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Blue Lake Capital's 10 Most Popular Articles of 2022

For many of us, 2022 has been a blur. It's certainly been another interesting year, to say the least.

In a year of major news stories including the war in the Ukraine, mid-term elections, upheaval in the crypto markets and so much more, probably nothing has taken the spotlight in the second half of they year more than rising interest rates, inflation, and the economy as a whole.

We've discussed a lot of the events in the world around us and the impact they can have on multifamily real estate investing. So, before we move on to the bright possibilities of 2023, we wanted to take a moment to look back on 2022 through the lens of the most popular blog posts on BlueLake- this year.

If you invest in real estate, you probably heard the terms “return on capital” and “return of capital,” which are sometimes mistakenly used interchangeably.

In this article, we will break down Return on Capital and Return of Capital, explain why they are both important, and go over all of the key differences and how they impact your return as an investor.

Many feel they lack control over their future and are extremely exposed to whatever comes next. The need to take control over your life and have a stable and reliable income is bringing many to consider transitioning to real estate as a full-time career.

Here, we share the tools to get started as a full-time real estate investor and how you can best use them to assess the possibility of taking the plunge into the world of commercial real estate.

In my career, I have been fortunate enough to participate in multifamily syndication deals, many of which are worth tens of millions of dollars. I've have had great success with these investments, but if it weren’t for the inspiration of brilliant real estate investors who came before me, I may have never gotten to the level that I am at now.

This article looks at some of the top real estate investors that I look up to and what I have learned from each of them.

When it comes to identifying thriving markets, there is no crystal ball or methodology to ensure a guaranteed “winner”. However, there are fundamental principles and common-sense data to evaluate, which includes supply vs demand, employment rates, job growth, cost of living, and more.

Here, we took at which markets, at the moment, appeared to have the most promising futures for investors in 2022.

This article was published in September of '21 but cracks the top 5 on our blog in '22, certainly driven by the sharp increase in rates we've seen since then.

As we said at the time, "Increasing interest rates are often perceived as a bad thing for the real estate investing market. However, the truth is that there are a number of key "pros" for increasing interest rates. In this blog, I break down the most important pros and cons that you need to be aware of regarding rising interest rates.

Knowing which U.S. cities have the highest inflation rates is one of the demographic factors that can help you make more informed real estate investment decisions

Here, we took at look at 10 of the top U.S. cities with the highest inflation rates according to data from The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

It seems that everyone who makes profits on investments, whether the profits are from stock sales, commercial real estate or any other investment would be in line to pay taxes.

However, thanks to the IRS, investors in multifamily property are often able pay little to no taxes on their profits.

Scaling your passive income streams is one of the absolute best ways to build wealth. However, despite the fact that growing passive income streams can be tremendously beneficial for increasing your wealth, many people struggle to scale their passive income streams successfully.

After reading this blog, you should be able to start taking action to increase your cash flow and start reaching the higher levels of wealth that you deserve.

The war in Ukraine, has already had vast social, economic, and political consequences around the world. Here, we gave some predictions on how the Russian-Ukraine war might impact the housing market.

So ,there you have it. Our readers seem to offer a good reflection of what's happening across the world, economy and real estate industry as a whole with popular topics ranging from Inflation, interest rates, passive income, the Russia-Ukraine war and transitioning to real estate full time.

Despite all of the challenges, 2022 has been an incredibly successful and rewarding year at Blue Lake Capital We've continued to keep our deal flow active and acquire new assets, we've tried to be nimble in adjusting our models and it's been exciting to see our business and team continue to grow.

Our success wouldn't be possible without all of our fantastic investors, team members and partners, and I'm looking forward to even bigger things in 2023 so stay tuned.

As always, be well, be strong, and keep pushing forward!

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About Ellie Perlman

Ellie is the founder of Blue Lake Capital, a commercial real estate investment firm specializing in multifamily investing throughout the United States. At Blue Lake Capital, Ellie partners with both institutional and individual investors to grow their wealth by achieving double-digit returns by investing alongside her in exclusive multifamily deals they usually don't have access to.

A defining factor of Blue Lake Capital’s strategy is founded in utilizing machine learning/artificial intelligence throughout the course of all acquisitions and asset management. This advanced technology enables the company to produce accurate and data-driven forecasting for all assets on a market, property, and even tenant basis. In doing so, Blue Lake is able to lead commercial investments with the full capabilities of today’s technology.

Ellie is the host of REady2Scale, a podcast that highlights the assets, processes, and strategies for the multiple approaches to successful real estate investing.

She started her career as a commercial real estate lawyer, leading real estate transactions for one of Israel’s leading development companies. Later, as a property manager for Israel’s largest energy company, she oversaw properties worth over $100MM. Additionally, Ellie is an experienced entrepreneur who helped build and scale companies by improving their business operations.

Ellie holds a Masters in Law from Bar-Ilan University in Israel and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

You can read more about Blue Lake Capital and Ellie Perlman at


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