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About Sean Katona

Sean is a full-time real estate investor and landlord who has spearheaded 75+ deals including everything from value-add renovations to new construction. His focus at Simplified Properties is revitalizing fixer-upper shopping centers to maximize returns for friends & colleagues who invest alongside them. The Katona’s portfolio includes retail, apartments, storage, single family rentals, REITs, and a handful of volatile stocks picked up in March 2020 (for added excitement). Prior to becoming a strip-mall enthusiast, he worked at Microsoft & EA Sports selling Xbox Ads to Hollywood and automakers. Proud alumni of the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington with concentrations in Marketing, Technology and Sales.

How To Buy a Commercial Property Ep.1

How to Buy a Commercial Property I have a new deal, we've just opened escrow. So let me start at the beginning. When I'm hunting for a deal, I'm combing through CoStar or brokers are presenting me deals that they think are of interest, that meet my buying criteria. For me, that means [...]

By |March 11th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on How To Buy a Commercial Property Ep.1

Weekly Update 3-1-2021: Video Bonanza

What's up investors. It is video Bonanza week here. We're doing a LinkedIn live with my mentor on Wednesday in the middle of the day, talking about 20,21 opportunities and how we can position ourselves to take advantage of the wave of distressed assets that are coming. So, be on the lookout for that. [...]

By |March 2nd, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Weekly Update 3-1-2021: Video Bonanza

How CRE Pros are Maximizing Clubhouse (TRAFFIC!)

🔥 FireRound 🔥. Speakers share a specific CRE win from Clubhouse   Karly Iacono: @karlyiacono Tremendous experience with the platform.  Started a club called NNN investing with nearly 500 members (all things retail & net lease).  Been using CH for 3 buckets: 1) lead gen to reach new clients & investors... meeting new clients [...]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on How CRE Pros are Maximizing Clubhouse (TRAFFIC!)

How to Blow up your Pipeline for Killer Deal Flow (Clubhouse Notes)

Here are my crude notes from our clubhouse session on deal flow and filling up our pipelines.  Thanks to all the folks who shared great actionable items we can implement for our own markets, asset classes and portfolios.  We had great representation from CRE pros including leasing brokers, investment sales, landlords, CRE digital marketers, [...]

By |January 29th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on How to Blow up your Pipeline for Killer Deal Flow (Clubhouse Notes)

Top 7 Investor FAQs

What is the minimum investment that someone can do to participate in one of these deals?" $100,000. That's the minimum that I've set for someone that I have an existing relationship with that's an accredited investor.  If for whatever reason, someone has a special exception where they maybe need to start out a little [...]

By |January 28th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on Top 7 Investor FAQs

How to Invest in Real Estate with your 401k

One of the really cool things that I didn't know before investing in real estate is that we could do so from within our retirement accounts, like our 401Ks requires a couple of steps. Basically, it allows us to buy rental properties, do loans, or invest in larger, let's say commercial properties or apartment [...]

By |January 26th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate|Comments Off on How to Invest in Real Estate with your 401k

How to Quickly Increase the Value of a Shopping Center- Investor Update

Super excited to share that I just closed on a new show shopping center, on Christmas Eve actually, at about 4:00 PM. There's some fun things that we're going do to the building right away that I think it'd be interesting, not just for my investors to see, but anyone who's curious about commercial [...]

By |January 25th, 2021|Commercial Real Estate, Deal Update|Comments Off on How to Quickly Increase the Value of a Shopping Center- Investor Update

What We’re Reading

Cash Machine For Life - Loral Langemeier TJ Hoisisgingon - If you think You Can Jack  Canfield - Success Principles Tom Wheelwright Tax-Free Wealth: How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lowering Your Taxes (Rich Dad Advisors)   http://www.jamesaltucher.com/ The combination of Kratom and Weed  has very good benefits for your health you can more [...]

By |June 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What We’re Reading