PropTech@Seoul 2017: Real Estate in the Blockchain Era
Nov
20
1:30 PM13:30

PropTech@Seoul 2017: Real Estate in the Blockchain Era

The real estate industry has traditionally been slow to respond to changes. However, continued technological innovation, especially resulting from cutting-edge blockchain applications, is now leading to unprecedented changes in the real estate industry.

Come and join us at “PropTech@Seoul 2017: Real Estate in the Blockchain Era” - Korea’s first ever PropTech conference - to learn how property and technology are being combined to bring further efficiencies and innovative solutions to the real estate industry.

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Join Other Investors for Drinks and Meet the Owners of a Building in Gangnam.
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Join Other Investors for Drinks and Meet the Owners of a Building in Gangnam.

Join other investors and entrepreneurs for a drink on Saturday, November 11 at The Lab Gangnam, a new boutique coffee shop owned and operated by two of our own members and newlyweds: Matthew and Kelly.

Come out and support Matt and Kelly's latest venture, enjoy a guided tour of their building, and network with other business-minded individuals.

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Play 'Cashflow' and Discuss Real Estate With Other Investors and Entrepreneurs.
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Play 'Cashflow' and Discuss Real Estate With Other Investors and Entrepreneurs.

Come and play Cashflow, discuss real estate, and network with like-minded individuals on Sunday, November 5.

Cashflow is an educational board game designed by Robert Kiyosaki (the author of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad"). It aims to teach players concepts of investing by having their money work for them in a risk-free setting (i.e., by using play money) while at the same time increasing their financial literacy and stressing accountability.

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Talkin' Real Estate w/ Friends #3: Investing in Rent-Controlled Properties in SF
Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Talkin' Real Estate w/ Friends #3: Investing in Rent-Controlled Properties in SF

The topic for this meeting is investing in rent-controlled properties, especially in the San Francisco Bay area. How does real estate investing in San Francisco differ from that of other cities? What are the pros and cons of investing in rent-controlled properties? What are some legal considerations you should be aware of? What should you look out for in tenants? What are some common pitfalls? Should you invest in a rent-controlled property?

Sam Moon will lead the session. Sam is a former CPA from Silicon Valley turned full-time real estate investor. He has 20 years of real estate investing experience in the San Francisco Bay area and currently owns and manages over a dozen properties ranging from single family homes, apartments, and commercial units. He is also an experienced equities trader.

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Cityscape Korea: The Largest Real Estate Event of 2017 (Our Members Go Free!)
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

Cityscape Korea: The Largest Real Estate Event of 2017 (Our Members Go Free!)

Are you ready to join us for one of the largest real estate investing events of the year? Featuring over 100 exhibitors from around the world, Cityscape Korea 2017 gives our members the chance to connect with thousands of real estate investors and professionals and learn about many new investment opportunities.

This year, the Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup, in association with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Korea Economic Daily, will be providing an English tour of the exhibitors at Cityscape Korea 2017.

You are also invited to a special seminar where you will hear more about how big data is being leveraged to improve real estate valuations. Get in on the next generation of tools that will be available to help investors make better decisions and beat out the competition.

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Talkin' Real Estate w/ Friends #2: Resources for Real Estate Investors in Korea
Aug
13
11:00 AM11:00

Talkin' Real Estate w/ Friends #2: Resources for Real Estate Investors in Korea

The topic for this meeting is resources for real estate investors in Korea. Which online tools (e.g., websites, applications) do you use when doing your due diligence? How do you locate a property for sale? Where do you go to find more information about the property and its surrounding area? How do you appraise a property? How do you use these tools most effectively?

There's a wealth of information out there to help you make informed real estate investment decisions, but you have to know where to look and how to navigate it in Korean. To help guide us through our discussion and give us pointers along the way, we invite Park Yejoon, a real estate consultant for a major Korean real estate consultancy and an expert in the field of appraisal and valuation.

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Real Estate Technology in BRRRR and Wholesaling: Maximizing ROI
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Real Estate Technology in BRRRR and Wholesaling: Maximizing ROI

What if you could discover a way to buy more and more real estate without ever running out of money? That’s exactly what smart investors, like our next presenter, are doing when they employ the BRRRR strategy. On Wednesday, August 2, the Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup invites Beau Gumbert to talk about his unique BRRRR and wholesaling real estate investment strategies.

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Talkin' Real Estate w/ Friends #1: Working With Real Estate Agents in Korea
Jul
9
11:00 AM11:00

Talkin' Real Estate w/ Friends #1: Working With Real Estate Agents in Korea

The topic for this meeting is working with real estate agents in Korea. What's your experience with real estate agents? How do you know if a real estate agent is legitimate? How can you distinguish a good real estate agent from a bad one? How do agents get paid? How are commissions calculated? Who pays? Is it negotiable? Who do they represent: Buyer or seller? What questions should you ask a real estate agent? What should you look out for?

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Dinner With the Damyang House
Mar
22
6:45 PM18:45

Dinner With the Damyang House

Join us for Thai food and after-dinner cocktails in Itaewon and meet Sean Walker, the owner/operator of The Damyang House. The Damyang House is a private countryside vacation rental surrounded by bamboo forest in Damyang County. It was built in the 1980’s and later abandoned around 2010. Sean and his wife, Heejeong, later acquired the property in 2013 and transformed it into a unique Airbnb rental.

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Analyzing Past Real Estate Transaction Data in Korea so You Don’t Overpay
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Analyzing Past Real Estate Transaction Data in Korea so You Don’t Overpay

How much is a property worth? How do you know whether it’s undervalued or overpriced? How do you know whether you’re getting a good deal?

Our speaker at this month's event is John Choi. John used to be corporate bond trader and has extensive experience analyzing and purchasing quick sales and pre-foreclosures. His professional experience has given him a unique insight into the Korean real estate market, an insight that he has leveraged to invest a his own portfolio of properties.

In his presentation, John will introduce the tools he uses to find historic sales data and discuss how he uses this data to inform his real estate investment decisions. He’ll look at recent and nearby transaction data and make a number of observations based on his years of experience in the real estate field.

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Join Us for a Master Class in Real Estate Development
Sep
3
2:00 AM02:00

Join Us for a Master Class in Real Estate Development

On Saturday, September 3, the Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup is proud to welcome Nam Seongtae, an expert in real estate development. Seongtae is the CEO of ZipFund, a tech-based real estate crowdfunding platform. He’s also worked as an investment consultant at Cushman & Wakefield, an international real estate services firm with clients none other than the US coworking space provider, WeWork. For more information about Seongtae’s experience as a real estate developer, check out his LinkedIn profile.

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Big Data Reveals Korean Real Estate Secrets & Find Your Next Deal With Naver Land
Jul
23
2:00 PM14:00

Big Data Reveals Korean Real Estate Secrets & Find Your Next Deal With Naver Land

This month, members of the Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup are invited to hear two people who are at the forefront of this “big data” revolution in Korean real estate: Mike De'Shazer and his wife, Jeein. Together, they founded KorEstate, a real estate tech company that has been amassing millions of data points regarding the Korean rental and purchase market. During their presentation, they plan to reveal some of the latest trend data that can help you invest smarter.

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Gentrification in Korea: How It Affects Communities & Real Estate Investors
May
28
2:00 PM14:00

Gentrification in Korea: How It Affects Communities & Real Estate Investors

This month, the Seoul Real Estate Investing Meetup invites 정상택 (Cheong Sang Taek), Director of the Small Business Development Division at Seoul Metropolitan Government, for a special presentation on gentrification, how it affects our communities, and the responsibility of real estate investors when dealing with these transitioning neighborhoods.

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Learn How to Analyze & Invest in Korean Pre-Foreclosures & New Construction.
Apr
23
2:00 PM14:00

Learn How to Analyze & Invest in Korean Pre-Foreclosures & New Construction.

At this month’s meetup, you will learn another acquisition strategy: how to analyze and purchase pre-foreclosures and brand new apartments before they’re constructed, otherwise known as pre-sales. With pre-sales, you can buy real estate well below market value with little to no money out-of-pocket by leveraging both bank loans and other people’s money. (See this article for an introduction to the jeonse strategy of investing using your tenant’s money.) Our speaker is John Choi. He was a corporate bond trader and has extensive experience purchasing bad credit and short sales. Banks would offer to sell John and his company pre-foreclosures, and he and his team would analyze the deals and buy up the best ones before they were put up for auction.

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Play Cashflow and discuss real estate with Jacob and Victoria Michaels.
Apr
16
9:45 AM09:45

Play Cashflow and discuss real estate with Jacob and Victoria Michaels.

Cashflow is an educational board game designed by Robert Kiyosaki (the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad). It aims to teach players concepts of investing by having their money work for them in a risk-free setting (i.e., by using play money) while at the same time increasing their financial literacy and stressing accountability.

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Inside peek: $2 million in Korean real estate through 0% interest financing
Mar
19
2:00 PM14:00

Inside peek: $2 million in Korean real estate through 0% interest financing

Two of our members, Jacob and Victoria Michaels, will divulge how they've purchased over a dozen investment properties with a total asset value of more than two million dollars using money they've borrowed... for free!How is this possible? By using the jeonse strategy - a form of creative financing. We've written about that here and here.

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