Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing with Jonathan Greene

091: Innovative Wealth Strategies in Real Estate with Frank Hanna Jr.


Wealth creation includes real estate more often than not. Knowing how to navigate taxes and understanding the asset classes available to you is an important component of wealth-building.

On this episode of Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing, Jonathan welcomes Frank Hanna, Jr., founder of Revolution Exchange. Revolution Exchange provides comprehensive analysis, tailored programs, and turnkey solutions for tax-free exchanges. The team is focused on real estate investors as a wealth management company, and Frank also has a history in real estate.

Jonathan and Frank dive into his early exposure to real estate through his parents, why Frank favors multifamily properties for investment, and what a triple net lease is. They cover the benefits of triple net leases, the reason COVID acted as a litmus test for them, and Frank’s thoughts on diversifying your investment portfolio. Jonathan also explores Delaware Statutory Trusts (DST) and 1031 exchanges as tax breaks with Frank.

Leveling up your investment portfolio doesn’t have to be complicated, and Frank Hanna, Jr.’s expertise offers some ideas you may not have previously considered.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The first thing Frank Hanna, Jr. remembers about being involved in real estate

  • When he knew he wanted to pursue real estate as a career and why he veered toward multifamily properties

  • Triple net leases and what makes them attractive to investors

  • The potential losses with triple net leases

  • Diversifying as a component of investing, whether in real estate or other asset classes

  • Favorable tax breaks in the tax codes for investors and real estate

  • The asset classes Frank’s company invests in and how he helps his clients choose what they want to be in

  • How e-commerce is impacting demand for particular types of real estate

  • The asset class he’s recommending the most in this real estate market

  • Self-storage’s appeal and why it performs well even in a bad economic climate

  • When Frank Hanna, Jr. uses 1031 exchanges and what makes them beneficial to investors

  • The Delaware Statutory Trust (DST) and what makes it appealing to investors

  • The asset classes Frank finds interesting right now

  • His lessons in wealth management from the 2008 real estate crash

  • Who the most successful investors are, and what they do that other people are failing at

  • Frank’s advice for someone who wants to get into the investing game

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