THE KEEPON CASHFLOW PODCAST – RETAIL SPACE INVESTING 101

Michael Flight, co-founder and CEO of Liberty Real Estate Fund LLC, gets together with Billy Keels in Episode 5 of the Going Long Podcast. In this show, Billy and Michael discuss the advantages of retail real estate and net lease properties, and the criteria that Liberty Real Estate Fund looks for in tenants and investors. Michael also elaborates on his experiences with Triple Net (NNN) and net lease properties as great generators of wealth for investors. They wrap up the episode with Michael sharing some of his challenges in retail real estate and lessons he utilized bringing Real Estate on the Blockchain with Liberty Real Estate Fund, as well as great book recommendations for real estate entrepreneurs and beyond.

Timestamped Shownotes:

01:02 – Host Billy Keels introduces Michael Flight, Co-Founder and CEO of Liberty Real Estate Fund LLC as well as Principal of Concordia Realty

03:27 – Michael Flight, CEO of Liberty Real Estate Fund, explains his background in retail real estate and Net Lease property experience

09:32 – How do net lease tenants, like Walgreens, prove to be internet-resistant and recession-proof?

13:33 – How do net lease and Triple Net (NNN) brick-and-mortar investments have an advantage focusing on real estate as a hard asset?

14:29 – What experience does Michael Flight, CEO of Liberty Real Estate Fund and Principal of Concordia Realty, have in european retail real estate and net lease properties?

17:59 – What criteria does Michael, CEO of Liberty, look for in net lease and retail real estate properties for successful business?

20:53 – How does the credit of an investor affect their ability to invest in net lease properties, like ones that Liberty Real Estate Fund specializes in?

22:58 – What experience does Michael Flight, Co-Founder and CEO of Liberty Real Estate Fund, have with net lease (NNN) and retail real estate tenants?

25:55 – How has Liberty Real Estate Fund’s CEO Michael Flight used his net lease investment experience with his passion for giving back to communities? 

32:48 – What lessons has Michael learned from his retail real estate experience that helped in the creation of Liberty Real Estate Fund?

3 Key Points:

  1. Benefits of Triple Net (NNN) and SIngle Tenant Net Lease (STNL) investments 
  2. Net Lease investments create passive cash flow for real estate investors
  3. Net Lease investments have tangible and intrinsic value as hard assets

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Michael J. Flight is a founding principal of Concordia Realty Corporation in 1990 and more recently CEO of Liberty Real Estate Fund LLC, the World’s First Net Lease Security Token FundTM, joining 30 plus years of institutional real estate investment experience with blockchain technology to deliver very stable, diversified, tax efficient returns combined with liquidity, security and transparency.  The LIBERTY-RE token is a net leased property fund curated to create a conservative, safe haven portfolio of long term, Single-Tenant Net-Leased properties designed for geographic diversification, tenant credit diversification and industry diversification.

Michael is a real estate entrepreneur and Security Token evangelist who is an expert in retail real estate (Shopping Centers and Single-Tenant Net-Leased) investment, redevelopment and real estate on the blockchain. He has an extensive record of partnering with some of the world’s most well-known banks, insurance companies, hedge funds and institutional investors in many successful projects.  Michael has been active in commercial real estate over the past 34 years.  Michael has been featured on these quality podcasts: The Real Estate Guys Radio Show, Cash Flow ConnectionsReal Estate EspressoCashFlow NinjaBuck Joffrey’s Wealth FormulaFamily Office Club and Bitcoin.com podcasts and many more.  Michael is also a well-known speaker at FreedomFest, Investor Summit at Sea, the Intelligent Investors Real Estate Conference, the Multifamily Investor Network Conference, the CRE Power Players Summit, the LA Blockchain Summit and the Liberland 5th Anniversary Conference. He is a published author having been recently, and was featured in the #1 Amazon bestselling book: DESIRE, DISCIPLINE & DETERMINATION (2019).  Michael is the organizer and co-host of the Chicago Blockchain Real Estate Collective an organization created to provide education about Security Tokens, real estate on the blockchain, distributed ledger, smart contracts, security tokens, asset tokenization and applying them to real estate.

He is currently finishing a book on the benefits of Single-Tenant Net-Lease (STNL) real estate investments. Michael is co-host of the Nothing But Net podcast – an educational podcast about Net Leased (“NNN”) properties.

Liberty Real Estate Fund LLC is The World’s First Single-Tenant Net-Lease Security Token FundTM, joining 30 plus years of institutional real estate investment experience with blockchain technology to deliver very stable, diversified, tax efficient returns combined with liquidity, security and transparency.

Liberty is a real estate investment fund that acquires Single-Tenant Net-Leased (NNN)  essential business retail, auto service and medical properties in the United States. It is designed for investors to achieve: Geographic Diversification; Industry Diversification; Tenant Credit Strength and is built with hard assets that have intrinsic value. Our portfolio of Net Lease properties is constructed with brand name Essential Businesses operating in high growth markets throughout the United States. These Net Lease assets have long term contractual rents backed by excellent brand name, well capitalized companies.

Liberty is focused on investing in high quality, well located Single-Tenant Net-Leased (NNN) properties in targeted high growth, low tax areas of the United States.  The portfolio has been specifically designed to provide stable, recession resistant income combined with inflation protected wealth preservation and equity growth.

Liberty was founded by an experienced real estate team who believes that Security Tokens are superior to traditional investment methods because investors will benefit from the liquidity, cost efficiency and transparency provided by the blockchain.

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Courtney Stone is a Marketing and Creative Writing Specialist at Liberty Real Estate Fund
LLC, the World’s First Net Lease Security Token FundTM.

She is a May 2021 honorary graduate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who majored in English, with Economics and Journalism minors. Courtney also works as a Copywriter and Marketing Strategist for Concordia Realty Corporation as well as proofreads for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).