Surgeon Syndicate

Are you a medical doctor seeking to break free from the constraints of a traditional medical career and achieve both professional fulfillment and personal freedom? Look no further! Welcome to Surgeon Syndicate, the podcast that empowers doctors to take control of their future. Join your host, Dr. Mike McManus, a former burnt-out surgeon turned thriving real estate investor, on a transformative journey of possibilities. In each of our three weekly episodes, we dive deep into the world of commercial real estate investing, empowering you with the knowledge and tools you need to make your work optional. Don’t settle for the limitations of a traditional medical career and unlock a future of professional autonomy and financial prosperity. Listen now and take the first step toward building the life you’ve always envisioned!

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Episodes

3 days ago

Discover the strategic advantages of investing in debt funds versus stabilized retail properties with national triple-net tenants. We explore the nuances, benefits, and risks associated with these two investment approaches, offering valuable insights to help you make informed decisions and optimize your portfolio.
 
What you’ll learn from this episode
Debt funds: What they are, how they work, and why investors are turning to them
Benefits of stabilized retail with national triple net tenants
The importance of seniority in the capital stack and its impact on investment security
Comparative analysis of income stability, risk factors, and potential returns between debt funds and stabilized retail
The role of market trends and economic conditions in shaping investment strategies
 
Connect With Us
If you’re a busy professional who wants to know more about growing your wealth through real estate, contact us at TheFortressCapital.com  
Website: Surgeon Syndicate
LinkedIn: Michael McManus
Instagram: @michaelmcmanusp
Facebook: Michael McManus

4 days ago

Do you want to know the realities of relocating and investing in real estate? Join Dr. Michael McManus as he wraps up his series, sharing the ups and downs of moving, downsizing, and sustaining real estate investments. Gain insights on networking, finding vacant properties, balancing action with perfection, and reflecting on career transitions and family milestones by tuning in!
 
What you’ll learn from this episode
The complexities of moving and downsizing
How do you know when it's time to let go of a deal?
Different challenges of leaving a stable career for entrepreneurship
Importance of consistent action over perfection in achieving success
Why it’s vital to expand professional networks and partnerships in a new city
 
Resources mentioned in this episode 
College Movers
U-Pack
 
Connect With Us
If you’re a busy professional who wants to know more about growing your wealth through real estate, contact us at TheFortressCapital.com  
Website: Surgeon Syndicate
LinkedIn: Michael McManus
Instagram: @michaelmcmanusp
Facebook: Michael McManus

Friday Jul 12, 2024

As we continue our conversation with Zach Alms, we explore his approach to balancing stability with growth, the benefits of triple net leases, and his strategic outlook on investing in secondary and tertiary markets across the Midwest. Discover why retail real estate, despite common misconceptions, offers a compelling blend of predictability and profitability in today's economic landscape. Hop in!
 
What you’ll learn from this episode
Benefits of investing in mostly stabilized retail strip centers
Why a risk-averse approach can be more profitable in the long run
Strategies for finding and acquiring retail properties in secondary and tertiary markets
Challenges in the current market and how to overcome them
Insights into Midwest markets and their unique investment opportunities
Resources mentioned in this episode 
Best Ever Conference
 
About Zach Alms
Zach is a seasoned real estate investor with over a decade of experience in the industry. His passion for real estate began at a young age when he started handling property management and maintenance duties for his family’s small multi-family units. At just 20 years old, Zach embarked on his investment journey with a single-family home, renting out spare rooms to help offset the mortgage payment. From there, he progressed to 4-unit, 8-unit, and 12-unit apartment buildings before ultimately focusing on commercial real estate. He now specializes in retail strip centers and has a keen eye for identifying high-value investment opportunities.
 
 As the founder and managing partner of 507 Capital, Zach is responsible for acquisitions and asset management. He takes great pride in creating value for his investors by leveraging his deep understanding of the real estate market and his extensive network of industry contacts.
 
Connect with Zach
Website: 507 Capital
LinkedIn: Zach Alms
 
Connect with us
If you’re a busy professional who wants to know more about growing your wealth through real estate, contact us at TheFortressCapital.com  
Website: Surgeon Syndicate
LinkedIn: Michael McManus
Instagram: @michaelmcmanusp
Facebook: Michael McManus

Wednesday Jul 10, 2024

Prepare to be inspired by the journey of Zach Alms, who turned a modest house hack into a commercial real estate empire worth. Discover the unconventional strategies he employed in his strategic pivot to retail strip centers, and learn how he navigated the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you're eager to transform your investment approach and achieve remarkable success, this is a story you won't want to miss.
 
What you’ll learn from this episode
Creative financing methods to acquire property investments 
Why it is essential to build relationships with local banks
Property investment challenges Zach faced during the COVID-19 pandemic
Tips for choosing the right tenants and managing leases effectively
 
Resources mentioned in this episode 
Craigslist
 
About Zach Alms
Zach is a seasoned real estate investor with over a decade of experience in the industry. His passion for real estate began at a young age when he started handling property management and maintenance duties for his family’s small multi-family units. At just 20 years old, Zach embarked on his investment journey with a single-family home, renting out spare rooms to help offset the mortgage payment. From there, he progressed to 4-unit, 8-unit, and 12-unit apartment buildings before ultimately focusing on commercial real estate. He now specializes in retail strip centers and has a keen eye for identifying high-value investment opportunities.
 
 As the founder and managing partner of 507 Capital, Zach is responsible for acquisitions and asset management. He takes great pride in creating value for his investors by leveraging his deep understanding of the real estate market and his extensive network of industry contacts.
 
Connect with Zach
Website: 507 Capital
LinkedIn: Zach Alms
 
Connect with us
If you’re a busy professional who wants to know more about growing your wealth through real estate, contact us at TheFortressCapital.com  
Website: Surgeon Syndicate
LinkedIn: Michael McManus
Instagram: @michaelmcmanusp
Facebook: Michael McManus

Monday Jul 08, 2024

Moving can be one of life's most stressful events, but it doesn't have to be. In this episode, we dive into an epic moving journey as we share hilarious stories, practical advice, and valuable insights to make your relocation as seamless as possible. Whether you're a seasoned mover or tackling your first big relocation, this guide is packed with expert advice to save you time, stress, and money. 
 
What you’ll learn from this episode
Unexpected challenges people face when relocating 
Why it’s vital to plan early and declutter before a move
How to handle moving logistics creatively and cost-effectively
The value of community support and having reliable friends during a move
Pro tips on moving insurance and protecting your belongings
 
Resources mentioned in this episode 
Upwork
Facebook Marketplace 
Excelstra 
GoBundance 
 
Connect with us
If you’re a busy professional who wants to know more about growing your wealth through real estate, contact us at TheFortressCapital.com  
Website: Surgeon Syndicate
LinkedIn: Michael McManus
Instagram: @michaelmcmanusp
Facebook: Michael McManus

Friday Jul 05, 2024

Dive into the world of off-market real estate transactions with Micah Nicholes as he shares his expertise in identifying and acquiring properties before they hit the open market. Find out the benefits of off-market deals, practical tips for managing short-term rentals, and strategies for finding the right property manager. Hit play for invaluable real estate insights!
 
What you’ll learn from this episode
USLeadList: Probate leads and the benefits of off-market properties
Why purchasing off-market properties can be more lucrative
Examples of unusual and interesting properties 
Key questions for potential investors before diving into real estate
Tips for finding the right property manager and the benefits of short-term rentals
 
About Micah Nicholes
Micah Nicholes is the President of US Lead List, specializing in providing exclusive and motivated pre-probate lead lists to real estate professionals. He focuses on helping clients increase deal flow with predictability and consistency, ensuring they access leads before anyone else. This strategy saves time and marketing costs and significantly boosts ROI and bottom-line profits. Operating discreetly, the US Lead List ensures clients can engage leads confidently without concern that opportunities have passed. Micah’s company partners with various real estate investors, brokers, agents, and wholesalers to enhance their business outcomes.
 
Connect with Micah 
Website: USLeadList
LinkedIn: Micah Nicholes
Facebook: Micah Nicholes
Email: micah@usleadlist.com
 
Connect with us
If you’re a busy professional who wants to know more about growing your wealth through real estate, contact us at TheFortressCapital.com  
Website: Surgeon Syndicate
LinkedIn: Michael McManus
Instagram: @michaelmcmanusp
Facebook: Michael McManus

Wednesday Jul 03, 2024

Join us for an insightful episode with Micah Nicholes as he shares his journey from a challenging childhood to becoming a successful real estate investor and business owner. Learn new innovative strategies in real estate, the value of perseverance, and how you can balance entrepreneurship with family life. So, better dial in now!
 
What you’ll learn from this episode
Micah's journey into real estate and entrepreneurship
The advantages and challenges of 'school of hard knocks' education
Strategies for integrating death data with real estate ownership 
How to effectively balance family life and running a business
Importance of perseverance and adaptability in achieving success
 
About Micah Nicholes
Micah Nicholes is the President of US Lead List, specializing in providing exclusive and motivated pre-probate lead lists to real estate professionals. He focuses on helping clients increase deal flow with predictability and consistency, ensuring they access leads before anyone else. This strategy saves time and marketing costs and significantly boosts ROI and bottom-line profits. Operating discreetly, the US Lead List ensures clients can engage leads confidently without concern that opportunities have passed. Micah’s company partners with various real estate investors, brokers, agents, and wholesalers to enhance their business outcomes.
 
Connect with Micah 
Website: USLeadList
LinkedIn: Micah Nicholes
Facebook: Micah Nicholes
Email: micah@usleadlist.com
 
Connect with us
If you’re a busy professional who wants to know more about growing your wealth through real estate, contact us at TheFortressCapital.com  
Website: Surgeon Syndicate
LinkedIn: Michael McManus
Instagram: @michaelmcmanusp
Facebook: Michael McManus

Friday Jun 28, 2024

Do you want to uncover the secret that separates successful real estate investors from the rest? Join us as we delve into the concept of perseverance in the real estate journey, especially during market shifts and personal transitions. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just starting, discover how one trait can be your most powerful asset in navigating the ever-changing real estate landscape.
 
What you’ll learn from this episode
The impact of changing interest rates on real estate deals
Key differences between artificially low and normal interest rate environments
The importance of perseverance in the real estate market
How to maintain motivation and adaptability in uncertain times
Strategies for finding and working with motivated sellers
 
Connect with us
If you’re a busy professional who wants to know more about growing your wealth through real estate, contact us at TheFortressCapital.com  
Website: Surgeon Syndicate
LinkedIn: Michael McManus
Instagram: @michaelmcmanusp
Facebook: Michael McManus

Wednesday Jun 26, 2024

In the second half of our conversation with Trevor McGregor, he shares the mindset shifts that helped him thrive in the industry, specifically discussing the fear of change, the role of identity in high performance, and the practical steps doctors can take to get started in real estate. Get ready for a dose of motivation and actionable strategies to build a life of financial freedom and balance.
 
What you’ll learn from this episode
The significance of aligning your identity with multiple income streams 
Challenges and strategies in shifting from traditional investments to real estate
Why it’s vital to have tough conversations with financial planners and spouses
Benefits of diversified investment portfolios in mitigating risk
Practical advice for doctors starting their journey in real estate investing
 
About Trevor McGregor 
Trevor McGregor is the founder of Trevor McGregor International. He is a Master Platinum Coach and Business Mentor who has done well in over 25,000 coaching sessions with people from all walks of life. He’s worked with Fortune 500 Executives, High-level Real Estate Investors, Entrepreneurs, Doctors, Attorneys, World-class Athletes, and even Olympians. 
 
He is a high-level 7-figure Business Owner, Multi-Family Real Estate Investor, International Keynote Speaker, and Global Impact Investor. People from all over the world seek Trevor out for one reason and one reason only: Life-Changing Transformation. His guidance, support, and mentorship have helped several of his clients cross the 7, 8, and 9-figure business mark and move them towards what he calls “The 5 Foundational Freedoms.”
 
Connect with Trevor 
Website: Trevor McGregor International
LinkedIn: Trevor McGregor
Connect with us
If you’re a busy professional who wants to know more about growing your wealth through real estate, contact us at TheFortressCapital.com  
Website: Surgeon Syndicate
LinkedIn: Michael McManus
Instagram: @michaelmcmanusp
Facebook: Michael McManus

Monday Jun 24, 2024

Do you dream of a life filled with more adventure and flexibility? If so, welcome Trevor McGregor back to the show to share his valuable insights on achieving peak performance, overcoming resistance, and unlocking location freedom. Learn how to break free from limiting beliefs, embrace a multifaceted approach to life, and create a future that includes travel, multiple income streams, and personal fulfillment. 
 
What you’ll learn from this episode
How to identify and eliminate the obstacles preventing high performers from reaching their goals
Strategies for balancing work and travel for doctors and other professionals
Why breaking away from the familiar past help in unlocking new opportunities
The value of connecting with supportive, high-achieving peers 
How high performers manage multiple income streams and commitments.
 
Resources mentioned in this episode 
Tony Robbins
Best Ever Conference
Vikram Raya
Elaine Stageberg: MD, MHA, CEO - Black Swan Real Estate 
Nimesh Patel, M.D.
 
About Trevor McGregor 
Trevor McGregor is the founder of Trevor McGregor International. He is a Master Platinum Coach and Business Mentor who has done well in over 25,000 coaching sessions with people from all walks of life. He’s worked with Fortune 500 Executives, High-level Real Estate Investors, Entrepreneurs, Doctors, Attorneys, World-class Athletes, and even Olympians. 
 
He is a high-level 7-figure Business Owner, Multi-Family Real Estate Investor, International Keynote Speaker, and Global Impact Investor. People from all over the world seek Trevor out for one reason and one reason only: Life-Changing Transformation. His guidance, support, and mentorship have helped several of his clients cross the 7, 8, and 9-figure business mark and move them towards what he calls “The 5 Foundational Freedoms.”
 
Connect with Trevor 
Website: Trevor McGregor International
LinkedIn: Trevor McGregor
 
Connect with us
If you’re a busy professional who wants to know more about growing your wealth through real estate, contact us at TheFortressCapital.com  
Website: Surgeon Syndicate
LinkedIn: Michael McManus
Instagram: @michaelmcmanusp
Facebook: Michael McManus

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