Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow – Kevin Bupp Podcast with Ira Singer

 

Expanding a Successful Construction Company from the Culture Up – with Ira Singer

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This is the Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow podcast. Now, here’s Kevin Bupp.

Kevin Bupp: Hey, guys. Kevin Bupp here. I want to welcome you to another episode of the Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow podcast. Our mission is to help you build and maintain massive amounts of cash flow through income-producing real estate investments. Now, our guest for this week’s show is real estate investment and construction expert, Ira Singer. Ira has been a principal of Mosaic Construction since 2005 and currently leads new business development, estimating, construction production, project management, and the management of trade partner and vendor relationships for Mosaic Construction.

Kevin Bupp: Guys, now, without further ado, I’d like to welcome our guest for today’s show, Ira Singer. Ira, how are you doing today my friend?

Ira Singer: Kevin, doing great. Thank you. Appreciate time on the phone and the introduction, so I’m looking forward to the conversation.

Kevin Bupp: Yeah. Looking forward to having you here. You bring a breath of knowledge and experience on the construction trade to this call, which is … Your expertise is one that we haven’t necessarily had on the show before. It’s interesting because we’re going to take it from a little bit of a different angle today. We interview many different investors that specialize in different types of asset types. We’ve had, I don’t know, probably 100 multifamily guys on the show over the years. We’ve had retail guys, office guys, student housing guys, senior housing guys on the show, and gals. I shouldn’t just say guys. Guys and gals that are in the investment side of the space.

Kevin Bupp: Well, those folks are basically your clients. They hire your team, your construction firm, which is on a national scale, to help them with their projects. Whether it be rent large scale renovation projects, new builds and probably everything in between. Real excited to take it from this perspective and dive into your business and what it is you guys do over there at Mosaic. But before we do, Ira, maybe if you could take a few minutes. I gave you a very brief introduction. Your background’s much more extensive than that. Take a few minutes and tell our listeners a little bit more about yourself and really how you got started in this business.

Ira Singer: I’d be happy to. All of those different asset class owners are potential clients for Mosaic Construction. We’ve had a breadth of experience that didn’t start that way.

Ira Singer: I was in the window business, straight out of school in 1990. In 1993, I started my first window, siding, roofing company that was catering to homeowners. Was successful at that, had a partner in that. Learned trade by residential work. Going in and picking up clients one at a time. That led to some business introductions of real estate owners. A couple of years into business we were working on multifamily construction doing window replacements on a large scale basis, 300, 500, 600 windows, either vinyl or aluminum.

Ira Singer: That, of course, continued into interior renovation work because while we’re there, a trusted contractor, which is an important component of an investment in real estate, to have a trusted GC. They ask the question. They’re happy with our window work, so we got started on doing all kinds of different makeovers, and all kinds of different multifamily projects. Whether it was senior housing, and it was in units, or whether it was market rate apartments in with amenity spaces, or common area spaces. The senior housing market is all about safety and accessibility. There’s all kinds of different value adds and different projects that we’ve been involved in.

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For more than 25 Years Mosaic Construction’s Design-Build Approach has Led to Innovative Construction and Management Services

Mosaic Construction’s Design-Build approach has led to Innovative Building and Management Services for over 25 years. Mosaic Construction has provided outstanding design-build services with a focus on renovation and remodeling for commercial and residential property owners dedicated to maximizing a property’s functionality, aesthetic value and overall appeal.

Mosaic Construction understands the entire process of consulting, constructing and transforming properties, exceeding each client’s expectations. Projects are delivered on time, within the client’s budget and with minimal disruption. Through a consultative approach, living and working environments are created that align with each client’s requirements; turning a vision into a reality.

“We bring it all together by creating the project that exactly meets our clients’ business needs. Our design-build approach resonates with our clients who appreciate our attention to detail and quality construction,” according to Mosaic Construction principals, Andy Poticha, Ira Singer and Mike Frazin.

The Mosaic approach starts with listening to a client’s needs to design the ideal plan and then install the products and options that will maximize a property’s functionality and overall aesthetic value. The end goal is to ensure that each project will be on time, on budget and exceeds expectations.

Mosaic Construction’s expertise is defined by three specific areas:

Commercial Design-Build
Mosaic Construction partners with commercial property owners to enhance and upgrade office, retail and investment properties, executing complete renovations of nearly every scope and size to enhance each project. The Mosaic design-build team provides budget forecasts, coordinates procurement of products and organizes trusted trade partners. Mosaic’s offerings include access to proprietary resources and processes to help clients resolve their design-build challenges. Mosaic is adept at creating commercial spaces that are neutral, impersonal and ready for tenant improvement once the lease or sales agreement is signed.

Multi-family Design-Build
​​Mosaic Construction has the expertise to complete commercial renovations of nearly every scope and size, including a focus on market rate apartment buildings, student housing, affordable housing and senior housing.

Multi-family owners and managers desire a high rate of return when they invest in their properties. Mosaic Construction provides multi-family owners and managers with expert advice to help increase their asset’s value through upgrading the functionality and overall aesthetic appeal of common areas, unit renovations and amenity spaces.

Mosaic Construction has been designated as a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). This experience gives the company the ability to modify existing spaces by increasing accessibility and meeting the special needs of residents. As a designated CAPS consultant, Mosaic understands the senior remodeling market, technology, tools and resources available.

Property Managers Depend on Mosaic to Anticipate their Renovation Needs
When Mosaic Construction designs a renovation and bids on the project, this bid is backed by 25 years of renovation design-build experience that allows Mosaic to analyze the needs of property managers and create the ideal renovation solution, including build-outs and exterior and interior improvements. Property managers trust that when Mosaic wins the bid, they will assemble the most qualified team so that property managers can strengthen relationships with tenants, investors, boards and owners.

Paying it Forward
“Mosaic is a company that cares and understands the importance of helping others. By partnering with a multitude of organizations, our company achieves real success. Having a ‘Pay it Forward’ mindset provides us the opportunity to find ways to make a difference through the giving of our time, resources and financial contributions,” according to Singer.

The company understands that the rewards of giving might sometimes seem intangible, but they have a lasting impact on team members and the organizations Mosaic Construction supports.

“Our diverse relationships extend to local non-profit organizations, community groups and Midwest-based charities, as well as national and worldwide organizations. We make the world better when we lead by example,” notes Poticha.

For more than 25 Years Mosaic Construction’s Design-Build Approach has Led to Innovative Construction and Management Services

Mosaic Construction’s Design-Build approach has led to Innovative Building and Management Services for over 25 years. Mosaic Construction has provided outstanding design-build services with a focus on renovation and remodeling for commercial and residential property owners dedicated to maximizing a property’s functionality, aesthetic value and overall appeal.

Mosaic Construction understands the entire process of consulting, constructing and transforming properties, exceeding each client’s expectations. Projects are delivered on time, within the client’s budget and with minimal disruption. Through a consultative approach, living and working environments are created that align with each client’s requirements; turning a vision into a reality.

“We bring it all together by creating the project that exactly meets our clients’ business needs. Our design-build approach resonates with our clients who appreciate our attention to detail and quality construction,” according to Mosaic Construction principals, Andy Poticha, Ira Singer and Mike Frazin.

The Mosaic approach starts with listening to a client’s needs to design the ideal plan and then install the products and options that will maximize a property’s functionality and overall aesthetic value. The end goal is to ensure that each project will be on time, on budget and exceeds expectations.

Mosaic Construction’s expertise is defined by three specific areas:

Commercial Design-Build
Mosaic Construction partners with commercial property owners to enhance and upgrade office, retail and investment properties, executing complete renovations of nearly every scope and size to enhance each project. The Mosaic design-build team provides budget forecasts, coordinates procurement of products and organizes trusted trade partners. Mosaic’s offerings include access to proprietary resources and processes to help clients resolve their design-build challenges. Mosaic is adept at creating commercial spaces that are neutral, impersonal and ready for tenant improvement once the lease or sales agreement is signed.

Multi-family Design-Build
​​Mosaic Construction has the expertise to complete commercial renovations of nearly every scope and size, including a focus on market rate apartment buildings, student housing, affordable housing and senior housing.

Multi-family owners and managers desire a high rate of return when they invest in their properties. Mosaic Construction provides multi-family owners and managers with expert advice to help increase their asset’s value through upgrading the functionality and overall aesthetic appeal of common areas, unit renovations and amenity spaces.

Mosaic Construction has been designated as a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). This experience gives the company the ability to modify existing spaces by increasing accessibility and meeting the special needs of residents. As a designated CAPS consultant, Mosaic understands the senior remodeling market, technology, tools and resources available.

Property Managers Depend on Mosaic to Anticipate their Renovation Needs
When Mosaic Construction designs a renovation and bids on the project, this bid is backed by 25 years of renovation design-build experience that allows Mosaic to analyze the needs of property managers and create the ideal renovation solution, including build-outs and exterior and interior improvements. Property managers trust that when Mosaic wins the bid, they will assemble the most qualified team so that property managers can strengthen relationships with tenants, investors, boards and owners.

Paying it Forward
“Mosaic is a company that cares and understands the importance of helping others. By partnering with a multitude of organizations, our company achieves real success. Having a ‘Pay it Forward’ mindset provides us the opportunity to find ways to make a difference through the giving of our time, resources and financial contributions,” according to Singer.

The company understands that the rewards of giving might sometimes seem intangible, but they have a lasting impact on team members and the organizations Mosaic Construction supports.

“Our diverse relationships extend to local non-profit organizations, community groups and Midwest-based charities, as well as national and worldwide organizations. We make the world better when we lead by example,” notes Poticha.

For more information, contact Mosaic Construction at 847.504.0177.