Trust First, Ask Second

May 11, 2023

Think about the last time somebody tried to sell you something. More than likely, you either rejected or ignored their offer and probably gave the product itself very little thought. On the surface, you probably rejected the item because it was something you didn’t particularly want or need. But what was even more important was the fact […]

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The Importance of Mentorship in Industrial Real Estate

May 8, 2023

Introduction to Brit Properties – Part III The Importance of Taking a Position I once had a professor that taught me an important lesson. He said, “if we learn nothing else in his course, to remember this: always take a position on things. Don’t be wishy-washy. Even if you’re wrong, your willingness to take a […]

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Finding a Niche in Industrial Real Estate

May 5, 2023

Introduction to Brit Properties – Part II Shifting from Industrial Developer to Value-Add Investor My next move was to shift strategies. Rather than acting as a developer, I decided I’d start buying buildings instead. I lined up a small group of investors and bought an industrial building for $700,000. We got very, very lucky with […]

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Getting Started in Industrial Real Estate

May 1, 2023

An Introduction to Brit Properties – Part I How I Came to Love Industrial Real Estate People often ask me how I got started in the commercial real estate industry – in the industrial sector, specifically. Truth be told, my foray into the industry wasn’t a linear path. I grew up in Highland Park, a […]

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Adam Gower’s “DEAL TIME!” Sponsor Profile with Brit Properties

April 19, 2023

Brit Properties offers individuals the opportunity to Invest in industrial real estate in city & suburban locations across the Greater Chicago Metropolitan area, offering these benefits: Attractive cash flow-yield – fascinating tenants. Leases often have annual increases. Safely preserve equity through conservative loan to value ratios around 30% The team at Brit Properties has extensive expertise in […]

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Cold calling door-to-door nets $100 million of industrial real estate for Chicago investors

March 29, 2023

  At age 16 Joel Friedland became a lawn-service entrepreneur and signed up 60 customers from door to door sales pitches. He then hired dozens of kids as lawn cutters–and he even bought liability insurance.       From lawns to leases After college, Friedland was hired by his future mentor, Steve Podolsky, as a leasing […]

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