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The Academy Presents podcast

May 22, 2023

Looking to unlock the secrets of real estate investing and pave your way to financial freedom? This podcast episode is your ultimate resource. Delve into the world of non-residential commercial real estate and uncover the advantages, challenges, and lucrative lease options available with our guest, Jonathan Hayek, who was a former special education teacher. From gross and modified gross leases to double net, triple net, and absolute net leases, discover how to maximize your passive income potential. Gain expert guidance on smart investing strategies and unlock the key to reaching your financial goals. It's time to seize the opportunity and start living the life of your dreams. Tune in now and open the door to unlimited real estate success!




[00:01 - 04:29] From Former Teacher to Flipping Homes

  • Jonathan started flipping small single-family homes to build portfolio of small multi-family properties 
  • Deals became harder to come by due to COVID-19  


[04:30 - 08:35] Exploring the Benefits of Investing in Non-Residential Commercial Real Estate

  • Why investing in non-residential, commercial real estate offers many benefits
  • Why gross leases involve a flat fee with landlord responsible for taxes, insurance and maintenance 


[08:36 - 12:56] Different Types of Leases and Their Benefits

  • Gross lease: tenant pays a flat fee, no utilities, taxes, or insurance 
  • Modified gross lease: tenant pays for some costs associated with their unit/suite (e.g. utilities)
  • Net leases: tenants responsible for taxes, insurance, and common area maintenance (CAM)


[12:57 - 16:37] Closing Segment

  • Absolute net lease: landlord has zero responsibilities; tenant takes care of all repairs/maintenance
  • Listeners can visit to learn more about Jonathan and his work




Tweetable Quotes:


“And so if you're buying an absolute net lease…'re gonna be buying it at a pretty low cap rate.” – Jonathan Hayek


“A lot of industrial places are like industrial warehouses. A lot of those are absolute net leases.” – Jonathan Hayek



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