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Your Opportunity to Get Involved In Commercial Real Estate Investing

... Exclusively For Busy Canadians, Earning A High Income and Looking to Convert Their Net Worth into Passive, Leveraged Income.

The Club Syndicate™ is a 6 Month Coaching & Training Program for high income earners who want to invest in Commercial Real Estate.

Finally, a Simple Way to Invest in Commercial Real Estate With Confidence and Clarity ...
The Goal: Design your real estate investing plan to replace your earned income.
 
Leveraging the investment frameworks the wealthy use to invest. Including how to evaluate cash flowing properties in minutes, what to look for when touring properties, checklists you can rely on so you don't miss something important.
 
Strategies on how to negotiate with sellers, brokers and service providers. If you're an active investors, I give you the same Pitch Decks that I have used to raise multiple 8 Figures.
 
On this page you can see some of my investments and those of clients we helped.  Several clients were able to replace a 6 figure income with one commercial property.  
 
I'm not promising that you will duplicate what Dan, Carleene, Peiter, Tim, Bob or Joel did.  There are many factors that go into finding and closing on a great commercial property.
 
But, you can expect to get access to the same principles and frameworks I use to invest in larger cash flowing commercial real estate.  With the simple goal of helping you invest in commercial real estate with confidence.
Joel's first multifamily property  - 17 Unit value add apartment complex.
Dan's first commercial property.  His email to me after closing is below...
Who Is This 6 Month Program Ideally Suited for?
If you're frustrated with depending on someone else to invest and grow your money. 
 
Tired of relying on a financial planner to pick the right stocks for your retirement plan. 
 
You earn a high 6 or 7 figure income, are busy, and not looking for a 2nd low paying job, managing 5, 10 or 20 single family properties. 
 
Your goal is simple: Replace Your Earned Income with Predictable, Cash Flowing Assets so you have the freedom to chose what you do, where and when.

Since 2008 we've helped our clients invest in more than $260,000,000 of cash flowing real estate.  We also practice what we teach and invest in commercial properties. 
 
To date, I've transacted on more than $70,000,000 of real estate and have 4 active projects on the go today (multiple 8 figures).
3 Steps To Investing In Your First Commercial Property
1. The Plan
Target: Find a big enough Commercial Property that could replace 6 figures income.
 
Focus- New Property, great location, minimal effort.
 
> Less than 2 hours/week
 
> Large Enough to pay multiple 5 figures/month
 
Cash Flow from Day 1
 
Dan was busy and didn't want to do a value add deal. He wanted a property that he could purchase, and one day pass on to his girls.


* Some numbers are rounded and modified for privacy and client confidentially

2. The Deal
The Property: 6,500 Sq.ft Commercial Property, built in past 3 years.
 
Shadow Anchored.
 
> Purchase Price ~ $4.8M
 
> Monthly Cash Flow (before debt) ~ $25,000/month
 
> Going in Cap Rate ~ 6.25%
 
> Cash Flow After Debt: $6,500/month
 
> Principle Pay Down: $7,500/month (equity growth)
 
 
*This assumes no appreciation and just rental steps/bumps. A rental bump are predetermined rental increases already agreed to in the leases.

 

3. The Execution
The Strategy: Acquire a Legacy Asset in a sought after location.
 
If Dan does nothing, with existing 'rental bumps' - leases have built in lease rates that increase over time:
 
> Cash Flow: $78,000/year and Increases in year 3 (~5%)
 
> Mortgage Pay down: $85,000/year
 
> When Mortgage is Paid Off: $300,000/year in free cash flow (assuming no market appreciation)
 
 
* In year 1, not enough to retire, but double digit returns on his money. As the mortgage is paid down and tenant leases increase, his returns increase.
Dan's email to me - some of the private information has been blurred out for privacy
Join the 6 Month Program and access the Blueprint for Investing in Commercial Real Estate
Examples of My Recent Projects
3 Industrial Warehouses I Completed in 2019 - 33% Return in 16 Months to Investors
Land Lease Community 
Purchased for $8,500,000 and Sold 3.5 Years Later for $17,000,000
Creating a predictable stream of passive income is not as complicated as many believe. 
 
Most new commercial real estate investors  simply don't know the correct steps to take.  They lack a roadmap and plan, which often leads to the wrong properties, working with the wrong people and making expensive mistakes. 
 
Over the past decade, I've recorded what my mentors taught me.  What to look for in a property. What locations are most likely to attract tenants.  How to raise capital the right way. 
 
So you can follow the 5-Step Framework for investing with a clear roadmap (map below).  
 
You don't just save time.  When you follow our advise closely, you avoid the most common pitfalls new investors make by focusing on the right properties in the right locations that fit your custom investing plan.
 
If you take 1 thing away from this page it is this, there is not 1 way to invest in CRE.
The 5 Step Framework for Investing in Commercial Real Estate
This is Not Theory - Video Below of a Current Development I'm Working:
Retail Development | Phase 1 & 2 Completed ($35,000/month+) 
These 5 Variables Will Determine Your Strategy:
  • How Much Time You Have
  • How much Capital You Have
  • How Much Experience You Have
  • What Is Your Risk Tolerance
  • Who You Know and Who Knows You (Relationships
Here's a Brief Outline Of What You Can Expect When You Join The 6 Month Club Syndicate Coaching Program ...
  • The 5 Step Framework for Investing in Commercial Real Estate Successfully.  I'll show you a proven system for investing in commercial real estate even if you have no prior multifamily or commercial real estate experience 
  • The 4 Most Common Mistakes I see new investors to Commercial Real Estate Making and How to Avoid them
  • 3 Simple Tips to Find the Right Commercial Property in the next 90 -120 Days. 

    Most investors spend years floundering - because they don't know the "GAME".  On the call, you'll get a high level view of Commercial Real Estate Investing and you can decide if it's right for you.  (For about 65% of the people I talk to - it's NOT a good fit). 
  • The Old Myths and False Promises of Investing in Residential Real Estate as a Means of creating Financial Freedom. Many real estate investors (myself included) - before I was shown how to invest in commercial real estate, have essentially created a 2nd job investing in SFR's (single family rentals).
     
    If you want to replace your income- you want to focus on properties that are valued on their Cash Flow (Commercial Real Estate)
  • The 3 Steps I Take all my Private Clients through to get Crystal Clear on their Investing Goals
     
    Clarity, Confidence and a Roadmap is what investors need to move forward when starting in Commercial Real Estate.
 In my experience, more than 80% of real estate investors will not replace their income without a clear roadmap...
Sadly many professionals and business owners investing in real estate don't reach a point where they can confidently walk away from their primary source of income. 
 
The real estate they invest in (residential), is generally good for long term capital appreciation (growing their Net Worth). 
 
But, to achieve Time Freedom and Financial Security, they require Cash Flow (leveragedpassive income).
 
Assets that pay you while you sleep
 
And, owning a house or condo that appreciated over the past 5 years because you live in a hot market (Vancouver or GTA) is wonderful- but, in most cases, will not provide sufficient cash flow to confidently leave your business or job.
 
The investors I work with want : Cash Flowing Real Estate that will predictably pay them without having to trade time for money.
 
The Vehicle (the same strategy 90% of the wealthy investors I have worked with) : is Commercial Real Estate.
 
Specifically, Value Add Commercial Real Estate.

The Club Syndicate™ 6 Month Coaching Program

Save Yourself Months (or years) Of Trial and Error By Using Our Blueprint to Investing in Commercial Real Estate.

You can learn commercial real estate on your own.   Like anything new, there's a learning curve and expect to take more time and some trial and error. 
 
The hardest part, after figuring out the "Game of Commercial Real Estate" is securing the capital and finding the right  people to work with who you can trust. 
 
The wrong brokers, lenders, lawyers or general contractor can set you back years (I know, from experience). 
 
In my experience, the newbie investor, is subject to what many sophisticated CRE investors call "Dumb Money?". 
 
They are easily spotted and sold properties no sophisticated investor wants.   
 
I don't share this to scare you - just to make you aware.  The game of CRE investing is high stakes and a mistake isn't $10k or $50k.  It could be millions.  When I got into the business, I saw a wealthy Dentist and Residential Real Estate Investor lose more than $6,000,000 investing in 1 wrong deal. 
 
Regardless of if you talk to me - find someone that is going to shepherd you through your first deal. 
 
Someone who has your best interest in mind.  Who is not incentivized or conflicted because they are making a fee when you buy.   
 
If you're not familiar with my journey into Commercial Real Estate investing - it started when I quit my 6-figure job, corner office job in 2007, to go full time with my father-in-law finding deals, raising money and investing.
 
Our first property took about 18 months to find.  During that time, I was not paid.  I was living off of savings.  I knew this was where I was going to create true wealth- but, I didn't realize how challenging it was, without a map.
 
See, many of the successful CRE investors do things unconsciously. They see a property and know in minutes if it's a good deal.  But, that's not very helpful or a novice investor.  I looked at well over 300 properties before we closed on 1.  But, after we closed on the first deal, the 2nd property only took 6 months to find.  

As I learned the Game of CRE, I started to create models and frameworks.  What properties fit our investing criteria and which ones didn't.
 
What things need to be in place to move forward?  I needed a simple way to evaluate deals (which became my 8 Non-Negotiables). 

The reason, I don't give a 1 Size Fits all, cookie cutter investing plan: is because markets are cyclical.  And, every investor has different objectives, resources and experiences. 
 
There is no 1 strategy that works all the time for everyone. 
 
But, there are Principles that are universal and when applied, can streamline your success to start investing with confidence and clarity.
What Do They Say About Club Syndicate™ Coaching
Dan and June
Physician and FRather of 3
Tim Murphy
Realtor/Developer
Peter
Phsysian - First Commercial Property
Anthony Wttewaall
Real Estate Investor
Allan Swanson
Business Owner
Aurelien Bonin
Real Estate Investor - Scaling into Commercial
Carleen Su
Residential Investor - Scaling into Multifamily and Development
Outcomes of The Club Syndicate™ Program:
This is for people who are committed to replacing their income in commercial real estate. 
  • EDUCATION: How to invest in the right commercial properties in the next 90 -120 days without taking on wild risk or falling for the get rich quick schemes.
  • The exact 3-Step process we've used to help clients buy their first commercial property within a few months of working with me.
  • MINDSET: How to overcome the biggest fears that hold investors back.  Making mistakes, overwhelm, who to trust, what questions to ask, what is the first step? 
  • How to Raise Capital using the Club Syndication Framework.  Lack of capital is what typically holds real estate investors back from getting into larger commercial deals. You'll get the same framework and systems I use to raise millions for my deals.
  • SKILLS: Proven step-by-step training on how to find the right properties in the right location at the right time in the market.
  • TOOLS: systems, templates that have taken me 15 years to refine (and what many of the biggest commercial real estate investors have in their business). So you can conduct due diligence, negotiate properties, conduct financial analysis in minutes.
  • ROADMAP: so you always know the best way to move forward on the right properties.
  • SUPPORT: Access to a coach who has helped clients buy their first 7 figure commercial property with no prior experience.
  • COMMUNITY: Investing in CRE is not a lone wolf sport. No one has all the answers.
How Much Is the Program?
Private Clients have paid as much as 6 figures for me to find them properties.  A significant investment where I could really only work with a few at any one time.
 
The results: some clients earned 7 and 8 figures on a single property (NOT TYPICAL AND NOT AN INCOME CLAIM). 
 
The 1-1 model worked - but it limited the number of people I could help (generally 3).   As I continue to expand my own portfolio (as of this writing, I have 4 active projects/developments and 2 more in works) - it was no longer practice to offer 1-1 services.
 
I asked several clients who purchased their first property: what do you really need from me to help you close and raise money?  
 
How can I help others and ensure they get results.
 
Their Questions and my Answers:
 
1. Shane, I need to understand the game (so I don't make a mistake). 
 
A. Perfect.  Here is the revamped training of How to Invest in Commercial Real Estate 8 Week Intensive (recorded in the members area with templates, checklists and spreadsheets I use today).
 
 
2. Shane, when I have a live deal, I'd like to get your eyes on it. Are my assumptions ok? Am I missing anything?
 
A. For Intensive Investors, you have an opportunity to ask me questions privately and get answers from me on your deals.
 
 
3. Can you introduce me to your network.
 
A. Yes.  Once clients have a baseline understanding, I make certain introductions to my network.  I don't make introductions until you understand the game - credibility is key.
 
 
4. I don't have time to find deals- can I access other people's deals or yours?
 
A. Yes - The Club Syndicate™ Network allows you to interact with other investors.  I don't personally vet every deal or partnerships, so this is something you take responsibly for.  But, I give you the tools to evaluate people and deals so you can avoid the most common mistakes.
 
Do You Have Options for Your Coaching?
 
Yes.  There are 2 options and they come down to how much access (time) you want from me? 
 
My time is finite (like yours), so the more access, the larger the investment. 
Choose Your Plan Below:
Both Programs are 6 Months Long. 
WHAT YOU GET
Private Coaching Thread (email access) With Shane Melanson, Value $10,000
Intensive Members-Only Group Thread Valued $3,500
Private Weekly Intensive Group Call with Shane Melanson. Value $9,800
Monthly Group "Ask Me Anything" Call (including 65+ previous recordings). Value $5,800
Instant Access to the 8 Week Club Syndicate™ Training Course (with Excel Spreadsheets, Pitch Decks, Due Diligence, Negotiation Templates, LOI's).  Value $2,000
Access to the LIVE Monthly Training Calls (recorded) Value $2,400
Deal Flow & Partnership Opportunities
Behind the Scene Access to Deals Shane and his partners are doing.  
Investor Calculators (my proprietary spreadsheets) and checklists. Value $1,500
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Join today for One time Payment of $5,000 or $1,500 and six Payments of $799/month.

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Join today for a One Payment of $2,000 or  $1,500 and then six payments of $199/month

Click Join above to schedule a 20 minute Call with Shane to determine if this coaching would be a good fit. 
 
*I limit the number of Intensive Coaching Members based on my ability to dedicate the time required.  Currently, the limit is 20. 
Got a question?
Our No Questions Asked 100% 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee
Your investment is protected by my Full and Unconditional 30 Day guarantee. Here's how it works:

When you join us at Club Syndicate™ Coaching Program, you can join with confidence because you'll always be covered by our money back guarantee.  In the unlikely event we can't help you start investing in commercial real estate or you change you mind in the first 30 days, we'll refund your initial investment with us - no question asked.
 
To date, no one has taken us up on this - but it's there in the event you decide CRE investing isn't for you.
Frequently Answered Questions
Question #1. What is Club Syndication?
A term I coined having raised capital from a small group of accredited investors who pool their money to invest in commercial real estate (CRE).

The Club Syndication Model is a unique strategy specifically designed to to invest in value-add commercial real estate.

Focused on finding just 1 or 2 well located commercial or multifamily properties that have, "The Right Things Wrong".

End Goal: fix the problems (vacancy, low rents, poor management, to name a few), increase the income (increasing the value) -> refinance or sell and continue to scale.

Question #2. Who is Shane?
I'm Shane Melanson, the founder of The Investing Advantage (podcast), and Melanson Real Estate (my development and real estate brokerage).

I started like many investors, fixing and flipping houses back in 2004. Have been in the world of commercial real estate now for 14 years, lending money (on a team where we leant more than $500B), a commercial real estate agent, developer, and now, coach.

I'm also a father of 3, married and live in Calgary AB, where I mountain bike and golf in the summer and snowboard and play hockey in the winter.
Question #3. Why Do You Coach?
First- because I saw a major gap in the world of commercial real estate investing. There were some people in the 'know' who got the best deals and were doing very well investing.

Then, I would see the new-comer (doctor, engineer, business owner, residential real estate investor) and they would get crushed (in many cases). They didn't have any context for what I call "The Game". So, they would overpay, buy the wrong property.

Essentially- they were "The Bigger Fool".

As someone who has lost money investing with the wrong people (when I was 19 and then again at 27) and watched my parents remortgage their home for an investment that went under- educating and helping others avoid these common mistakes is something I'm obsessed with.

You can tune in and listen to any of the 112+ podcast episodes or watch my YouTube channel to see that 98% of what I put out is free-content. Meant to help and hopefully protect investors from making avoidable mistakes.

Last- I am in the business of investing. And, one of the interesting side benefits of all the information I share, is I attract quality people into my world. I've actually partnered with a few of my coaching clients. Sometimes, it's just being able to tap into my growing network and ask questions:

- is this a good deal?

- what are the tenants doing in this area?

-would you invest in it?

Question #4. How do I know if Commercial Real Estate is for me?
Investing in Commercial Properties is not right for everyone. In my experience it is well suited for people with the following qualities:

Have invested in real estate in the past (have a basic understanding of the process of buying and selling properties)

Have money to invest - I would say $100,000 is a minimum (most clients I work with have $250,000+). Can you invest with less? Yes. But, unlike residential where wholesalers will tie up a property with $1,000 and flip the contract, in CRE, investors are more sophisticated. If you're great at finding properties, you're better off to partner with a seasoned investor and get a small piece of the pie or a finder's fee.

Long Term Thinking- in most cases, commercial properties take a few years to fix and really turn around. Taking the same fix and flip mentality from the SFR (single family rental) market is dangerous. Deals take longer. But, they can also pay 6 and in most deals I look at 7+ figures - on 1 property.

Want control and take responsibility. Investing in CRE there are moving parts and if you plan to be an active investor, you want to be the person calling the shots. If you'd rather be a passive investor- it's still a good idea to have a foundational understanding of investing in commercial properties.
Question #5. How is this different than the other 'Real Estate Training' courses and gurus?
Here's what I have found most interesting and will share with you.

My mentors (father in law and some of my partners) are not training or coaching investors on how to invest in 7 and 8 figure commercial properties. They are too busy and doing deals to teach.

For 14 years, I focused on doing deals (I still do- as of this writing, have multiple 8 figure deals I'm working on).

I would see many of the guru's selling 'how to' advice and for the most part I was not impressed.

I wanted to help investors sincere in scaling their investments do it the right way.

Question #6. So, how is my training different?
1. I am an active investor today (no theory)
 
2. I have experience as a developer, broker, lender and syndicator (raising more than $25M for my deals)
 
3. I have experience in Multifamily, retail, industrial, mobile homes, 2nd mortgages, portfolio purchases, medical and land development.
 
4. I'm based in Calgary and focus on helping Canadian investors.
 
5. As a Canadian investor, I have invested in the US and helping clients who want to invest south of the boarder navigate this.
 
6. My coaching/consulting is focused on getting results. I take my clients through a very clear 5 Step Investing Framework to go from having not raised capital to raising your first 7 figures. Sometimes in as little as 3 months.
 
7. When you work with me- you get access to me. I've answered emails with clients (who are in the Intensive) at my daughters soccer games before, because it was a critical time for my investor. It's not something I advertise- but, when my clients need help- I'm there. When you give a sh*& about your clients, and love doing what you do- its all part of the protector role.
Question #7. How do I know this will work?
First, there are no guarantees investing in CRE will generate high returns. Even the best CRE investors make mistakes. Butt, having someone with 15 years experience guide you, access to resources required to invest in CRE (where I invest multiple 5-figures/year) and give you access to greatly reduces the chances of making a mistake.
 
I've helped investors transact more than $260,000,000 in properties.
 
As you know, real estate moves in cycles and there are times when its best to sit on the sidelines. I gauge my clients success not on how many deals they do- but on how fast they get to financial independence. And, that is done by buying the right properties, at the right time in the right location.
 
(Today, with what is going on in the world- real estate is starting to go on sale. It's time to prepare to capitalize when the market pulls back like it is).
 
You can join for 30 days and can see what's it like to work with me.  If you decide it's not for you - let me know and I'll cancel.  If you join at the $199/level, you'll have access to what others paid $5,800+ for.  
Question #8. How much would I have pay to work with you?
For qualified clients, (below) there are several options (to start- there is no charge). I provide a plenty of free information online which you're welcome to consume.
 
Depending on the help you require, there are various options available (consulting, brokerage, coaching - they are all different).
 
DIY Option (courses) If you just want access to the 8 Week Course, and no ongoing monthly subscription, you can email me.  The Investment is $1,500 USD.
Checkout Page is here.
 
DWY (Done with you Coaching): Pricing is above.
 
D4Y (Done For You) - on case by case basis.  Please set up a time to discuss.  Not accepting Clients at this time.
 
 
(As a side note, similar programs cost $20,000 - 60,000/year to belong to).
 
Why is the Investment Lower (relatively Speaking)?
 
One of my primary goals is to develop quality, long term relationships with likeminded investors.
 
Your Network = Net Worth (tip of the hat to Tim Ferris).
 
The most successful commercial developers and investors have tremendous networks. They have deal flow and capital to invest.
 
I want everyone I work with to get to the point where they are contributing back into to the community we're building. Where we can support and help each other grow. It's not a zero sum game (if Jon get's a deal- that's 1 less property for me).
 
When you learn the Game of investing in CRE like I teach- you'll see how valuable it is to have multiple eyes on a deal. This is how you protect yourself against making expensive mistakes.
 
ENDNOTE: some clients end up as partners.  I currently have two 7 figure deals and one 8 figure deal as a result of coaching. 
What's the Next Step?
If you are:
 
A) An investor with a minimum $100,000 (in many cases you have access to $250,000 in capital)
 
B) You are serious about investing in commercial or multifamily real estate
 
C) You have invested in real estate in the past and want to scale up looking for help to raise capital

 

Then you would be a great fit for The Club Syndicate Program.

Click Below And Let's Get Started Today...
INTENSIVE (INCLUDES PRIVATE COACHING WITH SHANE)
Total Value $35,000
 
Join today for One time Payment of $5,000 or $1,500 and six Payments of $799/month.

STANDARD (DOES NOT INCLUDE PRIVATE COACHING)
Total Value $11,700
 
Join today for a One Payment of $2,000 or  $1,500 and then six payments of $199/month

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