The Charleston REIA PRESENTS: Charles Dobens, Attorney and Multi-Family and Apartment Specialist, December 4th at our Open Meeting so bring a guest and come for some great information.
Let me introduce myself.
I am Charles Dobens, a Boston-based attorney and apartment investor, though none of my properties are located in Massachusetts.
Ever since I was young, I wanted to own apartments. But, taking the path of least resistance (and not the path less traveled) I decided to enter the family business of insurance after getting out of college. That started a long journey that finally brought me back to the business of multifamily investing.
I have been involved in multifamily transactions either as principal, attorney or consultant totaling approximately $500MM. I currently own and operate approximately $20MM of property in several Midwestern states.
In addition to owning and operating these properties, I also own the management company that oversees them as well. (Don’t believe what you have heard or read about just hiring a third-party management company to run your properties and life will be a breeze. It’s like sending your child away to boarding school in Switzerland and then wondering why you don’t have a good relationship with them).
After seeing the death of good, quality training for the new investor, I co-founded the Multifamily Investing Academy, working with new investors to train them in the correct way to acquire, operate and own multifamily property.
My law practice is a “boutique” law and consulting firm with one specialty; assisting our clients through the entire acquisition, ownership and disposition process of multifamily property. With our experience as multifamily investors, we are uniquely qualified to walk investors confidently through the entire process; analyzing property, negotiating contracts, organizing funding as well as transitioning to ownership.
If you come to one of my presentations, expect a no-hold-barred presentation that will leave you laughing (and sometimes crying) but wanting more straight-talk about owning apartments and dealing with residents. The audiences typically include repeat customers looking to hear my latest stories of multifamily ownership.
I live in Duxbury, MA with my wife, Kate, and our four children, Abby, Jack, Nancy and Sam (ages provided upon request – hey, they change every year).
After years of running in road races all across the world, I now play the piano.
Where: Embassy Suites North Charleston – Airport/Hotel and Convention 5055 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC
When: Thursday, December 4, 2014 at to