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The deal is everything when it comes to real estate, it can set you up for failure or total success. Your first steps need to be done correctly and fully thought out, doing it that way will minimize any obstacles that could arise. Today our guest Timothy Lyons, gives us a crash course on how to raise capital while complying with the FCC. He also touches upon making co-investors feel secure with their funding. Tim speaks on the wrong way to raise capital and what risks could be incurred and the right way like using a broker-dealer which will benefit everyone involved in the project. At the end of the day, we are here to grow and share our knowledge, that is the gift that keeps on giving.

A little bit about our guest,

Tim is a 15 year veteran of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and currently serves as a lieutenant in the borough of Queens. Until recently, he also worked part-time as an emergency room RN at a level 1 trauma center. He brings years of real world management and leadership experience to his real estate investment career. He also started Cityside Capital with the goal of not only growing his own portfolio but also to help others realize the power that real estate investing can have on creating passive income and building wealth.

Take a look at some of the topics in this interview

  • 00:00 - Intro
  • 01:44 - Tim's start
  • 14:40 - What is a broker-dealer
  • 18:58 - Vetting on sponsored deals
  • 25:00 - Painful learning lesson
  • 27:47 - Three and ten year vision

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