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Luke Westerfield

Single-Family Units to Multifamily Properties: One Client’s Strategy for Scaling Operations

By Mike Ballard When kicking off your career as a new investor, owner or operator, most people tend to start within the single-family sector before making the jump into the multifamily and commercial industry. Whether you are catering to portfolio growth or just acquiring knowledge of the trade, single-family units often serve as a starting […]

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Ascent Multifamily Breaks into Inc 500

Ascent Multifamily Breaks Into Top 500 in 2020 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies Las Vegas firm ranks No. 374 with a growth rate of 1,218 percent Inc. magazine announced today that Las Vegas-based firm Ascent Multifamily is No. 374 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, a prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. […]

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Field of Dreams - John Kinsella

Make Your Own ‘Field Of Dreams’

“If you build it, they will come.” Made famous in the renowned motion picture “Field of Dreams,” this iconic phrase depicts an admirable work ethic that is applicable to life beyond the screen. Field of Dreams, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is certainly an entertaining movie for baseball aficionados, but it also offers a […]

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Are your employees stealing from you?  

Are you sure? Fraudulent activity from employees can occur in a number of ways and have severe financial implications for multifamily owners and managers. To stay ahead of the game, you must analyze your policies and procedures, have more than one person watching the books and keep your eyes open for any red flags such […]

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My wife and I at Magnolia Farms

What we can learn about branding from Chip & Joanna Gaines

I recently visited Magnolia Market in Waco Texas, the home & lifestyle store that supports multiple lifestyle brands by Chip & Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s Fixer Upper show, among many ventures. Chip and Joanna are beloved lifestyle entrepreneurs, with a home improvement empire that includes the Market, Magnolia Homes, books, the Hearth & Hand line […]

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Sisters Serena, left, and Venus Williams shake hands after a match in 1991 in Compton, Calif.
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It’s Only A Crazy Dream Until You Do It.

Serena Williams is now just a few matches away from potentially winning her seventh U.S. Open.  She is an extremely talented athlete who has trained from her youth with the goal to play professional tennis. Last week, I saw this video featuring Serena and loved it. Nike released the video last week at the start of […]

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