not either:
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  • William E. Reply


    I’d love to see how you go about it and where you find your investors and how deals are structured. Godspeed!

    • Ben Reply

      William – you’ll find out! 🙂

  • Jason M Reply


    Good luck with real estate syndication! I’m looking forward to hearing what exactly syndication is and how you plan on leveraging your current real estate portfolio into these big deals. I would imagine that contacts count big!

    • Ben Reply

      He Jason!

      The whole point of syndication is that I don’t have to rely on leveraging my current portfolio at all. Contacts is everything…

  • Pat Reply

    Hello Ben, I have started down the road of Commercial Real Estate Sponsor, I would love to learn how to do it effectively. WIll you post progress and your path so we can see what really works. Not much information regarding the process of becoming a sponsor as of yet. Hopefully you can ad to the hurdles that arise becoming a successful sponsor and give us some real world experience. Good Luck

    • Ben Reply

      Hey Pat!

      I absolutely will post as I go – both here and BiggerPockets. In fact, I have an article coming out tomorrow and another planned for a few days after; if you subscribe to my newsletter by enter your email at the top of the page, then you will know every time I post – it’ll show up in your email. Stay in touch and good luck!

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