Lane Kawaoka joins the show to share how he built passive cashflow with a specific rental real estate formula. He educates and organizes investors to do the same, leading from the front with his philosophy to live where you want and invest where the numbers work. It’s shocking to consider that a real asset with cashflow and leverage is considered an alternative investment compared to the engineered virtual financial markets dominated by wholesale firms and high-frequency trading. Listen and learn where to look, what metrics to use, and how to start.

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  • Three key things to look for in investment
  • Primary, secondary, tertiary markets
  • A, B, and C class real estate
  • 1% or better rent to value target
  • When to rent v/s buy your home
  • Non-recourse loans for multi-family 
  • SPC educational info and fund
  • 30% bonus depreciation in year 1
  • COVID rent collection v/s breakeven level
  • Look for problem sellers not problem property


Lane Kawaoka currently owns 3,000+ units across the US. He lives in Hawaii and recently quit his day job as a Professional Engineer with an MS in Civil Engineering & Construction Management and a BS in Industrial Engineering.

Lane partners with investors who want to build their portfolio, but are too busy to mess with “tenants, toilets, and termites” by curating opportunities in his “Hui Deal Pipeline Club” where his investors have personal access to him and know that Lane is personally putting his money on the line too. The Hui Deal Pipeline Club has acquired over $250 Million dollars of real estate acquired by syndicating over $25 Million Dollars of private equity since 2016.

Lane reverse engineers the wealth-building strategies that the rich use to the middle class via the Top-50 Investing Podcast Lane’s mission is to help hard-working professionals out of the rat race, one free strategy call at a time.


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