Showbiz, Advertising, & Real Estate

Backstage Guide to Real Estate

Did I get rich quick in real estate? No, I did not. But I am now in the position to make my own decisions about how I spend my time, whether it’s on business, on Broadway, or watching my daughter graduate from kindergarten.

~Matt Picheny

Backstage Guide to Real Estate tells the apartment investing story of Matt Picheny, an entrepreneur with an eclectic background. His resume includes time as an actor, digital marketing expert, and advertising exec. Today he runs Picheny, LLC, a real estate private equity firm based in New York City with holdings around the USA. Picheny wrote the book to document his journey and to show others how they might follow his path.

Facing Challenges Head-On

Matt has a wonderful way of facing challenges head-on and turning them into opportunities. For example:

Every challenge shaped Matt into a stronger real estate entrepreneur. Today Matt invests in larger real estate deals via syndication. People trust Matt enough to invest their money right beside him, and they benefit from his expertise along the way.

Leveraging Expertise Beyond Real Estate

One point I really enjoyed: Through his real estate journey, Matt earned enough time and money to re-invest in the artistic world he loved in his youth, Broadway. He was an early investor in the play Hamilton, which went on to become an amazing success. Many stage productions are structured as limited partnerships which are similar in form to real estate syndications.

Therefore, after spending 10,000 hours learning real estate syndication, Matt is well-suited to invest in Broadway plays. Transferrable learning is a wonderful thing!

Trust, But Verify

Successful real estate syndicators enjoy investing in deals structured by their peers. They have the money to invest and the expertise to perform proper due diligence. Matt shares some pointers on what to look for when investing passively. His policy is trust, but verify.

Meeting the Author

I had the honor of meeting Matt Picheny in Florida late last year. We were at a gathering of real estate investors orchestrated by Rod Khleif. Matt was enthusiastically promoting his book, which was available for pre-order on Amazon. A brief conversation with Matt convinced me to pre-order on the spot.

Matt’s Generosity

In early April 2022, during another Rod Khleif gathering in Florida, I learned that Matt was giving copies of his book to every member of the 600-person audience. So now I have two copies! If you want my extra copy, ping me via the contact form on this site. If the book is still available, you can send me your physical address and I’ll send the book to you. If you’re in Arizona, I might hand it to you personally!