Why You Should Invest in Mobile Home Parks with Ferd Niemann


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Ferd Niemann is a mobile home park owner, operator, and lawyer, as well as a real estate investor, financial analyst, entrepreneur, and attorney whose career has focused on a myriad of areas of real estate. His experience includes mobile home park investments and turnarounds, retail development and redevelopment, residential investments, and real estate law. Before starting his own firm - The MHP Lawyer - Ferd practiced law at a top Kansas City firm focusing on economic development incentives, public finance, property tax assessments, redevelopment, land use, and zoning. Through his experience analyzing deals and sitting on Tax Increment Financing Commissions, Ferd has developed a critical eye for solving problems and navigating government processes.

[00:01 - 06:18] Mobile Home Park Lawyer

  • Let’s get to know Ferd Niemann
  • Ferd talks about his unique name suffix
  • Mobile Home Parks, a new popular asset

[06:19 - 19:59] Why You Should Invest in Mobile Home Parks

  • Why People Choose Mobile Home Parks Less
  • Ferd shares the story of how he started with mobile home parks
  • Artificial Blockage of Development
    • Why the government do not like mobile home parks
    • Affordable Housing
    • Mobile home parks are not subsidized

[20:00 - 22:36] Investing on Mobile Home Parks

  • Ferd’s advice to aspiring mobile home park investors
  • A combination of syndications and personally-owned MHP
  • Getting deals and finding opportunities

[22:37 - 30:41] THE FINAL FOUR:

  • What's the worst job that you ever had?
    • Painting fences and dorm rooms
    • A real estate development project with a bad boss
  • What's a book you've read that has given you a paradigm shift?
  • What is a skill or talent that you would like to learn?
    • Learn Spanish
  • What does success mean to you?
    • Reaching your own potential
    • Get to Heaven
  • Putting actions behind your words
  • Connect with Ferd. Links available below

Tweetable Quotes:

“It seems like mobile home parks could be the solution to affordable housing.” - Ferd Niemann

“Figure out what your role is going to be. If you want to be the worker bee, go find a park.” - Ferd Niemann

Connect with Ferd through ferd@themhplawyer.com or LinkedIn. Check out www.themobilehomelawyer.com and take another look at mobile home parks as the future of affordable housing.

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