About Flywheel Equity

Flywheel Equity is a private equity real estate investment firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina

The Team

Ryan Daigle

Founder and Managing Partner

Ryan lives in the Raleigh-Durham area and is a twenty year veteran of the software industry, having worked for a variety of startups and small consultancies. His last role was as CTO of Durham-based fintech startup, which he saw grow from 3 employees to 80 during his 6 years there.

Ryan brings the same transparent, process-oriented, technology-centric approach to managing multifamily partnerships at ​Flywheel Equity​ that served him so well in tech and believes that instititional caliber real estate should no longer be limited solely to the already wealthy. He is committed to make real estate accessible to all investors through education and transparency.

Austin Sine

Director of Acquisitions

Austin is an experienced commercial real estate professional, having previously led a multi-family brokerage team advising sub-institutional investors. Early in his career Austin worked with national retail brands assisting in their site selection analysis, deal sourcing, and negotiations.

At Flywheel, Austin leverages his research and transaction experience to help facilitate acquisitions. He participates in identifying, analyzing and advising throughout the acquisition process. Austin is responsible for broker relationships, market research, acquisitions, and due diligence.

Our Experience

300+ Units

of multifamily and self storage managed across North and South Carolina

700+ Units

of passive commercial real estate investment experience across the US

Over $5M

of investor capital managed

Portfolio Properties

The Storage Room

200+ unit self storage in growing metro

Hot Springs Log Cabins

5-cabin short term rental property in the Blue Ridge mountains of NC

Morris Manor

51-unit heavy value-add and reposition in growing, major, NC market

Vance St.

12-unit medium value-add in rural area outside major NC metros
The Flywheel Investment Thesis

> Rental Housing Will Remain in High Demand

The decade long increase in renters vs. homeowners will remain high both due to the generational shift in mindset about renting as well as the increasing income gap.

> Affordability is the New Premium

Affordable, clean, and safe workforce housing will experience the strongest rent growth given the lack of new supply of this property type (the cost to build is too high to justify the effort).

> Secondary Markets Represent the Best Value

The strong population and job growth of secondary cities in landlord-friendly states across the South East benefit from strong fundamentals while also having lower asset valuations, making them the best risk-adjusted investment.

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Our investment thesis is supported by the long term demographic trends that are driving demand for the limited supply of affordable housing in secondary cities across the South East

Media Appearances

Are Syndications Worth Your Time?

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A Real World Underwriting Example with Michael Blank's SDA

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Verivest Interview of Flywheel Partners

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The Real Estate Risk Report

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Available on YouTube