April 3, 2019

Buying Distressed, with Fuquan Bilal

Episode 286:

Fuquan Bilal, the company’s CEO, founded NNG in 2012 with the principal mission of capitalizing on the growing supply of mortgage notes in the interbank marketplace. Mr. Bilal utilizes his 19 years of residential and commercial real estate success to identify real estate opportunities and capitalize on them. His financial acumen and proprietary set of investment criteria enable him to purchase under-performing real estate assets at a deep discount of face and market values, thereby increasing the value of the assets. This, coupled with his ability to maximize the use of leverage, enables him to build strong, secured portfolios with solid passive income flows. Fuquan effectively hedges investors’ risk by spreading their investment across a portfolio of alternative assets that diversify and stabilize the fund’s return and valuation.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Why Fuquan left his position in sales to begin a career in real estate, starting with fix-and-flips
  • How the 2008 market crash impacted Fuquan’s business, causing him to get involved in rentals
  • How Fuquan discovered the note business, and why he decided to begin working in the note niche
  • How Fuquan’s business works, and what advanced strategies he uses to structure his notes
  • Why Fuquan got involved in the second mortgage note space, seeing value in the lowered competition despite the added risk
  • What sort of exit strategies Fuquan uses, and how Fuquan mitigates his risk by spreading it out over a number of loans
  • What basic differences are involved in buying real estate properties vs. buying distressed notes
  • Why Fuquan turns to private money for his deals, and how he learned of the power and importance of private money
  • How Fuquan established his own private money fund and has grown it to over $15 million to date
  • How Fuquan snowballed his private money fund by proving himself to be a smart, capable investor

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