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 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.
of multifamily and self storage managed across North and South Carolina
of passive commercial real estate investment experience across the US
of assets under management
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.
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).
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.